Location
Fort Worth, TX
Undergrads
8,145
Tuition
$34,590
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Local Atmosphere: Fort Worth is small, clean, and kind of calm, too. There is nothing that I know of to stay away from, but not much to visit either, except for maybe some museums and downtown.

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Local Atmosphere: Fort Worth is very nice. There are other universities in the Metroplex area. I tend to stay away from the frat and sorority affairs in the Greek area of campus, but the gardens and the museum district, as well as the stockyards and the more historic areas of town are all good places to visit.

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Local Atmosphere: Fort Worth is so incredibly friendly. Everywhere you go, there is a smile waiting. Not only is there a great TCU environment, the cultural center, located near campus, is world-renowned!

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Local Atmosphere: Fort Worth is an okay town. I grew up here, so I might be biased. There are other universities in Fort Worth and the surrounding area. Downtown Fort Worth has some clubs, theatres, and parks that are neat, and Dallas isn't too far of a drive for even more clubs and concerts. People usually want to visit the Stockyards in Fort Worth. Or, if they're in Dallas, they go to the grassy knoll where Kennedy was shot.

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Local Atmosphere: When you're on campus, you feel like you're not part of the city. However, the downtown area, museum district, and historical district are only about 10 to 15 minutes away. There are places to eat, see, and fun things to do.

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Local Atmosphere: This is how it works: Fort Worth has the good bars and Dallas has the great clubs. TCU is in a city that’s big, but not too big, and you have tons of other cities to choose from. Dallas is only 30 minutes away. The majority of people are conservative.

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Local Atmosphere: Fort Worth is awesome. It has everything you might need. If not, Dallas is a mere 30 minutes away. Southern Methodist University (SMU) is in Dallas, and University of North Texas (UNT) is in Denton-both are only about 30 minutes away. The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is 20 minutes away, and there are a couple others around the Metroplex.

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Local Atmosphere: There is so much to see and do within Fort Worth and the entire area. There's the Botanical Gardens, Water Gardens, stockyards, museums, pro sports teams, a ton of concerts, and so much more to see and do. If you do decide to attend TCU, I would recommend attending a Frog Camp like Casa Nueva B. You will learn your way around the city and so much about the area.

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Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe for a moment here. The presence of the TCU security is welcomed. They will give you a ride if it's raining or late at night-they are so nice!

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Health & Safety: I have never felt afraid to be on my campus. We have our own police force that is out 24-hours a day and is very helpful. We also have a student-run organization called `Froggie Five-0.' It runs from sundown to 1 a.m., seven days a week. Ladies can call the TCU Police and ask for a Froggie Five-0 escort, and a male student in a golf cart will pick them up and take them wherever they need to go on campus.

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Health & Safety: I've never had a problem, and I don't hear about them really. There are emergency phones, and it's relatively well lit. The campus police are always driving around giving people parking tickets, so at least they're keeping the cars safe.

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Health & Safety: I've never felt threatened on campus. I used to have a job for the school paper that required me to walk from my dorm to work, and then back again-sometimes very late at night. I never felt like I had to be overly cautious, or fear for my life or anything like that. I've always felt safe.

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Health & Safety: I feel fairly safe. The police seem to keep tabs on thefts and other incidents, and Froggie Five-0 helps keep us ladies safe at night.

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Health & Safety: The security on the TCU campus is very good. If at anytime you feel uncomfortable where you are on campus, the security guards or Froggie Five-0 will escort you to your destination free of charge. There are also special blue-light lampposts around the campus to contact Security, if you are in need of assistance.

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Health & Safety: I felt safe living on campus until two girls were raped in a nearby apartment building. However, I live in an apartment building that has 24-hour security and gates, so I feel a lot safer. TCU certainly doesn't have abnormal safety issues, though.

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Computers: The computer network is mediocre. The computer labs are crowded weekdays at night, but they're otherwise fine. Having a personal computer is not exactly necessary, but it's always recommended.

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Computers: Bring your own computer, simply because it's so convenient. The computer labs in the library area are awesome because they're so fast, but it's just nice to be able to work from your own dorm-not a necessity.

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Computers: At TCU, the faculty and staff get in touch with students primarily through e-mail. You can survive without a computer, because we have computer labs in almost every academic building. The Internet is fast, and the computer network technicians are almost always trying to upgrade.

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Computers: The computer labs are always busy, but you don't have to wait more than a few minutes for a computer. The computers everywhere on campus are super new, and so much faster than mine at home!

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Computers: I hear the computer network is really fast, and every time I go into the computer lab, I can find a seat. However, if I lived on campus, I would still want my own computer, just to have it in my dorm.

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Computers: The network here is fast most of the time. There have been a few viruses going around, but since then it's been pretty good. Sometimes it'll go down for a while, but never for too long. The computer labs tend to be crowded, especially around lunchtime and in the early afternoon. I recommend anyone coming to TCU have his or her own computer. You could function without one, but it's definitely more convenient to have your own.

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Off-Campus Dining: There are a few good places close to the campus. Chili's, Blue Mesa, One Asia, Einstein Bros., and Boston Market are a few places in the area that a lot of people go to on the weekends, and for a break from Market Square.

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Off-Campus Dining: If you like Mexican food, you will be in heaven! My favorite Mexican food places are Uncle Julio's, Joe T. Garcias, Don Pablo's, Mi Cocina, and Blue Mesa. We also have really good cafés here like Panera, Celebrity Café, Café Express, and Central Market.

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Off-Campus Dining: It can get old, but there are plenty of good options off campus. My favorite being Rosa's, a cheap and delicious Mexican restaurant.

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Off-Campus Dining: They're good! There are all kinds of cheap places within walking distance, such as Quizno's, Subway, Boston Market, Fuzzy's Taco Shack, Jack in the Box, Smoothie King, Einstein Brother's Bagels, and more. Just a short drive down Hulen or University, and you'll find the better restaurants like Chili's, Macaroni Grill, Don Pablo's, and some of the other chains. Downtown Fort Worth has the real classy stuff, like Angeluna's, if you have money.

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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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