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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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Campus Strictness: If a student gets written up for an alcohol violation, they must pay a fine and go to the counseling center. Also, if you are caught with alcohol off campus and you are underage, you can get written up for an MIP (minor in possession).

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Campus Strictness: Campus police are supposedly very strict. In reality, no one cares.

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Campus Strictness: They are very strict about drugs-you will get expelled from school if you're caught with them. They're less strict about alcohol. You aren't supposed to have it with you, but if caught, it's like a $100 fine.

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Campus Strictness: They're very strict if you get caught, but I know that a lot of kids still get away with it.

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Campus Strictness: They leave people alone, for the most part, unless you are doing something stupid. They do their jobs quite well, and are not there to pester the students, but to maintain their well-being.

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Campus Strictness: Get caught once with a drink and it's $150, an alcohol class, a workshop, or 30 hours of community service.

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Campus Strictness: Drinking is not strictly enforced. Every once in awhile, they do the MIPs but, other than that, they are not strict. They are strict with drugs, but it's so easy to find your substance of choice.

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Parking: There is a major shortage of parking spots that are convenient for upperclassmen whose classes are mostly on the far side of campus.

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Parking: TCU has had a problem with parking. However, they have gone to great lengths to try to fix the situation. We now have two shuttle buses from one area of parking that is off of main campus.

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Parking: It is not easy to park! I have to get to school an hour before my class starts just so I can find parking in time! Often, the parking is so far away that it's really bothersome to walk, especially in this hot Texas weather!

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Parking: Parking is hell. The freshmen lot is 1,000 freaking miles away, and there's never any parking anywhere that's even somewhat decent.

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Parking: It's very hard to park. But during the week, you don't really need to do a lot of driving. There's a lot near the campus within walking distance. On the weekends, parking is much easier.

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Parking: Many people complain about parking in the freshmen parking lot.

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Parking: If you have an 8 a.m. class, no problem. It's not too bad at 9 a.m., but anything after 9 a.m. you better forget about. The biggest complaint I have about TCU is their parking-it sucks!

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Parking: Parking, in general, is very difficult; a lot of spots have been taken out and there are too many people on campus with cars. For the most part, you really don't need a car while you're here. Buses go through regularly, and there's always someone else going to the same place that you are-it's called carpooling.

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Transportation: There are shuttles that run every 15 minutes that take you to main campus and east campus, so you don't have to walk to class.

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Transportation: There are bus stops right near the University. Most of what you need, however, is within walking distance.

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Transportation: It's pretty convenient if you want to get around Fort Worth alone. Even then, I hope that your destination is near the bus stop. They now have a single DART Rail that runs into Dallas, which has a rail network of its own. So, at least there's that connection. You can use it only during the day, though, I think.

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Transportation: Taxis, the DART Rail, and buses are easy to come by if you need transportation.

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Transportation: TCU does have a shuttle bus system that runs throughout campus. Students also walk, ride bikes and scooters, and use roller skates to get around.

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Transportation: Transportation is not very good here. I wouldn't rely on it at all. Many people bring their own cars, so if you don't bring one, someone you know will have one.

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Transportation: You don't really need to get around town that much. Everything from grocery stores to salons are all within walking distance. Most people have cars, so even if you don't, you can always get a ride if you need to go somewhere far.

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Weather: The weather is hot during August, but toward the end of September, it starts to cool down. By November it's downright chilly. The coldest time is in late January, but in April it starts to warm up again.

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Weather: I'd recommend jeans and T-shirts for the majority of the fall semester, and maybe a light jacket, as well. When it starts to cool off, that's when you need to break out the winter clothes. February is especially cold. I've been here for two years, and it's snowed every February.

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Weather: It's rainy here. I'm from the desert, so I'm not used to it raining as much as it does here. An umbrella is a must.

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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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