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Reviews 1233 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It is amazing living on campus! Everyone is so friendly, and it makes me feel at home.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I haven't seen any drug use, and usually the parties don't get too wild.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Everything is either new/ renovated, or in the process of being renovated. It's all state of the art and nice!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Loads of local places, everyone in the town is super nice.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Fort Worth is lovely! There's loads of bars/restaurants, parks, museums, and Six Flags is close!

5 College Freshman

Majors: Everyone is super helpful, you get to try out a lot of things, and the classes are nice and small.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I've never had an internship, but lots of people do, and they like it a lot.

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's pretty great. It gets crowded, but that's okay

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is always something to do

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3 College Freshman

Administration: The school's not very strict. You can do whatever

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school really is very nice, but very clique-ish

4 College Freshman

Academics: The program is very helpful, challenging, and you get put in classrooms right away!

4 College Freshman

Academics: Everyone is nice and helpful! The workload is good

3 College Freshman

Transportation: You need a car if you ever want off campus, but there's enough to do around that it isn't absolutely necessary.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing isn't much, because the campus is somewhat cramped, but what there is, is nice.

3 College Junior

Diversity: The school honestly is not that diverse. I grew up around people of all different races, and what little diversity there is at TCU, unfortunately, is not really mixed into the general TCU population. I think minorities tend to really stick together at TCU, and that makes it hard for everyone to get to know each other. TCU students aren't racist for the most part, and many come from diverse economic and racial backgrounds, but people tend to clique with others like them and that can be disheartening. However, TCU is really working on improving this.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Well let me just start by saying I am an "artsy" person, that also enjoys going out and socializing. The girls at my school, in general, are extremely preppy, and what is called "sratty," or very into greek life. Not all of them are like that (obviously, since I go there and didn't transfer) but there is this pressure to look a certain way and dress a certain way. You have to make an effort to find others who go against the traditional "TCU mold." The guys at TCU are, in general, pretty terrible. They are rude, entitled, and tacky. Because of the girl-to-guy ratio (40/60) the guys think they rule the school and they can say or act however they want with women.

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5 College Junior

Weather: This weather is exponentially better than where I am from (Houston), so for me it is a nice break. However, be warned that it is SWELTERING in the summer. Prepare yourself.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have always felt pretty safe on campus, but we get crime alerts from time to time so I guess there is crime on our campus. Normally it is robbery and things like that, and it happens to students who are walking along the edge of our campus alone at night.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: From what I can tell, greek life pretty much runs our campus. It is really hard to be a freshman at TCU and not be in a sorority or fraternity, because that is all people talk about. In addition, that's what most people spend their time doing up until initiation--going to sorority events. Greek life isn't absolutely essential; I have friends that don't do it.

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5 College Junior

Majors: I did not encounter difficulties getting into my program, but that is because I had already received the highest merit scholarship you can get at my school in advance. It is not a separate application to get into the Schieffer School. Once you are accepted into TCU you can be a journalism major. I think the most important criteria for getting into TCU, or more importantly getting a scholarship there (because TCU is incredibly expensive), is your essay. They actually do read them, because TCU Admissions is really passionate about getting a unique body of students. My freshman year I met the admissions officer who had read my application, by accident, and he knew my name and remembered my essay. It just goes to show that they really do care, and what to see what makes you who you are as a person.

5 College Junior

Majors: For journalism majors, most have internships in the summer, and some people choose to go on the Schieffer School in Washington Program, a program where students are set-up with a journalism internship for a semester in Washington, but they are able to earn credit toward their journalism major. This program, from what I have heard (I will be doing it next year), is excellent. Supposedly you kind of have to seek out good internships on your own, but the school helps you get set-up in Washington and makes sure it is actually a good internship. Internships in journalism aren't easy--normally you aren't paid, and the hours are long but it is good training, and if you love journalism it shouldn't be a problem. Expect that kind of an internship anywhere--that's just how journalism internships work.

5 College Junior

Academics: I have been blown away by the Schieffer School of Journalism at TCU. The workload is difficult, but the classes really help you prepare for internships, and later, for your career. Students who leave our program graduate and go on to great jobs, and I think that in itself is an indication of how prepared students are when they leave. The teachers themselves are all industry professionals, who have not only worked in journalism but more importantly, many of them still work in the professional sphere for journalism. The facilities are also state-of-the-art because we have generous donations from an alumnus, Bob Schieffer, who now works for CBS's Face the Nation.

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5 College Junior

Academics: The workload is about average I would say. I think it depends a lot on the majors/minors you choose, but I am a double English and Journalism major, French minor and I can manage my workload. It isn't easy, but I think the professors are really committed to helping students succeed so they will help you with anything you might need. The registration process is pretty easy to understand, and advising is mandatory, so your advisor will help you understand how everything works in advance.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My school is excellent for a lot of reasons. The quality of the education is great, the teachers are committed to their students, and there are many resources provided to help you succeed. What makes my school difficult is the large divide between sorority and fraternity life, and the students who are not a part of it. If you are not interested in being in a sorority, it will be very hard to adjust at TCU. But my program in particular, the Schieffer School of Journalism, is not only an incredible education, but a fantastic group of people. Just to add, I also decided in the end to join a sorority and I did not regret it.

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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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