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4 College Junior

Diversity: No one really cares about the diversity. We are all there to learn and there is never any problems with any diversity. There is a lot on the TCU campus. For example, all different religion's. There is not really any challenges I do not think except for the fact that almost all the scholarships in the financial aid office's books are for minorities that is about it. People do have different economic backgrounds. Most of the kids going to this university are rich kids, but the rest are not. I have never seen on campus any altercation or anyone talking about someone because of diversity.

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3 College Junior

Diversity: Campus is not the most diverse. There is a clear divide among races, affiliations, and religions.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: A lot of the people on campus are not very diverse but people on campus are usually very nice and accepting.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Ethnically not very diverse, but there are people from all over with different religious, political, and overall beliefs. Good amount of international students to.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: Though TCU may not be the most ethnically diverse university, we do have a lot of international students and people from all over the U.S. To me one of the coolest things about attending TCU is the wide range of backgrounds of where people are from. So many state schools are dominated mostly by people from that state, but most of my friends here are from all over the country. Political beliefs are all fairly conservative and I haven't seen too much diversity in that as well as sexual orientation. Everyone is very accepting of religious beliefs and practices, but not judgmental.

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TCU is not known for diversity—most of the student body is Anglo-American. However, despite the lack of ethnic diversity on campus, the student body is open-minded, and students can’t recall any significant cases of racial prejudice at TCU. Many groups are working to increase diversity organizations on campus by forming special interest groups and Greek organizations.

Diversity is an area that has a lot of potential at TCU. Organizations such as the student-led Inclusiveness Task Force (ITF), cultural support groups, and numerous programs offered through Intercultural Education and Services, show that TCU is taking steps in the right direction in order to make campus more diverse. While TCU strives for a more diverse campus, the student body, and faculty alike are contributing to the effort by creating more and more organizations that continue to open everyone’s eyes.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Foreign countries
  • Illinois
  • Missouri
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 40%
20-21: 40%
22-24: 12%
25+: 7%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 3%
Asian American: 4%
Hispanic: 4%
International: 2%
Native American: 1%
White: 86%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
There is a TCU chapter of eQ Alliance, which meets regularly throughout the year and sponsors some events.
Political Activity
There are various groups at TCU that allow students to voice their political views. The Young Democrats and Young Republicans meet regularly, as does the Peace Action Committee, which also hold protests and demonstrations throughout the year. These groups exist and function effectively, but they see relatively little participation from the bulk of the student body.
Economic Status
The TCU student body is generally made up of people from either upper-class backgrounds, or from upper-middle-class backgrounds—along with a good deal of scholarship students.
Most Common Religions
Christianity is obviously very prominent at TCU, but other religions are met with tolerance. There are many youth groups from various churches that have frequent meetings on campus for students.
Minority Clubs on Campus
The International Student Association (ISA) is a prominent club on campus, helping international students ease into American life. The Asian Student Association (ASA) is also a functioning club, as are Students for Asian-Indian Cultural Awareness (SAICA), the Organization for Latin American Students (OLAS), and the African Heritage Organization (AHO).

Student Polls

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 7 responses

  • 86% No
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Democrat
  • 14% Yes, Republican to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Republican

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 51 responses

  • 2% Progressive/very liberal
  • 16% Liberal
  • 41% Moderate
  • 24% Conservative
  • 4% Very conservative
  • 2% Libertarian
  • 12% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 49 responses

  • 0% Progressive/very liberal
  • 4% Liberal
  • 18% Moderate
  • 51% Conservative
  • 12% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 14% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 50 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 50 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

Have you changed your political views since starting college?    Based on 8 responses

  • 88% No
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 12% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more conservative.
  • 0% Yes, I became a little more conservative.

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 7 responses

  • 14% Republican
  • 43% Democratic
  • 14% Independent
  • 14% Other party not mentioned
  • 14% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 7 responses

  • 71% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 29% Yes. I've become more religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 0% Yes. I've become more religious and have changed my religious affiliation.
  • 0% Yes. I've become less religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 0% Yes. I've become less religious and have changed my religious affiliation.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 8 responses

  • 12% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 75% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 12% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 0% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How important is religion in your life?    Based on 7 responses

  • 14% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 14% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 14% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 57% Not important. I don't affiliate with any religion.

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 51 responses

  • 33% Very accepting.
  • 53% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 10% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 4% It's hard to be a minority here.
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