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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.

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students8,891
   Women5,362 (60.3%)
   Men3,529 (39.7%)
Graduate Students1,503


Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate38% of 19,972 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math594 average
540-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading578 average
530-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing584 average
520-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite28 average
25-30 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$60,420
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met71%
Average Freshman Award$29,339
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 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 Population792,727
Nearest Metropolitan AreaDallas-Fort Worth
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 97% of freshmen, 49% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotHorned 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 Students4.7% from 72 countries
First-Year Students Returning91.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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Average 3.54 3.92 617 611 28
Low 2.30 2.40 440 450 18
High 4.00 5.00 800 770 34
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• Since 1956 TCU has offered a Ranch Management Program.

• TCU's student escort service, called "Froggie Five-0" for its frog mascot, involves uniformed students accompanying other students between two points on campus.

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