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Academics

Undergrads at Texas Christian University certainly feel that their college offers it all— “strong academics, driven student body, great opportunities, [and] valuable connections.” It also combines a small school atmosphere with the resources of a large university. Many students are attracted to TCU thanks to its “very nice facilities,” “great honors [college],” and the fact that the university “provides large amounts of merit-based financial aid.” “Small class sizes” mean that students here are “not just a number.” While the university has many fabulous departments and programs, students tout the Neeley School of Business and Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences as standouts. Texas Christian professors are typically “experts in [their] field of study.” Although classes are frequently “challenging,” it’s obvious that instructors are wholly committed to “serving and helping students.” Indeed, “they demand much, but also provide plenty of resources in order for students to meet and exceed expectations.” They’re also “extremely open and respectful to all students” and truly want them to “become more interested in the subject as well.” Faculty members make themselves “readily available through office hours and emails.”

Student Body

The vibe on Texas Christian University’s campus can be summed up with the phrase “southern hospitality.” Undergrads find their peers to be “friendly [and] welcoming.” Many are also “football fanatics who…happen to be pretty smart.” The majority of TCU students are “engaged, generally extroverted individuals who are optimistic about their potential to change the world.” TCU is “big on Greek life, it can seem like everyone is a stereotypical sorority sister or fraternity brother.” However, we’ve been assured that “there are many pockets within the student body where individuals can find their group of likeminded people,” and that “everyone gets along very well in general.” TCU undergrads typically “have a lot of school spirit and love to support the university” and are “friendly and personable.” One student shares, “People tend to remember you just from a few interactions and never shy [away] from saying ‘hi’ whenever they see you on campus.” Lastly, undergrads admit that TCU is not the most ethnically diverse institution. Even though there is an “abundance” of “international students,” the “campus remains to be predominately white.” Nevertheless, you can find “a wide array of…ideological” beliefs.

Campus Life

Students at TCU, as at many universities, subscribe to a work hard, play hard lifestyle. “Libraries are usually semi-full or packed with students studying for classes and exams.” When undergrads are itching for a study break, there is “a plethora of on-campus organizations [in which] to participate.” One club in particular, “the Crew, comes up with some new activity or program for students every day.” Their activities can “range from petting zoos to bouncy houses to circus performers.” The university also brings speakers to campus “pretty often to talk about current issues/academic [topics] of interest.” And of course, “Saturdays in the fall are strictly dedicated to football.” “Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays are the big nights for people to go out. This usually includes fraternity parties and the bar,” The Bottom. Finally, heading into downtown Fort Worth is pretty popular. Students love to take advantage of the “shopping, bars, and movie theaters.” And outdoorsy types will be excited to learn that “there are some trails that wind with the Trinity River which many people run and bike along.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Margaret Resk
Director of Admission Programs

Address
Office of Admission
TCU Box 297013
Fort Worth, TX 76129

Phone
817-257-7490

Email
visit@tcu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Campus Commons & Frog Fountain
Amon G. Carter Stadium
University Recreation Center
Brown-Lupton University Union
Mary Couts Burnett Library

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Kimbell Art Museum
Historic Stockyards/Billy Bob's
Downtown Sundance Square
Bass Performance Hall
Fort Worth Zoo

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; some Saturdays
8am-5pm; 8am-noon
817-257-7490

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Schedule varies - call for appointment

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
3 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is 25 miles from campus. Taxis, rental cars, and the Super Shuttle (800-258-3826) are available for the trip from the airport. About 45 miles from campus, Dallas Love Field Airport serves as a base for Southwest Airlines; taxis and rental cars are available.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Take I-30 and exit at University Dr. just west of downtown (Signs on I-30 indicate the TCU exit.) Head south on University and turn right on Bellaire Drive North. From the south, take I-35W to I-20 West. Exit at Hulen St. (you will see a TCU sign), then go north. Go east on Bellaire Dr South. You will see TCU at the crest of the hill. The Admission Center is at 3301 Bellaire Drive North.

Admissions

Applicants: 19,028
Acceptance Rate: 47%






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