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Diversity: If you are looking for diversity, do not come to TCU. TCU is not nearly as diverse as it would like to be.

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Diversity: TCU is a predominately Caucasian school. But TCU is doing their best to incorporate more minorities into their school. Being a minority, it is important that a school is diverse, because everyone can learn about different backgrounds, and it is very interesting to learn where people come from-well, to me anyways.

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Nightlife: I haven't been to many on-campus parties, but the bar scene is pretty nice. The local bars like Scooner's, the Pub, the Cellar, andthe Moon are all hangouts for most TCU students (who are of age, of course).

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Nightlife: Right across the street, there are two great local TCU places, the Pub and Scooner's. Both are a ton of fun, but they are small and everyone crams into them. They are supposed to be 21 and over, but they tend to be pretty relaxed about that rule. Another place about a half block away is the Aardvark, which has great music and is 18 and over. Downtown also has tons of stuff, like a great comedy club called Four Day Weekend, sports bars, and the Library. You also have your local Texas stuff such as Billy Bob's.

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Nightlife: The Pub, and Scooner's are right across from campus-those are the bars where most TCU students hang out. However, the bars downtown are also fun (the Library, Fox'n'Hound). There aren't usually parties on campus, but there are house parties going on all the time.

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Nightlife: I haven't gone to a campus party. And I don't hang out in bars and clubs in Fort Worth, but in Dallas, they are good. Deep Ellum is the place to be. I, specifically, am fond of the Lizard Lounge.

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Nightlife: The parties are usual, like everywhere else-loud music and all. I haven't really visited the clubs or bars.

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Nightlife: You just find your own place. But everyone goes to Billy Bob's.

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Greek Life: Greek life is a major part of TCU. You don't have to be a member the whole time you are at TCU, but it is definitely the best way to meet people.

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Greek Life: About 38 percent of the school is Greek. Sometimes, it feels like more because a lot of the people who are Greek are also involved in other organizations on campus. We have 10 Panhellenic sororities, 10 national IFC fraternities, local sororities and fraternities, national ethnic fraternities and sororities, and a Christian sorority and fraternity.

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Greek Life: Greek life dominates the social scene, definitely. I want no part of it, though. Thank you.

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Greek Life: Greek life is everywhere. You can't avoid it-it's just everywhere. It doesn't dominate the social scene because, like Greek housing, it's got a life of its own-off campus, separate from all the non-Greeks.

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Greek Life: In terms of Greek life, I recommend going through rush, because TCU is definitely a Greek campus. I am in a sorority, and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be in one on a big campus, but I like it here. Many of my friends are in my sorority, and I'm not sure I would've met them without it. I have quite a few friends who aren't in a sorority or fraternity, and they enjoy it as well.

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Greek Life: For guys, being in a frat is almost necessary, but for girls, it isn't anywhere near necessary. I am not in a sorority, and I still have an awesome time because any girl can get into any fraternity party. In fact, some of the frat guys I know say it's cool I'm not in a sorority, because I am more open-minded toward the frats.

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Greek Life: Well, Greek life is pretty big at TCU. I'm not in a frat, but many of my friends are. You don't have to join a sorority to fit in. I rushed Sigma Epsilon, but didn't actually finish. I have too much going on with my band, hockey, engineering, and Air Force. Greek life is fun, but keep in mind it's not cheap.

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Greek Life: TCU is definitely a Greek campus. It really dominates the scene. I'm not a part of it, but never felt left out or felt any pressure to join. If you want to be Greek, I recommend TCU. If you don't want to be Greek, but still are thinking about TCU, don't let the Greek factor deter you from choosing it.

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Marley Hutchinson
Greenwood Village, CO
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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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