Texas Christian University

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2800 S. University Drive

Fort Worth, TX 76129

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Phone: (817) 257-7000
2013-2014 Tuition
$36,590
tuition and fees
Students
8,456
enrolled
41%
male /
59%
female
Admissions
Feb. 15
application deadline
40.9%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

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#82 Overall Score: 52 out of 100. National Universities

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Summary

Texas Christian University is a private institution that was founded in 1873. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,456, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 277 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Texas Christian University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 82. Its tuition and fees are $36,590 (2013-14).

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 Big XII Conference and are especially competitive in football. The unusual mascot is a small lizard and is also the official state reptile 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 35 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."

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Opening minds and doors to success.

TCU is all about the experience.

This is a place where students learn how to adapt to whatever the future might bring, develop critical thinking skills and expand their creativity. With a choice of rigorous academic programs in 131 undergraduate areas of study, 49 master's level programs and 23 areas of doctoral study, Horned Frogs have opportunities to search for meaning and examine values, yet graduate well-prepared for professional accomplishment.

Whether in the fine arts or business or engineering, Horned Frogs can develop their full creative potential here. For example, both MBA and undergraduate students at the Neeley School of Business benefit from an experience ranked at the top by Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report - not in spite of, but because of, the focus on the individual.

At TCU, professors love being in the classroom. These mentoring teacher-scholars also conduct well-published, leading-edge research, often with undergraduates at their sides.

Horned Frogs live, learn and play 24-7 in a 277-acre setting in a vibrant city. They work out in state-of-the-art recreation facilities, catch Big 12 NCAA athletic competition and participate in 200+ organizations, all without leaving the campus.

That's when they're not providing thousands of hours of volunteer service to their community, interning in New York or LA, practicing journalism in Washington, D.C., experiencing international business in China or perfecting Spanish in Seville.

It's how Horned Frogs are learning to change the world.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1873
Religious affiliation Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $1,110,868,000

Applying

When applying to Texas Christian University, it's important to note the application deadline is February 15, and the early action deadline and the early decision deadline are November 1 and November 1, respectively. 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 40.9 percent and an early acceptance rate of 40.9 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 40.9%
Application deadline February 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by February 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Texas Christian University is 13:1, and the school has 41 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 Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 87 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 58%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 21%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 18%
Health Professions and Related Programs 14%
Social Sciences 8%
Education 7%

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Student Life

Texas Christian University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 8,456, with a gender distribution of 40.5 percent male students and 59.5 percent female students. At this school, 47 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 53 percent of students live off campus. Texas Christian University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 9,727
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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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, 63 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Texas Christian University.

Students who have cars on campus 63%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Texas Christian University, 42.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $17,990.

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 $36,590 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,980 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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