Location
Fort Worth, TX
Undergrads
8,145
Tuition
$34,590
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1166 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The school isn't too strict from grade requirements to visitation hours, which I believe is a good thing. But the parking strictness is not the best thing. Quite frustrating actually.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The student involvement is probably one of the worst things at TCU. It's not terrible, but its potential should be so much higher. All of our sports teams, with the exception of men's basketball, win a majority of their games. No, we're pretty lacking in national championships, but we've got plenty of conference championships. Football did have one of their best seasons in history, and we did sell out two of our games, but with the population of Fort Worth (about 900K and growing) and the quality of our football team, we should have had at least a few more sell outs. Unfortunately our marketing isn't up to par too. But that's a much tougher thing and I think we have been improving. Other than that, the facilities are solid and up to date, for the most part.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: GO GREEK! Greek life contains 65% of the undergrad population (35% of TCU population). It is awesome.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Convenience is great, but TCU does not offer finding houses. They are pretty easy to find.

2 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Everyone is very preppy, and they all dress the same. Guys are looking for one thing and so are the girls. Finding normal, genuine people can be hard, but is very possible.

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College Senior

Campus Housing: TCU has changed so much since I lived on campus, I can't judge what it is like.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: TCU is a very small school, which is very nice to me. I feel as though I know a lot of people on campus and its easier to feel apart of the community. One problem is the greek life. The majority of campus is in the greek life and it tends to cause division and it can cause many people to feel left out. Also getting a job on campus or through the school is very difficult.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off-Campus Dinning – Off-campus dinning is alright. It can be very expensive and there aren't any vegetarian or vegan options on campus. Also there aren't any restaurants that are either Mexican food or American food. So the variety is very low.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: The computer labs at TCU are very few. I know our school is small compared to others but there aren't labs in every building. Also connecting to the wireless service from your computer is very hard. It can go very slow and can be a hindrance

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: For on campus I do not think we should have to pay $2,000 a semester! Living off campus I do not spend nearly that much. The east side of campus needs more food options too!

4 College Junior

Facilities: Great rec center! Library could use some updating! The commons are pretty too.

3 College Junior

Academics: Most Professors are excellent but the advising at TCU is awful and inadequate. Certain majors are clearly favored like the business school while schools like education receive little recognition for great achievements. The campus is pretty but that money could be used more to give scholarship money to students, like me, who have an excellent GPA and have 9 siblings in college!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Its Pretty Good – Once you get to know the right people and proffesors the campus becomes a great place

5 College Sophomore

Weather: Its Texas – The weather is fine, but its Texas. It is going to run the full range of weather options.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Alcohol is definitly the drug of choice for TCU students, both of age and below. The most popular drug is marijuanna which can be prevelant depending on the people you are around.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Overall Great – I've loved my time at TCU and I don't think I would have had such a great experience anywhere else. People can say what they wanted but I've had an amazing college experience and I wouldn't trade it for the world

1 College Senior

Diversity: Not Too Diverse – While TCU is probably the least diverse school I've ever seen they do try to make those who do come from diverse backgrounds feel welcome and like they belong. Most students (not all) at TCU come from white upper class families but not all do there is a mix of foreign, different race/ ethnicity and sexual orientation just not a big one.

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3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Fort Worth as a whole has a lot to do, the stockyards, arts district and downtown are all minutes away. Theres lots to do on weekends and Dallas isn't too far so concerts and sporting events are close by too. TCU can be seen as preppy and all about greek life, I can't say thats not true but if you look past that you'll see there is more to campus life than frat parties.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Cost and Overview – The dorms are expensive and it can be a hassle to work with housing to get in the right spot, but there are a lot of options and the RAs are usually a lot of help. The commons are very nice

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Good School Overall – The campus is awesome, lots of stuff to do. Just a minute from downtown. Classes are hard and parking here is a pain. Public transportation is enough to get around. Students are great, easy to get with. Bad thing is when it comes to money, this school is a b****. tons of money for tuition and you don't get what you paid for.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Classes Are Strict, but the Dorms Are a Lil Easier – Many classes take attendance, some will deduce points from your final grade for not showing up. The dorms are easier, just don't get caught and you will be fine. It's also a good idea to be friend with the RAs

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Not Busy but Not Too Quiet – There are a few people walking from/toward the library during weekdays. Drunk people at nearby fast food restaurants are often to see. Most of the students stay up late. After midnight, it is easy to find people at the cafe, fast food restaurant and the library. There are parties at night, not too often, there are bars and clubs right by campus, busy every night

4 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Typical Texas weather, it's usually very nice especially Spring and Fall and only snows/ices a few times a year

3 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Terrible Parking – There are buses that take you from one side of campus to the other. Parking is not good, but parking passes are relatively cheap compared to other schools and they have Froggy 5-0 to transport (especially) girls at night so they don't have to walk by themselves

5 College Sophomore

Computers: Very Technological – all the buildings have computers and internet, you can even rent laptops at the library. Very useful and easy access to get to one.

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Marley Hutchinson
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Most students at TCU are pleased with their education and the opportunities presented to them. While diversity continues to be an issue on campus, strong academics, good facilities, and countless organizations play a larger role in student life. To most students, TCU offers a strong academic foundation in a lively setting. Fort Worth and Dallas provide endless entertainment, while campus police and Froggie Five-O do their best to protect and serve the students on TCU’s campus. Students have a wide variety of living options, providing them with a great environment while earning their educations.

Don't be fooled by the name: TCU isn’t a stuffy church school. It’s a place where students are encouraged to try new things and branch out. A few numerous organizations—Greek ones in particular—tend to discriminate between social groups, but the overall student body is quite friendly. Academically, students are eager to learn, and a small student-faculty ratio allows students to interact closely with each of their professors. In the long run, many TCU students truly appreciate the campus for what it is and tend to view it as an experience like no other. It sure is good to be a Horned Frog!

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