TCU

Texas Christian University

2800 S University Dr, Fort Worth, United States
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  • Total Documents
    360
  • Class Notes
    215
  • Textbook Notes
    74
  • Study Guides
    71
  • Currently Enrolled
    863
  • Previously Enrolled
    362

Overview of Texas Christian University (TCU)

About this school

Texas Christian University, founded in 1873, is a private, church-affiliated university. It is a major teaching and research university with the feel of a small college. It is large enough to challenge and small enough to care, an affordable, private university with a faculty that cares, friends who last, values you expect and viewpoints you don't. TCU attracts and serves those who want to lead and learn. Its 237-acre campus is located three miles from downtown Fort Worth.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:9,011
    • Men:3,668 (40.7%)
    • Women:5,343 (59.3%)

Location

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Admission Information (TCU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Texas Christian University is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is not accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
4
Social Studies
3
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2800 South University Drive
City, State, Zip
Fort Worth, TX  76129-0002
Phone
(817) 257-7490
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


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

Early Admission


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

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


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

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
41% of 19,740 applicants were admitted
Women
42% of 11,658 applicants were admitted
Men
40% of 8,082 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,103 (26%) of 8,110 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,201 (24%) of 4,915 admitted students enrolled
Men
902 (28%) of 3,195 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
560-670 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
570-660 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid (TCU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $44,760 (71.0814673654121%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,360 (19.62839447355884%)
  • Other Expences: - $970 (1.5404160711449897%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,880 (7.749722089884072%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Texas Christian University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15 | Final deadline May 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003636
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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

All Undergraduates


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

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
36%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$42,212
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


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

Non-Need Awards


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

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,065

Academics & Instruction (TCU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


669

Part-Time Faculty


351

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


56%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 28% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 20% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 4% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 55% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,744,245

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1400
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Not reported

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Texas Christian University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


91.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


69.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


81.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


83.0%

Programs & Majors (TCU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (95)


  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Ballet
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Farm/Farm and Ranch Management
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Economics
  • International Finance
  • International Marketing
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Movement Therapy and Movement Education
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Neuroscience
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Sports Studies
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Voice and Opera

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Liberal Arts, Master of Music, Master of Science, Master of Music Education, Master of Accounting, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Environmental Management, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Health Science

Master's Programs of Study (56)


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

Campus Life (TCU)

Location & Geography

Population


792,727

Nearest Metropolitan Area


290 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Dallas-Fort Worth

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
25 mile(s) from campus in Irving
Nearest Bus Station
Fort Worth
Nearest Train Station
Fort Worth

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


48% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


52%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Football
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Football
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Texas Christian University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, the crew, catholic community, ignite, leaps, business school organizations

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


8,738

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
9,011
Women
5,343
Men
3,668

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.3% Asian
  • 5.7% Black/African-American
  • 14.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 0.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 74.0% White
  • 1.3% Unknown

International Students


4.5% from 69 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


1,478

Student Resources (TCU)

Study resources