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

Academics: I love the Social Work major. The professors are definitely there to happily help. The workload seems to be average as well as the curriculum. I'm hoping Bass building will be remodeled in the coming years because it is very confusing to maneuver

4 College Junior

Academics: Most of the professors are great, however as with any other school there are a few negative experiences. Registering for classes is confusing and frustrating because classes will fill up very fast if you don't have an early registration time.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I am a Finance major, and it is very tough but doable. You can at least understand and justify why they make you do certain things like get Microsoft Certified and do internships etc. The professors are generally very nice and are often willing to talk one-on-one if you are having a tough time.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: The academics are very good, there is definitely a range between a major like strat-com and finance or accounting which I guess is to be expected.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: All of the academics programs are really good, and there are many excellent professors who care about their students.

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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

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 39 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 35 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 6 responses

  • 40% Rob Schieffer - CBS journalist
  • 20% LaDainian Tomlinson (did not graduate) - former NFL running back
  • 20% Andy Dolton-NFL QB
  • 10% Davey O'Brien - former NFL quarterback, Heisman winner
  • 10% Gordon England - secretary of the Navy
  • 0% Aaron Chimbel - KWTX-TV journalist

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