Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

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Lead on to a bright future

Nurturing doers, dreamers, and trailblazers 
Texas Christian University is a place where students learn how to adapt to whatever the future might bring, develop critical-thinking skills, and forge new paths. With a choice of rigorous academic programs in 115 undergraduate areas of study, 53 master’s-level programs, and 28 areas of doctoral study, Horned Frogs are primed for professional success and personal achievement after graduation. This is an education in which people are the priority. The TCU experience enables our students to broaden their intellects, their beliefs, and their values—the qualities most needed for leadership in a rapidly evolving environment. 

Whether in the fine arts, health, or engineering, Horned Frogs can discover their passions and expand their talents. At TCU, professors love being in the classroom. These mentoring teacher-scholars also conduct well-published, leading-edge research, often with undergraduates at their side. 

Horned Frogs live, learn, and play 24/7 in a beautiful setting in dynamic Fort Worth. They work out in state-of-the-art recreational facilities, watch Big 12 NCAA athletic competitions, and participate in 240 organizations, all without leaving campus—when they’re not providing thousands of hours of volunteer service to their community; interning in New York or London; practicing journalism in Washington, DC; experiencing international business in Hong Kong; or perfecting interior design skills in Florence. This is how Horned Frogs are learning to change the world. 


At a Glance
• Founded in 1873
• Enrollment of 11,027
• 9,477 undergraduate students
• 1,490 graduate students
• 115 undergraduate areas of study
• 53 master’s-level programs
• 28 areas of doctoral study
• 2,234 employees
• 698 full-time faculty members
• 86% of faculty with the highest degree in their discipline
• Freshman-to-sophomore retention rate of 91%
• Student-faculty ratio of about 13:1
• 91,000 living alumni
• Estimated annual cost (including tuition, room and board, books, and fees) of $63,830
• School colors: Purple and White
• School mascot: The Horned Frog

2019–2020 Costs, Scholarships, and Aid
Full-time tuition: $49,160
Housing and dining: $13,770
Books and supplies: $900
Total fall and spring estimated direct cost: $63,830

The Office of Admission awards academic scholarships to our highest-achieving 
admitted students. These competitive awards are based primarily on grades, ACT or SAT score, rank in class (if available), and curriculum rigor. For purposes of admission and scholarship consideration, TCU superscores both the ACT and the SAT. 

2019 mid-50% scholarship range:
GPA*: 3.66–3.97
ACT: 30–33
SAT: 1320–1430

Unweighted academic classes only in a college prep curriculum; meeting these marks does not guarantee an academic scholarship, which change annually depending on the quality of the applicant pool.

Competitive Freshman Awards
Chancellor’s Scholarship
Full tuition for four years
Dean’s Scholarship
$21,000 annually ($84,000 total value)
Faculty Scholarship
$18,000 annually ($72,000 total value)
TCU Scholarship
$14,000 annually ($56,000 total value)
Founder’s Scholarship
$10,000 annually ($40,000 total value)

• AddRan College of Liberal Arts
• Bob Schieffer College of Communication
• College of Education
• College of Fine Arts
• College of Science & Engineering
• Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences
• John V. Roach Honors College
• Neeley School of Business
• School of Interdisciplinary Studies

To educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community 

To be a world-class, values-centered university

TCU values academic achievement, personal freedom and integrity, the dignity of and respect for the individual, and a deep heritage of inclusiveness and service

Successful Results
• $52,369 average starting salary
• 80% of students employed or enrolled in graduate school within 90 days of graduation
• 81% with internships
• 41% receiving academic credit for internships
• 2 internships completed per student

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