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Location
Fort Worth, TX
Undergrads
8,145
Tuition
$34,590
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Academics: We have some phenomenal professors at TCU, however sometimes there are professors who are here that need to not have their tenor. Though they are few and far between.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The workload is manageable as long as you stay on top of your work.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: The workload can be stressful at times, but that is typical at any college

Professors are generally helpful

There are a lot of study abroad opportunities

Freshman get the last pick at registering for classes, which can be frustrating

4 College Freshman

Academics: It very competitive, but I feel the professor are very supportive toward the student's goals.

3 College Freshman

Academics: I guess it's pretty average once you figure out what you want to do. The academic advising is terrible; if you don't exactly follow the normal track then you get shuffled off to other advisers, none of which are really helpful

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 19th
    Best Technology in the Classroom
  • 150th
    Professors Most Interested in Classes
  • 201st
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 209th
    Best Course Variety
  • 245th
    Best Registration Process

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Marley Hutchinson
Hometown
Greenwood Village, CO
Major
Advertising
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The professors seem to know what they are doing at TCU,
and they understand how to teach, except for a few exceptions. With accessible and mostly understandable teachers, there is an emphasis on the learning process and an ease to its progression. Small classes create an intimate setting between professors and students, which makes the whole learning process more personal.

Like any college or university, there is some variety in the quality of professors here. Most TCU professors take an active interest in their students' performances and are willing to help them succeed. Less personable professors are generally the exception, though, most students will encounter them at some point.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
13:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
544
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
233
Total FT Faculty
564
Faculty with Terminal Degree
86%
Average Faculty Salary
$88,570
Full-Time Retention Rate
90%
Part-Time Retention Rate
100%
Transfer-Out Rate
20%
Graduation Rate
75%
Programs/Majors Offered
110
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 Students: 42%
  • 20 to 49 Students: 50%
  • 50 or More Students: 8%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: Yes
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • AddRan College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Brite Divinity School
  • College of Communication
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Health and Human Sciences
  • College of Science and Engineering
  • Neely School of Business
  • School of Education
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Certificate
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Accounting: 3%
  • Business Administration and Management: 3%
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication: 3%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 3%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Best Places to Study
  • Library
  • Reading Room in the student center
Tips to Succeed
  • Ask around about professors before you take their classes.
  • Buy your books early.
  • Make a schedule. Even if you don't stick by it, it is a good thing to have.
  • Never make a friend a roommate, but do your best to make a roommate your friend.
  • You should get to school early for a good parking spot. There are a lot of cars, and parking is somewhat limited.
Did You Know?
  • TCU is constantly renovating to keep up with the broadening academic goals of its student body. Of nine schools, 106 majors are offered in such varying fields as fashion design, kinesiology, advertising, and theater.
  • TCU's mascot, the Horned Frog, is actually a lizard. It has been the mascot of TCU since 1897-before the University changed its name to Texas Christian University.
  • It is tradition to rub the nose of the Horned Frog at the center of campus for good luck.
  • TCU has an endowment of over $800 million.

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 39 responses

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Excellent
  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 34 responses

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Excellent
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

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