Texas Christian University

1,370 reviews
  1. Fort Worth, TX
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Texas Christian University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Calvinist/Reformed
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Big Twelve Conference
Address
2800 S University Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76129
Website

Texas Christian University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
49%
SAT Range
1080-1280
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$31,087/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,578/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,121/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,204/ year
  • $76-110k
    $33,916/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,700/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.97 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.103 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.103 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,338Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
9%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 58 responses
Report
  • Wealthy, Friendly, Intelligent, Party- Animals
    41%
  • Wealthy, usually entitled but not always
    17%
  • All American
    16%
  • Friendly, easy going
    14%
  • Wealthy, friendly, conservative, welcoming
    5%
  • Conservative, Ignorant, Pompous, Nouveau Riche
    3%
  • Rich
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.121 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.151 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 76 responses
Report
  • Community oriented
    32%
  • Friendly
    30%
  • Greek
    20%
  • It sucks
    17%
  • Supportive
    1%

After Texas Christian University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.81 responses

Reviews

1,370 reviews
  • Excellent
    351
  • Very Good
    563
  • Average
    341
  • Poor
    58
  • Terrible
    57
Texas Christian University is a great school. The first thing you might want to consider is the financial aid the university offer. With a relatively high SAT score (more than 2000/2400) and good GPA (at around 3.7 or higher), you can get the highest academic scholarship and be admitted to the Dean's list. If you have constraint financial status, Texas Christian University is almost always generous enough to satisfy you with the need-based aid you want. Plus, its friendly environment enables students from different countries to feel completely comfortable to join in the diversity of the college community. Wherever you are from, you will be welcomed by the university Frog First's events and soon get deeply involved in the Horned Frogs. Last but not least, you won't be able to deny the school spirit. Best homecoming events, best football games, best Horned Frogs, these are what we have!
  • College Student
  • 11 months ago
The Theatre Department has a unique set up. You can pursue a BA or a BFA. Within the BFA, you can emphasize in Acting, Musical Theatre, Production, Design, or Theatre Studies. An interview/audition is required to enter the BFA program. It is a pretty selective process, involving a portfolio presentation and formal interview. You can audition here in December, or at the National United Auditions. As a student from far away, I couldn't swing the plane ticket in December. I entered as a BA student. Luckily for me, the department holds another section of interview/auditions in August for those of us who'd never gone through the process and was able to enter the BFA section without any hiccups.

The faculty is WONDERFUL. Do not be intimidated! They want you to be your fabulous selves. Do your best. Be kind. They will see your effort, and it will pay off.
  • College Freshman
  • Sep 30 2014
Overall, TCU is a very "safe" school. They try their best to make sure students feel as safe as possible. In fact, there's a whole network of emergency call stations that will directly phone the police scattered all throughout campus. The have a bright blue light on top and are situated in a way that there will always be at least one in sight while you're on campus. It's a very comforting thing! Especially when you're walking home at night. That being said, there has recently been issues with sexual assault under the influence of alcohol (a lot of people don't seem to understand what "consent" means). However, TCU is trying really hard to get this under control. Every club/organization is required to talk about it and when I was a freshman (I'm a sophomore now), all students were required to take a brief informational course on sexual harassment and assault.
  • College Sophomore
  • Sep 9 2014