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Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, Texas
Part of TCU's Campus credit: Easal22
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
8,608 Undergraduates
38% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Mostly Women
Private
Expensive
Region: South
Division 1
Size: Small
Doctoral
Religious
Texas Christian University
2800 S University Dr
Fort Worth, Texas
76129
(817) 257-7000
www.tcu.edu/

Texas Christian University is a private, Christian university located in Fort Worth, Texas, and one of the top 80 schools in the nation. Brothers Addison and Randolph Clark started TCU in 1873. It was originally called AddRan Male and Female College and was located in Thorp Spring, Texas. It relocated to its current location, which is three miles from downtown Fort Worth, in 1910. Today, it sits on 325 acres of land. The campus is known for its flowers, which were planted with a $550,000 donation from a university benefactor, Mary Evans Beasley. TCU is also known for its special brick color, a golden hue referred to as the “TCU buff.” The school’s mottos are "Learning is Power" and "Education is Opportunity.” Notable alumni include CBS News journalist Bob Schieffer, football player LaDainian Tomlinson, model Shantel VanSanten, football player Andy Dalton, actor Travis Schuldt, TV personality Kristin Adams and actress Betty Buckley. The school’s colors are purple and white, and its mascot is the Horned Frog. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – Big 12, and varsity sports offered include men’s football, baseball, basketball, cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field, and golf, and women’s basketball, cross country, equestrian, golf and soccer.

Location

Fort Worth is the 15th-largest city in the United States and fifth-largest city in the state of Texas. The city is located in North Texas. It is the county seat of Tarrant County, covering nearly 350 square miles into four other counties: Denton, Johnson, Parker and Wise. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

88

restaurants score

Students
39%

Men

61%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

95%

Live On Campus

413

New Transfer Students

Admissions
38%

Acceptance Rate

25%

Enrollment Yield

1070-1280

SAT Range

19,972

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$33,362

Typical Cost

$44,760

Average Tuition

81%

Recieve Financial Aid

89%

Have Loans

$19,500

Median Debt

Academics
13.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

7

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Communication Technologies

Top Major

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, 41 fraternities and sororities on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Big Twelve Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Big Twelve Conference

Social
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