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Reviews 1353 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of Choices, but Can Be Expensive. There are so many places to live near campus and a lot of students rent houses too. But the most affordable places are farther away and require you to commute a little longer.

3 College Junior

Parking: Parking lots get filled quickly because visitors can park in any of the student lots, so students can't always find spaces. Overflow parking is far away and a pain to walk to campus from. But a parking permit is only 75 dollars a year, which is really cheap compared to other schools.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: TCU has a very involved Greek community for the most part. They value grades, community service, campus involvement, and of course the social aspect. No one ever "has" to go greek to fit in however it does help in building an extremely good friend and support base. If you're a social butterfly I would very much advise greek life. Every sorority and fraternity has a place for every kind of student.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The guys and girls here are divided by "greek" and "not greek". This has both its benefits and downfalls. For one, you can be surrounded by an overwhelming number of superficial and money obsessed individuals. But if you embrace all the different opportunities the school has, you can avoid these people a majority of the time and find down to earth, hard workers. You win some and you lose some.

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3 College Junior

Administration: A Little Over the Top – TCU appears to hold its students to much higher standards than other colleges I have visitied. The thing that makes me upset the most is that the standards are not even necessary. Majority of professors, especially in the Chemistry sections, expect you to know everything by memory and like the back of your hand. While I understand them wanting you to know and understand what you are doing it seems like that is all they want you to know and do not have any respect for the fact that you are taking other classes that require time devotions as well.

3 College Junior

Weather: Only One Word: Hot – I have lived in Fort Worth, TX my whole life and one thing for sure is that we very rarely have "nice days." There are maybe 2 weeks of spring right before we jump stright into summer where even 90 degree weather feels like its over 100. Our winters are not every long at all and the most important thing is that the weather can change at any point in time from say extreme heat, drought, to even having towarnado warnings. It can be unpredicatable sometimes but one thing for sure is that the summers are always HOT and we are like that for more than half of the year at a time.

3 College Junior

Technology: Not Too Bad – I sincerely dislike the fact that they only allow students a max of 100 prints of blakc and white only before they start charging you. Copies are not free at all. For some reason, it always seem that the color printers are on the fritz. The rules of "no cell phones" in certain parts of the library is not enforced and gets very irritating at times. As far as internet speed it is ok but you have to be physically inside a building to have access.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Too Expensive – Even if you get the medical insurance offered here on campus the visit itself is free but they charge you full price for any medicine they offer if you purchase it there.

3 College Junior

Weather: HOT HOT HOT – Being in central Texas it never really cools off here at least not for very long but the summers always start early and last long. The heat begins around late April and continues through mid October then it cools to the 50's. Around late November we see the 30's and 40's but it is intermittent and lasts until the end of February/early March. March and early April are usually beautiful with some rain days.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: FREE STUFF – Games always had free stuff and It was a great place to meet people. You get in free so why not go and enjoy it if you have the time. Always have free t-shirts and food, sunglasses and hats. show your face, all organizations try to go together but you can always branch out if you want. Don't be afraid to go alone, you'll always run into someone you know. :)

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: College Life – Milton Daniel, honors dorm, co-ed, all years, always quiet, has great events, dance for honors students, always very clean, bathrooms (community?)
Moncrief, my dorm, co-ed, loved it, athletic dorm, crazy, not always the cleanest, always someone to chill with, suite bathrooms/rooms, floors separated by sport,
Colby, all girl dorm, very old, fire alarm always pulled, mostly sorority girls, community bathrooms, great for sharing clothing/accessories/finding best friends at college
Sherly, co-ed, movie theatre in the basement, community bathrooms, usually great people, a good mix, still a lot of greek life
Waits, co-ed, artistic/band students, all years, very studious, seems always quiet, great kitchen,
Commons Sophomore Dorms, great, clean, relaxed, chill, no kitchen, just mini fridge and microwave
Tom Brown Pete Wright- literally living in an apartment on campus, pretty great

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2 College Sophomore

Local Area: Not Much to Do – So, Berry street is the only street in walking distance that actually has activities on it, the next closest is Hulen but the walk to Hulen takes 45 minutes. The city buses stop running at 8pm monday through saturday. and 6pm on sunday. So basically if you don't have a car you are screwed. The only great thing about the surrounding areas is the ability to have frog bucks. That is rather convenient so you don't have to carry cash.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: All Newly Redone – every residence hall has been redone within the last 10 years and they are very nice. Average size and great community feel

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: Greek Life – Greek life is a big deal at TCU. About 45% of students are involved as of 2012. We have social, multi-cultural, and religious-affiliated organizations. This is clearly not the majority of the student body, but it can feel like it sometimes. Greek organizations hold the most social and philanthropic events of any group on campus. We have strong faculty for support within the university. You don't have to go Greek, but it's not a bad idea to at least consider it.

4 College Senior

Majors: Internship Opportunities – Everyone I know in the business school has had an internship before they graduate. Most have 2-3 before graduation. TCU does a great job of offering opportunities and networking events so that it is not difficult to obtain an internship. Recruiting for TCU students is common.

4 College Senior

Majors: Finance- Neeley School of Business – You get a really personalized experience in Neeley, and there are many opportunities for networking and job connections. Most teachers have real world success stories that are helpful to learn from. Getting involved in organizations is not difficult and there are so many speakers and different training experiences available free of charge for students. A business degree from TCU is a valuable asset.

1 College Junior

Parking: Good Luck Finding a Space – There is parking around campus, it just fills up quickly and you may end up walking across campus to get to class, even if you are willing to pay for a parking meter. Tickets for parking in the wrong lot, on the wrong street, or not having a pass can add up quickly and you don't want one from fort worth police because it is 4 times the amount of a campus ticket.

3 College Junior

Majors: Goodbye Social Life – Nursing takes up a lot of time. Clinicals take up to 12 hours twice a week, just the time you are at the hospital. Plus you have to do prep work for each clinical and study for your lecture classes, which is like having a full time job. The pay off is that you get to know every on in your clinical group really well and the instructors too. You will need them to like you, because in order to get an internship or job you have to have a letter of recommendation from that specific field's clinical instructor. The great part about it is that you are getting hands on experience and you can see tons of awesome things in the hospital.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Uneven Guy to Girl Ratio – TCU girls range from southern belle to goth to city girl, and there are a lot of them. Guys are mostly preppy and frat guys with some exceptions, but they are way outnumbered by girls. Sorry ladies.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I Would Do It All Over Again! I love TCU. I had a hard time with classes at first, the nursing program is no joke! But I would have chosen TCU every time if I had to do it over again. I joined a sorority my second year here and I love my sisters. I love the campus and the professors are great. I get involved on campus and in the community and that is not a hard thing to do, it's a great way to meet new people too.

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4 College Junior

Weather: TCU has average TX weather, which means it can change every hour and seasons don't mean anything, except summer when it is extremely hot all the time. It rarely makes a problem for getting to class, and if the roads ice over they often get cancelled. On really pretty days people will be out in the commons playing frisbee or studying and soaking up the sun.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Beautiful, Modern Campus...Except the Library – The BLUU is amazing and new, the bookstore is new, the rec is amazing and super nice, all but one dorm have been renovated in the last ten years, and classrooms are mostly pretty nice. TCU does a wonderful job with building new buildings and upkeep. A building that is a bit lacking is the library, but it is already in the works to completely revise and revamp the library in the next year or two so it is not really going to be an issue. Same thing with Greek housing, but plans for new, actual houses should be around in the next 3-5 years.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Not Bad – The TCU police rarely do anything. If you are caught drinking, you'll get an alcohol violation which includes a fine and an alcohol awareness class.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: A Lot to Do – Fort Worth is a cool town with it's own special flare. There's downtown, the stockyards, the zoo, and many more places to go. It's also right next to Dallas, so if you feel like taking a little day trip it isn't hard to do at all.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Got to Go Greek – Almost 50% of the campus is greek. Everywhere you go you see people in greek attire, and they are very involved on campus. If you are a guy and are not an athlete or greek, you won't have much to do on the weekends. Greek scene takes over. It would be better though if we had official houses, but they are building then in the next couple of years.


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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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