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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Competitive in almost all sports in the Big 12 conference except for basketball. Football, baseball, and tennis teams are some of the best in the country.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I made many great friends in my first year of college, even though I did not go greek.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: majority of the students on campus are greek, but Ive heard that as the students get older, its harder to tell who is in greek and who isn't. The older you are, the less you care.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Students, Staff, and Alumni are die hard fans. School spirit is through the roof.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: TCU'a small campus lets students feel they are part of a small community of many people that they know. You can't walk to the BLUU without seeing at least one person you know. Majority of the teachers want you to succeed. They will provide you with all the materials you need, plus more!

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Im not involved in greek life because I wont start school until the fall.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: TCU has amazing sporting activities or football team is the best.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: TCU Is a great school! I'm happy to be starting school their in the fall!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The overall quality is fantastic. The class sizes are so great because it is a small private school. The biggest class size I have had was about 60 people in a lecture hall. Most of my major specific classes are small, around 30 people. The smallest class size I have had was 7 people. So there is a variety.

Most of the professors are fantastic. Not only do they show a passion for their subject and unbelievable extensive knowledge, they teach very well. I will say that I have had a couple unbelievable intelligent professors, but they are unable to actually teach the subject, therefore causing me to do poorly in the class.

For the most part the academic side of TCU is fantastic.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The student career center on campus is unbelievably helpful. I have been able to walk in without an appointment and a question and was able to sit down with an advisor within minutes to answer my questions. This program is fantastic and made up of so many helpful people. Each specific topic of schooling has an advisor in the career center to help the students in that major or field. Most advisors are also very helpful when applying to internships and jobs in your specific field.

The quality of employers recruiting is also great. There are two general Career Fairs a year on campus. Easy access, employers in one place, and a large variety. The representatives that come to the Career Fair are beyond excited and always want to recruit. Companies love TCU and know they will receive great people from our school. There are also smaller Career Fairs put on by specific fields of study to concentrate the pool of employers and help the students.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: As most colleges, our school has the blue emergency lights following the rule of being able to see at least two from any spot on campus. TCU has a really cool system called Froggy 5-0. This a system where the campus security hires students (mostly male but some female) to drive golf carts at night to transport students. This is mostly for females, however they don't turn away males from a ride. A student can call and ask for a ride from their dorm to the library or an academic building or another place on campus if they do not feel safe walking alone on campus in the dark. It's like a free uber for campus and very convenient.

I feel very safe on campus. I feel okay leaving my laptop alone in the library to go down a floor to use the restroom. I feel safe enough to walk to my dorm at night and I feel safe once inside.

Every building requires an ID to swipe for entry. Most of the common area buildings are open during the day and then lock restricting access to only students and staff with a valid ID. Every dorm is locked 24 hours and needs and ID to swipe for entry. Along with this, your student ID can only swipe into your designated dorm building. This adds to the safety that only people living in your building will have access to it.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are very nice and are a lot better than many other schools I visited. There is a good amount of space for two people in one room. The better dorms are known as the "sophomore dorms" because you get your own bedroom (with a bigger bed) and share a bathroom with one to two people rather than a communal. However, it makes sense that the freshman dorms are classic two person in one room as this is most effective space wise as well.

The best part about the dorms is the included sink inside the room. I am not sure how common this is at other colleges but it is very very convenient and helpful.

All dorms have RAs and a Hall Director which are all very nice and trained well to make your living experience great. Most dorms also have a printer, vending machines, a kitchen type area, washing machines and dryers and multiple quiet study rooms available. Each dorm has a front desk where students can work shifts to assist students with lockouts, lending of materials, and maintenance requests when something in their room breaks.

The social atmosphere is great as the people of TCU are all very friendly.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is very big at TCU and overall, it is great. The philanthropic effort and donations from each organization is fantastic and does wonders for the community around us. The variety of philanthropies is great and the fundraisers held by each sorority or fraternity are so fun and encourage other organizations to get involved with your cause. Most fundraises involve creating a team within your sorority or fraternity to compete against others. There is an entry fee for each team (which is donated towards the philanthropy) and the winning team usually receives a money prize towards their own philanthropy. This cohesiveness allows the greek organizations to help each other out and creates unity among them. Many campuses Greek life compete for "top house" while our campus does not have much hostility in this area. This translates into the social life on campus. We have many events between sororities and fraternities that allow students to meet new people and get along with these other organizations. This shows in classes and on campus when you see people you know and branch out to say hi or help out rather than sticking to only your Greek organization.

Non-Greeks mostly are indifferent to Greeks but some do make wrong judgements about us. There are some people who view the Greeks to be arrogant and "in their own bubble." However, I would say that most Greek life people are actually very open to meeting those that are non Greek and are very generous with their time and studies.

There is Greek housing available. Currently the Greek houses are basically just converted dorms with the bottom floor being a kitchen and a chapter room and the second an third floors being rooms. Because Greek life is so big, not all members can live in their respective house. Starting this summer, TCU is renovating the area with the current Greek housing to enlarge it and make the houses look less like dorms. In a few years Greek housing will be better than ever.

5 College Junior

Athletics: We have one of the best football teams and one of the best baseball teams when it comes to analyzing the big sports. We have so many other sporting teams that are amazing and do extremely well. Our student support is one of the best and the student section is always full. Our support from alumni, families, and surrounding neighbors is very high as well. It all stems from the enormous student school spirit that encourages parents to be proud of the school as well. Siblings also become excited by this school spirit causing TCU to be very family oriented as many children of one family will all attend the school. Myself being one of them, following my older brother and attending this school. The school spirit also travels to the performance of the sports teams as they perform very well knowing they have the support of the whole school and many others behind them.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: My school is beyond awesome. The sense of community and school pride is through the roof. Everyone is proud to be a TCU Horned Frog and the student section is packed at every home sporting event. We take a lot of pride in not only our sports, but our academics. There are multiple programs that are top tier and ensure success after graduation. The teachers and advisors are so very helpful and the staff members all over campus are extremely friendly and caring. The student body is so great. They always strive for the next level to make the students happy. There are always events, guests, and speakers excited to come to our school and grace us with something new. I would not have picked a different school if I could do it over again. I am lucky to be a horned frog and wouldn't have it any other way.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: TCU Police is always patrolling the campus and constantly updating the students on on going crimes or situations. Also there is the forgies that help shuttle people during the night.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: the professors really try to get to know their students, and try to reach them on a personal level.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: TCU try's really hard in giving its students a leg up into the real world.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: it was good to be in the college atmosphere and around campus activities, instead of living in an off campus apartment.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: some of the greek culture is quite ruthless and the people in it are just as vile. However, there are the few that represent what the true meaning of being in the greek is.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: TCU fans are one of a kind, one will never find a fan base as energetic, ruthless, and dedicated as TCU fans.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: the activities that TCU offers allow its students to break out of their shells and meet new people.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The number of students to professors is amazing.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: All my cousins have successfully worked on campus.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Through what I have heard, that life is worth 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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