Texas Christian University
2800 South University Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76129
817/921-7490 or
Fax 817/921-7268

3,001 men/3,960 women
557 Undergraduate
599 men/552 women

Number who applied:
Number accepted:
Number enrolled:

Room and board:
Fees, books, misc.:
$1,840 approx.

Freshmen receiving aid:

Student/faculty ratio:

TCU may have the most interesting mascot in the nation - the Horned Frog! A member of the lizard family, the Horned Frog is symbolic of TCU's unique and individual character.

Admitted students to TCU have the opportunity to attend a summer program called Frog Camp. Frog Camp gives new students the opportunity to meet one another while learning about TCU traditions and school spirit. It all takes place in camp settings that range from a service-oriented Fort Worth/Habitat for Humanity camp to the high-adventure Colorado camp.

TCU, with Columbia University, recently became a partner in the BioSphere project, giving students in the sciences access to the world's premier research-oriented self-contained living environment. This is just one example of TCU's national and international presence.

Prominent alumni/ae:
Bob Schieffer
Anchor CBS Evening News weekend edition; moderator Face the Nation
Betty Buckley
Broadway singer
John Roach
CEO, Tandy Corporation
Kenneth Barr
Mayor, Fort Worth
Dr. Stuart Lord
Executive director, Presidents' Summit for America's Future

Most popular majors:
TCU, with an endowment in excess of a half billion dollars, stresses high quality in all academic offerings. Popular programs are business, journalism, fine arts, pre-med, education, psychology, and engineering.

Percentage who go on to advanced study:
Graduate School:46%
Medical/Dental School:22%
Law School:16%
Business School:8%

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Texas Christian University
2800 South University Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76129

Texas Christian University
Accessible and friendly, TCU also has more trees, grass, and flowers than, perhaps, any campus should have.

College Description
Founded in 1873, TCU is a national, private, liberal arts and science, four-year university that combines the strength of a major teaching and research institution with the student-centered atmosphere typical of smaller colleges. Just 30 miles west of Dallas, TCU is located in Fort Worth, comfortably situated on 237 landscaped acres in a residential neighborhood. Approximately 5,500 undergraduate students from all 50 states and over 70 foreign countries study in over 100 undergraduate majors, including business, education, engineering, dance, journalism, nursing, and the physical sciences. Historically related to, but not governed by, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the University encourages personal growth and leadership in both academic and cocurricular activities. TCU students can expect a traditional Southwestern friendliness, accessibility to a top-notch and caring faculty, and a thriving city to explore.

Academic Life
TCU's five academic colleges are the AddRan College of Arts and Sciences, the M.J. Neeley School of Business, the School of Education, the College of Fine Arts and Communication, and the Harris College of Nursing. A 3-2 M.B.A. program is one of several master's degree programs that are available. Research-oriented Ph.D. programs are offered in chemistry, divinity, English, history, physics, and psychology. There is also a certificate program in ranch management. TCU is a member of educational organizations that require the highest standard of program, faculty, facilities, and resources. Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and Mortar Board have active chapters on campus. The Honors Program provides an additional challenge for outstanding students, teaching scholars to look at life with greater context, clarity, and conviction. More than 20% of students participate in summer, semester, or year-long study abroad programs in over 30 different countries. Internships are also emphasized.

Campus Life
TCU students are actively involved in over 150 clubs and organizations. Students can choose from numerous honors associations, professional clubs, and religious and service organizations as well as 11 national fraternity and 11 national sorority chapters, marching band, student government and intramural athletics. A recognized leadership development program is also very popular. Approximately 2,850 students reside on campus in 11 residence halls and on-campus fraternity/sorority houses that are temperature controlled and include such amenities as study lounges, kitchens, laundry facilities, and TV/recreational rooms. Each individual room is equipped with e-mail/Internet hook-ups, cable television, and individual phone lines. Campus dining is provided in three cafeterias and a snack bar. The Brown Lupton Student Center is home to several cafeterias, a study room, a computer lab, several rooms for club meetings, and a ballroom that is used for guest lectures, concerts, free weekend movies, and a myriad of formal receptions, dinners, and special events.

Facilities and Resources
The Mary Couts Burnett Library houses more than 1.6 million volumes and has collections in music, theology, government documents, and rare books; more than 9,000 serials and periodicals are received. TCU's Ed Landreth Auditorium is rated among the country's best acoustically and is the current site of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Speech and hearing pathology students benefit from the on-campus Miller Speech and Hearing Clinic, while students studying special education have access to the Starpoint School, a private elementary school on campus. The Moudy Building is home to two color TV studios and an FM broadcasting radio station for radio-TV-film students; computer labs, a daily paper, a yearbook, and a magazine for journalism students; and two floors of studio space for the arts. The Neeley School of Business, housed in Tandy Hall, offers students several facilities for hands-on learning. The Charles Tandy American Enterprise Center, the Center for Productive Communication, and the Educational Investment Fund offer students access to stock market quote machines, trading rooms, news wire services, video presentation rooms, international teleconferencing facilities, a business writing resource center, and computer labs.

TCU competes in the highest level of intercollegiate athletics, NCAA Division I-A, in the nation's largest conference, the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). Men's teams include football, basketball, track, baseball, golf, swimming, soccer, and tennis. Women compete in basketball, track, golf, swimming, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. Over 70% of the student body participates in intramural sports from softball and flag football to floor hockey and Frisbee golf. The Rickel Building provides three full-size gyms, swimming and diving pools, ten racquetball courts, nine lighted tennis courts, two sand volleyball courts, and weight training, fitness, and aerobics facilities. The 42,000-seat Amon Carter Stadium towers 14 stories into the sky, while Daniel-Meyer Coliseum seats 5,700 comfortably. The Mary Potishman Lard Tennis Center is a world-class competition tennis court. All varsity athletes utilize the state-of-the-art $11-million Walsh Fitness Complex, providing the latest weight and strength training equipment.

Financial Aid
Approximately 66% of undergraduate students receive aid. Academic scholarships are based on the student's SAT I or ACT scores, rank in class, and overall application. Students competing for academic scholarships must apply no later than January 15. Awards range from $1000 to full tuition. National Merit Finalists who name TCU as their first choice receive a base scholarship of $3000 and may be eligible for higher awards. Students who demonstrate financial need are eligible for federal, state, and University-funded awards, which include grants, loans, and work study programs. Eligibility is determined using the FAFSA.

Admission Requirements
TCU evaluates applications using test scores, academic performance, and individual character. Required are an essay, counselor and teacher recommendations, and an activities rŽsumŽ. Applicants are expected to have completed a college-prepatory curriculum. Campus visits and interviews, while optional, are strongly recommended. Admitted students are required to attend a summer orientation session before enrolling. TCU does not discriminate on the basis of personal status, individual characteristics, or group affiliation, including but not limited to classes protected under federal and state law.

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