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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 Students8,894
   Women5,347 (60.1%)
   Men3,547 (39.9%)
Graduate Students1,429


Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate43% of 18,423 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math596 average
550-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading582 average
530-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing584 average
530-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$60,420
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met70%
Average Freshman Award$27,545
Average Indebtedness of
2015 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
Sororities56% of women participate
Fraternities 41% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
5.1% Black/African-American
11.7% Hispanic/Latino
0.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.1% White
1.9% Unknown
International Students4.7% from 70 countries
First-Year Students Returning90.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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CLASS OF 2021 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
Interested in This College
Average 3.53 3.84 621 615 27
Low 2.50 2.70 450 480 20
High 4.00 5.00 760 730 35
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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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