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Reviews 1166 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Junior

Academics: As an international student, it is hard to earn a full tuition scholarship from any school in U.S.A. However, I just took the math competition and I got the full tuition scholarship for two years and my friends did, too. Do you image it? Texas Christian University is a private school; its tuition is $32,400 per year, but we do not need to pay any for tuition. It is good deal for only a challenge, math competition. Especially, Texas Christian University does not favor U.S. citizens more than international students. It gives fairly chances for anybody interested in this school. I love it. Thank you.

5 College Junior

Facilities: I am an International student; therefore, I always need extra help from faculties. TCU faculty is extremely nice and helpful. Especially, international admission, such as Mrs. Karen Scott, and her husband, director of financial aid department are really nice. Moreover, International office (Mr. Jame English, academic avidsors (Dr. Neilson)and professors are always willing to help us. Thank you.

4 College Junior

Athletics: I watched TCU football team playing. It is a good team. I like it. I can see people around me wearing TCU uniform because of love to TCU football. In addition, this school have a variety of sport kinds you can join in.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Have to Wait for Second Semester – you pretty much spend your first semester looking at the options there are, but once you're in, its pretty easy to apply for a scholarship since theres so many available

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Lots of Choices – very nice. many choices where each individual student can find his/herself in the kind of interaction that they may be looking for

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Guys and Girls Interaction – the atmosphere is really relaxed, guys and girls are very friendly, specially if you are a horn frog member, the university has a great football team where all the armory falls in place

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5 College Junior

Weather: Snow Days on the Reg – As little as an inch of snow is usually enough to get school cancelled for a day or two. Every year there since I've been here there has been at least one joke snow day.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: Always Something Going on – There are tons of things going on, but if you aren't Greek then your options are more limited. Greek organizations will hold mixers where they rent out a club. These mixers are often open to the student body so usually there'll be one huge party that everyone's at. House parties are good but very split between Greek and non.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Nothing Special, but Nothing Terrible – There's nothing here to blow you away, but school is close to the downtown district which has all the fancy amenities. Nearby is Dutch's and Red Cactus, which are both great options. Also close is Fuzzy's and Old Rips, which are great places to hang out as well as eat.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: TCU was a great school for me to explore myself. I learned a lot being here in many different ways that do not pertain to my school life. It was what surrounded it that was the biggest learning experience.

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5 College Senior

Athletics: Athletics at TCU is a really awesome scene. TCU recently won a major BCS, and the increasing amount of athletic individuals are turning up.

2 College Senior

Diversity: Lots of White Students – Greek life rules at TCU and it is difficult to find individuals that are willing to mingle with internationals. Foreigners and Americans do not generally get along that well.

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2 College Junior

Scholarships: Good, but Could Be Better – Aid for TCU only happens when you apply to the school. They have a few scholarships here and there during your time at TCU, but the biggest chunk of your aid comes once you receive your acceptance letter. Also -- TCU constantly increases their tuition. Keep that in mind when you are factoring the cost of the campus. Tuition could increase by $2000 over 4 years, but your financial aid will stay the same.

1 College Junior

Parking: I love TCU, but I hate the parking. There are just not enough spaces! The worst part is that every time you turn around, TCU has converted a parking lot for another building on campus. Also the signs near TCU about parking are horrible! I can never understand if I'm allowed to park in the lot or not. It is confusing and frustrating.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Fort Worth Is the BEST – Fort Worth is the best city someone could go to college in. It's not this scary big city like most major universities are in. There are tons of things to do -- Billy Bob's on Thursday, Movie Tavern on 7th Street, Hulen Mall is close by. Fort Worth has everything you could possibly need, but the safe and comfortable environment to go with it

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Policies Aren't Bad – The policies at TCU aren't too strict, just enough to maintain order and a respectful atmosphere.

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: The facilities on campus are great. They feel modern, while still maintaining a traditional exterior.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Very Safe – The campus and the downtown Fort Worth area feel extremely safe, even at nighttime.

5 College Freshman

Computers: TONS OF COMPUTERS. There is always a free on in the library, and they let you check out laptops whenever you need one.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: The main thing that sets TCU apart from any other school is the campus. TCU has beautiful buildings and landscaping; any other school looks boring compared to ours.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: No Diverse Clothing – At TCU the guy to girl ratio is finally evening out. There has always been more girls to guys. The upcoming freshman class is the first class to have a 50:50 ratio. As soon as you walk on campus you can tell that greek life is huge. Tons of sorority/fraternity shirts and the majority of the guys dress the same. Khaki shorts, button up shirt, sperries. Very attractive student body.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The majority of the professors that I have had at TCU have been phenomenal! They really want students to succeed and take an interest in their personal success. There are a few professors that aren't very good and you're stuck teaching yourself the curriculum, but those are few and far between. Registration is really simple. It's done by your overall credit hours, and there usually isn't a problem getting into a class if it's full. Overall, the academics at TCU are fantastic.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: This school, literally is about 80% greek life. Just about every event surround greek life. Rush is a huge event, most people make their friends there and don't typically go looking outside their sorority or fraternity to find new people. Everday you will see them together in the BLUU or just on campus wearing their letters, shirts, posting flyers about events everything. So if that's really not your thing, don't attend. I personally didn't care either way about it.

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1 College Sophomore

Diversity: TCU has come A LOOOOOOOOOONG way from how it used to be and minorities are steadily increasing yearly but for the most part this school is lacking. You really don't get the cultural feel unless and event is put on or something like that. If your looking to see a different face, culture, background, race every time you turn around, you're looking at the wrong place. I suggest looking elsewhere.

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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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