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4 College Freshman

Weather: The weather in Texas is nuts. One day is could be raining, the next it could be 80, and the next it could be snowing. Learning to adapt isn't hard, you just pack for all sorts of weather conditions. Usually it's nice and sunny, but never expect it!

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Forget going to the bars or making appearances at frat parties, but if you like it, we have them as well. At TCU we have all sorts of clubs and meetings that go on every night. There are Christian clubs on Mondays and Wednesdays, Student Government Association meetings on Tuesdays, and intramurals games or university games every night in between. Texas Christian University is the best of both worlds.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: From volleyball games to intramural flag football games, there is a tremendous amount of pride and sportsmanship for each game. As a student-athlete, I signed a contract to always have good sportsmanship. Our workout facilities and trainers are awesome and we are always in shape, not to mention the thousands of fans that are at each game.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Buses Are a Good Option – The buses are the best option, but the routes can be confusing and the times can be unforgiving. Fort Worth is currently working on a trolley system.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: If you like Cowboys, then Fort Worth is your college town. However, there sre many ethnic spots for people who, like me, don't like the cowboy look. The area is safe, and travel to Dallas is convient. It's an ideal college town.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: TCU has various restaurants around campus and in the nearby Fort Worth community. Although the cost of such restaurants varies from place to place, you can find many spots where you can eat for a fairly low cost and very good food.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: Market Square Dining Hall – TCU offers a dining plan for all student. Although food is available from 7 AM to 9 PM every day people tend to get tired of eating the same food as the variety of food in the dining hall, forcing most people to eat in nearby restaurants every once in a while. However, for first year students the dining plan and hall are very advantageous as they make it much more convenient for the student due to the proximity of the dining hall to the residence halls.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Despite being a small university, TCU facilities are top of the line. Most buildings have been renovated in the last few years and all of them offer the best learning environment and technology. Athletic facilities are also very well kept. Although most athletic facilities are restricted for athletes, TCU has created a very complete recreation center which every student may take advantage of. Overall, the facilities at TCU are amazing, they offer all the best a student can get.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Pretty Even and Diverse – There are high standards of what the school allows but it is very diverse.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Private School – A lot of the students here kids of former students, Athletes that received athletic scholarships or kids of employees. But I do love that they are willing to accept students that do not fit underneath one of those categories as well.

2 College Junior

Parking: Although the school has said that they are looking and planning solutions to the parking problem, it is still there and apparent. The campus police are irritating and we tend to ignore parking in favor for newer buildings. TCU just needs to get smarter about parking.

3 College Junior

Administration: The school isn't too strict from grade requirements to visitation hours, which I believe is a good thing. But the parking strictness is not the best thing. Quite frustrating actually.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The student involvement is probably one of the worst things at TCU. It's not terrible, but its potential should be so much higher. All of our sports teams, with the exception of men's basketball, win a majority of their games. No, we're pretty lacking in national championships, but we've got plenty of conference championships. Football did have one of their best seasons in history, and we did sell out two of our games, but with the population of Fort Worth (about 900K and growing) and the quality of our football team, we should have had at least a few more sell outs. Unfortunately our marketing isn't up to par too. But that's a much tougher thing and I think we have been improving. Other than that, the facilities are solid and up to date, for the most part.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: GO GREEK! Greek life contains 65% of the undergrad population (35% of TCU population). It is awesome.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Convenience is great, but TCU does not offer finding houses. They are pretty easy to find.

2 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Everyone is very preppy, and they all dress the same. Guys are looking for one thing and so are the girls. Finding normal, genuine people can be hard, but is very possible.

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College Senior

Campus Housing: TCU has changed so much since I lived on campus, I can't judge what it is like.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: TCU is a very small school, which is very nice to me. I feel as though I know a lot of people on campus and its easier to feel apart of the community. One problem is the greek life. The majority of campus is in the greek life and it tends to cause division and it can cause many people to feel left out. Also getting a job on campus or through the school is very difficult.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off-Campus Dinning – Off-campus dinning is alright. It can be very expensive and there aren't any vegetarian or vegan options on campus. Also there aren't any restaurants that are either Mexican food or American food. So the variety is very low.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: The computer labs at TCU are very few. I know our school is small compared to others but there aren't labs in every building. Also connecting to the wireless service from your computer is very hard. It can go very slow and can be a hindrance

3 College Junior

Campus Food: For on campus I do not think we should have to pay $2,000 a semester! Living off campus I do not spend nearly that much. The east side of campus needs more food options too!

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Great rec center! Library could use some updating! The commons are pretty too.

3 College Junior

Academics: Most Professors are excellent but the advising at TCU is awful and inadequate. Certain majors are clearly favored like the business school while schools like education receive little recognition for great achievements. The campus is pretty but that money could be used more to give scholarship money to students, like me, who have an excellent GPA and have 9 siblings in college!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Its Pretty Good – Once you get to know the right people and proffesors the campus becomes a great place

5 College Sophomore

Weather: Its Texas – The weather is fine, but its Texas. It is going to run the full range of weather options.

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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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