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Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX
Texas Christian University, founded in 1873, is a private, church-affiliated university. It is a major teaching and research university with the feel of a small college. It is large enough to challenge and small enough to care, an affordable, private university with a faculty that cares, friends who last, values you expect and viewpoints you don't. TCU attracts and serves those who want to lead and learn. Its 237-acre campus is located three miles from downtown Fort Worth.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 8,891
   Women 5,362 (60.3%)
   Men 3,529 (39.7%)
Graduate Students 1,503
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 38% of 19,972 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math 594 average
540-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 578 average
530-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 28 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $60,420
  Tuition and Fees $42,670
  Room and Board $12,000
Average Percent of Need Met 71%
Average Freshman Award $29,339
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 623
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 27% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 19% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Fort Worth Population 792,727
Nearest Metropolitan Area Dallas-Fort Worth
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 97% of freshmen, 49% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Horned Frogs
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.9% Asian
5.3% Black/African-American
13.0% Hispanic/Latino
0.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.5% White
1.9% Unknown
International Students 4.7% from 72 countries
First-Year Students Returning 91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 62.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 70%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 28.0%