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.

Website: www.tcu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
9,011
Undergraduate
Students
(59.3%) 5,343 Women
(40.7%) 3,668 Men
1,478
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
41% of 19,740 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
560-670 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
570-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$65,684
Tuition and Fees
$46,950
Room and Board
$12,804
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Freshman Award
$30,307
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$42,212
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
669
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 20% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Fort Worth Population
792,727
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Dallas-Fort Worth
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
48% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Horned Frogs
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.3% Asian
5.7% Black/African-American
14.1% Hispanic/Latino
0.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
74.0% White
1.3% Unknown
International Students
4.5% from 69 countries
First-Year Students Returning
91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
69.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
70%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
31.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is not accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies 3 4
History    
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2800 South University Drive
City, State, Zip
Fort Worth, TX 76129-0002
Phone
(817) 257-7490
Fax
 
E-mail
frogmail@tcu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 5
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
41% of 19,740 applicants were admitted
Women
42% of 11,658 applicants were admitted
Men
40% of 8,082 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,103 (26%) of 8,110 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,201 (24%) of 4,915 admitted students enrolled
Men
902 (28%) of 3,195 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
Not reported
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
560-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
570-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
28 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$65,684
Tuition and Fees
$46,950
Room and Board
$12,804
Books and Supplies
$950
Other Expenses
$4,980
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
financialaid@tcu.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Final deadline May 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003636
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,199 (61.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
788 (65.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
781 (99.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
280 (35.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$30,307
Need-Based Gift
Received by 733 (93.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,394
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 557 (71.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,129
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 579 (74.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
579 (29.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,868

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
4,360 (50.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,404 (78.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,344 (98.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
890 (26.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$30,763
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,169 (94.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,790
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,603 (77.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,688
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,254 (67.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
2,474 (28.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,963

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
36%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$42,212
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
3,989
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
677
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
880
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children of Workers in Trades, Ethnic Background, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Previous College Experience, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
867
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,065
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Ballet
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Farm/Farm and Ranch Management
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Economics
  • International Finance
  • International Marketing
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Movement Therapy and Movement Education
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Neuroscience
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Sports Studies
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Voice and Opera
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
669
Part-Time Faculty
351
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
56%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 20% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 26% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 55% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,744,245
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1400
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Not reported
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Adult Nursing
  • Allied Health--General
  • American Studies
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Finance and Banking
  • Geology
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • History
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Rhetoric
  • Science Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Taxation

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Allied Health--General
  • American Studies
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Chemistry
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • English
  • Experimental Psychology
  • History
  • Latin American Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Rhetoric
  • Social Psychology

Location and Setting


Fort Worth Population
792,727
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Dallas-Fort Worth
Campus Size
290 acres

Weather

Temperature
32.7 average low in January, 91.9 average high in September
Rain
79 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Fort Worth
Nearest Train Station
Fort Worth

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
48% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
52%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
emergency call boxes, video surveillance in parking lots, self-defense education, lighted sidewalks, Emergency Mass Notification System

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Horned Frogs
School Colors
Purple and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Equestrian Sports x x    
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Riflery x x    
Soccer x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Equestrian Sports x x
Football    
Golf x x
Riflery x x
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Equestrian Sports    
Football x x
Golf x x
Riflery    
Soccer    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
gymnastics, lacrosse, rock climbing, rowing, rugby, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, water polo
Men's Club Sports
gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rock climbing, rowing, rugby, soccer, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, the crew, catholic community, ignite, leaps, business school organizations
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
9,011
Women
5,343 (59.3%)
Men
3,668 (40.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
8,738
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.3% Asian
5.7% Black/African-American
14.1% Hispanic/Latino
0.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
74.0% White
1.3% Unknown
International Students.
4.5% from 69 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
1,478

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
69.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
81.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
83.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
70%
Average Starting Salary
70%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
31.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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