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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Football is one of the greatest aspects of TCU. Everyone really comes together to support our boys.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are some good options, many offer discounts to students.

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm a freshman girl who didn't rush a sorority -- I felt it wasn't my scene. I generally have no problems making friends, but at TCU everything is different. There are many girls who won't even glance at you if you're not a member of their house. It's extremely difficult to make and maintain friends as a non-greek, as the greeks hold a lot of exclusive activities and events. Many girls are very cliquey; TCU is great if you want 4 more years of high school. Even with the scholarship and financial aid TCU has offered me, I'm planning on transferring next fall. Attending TCU is my biggest regret.

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Didn't join a frat, classes aren't that hard first semester, could take a bunch of courses.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Cool, if you join it, not a big deal if you don't. Bunch of GDIs, still easy to make friends.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: Horned Frog Football is the best in the country Our stadium is awesome. The rec center is also top notch

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Great School. Overall, TCU has the best of everything

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's some good restaurants.. and then theres bad.

4 College Freshman

Majors: All majors are hard but they are good

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: This is a very stressful process for all students.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There has been some incidences on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing is as good as you make it.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: There's a large variety of majors here, some more selective than others. I haven't had an internship yet. I feel like the education I'm receiving is a great springboard for me. I'm not too concerned about finding an internship. We're only a month in, but I feel,everyday, more confident and knowledgeable in my skills and training.

5 people found this useful Report
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.

3 people found this useful Report
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.

2 people found this useful Report
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?

3 people found this useful Report
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.)

3 people found this useful Report
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...

1 person found this useful Report
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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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