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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/.

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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 Required
  • 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 Reading520 - 630
SAT ® Math540 - 650
SAT ® Writing540 - 640
SAT ® Total Score1600 - 1920

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English0 - 0
ACT ® Math0 - 0
ACT ® Composite Score24 - 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)
Granted Admissions7,219 (38%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled1,873 (26%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Texas Christian University is around 9,100 students. The student body is made up of 86% undergraduate students and 14% 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 2009 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

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 (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Health and Clinical Professions

  • Nursing (B)
  • Nurse Anesthetist (M)
  • Nursing Practice (D)
  • Dietetics (B)
  • Movement Therapy and Movement Education (B)
  • Speech and Language Pathology (B, M)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (M)
  • Athletic Training (B)
  • Nursing Education (C, M)
  • Clinical Nurse Leader (M)
  • Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services (B)

Communications and Journalism

  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (B, M)
  • Organizational Communication (B)
  • Radio and Television (B)
  • Communications (B, M)
  • Broadcast Journalism (B)
  • Journalism (B, M)
  • International and Intercultural Communication (B)
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (B)
  • Photojournalism (B)

Business and Marketing Studies


Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Social Sciences




Agriculture Operations

  • Farm and Ranch Management (B, C)

Security and Protective Services

English Language and Literature

Computer and Information Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B)
  • French Language and Literature (B)
  • German Language and Literature (B)

Public Administration and Social Services

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Graphic Design (B)
  • Interior Design (B)
  • Dance (B)
  • Music (B)
  • Art History (B, M)
  • Acting (B)
  • Music Performance (B, M)
  • Ballet (B)
  • Photography (B)
  • Drama (B)
  • Piano and Organ (B, C, M)
  • Fine Studio Arts (M)
  • Painting (B)
  • Violin, Viola, Guitar and Other Stringed Instruments (B, M)
  • Musical Theatre (B)
  • Directing and Theatrical Production (B)
  • Conducting (M)
  • Technical Theatre, Design and Technology (B)
  • Voice and Opera (B, M)
  • Printmaking (B)
  • Music Theory and Composition (B)
  • Sculpture (B)

Natural Resources and Conservation

Physical Sciences

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies

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