Texas Christian University (TCU)

2800 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX

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Texas Christian University, a nonprofit private institution, offers a large number of program options, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Fort Worth, Texas, the school offers an urban setting for students to study in. The school maintains a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Around 9,100 students enroll at Texas Christian University yearly.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences

To be considered for admissions, students may be required to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit high school records and test scores, which are then reviewed by admissions officials. An ACT or SAT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores between 1600 to 1920 on the SAT and between 24 to 29 for the ACT exam is common among students accepted to Texas Christian University. 38% of those students that apply are admitted to Texas Christian University, of which 26% choose to attend. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

Tuition is approximately $36,000 for the year, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students should check the school's net price calculator to determine cost. School housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is around $7,100. Some students at this school may be eligible for financial aid, which is generally offered as grants or student loans.

The mascot for TCU is the "Horned Frogs", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-A)

Students who would like to learn more about TCU may check out their website at http://www.tcu.edu/.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the applicants Texas Christian University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better feeling of your chances of getting accepted to Texas Christian University.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading540 - 620
SAT ® Math550 - 650
SAT ® Writing540 - 640
SAT ® Total Score1630 - 1910

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English0 - 0
ACT ® Math0 - 0
ACT ® Composite Score25 - 29

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into TCU

The chances of getting accepted into Texas Christian University can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants18,551
Granted Admissions8,791 (47%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled1,936 (22%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Texas Christian University is around 9,700 students. The student body is made up of 87% undergraduate students and 13% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $35,000-$41,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,500-$1,700 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid79%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships69%$14,953
Receiving Student Loans38%$8,257

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 4%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Texas Christian University may provide services to students like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

With a high graduation rate of around 74%, Texas Christian University is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years54%
Graduating in 5 Years18%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Intercollegiate Athletics

Texas Christian University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Big Twelve Conference)
  • Basketball (Big Twelve Conference)
  • Track and Field (Big Twelve Conference)
  • Football (Big Twelve Conference)
  • Golf
  • Rifle
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Equestrian

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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