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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.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: If you are part of the Greek life here well lets just say you run the place. You are held to the same reverence as athletes. If you are not Greek people look down on you when you are walking by and some teachers even have the nerve to talk about which sorority or fraternity they are/have been associated with in the past and feel the need to make announcements about upcoming events. Its a load of bull.

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3 College Junior

Academics: Medium Level Difficulty University – great environment but the academics leave something to be desired

3 College Junior

Technology: We have serveal computer labs to use while on campus. Most are PC with a 1 Mac lab that I know of. All have a print station near by and you also have the access to use your personal computer while on campus.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety & Health – The safety and security at Texas Christian University is great. TCU is always implementing ways to assure students are safe. For example, there are emergency phones placed all over campus and they also offer a service called Froggie Five-O is a student escort service which operates between the hours of 8:00pm and 1:00 am. If you need someone to walk with you anywhere or give you a ride to another part of campus, call Froggie Five-O. Many students use this service! The TCU campus police are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If at anytime TCU feels that the safety of the students could be harmed, they send out safety alerts via e-mail.

3 College Freshman

Technology: Always Available – There are an abundant amount of computer labs at Texas Christian University, so finding a computer should not be a problem. At TCU, there are both Macs and PCs available. Printing can be an issue because you are only allowed 200 free prints.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Very Generous – I earned an academic scholarship to TCU, without which I'd never be able to attend the University. To succeed in getting merit-based aid, you must demonstrate your academic success in high school. Very easy to apply for scholarships; the application for admission doubles as the scholarship application, so there's only one form to fill out!

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Go Frogs! Athletics at TCU are awesome! The games are so much fun! A large portion of the student body is very involved in supporting numerous sports. Another note; the Rec Center is a great place to participate in some athletics for those not involved in teams!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Very Great – A lot of great and fun people! You can always find something to do around here! It's never boring!

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4 College Junior

Athletics: Very Good – Football, women rifle, volleyball and baseball are all very good. Fun to watch a cheer for. The whole school backs them up!

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Fast Food Abounds – The dining options off campus include an array of fast-food or sandwich sit down shops. These options are easily accessible, ideally located on the main road into the campus. The pricing is economical around $6 for an average meal combo deal. The farther from campus you go the better sit-down dining options become.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Frog Camp and Frogs First – Frogs camps are offered the summer right before your freshman year of college starts. You are placed in random small groups with 2 leaders and a faculty member. You become really close to small group and leaders. It gives you some good friends right before school starts! All freshman are required to attend Frogs First the weekend before your Freshman year of classes start. You are also placed in a small group with people from your dorm. You do lots of activities together and really get to know the people in your dorm!

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather in Texas is SUPER hot in the first couple months of school. You sweat just going from class to class! But my October it cools off and the temperature is usually in the 60's which is really nice! It hardly ever snows here so classes arn't cancelled very often. In the winter, it's a little chilly but it's not bad!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms and Resident Life Community – The dorms at TCU are very nice and spacious. Each room has a sink, twin beds, dresser, and desk. The rooms are fairly spacious for a dorm room. The closets are not that big, so don't bring all your clothes! One thing I love about the dorms at TCU is the community. In my dorm, I know almost everyone on my floor. We have community renewal programs and there are always events hosted by the RAs to build a sense of community. I feel like I belong and have great friends in my hall!

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Dining plans are required for everyone living on campus and can be pretty expensive. There are not that many options other than eating at Market square which is our cafeteria or using campus cash at 1873, the library, or Frogoritto. Some meal plans come with frog bucks which can be used at certain restaurants. The Market Square sometimes is really crowded and the food choices can become limited. TCU needs another dining hall on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: ROSE BOWL! The school gets really behind all their sports team! ANd plus it doesn't hurt that our teams are doing really well.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living Situation – It's amazing! I love having people all around, but at the same time you can get away and go off by yourself! The insides of the buildings that haven't been re-done are a little dated, but you get used to it.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are many different kinds of fraternities and sororities at TCU. You can join a sorority relating to you faith such as HIZ or BYX. You can also join the band, or business fraternity that is open to men and women, or the more traditional fraternities and sororities. Even if you don't join, you will still have a ton of friends that are in then. We also have Greek Housing where all of the Panhellenic fraternities and sororities are housed.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: TCU has a very diverse community. There are people here from all over the world. No matter what your interests are, or what you look like you will have a place at TCU. The entire TCU community is very accepting of everyone, and their is no judgement. It is like one big family around here, but we are all unique.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Just across the street from the dorms, there are several different restaurants. Downtown, there are even more and the drive is less than five minutes. Fuzzy's and Yo! are popular places all of the students go to. On Friday's some places give half priced meals and appetizers if you wear purple. At most places near campus you can use the convenient swipe option on the TCU ID which has Frog Bucks , an alternative to cash, on it. That means as long as you have you ID you can always get a meal!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Small School With Big School Benefits – TCU is a small school that allows you to get to know people and stay connect. It also allows for small class sizes and time to get to know and meet with your professors. But it also comes with big school benefits like our awesome sports teams and on campus activities are amazing.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: The parking is reasonably priced, but there are definitely not enough spaces. The sophomore parking lots fill up quickly and we often end up parking pretty far away from our dorms which is inconvenient. Also the commuter parking is a nightmare.

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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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