1,377 reviews
  1. Fort Worth, TX
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Texas Christian University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Calvinist/Reformed
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Big Twelve Conference
Address
2800 S University Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76129
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
49%
SAT Scores Range
1080-1280
ACT Scores Range
24-30
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Texas Christian University

Cost

Net Price
$31,087/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,578/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,121/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,204/ year
  • $76-110k
    $33,916/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,700/ year

Academics

Professors
B
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
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.103 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.103 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,338Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
9%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 58 responses
Report
  • Wealthy, Friendly, Intelligent, Party- Animals
    41%
  • Wealthy, usually entitled but not always
    17%
  • All American
    16%
  • Friendly, easy going
    14%
  • Wealthy, friendly, conservative, welcoming
    5%
  • Conservative, Ignorant, Pompous, Nouveau Riche
    3%
  • Rich
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.121 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.151 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 76 responses
Report
  • Community oriented
    32%
  • Friendly
    30%
  • Greek
    20%
  • It sucks
    17%
  • Supportive
    1%

After Texas Christian University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
47%
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

1,377 reviews
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So far my experience at TCU has been amazing! The atmosphere the faculty and students create is so welcoming and makes you feel right at home. I enjoy the size of the school as well as the location, it is a smaller university, but is located in a large city. There are always activities available to the students and tons of free merchandise and food, which is awesome for college students. The entire faculty is also one of the best features of the school, because they do everything they can to make sure you succeed and achieve your goals. TCU is also has a great athletic program and all the sporting events are free for students, unlike some schools where you have to purchase passes. All the facilities on campus are of the highest quality and have the best equipment regardless of the building. Its an incredible school and it would be a great choice for any student looking to join the horned frog family.
Texas Christian University is a great school. The first thing you might want to consider is the financial aid the university offer. With a relatively high SAT score (more than 2000/2400) and good GPA (at around 3.7 or higher), you can get the highest academic scholarship and be admitted to the Dean's list. If you have constraint financial status, Texas Christian University is almost always generous enough to satisfy you with the need-based aid you want. Plus, its friendly environment enables students from different countries to feel completely comfortable to join in the diversity of the college community. Wherever you are from, you will be welcomed by the university Frog First's events and soon get deeply involved in the Horned Frogs. Last but not least, you won't be able to deny the school spirit. Best homecoming events, best football games, best Horned Frogs, these are what we have!
I think what makes TCU unique is the school's focus on building a community for the students. There are a ton of ways to get involved and find an awesome community. If I could do it all over again I would still choose TCU because I love the group of people I'm surrounded with everyday, teachers who genuinely care about you and a school that is small enough for you to be someone on campus, not just a number. I love my school and I'm so happy I chose to come here!