- Class: Junior
- Major: Creative Writing
- Gender: F
- High School: St. Alban's Episcopal
- Transfer Student: N
TCU is just the right size to get noticed in a positive way. The environment is good because it is located so close to downtown Fort Worth yet far enough away to not feel hectic. The campus is lovely and the classes are worthwhile. The Fort Worth community is ridiculously loyal to this college and alumni love to keep involved. This is an easy campus to fit in to and TCU is always looking to improve itself to better suit its students.
Professors are generally very friendly and personable- like they know your name enough to greet you in the hallway 2 semesters after you took their class. In bigger survey classes be prepared to be virtually invisible, but in normal classes you will be important and involved. Different teachers teach differently, but all are very understanding if that is not how you learn- they aren't that hard to approach about problems. Students are competitive in certain classes I feel, especially business classes, but in others they are generally supportive of each other. I don't really ever spend time with teachers outside of class because I think it would be uncomfortable. I am an English major and this department is difficult for me because of the workload associated with each English class- lots of reading and writing per class then multiply that times 3 to get only part of a semester's class load. The academic requirements of the TCU Core are understandable, but not every class that should count for a specific credit does, making it very difficult to complete the core and take classes that interest you. I feel that most of the learning is simply for learning's sake.
There are a lot of white and close minded people on this campus. The other half of the campus however is made of tolerant, accepting and diverse people. I think it actually is pretty even between the two groups, avoiding any kind of major issue. There are issues about homosexuals not being comfortable being open on our campus and also a lot of negativity towards the football team. This is because most of the black students on campus are only there for sports and consequesntly the sports players get a lot of undeserved benefits that academic scholars do not get (i.e. paid for meal plans, picking classes befor honor students, better dorms, etc.)
The Best Things
The people and atmosphere.
The Worst Things
The rising costs used to improve the freaking football stadium.