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Parking: Many people complain about parking in the freshmen parking lot.

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Parking: If you have an 8 a.m. class, no problem. It's not too bad at 9 a.m., but anything after 9 a.m. you better forget about. The biggest complaint I have about TCU is their parking-it sucks!

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Parking: Parking, in general, is very difficult; a lot of spots have been taken out and there are too many people on campus with cars. For the most part, you really don't need a car while you're here. Buses go through regularly, and there's always someone else going to the same place that you are-it's called carpooling.

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Local Area: Fort Worth is small, clean, and kind of calm, too. There is nothing that I know of to stay away from, but not much to visit either, except for maybe some museums and downtown.

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Local Area: Fort Worth is very nice. There are other universities in the Metroplex area. I tend to stay away from the frat and sorority affairs in the Greek area of campus, but the gardens and the museum district, as well as the stockyards and the more historic areas of town are all good places to visit.

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Local Area: Fort Worth is so incredibly friendly. Everywhere you go, there is a smile waiting. Not only is there a great TCU environment, the cultural center, located near campus, is world-renowned!

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Local Area: Fort Worth is an okay town. I grew up here, so I might be biased. There are other universities in Fort Worth and the surrounding area. Downtown Fort Worth has some clubs, theatres, and parks that are neat, and Dallas isn't too far of a drive for even more clubs and concerts. People usually want to visit the Stockyards in Fort Worth. Or, if they're in Dallas, they go to the grassy knoll where Kennedy was shot.

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Local Area: When you're on campus, you feel like you're not part of the city. However, the downtown area, museum district, and historical district are only about 10 to 15 minutes away. There are places to eat, see, and fun things to do.

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Local Area: This is how it works: Fort Worth has the good bars and Dallas has the great clubs. TCU is in a city that’s big, but not too big, and you have tons of other cities to choose from. Dallas is only 30 minutes away. The majority of people are conservative.

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Local Area: Fort Worth is awesome. It has everything you might need. If not, Dallas is a mere 30 minutes away. Southern Methodist University (SMU) is in Dallas, and University of North Texas (UNT) is in Denton-both are only about 30 minutes away. The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) is 20 minutes away, and there are a couple others around the Metroplex.

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Local Area: There is so much to see and do within Fort Worth and the entire area. There's the Botanical Gardens, Water Gardens, stockyards, museums, pro sports teams, a ton of concerts, and so much more to see and do. If you do decide to attend TCU, I would recommend attending a Frog Camp like Casa Nueva B. You will learn your way around the city and so much about the area.

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Off-Campus Dining: There are a few good places close to the campus. Chili's, Blue Mesa, One Asia, Einstein Bros., and Boston Market are a few places in the area that a lot of people go to on the weekends, and for a break from Market Square.

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Off-Campus Dining: If you like Mexican food, you will be in heaven! My favorite Mexican food places are Uncle Julio's, Joe T. Garcias, Don Pablo's, Mi Cocina, and Blue Mesa. We also have really good cafés here like Panera, Celebrity Café, Café Express, and Central Market.

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Off-Campus Dining: It can get old, but there are plenty of good options off campus. My favorite being Rosa's, a cheap and delicious Mexican restaurant.

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Off-Campus Dining: They're good! There are all kinds of cheap places within walking distance, such as Quizno's, Subway, Boston Market, Fuzzy's Taco Shack, Jack in the Box, Smoothie King, Einstein Brother's Bagels, and more. Just a short drive down Hulen or University, and you'll find the better restaurants like Chili's, Macaroni Grill, Don Pablo's, and some of the other chains. Downtown Fort Worth has the real classy stuff, like Angeluna's, if you have money.

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Off-Campus Dining: There are not too many places in the immediate area. Fuzzy's has good Mexican food, and Einstein Bros Bagels is great. Chopstix Express has okay Chinese food.

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Off-Campus Dining: I won't go praising it [off-campus dining], because it is nothing spectacular, but the surrounding area has plenty of places to eat such as Joe T Garcia's, Uncle Julio, Hoffbraus, Charleston's, Chili's, Goode Co., and many more.

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Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus restaurants are pretty good. Boston Market and Fuzzy's are the best.

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Transportation: There are shuttles that run every 15 minutes that take you to main campus and east campus, so you don't have to walk to class.

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Transportation: There are bus stops right near the University. Most of what you need, however, is within walking distance.

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Transportation: It's pretty convenient if you want to get around Fort Worth alone. Even then, I hope that your destination is near the bus stop. They now have a single DART Rail that runs into Dallas, which has a rail network of its own. So, at least there's that connection. You can use it only during the day, though, I think.

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Transportation: Taxis, the DART Rail, and buses are easy to come by if you need transportation.

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Transportation: TCU does have a shuttle bus system that runs throughout campus. Students also walk, ride bikes and scooters, and use roller skates to get around.

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Transportation: Transportation is not very good here. I wouldn't rely on it at all. Many people bring their own cars, so if you don't bring one, someone you know will have one.

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Transportation: You don't really need to get around town that much. Everything from grocery stores to salons are all within walking distance. Most people have cars, so even if you don't, you can always get a ride if you need to go somewhere far.

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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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