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3 College Senior

Administration: I feel like its a little unbalance. For some people they have really harsh punishments and for others they just get a slap on the wrist. I guess it depends on the situation and circumstance. TCU has this cool group called the Peer Advisor Board. A group of students review disciplinary cases and help to decide what the punishment should be.

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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: I have never encountered much drug activity at TCU. I assume it is all about your circle of friends and who you surround yourself with. I suppose if you seek it out, you can find it, but I have never had any issues with usage of peer pressure. I have noticed that more people tend to smoke cigarettes when they go out. Also, in my opinion, drinking and drunk driving is more of an issue at TCU than drugs.

3 College Senior

Technology: There is never a shortage of computers at the library. There are plenty for everyone to go around -- but only if you are a PC person. There are definitely not enough MAC computers and when a MAC malfunctions, no one at the help desk knows how to fix it. TCU StuWireless can be a little unreliable. But TCU tries its best to help students fix any computer issues.

3 College Senior

Majors: On Your Own – I was a Film Major at TCU and you were pretty much on your own when it came to finding internships. The only way I got an internship was because one of my teachers told me about one. It's all about who you know and who will recommend you. There is no formal system for our major that gives information on internships and jobs. Career services has a good website called FrogJobs, but it is best for AD/PR, Communication Studies, or Business majors.

3 College Senior

Diversity: TCU is pretty accepting of all races, religions, and economic backgrounds. I will say that most of the diversity can be found due to TCU's athletic program although they are trying to adjust that in their admissions process. Most of the student body is white, upper middle class, christian, and moderately conservative. But if you differ in any one of those aspects, you definitely do not have trouble finding friends with the same beliefs.

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe at TCU. We have our own Campus Security and although their main concern is passing out parking tickets, it makes the campus feel a little safer. TCU always informs the student body whenever something does happen on campus such as car break ins or assaults. Instead of hiding the information, the campus informs the students of any possible threat. I have always appreciated that. TCU is located in a city, however, and any city is going to have a higher crime rate.

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3 College Freshman

Parking: Need for a Car – Parking is ok. Not super convenient, in terms of proximity to dorms. Definitely need a car. Fort Worth has a lot to offer, but none of it is really within walking distance of the campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: General Campus Aesthetics – Facilities look new, and are extremely nice. The campus is constantly being renovated and revived.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Personal Safety – The surrounding area is nice, and campus police seem to always be patrolling the campus.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The campus police can be very strict on parking and give out a lot of tickets. They take crime alerts very seriously to make sure that the campus is safe. The police offer rides and shuttles late and night so walking alone in the dark does not become an issue.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is a very large part of the school and a large majority of the students are affiliated with a Greek organization. Each organization has its own dorm for upperclassmen.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus Safety – I feel very safe on campus. Coming from Texas A&M, the campus is small and safe. The campus police are very kind and helpful.

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1 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is a nightmare at TCU. There is really no way to avoid parking way in the overflow, and commuters probably have the worst time. I feel like with all the money we are paying to go here, we can afford to build a parking garage to subsidize the space we have.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is an exciting thing to look forward to. At TCU you can only live off campus if you are a an upper class men. The houses are nice and I think it is adequate enough, but with the growing number of students I feel like we should expand the housing availability.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Most Are Good – Football is great, and basketball was good at home this year. Baseball is also good, and moving into the Big 12 next year will also help out our athletics.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing can be expensive but if you live a ways from campus it is much cheaper

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Student Life – The majority of the students at TCU are white. The majority of the minorities are athletes and the rest are sprinkle among different majors. The atmosphere is very southern western, and I've seen a couple of guys dress like cowboys. The girls are very "southern belles" since the school is located in Fort Worth

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Nursing Student – I love my major as a nursing student at TCU. The program is excellent and the faculty and staff do everything in their power to help you succeed and become the best nurse that you can be. The workload is rigorous, but also challenges you to be a critical thinker as well. As a TCU nursing student, I think you will get an excellent job after you graduate, because TCU has a high reputation for their nursing program.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: FAFSA really helped with the Financial Aid process.

4 College Freshman

Technology: At Texas Christian University, most classes allow the use of laptops to take notes; and some even require the use of one either for projects involving power points and other programs, researching, online surveys, etc. TCU does not require you to own a laptop (though most people do), and if you don't the library has many for students to use, and there always seems to be enough. You do not need to own a printer in your dorm room because you are allowed 200 free prints from the library, and after that is used up, you can use your student ID to swipe and pay for prints which are very cheap (around 25 cents). The Network availability on campus works very well, except sometimes the network can be slow on random days every once in a while.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: This is a great sandwich shop right off the campus. They have reasonable prices too.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Completely Safe – TCU is completely safe! From every point on campus, you can see at least two emergency phones. Also, at night, girls can call Froggy Five-O to get a ride to anywhere on campus so that they don't have to walk around campus alone. I have never had any issues with crime and I always feel very safe.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: I Love Fort Worth! Fort Worth is an awesome city! It is a big city, but there is so much that is close to TCU that you don't have to venture too far off campus. One of my favorite places to go is West 7th. There are lots of restaurants and things to do. Fort Worth is also famous for its museums and its zoo. It is also only about 40 minutes away from Dallas, which has incredible shopping and also has tons to do. It is about 20 minutes away from Arlington, which has the Dallas Cowboys Stadium and the Rangers. The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex is such a great place to go to school, and I love being up here!

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1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: As I stated before they only give scholarships to athletes and those associated with athletic events (ie. band and cheerleading). They have always made me wait well past my appointment time to meet with an adviser and when I finally do get to see one all they tell me is there is nothing they can do and to try to come back some other time. They take FOREVER to award your financial aid for the academic year. They literally do not show you what you have been awarded until a week to a week and a half before school starts. Then, I have to figure out how I am going to pay the remainder all off or somehow make the ridiculously high monthly payments that have a late fee associated with them. I have to deal with all this bull while trying to obtain my school supplies and attending class. It is not worth it.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's All Talk and No Show Here – TCU says they support everyone equally but I beg to differ. If you are not Greek, an athlete, or an African American you are pretty much left out of the loop. Just walking through campus it is easy to see that not many Hispanics are accepted. On top of that Middle Eastern and especially foreign exchange students get on my nerves. They act like they are better than everyone else. The fraternity guys are the worst. They are loud and obnoxious and have no respect when classes are going on. I would NEVER come back to this school because the tuition is WAY over priced for something that I could get some place else cheaper. To top it all off I think this school is designed to keep the poor people out because I don't know how many times I have been to the Financial Aid office for financial assistants and I continue to be told that there is no more money. But, they have the money to build a brand new parking lot and then tear it up not even a week later to make a new building for Brite. This school is not about helping those who truly want an education, it's a vacations for rich snobs.

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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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