Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, Texas
With 8,800 students from across the country and around the world, Texas Christian University offers many benefits of large universities, including rigorous academic programs, over 100 undergraduate majors, excellent high-tech facilities, professors who are leaders in their fields, and Division I athletics. Grounded in the liberal arts, Texas Christian University (TCU) can help individuals realize their creative potential, assuring that graduates are well prepared for professional careers.
Get to know Texas Christian University
TCU students benefit from many of the features found at large universities. They choose from over one hundred undergraduate areas of study and participate in such innovative programs as entrepreneurship and nurse anesthesia. TCU professors are leaders in their fields, and academic programs are rigorous. International education is valued, and students have numerous opportunities to study abroad.
Students flock to TCU knowing that they are right to expect an endless range of experiences from the beginning of their first year to beyond. The Summer Frog Camp orientation primes new students with an introduction to the skills they need to be successful in college. It introduces new students to their classmates, university history and traditions, and the concept of ethical leadership and citizenship. First-year students have the additional opportunity to take freshman seminars that are designed to help them develop both a sense of belonging and the self-confidence needed for academic success.
The College of Fine Arts provides hands-on learning for its students through public performances and festivals. Additionally, the biennial Latin American Music Festival draws world-renowned artists, musicians, and composers to the Metroplex. TCU choirs have performed at Carnegie Hall on multiple occasions, while the ballet and modern dance department regularly offers students opportunities to perform internationally. The theatre department also collaborates on productions with professional theaters in Fort Worth, and the art history program offers study at internationally recognized museums such as the Kimbell Art Museum, the Amon Carter Museum, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. These achievements in the arts highlight TCU’s efforts to let their talented students shine.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 5%
White, non-Hispanic: 71%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 0%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 1%
TCU is home to seven colleges and schools that all work together to provide an outstanding education to all students. Whichever one (or two or three) of over 100 majors one chooses, they have the opportunity to sample a wide range of disciplines through TCU’s extensive core curriculum.
With a teacher-scholar model that results in close mentoring relationships, the university offers university-grade experiences while maintaining many of the advantages of smaller liberal arts colleges. In the last decade, TCU has invested over $500 million in top-of-the-line facilities and in upgrading residence halls, classrooms, and laboratories. Recent facilities include the Campus Commons, four new, state-of-the-art dormitories, and a new academic building that houses the Honors College. All these fantastic new facilities surround a green space amphitheater in which students can mix and mingle. High-tech classrooms and wireless networking throughout campus provide easy, secure access to information technology resources.
ADDRAN COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
TCU is made up of seven colleges and schools. The AddRan College of Liberal Arts is home to such departments as philosophy, languages, political science, criminal justice, religion, literature, and history. Internship opportunities abound for AddRan students, including the Washington Internship program numerous local internships. The University also offers more than thirty opportunities for study abroad through both semester and summer programs.
THE NEELEY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
The Neeley School of Business is consistently ranked in the top 40 business schools, offering accredited undergraduate and graduate programs in business and entrepreneurship. The Educational Investment Fund provides experience in investments and portfolio management. More than one hundred universities have attempted to replicate this program, but TCU’s stands firm as an original leader.
THE COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION
The College of Communication is home to the Schieffer School of Journalism, named for distinguished broadcast journalist Bob Schieffer, class of ’59. TCU, one of only eighteen private universities accredited by the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, is recognized for its award-winning student publications, the TCU Daily Skiff and Image magazine. The department of communication studies has two faculty members ranked in the top one hundred of all-time active and prolific scholars in the field, one of whom is ranked in the top ten.
THE HARRIS COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES
The Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers degrees in speech language pathology and habilitation of the deaf, along with nursing, social work, and kinesiology. The nursing program offers an accelerated track to students with degrees in other fields, allowing them to complete the BSN degree in only fifteen months. Social work students gain intensive practical experience in agencies such as child protective services and area senior centers. Students in the pre-health professions program enjoy an acceptance rate to professional schools that is about twice the national average.
THE COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
The College of Science and Engineering has a year-long interdisciplinary design project for senior engineering majors. Student teams develop solutions for projects supplied by such organizations as Alcon Laboratories, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Bell Helicopter Textron, and the U.S. Army.
As a major teaching and research university, TCU receives research funding from more than seventy-five agencies. The Institute of Behavioral Research is one of the oldest and most respected evidence-based addiction treatment research institutes in the world.
Who needs sleep? With 200 clubs and organizations to choose from, students find plenty of other things to do with their time at TCU.
IT’S NOT ALL ACADEMIC
With more than 200 student organizations, students can find the group that’s just for them, from the High Adventure Club to the Young Republicans and TCU Democrats. Students can also participate in an award-winning student newspaper, magazine, and radio station. Those who are musically inclined can join a spirited marching band, orchestral groups, and choral groups that perform at Carnegie Hall and around the world.
ATHLETICS AND FITNESS
In addition to the Cowboys, Mavericks, Rangers, and Stars, the TCU Horned Frogs can really draw a crowd. This should come as no surprise considering the quality of TCU’s Division I-A programs and fantastic facilities. The 46,000-seat Amon G. Carter Football stadium, Lupton Baseball Stadium, and Friedman Tennis Center are considered among the finest in the country.
For individual fitness and fun, there’s the 202,000 square-foot University Recreation Center. It features five basketball courts, a climbing wall, a half-dozen racquetball courts, a four-lane, 1/8-mile elevated running track, pool and game tables, a video arcade, an outdoor pool, and a floor full of the latest in cardio-fitness equipment. It’s also home to two TCU athletic teams: the Horned Frog Swimming & Diving teams enjoy a two-pool Olympic-sized indoor natatorium, while the volleyball team uses an NCAA regulation court with spectator seating.
TCU grads have an advantage due to their access to great internships, serious career preparation, and outstanding research opportunities.
FROGS ARE FAMILY
At TCU, each student is part of a family—a family that wants to help them succeed. The Careers Services Center does more than host job fairs and help with graduate school applications. It provides serious help for students, including:
- “Major in Success,” which explores the activities that students should be pursuing while still in school in order to ensure their success after graduation.
- Résumé-Writing Workshops, which give students an overview of the content and formats of effective résumés.
- Interview Workshops, which include advice on how to prepare for an interview and what to expect in the interview room.
Junior Jumpstart is a one-day, professional-style conference that gives juniors the opportunity to learn about successful search strategies and techniques. The conference is invaluable for students who want to get ahead while preparing for their job search.
Senior Conference is a two-day meeting that assists seniors in their transition from student to outstanding new employee or graduate student.
Not only can TCU students use Career Services for guidance into the real world, but they can also keep in touch with a helpful network of fellow Frogs. Alumni can be found around the world as leaders of companies, cities, and even countries. This network gives TCU students easy access to internships, graduate school applications, or mentorships in future careers. With 75,000 members and 19 alumni chapters nationwide, one can find a Frog wherever they go.
TCU alumni are making a difference. Some of the organizations in which graduates are involved include:
- TCU Alumni Organization
- Black Alumni Alliance
- The Lettermen’s Association
- Quing Club
- TCU Ex-Bandsmen Association
- TCU Student Foundation
- International Student Association Alumni
TCU welcomes applications for admission from students who excel in the classroom and beyond.
What are TCU’s entrance requirements?
- 4 Credits English
- 3 Credits Mathematics
- 3 Credits Science – 1 should be a lab (biology or chemistry) We will consider the credit in physical science
- 3 Credits Social Studies
- 2 Credits Foreign Language
- 2 Credits Academic electives
TCU accepts either the SAT or ACT standardized test scores. We do not set minimum SAT or ACT scores for consideration for admission. Because TCU is a selective university, we are able to consider all credentials, both academic and extracurricular, as well as teacher and counselor evaluations, when reviewing an application for admission.
Want to apply? TCU makes it easy with an online application, available from its website. Or you can do it the old-fashioned way with pen and paper by downloading the form from its website.
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