See what students say:


Texas Christian University (TCU), a private liberal arts college in Fort Worth, was founded to provide classical education that would develop character. According to respondents, that’s still very much the case, given an “emphasis on academics and broader thinking rather than just having us memorize information.” Access to over 115 undergraduate programs ensures a broad-based education that can develop both intellect and integrity, whether that’s in the familiar English or business management or less common courses like fashion merchandising and human-animal relationships. Students also take a minimum of one class involving religion, whether that’s a look at Buddhism or a historical view of Early Christianity. In further accordance with the school’s liberal arts ideals, students also cite the thoughtful discussions in their courses: “Our small class sizes are one of our greatest strengths.” Students speak glowingly of their professors, praising their excellent teaching but also describing strong feelings of camaraderie, especially in the way they feel “they all will know your name and really get to know you.”

Student Body

“The often-celebrated ‘Frog Family’ is real: no matter who you are, you’re welcomed and cared for.” TCU students describe one another as gracious, helpful, and fiercely loyal to their peers and school. “I think TCU has one of the kindest and caring student bodies I have seen,” one senior remarks. “Walking across campus you will see many, many students in TCU gear and I think that is representative of the love the student body has at this university.” Another senior simply states “I would do anything for a Frog.” Approximately 60

Campus Life

The atmosphere on Texas Christian University’s picturesque suburban campus is most commonly described as upbeat and animated: “Every day there is something new and my peers create a community that is unbeatable.” As one junior put it “There is a lovely lively feeling to the campus, always bubbling with excitement for events or games!” Varsity team sports are an important part of life at the school, for the spectators as well as the athletes. Hundreds of boisterous “Frogs” (named for the school’s intrepid horned frog mascot) can be seen enthusiastically cheering their football, baseball, and basketball teams. Greek life is also popular, as are the innumerable clubs and student organizations. TCU students can choose from over 275 groups, ranging from Arabic culture to student ministry to chess to meditation. In keeping with philanthropic values and the TCU heritage, many give their time freely to volunteer in the outside community or pursue charity work. Students might be seen caring for patients at a nearby Fort Worth hospital, playing Bingo in the park with people who are homeless, or providing music therapy for local children in need. In essence, “I was first drawn to TCU because everyone was smiling when I visited the campus, and now I’m one of those smiling students that prospective students see on their tour.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Margaret Resk
Director of Admission Programs

Office of Admission
TCU Box 297013
Fort Worth, TX 76129



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Campus Commons & Frog Fountain
Amon G. Carter Stadium
University Recreation Center
Brown-Lupton University Union
Mary Couts Burnett Library

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Sundance Square
Historic Stockyards/Billy Bob's
Kimbell Art Museum
Bass Performance Hall
Fort Worth Zoo

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; some Saturdays
8am-5pm; 8am-noon

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

Schedule varies - call for appointment

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
3 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is 25 miles from campus. Taxis, rental cars, and the Super Shuttle (800-258-3826) are available for the trip from the airport. About 45 miles from campus, Dallas Love Field Airport serves as a base for Southwest Airlines; taxis and rental cars are available.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Take I-30 and exit at University Dr. just west of downtown (Signs on I-30 indicate the TCU exit.) Head south on University and turn right on Bellaire Drive North. From the south, take I-35W to I-20 West. Exit at Hulen St. (you will see a TCU sign), then go north. Go east on Bellaire Dr South. You will see TCU at the crest of the hill. The Admission Center is at 3301 Bellaire Drive North.


Applicants: 16,197
Acceptance Rate: 56%
Average HS GPA: 3.70



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