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4 College Senior

Academics: TCU is a private school. As such, it has the advantage of having much smaller classes and more available teachers. They don't have to stretch themselves too thin, and they actually love what they do. If you don't know at least three professors on a first name basis by the time you leave this university, then you haven't gotten the TCU experience. Additionally, while I am not a business major, I am a business minor and therefore get to reap the benefits of one of the most prestigious business schools in the country. Truthfully, it deserves that title one hundred and ten percent.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: You Must Earn It! In order to get all the financial aid that you want/need, you must go up to the financial aid office yourself and talk to them about giving you more.

4 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: If you're in it, you will love it. If you are not, you will hate it.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: The houses around TCU are pretty old yet most landlords charge about $650-700/bedroom each month. It's nice to have your own house, however sometimes the better option can be apartments. Most houses and apartments within walking distance of the campus, however, will definitely be overpriced. Nonetheless, it is very convenient. Be carefull though, there have been many crime reports of peoples cars being broken into.
TCU has a monthly email that comes out with houses for rent, but your best bet is going out and house hunting yourself!

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4 College Junior

Transportation: Car Pooling – The public transportation seems to not be such a great option here at TCU because it just never seems to accomodate to people's schedules. As a commuter, there are various Fort Worth bus routes that pass along South University Drive, but they do not run late into the night. Commuters need to be able to depend on transportation at any given hour of the day because we do not have a firm confirmation of transportation options. However, if you need to get to different campus locations, the campus does offer shuttles that take students to different locations on campus. But, I feel like I wait longer for the shuttles, while I can just be walking to the other side of campus. It takes me just as long and I am working off some of them extra calories! Woo!

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2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Not what I expected – When I chose TCU, I was expecting something very different from what it turned out to be. When I got there for freshman year, I joined a sorority and quickly became involved in tons of things on campus. I really enjoyed first semester. The longer I was there, though, the more I disliked it. I quickly realized how conservative and close-minded many of the students are. I come from the west coast, where everyone is down-to-earth and open to other personalities. At TCU, I almost felt like little clones were walking around. Girls all wear sorority t-shirts and Nike shorts, guys where khaki pants, sperry's, and polos. I don't think it's a bad thing because I think people should wear what they want...but I almost feel like the students dress this way because they want to "fit in." I quickly began to feel very different than the rest of the students. I just think TCU is more of a bubble than the real world. TCU (not all, but the majority) students are going to be hit hard when they realize they have to get jobs and daddy wont write them checks anymore. This is a school that is not realistic about life and the future. You can't stay in college and party with your frat/sorority for the rest of your life. Wake up.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safe, but Health Center Sucks – The campus is very safe. I have never felt uncomfortable walking around, even at night time. The health center needs some work though. I don't think they are very helpful and the doctors put me on the wrong medication, making me more sick. Be cautious.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Not Healthy, Not a Lot of Options – Unless you have a car, it is hard to go off campus to eat. There are a few places that you could walk to, but they are typically not healthy and do not offer a ton of options.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Very Safe – TCU is very safe. I am always looking out for myself when I am alone, however I feel very safe walking around campus. If something does go wrong or someone gets attacked all the students, parents, and staff are notified via email. Most of the crime is surounding campus as opposed to off campus.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Great People – Overall, the guys and girls at TCU are good people. They are very polite and generally are in wealthy families.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Can't Get Money – I do not know how to recieve money from my school. It seems as though they do not have many opportunities for scholarships and grant money and I need help paying very badly. After contacting my school for help all the told me was that I should go on online site for scholarship searches.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Fantastic D1 Sports – Everyone loves going to games. Wish there were more tailgates

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5 College Sophomore

Administration: They do their job fantastic and the students really appreciate it

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Great Activities on Campus – TCu students have so many great ways to get involved and show school spirit. Student Governement and Staff plans a lot of fun events in the commons!

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: Could Be Better – I heard they are thinking about building a parking garage to improve the parking situation but right now you have to park in certain lots that are usually kinda far from your dorm or classes.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drinking Is More Popular – TCU has a false reputation of having a bad drug problem because of the scandal last year. There are drugs available if you really looked hard, but they are by no means at all a common part of the social scene at TCU.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Community Domination – I myself am a part of the Greek community at TCU. There is never a dull moment throughout the year when you are a part of the greek. Almost half of the student body is affiliated with a greek organization that is recognized nationally. There is a rather large diversity between the different organizations so anyone can find a place to call home. The greek community at TCU is a vital part to the community as a whole. Each Greek organization has a philanthropy project that calls upon the other greek organizations to raise money for charity. There are also countless social opportunities to be involved in. Most importantly, the greek community at TCU stresses the importance of ones GPA and public awareness. They encourage members to be active in helping the greater community and to maintain a high level of academia.
The best part of the greek community is that anyone and everyone is welcome to intermingle with them. There is no harsh divide between the unaffiliated organizations and the Greek community.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: TCU is dedicated to expansion and aesthetics along with good education and meaningful experiences. All of the buildings on campus are constantly being renovated. With that being said, there is a down side to the amount of construction going on around campus. TCU prides itself on having a beautiful functioning campus. They constantly update the flower beds and ensure that all buildings look their best. There is hardly ever a day where one would see something unappealing. Also, being right south of Fort Worth gives the big city feel without being in a big city.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Great Location – All of the dorms have been renovated over the years except one, Colby. While there are plans to one day renovate it, it has yet to be done. All of the other dorms are very clean and are decently sized. With the exception of Brachman, all the freshman dorms are within walking distance of each other and very close to the main part of campus. Foster seems to be the most community centered dorm, but all the housing provide events for their residents.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Decent but Limited – There is only 1 dining hall at TCU which makes lunch hour crazy packed. The main entree does vary from day to day, but you can get tired of the food easily. The places around campus are great, especially if you need to grab something quick before class because the dining location is on the opposite side of where classes are.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: TCU is predominately greek, and it is hard to get involved with them unless you are also in the greek system. There are many organizations at TCU, however, so if you are not in a frat or a sorority, you can still become involved on campus.

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: the facilities meet the needs for the students over sufficiently.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Very Nice – Everything at TCU is constantly being renovated and kept new looking. All of the facilities are incredible nice.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They're Nice, but Be Persistent – Everyone is very nice, but it's best to go speak to them in person. They'll tell you to send several emails and then you can check back. Everything gets done without too many problems.

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4 College Junior

Technology: The library and most of the labs on campus have nice Mac desktops, but during crunch times, it's hard to find computers to work at. Also, the computer area at the library can get very loud during the day. Each student gets an allotted amount of free prints each semester- I think it's around 250. The internet is pretty reliable, the school works hard to make sure it is always working. But it works better in certain dorms, like Milton. I would recommend bringing your own laptop because then you can study in dorms, instead of having to go to a lab or library every day.

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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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