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  1. Academics
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  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
2800 S University Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76129
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big 12 Conference
From Texas Christian University

At Texas Christian University you'll find more than 100 areas of study at a Top 100 National Institution. Professors who are among the finest minds in their fields. A vibrant, active campus life where Horned Frogs cheer on comrades in Big 12 Athletics. First-rate campus living in all new and renovated residence halls nestled in one of the most beautiful campuses in the United States. All in an environment where faculty, staff and students from a variety of backgrounds can thrive, and where our campus community can challenge intellects and share experiences with mutual respect. At first glance, it almost feels like your search is over. But in reality your journey has just begun.

Texas Christian University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
41%
SAT Range
1150-1340
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$37,344/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$25,367/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
80%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.97 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.118 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.118 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,162Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
283
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 68 responses
Report
  • Wealthy, Friendly, Intelligent, Party- Animals
    44%
  • Wealthy, usually entitled but not always
    15%
  • All American
    13%
  • Friendly, easy going
    12%
  • Wealthy, friendly, conservative, welcoming
    9%
  • Rich
    4%
  • Outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.136 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.166 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 77 responses
Report
  • Community oriented
    36%
  • Friendly
    31%
  • Greek
    22%
  • Supportive
    5%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Underrated
    1%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $52,800/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    83%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    94%
    National
    83%
    77%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.81 responses

    Texas Christian University Reviews

    1,592 reviews
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    TCU is by far the best college you could choose. From student involvement to ability to get a job, TCU has it all. There are so many opportunities for students to be involved in campus whether it be in our 150+ clubs on campus or in any of our TCU student run organizations. TCU also has a 90% chance of students receiving a job within six months of graduation and that number jumps to 96% after a year. TCU has an amazing community that allows students to feel like they always have something to do. The 800 events held on campus over the course of the year allow students to connect and meet new people. The restaurants on and off campus are all amazing and Fort Worth offers amazing food options and things to do all within a 15 minute drive! Whether you decide to go hang out at Sundance Square or go line dancing at Billy Bob’s your nights will always be filled with friends and fun! Choose TCU and become a horned frog!
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    Outstanding collegiate experience. Academics are rigorous. TCU changed my life as I also enjoyed a long career working there. TCU allows you to be part of the “Purple Family” long after graduation. I have found the TCU student body to be “winners” in life. They come from many places, but have a competitive drive and a passion to succeed. This Spring, 2021, our family and extended family will possess 11 TCU degrees. TCU is forever!
    Texas Christian University embodies a unique social and academic culture that has allowed me to grow in more ways that I would have ever imagined. Students are confident and passionate to pursue their deep desires. I love the wide variety of opportunities the school offers to be involved on campus or in the Fort Worth community. Class size is medium to small, which is perfect for discussions and getting to know the professors. The population is small enough to feel like a family, yet large enough to get the full "college" experience. TCU can also be challenging, because you are surrounded by high achievers and competition. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming to compare to people around you, but ultimately it has spurred me on to be the best version of me. TCU is a world-changing place!