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Reviews 1071 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Freshman

Majors: Very competitive and a heavy work load but positive job opportunities.

5 College Junior

Technology: Multiple computer labs, especially in the library. There are Macs and PCs, so it is very user friendly. Multiple places for printing, we even get 200 free prints per semester. The wireless access can be a bit iffy at times. Having your own computer and printer is helpful and convenient, but not necessary.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Greek life is really big on our campus, so most people to tend to dress in the stereotypical Fraternity or Sorority style. A lot of organizational participation on our campus.

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5 College Junior

Local Area: In a "big city", but not too big like Dallas. Close to down town and Dallas is still only 30-40 minutes away. There are a wide variety of things to do on, near, or off campus.

4 College Junior

Weather: The only time weather affects the campus is if there is a snow or ice storm. Every other weather situation is easy to manage with our campus lay out.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Overall extremely safe as a campus. Ive only recieved a couple campus security watches for a crime happening near camous. As far as health is concerned the on campus clinic is usually very helpful along with the on campus insurance plan. The clinic is often busy especially during the flu and cold season.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Whether its Froggie 5-O or the Frog Shuttle or your car or whatever! It is always super easy to get around campus and, for those who drive, the area around it too.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: This isn't Hawaii but, if you're from the North, it will feel like it. Only a few weeks below 35 degrees and a good rain shower/storm every now and then. My advice: buy rain boots and sunglasses! (and sunscreen for the football games...)

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Multiple parties with alcohol every weekend along with multiple bars and clubs in the area lead to a lot of visibility. No one will pressure you into drinking or drug use, though. It is just very widely seen and comes down to your personal choices.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Options nearby campus are great and there are many options including Einstein's Bagels, McAllister's Deli, Red Cactus, Dutches Burgers and many more. These are all reasonably priced with consistently good food. On campus, the dining hall is good. It's an all you can eat buffet every time you swipe. Choices can get repetitive and you can tell when there is an important group on campus because the food that is presented is much tastier. However, the food isn't bad - in fact, it's very good for the most part, just repetitive.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are some excellent restaurants around campus including some cheap, very college-esc, ones just across the street from campus (almost all of these take Frog Bucks which are a form of money that come with the purchase of your meal plan - that way you can use your student ID like a debit card). If you have some money to spend there are some great sushi, barbeque, and mexican restaurants around.
I give it a B because some of the better, and cooler, restaurants can be a tad more expensive than the average student budget - but they're a nice treat every now and then and DEFINITELY worth it if you save a few extra dollars. There are also many fast food and chain restaurants of which I am not a fan.

4 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is crazy, but it's awesome. One day you might have 20 degree weather in the winter and 70 degrees the next or one day it'll be thunder storming and the next beautiful, clear blue skies. You can always find people outside regardless of the weather. It does get a bit humid, but it isn't anything you can't get adjusted to. On a yearly basis the range is about 20 on the low end to 110 on the high, so there's a lot of variation, but it keeps things interesting.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The BLUU, the only dining hall, has lot of options everyday. The quality of the food is not perfect but its not bad, except the cookies are to die for!
Eventually you will get tired of the BLUU and luckily there is a strip of restaurants on campus that are delicious! they include: Dutch's, smoothie king, einsteins, red cactus.
Also there is 1873 that serves fried greasy foods like burgers, french fries, sandwiches. A lot of people go there late at night.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: TCU was rated on the top 10 schools for attractiveness. The guys are very preppy for the most part wearing polo, sperrys, button ups, slacks. The majority of them are very nice. The girls tend to be very pretty but can be very stuck up.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Our football team just joined the Big 12 so football games were so much fun this year. TCU has an amazing baseball team and i am looking forward to going to games. Students love dressing up and going to football games and supporting the athletes at all of their games.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There is only one place to go eat and the rest of the places take Campus Cash. Most of the food is good but it is a lot of the same thing over and over again. They have been expanding lately though.

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4 College Junior

Majors: I love the English Department, and being a Writing major is awesome. I would definitely do the same thing if I could do it over again, this is the only thing I want to do for a living, and TCU has been great at getting me prepared to write better than I have before. My goal is to become a published author, Bestseller would be nice, but that's not the important thing. The only real concern I have is finding a publisher soon, one that I am happy working with. However, there is a publisher that is part of campus and the English department and they publish books by alumni and books about Texas, so I know that there is something out there for me.

5 College Junior

Majors: Getting into my Writing major was quite easy. There were no prerequisites, or portfolio reviews. The only thing one would need to do is take an Intro To Creative Writing class, as that is required before getting to specific writing classes like Drama, Fiction, or Poetry. But there were no requirements or essays to write to get into the program. I declared going into my freshman year, at the time of applying to TCU.

4 College Junior

Majors: The Fine Arts programs are great, the professors are laid back and understanding. They really help you break out of your shell and explore new things, expanding your skills in areas that you may not have given much thought to before. While there is a lot of work to do, especially with a Writing degree, it is never overwhelming, and the classes are, for the most part, enjoyable.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Strict on campus. Our QB even had to leave school for a semester. Still lots of prtying off campus

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are great. People are great there. Boys to one side girls to the other. Required to live on campus for two years but different living space for sophs. Food is good but gets tiring. All dorms eat at the BLUU which is the union building. Good eating around campus but costs money

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: good student life. Greek life is all encompassing and is great

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Unfortunately, they have not been particularly helpful for me. You need to continue hounding the financial aid office. Though they were unwilling to give me before, there is hope for merit financial aid because I did well in first semester

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: There is great acceptance of all persons at TCU. There are a few who have not been exposed to different cultures but that is not an issue

3 College Junior

Weather: Texas Weather, especially in the DFW area is great. Sometimes it can be really indecisive however most days are perfect never going below 30 degrees in the winter.

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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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