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Texas Christian University is a private institution that was founded in 1873. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,229, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 275 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Texas Christian University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 92. Its tuition and fees are $34,590 (2012-13).
Texas Christian University is the biggest religious university associated with the Disciples of Christ Christian Church and is open to students of any faith. There are about 20 religious organizations for students to join, among about 200 others. Greek life is a popular option, with close to 40 percent of the student body involved in about 30 fraternities and sororities. Freshmen and sophomores must live on campus, unless they are older than 21 or commute from a parent’s home. The Horned Frog sports teams are members of the NCAA Division I Mountain West Conference and are especially competitive in football. The unusual mascot is a small lizard and is also the official state animal of Texas. Volunteer activities are a particularly big draw for students, and the school’s Center for Community Involvement & Service-Learning coordinates excursions like trips to Mexico over spring break. The campus is about five miles from downtown Fort Worth, a historic area that still has an Old West feel. Students can check out live bull riding shows at Billy Bob’s, a restaurant that is billed as the world’s largest honky-tonk, or catch a rodeo at the Cowtown Coliseum. Dallas is about 30 miles away.
The university is affiliated with the Brite Divinity School, a theological seminary. The university has its own specialty study abroad programs in London; Florence; and Seville, Spain and coordinates with other schools for students wishing to study elsewhere. Notable alumni include Chris Klein, an actor in the American Pie series, and Rod Roddy, a former announcer on The Price is Right.
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TCU is all about the experience.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)|
When applying to Texas Christian University, it's important to note the application deadline is February 15, and the early action deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 15. The application fee at Texas Christian University is $40. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 37.6 percent and an early acceptance rate of 47.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||37.7%|
|Application deadline||February 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||February 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Texas Christian University is 14:1, and the school has 41.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Texas Christian University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Health Professions and Related Programs; Social Sciences; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 86.0 percent.
Texas Christian University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,229, with a gender distribution of 40.9 percent male students and 59.1 percent female students. At this school, 49.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 51.0 percent of students live off campus. Texas Christian University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Texas Christian University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Texas Christian University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Texas Christian University, 70 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Texas Christian University.
|Students who have cars on campus||70%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Texas Christian University, 43.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $16,963.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$34,590 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$10,650 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data