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Fort Worth, TX
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8,145
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$34,590
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Average
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Overall Experience: TCU is pretty much a place where the diversity is based on exchange students. All 12 of the alternative kids have had a pretty easy time finding each other, forming individual cliques, and creating a positive environment.

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Overall Experience: I'm glad to have come here. I think that there's something for everyone, if you know what it is you're looking for. The size is nice, the town is nice, and the people are nice. I've really enjoyed the time I've spent here.

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Overall Experience: I like TCU. I do wish that I was at NYU, but I don't mind going here (it was my second-choice). It's really expensive, and I'm really poor, and it doesn't give me much aid. I still like it, I guess. The teachers are nice, the classes are relatively small, and it's close to home.

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Overall Experience: I absolutely love it here! I couldn't have asked for a better school experience.

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Overall Experience: I love TCU! I have had the best experience I could imagine! From what friends from high school have said about their colleges, I know that I made the best decision! I truly enjoy everything about TCU and I show it off in my purple logos all the time!

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Overall Experience: I love TCU and I didn't want to go there at first. I actually followed a guy there, but now I love it. I am the feature twirler there, and the school really has a very diverse population, but you can find a place to fit in.

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Overall Experience: I love both TCU and Fort Worth. If I find a job there, I plan to live in Fort Worth when I graduate. I have no desire to be anywhere else at all. Although it is a Christian school, nothing is forced upon anyone. You are required to take one religion class, which is either Bible or World Religions, and those are both just awesome classes.

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Overall Experience: I've loved my experience at TCU. Fort Worth has about half of a million people living in it, but it is very suburban and quiet. I think the best thing about TCU is the faculty. They really love to teach, and they will work with you if you have problems. It's an aesthetically pleasing campus, complete with domesticated squirrels and Oak trees.

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Academics: I like the teachers, for the most part. I've only been in a couple of the really huge lecture-hall classes, and even then the teachers were entertaining.

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Academics: Most of the teachers are very helpful. They are easily accessible outside of class and seem to have a genuine concern for your education. My department is very small; there are about eight faculty members. Each year we have a dinner at one of the professors' houses-that's how close we all are!

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Academics: Well, teachers here can be hit or miss. Even taking upper-division courses in my major, marketing and finance, I had some great teachers and some who honestly shouldn't even teach high school. That is more the exception, but you will probably average a poor teacher for at least one class each semester. Teachers are always fair and usually friendly.

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Academics: It depends on which class you take. Most are very willing to help you outside of class, offer you insight on how to improve, and love talking to you. You get that `special one' every once in awhile that could really care less.

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Academics: The teachers that I have encountered at TCU have all been very supportive and very reasonable. I haven't come across any `I am mightier than thou, bow down in awe before my massive PhD' type of professors that you hear about or see on TV.

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Academics: The teachers at TCU are pretty decent, but it seems like a lot of them leave for other opportunities. The foreign language teachers seem especially great.

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Academics: All the classes are small enough, and you can easily talk with your professors. The professors are very personable, and it isn't scary talking to them at all. This is definitely a positive thing about TCU, and something that drew me to it.

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Academics: Teachers really vary depending on the subject. You're going to have some that are really tough, and others that aren't so bad. I found my professors to be very friendly and helpful. They were very adamant about letting us know they were there if we needed assistance.

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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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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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