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4 College Freshman

Majors: 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.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: RIFF RAM BAH ZOO! Frog Pride is paramount here. We take football very seriously (it is Texas after all). A majority of the other sports are also well represented and have pretty high attendance. Sports in general are a pretty big deal here. School spirit is huge. I've never seen so much purple in my life. We like sports up north, but its nothing like this. It's crazy and intoxicating. I love it.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel completely safe on campus. I get out of rehearsals late, sometimes past 1am, and walk all the way back to Brachman Hall. If you ever feel unsafe, we have a system called Froggy 5-O girls can call. Guys(employed and checked by the University) drive golf carts around campus and drive girls home anytime from 9pm-2am. There are also shuttles that run during this time.

I wish the 5-0 wasn't just for girls. I understand that it serves their purpose that way, but I think it completely ignores the fact that there are huge numbers of guys sexually assaulted as well. They should have this safety option as well. Also, all the 5-0 drivers are guys... I guess it's supposed to make the girl feel like he can defend her if need be, but... I'd rather have a defensively trained female driver, if I'm that afraid of sexual assault to walk home, why would I get into a golf cart with a guy just because the campus says he's safe? How do they know?

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek system here is HUGE and growing every year. This year's freshman class had 992 girls rush. This was the first year girls were not guaranteed a bid and so it was much more difficult and selective. I am not a Greek. Its not my scene at all, but I know a ton of Greeks who don't fit the "stereotype". There are definitely those who do (irresponsible, cliquish, partiers, failing students), but it really depends on the house you end up in. There are plenty of wonderful people who know how to balance these things in the Greek system.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I think there's a pretty good variety around the area, and all of it is pretty close. Some of it is pretty expensive, but I expect that in college towns. It might be a cultural thing, but there are SO MANY FRIED CHICKEN places here. I just really want a good burger.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: I love the Dallas/FW area. Fort Worth is a great little city. It has everything you want in a city, but with a small town feel. Dallas is less than an hour away, so airports, transportation, city living/dining/culture is a short drive away. We have the best of both worlds. I just wish there was a more direct bus line to these areas so those of us without cars had more access.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: I think TCU is kind of middle of the road on strictness. We've been burned a few times recently for alcohol/drugs, so they're starting to crack down, but things like dorm-visitation and attendance are pretty lenient. It depends on your professors/dorm I guess.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I think for a private school, our school provides a pretty big party scene. Although, it's not necessarily the dangerous types of parties (at least not the ones I have been attending.) I think they are good for the student experience, because it's a great way to meet new people.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am apart of athletics, so of course I am partial to them, but I love our facilities, coaches, fans and of course our school spirit. Our performance has its ups and downs, but that's every sport everywhere. Overall, I love our athletics (I mean they are the reason I get to attend this school.)

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm still major-less, there is a lot of options, but hard to choose one that applies to me and my interests.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am apart of the equestrian team, I am very grateful for this opportunity. There are a lot of advantages to being an athlete, our own studying and workout facilities, although there is a lot of work that comes with it. (team workouts, practice, mandatory study hall hours, and of course class.)

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I go out often, and think our selection is great...

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love my school, living on campus isn't bad at all. It's a lot better this second year, because each of my roommates have our own room. Thus, it is very spacious and clean. The distance to class is reasonable. The social aspect of my school is awesome, there are many different groups/clubs/organizations making it easy to connect to people like your self.

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The only financial aid that I am currently receiving comes from the Equestrian Team, and it is added to my bill every semester, no hassle.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: TCU works really hard to prevent assaults, rapes, crimes and suicides. TCU is such a small community almost that we are all linked together. TCU police are great and quickly get info out about any crimes or threats in the area. That hardly ever happens because its a very nice, well-lit area and from any point on campus, you can see at least two emergency help buttons.

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5 College Junior

Local Area: Fort Worth is a perfect mix between smaller town Texas and Dallas. You'll still know people when you're walking around, but the opportunities for business and jobs are still endless. W7 is a great night scene and they are professional sports very close.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are some really great and legendary restaurants practically on campus. Dutch's and Fuzzy's both started right here. They are legendary places for great food. Pizza Snob just opened here too and its going to be a huge hit I think. McAlly's is always a great quick and fairly cheap course.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: The Greek life at TCU is a huge part of what TCU is. Most people are in one or the other and its a great outlet to meet friends and feel like you belong. You don't have to be in one though (I'm not)

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: You have many great options. PE Clark, Hays and Marion are all brand new halls that are awesome. All other halls have had recent renovations to stay relevant to other big 12 schools. You can also even live in the GrandMarc, a huge and awesome apartment complex. TCU leases them and its considered a dorm.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: Being a part of Big 12 football is amazing. It makes some of our other sports suffer, like soccer, tennis, basketball. All in all, its a great experience.

4 College Junior

Administration: They're pretty good. Chancellor is super cool, except he doesn't want a parking garage.

4 College Junior

Majors: Accounting is great. TCU doesn't have the best corps of teachers for the classes, but you will find a few good ones. Books are expensive. The jobs are numerous and you'll easily get hired. I enjoy the very fluid transition to graduate school for the Master's, and they do a great job preparing you for CPA.

5 College Junior

Majors: My internship is with Deliotte. The pay is around $26/hour with unlimited overtime. TCU made it very easy to get an internship by allowing tons and tons of firms to come on campus and having specifically accounting career fairs.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is seen as an option, but not a necessity. It is mainly good for partying and having a good time.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: For sports journalism majors in general you can obtain great internships through the university like ESPN and Fox Sports. These are really the paramount of internships in the sports industry.

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Frog Fountain Frog Fountain Located in the Campus Commons area across from the Brown-Lupton University Union
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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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