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Texas Christian University (TCU) Reviews

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  • 12/08/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    46 out of 48 people found this review useful. 1 of 103

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    TCU is great for the student who wants a smaller private school in a great city, challenging but intellectually interesting courses, and an all-around fantastic college experience. It's not just for rich kids, but for students from all backgrounds.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all opportunities to interact with TCU. Take a campus tour (some of my friends are tour guides!), or come see the campus on your own. Work hard on your application and don't let your grades drop during your senior year. If you are waitlisted, don't give up! Keep in frequent contact with people on campus and you have a good chance of getting accepted. I know many students that have gotten into TCU this way. If you are accepted, make sure and go to Frog Camp! It's not mandatory but it is SO helpful. I didn't get to go to a Frog Camp and it's one of the things I regret most. Those who went formed lasting friendships before school even started, and got the opportunity to interact with upperclassmen and faculty members. I will hopefully be a Frog Camp mentor next summer, so I hope to see you there! :)

    Bang for the buck

    I will be the first to admit that TCU is expensive, and tuition is going to increase next year. However, they give out a huge amount of scholarships and grants that are both merit and need based. They also offer work study programs for those who qualify, and there are many other ways for you to get money. I, along with many other students here, am still trying to take advantage of all the scholarship opportunities I can because being at TCU is just THAT important. The classes, the people, the organizations, the experience are all more than worth the money I'm paying to be here.

    Am enjoying being here

    The students, faculty, and staff are some of the friendliest people you will meet. There's always something to do, whether it be movie night in the commons or a board game party in your dorm. The campus always organizes a wide range of events, so there's something for everyone to enjoy. Sitting in the student section during football games are always a blast, especially considering our football team is ranked 4th in the nation.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here take their jobs very seriously, and most, if not all, are always willing to help you out. They're easy to approach if you have questions or concerns, and teach their classes so that you will actually learn something. There is a pretty big focus on liberal arts in the TCU core, so no matter your major you will take a wide range of courses. Our business school is nationally ranked, and students graduating from many of our programs have little trouble finding a job or getting into graduate/medical school.

  • 07/07/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 out of 40 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 2 of 103

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Definately go to Frog Camp. It is not manditory, but you learn a lot. I went to Casa A and learned a lot about my future home. It was a great way to kick of my college career.

  • 12/06/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 out of 17 people found this review useful. 3 of 103

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    TCU is great for students who are looking for a smaller campus that gets to participate in a lot of things that larger schools get to do. If you love being in a city, Fort Worth is fantastic, but it has a much smaller and homey feel to it. TCU is for students who like a liberal arts curriculum with a lot of majors to choose from and for students who want opportunities like studying abroad. TCU is very different from other large Texas schools, so if you like something unique, TCU is the place for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit. The campus will take your breath away on a sunny day and there is so much to see and take in if you come and visit for a day. Check and feel if you can see yourself living here and walking to classes every day. Also, if you get in, make sure and take part in the First Year Experience. Frog Camp, Orientation, and Connections are so important to finding friends and getting plugged in. They are so much fun and will really help you feel at home here.

    Bang for the buck

    TCU is expensive. There's not much more to it than that. However, there are so many scholarships available that you may not even be aware of. The most important thing to do if you apply and get in is to come visit and take a stop at the Financial Aid office. A lot of the time, they will be able to search around for scholarships and can even give them to you while you are in the office. If that doesn't work out, there are always websites like Cappex that can be a huge help for finding outside scholarships. Finding the money is worth it to get the chance to go to TCU.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love everything about TCU. There is an endless supply of things to get involved with, whether it's Greek life, student government, or a religious club. You name it, TCU has it. I can never get enough of our amazing football games and the huge amount of purple pride that pours out of everyone that goes here. My academic and social life are fulfilling and I can't imagine being on any other campus.

    Am learning a lot

    At TCU, you learn exactly how much you sign up for. If you are a Nursing student or pre-med, you can expect a rigorous course load with very hard classes. On the other hand, if you are an Advertising major or Ranch Management, you may not be memorizing or learning as many complex things as the Health students, but you will be taught all the tools of the trade. The liberal arts focus of the school really makes TCU unique, so you are constantly taking things that may be new to you and are out of your major, making you a more rounded individual.

  • 12/29/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 16 people found this review useful. 4 of 103

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    TCU is a good school for students that are very dedicated to whatever they do, people that are up for challenges and don't like to get comfortable in their skin. It's great for those over achievers, basically purpose driven people. I'm going to tell the truth, I just completed my first semester here and I had a hard time because I thought it was going to be easy like in high school, which it isn't, but is can be if you're organized and continuously looking over materials. Most importantly, it is best to keep your priorities straight.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're thinking about going to TCU, i suggest you get a planner, because it is so much going on that it's overwhelming. You should also get your priorities straight and know that there will always be something fun to do, but academics come first. I also suggest you stock up on purple!

    Bang for the buck

    Now, the buck is pretty high, but it is definitely worth it. Your tuition pays for everything, such as: recreation center use, all sports games, library usage, etc. Like I said before, you would not be disappointed. Sometimes, I do wonder why it's so expensive, but when I think of everything it has to offer, as far as education wise and activity wise, it really is worth the money.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really love the environment because the people are friendly, it's almost a second home for me. When I go home I just want to go back. The school spirit is AMAZING! The football team is very good, which adds to the excitement. There is always something to do, since it's not in the country, it's right in the middle of Fort Worth, TX, where you can really get the Texan experience.

    Am learning a lot

    I have benefited knowledge wise from this school. The curriculum is challenging and I am still adjusting to it. I love the challenge because when I was in high school everything came easy to me, but here at TCU it make you go that extra step.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 12 people found this review useful. 5 of 103

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    o I would say 'Any student' because I know that TCU is simply the best school for anyone. I will share some detail. TCU is a medium sized, private school of about 9,000 diverse students from many states and countries. It is small enough to create a great community between students, faculty, and alumni, but it is also large enough to where you get that big campus feel. TCU is great for the academically, athletically, artistically, and socially strong. Students quickly find their place in the TCU campus within a few weeks of being on campus. TCU has state of the art facilities which appeal to many people. Even if nothing necessarily sparks you interest at first, a student can always create their own groups or branch out to others. TCU truly has something for everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    o One major tip is to come and visit TCU. There is no better way to discover what the college is like and if it is right for you. Many people say that if the college is right for you, you will feel it as soon as you step foot on the campus. This is exactly how it was for me. I listened to my heart and I am confident that I made the best choice. Another great idea if you plan on coming to TCU is to go to frog camp. By attending any of the amazing frog camps available, you will be able to make some great friends and start to create (or increase) your horned frog pride!

    Bang for the buck

    o By no means is TCU a cheap school. It is a private university and therefore requires a little extra cash; however, this has been the greatest investment of my life so far. TCU has and will continue to open doors for its students. This only leads them to greater success in their futures. If money is an issue, TCU is very generous with their financial aid. The school has scholarships for almost any type of student. They also provide opportunities for work study on campus. Although it may require a little extra work and money, an education and overall experience here at TCU is worth more than anything in this world.

    Am enjoying being here

    o TCU is not your typical university; it is above and beyond any other. From nationally ranked sports teams and amazing art groups, to interactive campus communities and engaging experience—Texas Christian University has it all. When a student steps on campus, he or she will hit the ground running into a tight knit and highly spirited community of horned frogs. Every day of the week, students are able to find something to do with their friends, faculty, family, community, or even others around the world. There are no limits to a student’s possibilities at TCU; one simply has to take a step forward into this new life.

    Am learning a lot

    o The faculty, staff, and students of TCU take pride in their educational success. It is not surprising that TCU is recognized as a great source of future leaders and workers for the global community. The faculty and staff constantly strive to help students to learn and grow in new ways. Also, the students on campus work hard to become successful and prepare for the future. Every professor on campus is here because they love their subject and believe it is the best in the world. They have a passion for teaching and they desire to help students more than anything. Regardless of what major a student chooses, that student will receive and be recognized for having one of the best educations for that field.

  • 06/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 6 of 103

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Wanting a REAL College experience (Div. 1 Football, Baseball, with Bowl presence and College World Series presence) * Small without feeling tiny * Large city fun nearby * Growing Greek Life * Great food * Guaranteed housing for freshman and sophomores * Safe * Ivy League Prestigue without the snobbery * Teriffic College Spirit * Fun * Lively * Friendly * Social * Christian

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't slack off in your senior year of high school. Colleges pull your transcript both semesters and frequently rescind an offer or reduce a financail aid package if the prospective student has not taken the senior year as seriously as the other 3. Don't just go to colleges your best pals or boyfriend are checking out. Trust me.... once you get started in college, those wallowing in the glory years of high school don't fit in and will hold you back. Hit the ground running in college and take a balance of classes each term (in other words mix up the classes). Check out Rate Your Professor.com for reviews on professors in classes you want to take. Don't overreact or underreact, but read all reviews, talk to friends and follow your gut. Sometimes you will have to take a class from a professor that is not as good as you'd hoped, but you can balance it with others because everyone else is talking about the professors too. Take that wizened advice and drop a class if you need to. BEST ADVICE.... there is NO shame in hiring a tutor. Only do so within the first 2 weeks of a term if your first exam/paper is below a C or you feel overwhelmed or have ANY, even the slightest, concerns of success.

    Bang for the buck

    Private univerisities have more money available for scholarships than public colleges and universities do. So, don't let the initial tuition price cause sticker shock! Apply for all scholarships that are remotely applicable. Ask for financial help and fill out the FAFSA as soon as it is available on line on January 1 each year. The other more important consideration is that I can always get the classes I need, the classes are not impacted and I will graduate in 4 years. That is very good value.

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE TCU!!! From the time I visited the university my senior year of high school to now, this is the place God had picked out for me. The biggest challenge is keeping my grades up so I can keep my funding. But because I LOVE TCU, I work very hard for my 3.8GPA and am so proud to be a Horned Frog. I am also very active in my sorority, a church, volunteering and serving the community of Fort Worth. Except for the wickedly hot summers (but lucky me.... I get to go home and work in sunny San Diego) this is a gorgeous campus, small town feel and the ENTIRE college experience! Division 1 Football and Baseball, bowl games, College World Series, top ranked soccer and shooting sports as well as volleyball! We are the David to the traditional gi-normous college Goliaths and I LOVE it!

    Am learning a lot

    This is the GREATEST learning environment ever! Small class sizes, professors take the time to get to know the students and the opportunity to excel beyond expectations! As an Eduction major in one of the TOP 4 schools in the US for teachers, I was in the classroom observing and student teaching in my FIRST semester!! It was in this environment that I discovered that my true calling in the profession is to teach Middle School Science. All other programs have you wallow along until your senior year and year of student teaching to figure things out. So often precious time and valuable tuition resources are wasted on classes because the education program is not the best. I look forward to EVERY semester of classes, even when I know I am going to be pulling a hard load and working 15 hours each week to just have the privilege to stay at TCU.

  • 10/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 7 of 103

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It's great for students that want to be part of the city because you will see people from off campus that like to show support. You must like purple or learn to because you will see everywhere. TCU tries to get everyone to get involved so if you like to get your hands dirty this is the place for you. It's not too big or too small. The academics are great. Sports are great! Anyone with an open mind will do!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in high school and show interest in the school. Before you make a decision visit the campus - you will fall inlove! Don't worry about not fittin in because they is room for all types of people. Take advantage of the people that are here to help. Learn how to manage your time!

    Bang for the buck

    TCU is pricey but I can guarantee every buck is used for something that benefits you as a student if you take the opportunity. The money is used to make you apartment better and make the environment a better place. You'll find students that love it here and are constently giving back to the school because they want everyone to share the TCU experience. The food is delicious and they're is usually always something on the menu that you will crave ... did I mentin the frozen yogurt machine? They are also going to add Chick-fil-A on campus... o so I hear. Yesterday they were passing out free scrantons and blue books and you also get 200 free print outs at the library and 150 tries at the copy machine. There's also free t-shirts in almost every event. Students already have closets full of just TCU purple t-shirts.

    Am enjoying being here

    There's always something to do something here. Currently they have an organization called the Crew that make it thier priority to have atleast three events for students everyday. This year they even had Lady Antebellum come out and have a private free concert for the students. The games are deffinately a highlight for almost every sport but especially football. Since TCU is basically part of the city Fort Worth offers you many places to hang out and have fun. They literrally have everything out here except a theme park. Every Hall for those that live on campus also have events atleast once a week to get everyone together and hangout. Even the intramural sports are ridiculously fun. They have every sport to things like pillow fights and paperball football. Main Holidays here are huge too and they is a club for almost everything here. TCU is basically a private school that offers you everything a big school does. You don't miss much here. You make friends from almost every state and country. At this moment they are trying to be more diversed and intercultural so it is a great time to open up your world. They also have many opportunities to travel with the school. They have Frog Camp for freshmen just so that people could make friends even before school started. I went to London and made amazing friends. We still get together and have dinner. Almost everyone here is nice - wether its genuine or because they feel its the right thing to do. It might not be racially as diversed as other schools but you'll feel special if you are because they are trying to change that. Many students get homesick the first week but once you get involved those feelings go away pretty fast.

    Am learning a lot

    Here at TCU they are big on making sure their students know the material and are following through. It might just be my luck but it seems like all my professors really care about thier students and want their students to succeed. This is college so it seems like in a lot of my classes they go by pretty fast and you are expected to have knowledge to the basic material because of your high school education. However , if for some reason you're not at the level you should be at they have free worskshops and tutoring available for you. Even better the professors are easy to get ahold of during office hours. Whatever you do don't be afraid to go ahead and pay a visit before a test ... i promise you won't regret it. Some of them post some of their past test on ecollege so that you have an idea of what you should expect. I have one professor that e-mails all his students if he feels like he didn't teach the material well enough and sends notes to make the material clearer. They also offer different type of leadership seminars for free in which I am currently taking and I can tell you I am learning a lot! One of the reasons I really like it here is how easy it is to get help here. If you can't study in your own room, they have study rooms in all the halls and the library is a great place to study where they have quiet zones and zones for group work and there's always a lap top or computer available for your use. All the professors are required to give you a detailed syllabus so that the students know what to expect; it includes how the test work and how much it will count. If you want a school that is up in their game but willing to help you if you fall back TCU is the school for you! There is even a writing center where you can send your papers for free where they do spelling and grammar check for you.

  • 12/05/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 8 of 103

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you would like a private school that sets minimum religious course expectations for their students and love school spirit TCU is for you! Where Purple will never get old, even for males and everyone is friendly! It is fairly small in comparison to other Texas schools. It is so nice to see the same faces at school, no one is a stranger.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, Study, and Study! Also, get involved, it will make your college experience so much more worth it! Come to the Football Games and sit in the stands and watch the team play, Our Horned Frogs are great!

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, TCU does cost a lot! But TCU is very willing to help out their students financially. Apply for scholarships like crazy because it is an opportunity I would never want to give up!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being here! Both of my parents went to TCU and it had been my dream to go here and I am finally fulfilling my dream! It is everything I hoped for and more! We had One Republic play a concert for us back in October and we get lots of free stuff! Our football team is also going to a BCS Bowl and right now we are ranked #4 in the nation!

    Am learning a lot

    I feel like I am learning a lot! The professors have been great and are very helpful. It is a lot of work, but it keeps me busy and very focused on my education.

  • 12/03/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 7 people found this review useful. 9 of 103

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking for a big university atmosphere, but with all the benefits of a small, private university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, talk to the people in Admissions and Financial Services, ask for help!

    Bang for the buck

    TCU does a great job of offering both merit-based and need-based financial aid.

    Am enjoying being here

    ESPN GameDay here? The #4 nationally ranked Horned Frog football team? It's great!

    Am learning a lot

    The courses are challenging, but I believe that the atmosphere created by the college and professors is positive and very student-centered.

  • 12/07/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 7 people found this review useful. 10 of 103

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who loves learning,making new friends, and being involved!

    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun! join lots of clubs and other activities. There is so much to do at TCU you cant go wrong with whatever you join!

    Bang for the buck

    This is my only issue with TCU. Its becoming very hard to afford. Tuition is going up again in the fall of 2010 but hopefully my good ol' friends here at Cappex are going to help me out! Thank you Cappex I cant do it without you.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love TCU with all my heart. It is my second home, the people are friendly the professors are great, and the Chancellor is amazing! He will personally make you a priority he knows everyone!!

    Am learning a lot

    TCU is so great! I could not imagine myself anywhere else! No matter what you come here for you will learn tons! TCU is a top ranked school, and I feel so honored to be a student here.

  • 10/19/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 11 of 103

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Focused students who are looking for a great environment while getting a wonderful education.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip is to really put your personality into your application. For example, get someone to write a recommendation who knows your personality, not just grades.

    Bang for the buck

    Although this is definitely not a cheap school, you definitely get what you pay for. The dorms are big, the campus is beautiful, the facilities are always kept up. And the school always has so much going on for free, like movie nights, sweet tuesdays (where there are different deserts!), and games. Once there was a zip line in the Commons and Lady Antebellum performed here - for free! Also, there are free t-shirts everywhere :)

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere here is amazing. The campus is absolutely beautiful and the school has a separate fund just for plants around the school, so the flowers are always being renewed. Also, the people are great- there is such a southern hospitality. And the professors are very nice, not mean angry people. They actually care about you.

    Am learning a lot

    There is this thing called TCU Core and basically you have to take classes in every subject to complete the core. It has nothing to do with your major, but it makes you very well rounded. For example, I'm a Journalism major, but I'm taking art, microeconomics, environmental science, and spanish right now. I am learning a lot more now that I have expanded my horizons.

  • 12/03/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 12 of 103

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. Even if you only join one club, do it. If you come here without knowing anybody, you won't make good friends unless you put yourself out there. Go to events. There's always something happening on campus.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is so beautiful here and everyone is polite. There's always something to do (if you don't want to do your homework) and there's always a chance to have fun.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers a really helpful in and out of class. It has been great and I've learned so much.

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 7 people found this review useful. 2 people found this inaccurate. 13 of 103

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should definitely visit the school. Don't fall into the rah-rah hoopla of athletics like I almost did. Identify if your programs of interest are truly ranked by USNews. I looked and the best ranking I found was a program in the top 70. Most are not even in the top 100. Read the comments and you will notice the poor grammar of current students. The SAT scores are sub-par for good-to-top school. The (academic) rankings reflect. this.

    Bang for the buck

    Unless it was for free.

    Will enjoy being here

    Only if my interest were in partying and going to football games.

    Will learn a lot

    I was expecting a lot from the school but disappointed by the lack of overall academic prowess from students that I observed. My HS classmates appeared brighter. Seemed like a party school obsessed with athletics but left a lot to be desired from an academic perspective. I was not impressed by the students at all.

  • 12/28/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 103

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    TCU is for everyone. It is a small school in a great city, it has that feeling of a big school because of the school spirit around TCU and Fort Worth. You can find anyone from dance major, to photography major, to religion, to athlete, to pre-med. Really anybody can go to this school and find exactly what they are looking for

    Tips for prospective students

    TCU offers Mondays at TCU, which I highly recommend. You go to the TCU website and set up a weekend when you want to go and you will take a tour of the school, eat at our cafeteria and experience what TCU is like in just a couple of days. Or come up yourself and visit the campus, which is what I did. The campus is gorgeous and TCU has so much to offer. Once you get in, I highly recommend you to go Frog Camp, I did not go and I regret it because during the first few weeks of school everyone knew each other from frog camp, and a couple of my friends still get together for lunch with their frog camp group and leader. It really helps you get to know students that go to TCU. Also, during orientation, make sure you ask the advisors if some classes you chose count for your core, because I did not make sure of this and I ended up wasting my first semester!

    Bang for the buck

    TCU is really expensive, however, TCU offers many financial aids, scholarships and grants. They are very generous in scholarships if you have good grades in high school. TCU has a financial aid office where you can go in and talk to the people working and they will help you in every way possible because they really do want you at TCU. but you can always apply for outside of TCU scholarships on websites such as Fast Web and Cappax! TCU is really worth the money I pay to go to this school.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love TCU because of how friendly everyone is here, and the endless amount of activities that TCU offers to its students. During finals week, tcu offers breakfast at midnight since many students need a study break during finals, there has been concerts such as Lady Antebellum at TCU which are free with your student ID and Movie nights in the commons. But also, the dorm that you live in also plans events to get the whole dorm together and help mingle to meet new people. There are also endless amounts of clubs you can join for every interest. My favorite part about TCU is the school spirit during football games, we are currently ranked number 3 and going to the rosebowl! Your college experience is what you make it to be

    Am learning a lot

    Learning to change the World is exactly what the students, faculty and staff go by, which is TCU's motto. Education here is very important and there are so many things that you can major in that TCU has a good reputation for. Some people might go to certain schools because they have a good program for something, but it is only for that something. TCU has great programs in Business, Communications, Education, Fine Arts, Nursing and Health, and Science and Engineering. TCU offers and requires you to take certain amount of classes outside of your major, which really helps you learn about many different things helping you turn out to be a well-rounded student, which many employers look for when hiring. TCU prepares you very well for once you graduate and that is the objective of the teachers here at TCU, to help you learn academically and life-situations you need to know once you graduate. They are so involved with students to help you succeed, if you accept it. TCU has many resources that will help you such as study lounges, a writing center to help with your papers, endless tutors and everything you would need to help you succeed in class.

  • 01/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 103

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    No matter what college you select............always be aware

    Greek Life

    Huge population of Greek life. Join if it is your thing. You can still enjoy college even if you aren't in a fraternity or sorority.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kiss the frog on campus for good luck before a big event.

    What to do for fun

    Workout at the rec center, volleyball, hang with my fraternity guys, FOOTBALL games!!

    Food and Dining

    Great selection of food. Love the chocolate fountain on Sunday mornings.

    Dorm Life

    Make sure you are involved in whatever dorm you live. Meet the people on your floor and become involved in your dorm activites

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the College of Engineering and it is a tough program but the teachers are very approachable and want to see the students succeed

    Tips for prospective students

    Do NOT discount visiting TCU. It will make all the difference in the world. Once you are on campus take a tour, meet with other students, attend the prospective freshman events and you will find out that TCU is where you want to attend.

    In three sentences

    TCU is great for the student who wants a smaller private school and an all-around fantastic college experience. It is for students that want a great college experience but also know that graduating is paramount.

  • 10/09/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 16 of 103

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for those who wnat to achieve and have fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    TCU is the place to be, students will learn and enjoy their college life in a way like no other.

    Bang for the buck

    TCU is priceless.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is always something to do, you never get bored.

    Am learning a lot

    Classes are very informational and interesting.

  • 01/24/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 103

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anybody who wants job security in the future, loves small universities, wants a well rounded college experience/education, and who doesn't mind bleeding purple. (You will totally bleed purple after the first semester at TCU.)

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring rain boots. The campus has a lot of up hills and down hills, so when it rains there are puddles everywhere! Don't lock yourself up. TCU has something going on everyday. It was a huge reason why I miss TCU sooooo much. At least live on campus the first year, no college experience is complete till you do.

    Bang for the buck

    One of my professors at TCC recently dissed the nursing program saying that it was just paying for the name. I totally disagree! When you have TCU on your resume; its like an almost instant you have a job. I never felt like my future was insecure till I left TCU. I can not wait to be back!!

    Did enjoy being here

    Since the past year has gone by I have become home sick for TCU. Ha-Ha. I know that sounds weird, but I loved it there I felt like I was a part of this huge experience that about 8,000-9,000 other students were also a part of. You can not go whole day without seeing someone you know or someone saying hi and asking how your day is.

    Did learn a lot

    I just transferred out of TCU in Fall 2010. I already want to be back. In fact I am coming back in the Fall of 2011. I go to TCC now and it does not even compare. At TCU it feels like all the professors are there to help you and be a part of your life. There is never a time when you feel like they hate their job or your not learning what your are supposed to be learning.

  • 02/23/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Academic, optimistic, curious, energetic, friendly

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit!!! It makes you very excited to apply.

    Bang for the buck

    Great school, a little pricey, but worth it.

    Will enjoy being here

    Student body is extremely welcoming, and there are so many on/off campus activities for everyone, and Fort Worth is a very hospitable city.

    Will learn a lot

    An excellent academic foundation with smaller class sizes than a state school, enabling more personal direction.

  • 03/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 103

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    Tips for prospective students

    Join something. Whether it be theater or Crew or SGA, join something! I joined the band even though I had grown to hate band in high school and it's the best decision I've ever made. You meet great people and learn great things and grow so much when you join something.

    Am enjoying being here

    Beautiful campus, Beautiful people, talented sports team, Rose Bowl Winners, it's all so amazing.

    Am learning a lot

    All of the people here at TCU want you to do well and they will push you to do your best. They act as if they're success is dependent on your success and do whatever is in their power to have you succeed. I've learned so much already, and I am only in my second semester here!

  • 03/30/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 103

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    Bang for the buck

    Just make sure not to get a large meal plan: you don't get the leftover money back, so I ended up spending it to cater an on-campus study party for my honor society. The local restaurants offer the best discounts for campus students. Papa John's has large pizzas for $8; obviously, they knew me by name pretty quickly!

    Did enjoy being here

    The students and much of the faculty are genuinely nice and friendly, despite the fact that everyone is from all over the world! The campus is somewhat large, but residences and classes are mostly concentrated, creating a wonderfully secure community feel.

    Did learn a lot

    TCU is an amazing school! The academics are challenging, and our athletes are among the best (Go Frogs! Rose Bowl 2011 champs)!

  • 06/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 103

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    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student, but there is a very high Greek Life population.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in something on campus, anything really. It will give you an outlet from school and a great place to meet people. Live on campus if you are able to as well because you will never experience living on campus again in your life. Before signing up for classes, visit ratemyprofessor.com.

    Bang for the buck

    TCU is an extremely expensive school. However, the quality of the professors, classes, buildings, and people is worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    The Campus life is absolutely wonderful. I would highly recommend living on campus because of all of the activities that the Student Government Association puts on. There is never a dull moment, whether you choose to participate in greek life or not, you will always have something to do.

    Am learning a lot

    All of my professors have been so wonderful! They have taught me more in one year than I was expecting and they make class fun. It is always something different in class and they truly strive to help their students learn as much as possible.

  • 06/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 103

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    Great for these types of students

    I think anyone could make their home at TCU. There are many different types of people here. You do not have to be Christian. You also do not have to be rich. There are many people that have well-off families, but there are also many people at TCU due to scholarship money. You will find some students to be stuck up, but you can find that at any state school as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour!! You should tour every school you are thinking about before making a decision. Believe it or not, you can really get a feel from the school just from walking around and interacting with a few students. You should also consider Greek recruitment at TCU, even if you are unsure you want to commit to an organization. Although the Greek population does not make up the majority of the student body, it is a pretty big deal. Also, the Greek has a higher GPA than the non-Greek community. If you are not interested in Greek life, you NEED to find something to get involved in. It can be anything, but most people at TCU are in at least one organization and most have a whole list of activities. Also, go to Frog Camp!! Even if you don't like the activities offered it is a really great way to make friends before you get to school and can jump start your social life.

    Bang for the buck

    TCU is expensive, but worth it. I receive scholarships and financial aid, as does 80% of the student body. If you think you aren't getting enough money, contact financial services and they will seriously consider your situation. The dorms are expensive, but are really nice, new and clean. I would say the meal plan is the only thing that does not match the price tag. There is unlimited access to the cafeteria area, but most students do not eat enough food to justify the per meal price.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love everything about TCU. Students live on campus for two years so you get to know more students and participate often. It is a relatively small school, but is closely connected to the city of Fort Worth. You will see many people you know as you walk through campus, but it is still possible to continue meeting new people throughout your four (or so) years. Everyone is generally friendly and spirited, including students, faculty, and alumni. There is a western aspect that you will notice, but not everyone wears cowboy boots or likes country music. Sporting events are awesome and we now have a tradition of post-season success in both football and baseball. I think TCU is a good balance of small town life with all the opportunities that could be found at a larger school or city.

    Am learning a lot

    Although TCU has received a lot of attention from the Rose Bowl win this past football season, our academic programs are what truly make the school top notch. I am in the Neeley School of Business, which is among the top 30 best business schools in the nation. The personal attention and opportunities are outstanding, and I cannot imagine getting the same experience at another school. Professors are very open to meeting outside of class, some even on weekends. Most students enjoy getting an internship after their sophomore year or before, which is largely unheard of, but possible due to connections in Fort Worth and caliber of professionalism engrained in students.

  • 07/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 103

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    Great for these types of students

    TCU is great for kids who are dedicated and up for a challenge. The curriculum is tough but because it's a smaller school, most of the classes have about 25 students in them which means you are able to get more one-on-one time with your professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try experiencing as many things as you can! Come visit the campus and take a look around. Also, go to Frog Camp! It's not mandatory but it's where you'll meet a lot of your friends before school even starts.

    Bang for the buck

    I know it's really expensive but it's definitely worth it! They give out so many scholarships and try to help you out. Also, they are always handing out free things everywhere whether it be food, drinks, shirts, CD's, or any other random things.

    Am enjoying being here

    The people here on campus are super friendly! There are so many fun activities happening all the time. A lot of the activities are planned ahead of time so check your e-mail and you'll know when and where to go.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here are really awesome! They sincerely want to help you out as much as they can. There are even some professors will stop by the computer lab just to see if anyone needs help. Don't be afraid to ask for help.

  • 09/10/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 103

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who are social, eager to learn, and wanting to try something new. If you're not from Texas, this is a great Texan school to introduce you to the state. Not only does the school offer a world class education, but you are also able to have fun! The school takes pride in the football and baseball teams and even puts on concerts for the students! In the past, they've had One Republic, Lady Antebellum, and even The Fray. This school is great for absolutely anyone who is willing to try something new! Good luck, prospective students!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking into TCU but you've never visited, go visit. You really can get a great feel for a school just by walking the campus and talking to the faculty, parents, and students. I'd suggest going on a Purple Friday tour day, because you really get to see the school's spirit during the football season. Also, make sure the school has strong programs for the major you'd like! Another thing that should be noted: THIS SCHOOL IS VERY GREEK. At times, the non-Greek students feel as though they don't exactly fit in because the majority of campus is involved in fraternity/sorority life. If that isn't something you are fond of, you may have a few issues with the school. I cannot emphasize how much the Greek system rules the social scene, so take that into account. The weather can also be extreme. It DOES snow in Fort Worth! This past year, we had about 6 days off of school due to bad winter conditions. Aside from the snow, it can also get over one hundred degrees with up to ninety percent humidity. Hail, flooding, wind, and tornadoes can also be issues around campus.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is great choice, considering the price. Not only do you get a 1:15 typical professor-student ratio, but you also learn, and the professors make sure of it! While it wasn't the number one school for my major, it happens to be world-renowned for many of its other majors. Your money is well spent in beautiful facilities, clean dorms, great classes, a fun football team, and great academic opportunities. While walking around campus, you will notice the staff's deliberate upkeep of the buildings and the grounds. The school even plants brand new flowers every few weeks to keep the campus clean and beautiful! You get your money's worth in a variety of ways. I do feel that the school is slightly over-priced, however the school does a great job helping students with scholarships and financial aid. If a student talks to a counselor in the financial aid office, they will get help!

    Did enjoy being here

    Being an out-of-state student coming into Texas, I was worried about being an outsider. But really, the faculty is there to help. When I went to tour the school back in 2010, prospective students (and parents, alike) would come strike up a conversation with my mother and I. It was such a welcoming environment. Furthermore, everyone here wants to have fun, but learn as much as they can. It makes for a fun environment when you can go socialize with friends on the weekend and then study with the same friends during weekdays or finals. Having such eager classmates made finals week a breeze!

    Did learn a lot

    The professors at this school really want you to learn from them. They're more concerned with your understanding of the topic rather than just getting the class through their lessons. Every professor I had also made a point to connect with the students. While it seems tedious at the time, professors like talking to the students, one-on-one. They also tend to value group work and team building. Personally, I found this very helpful when I attended the school during my freshman year.

  • 07/01/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 103

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Expensive but worth it!

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and activities on campus. Fort Worth is also a very happening city.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of options.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are beautiful and very nice inside.

    Academic Rigor

    Stay focused and you will succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your grades up and stay focused in high school.

    In three sentences

    Texas Christian University has a beautiful campus. The teachers are extremely interested in the students. Texas Christian would get a 10 out of 10 in my rating book.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 103

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    Campus Safety

    There are blue emergency lights everywhere and we have our own campus police that monitor the parking lots. For girls, there's Froggy Five-0 which they can call after it gets dark. When that stops running, the TCU police runs escorts. Additionally, there are shuttle running from the parking lots that will take you to campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a huge part of TCU, and that's something every student should be aware of before coming here. However, they should also know that Greek life is not everything. There are a lot of people who aren't a part of Greek life and they're totally okay because they invested their time into something that matters to them.

    Clubs and Activities

    TCU has over 200 student organizations. There's literally something for everyone here. For example, there's the Ultimate Frisbee club, the Students for Asian Indian Cultural Awareness, the Hui O Hawai'i club, the Habitat for Humanity club, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    It's really a well rounded school. It's great for students who want strong academics and smaller class sizes. It's also great for students who want the true college experience. It'll be amazing for those who love college football.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One tradition is to rub the horned frog statue between Sadler and Reed for good luck before a test.

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get what you pay for when you come to TCU. Most, if not all, professors stay current in their field by doing research while teaching. The dorms and academic buildings are up to date - if they're not, then they will be soon. TCU also likes to get student feedback on various things, so there's always changes going on.

    What to do for fun

    A lot of people go two stepping at Billy Bob's on Thursday nights. I personally, like going salsa dancing in downtown Fort Worth with my friends. There's also an awesome improv group on campus called Senseless Acts of Comedy that performs on Thursday nights (usually before people head out to Billy Bob's). Everyone usually goes to the football games in the fall and baseball in the spring.

    Food and Dining

    After a while, the food at Market Square can seem boring and repetitive but I've heard that it's a lot worse at other colleges. All the food is definitely edible and for the most part, yummy. As a freshman, you get unlimited swipes into Market Square! Plus, there's 1873, Union Grounds, and a sushi place across campus that you can always go to. There's a row of restaurants near campus that students can walk to as well.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is definitely the best and TCU provides students with some of the best dorms I have ever seen. There's always something to do on campus and if not, then your RAs probably have something planned. Although community bathrooms may not seem ideal, TCU has super nice ones!

    Academic Rigor

    Every single professor is here to help you. They're very friendly and helpful, all you have to do is put in the time for the class. The classes may be a tad bit harder than the usual university but it's totally worth it. TCU likes to challenge their students when they learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't stress out if you haven't found a roommate through Facebook or anything else - the best roommate pairings I've seen have all been potluck. Don't worry if you don't plan on going Greek, there's a place for everyone on campus! Go to Frog Camp and participate in all the first year activities! TCU really tries to provide their freshman with a unique experience that allows them to make new friends!

    In three sentences

    An amazing school that offers a multitude of majors and a huge number of student organizations to get involved in! Sometimes called Texas Construction University, TCU is constantly updating or renovating their buildings to provide the best for their students. Football is like a cult here and gives the whole campus an opportunity to band together in support of the horned frogs!

  • 12/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 103

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    Campus Safety

    There are constantly campus police patrolling the campus. And there is a golf cart service that students can call that will transport them places at night time. I have actually called a TCU police man before and he was there within 3 minutes.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life at TCU is great ! The best part about greek life at TCU is that it if you are a part of it you love it! And if you are not a part of it it really doesn't matter and you will not feel left out because there are plenty of students who are not Greek!

    Clubs and Activities

    You name it, TCU has a club for it. There are so many clubs at TCU for students to get involved in that its insane( in a good way.) I think TCU is great about getting its students involved.

    Great for these types of students

    I am not just saying this because I am a horned frog, I truly believe that TCU is a great school for any type of student. No matter who you are or where you come from you will find your place at TCU it is truly a special school and it feels like home.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Before a big test there is a statue of the horned frog that people pet its nose before a big test.

    Bang for the buck

    I realize TCU is known for its expensive tuition however it has to be one of the prettiest campuses and most respected institutions I have ever heard of. TCU is seriously the perfect school; no matter what aspect you look at TCU is amazing and has it all.

    What to do for fun

    Fort Worth is possibly the best place in Texas. There is great shopping, great food and great enertainment. Near Fort Worth is Dallas, TX where there are huge shopping malls with every store imaginable and also in Arlington, TX which is a 15 minute or less drive there is Six Flags amusement park. In Fort Worth specifically there is Billy Bob's, the stock yards, countless museums, the Botanical Gardens and the Fort Worth Zoo, you really could never get bored in Fort Worth.

    Food and Dining

    There are many dining options all around campus and also many convenience stores to buy random necessities. In the BLUU(cafeteria) there are many options almost anything a student could possibly want. In the mornings there is an omelette bar and in the afternoons a stir-fry bar. The dining hall always has fun new things to try depending on the day!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm's are all very nice for the most part; living in a dorm makes you feel kind of like one big family. There is always a fun vibe and everything and everyone always is so friendly. The dorms are a very good way to meet people; many of the dorms host social gatherings like karaoke night or game day watch parties that get the residents involved and interacting! I would rate the top three dorms as 1.Moncrief 2.Sherley 3. Foster

    Academic Rigor

    I think TCU academics are amazing. I come from small private high school and I feel like TCU is very similar to my high school. The classes are small and the professors are very personal and caring. The material in my classes is interesting and the tests are challenging, however I have learned more than I ever thought possible. The teachers want to see their students succeed which is why they teach challenging concepts.TCU's academics are highly respected for good reasons.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a breath of fresh air. Don't get freaked out when people smile at you or say hello for no apparent reason. Let your professors see that you care and they will be willing to help you even more. Commit to your school work and you will succeed.

    In three sentences

    At TCU the students are friendly and kind and the professors are personal, caring and 100% committed to their students. TCU is my home away from home and I couldn't imagine myself at any other school. TCU academics are incredible; I never imagined I would have small classes and professors who cared so much about my success.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 103

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    Campus Safety

    Wherever you go, you will always feel safe, even walking back from the library at one in the morning. Girls, use froggie 5.0, it is the best thing for safety at night, and boys you too, but only if you are alone. There are emergency poles everywhere and always TCU police patrolling the streets to protect you.

    Greek Life

    Greek life may be the best decision I made while attending TCU. It may not be for everyone, but I recommend it for anyone. It is a great way to put yourself out there, make friends, and be a part of something.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are outgoing, love school spirit, especially during the football season, and love academics would fit right in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some great traditions on campus include the chants at football games, the tree lighting ceremony at Christmas time, and purple pride fridays. Some special locations include the campus commons with the fountain showing how things are past down from the seniors to the juniors to the sophomores and finally the freshman.

    Bang for the buck

    Although TCU is quite expensive, it is worth every penny. I know that it is hard to come up with that much money for college, but I have learned that here, you can make the most of your college experience.

    What to do for fun

    Living on campus allows you to see everything TCU has to offer including bounce houses in the commons or a christmas tree lighting during the holiday season. The football games are always a good time, or any sport you may enjoy watching, TCU has it all. Also if you are into greek life, they have that as well to meet many new people.

    Food and Dining

    For a dining hall, I would day it is pretty deluxe. Although sometimes it seems as there is never anything appealing, you will always find something worth eating. Between the salad, sandwich, and smoothie bar, you are always going to enjoy every meal.

    Dorm Life

    I couldn't ask for a better living environment, its clean, safe, and welcoming. The rooms are a great size and having a sink is very convenient. I think that the dorms are well kept and beautiful for college living.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here are difficult, but exactly what you want in a university. I knew college was going to be completely different from high school, but you just have to find a routine and stick to it.

    Tips for prospective students

    When first coming to TCU get involved. There are so many opportunities here and there is something for everyone. Don't be shy, everyone is in the same position as you, so go out there and find yourself.

    In three sentences

    TCU had given me more opportunities than I could ever have imagined. Since attending TCU this past fall as a freshman my entire life had changed, allowing me to grow into the person I want to be. Being here has taught me that life has so much to offer if you take the time to explore.

  • 08/01/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 103

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    What to do for fun

    Just in the couple of times I have visited, the options are never ending. There is a considerable large nightlife, including a fun bar scene as well as a vary active greek community. This also does not include the fact that just a short drive down the highway will put you in downtown dallas where the opportunities are endless.

    Food and Dining

    The food is quite delicious, I have had a handful of different meals in the Bluu (their dining hall) and none of them have been bad. They offer a large variety of options and claim that they are relatively healthy meals. Although talking to a bunch of students around campus they say that you do eventually get sick of eating there.

    Dorm Life

    Many of the dorms are new and refurbished. With that said, I have visited tons of college campuses and these are the nicest ones by far. Most all of them are Co-ed due to the number of girls on campus, which is definitely not something to complain about ;), but overall I could not tell you anything negative about the dorm situation.

    Academic Rigor

    From what I have heard, the courses are tough and time consuming. The business school seems to be the hardest of majors and for good reason. It is one of the top in the nation and just from visiting you will discover that they take great pride in that.

    Tips for prospective students

    I am attending TCU this fall semester so I am not wise in the ways of the school, but what I can say is that if you are on the fence about TCU, just go visit. I can guarantee that any person that visits this campus will fall in love in a matter of seconds. The community is incomparable to any other full of out going and friendly people that all want to help you succeed.

    In three sentences

    TCU is a campus full of intelligent, like minded students that all want the same thing in life, success. Everyone I have met there comes from a gregarious background and is active in a variety of extra curricular activities, ranging anywhere from sports to global clean up clubs. Although it may lack diversity in a ethnic manner it is a great place to excel as not only a student but as a person as well.

  • 10/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 103

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    Campus Safety

    I feel completely safe on this campus at all times. We have the blue light phones everywhere in sight, as well as TCU campus police who are always available. We also have Froggie 5-0, a service that people, particularly ladies, can call late at night for a ride back to their rooms or to the library, etc, so they don't have to walk by themselves in the dark if they don't feel comfortable.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is HUGE here at TCU. I personally didn't even realize it until I got to campus and everyday you see girls in their sorority t-shirts. At least 40% of the student body here at TCU is involved in Greek life. Personally, it's not for me, but I have found no issue meeting people not involved as well. It's one of those things that, if you want to be involved, great, but if not, you will still be just fine without it.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have over 200 clubs and organizations on campus! From music, to drama, to sports, to culture, to volunteer, etc. Trust me, if theres something you're interested in, theres a club for it. And if by chance there isn't a club, you can easily start one!

    Great for these types of students

    TCU is great for students who like to have a good time. You have to be able to focus and work hard, but you also have t be able to relax and just hang out. 75% of the college experience you wont get from studying and being in a classroom. It's also a great university for students who follow Christ, or don't. Yes TCU is a Christian college, so if you're a person of Faith, it is SO easy to get involved in christian activities. However, don't decide against TCU just because of the religion thing. So many people on campus aren't religious or just haven't really tried to figure out what they believe. God is not forced on you here like He may be at other religiously affiliated universities. You decide if you want the Christian experience here or not.

    Bang for the buck

    TCU is a private liberal arts college, meaning, it is definitely on the more pricy side. APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID. They will give it to you. Honestly, its just so worth it. I did not even expect to ave the experience I am having now. It was the best decision I've ever made to come here. The cost of tuition and being here is so incredibly worth what you get out of this university.

    What to do for fun

    TCU always ALWAYS has activities and events planned that students can go to. Literally everyday. night you can find something to do. The commons is a big location for things like free ice cream and waffle parties, petting zoo nights, giant water slides, jazz band concerts, velcro walls to jump on, and giant bounce houses! Sometimes on Wednesdays, in honor of hump day they bring a camel on campus! You can have so much fun here if you decide to get out of your room and try new things!

    Food and Dining

    Honestly the food here really is good. It can be annoying at times because we just ave the one main cafeteria, so it can get tiring always eating at the same place, but I have never had a bad meal. You can always get a salad, a smoothie, pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled cheese, grilled chicken, and sandwiches or wraps. Then every day there are two or three main course options offered. I have yet to have the same thing twice unless I really wanted to! (the grilled cheese is bomb). Then there are several other options on campus and right across the street from campus that you can purchase food at with campus money. We just had a chik-fil-a open this semester even!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at TCU are incredible! The buildings are constantly being rebuilt and refurnished. The bedrooms are above average size with space-y closets and every room has a mini fridge, freezer, and microwave. These are definitely not what I would have pictured college dorms to be like; they are ten times better!

    Academic Rigor

    This may not be considered an Ivy League college, but TCU does expect a lot from their students. The classes can be challenging, but they are easily accomplished if you can stay focused and push yourself. The teachers really are there for you and willing and wanting to help you in anyway they can to help you achieve whatever it is you want out of college.

    Tips for prospective students

    You have to work hard. TCU is not an easy college to get into, and the classes can be challenging, but if you put in the effort you will succeed. The teachers here are always available to help you, and everyone in general is so nice! Maybe it's a Texas thing, but I have never felt more welcomed to a new place.

    In three sentences

    TCU is such an amazing school and I'm so glad I came here. Every single faculty member is 110% there for you and will do anything they can to help you succeed. The campus is beautiful, the people are incredibly friendly, and there is ALWAYS something for you to do!

  • 11/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 103

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Froggy 50 is the best. The officers on campus are here to protect us and teach us to make good choices

    Greek Life

    There are plenty of groups to join if that is the life for you

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs that you can join and plenty of activities. If you look you will always find things to do.

    Great for these types of students

    It has a great Pre-physical therapy and pre-med program

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have traditions but I haven't seen any that are unusual so far

    Bang for the buck

    TCU is expensive. I am blessed that my parents help with college plus I apply for scholarships that help.

    What to do for fun

    TCU students get to go to all sporting events for FREE. They always have fun activities on campus that are great to go to

    Food and Dining

    Food at TCU is great. The Bluu is awesome. There are many restaurants close by too.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great! It is a new way of life but lots of fun

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to study if you want to be successful. Time management & self discipline is a must

    In three sentences

    I love attending Texas Christian University. The atmosphere here is awesome and I feel very safe. I find that most students are Christian which is nice.

  • 11/13/2010

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you want and focus on getting it.

    Will enjoy being here

    Yes, I will

    Will learn a lot

    I enjoy learning and I always want to learn more.

  • 02/23/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will learn a lot

    Have questions about waitlist???? Got the letter last Friday, one of approx. 500 on the waitlist. What are the chances of getting off the list and into TCU????

  • 05/19/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    I've read several reviews about TCU's tuition going up and in general becoming much more pricey. Once that happens will the school still be worth going to? I'm very intererested in the school but not the thought of prices going up and the school not being worth it.

  • 07/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Business, for sure. Great program

    Bang for the buck

    Not a lot of financial aid help

  • 09/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Great school, the teachers really love their job and want you to be successful, yes the work is hard but it is all worth it towards the end:-)

    Am enjoying being here

    Love being a horned frog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 09/08/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Any kind.

    Tips for prospective students

    HEY ;)

    Bang for the buck

    Better price than most.

    Will enjoy being here

    Will I enjoy Texas?

    Will learn a lot

    TCU has a lot of majors that I am interested in pursuing.

  • 10/17/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    I personally do not believe that any school should be so expensive, but their are many scholarship opportunities and financial aid available.

    Will enjoy being here

    The atmosphere is fun, the horned frogs are now in the Big 12 and there is a lot a school spirit. The campus is absolutely beautiful!

    Will learn a lot

    This school creates very unique opportunities and rigorous courses.

  • 11/16/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely go on a campus tour, and also make sure to look around Fort Worth because the downtown area is amazing!

  • 12/13/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Almost anybody!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be Nice To Horned Frogs .... You never know when you might turn into one! ;)

    Bang for the buck

    That saying that you get what you pay for is truly relevant here..... College/University is an investment in your future. Well worth it in my opinion.

    Will enjoy being here

    What's not to like? Beautiful campus, many extra-curricular activities, a great city that is close to campus, events planned by the university and students, plus a spectacular setting all add up to a perfect university experience!

    Will learn a lot

    With all of the educational opportunities and staff support, I cannot imagine anyone NOT learning! I've researched many colleges and universities and TCU is right up there at the top in terms of education.

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are multiple ways TCU keeps their students safe. There is an on campus police station. There are also emergency phones spread out all around campus.

    Greek Life

    A lot of students on this campus chose to join the greek life. TCU has a wonderful greek program.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everyone at this campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Some people might find the cost of attendance a bit costly, but I promise its well worth it. Plus the school offers tons of ways to get additional money to help pay for college.

    What to do for fun

    TCU is big about having a balance of both studies and a social life. There are vast amounts of clubs and organizations to get involved with. The school is also in the downtown area not far from many places to have fun, such as six flags, wax museum or the movies.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to eat on campus and a wide variety really close by off campus. The cafeteria food tastes like a home cooked meal.

    Dorm Life

    Sure no one wants to live in a dorm, but I have to say if I had a choice I'd definitely chose to live in one of TCU's. Compared to other schools I've been at their dorms are comparable to hotels.

    Academic Rigor

    What I can truly say about my school is that everyone there including, students and faculty is proud and loves their. All the professors take their jobs serious and want the very best for their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan to attend this spectacular school, I suggest applying early. This is a very sought after school so you'll be competing with tons of other students trying to become a part of the TCU family as well. Also get as many scholarships as possible, this is a private university and with its wonderful aspects and opportunity comes a price. Most of all be prepared to make a bunch of friends and meet all kinds of amazing people!

    In three sentences

    This university is comparable to no other. It's a home away from home experience. TCU is a beautiful campus with tons of traditions and wonderful values.

  • 02/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    tcu is a very safe university. due to the fact it is surrounded by the city there is always a patrol car around to keep an eye out on students. along with police protection students have the option of calling froggy five-0 which transports students across campus from 8 p.m at night until 1 a.m in the morning.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are over one hundred groups on campus offering different kinds of activities. some include the asian media association where students can get together and watch foreign films and anime. another group is called ignite, where students who are members of a religious affiliation join together to take a break from their daily studies and renew their energy. another group is called the crew in which students plan out activities for the university. these activities can include make your own ice cream night and get your portrait done night.

    What to do for fun

    fort worth has many fun things to do. texas christian university sits in the heart of the city so many of these things are accessible. there is a bus that students can ride for free. this bus goes from the university to fort worth zoo, the stockyards, billy bobs (a fun country club where students go square dancing on thursday evenings and technical bull riding), the japanese gardens and a theatre close to 15 minutes away from campus. if students don't feel like going too far texas christian university always has events going on on campus on week nights and weekends. some nights may hold puppies in store for students, or a cute monkey students can hold. other nights may involve a make-shift batting range inside an inflatable jump house or tie dying shirts. market square also offers karaoke and mario kart racing night for those gamers out there wanting to show off their skills.

    Food and Dining

    freshmen are required to have a meal plan, and many won't be disappointed by it. there is a variety of food to choose from inside market square, our dining area. from pizza to steak on steak night. for vegetarians there are several different options each day. my personal favorite is the cheese filled rigatoni on thursday nights. after dinner there is always an array of desserts to choose from. cheesecake, chocolate cookies, frozen yogurt and several kinds of cake especially made for the students.

    Dorm Life

    the dorm life is incredible. there are staff members who come by to clean every two weeks, but only the restrooms. the rest is up to the student to fulfill. the rooms have their own heating and cooling system and a very secured method of entry and exit through the use of id cards. the beds are soft and well cared for and the dorms are always renewed for incoming students. there is also a grocery store not ten minutes away from campus where most students do their food shopping.

    Academic Rigor

    in all my years as a student i have never studied as hard as i now do in texas christian university. i have learned tons of things related to my field and the information stays with me even after the passing of another school year. the teachers are beyond helpful and some even make your day better by offering you their full attention. i have not seen a hint of favoritism in any of my classes, instead i see honest caring from the professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    if i had to advise a student, i would say, don't stay cooped up in your room. find some friends, they're easy to make here. the people here are friendly and abundant in good manners. do not be afraid to talk to the staff either even the people making your food. they have wonderful stories to tell and will always wish you a wonderful day.

    In three sentences

    surrounded by a loving environment and beautiful structures, texas christian university does not hold back on showing off its looks. this university has a high regard for morals and people who believe in being responsible for their own actions. students will probably meet some of their life long friends in this university, since this institution is full of sociable and friendly people willing to listen to their fellow classmates.

  • 03/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    tcu police is always available and there is a program called froggy 5-0 which will pick up girls after 7 pm and escort them safely.

    Greek Life

    there are many sororities and fraternites on campus that one can become apart of!

    Clubs and Activities

    there are so many to participate in! A few would be The Crew, which organizes fun activities for students, Hyper Frogs, which acts as a spirit group cheering on all sports teams, and of course the clubs that tie into one's major.

    Great for these types of students

    students interested in greek life. students who like being involved. students who have school pride and spirit.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    two attractions on campus are frog fountain which is in the heart of the campus, and the horned frog statue which is a good luck charm for all students!

    Bang for the buck

    tcu is expensive, but the quality of the education you'll recieve is well work it!

    What to do for fun

    there are plenty of planned activities on and around campus. there are also local attractions and business around the school, such as the hulen mall and the ft. worth zoo.

    Food and Dining

    The food offered in Market Square (the cafeteria) is not always the greatest but it's not too bad. However, there is also a restaurant, 1873, which is located right below the cafeteria on campus that has more selections and much better food!

    Dorm Life

    All the dorms on campus are fairly new or remodeled, except for one freshman dorm, Colby. However, this dorm is set to be remodeled in the summer of 2013. There are also new dorms set to be built over the course of the next year.

    Tips for prospective students

    come prepared to learn and be challenged, but also have fun. TCU is a great place to meet new people and grow as an individual.

    In three sentences

    tcu is a great school! there are so many activities on campus and plenty to get involved in! the environment is friendly and helpful, helping you to grow as a person academically and socially.

  • 03/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    tcu does a great job of keeping us safe. things do sometimes happen and we immediately get email alerts. also, female students have a service called froggie 5-0 available to us. we can call to be picked up and taken to our dorms when we are parked so far away at night.

    Greek Life

    greek life is really big at tcu. i didn't rush my freshman year and i regret it. i understand that lots of people rush their sophomore year.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are lots of clubs or activities at tcu. everyone should be able to find something that interests them.

    Great for these types of students

    students who want a small school in a great town.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    we're the horned frogs! that's unusual!

    Bang for the buck

    tcu is super expensive. that's why i'm filling out this review!!! most students do receive some sort of scholarship or financial aid. i currently have work study, but still have loans.

    What to do for fun

    i attend football, baseball, and basketball games. i wish even more students would. next year we will be a part of the big 12, so i think that will cause more support from the students.

    Food and Dining

    there's lots of fast food and restaurants in the area. the main place to eat on campus is the bluu. it's ok, but any school food gets old after a while. you can purchase frog bucks and campus cash to be used at area restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are better than most at other schools. freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus. most of the freshmen dorms have community bathrooms - something i wasn't crazy about.

    Academic Rigor

    as a freshman, it's easy to get caught up in partying. the most important advice is go to class. don't make the mistake of partying too much and letting academics slip.

    Tips for prospective students

    there are so many different organizations and activities at tcu. definitely get involved with something.

    In three sentences

    tcu is a great school. a lot of emphasis is put on academics. of course, athletics are a big part, too!

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is really very safe. Regardless of very small incidents that happen on campus, I have never been worried about any safety on our campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is really very big! Obviously if you don't want to join one, then you will find plenty of other things to do. But I highly encourage to be part of the Greek life here.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 100+ student led organizations that you can be a part of! You can find just about anything. And if you haven't found what you like, by all means, create it!

    What to do for fun

    I'm in a sorority, so that's definitely something to do for fun! The Stockyards are also really close, and Billy Bob's is definitely a really fun place to go out to on Thursday nights. If family is in town, the zoo is right down the street and it's a very cool place to visit.

    Food and Dining

    The Bluu is our student union, and it does offer good food! It can get a little tiring, so it is really nice that there are plenty of options around campus!

    Dorm Life

    I also live in the honors dorm, so it's definitely a really nice dorm! They have recently renovated all of them, so you will definitely be able to live in a wonderful place. Plus, people are usually very close to their neighbors which is always very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm in the honors college, and double majoring and minoring. This probably explains why the academic rigor has been so high for me. It's totally worth it though!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you always plan out your financial spending. Coming to a private school usually means that expenses are usually really high just for about anything.

    In three sentences

    Texas Christian University is a completely beautiful campus that offers everything a student would be looking for. It's a small campus with a big school feel as the sports have now moved to the Big 12. The professors are highly professional, and this is a school that will challenge you to grow and think as an ethical leader.

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    A huge part of the campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved right away with the many activities on campus.

    In three sentences

    Small school with a BIG school feel. Great professors, great counselors, DIV I sports.

  • 04/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    TCU police are very present and seen around campus. All the dorms are swipe in and there are blue emergency lights all over campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very prominent here but it isn't essential. Everybody is really friendly regardless of your greek affiliation, or lack there of.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ridiculous number of clubs and activities on campus and it is really easy to get involved with a number of things.

    Great for these types of students

    TCU is great for friendly, laid back, casual, hardworking students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Jarvis Hall is interesting because it was the original dorm for women back in the early 1900s, and in the first floor of Sadler Hall, there is a bunch of stuff relating to the schools history. The frog statue next to Sadler Hall is supposed to give good luck if you rub its nose.

    Bang for the buck

    TCU is very expensive, but I think the experience you get is definitely worth it.

    What to do for fun

    You can do pretty much whatever you want to here, there are movie theaters, dance halls, clubs, sports venues, shopping, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall has a lot of options to choose from and they are all pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms on campus are great and can provide whatever kind of environment you are looking for. I met most of my best friends in my freshman dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are more difficult than I thought they would be but they are certainly fair.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't underestimate the rigor of your classes, have an open mind, and get ready for the time of your life.

    In three sentences

    TCU has been really great so far, the classes are challenging and the professors are helpful. The campus is beautiful and the dorms are nice. TCU really cares about its students and tries to put them first.

  • 04/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    TCU is extremely safe. There is always campus police patrolling and they have golf carts that drive females around at night if they don't want to walk alone to their destination. There are also alert systems that keep students informed about any urgent situations such as weather alerts.

    Greek Life

    About 45% of TCU is greek but that includes religious and multi-cultural fraternities and sororities. Almost 1 out of every 2 students is Greek. But at the same time, over 50% of students aren't greek. Either way, you will have a great time at TCU.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 200 clubs and organizations on campus. If you're interested in it, there's bound to be a club for it.

    Bang for the buck

    It's extremely expensive but they do give out good scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of things to do for fun not only at TCU but in it's surrounding areas. Every weekend there are activities and parties all around campus. And TCU is extremely close to both downtown Fort Worth and downtown Dallas.

    Food and Dining

    For a university, the food is amazing. Obviously, eating the same foods day after day is going to get old. However, the cafeteria food has truly impressed me.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at TCU is great. You have to live on campus your fist two years so that definitely helps to build a great sense of community. All but one of the dorms have been recently renovated and they're so nice.

    Academic Rigor

    TCU's classes are definitely challenging but they are also very rewarding. I have never had a class where I didn't leave knowing that I had learned something. The classes are challenging but the professors are always there to help you with any questions that you might have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your application in at the early deadline. Applications to TCU have been through the roof and it's always nice to know if you have been admitted or not by the time Christmas break roles around

    In three sentences

    Picking a college was an extremely hard choice but TCU was definitely the right choice for me. The professors and the university as a whole are extremely personable and everyone makes time to get to know you personally. You are definitely not just a number at TCU.

  • 04/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is truly very safe. They keep us very well informed if there's a safety issue in our area.

    Greek Life

    Greek is everywhere. This is one thing I didn't know. Rush week can be kind of overwhelming if you're not rushing because that's all anyone can talk about. Don't be pressured to go panhellenic. There are a lot of Greek system that aren't panhellenic- HIS/BYX (Christian sorority/fraternity), APO (service co-ed frat), AED (pre-med co-ed frat), etc.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs to get involved in. But don't try to get involved in everything. try a bunch off the bat, and then narrow them down to things you can really spend time on.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't walk on the seals on the ground if you want to graduate on time.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a very expensive school, but if you take advantage of what that money pays for- activities, food, Crew stuff, academics- then it really is all worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There's a lot of stuff put together by the Crew to do. There's a Facebook page- what to do at TCU.. and there's always new stuff on there to go check out. Sporting events and most plays and recitals are free for students and are always really fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food at market square is good... just be creative.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great, though they do fill up very quickly. they have plenty of options of where to live- on campus apartments, all girls dorms, right in the middle of the commons, honors dorm etc..

    Academic Rigor

    TCU is tough. Granted some majors are easier/harder than others, but in general its just tough school. They expect you to work hard.

    In three sentences

    TCU is awesome; it really is one of the best schools out there. There's always plenty to do, but its fun and active. You get the feel of a big school with a very small school.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's at least one inflatable obstacle course in the commons each semester

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of organizations that host fun, free activities for students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to stay involved but always remember to stay focused on classes.

    In three sentences

    The faculty and staff are very dedicated to your success. The campus is just the right size for a sense of community. It is a wonderful environment.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    RIFF RAM!

    What to do for fun

    Football games, TCU Crew events, hang out in the commons

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate (as much as you can help). Use your professors office hours. Don't enroll in a class (especially for your major) based on how easy it is - TCU is about embracing a challenge.

    In three sentences

    Texas Christian University is the perfect place for a big university with a smaller feel. If you're moving away from home, TCU affilliates will make you feel at home and everyone really is as nice as they look on your campus tours. The business school is amazing and the classroom dynamic is extremely professional much like the real world.

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    TCU has blue emergency stations around campus where you just press a button in case of emergency. Froggie 50 gives rides to students after dark, and the shuttle runs from the parking lots to campus quite often. TCU PD is everywhere. Still, it is probably never a good idea to walk somewhere alone in the middle of the night.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge. Even students that are not Greek are usually somehow affiliated with Greek life. If that's not for you, there are plenty of other things to get involved with on campus. If you're even somewhat curious, it can't hurt to rush/participate in recruitment.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for just about every major and interest. There are a myriad of intramural and club sports, including rugby. There a a variety of student religious groups on campus. There is a group that plays the Harry Potter game Quidditch in the Commons. All incoming students attend orientation and are encouraged to attend Frog Camp. Many students become Orientation Student Assistants and Frog Camp Facilitators and absolutely love it.

    Great for these types of students

    Many of TCU's departments are nationally ranked, so students of those majors would do well here. Students looking for a community with a lot of camaraderie, or for a school with small class sizes where you will continually run into the same people would like it here. Also students looking for a big city with a small town feel would like it here as Fort Worth and the DFW Metroplex really are the best of both worlds.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a grassy area on campus with a bunch of rocks in a circle, called Stonehenge. Clubs, classes, and studying students frequently meet here, but not a single person I have met knows why it is there.

    Bang for the buck

    TCU is an expensive school, and tuition has increased every year for the past 3 or so years. However, there are a lot of scholarships available through the school in addition to loans, grants and outside scholarships. TCU is currently running a fundraiser to be able to offer even more scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    Greek life is huge on campus. There are a variety of clubs and organizations for almost everything you could be interested in. If nothing suits your fancy, you can always start your own organization. Student Government Association and The Crew are always putting on new events. TCU hosts a concert in the Commons (the quad) every fall. It is common to see a bounce house, music and food, or some random activity in the Commons on a weekly basis. Fort Worth is a pretty big city and there are a variety of restaurants and attractions within a short distance of TCU. A lot of students go to Billy Bob's, a country dance place, on Thursdays, which is college night.

    Food and Dining

    On-campus students have a meal plan at the BLUU, which is essentially the school cafeteria. The BLUU has different sections with different types of food (salad bar, pizza, etc.) They also have a feature where different chefs come in and students get to try their food. After 2 years, the food choices can be a bit monotonous; however, it is really nice to have delicious, cooked food ready anytime you're hungry.

    Dorm Life

    You are required to live on campus for the first two years unless you have immediate family in the area, in which case you can elect to live with them. Dorm life is really fun: there are always a myriad of events and activities, at least one of which is bound to interest you.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, as they should be. For the most part, they are interesting and educational and avoid pointless busywork. The class sizes are small, which is really nice because the professors are able to give more individual attention. TCU has some pretty stellar professors who are not only knowledgable about their area of expertise, but genuinely care about helping students learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    If at all possible, I would highly recommend a campus visit before making your decision. A lot of students choose to come here after visiting and seeing the community/atmosphere. Plus if you are out of state, Texas might be a bit of a different atmosphere and it is good to experience that before making your final decision.

    In three sentences

    TCU is a small-medium size school that is gaining national recognition in academics and sports. The community is very supportive and school-spirited. The students and professors are all passionate about their particular area of study and just genuinely love the school.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    All kinds of students! TCU is very diverse.

    Bang for the buck

    TCU is pricey, but definitely worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Since TCU is located in Fort Worth, there is tons to do. The stockyards are popular and downtown Fort Worth is always fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are important here, if you don't have a high GPA then good luck getting in.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, make sure you work hard in school and get involved. Also, make sure you complete your application thoroughly.

    In three sentences

    This campus is absolutely wonderful in all aspects of college life. The staff and students have been welcoming and helpful all over campus. This university holds high standards for education which make it one of the best in Texas.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    TCU has a police force that is staffed by retired Fort Worth police officers. They are constantly patrolling campus and they have an escort service at night so that you don't have to walk alone.

    Greek Life

    TCU has a very large greek life including Panhellenic and National Panhellenic sororities and fraternities. Next year (2012-2013) they will be bringing several new sororities and fraternities to campus.

    What to do for fun

    An organization called the crew puts on events almost daily in the campus commons. They host BBQ's, movie nights, bring mechanical bulls, tie dye, moon bounces and more!

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. TCU is a very health conscious campus so you will having no problem finding healthy options. There are several restaurants within walking distance that give students discounts.

    Dorm Life

    Compared to other schools in Texas, TCU has some of the nicest dorms. They have the traditional dorms, suite-style rooms, and apartments. Make sure to pay your housing deposit early!

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the courses are difficult and you ay struggle, but in the end you will feel as if you have gained so much more knowledge. Work hard, it pays off.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are still in high school take as many dual credit classes and work hard to pass your AP tests. This will only help you advance faster and get into your major classes.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    One of the first things you'll notice on campus are the poles with shiny blue lights on top of them. Located on the pole is a big red button that says, Help. There's a rule on campus, if you stand next to one of those poles, you can always see two more. They even shine at night so they are easy find. While I have never seen someone use one, everyone is told that TCU police show up within 30 seconds of you hitting that button. TCU Police are also some of the friendliest people on campus. While there are still sexual assaults that occur, TCU makes a point for everyone to feel safe, no matter your gender, ethnicity, or size.

    Greek Life

    TCU is 80% Greek Life! When I first arrived, I didn't even know what Fraternities and Sororities were for. After first semester, I thought I would never join Greek Life, but sure enough, TCU surprised me and second semester I discovered the Fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. While every frat/sorority comes with a reputation, its what you make of it, and there is more than one opportunity to get involved and discover where you belong.

    Clubs and Activities

    I could not stop joining clubs on campus! At TCU there truly an organization on campus for everyone. There is even a pillow fighting club! There are also the serious clubs, too. Whether you are hoping to devote yourself to a greater cause, or just have fun with fellow students, there IS something for you.

    Great for these types of students

    TCU is great for students who are looking for a welcoming community and searching to be surrounded by people who want to have fun. TCU is also 80% Greek Life, so its great for students who wish to dedicate themselves to a group. TCU is especially great for students who love the color purple!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    TCU always shows a movie every Friday night. The best part? If the weather is nice, its out on the awn! They have a blow up movie theater sized TV that they set up on the grass. Its a big attraction and there is always popcorn and candy for free. Its a great place to meet people and start the weekend.

    Bang for the buck

    TCU's tuition and fees may seem outrageous, but definitely worth while. You get out as much as you invest in; and maybe even more. However, TCU offers so much financial aid, and if you're willing to look for the money and work for it, you have a good shot at receiving enough to get you by.

    What to do for fun

    I cannot tell you how many fun things there are to do at TCU! There is an organization known as theCrew. Everyday they hold a different event in the commons to help keep everyone alive in between classes. One day you could tie-dye a t-shirt, and the next day you could run through the grass in a giant hamster ball. Also, each different organization on campus, if you take the time to join it, keeps you busy with social and fellowship events like going bowling, going to drive in movies, and go to IHOP at 2am.

    Food and Dining

    TCU has so many different options when it comes to food. The main dining area is known as Market Square. When you walk in, the women who swipe you ID Card, make an effort to get to know you and ask how your day has been. When it came to selecting what to eat, there was always a plethora of options. From omelets to Mongolian barbecue, you could find your craving. There is also a burger joint known as 1873 (the year TCU was founded) that you can always find someone in. It stays open till 3am and is a popular hangout spot all hours of the day.

    Dorm Life

    I was not looking forward to moving into a dorm when I first arrived at TCU. However, their dorm life experience has led to me even wanting to live on campus all four years. Each Resident Assistant in my dorm, Colby, was dedicated to ensuring the well-being of every resident, and always held a fun event every week. Each dorm has its very own annual event it hosts at TCU, and each dorm has its own Hall Council that competes with the other Hall's, for awards, till the end of the semester. Overall, the on campus experience at TCU is geared towards getting students involved and excited about being a Horned Frog.

    Academic Rigor

    TCU places high importance on achieving academic success. There are a number of workshops you can attend throughout every semester to give you tips on how to test well, handle anxiety, and how to reach out to your professors. Each and every one of the professors I have had in my two semesters there have given me no reason to believe that my education isn't of number one importance to them.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you arrive at TCU, do not say no to trying anything the university offers you; within reason. Trial and error is a huge part of finding where you belong and discovering who you want to associate yourself with. The university is always offering some kind of new and fun thing to do, but don't lose sight of the reason why you came: to receive a degree.

    In three sentences

    I have attended Texas Christian University for a year, and I cannot help believing it was a match made in Heaven for me. Full of pride, a family of purple people, and an organization for everyone, TCU doesn't fail at establishing a sense of community with everyone. Even academically, TCU's professors go above and beyond to provide face to face interaction with everyone who is attending.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    GREAT cafeteria! Many diverse and unique options and the food is always good.

    Dorm Life

    Several newer, and older dorms on campus. (Most of the older dorms feature community showers, but that's to be expected)

    Academic Rigor

    Difficult, but certainly achievable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early! Deadlines come a lot sooner than you think

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus, friendly people and wonderful music programs. The only downfall to TCU is the price. Expect a pretty high tuition bill if you attend here

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The TCU police are very nice and friendly, and very active on campus. It is relatively separate from the city, and it's well-lit. However, you still have to be careful and smart.

    Greek Life

    TCU is known for it's active Greek life. It's impossible to go to TCU without learning some Greek house names, or hearing about parties. However, if that's not your thing, you won't be ostracized.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of different clubs on campus for you to join, and a lot of involved honors and major-specific clubs.

    Bang for the buck

    TCU is expensive, but you have a lot of good opportunities. If you take advantage of everything they offer for you, you aren't wasting your money.

    What to do for fun

    Believe it or not, but the library is a good place to meet people while being productive. Besides that, people tend to go to Billy Bob's Dance Hall, as well as go to the many Greek parties. Also, there are a lot of restaurants and stores nearby, not to mention the Zoo and West 7th are only 10 minutes away.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is better than what most people have, but it's still cafeteria food. Also, there aren't any outside businesses on campus. Overall, though, it's good (expensive, but good).

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are great. They are really great about making it feel like a caring, homey environment. Also, they are all relatively new and clean.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of my classes are pretty easy, but then some are hard. You'll get as much out of your classes as you put into them. If you involve yourself in your classes, your professors will have plenty to teach you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your advisers and professors, they will help you whenever they can. Ask questions, and challenge yourself. Also, find a balance between your studies and social life; both are important.

    In three sentences

    TCU has one of the prettiest campuses you will find in Texas, and some of the best, most involved professors you will ever meet. It's small enough that your professors know you by name, but big enough that you don't feel suffocated. It's an amazing school with amazing opportunities.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Froggie-5-0 service escorts females anywhere on campus after the sun goes down.

    Clubs and Activities

    Downtown Fort Worth is minutes away and the Fort Worth Stock Yards is also close. Both have clubs and activities all of the time.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard workers who like to play hard too!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Riff Ram Bah Zoo cheer! I can't tell you too much until you attend the school. I can't give all of our secrets away!

    What to do for fun

    Football games are always really fun. Also, just walking around campus is fun because there is literally always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    Market Square is amazing! It definitely increased my standard for college dining. It's all you can eat whenever you want to eat it. And when Market Square closes at 9PM, we have a restaurant called 1873 that stays open as late as 3AM. No need to leave campus!

    Dorm Life

    There are always dorm activities. The RAs at TCU are great at having programs such as battles between dorms, dinners, parties, etc.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are very challenging - what you would expect from a private school. But if you're asking if college is easy, you're asking the wrong questions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! That is how you meet people. At a smaller school like TCU, you have to put yourself out there to meet your future best friends.

    In three sentences

    TCU is a great school mostly because of it's size. Classroom sizes are small so professors actually know your name and you have opportunities to attend their office hours for assistance. Campus life is amazing; there is always something going on all around campus.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    TCU is in a safe area. Because it's not in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, it doesn't get the typical threats to safety. There are blue emergency lights everywhere and girls can call to get golf-carted from building to building after dark. That's not to say there is no crime at TCU, but it definitely feels safer than most campuses. Students just need to use common sense.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is becoming more and more predominant at TCU. When I first started looking into TCU, only about 35% of the student population was Greek, but now I heard someone tell me it's close to 50%. It's for some people but not everyone. You can rush, but you don't have to in order to have a great experience at TCU.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many to choose from. There is definitely something for everyone. And clubs are a great way of meeting new people you might never have met otherwise.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are love to learn and love that small campus feel.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Students rub the nose of our bronze horned frog statue between Sadler and Reed Halls for good luck before tests.

    Bang for the buck

    TCU is expensive but that is part of going to a private university that does not receive funding from state taxes. But the cost is worth going to a beautifully gorgeous school with small class sizes and awesome professors. The cost includes concerts and fun events like the famous TCU tree lighting ceremony that gets the whole surrounding community together.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs. Go to free concerts (like the Fray, Lady Antebellum, and One Republic). Go to Horned Frog athletic events. Go line dancing at the famous Billy Bob's (students get in for free on Thursdays). Laugh at TCU's impov comedy group Senseless Acts of Comedy (SAC). Watch movies that are out of theaters but not on DVD yet in the main auditorium (like Bridesmaids, Thor, Harry Potter 7).

    Food and Dining

    There's one main cafeteria for the student body and no matter what food plan you're you get unlimited swipes (entry) into the cafeteria, which is basically buffet type set up: there's an omelet station where cooks prepare custom omelets for you, a sandwich line, a cookhouse line, pizza line, burger line, Asian line, desserts and more. Some people tire of it after a semester but others like it just the same. There's also a coffee shop/convenience store on the first floor of the student union, a small snack shop in the library, and a sports grill in the union too. Also, multiple restaurants line University Street (which runs in the middle of campus) and Berry St with student favorites.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are some of the nicest I've seen anywhere. For freshmen, Clark and Milton (honors dorm) are probably the nicest because they are the newest or most recently renovated. Colby is the all girls dorm and probably the worst one aesthetically because it's the oldest dorm on campus (some girls still end up loving it despite its flaws and it's among some of the dorms to be renovated in the next five years or so). Upperclassmen dorms are really nice. However, juniors and seniors will most likely have to find places off campus due to increasing student population and lack of availability.

    Academic Rigor

    TCU is a private university with small class sizes for the most part. Don't expect to be able to miss class or just come to class and not do any work and get an A or even a B. The classes actually require effort. They are definitely manageable. Just don't expect to have everything handed to you. Plus, the professors are typically very helpful if you have any questions/concerns or just need a little extra help during office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely pay your housing deposit ASAP. It's refundable so if you change your mind, you won't lose that money, but early deposits are the only way to ensure you get a top choice dorm as a freshman. And have fun! There are so many things to do on campus with the different clubs and events. And so many things are nearby: downtown Fort Worth, Dallas, Six Flags, the zoo, botanical gardens, restaurants in the middle of campus.

    In three sentences

    TCU is hands down one of the most beautiful, student friendly campuses I have ever seen. The general population of students, faculty, and staff is incredibly friendly and personable. And TCU offers a multitude of opportunities to have a good time with the many clubs and sports teams and free events like concerts and intercollegiate sports games.

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is a big part of TCU's student population and is great. There is a fraternity or a sorority for every type of student.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like a smaller campus but the school spirit of a large state university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a frog statue on campus that gives you good luck on tests if you rub its nose prior to the test.

    What to do for fun

    Football games, greek life, downtown Fort Worth

    Tips for prospective students

    Make time to get to know your teachers. It will benefit you in the end.

    In three sentences

    TCU is a great school with a beautiful campus. Relatively small class sizes ensure that each student gets the attention they need and allows students to get to know their teachers. TCU offers so many great ways to get involved.

  • 07/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always activities going on and around campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are many jobs that can be found on campus. Unfortunately there aren't very many food opportunities, so you'll have to get used to the cafeteria food.

    In three sentences

    TCU is a very nice, high-class University. The classes are challenging, but most of the professors work well with the students. Over-all it is a positive learning environment.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    24 hour police service

    Greek Life

    80% are involved in greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    Rugby is numer one!

    Great for these types of students

    state of the art study areas for Mac people. Half a library dedicated to quite studiers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Alma Matter plays on church bells every hour during school day hours

    Bang for the buck

    New to the Big 12 conference! Football is life at TCU

    What to do for fun

    Football games! Stockyards! Greek Life!

    Food and Dining

    Local market square that has healthy choices and all the essentials in the diet. open 7am to 9pm. Allows you to get an unlimited amount a food per day.

    Dorm Life

    Fun and an experience everyone should share. Depending on which hall you get, you may enjoy one over the other. Safe environment.

    Academic Rigor

    Studying regularly is required (daily). Above and beyond for some classes. It also depends on your major, pre-med tracks are the hardest at TCU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study five days in advance before any test. Email or introduce yourself on the first day of class, to each professor. Eat constantly and stay active

    In three sentences

    A university with a well balanced student to teacher ratio. A university that prides itself on up and coming achievements. An incredible campus.

  • 07/14/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Green-Frog Freshman Initiation.

    What to do for fun

    It has many stores and centers around it.

    In three sentences

    This school is very expensive. However, at first site, the campus is attractive and welcoming. Not to mention, there are scholarships that grant academic-achieving students money to afford to attend the college. I am hopeful and determined to go there.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have always felt safe on TCU's campus. There were several sexual assault instances last year, but educated decisions about alcohol consumption and staying in groups with friends could lower that rate. Froggy 5-0 is a campus security program that allows girls to call TCU PD and get a ride in a golf cart anywhere on campus at night, and security personnel make frequent patrols. There are emergency call stations marked by blue lights all over; at least one is visible from every spot on campus. I would not walk by myself far off of campus at night however, depending on the direction/neighborhood.

    Greek Life

    The stats say that about half of students are in a Greek organization, and sometimes it feels like that number is too low. I'm not Greek but I have lots of friends who are, and their fraternities and sororities keep them busy but do not monopolize their lives. They put on lots of events and mixers throughout the year and seem like fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a multiude of opportunities to get involved, whether alligned with a specific cultural, religious, or interest group or not. These are what have connected me to incredible people all over campus, and many students find time to be involved in multiple organizations (though they often whittle it down to just a few to be more highly involved in as they progress).

    Great for these types of students

    A variety of students find their places here, including many academic areas, band, Greek, Honors College, musical, rigorously academic, research, outgoing, highly involved, Christian and other specific organizations (cultural fraternities and sororities, Muslim Student Association, Gay-Straight Alliance, and others).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our Frog Fountain (looks like tall lilly pads) is iconic and the site for pre-formal pictures, engagements, and university-sponsored events. Everyone wears purple to football games, and the color is frequently seen all over campus. Go Frogs can follow any sentence, sincere or sarcastic, and we make our symbol by curling down a pair of bunny ears, which apparently looks like a frog? But that's a favorite photo pose.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition this year will be around $34,000, and it has gone up $2,000 per year both years I've been here. Academic scholarships with specified numerical values do not change in proportion to the tuition increases. It also takes about $10,000 to cover books, room, and board (on-campus). You can move off campus junior year, and rents vary, but some people find really good deals.

    What to do for fun

    Fort Worth is a fun city, but the many on-campus events sponsored by the Crew (at least one a day) bring students together and change up the daily routine. These include craft-making stations, bouncy houses, music, movies, and the new things they are coming up with all the time. We have a concert on campus every fall, and athletic events, especially football (We're in the BIG 12!), basketball, and baseball, are exciting to attend.

    Food and Dining

    Food at Marketsquare can get tiring for long-time students, but I have realized how fortunate we are to have the options and staff we have. The food is usually tasty, with omelette, stir fry, salad, vegetarian, pizza, cookhouse, sandwich-building, and dessert stations in addition to the featured hot meals of the day. Sundays bring a chocolate fountain. The required meal plan for on campus students is unlimited access, and a swipe in gets you as much food or as many servings as you want.

    Dorm Life

    TCU has revamped its community-building efforts around residential halls, fostering friendships and connecting students, especially in the freshman halls. My freshman year I was fortunate to have a wonderful wing of girls (in the co-ed honors dorm) who became some of my first friends on campus. RAs (resident assistants) are available and helpful, and many go above and beyond to sponsor events to bring their residents together in fun.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are often helpful and informative, and many are brilliant. I have had classes that have challenged my perspectives, enhanced my academic abilities, and enabled me to create work or research that I would not have guessed I could. At the same time, there have been classes I have taken that require less work than others, so I have been able to focus my energies most on the most interesting course work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be swayed in your choice by a Greek, football-centered, or even Christian stereotype. Fraternity/Sorority life, athletic competition, and Christian values and groups are prevalent on campus, but they will not command your life here; there are a variety of student organizations and opportunities that will allow you to take part in these aspects of TCU culture as fully or as little as you want. Your college experience will be exactly what you engineer it to be through your level of involvement in whatever you choose. If you are given the opportunity to become a member of the John V. Roach Honors College, accept. They foster community and provide academic perks while requiring only a handful of honors courses, most of which will fulfill major requirements anyway.

    In three sentences

    TCU is an incredibly spirited, varied, and intellectually stimulating environment. Although the Greek scene is prevalent, a plethora of options for finding an individual niche group, whether tied to religion, leadership, service, nationality, or interest is available. It is a place full of pride in who we are as Horned Frogs, which is manifest in the built environment, class lectures, talented professors, student community groups, and purple everywhere.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    TCU is pretty safe. TCU let's us as students become aware of any happenings on campus through email, almost as soon as it happens. There are a lot of the blue emergency stands all over campus for those that have night classes or have to back to their dorm from the library. We also have Froggy 5-0! Call the TCU police and you can be escorted by TCU students to your dorm or car in a go cart!

    Greek Life

    There's a wide variety of Greek Life. There are even sororities/fraternities for your major!

    Clubs and Activities

    TCU has SO many different clubs! At the beginning of the semester there is an Activities fair that has all of the clubs, sororities/fraternities, and organizations on campus. It's a little overwhelming at first but you'll be surprised HOW much our campus has!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The BLUU, the commons, Frog Fountain, the clock tower, and the library will ALL become places you'll become very familiar with.

    What to do for fun

    TCU provides tons of fun things to do! There is a pool, the rec, different classes at the Rec, rock climbing, beach volleyball, etc. There is a yearly concert every year and you're able to bring one guest. This year we have Blake Shelton! So excited. The Crew always has things going on around campus as well, whether it's an oxygen bar at the BLUU or movie nights in the commons. There's always something to do!

    Food and Dining

    Market Square isn't THE best. The first week you'll love it and then you'll have a hate/love relationship. There is a small Bistro in the library which is always convenient. As well as a Chipotle style restaurant in a building by the library. 1873 isn't too bad either! Just don't eat there all the time or you'll get sick of it. We also have Union Grounds which has TONS of snacks, which is also open late for those long study nights.

    Dorm Life

    I personally love living on campus! I've lived on campus since my freshman year. All first years are required to live on campus unless you live in the area. I feel that you experience a lot more, especially because there are so many activities sponsored by TCU at random times during the week.

    Academic Rigor

    TCU is definitely a challenge! The professors are always willing to help if you have questions, nonetheless. Some classes are easier than others, but regardless give your all and professors WILL notice.

    Tips for prospective students

    STUDY! It's okay to have a social life, but remember what you're in college for...A DEGREE! Always talk to your professors if you're having trouble in a class towards the beginning of the semester, they are more likely to work with you then rather than at the last three weeks of the semester. Go to class, although you have the liberty to stay at home if you want to, you're losing out on your own education and money.

    In three sentences

    TCU is one of the best schools to attend, especially for psychology majors or those looking into the medical field. It's a great school for not only academics, but other activities as well. If I had to go through the process of choosing a college again, TCU would still be number one on my list!

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe and huge police force. Very nice and helpful.

    Greek Life

    Wouldn't know

    Clubs and Activities

    Great atmosphere and plenty to join in on.

    Great for these types of students

    Any!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Riff ram bah zoo lickity lickity zoo zoo who wah wah who give em hell TCU!!

    Bang for the buck

    Its amazing.

    What to do for fun

    Billy Bob's for dancing, food, football games, Texas Rangers baseball, etc.

    Food and Dining

    5-star restuarnt like with unlimited swipes in the food bill. its perfect!

    Dorm Life

    Extremely nice dorms with affordable prices actually. granite countertops and 12x18 rooms!!!

    Academic Rigor

    Its as hard as you make it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Come here!!! It's amazing.

    In three sentences

    Extremely awesome community with plenty to do. Beautiful campus with easy to find buildings, friendly people and great food and living. A stellar education with amazing teachers and great atmosphere.

  • 08/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    You totally get your money worth! They are always giving you free stuff!

    What to do for fun

    Fort Worth has so many things to do! TCU offers a movie in the auditorium almost every Friday night. They have many activities by the CREW every afternoon just as painting, tye-dying, etc. There is always a concert during September that is free to all students! They bring in big names like Lady Antebellum, The Fray, and Blake Shelton.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay. There is only one cafeteria which serves a variety of food. Most of the food is good, but sometimes the meat is a little sketchy!

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely LOVED dorm life at TCU. They offer so many programs, activities, and ways to get involved within your dorm. All the dorms except Colby and Brachman have been redone within the past 4 years. They are so nice!

    Academic Rigor

    TCU's academics are fairly hard. Some classes are easier than others. The Business Program is very hard and rigorous. Most classes just have 4 tests, and that's all your grade is determined by. Most professors take attendance and expect you to read and review your notes before class!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to get your application in early! TCU's acceptance rate is fairly low. Be sure to keep your grades up senior year!

    In three sentences

    The student population at TCU is 7,500 people, and is a perfect size. Campus is very safe, beautiful, and full of friendly people. TCU offers many programs for students to get involved, especially for incoming freshman.

  • 08/05/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Christian

    In three sentences

    I would love to attend school here. The fact that they are a Disciples colleges mixed with the beauty of their campus makes it very appealing. I can't wait to apply for Texas Christian University!

  • 08/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has police that ride routine routes everyday 24/7. Every jogging path is lit with lamps and has numerous police siren station along that path and around the entire campus. There are car lots and numerous shuttle from car lots to the main campus so no one has to walk alone at night from your car to your dorm.

    Greek Life

    I'm not Greek and don;t know much about it; however I do know that there are numerous sororities and fraternities on and around campus that one could be apart of. They are active in campus life, host many events on campus, and do great community service.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities that I could not possible name then all. However, I can tell you that which ever club and/or activity you decide to be apart of, you will not regret it. They are all fun and have a common interest in just unifying people.

    Great for these types of students

    TCU is great for every type of student regardless of your history, background, location or sex. TCU has something for everyone. there is such a variety of options one can not go bored, until you want to.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Since, TCU is the school of the Horned frog, every year at the beginning of each school year, a actual horned frog is let out and just roams around campus. If someone happens to see it and snap a picture of it, you could win a prize.

    Bang for the buck

    TCU is a private school, so it does cost a pretty penny, or dime, or even quarter, but the experience you get from it is worth it. The overall staff at TCU are there for you to success in life. All you have to do is reach out and pull in all the resources that are offered from the professors, to campus life, to general staff on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of club events, school concerts that one can attend. There are flag football game for girls put on but the greek, and intramural sports that go year round. There are football games, rock climbing, swimming, pool parties, beach parties, movies showing, and of course if you are interested with the proper GPA, the greek life.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great and the dining is great at TCU. TCU BLUU (brown lupton University Union) has three all inclusion places to get your grub on. There is your tradition cafeteria with a huge array of delicacies to be had from cereal to sushi, from pizza to Chinese. Then there is 1873, where you can get your milk shakes, burgers, chicken tenders, fries, salads, wraps, and then even have items for our non-meat eaters. Last but certainly not least the corner store or what I like to call the candy store. There are so many varieties of drinks, candies, ice creams, sodas, galore. Or, if you are just craving some fast food, there are a number of eatery within walking distance and when I say walking distance I don't mean miles; I mean minutes away.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great at TCU because every year each dorm competes in various task all across campus to see which dorm will come out on top. Furthermore, the winner dorm gets a prize provided by the University ex. pizza party, donut party, ice cream party etc. And all the dorm are newly refurbished, so they all are nice and look really good.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic schedule is rigorous and tedious, however the professor have a lot of office hours and are extremely helpful to you when you go ASK FOR HELP. Don't be embarrassed to ask for help, plus the more you go visit your professors the better they will know you and more liable to help you better in all aspects of your curriculum. Stay on task and apply at least four hours a day to studying, trust me it helps.

    Tips for prospective students

    TCU has a lot of opportunities to stay active on the campus so join clubs, camps, and seminars. The classes at Texas Christian University are small in size; no more than 100 students in a classroom, and on average is about 25-50 students in each classroom so get to know your professors. Attend school events put on by your fellow students, the more people your familiar with the better your experience.

    In three sentences

    If you have great school spirit TCU is the school for you. If you love a campus that is highly involved in its students given concert and opportunities to better oneself then TCU is the school for you. If you love to get to know your professor's on a personal level rather than just in the classroom then TCU is the School for you.

  • 08/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe at TCU. There are many security measures that have been taken such as, blue alarm posts built are all over the campus. There is also a feature called froggy five-0, a golf cart service that will take female student to and from anywhere on campus.

    Greek Life

    There are many greek groups to join. Almost 80% of TCU students are part of the greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Diamond Darlings is a group consisting of marketing interns for the TCU baseball team.

    Bang for the buck

    Football games are free for students.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities, clubs, and night life on and around campus

    Food and Dining

    There are many options out side of TCU but not many on campus. I love that they make Starbucks coffee, that is the best on a long study night.

    Dorm Life

    Research what dorm works best for you. They have many different options but they fill up fast.

    Academic Rigor

    Find a perfect place, time, and way to study. TCU offers many different study aids.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your time when thinking about your major. Join every club or activity your first year and decide what you want to stay in later. Study Study Study

    In three sentences

    Texas Christian University is a puzzle of diversity. This university has outstanding student spirit. The school has tremendous respect for all the students and faculty.

  • 08/13/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I am verrry interested in attending this college, every one I've talked to & every review I have read has been positive.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are lighted emergency phone poles visible from every spot on campus. If you are ever in a dangerous situation, these phones are just a short distance away. The campus police is friendly and always on duty. TCU makes it a priority to discuss safety with their students and ensure they know the proper way to handle scary situations at night as well as alcohol, drug, and sex safety.

    Greek Life

    TCU's Greek Life is a lot of fun and you're guaranteed friends for life!Sororities and Fraternities are a big deal here at TCU, but you don't have to participate to find friends. Parties are a blast and Rush/Bid Day are fun events with no hazing.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and activities to join here. You will undoubtedly find something you want to participate in, and if not, you can always start your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are outgoing and rich ;p

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are SO many traditions here, from small hall traditions like family breakfasts and Easter egg hunts, to large campus traditions like rubbing the horned frog statue's nose for good luck before a test. TCU just joined the Big 12, so campus spirit is higher than ever and new traditions are likely to arise

    Bang for the buck

    There are so many career opportunities for grads and undergrads in the Fort Worth area and TCU makes it a priority to make them available to their students. It is likely that you will leave TCU with great experience, internships, a great resume, and a job.

    What to do for fun

    Football games are a huge deal here, but there are always fun parties to attend and good restaurants to eat at downtown. The Crew always has some free events going on around campus - giveaways, photobooths, games, etc. You will never be bored here. Billy Bob's and the Stockyards are just a few minutes away.

    Food and Dining

    Watch out for the freshman 15! There is always good food available from Market Square (the main cafeteria) to other dining choice on and off campus. There are endless possibilities. Market Square has so many options for food and of course it is all delicious.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are so nice and you will definitely feel at home. Grand Marc is huge and super nice if you're willing to spend that much moolah. Foster has the biggest rooms and closets and the most hall traditions.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses are so challenging, but personally enriching. It requires a lot of reading and homework, but all of the classes will be interesting or made to seem interesting by the way your professor teaches it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your RA's often and get advice from your counselors. Makw sure you have all your financial stuff situated. Apply for as many scholarships as you can!

    In three sentences

    TCU is a great school. If your finances allow you, definitely consider attending this beautiful school where people are friendly, the programs are nationally ranked, and your life will forever be changed!

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Froggie 5-0 is a golf cart service that will take female students anywhere on campus for free after dark. This is to ensure the safety of students and keep them from walking alone at night. We also have emergency campus phones located and lit up throughout campus.

    Greek Life

    The school is about 60% Greek, so if you're interested in sororities or fraternities, you've got quite a selection!

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club or meeting for every sport, hobby, or academic interest that you can think of.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for athletes now that we're in the Big XXII conference. Also great for anyone looking for academic challenge, small class sizes but lots of school spirit.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rub the nose of the metal horned frog statue by Reed Hall for good luck. I rubbed it the day of my campus tour and found out I got accepted that night!

    Bang for the buck

    Get to know your professors. You aren't just a face in the crowd to them. You'd be surprised how much they can help you if you just ask!

    What to do for fun

    Close to downtown, West 7th St. and the Hulen area, we have everything. There are 3 malls close by, lots of bars and nightlife, as well as sporting events at every turn. Six Flags Over Texas is only a short drive away too!

    Food and Dining

    Fort Worth offers everything you can think of. There are also a majority of those same options within walking distance to campus. The campus dining has a variety of options as well, including an all-you-can-eat area with food designed and prepared by renowned chefs!

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms; however, all the dorms are apartment-style living at TCU so you definitely have more room and more privacy than many other colleges.

    Academic Rigor

    If you did well in AP/IB/Honors classes in high school, you'll feel like you're still in advanced courses at TCU even when you're not in the honors program. TIME MANAGEMENT is super important because every class treats it as if that's your ONLY class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know everyone you can. Networking is essential. No matter what group you may fit into, everyone treats everyone with respect and kindness here. A lot of the school is active in Greek Life but just because you aren't doesn't mean you wont fit in. We're all a purple family here.

    In three sentences

    TCU is a small school with large pride. The campus is beautiful and impeccably maintained. The professors genuinely want you to succeed here.

  • 08/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Every where around campus there are bars that include emergency buttons for the TCU police to assist.

    Greek Life

    There are plenty of soriorities and fraternities at TCU that help the community and help students develop skills for leadership.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always school sponsored activites going around TCU to help students grow and socialize.

    Bang for the buck

    Although Texas Christian University is quite expensive compared to a publice university, the quality is amazing, and so are the scholarships that are provided for the students.

    What to do for fun

    The university is filled with things to do: from volunteer work, to leadership clubs, and much more fun activities that the school hosts, not to mention the amazing horned frog football games. Outside of the university is Fort Worth's cultural district which includes many sources of entertainment and knowledge.

    Food and Dining

    At Texas Christian University, one will never get bored of the food! There is a large variety of foods that are always healthy and delicious.

    Dorm Life

    Texas Christian Dorms are very secure, neat, and friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors at Texas Christian Unviersity are highly educated and passionate about the course they teach to students. Students are very focused and determined to do their best in each and every class by forming study groups, coming offten to the library, and always asking questions to their teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before making one's decision on what university to go to, I highly recommend students to visit the school; it is amazing!

    In three sentences

    Texas Christian University is one of the most welcoming schools that I have ever been to; staff, faculty, and fellow students set an atmosphere of friendship and togetherness. The university as a whole consist of many intellectual students who are determined to go past their full potential in order to achieve success. Texas Christian University is nothing but the best university to attend if one is seeking to embrace and emphasis the greatest qualities they withhold.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    There is plenty of it. In fact nearly 50% of the campus is involved in Greek life around Campus. If it isn't your thing don't worry, there are plenty of things to do around campus!

    What to do for fun

    The Crew is a student organization that arranges fun activities almost everyday throughout the week. From bounce houses to a mechanical bull riding, the Crew has got you covered in the entertainment department on campus. If you venture out, Fort Worth is home to a world famous zoo, magnificent museum district, as well as Billy Bobs--the world's largest honky tonk!

    Food and Dining

    TCU's dining options are located in a central location in the University Union. Market Square is an all you can eat buffet style dining area where you can choose from pizza to burgers to Mongolian grill. This dining area is also Vegetarian friendly with many opts to serve your needs. TCU also offers 1873 a grill style restaurant on the first floor. Unlike Market Square, 1873 does not accept meal plans but they do accept Frog Bucks. There are also options just outside campus!

    Dorm Life

    Again, the dorms on campus remind us of why cost of attendance is a bit steep. Of the 19 dorms, 17 have been recently renovated and/or remodeled while the others are to be renovated within the next few years. TCU is also building 2 brand new dorms for completion in the coming years.

    Academic Rigor

    You will definitely be challenged here at TCU, but don't let that discourage you! That's why you're in college right? What makes the academics here even more valuable is the helpfulness of the professors. With small student to teacher ratio, there is a lot of one on one assistance by the professors. Ask questions! They are here for you! After all, you're paying for it!

    Tips for prospective students

    While TCU's prices may be high, do not let this scare you away, if you are hard working and want to matter on your campus, the money should not be a barrier to your decision. After all, there are scholarships galore that you can apply for! Also, come into this campus with an open mind. The overwhelming kindness might seem too good to be true and the campus may not be the most diverse, but with a goal in sight, nothing will be out of your reach here at TCU.

    In three sentences

    TCU is dedicated to the Academic success and social progress of all of their students. Unlike other campuses, you will be welcomed and nurtured amongst the top students and professors. This campus will open doors that one could have never imagined in graduating from high school.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The best! All I have to do is ride a shuttle back to my car which is parked pretty far from where my class is at since I'm a commuter student.

    Greek Life

    Very welcoming if you chose the right one!

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of them to choose from, but be wary about what times they meet if you are a commuter student.

    Great for these types of students

    It is only great for resident students because you can stay around to do more fun stuff around campus.

    Bang for the buck

    More expensive to go here, but the alumni is what you are actually trying to get out from your investment when attending TCU.

    What to do for fun

    Go to sports events, concerts, movie showings at the campus lawn, recreation center, and tons more activities that TCU sets up for their students. TCU is very welcoming to their students

    Food and Dining

    I haven't had the dorm food, but they did serve me at orientation a three course meal. Chicken, pasta, Caesar salad, rolls, and a huge chocolate cake.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not sure, but if you are in a dorm it is a lot easier to make friends quicker than if you are just commuting. I will never know how dorm life is, but if you want to experience having more friends at college it is highly recommended that you stay in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Not to say that it is strict, but to do well you must be strict on yourself since you are paying a ton of money to go here. The professors are really nice and understanding, so if you have a problem with your work or don't understand something then they are willing to take their time in assisting you in any way.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have the money stay in a dorm, do it, because you will probably enjoy that phrase of, My college years were the best years in my life. Everything is on campus, and if you are in a dorm/apartment you are able to do every social event, enjoy dinners, and other get together.

    In three sentences

    I will have to rate TCU a 4 out of 5 stars because they are very welcoming to new students. They have awesome events such as Blake Shelton preforming for the new stadium. Plus the professors are what is so great about TCU because they are very helpful when tending to your needs.

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel completely safe on campus. They send out crime alerts if there is any crime activity in the area. They also have a service called Froggy that picks up girls from any point on campus and takes them anywhere they need to go as soon as it starts to get dark outside.

    Greek Life

    The greek life is DOMINANT. It doesn't completely matter if you are in a fraternity or sorority but it definitely helps make connections. The parties are constant and the frockets, bro tanks, and neon colored clothing can be found pretty much EVERYWHERE.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for just about anyone! There is constantly activities to take part of and if you really don't like anything, it is SUPER easy to start your own club or activity.

    Great for these types of students

    More on the conservative side. Well Rounded. Very Active.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Purple Fridays! wear purple and you get free food at chick-fil-a. Dutch's has really good burgers and Fuzzy's has good mexican food at a reasonable price. Potbelly's and Which Which are good if you want a pretty good sandwich. Einstein's has the BEST bagels. There is free coffee from 3-5 in the bookstore on weekdays!

    Bang for the buck

    TCU is EXTREMELY pricey, but you definitely get a lot of perks for being a student here. The community loves the horned frogs and the education received, while rigorous, is promising.

    What to do for fun

    GREEK LIFE rules the school, but I have the most fun at Billy Bob's on Thursday nights. There is always some sort of activity in the commons that you can participate in. Watch movies with your friends in the dorms or join an intramural. You can do anything for fun, college is what you make it.

    Food and Dining

    The food in market square seems really great at first, but after awhile (just like any cafeteria) the food gets boring and repetitive.

    Dorm Life

    Each hall has a WONDERFUL community environment as well as tons of activities to take part in and unify the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can become overwhelming at test time, but overall its not too hard staying on top of classes if you set aside time to study. You MUST study outside of class or you will not pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are going to go greek, make sure to research before hand. It's definitely not the end of the world if you aren't, but it's definitely a lot bigger than you would think around campus. There is always something going on so be sure to stay on top of time management, and don't forget that there will ALWAYS be plenty to do.

    In three sentences

    Texas Christian University is a wonderful university that thrives on scholarship, Greek life, and the athletic program. It is a great southern school with a lot of school spirit and filled with pride. There is a great representation of students from all across the United States and everyone seems to love it here!

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    the crew always has something planned

    Dorm Life

    great clean dorms

    Academic Rigor

    hard classes with lots of work but great professors

    Tips for prospective students

    always something to do on campus and great family involvement

    In three sentences

    great school with amazing academics

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always policemen on duty on campus and there is also an escorting system where you an call at night to make to your building or car safely.

    Greek Life

    There are a lot of Greeks present on campus. Some have their own houses as well. Each Greek is very involved in the TCU community.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs and activities for students to join. If you wanted to start your own club or organization it would be easy to build up and recruit.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who like a challenge and will not take no as an answer. Here the goal is to raise ethical leaders for the global community and with my time being here, I learned to stand my ground and be something bigger than what I am.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our mascot, which also happens to be our state lizard, is the Horned Frog. One funny tradition that we say is our saying Horny for Life. Not only is that hilarious, but it's something that we as a community can only understand. Another tradition is to rub a bronze horned frog on our campus for good luck before an exam!

    Bang for the buck

    You get your bang for the buck here! Our campus remains beautiful throughout the year! The landscape is always up to par. The school is small so you can always make it to your classes on time, and the students and faculty are very friendly.

    What to do for fun

    Being in the heart of downtown, there are lots of things to do! There are a lot of social events that happen each week. But, what I like to do for fun is just hang out with my friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food provided isn't bad at all! You have a ton of choices to choose from, there's even a vegetarian section. One downside is that around peek times, lunch and dinner, it does get a little packed.

    Dorm Life

    You will meet a lot of new people that really do become important in your life. The dorms are not extremely small, and you have the choice of either being in same sex or unisex dorms. There are lots of fun activities put on by the resident assistants as well!

    Academic Rigor

    It is a tough school, but to challenge your intellect can help you more than harm you. In addition, the profs are always open to help!

    Tips for prospective students

    There are many scholarship opportunities here at TCU, but it isn't a bad idea to start racking scholarships before attending! It is a very expensive school, but there are also plenty of grants and scholarships offered that can really help. The higher your GPA, the better the chance for financial help!

    In three sentences

    A prestigious and unique private university. The professors and staff members really do care about their students. It is a great school and the small classes really do benefit.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    TCU Police is always on patrol, and you always feel very safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    Very large on campus, but provides a great sense of spirit and inclusion.

    Bang for the buck

    Although it is expensive, you do pay for what you get.

    What to do for fun

    Sorority and fraternity life is a great way to get involved. Fort Worth also has many options to get involved in the community or enjoy the city.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great; there are always so many options, and is prepared daily. This is never a negative aspect to campus life.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is a great way to meet people, and at TCU the dorms are clean, beautiful, and never a negative aspect to campus life.

    Academic Rigor

    TCU is very academically driven, which is apparent by the hard working professors who expect great work from their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to get involved in many organizations. You will meet so many wonderful people, and being busy will help you manage your time.

    In three sentences

    Absolutely wonderful university with small classes with genuine, helpful professors. The campus is beautiful, with such great student pride. This university is a great example of an accredited four-year university.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    HUGE. Try it before judging! I never in a million years thought I would go greek, but I did and love it!

    Clubs and Activities

    It is so easy to get involved in anything on campus - fashion, sports, politics, quidditch, you name it!

    Bang for the buck

    You will make connections that will help tremendously after graduation. In this economy, that is one of the most important things to have.

    What to do for fun

    FOOTBALL! Go to all the games. Of every sport. They are so much fun.

    Food and Dining

    You'll get tired of it after awhile... but that goes for anywhere. It's honestly a pretty good selection.

    Dorm Life

    All of the dorms are very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    You do actually have to know how to study. Introductory level courses are generally pretty easy... ratemyprofessor.com is a lifesaver.

    Tips for prospective students

    For nursing students: take anatomy at a community college first! Everyone else: Greek life is huge - don't judge it before you try it!

    In three sentences

    Texas Christian University is a fun, lively atmosphere where students feel as though they can accomplish anything. It is the perfect size if you like seeing people you know every day on every part of campus. Also, the warm weather is always an added bonus!

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always around and TCU is small enough and safe enough to walk from place to place.

    Greek Life

    There is a huge Greek Life at TCU. Most of the TCU student population is involved in it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and activities to do on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The new hot spot is McAlister's Deli next to campus. Everyone goes there to eat when they go out during lunch.

    Bang for the buck

    I think it is too expensive here, but if you can afford it, it is definitely worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There's a lot to do for fun. All of the athletic competitions are fun. Also, the city of Fort Worth has millions of things to do, and Dallas is only 30 minutes away.

    Food and Dining

    All you can eat as often as you want ... won't find that in too many other schools.

    Dorm Life

    No matter what building you stay in, dorm life is pretty good.

    Academic Rigor

    The basic classes are not too bad. Since I am a biology major, the science classes are challenging, and take time to understand. But, by no means are they impossible to complete.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that one can afford TCU's high price of tuition before deciding to come here. It is worth the experience, but can be quite expensive.

    In three sentences

    TCU is a great school that offers a Division I feeling, but is small enough so you don't feel overwhelmed. The teachers and professors are open to meeting and working with students. TCU is a great place to live and learn while working toward a degree.

  • 12/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    From alerts for bad weather to our Froggie 5-0 service, TCU never stops emphasizing the importance of student safety. There are police poles around every corner, and they are visible no matter where you stand on campus. Campus police are constantly out and about ready to help and protect students. Froggie 5-0 is a golf cart service offered to females on campus so that they don't walk alone at night. With just one call, a driver will come to escort you to your destination. There are also defense training classes, seminars and panels to help educate students, and e-mails are always sent out when a crime occurs to keep students aware.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life at TCU is thriving whether that is through Panhellenic, IFC, Multicultural, or NPHC. While a majority of those who participate are Panhellenic and IFC, students who choose to be involved in the other organizations or to not be involved in Greek at all are still happy and are as much a part of the TCU community as those who do choose to rush. Students who are hesitant have the opportunity to wait and rush either in the spring or in their next fall semester as well, so it's never too late!

    Clubs and Activities

    Whether you're looking for an intramural team, a cultural organization, a religious organization, a leadership organization, or a service one, TCU definitely will accommodate you. We even have a Quidditch Team! There are countless organizations within majors and colleges, as well as honors organizations you can also be a part of! While I doubt you won't already find an organization you're looking for or an organization you can fall right into and love, TCU makes it extremely easy for students to start one! This is a great opportunity for leadership and bringing other students with the same passions and interests as you together! TCU encourages students to get involved on campus and in the community, and even in my own honors program, I am encouraged to continue pursuing leadership and service elsewhere in order to get a holistic college experience!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are willing to be challenged will thrive here. TCU challenges not by focusing on GPA but by asking the right questions, granting real life opportunities, and offering new perspectives as food for thought. There's no one set major that will thrive most on TCU's campus because it's how much an individual will put in that he or she will receive the most benefits from such a great education. I have seen theater majors graduate and in less than a year have a steady career states away, business majors from the well known Neeley School come back for MBAs or as alumni who are offering internships and opportunities to current undergrads. Nursing students boast about their opportunities to do clinicals as early as sophomore year, engineering students moving on to world renowned institutions to continue their education, and more. Students who don't necessarily want a huge campus where you meet someone once and never see them again will find TCU to be a very comfortable home away from home. While you're always meeting new people, there is ample opportunities to create lasting friendships and the big school feel is really what you make of it. Finally, students who want to have that personal attention and have the opportunity to really make a difference and be recognized for it should definitely look into coming to TCU! The student to teacher ration is less than 20:1 and with our vast amount of resources and great alumni, there are always opportunities for hands on experience and a chance to make an impact.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The annual Christmas Tree Lighting is a favorite tradition on campus, along with our new tailgates before football games. We also cater extensively to first year students with opportunities like Frog Camp, Frogs First, and Connections. Location-wise we love our horned frog statue which sits next to Sadler Hall where students come by to rub its nose when in need of luck or blessings. I know I sure stopped by during finals week! Our campus commons is a really great place for students to congregate and relax. On a hot summer day students can be seen sunbathing, other times the Quidditch team is out practicing or you can see frisbees and footballs flying across the grass.

    Bang for the buck

    TCU takes finances very seriously, and as always, the more you put in, the more you get out of it. At TCU, we try to keep tuition as low as possible, but cutting tuition will also cut the experience. To erase a well known myth, some visitors may wonder if tuition goes into things such as the beautification of our campus, and some are outraged to find out that we are able to change our flowers every two weeks, saying that their children's money can be put into something more worthwhile. The truth behind this is, no money from your pockets are used for that. We have wonderful alumni and donors who contributed to creating a fund for such activities, and rest assured, your money ensures that students get the best professors, continuously improving resources, and one of the best educations in the country.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on, on campus, whether it's the Thursday night Senseless Acts of Comedy Improv Troupe, a Friday night movie of popular new releases, or small fun events set up by the Crew. Fort Worth is also bustling with activity. If you're a sucker for country music then you'll love Billy Bob's where ladies get in free on Thursday nights! There's also the annual concert which have hosted artists from Lady Antebellum to The Fray to One Republic and Blake Shelton. Around Christmas you can bet that the commons will be full of people ready for the Christmas Tree Lighting, and if you're looking for a night out, West 7th Street, the Stockyards, Sundance Square, and Downtown Dallas aren't too far away especially with free bus and train transportation available for many off campus places. Finally, don't forget about the Zoo and the beautiful gardens that are just around the corner.

    Food and Dining

    I've always been told by prospective students who come to visit that our dining hall is amazing in comparison to others. We always have an open salad bar. We have omelettes, stir fry, pizza, cereal, a sandwich line, round the clock smoothies, a delectable dessert station, and more. We also have other dining options on campus such as 1873, which opens for later hours in case you need a midnight study break! We have the Bistro Burnett in the library in case you need a snack or some coffee to keep you going. We have Sushi Mama in Smith Hall which offers food on the opposite side of campus so you don't have to make a cross campus trek just for lunch, not to mention our new Food Truck which offers food by Chef Tim Love. If you're at the gym and want to head over to NRG for a delicious smoothie or a healthy snack, the option is there! Not feeling anything on campus? We have great options just down the street from Potbelly's to Einstein's to Fuzzy's and McAlister's, not to mention Dutch's fabulous burgers which are half off on Tuesdays! If you're willing to venture a little farther out, West 7th street has an In N Out, great Sushi, phenomenal pizza, frozen yogurt and more. Finally, no TCU experience is complete without the infamous Sweet Sammies!

    Dorm Life

    TCU's residence life is bustling, and students are always fighting for a chance to live on campus. Freshmen are guarenteed housing, and each hall is unique whether you reside with the Clark Sharks or the honors students in Milton Daniel, your RA staff is guaranteed to be friendly, well trained, and helpful. Your community is built up through you and those around you as your are offered opportunities to interact with one another and quickly build lasting relationships. Among halls, the campus commons is a great place to gather and share movie nights, the Christmas Tree Lighting and other fun activities that are planned continuously throughout the year. New residence halls are being constructed and the older ones are set to be renovated, so you can only expect housing and residence life to get even better!

    Academic Rigor

    Texas Christian University takes pride in its students' successes inside and outside of the classroom, but in order to prepare students for a brighter future beyond schooling, the challenge starts at the very beginning in freshman year. As it is true of any college, a student could pick the easiest classes, and pass with a 4.0, and because TCU is held with such high regard, it is no doubt that such a student will have still learned something meaningful. Even so, an education at TCU is so much more. If you come into TCU with the right mindset, one that is open to challenges, learning, and failure, TCU can open the doors to passions you have never found, opportunities you never knew existed, and successes you can truly be proud of. As an business honors student, both in the John V. Roach honors program and in the Neeley Fellows business honors program, I can testify that every day I learn something new. Every day is a challenge, and the 4.0 does not come easily. It is because of that, that success is so much sweeter. TCU also offers so many resources to help with the rigor of each student's course load whether that is the writing center, the career center, the professional development center, or just visiting during a professor's office hours, TCU will accommodate the needs of its students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before you decide whether or not TCU is the best fit for you, definitely try to visit. As an Ambassador for TCU, I have met students who come from many different states and even different countries who come to visit. That visit is often the deciding factor because you can read as many reviews as you'd like, but we cannot be the ones to decide how happy and comfortable you feel at Texas Christian University. Prospective students should take advantage of opportunities such as Mondays at TCU, applying early for scholarship, Overnight visits, and more! Check out the Admission page. Get in touch with your Admission Counselor. They're extremely nice, and they're always eager to help. I know this because I work with many of them on a regular basis!

    In three sentences

    TCU is intellectually inspiring, socially vibrant, and extremely beautiful. TCU masters the art of a small campus providing a large campus feel because while you can arrive at any point on campus within 10 minutes, you will always be meeting new people, discovering new places, and sharing new ideas. Not only so, but the collegiate loyalty and school spirit are so inspiring and contagious especially as TCU moves on up into the Big XII Conference.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Before going to a test, many students will go to the bronze Horned Frog statue in the middle of campus and rub it's nose before a test. Legend has it, no one who rubs the nose fails their test!

    What to do for fun

    One could stay on campus the whole year and never get bored. You can always stay in your dorm and hang out in your friends' room or one of the many lounges. If that gets boring, head over to the rec center to work out, play basketball, go swimming, play racquetball, volleyball or any other sport you want. When you're tired of playing, watch some student athletes do their thing: all of the athletic activities on campus are free for students. Football games are the most popular- game day is a fanfare with the marching band, the Showgirls and cheerleaders and the student body cheering on the Horned Frogs. For something different, drive 10 minutes into Fort Worth to go for a walk or a jog on the Trinity River trails, or head in to the Botanical gardens to experience nature in one of America's greatest cities. Of course, the all-popular Billy Bob's Texas always has live music, so practice your two-step, put on your boots and head out for a night of dancing!

    Food and Dining

    The Brown-Lupton University Union, or BLUU as students call it, hosts the main cafeteria on campus. All freshmen and sophomores live and eat on campus and are required to have an all you can eat plan. The hours are accessible and the food is consistently good. There are several other eateries on campus including a sushi bar, a late-night option, a coffee-shop/cafe in the library, and a coffee shop in the student union. There are plenty of healthy options all over campus to prevent that freshman-15, like the salad bar in the cafeteria. There's also a smoothie bar which always lots of choices in frozen fruit. Overall, the food is good, but nothing will ever beat a home-cooked meal.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms at TCU are very nice. Within the last few years, there have been major renovations to all the dorms. The rooms are comfortable and come completely furnished. All you might need to bring is a TV for the provided HD-TV service. In the dorms you will meet many people from all over the country and the world. These people will be the friends you live, eat, play, sleep, sweat, and work with and they will be your friends for many years to come.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are definitely an important part at TCU, although your experience could be vastly different from someone who is in a different college. Our pre-med program is one of the best in the country, consequently, many of the classes are very difficult. However, the professors at TCU are very helpful. If you seek help, they will always be there, whether in their office, or responding to a late night email. From your freshman year you will be taking classes with experts in their field of study; rarely will a grad student teach a class. The faculty at TCU are one of the main reasons students choose to be a Horned Frog.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best things a prospective student could do is attend a Monday at TCU day, where you will visit classes, dorms and learn (almost) everything there is to know about our purple nation. Afterward, make sure you email your admission counselor, an extra email will set you far apart from the many other applicants. Once you get in, make sure you attend a Frog Camp. Held the summer before school begins, they are a great way to meet some of the rest of your incoming freshman class and make friendships that will last a lifetime.

    In three sentences

    TCU is a great school for the excelling student who doesn't fit in or want to go to an Ivy league school. The professors and small class sizes are some of the best attributes about the academic part of the school. Overall, the beautiful campus, great athletics and social atmosphere, combined with good academics make for a successful college experience at TCU.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Wherever you're standing on campus, you should see three blue emergency lights at least. If you're ever in danger, push that button and the campus police will answer you. If you can't answer them, they can hear what's going on so if you make a lot of noise, they'll come as soon as they can. Also, there's this awesome thing called Froggie Five-O, and if you call them at night, they will come get you from wherever you are on campus and take you to where you need to go.

    Greek Life

    Don't join Greek Life unless you want to make a bad name for yourself. The only things I would even suggest to you are Bucks, His, and Mu Phi Epsilon (music majors only). Bucks and His are the two Christian fraternities and sororities on campus and the only ones with good names.

    Clubs and Activities

    Since I'm busy, I don't know much about clubs, but I know that the people in them really enjoy them.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're into school spirit or something small but still well-known, TCU is the place for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a statue of a horned frog right by Sadler Hall, which is where all the big wig offices are (the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Deans, if you need someone high up, their office is probably there). Many say if you kiss the frog or pet its nose, it will bring you good luck on test day.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, TCU is very expensive, but you get your money's worth out of it. I am in the School of Music, and my first semester, the Concert Chorale (the top choir) performed with Andrea Bocelli in Dallas. We have done 7 concerts this past semester.

    What to do for fun

    At least once a week, TheCrew has some sort of event in the commons on campus. It's arts and crafts, sometimes there's food, whatever. At least once this semester they've had a bounce house, trampolines, something similar to Build-A-Bear, and much more.

    Food and Dining

    You can find just about anything you're wanting to eat on campus. Hamburgers, sandwiches/wraps, pizza, stir fry, omelettes for breakfast, smoothie bar, whatever it is, you can usually find it in Market Square, not to mention the Bistro and Union Grounds for your coffee needs.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are GREAT! Everyone has so much fun and they understand that not everyone likes each other, but everyone has to tolerate the other residents. Some dorms make t-shirts, others have family dinners, movie nights (yes, some dorms have movie theaters), game night, whatever.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a school at which you cannot slack off. You've gotta do your homework. It's tough to make an A, but with hard work and dedication, it's possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your grades up. They are SO important when looking at applying for schools.

    In three sentences

    TCU is such a wonderful school. Everyone really cares about your well-being and the sense of community here is one of the biggest reasons I chose to attend. If you want a small school, great teachers, and people who care about you, I'd recommend TCU.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Do christian beliefs have a strong influence in the curriculum of any of the science classes offered here?

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to really connect with professors and get groomed for professional life, this is the school for you. There is a fantastic teacher to student ratio.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Love Dutch's and other campus restaurants.

    What to do for fun

    TCU recently joined the BIG VII so lots of really great sporting events. Take advantage of the amazing library and recreation center.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start the scholarship process early. Make connections with professors for future employment. Get involved in campus activities.

    In three sentences

    TCU is a great graduate school. It is very expensive. Financial Aid does all it can to provide money for school.

  • 02/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Excellent.

    Greek Life

    Dominates campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to count.

    Great for these types of students

    TCU is great for people who love being social.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unusual traditions would be kissing the frog statue before exams to get an A.

    Bang for the buck

    You get the best of the best here.

    What to do for fun

    Getting involved leads to all kinds of activities for fun... Greek life provides social events, The Crew provides community events... The possibilities are endless.

    Food and Dining

    It could be better but the good news is there are plenty of other options literally a few steps off campus.

    Dorm Life

    Because the university is so small in comparison to others, dorm life is an experience everyone goes through and for the most part enjoys. It's a good bonding experience with people you might not have otherwise met.

    Academic Rigor

    TCU isn't easy, that's for sure. You better learn how to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Jump right in. Seriously though, involvement at TCU is one of the most important aspects of your college experience.

    In three sentences

    TCU is a smaller university that gives a family like community feel to it. Leadership is a prime focus here and there are well over enough opportunities to get involved. Greek life is very prominent here however.

  • 04/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Market Square, our main dining facility, has a large variety of options. As at any school, you have to learn to be creative in what you make after awhile, but the quality is great and the staff are very friendly.

    Dorm Life

    The residential halls at TCU are absolutely incredible! College campuses are never perfect, but almost all of TCU's residential halls are newly renovated and that ensures more comfort for new students. I lived in Foster my freshman year and loved it!

    Academic Rigor

    The professors at TCU are incredible and will encourage your academic growth while pushing you to give more effort than you thought possible. Academic misconduct is taken very seriously, and it is therefore essential for students to maintain a positive productivity level in order to succeed with full academic honesty.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and send your housing deposit in as soon as you decide to be a Horned Frog. Also, make it a priority to get involved in at least two separate organizations on campus!

    In three sentences

    TCU has a wonderfully strong sense of community. Every current student and alumni believes in bleeding purple. I am very confident in the education I have received, and that sets me up for future success!

  • 05/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been an alarming number of sexual assaults, overdoses, and muggings on campus in the last few years. I attribute this to police here being much too preoccupied with writing people parking tickets than actually overseeing the safety of kids.

    Greek Life

    The axiom of existence at TCU. Expect to not make friends or have a life if you don't participate. There is a strong negative stigma associated with being non-Greek at TCU; you will be shunned and ridiculed for being a GDI.

    Clubs and Activities

    Greek life. Anything else, because you're forced to by your frat or sorority.

    Great for these types of students

    White, very privileged, high upper-class kids who are highly sheltered with no exposure to common sense (common occurrence in Texas), decency, an ability to self-substantiate.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unusual traditions for females at TCU-primarily ones involved in sororities-include only wearing oversized T-shirts with nike shorts, being anorexic, and having a disappointing lack of breast size. For all, the tradition is cram cram cram at the end of the semester when you realize you are at college, and it is a bonding experience thanks to the wonder drugs of Adderall, Vyvanse, and Ritalin.

    Bang for the buck

    Only if you pick a noteworthy major- engineering, pre-med, science, anything OTHER than a business major. Actually, if you choose a business major you'll probably make good money, but through an indecent outlet. Do everybody a favor and actually make something out of your life by actually learning useful things. And even all of that being considered, there is no real way to justify the amount of money students are charged at TCU. The education is great but it is not better than a Stanford one, by a long shot- who we are on course to outpace in cost here pretty soon.

    What to do for fun

    Honestly, at TCU...get hammered. What are you expecting me to tell you what there is to do for fun? Play ultimate Frisbee? Well sure, but that's only fun under the premise that you're going to be able to get hammered with friends after you play. Better start building up your alcohol tolerance now, BEFORE you come to TCU. You don't want to look bad.

    Food and Dining

    There's only one dining hall at TCU- Market Square. You will love this place...your first semester. It is the generic buffet-style eatery with everything under the sun to choose from. You will find that this gets very old and, after a while, turns into a cafeteria-style experience which is painfully reminiscent of high school. There are plenty of off-campus restaurants very close by though, and 1873 right downstairs from market square which is always a good meal. You won't go hungry, I'm sure.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms are lavish, and overly-so at that. You will find however, that this grandiose is balanced by the *grotesque* amount of money charged to live on campus and purchase a meal plan you are FORCED to have. Most of the HD's are assholes, really uptight and have lost sight of what it is to be a college student- same with the RA's. You will make lots of friends, though. Overall it is an essential experience at TCU.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, you will keep busy at TCU. You can take the easy way out with a go-to major like any degree offered from the Neely School of Business, in which case you'll have time to get hammered every night, skip more than 50% of ALL of your classes, and still get stellar grades. OR you can choose a real major, handle a rigorous academic regimen, learn something useful and practical while existing in a highly stimulating and fulfilling environment, and maybe even come away with newer, more altruistic values from it. The choice is yours!

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a good idea about what you want to pursue before you come here- the small size of the school can make it inconvenient for you to change your degree plan after more than a year in. Understand that such a small size entails a more 'dramatic' atmosphere too, to some extent- especially within the Greek community (which is the entire community).

    In three sentences

    TCU has a beautiful campus and is aesthetically pleasing in many ways. While expensive, it has prestigious degree programs, departments, and professors providing a world-class education. With a surplus of money from all that extra tuition you keep paying, expect to never be bored with random on-campus activities such as bounce houses, petting zoos, cookouts, concerts, and statue unveilings- all on a daily basis.

  • 05/20/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Fort Worth has all the fun that a student needs. Cowboys, Mavericks, Rangers.

    Food and Dining

    The school has a program called frogbucks. Students are able to use their student ID to pay at nearby restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are awesome. Top of the line facilities.

    Academic Rigor

    Not yet in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    They care about deadlines, make sure to get familiar with all the deadlines.

    In three sentences

    The school has everything a student needs. The staff at every department is very friendly and wants to help.

  • 06/22/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Pretty safe, I guess. Fort Worth is kind of sketchy, but there are so many emergency posts (basically a post indicated by a blue light, you press the red button for emergencies) that if you stand at one emergency post, you will be able to see three more from when you look around it.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge. HUGE.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of things to do and get involved there, from what I see.

    Great for these types of students

    Preppy people. That's about it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Although it is not allowed, some people sneak into the legendary water fountain in front of the BLUU (Brown-Lupton University Union) and take a picture. Faculty doesn't like it, but you can get away with it.

    Bang for the buck

    It's pricey, but I think it'll be worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There are many people to get to know and clubs/organizations to join.

    Food and Dining

    Food is amazing, but I have a feeling once you start going there, you'll start getting sick of it.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are being improved and new ones are being built. Should be great.

    Academic Rigor

    They're the 2nd most selective school in Texas...gotta work hard!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study a lot and make your college resume stand out before applying.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. The people are friendly. The Dean of Admissions is extremely nice.

  • 06/28/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    TCU campus police is all over campus. If anything, it's hard not to get a parking ticket. There is also a service known as Froggie 5-0 that offers free rides for people who are in need of a ride around campus. Mostly girls use it, but it sure is nice to have.

    What to do for fun

    TCU's events are spectacular. There are three entertainment sources that stand out most to me. First, the athletics and their facilities are spectacular. Everyone goes to the football games on Saturday. Everyone roots on the baseball team. And everyone is a fan of the cheer and show girls! Secondly, there are numerous student organizations beyond fraternity and sorority life to get involved in. TCU has a group known as The Crew that makes our student organizations unique. The Crew puts on random PB&J Mondays, concerts, and wacky events such as a petting zoo at campus commons or zip-ling around campus. All of their updates go to your school email and they are a hit on campus. Lastly, the Fort Worth area is phenomenal to be a part of. The Fort Worth Zoo is within walking distance of TCU and is a nationally recognized zoo. Billy Bob's Honky Tonk is the world's largest honky tonk, and is located in the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Texas Rangers are just a short drive away, just like the Dallas Mavericks. There is always something going on in Fort Worth.

    Food and Dining

    Campus food is campus food. However, TCU is special because they are adding a Chickfila right under the BLUU (dining commons). The restaurants surrounding campus are unique, tasteful, and cheap. The majority of places that I have dined at have student discounts or accept Frog Bucks, a monetary part of your meal plan that allows you to eat in the surrounding area for a lower price.

    Dorm Life

    There are two aspects that stand out in TCU's dorm life: 1) There is not a single dorm that students seem to dislike. Each dorm is different, but no dorm is ugly or small. They are all beautiful to different audiences of students. 2) The camaraderie of the student's dormitory is spectacular. In the first week of school, there is an event called Frogs First. Frogs First is a series of games in which each dorm works together as a team in an Olympic-style of events competing against other dorm teams. How fun!

    Academic Rigor

    As a pre-business major, I plan to compete for a spot in the nationally ranked Neeley School of Business. I seek to major in Entrepreneurial Management (#6 in the nation) and Marketing (top 20 in the nation). Clearly, the academics are rigorous here for this specific school to be ranked so highly by Bloomsberg Businessweek.

    Tips for prospective students

    - Apply for Early Action (November 15). - Go all out on the Freedom of Expression. - Get to know people here, everybody is friendly. - Be yourself. As people are friendly, they are also welcoming to new ideas and cultures. - GO TO FROG CAMP! I attended Casa Nueva and absolutely loved it. I feel like I met some great friends there.

    In three sentences

    I believe that Texas Christian University enables its faculty to educate its students to be ethical leaders in our world. Through over 100 undergraduate areas of study, TCU dynamically creates a learning environment suitable for all students of all career interests. My excitement is building up daily as I anticipate my arrival on campus in early August.

  • 06/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The BLUU is absolutely beautiful. I cry when I walk in because of its beauty.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are brand new and I love them.

    Academic Rigor

    Its very rough, but it teaches you how to live and be marketable in this day and age.

    Tips for prospective students

    - APPLY - GET IN - LOVE YOUR LIFE - Apply for the Honor's College -Go to an early orientation

    In three sentences

    Texas Christian University is heaven on earth. I cannot brag enough about this school, not only because I bleed purple but because I love everything about TCU. The people are so nice and everything about the school emulates the spirit of southern hospitality.

  • 07/10/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    All I gotta say is Froggy 5.0

    Greek Life

    very good

    Clubs and Activities

    plenty of them. everyone will fit in

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the TCU saying is fun and a very catchy traditiom

    Bang for the buck

    its fun but I wish it cost less

    What to do for fun

    Walk around, football games, and go to the rec center.

    Food and Dining

    Food in and around the campus is very good. Cafe is all you can eat

    Dorm Life

    Friendly kids and dorms are well kept.

    Academic Rigor

    There are very rigorous courses and great teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    You can have fun, but you have to work. But trust, you'll have fun.

    In three sentences

    It's an attractive school. Its a very upbeat and happy school. the student body is lovely

  • 07/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Emergency button poles all over campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is a must. We are around 45% Greek, so it seems like everyone is involved with it. Going Greek is great way to make friends as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many different options, and if there is not one you like, you can create your own.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Christmas tree lighting every December is a big event, taken very seriously.

    What to do for fun

    Fort Worth is a great town. There is the stockyards, downtown area, as well as many other things around the campus. TCU has a great rec center and many intramural sports options. There are always events being hosted by The Crew each day all over campus. The nightlife is also good.

    Food and Dining

    There is only one cafeteria but the food is great. They are constantly switching it up so students don't have the same food options each day. There is a new dining hall being built in the next year as well.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are some of the nicest I've seen on any college campus. They are constantly being renovated and updated. There are many different living options as well. You are required to live on campus for 2 years.

    Academic Rigor

    TCU has very high academic standards because they believe a degree from them should mean something. Though the workload is rigorous, teachers are always there to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    The student to teacher ratio is phenomenal, 13:1 if I am correct. Your teachers will always know you on a first name basis and be there to help out if extra help is needed. The campus is clean and full of spirit 24/7.

    In three sentences

    TCU has a very welcoming community and does its best to help it's students succeed. It has a very strong sense of school pride, and takes it's traditions very seriously. There is always something to do around campus--never a dull moment.

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They rub the nose of a giant horned frog statue for luck!

    Food and Dining

    Big cafeteria and a card that will get you in and out unlimited times a day.

    Dorm Life

    Most of TCU's students are greek, but they still have fairly nice dorms.

    In three sentences

    TCU is in a really central location. It's not a problem to get there from the airport (which is international). In addition, it's easy to get to the school on the major highways.

  • 08/05/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    I be their food is great.

    Dorm Life

    It seems like a lovely place to live.

    Academic Rigor

    I have never been here, but I will check it out.

  • 12/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is relatively safe. Don't be walking alone at night, especially on Berry Street. The campus is located in a big city, so don't put yourself in a vulnerable position.

    Greek Life

    I'm not in a sorority, so I don't really know much.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is so much to do. You can be involved in over 150 clubs and there are so many volunteer organizations that come to TCU.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to major in music performance or music ed, want to attend a school where they are known by name and not by number.

    What to do for fun

    Fort Worth is a big city, so there is so much that one can do. On Saturday nights, college students can go to Billy Bob's and dance for around $15-$20 (just make sure you have your ID (driver's license etc.) with you or they will not let you in).

    Food and Dining

    Market Square is the main dining hall at TCU. Everyone gets to choose a meal plan: unlimited swipe, 15 meals/wk etc, however, freshmen have to have a meal plan. Some meal plans have frog bucks and campus cash. You can use frog bucks at restaurants that accept frog bucks near campus. Remember, if you dine out at a restaurant near campus, make sure you show them your student ID and they will give you a discount.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms at TCU are old. I am currently living in Colby Hall (an all-girls dorm), the oldest dorm on campus. Some of the dorms have practice rooms and there is an Honors dorm for the students in the Honors College. Every freshman dorm has quiet hours and the RAs will give you AVs (Alcohol Violations) if they find you drunk.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are there to challenge you and they want to know you. Study hard, ask questions, do whatever you have to do to pass the course.

    Tips for prospective students

    TCU is extremely selective so make sure you have a high GPA, are involved in several extracurricular activities, and a high ACT score. Check out the campus and apply for as many scholarships as you can because TCU is an extremely expensive school.

    In three sentences

    TCU has one of the best music programs in the country; our marching band is one of the best and our drumline is #1, our Symphonic Band is going to CBDNA (one of the best music conventions in the nation) in Spring 2014, and our Wind Symphony is going to TMEA (the best music convention because it is in Texas) in February 2014. At TCU, you are a name and NEVER a number.

  • 12/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Located in the prime spot of Fort Worth, there are alot of fun things to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go here

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy this school. This school is very much a big family. I enjoy the fact that there are so many options for this school.

  • 02/17/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    TCU has lots of lights, phones, and police officers roaming around at all hours of the day or night. Some people still feel you shouldn't walk around campus at night, but I've never had a problem. Everyone else was there, too.

    Greek Life

    Overwhelming. Like I said, they run everything.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to list. Go here: http://tcu.orgsync.com/

    Great for these types of students

    Greeks Nerds

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We are the only Horned Frogs in the world.

    Bang for the buck

    Despite my glowing review for TCU, I feel it's a bit overpriced. There's only a $10,000 difference between TCU's annual expenses and Harvard's. If you can, choose Harvard.

    What to do for fun

    In addition to Greek life, there are a number of clubs and groups that have fun on campus. I especially liked the LAN parties.

    Food and Dining

    Amazing. Everything you could possibly ask for. Get a meal plan. It's cheaper.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms have been renovated to the highest standards. They're both beautiful, functional, and LEED certified (for your environmentalists out there).

    Academic Rigor

    It honestly depends on the major. Business is the most popular major on campus, and it's not that hard. If you're majoring in the sciences, however, prepare for your butt to be thoroughly kicked.

    Tips for prospective students

    If joining a fraternity or sorority is a high priority for you, this should be on your application list. However, TCU is the second most selective college in Texas as of this writing -- only 38% of applicants actually get in. Be sure to know how to work hard as well as party hard.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. The professors are incredibly helpful. Greeks run everything on campus.

  • 03/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    TCU Police will do absolutely anything for you. My car battery had died during a bad ice storm and they drove me to get a new battery and helped install it. Around campus we have something called Blue Lights and from wherever you stand on campus you should be able to see at least one. The lights have emergency buttons if you need the police or Froggie to come and get you.

    Greek Life

    greeks.tcu.edu

    Clubs and Activities

    Greek Life Student Government Year Book Language Clubs Club and Intramural Sports Quidditch Club Hall Crew Specific Major Organizations Religious Clubs and Organizations

    Great for these types of students

    Students that didn't get into larger or more popular private schools, wanting to live somewhere with good weather or just Texas in general. Disciples of Christ

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Texas Construction University- everything is always changing on campus, make up your own traditions!

    Bang for the buck

    Lots of retailers and dining options in Fort Worth offer something called Purple Fridays where they provide discounts or free things on Fridays before football game days. Also, you can purchase something called Frog Bucks which is money that you can use at local restaurants and you just have to show them your student ID.

    What to do for fun

    Fort Worth is such a diverse city. You have the Billy Bob's, the world's largest honky-tonk, the Fort Worth Zoo, upscale shopping and dining centers, the Botanical Gardens, and lots of musical entertainment as well. If you are wanting an even larger city feel, Dallas is only a 30 minute drive or a train ride away.

    Food and Dining

    The BLUU (the cafeteria) provides so many options that other universities do not have including a smoothie bar, vegetarian and gluten free options, and different cultural cuisines each day. On campus we have a few cafes and chick-fla and right off campus there is plenty of local and fast-food chains a walking distance away.

    Dorm Life

    Great amenities in all of the dorms! Larger rooms than most universities and the dorms are smaller than public schools so you have the chance to meet more people.

    Academic Rigor

    4-star. Teachers are excellent and are always willing to help you outside of the classroom. TCU has a diverse group of teachers that have all worked in their field and have a desire to teach students.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip would be to get involved immediately in ANYTHING. You do not have to be in the Greek community to make friends and fit in. You can do whatever you want and are passionate about. College is a time to forget whatever stereotypes you were a part of in high school and find out who you want to be and what you want to do with the rest of your life.

    In three sentences

    The environment is probably one of the most amazing things I've ever experienced. I feel like I am at a large university with so many amenities that TCU offers as well as Fort Worth and I couldn't ask for better professors or the education I'm receiving. Although I do have lots of student loans, I believe that it is worth what I am getting and will pay off in the end.

  • 03/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    HUGE

    Food and Dining

    The BLUU has good hours. But very repetetive food. Gets old.

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms are nice while others are not. It is tough as a freshman to get the dorms you want. Sophomore dorms are much better.

    Academic Rigor

    As a nursing major, it is very rigorous. Tough classes but smart professors. Study hard!