Texas Christian University

1,371 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

1,371 reviews
  • Excellent
    352
  • 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
I think what makes TCU unique is the school's focus on building a community for the students. There are a ton of ways to get involved and find an awesome community. If I could do it all over again I would still choose TCU because I love the group of people I'm surrounded with everyday, teachers who genuinely care about you and a school that is small enough for you to be someone on campus, not just a number. I love my school and I'm so happy I chose to come here!
  • College Junior
  • 5 months ago
Texas Christian University is a college like no other. If you are looking for a unique college experience, then TCU is the perfect choice for you. Although I have only been here for six months as a freshman, I have been able to gather a pretty good picture of what this school is really like. One thing I will say about this school is if you don't plan on doing Greek life do NOT come here. I love being a part of Greek life, but people are very shallow about it and will judge you if you aren't in one. One of the first questions someone will ask you is, what sorority/fraternity are you in. Two of my best friends were dropped during recruitment and said it was very difficult to find things to do, but it got better. You are a minority if not in Greek life, but if you think you can deal with it then it will be fun! Recruitment for girls is a very scary process and occurs before school officially starts so keep your eye out for that. I promise it isn't as bad as I am making it seem, but just know that when you get here all you will hear about for a long time is Greek life. However, TCU is always having something going on campus, and it truly is an amazing school. The ratio for girls and guys sucks, so don't plan on dating someone anytime soon unless you look like model. I am not trying to make this school sound superficial, because even though sometimes it may seem that way, there are also incredible people here who have so much to offer. TCU so far has really pushed me out of my comfort zone and it always looking to make everyone feel happy and proud to go here. If you are looking for a school that is unique and always has something going on...come to TCU. I promise it really is something incredible.
  • College Freshman
  • Dec 9 2015