Nurturing Doers, Dreamers, and Trailblazers


Fort Worth, Texas, is the 16th-largest city in the United States and a part of the vibrant Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Bloomberg Businessweek and Forbes rank it in the top 10 for finding a job. There are 21 Fortune 500 companies based in the metroplex, including ExxonMobil, American Airlines, and Toyota’s USA Headquarters, where many of our students gain internships. 


TYPE OF SCHOOL: Texas Christian University is a private, coeducational university. TCU is affiliated with, but not governed by, the Disciples of Christ.

SIZE OF CAMPUS: 289 tree-lined acres

NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 9,011 undergraduates and 1,478 graduates from every state and 78 countries

NUMBER OF FACULTY: 641 full-time faculty members, 85% of whom hold the highest degree in their discipline (fall 2016 data)

COLLEGES, PROGRAMS, AND DEGREES: TCU offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate programs within eight colleges and schools:
• Business
• Communication
• Education
• Fine Arts
• Health and Human Sciences
• Honors College
• Liberal Arts
• Science and Engineering
Pre-professional programs in Law and Medicine are available, along with the Honors College and study abroad opportunities in more than 50 places around the world.

GEOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY: 78 countries represented on campus; 5% international students

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES: Orientation, International Student Workshops, off-campus field trips, Intensive English Program, document processing assistance, international and intercultural clubs and organizations, on-campus employment, History and Heritage Month Celebrations, Inclusiveness Luncheons, CommUNITY Week, Cultural Cuisine, Multicultural Greek Council

Tuition: $46,860
Student Government Fees: $90
Room Rent and Food: $13,600
Health Insurance: $2,150
Books and Supplies: $1,200
Miscellaneous Living Expenses (not paid directly to TCU):  $2,500
Annual Cost Estimate: $66,350

FINANCIAL AID: Scholarships are awarded to students with top grade point averages, minimum SAT scores of 1850, and minimum ACT scores of 28. Partial financial aid grants are available to incoming undergraduates and are based on financial need. Applicants wishing to be considered for financial aid should submit the College Board’s CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE by February 1.

TEST SCORE REQUIREMENTS: TOEFL: 550 (paper based) or 80 (Internet based); IELTS: 6.5

Early Action/Decision—November 1
Regular Decision—February 1
$50 application fee

• 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

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 individu
al, and a deep heritage that includes inclusiveness and service.

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 career advisors in every academic division, and four-out-of-five students achieving internships, Horned Frogs are primed for professional success and personal achievement after graduation. 

The TCU academic culture is rigorous, while nurturing creative and intellectual thinking within a friendly, inclusive community of support. This is an education in which people are the priority. The TCU experience enables our students to broaden their intellect, their beliefs, and their values—the qualities most needed for leadership in a rapidly evolving environment. Whether in the fine arts, business, or engineering, Horned Frogs can discover their passions and expand their talents.

Professors love being in the classroom, and teaching, mentoring, and connecting with students is a top priority. The investment professors make in their students provides a university experience infused with confidence and capability, care and ethics, intelligence and perspective.

That personalized environment extends to the laboratory as well—the same professors conduct cutting-edge research, often with undergraduates at their side.

Horned Frogs learn, live, and play on a 289-acre “green” campus where all new construction is LEED-certified at the Gold or Silver level, highlighting TCU’s commitment to sustainability. The Campus Commons is the heart of the University—home to the University union, residence halls, and academics. Across University Drive, facilities in the new Intellectual Commons are technologically advanced and media rich to complement TCU’s state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories.

Students find a sense of community and belonging here, as TCU spirit is shared by everyone. When not in class or studying, they can work out in top-of-the-line recreation facilities, catch Big 12 NCAA athletic competitions, and choose from more than 230 cocurricular organizations—all without ever leaving campus.

Of course, Horned Frogs also have opportunities to make the world their stage. Students might practice journalism in Washington, DC; take on international business in Beijing; perfect their Spanish in Seville; or intern in New York City and Los Angeles. Other students may choose to find something closer to home in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, which was ranked by Forbes as one of the best places in the country to get a job after graduation.

TCU is a dynamic, up-and-coming university. For seven consecutive years, the University has ranked in the top 100 in U.S. News & World Report’s national university rankings. The Chronicle of Higher Education has chosen TCU as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.

No matter the discipline or area of study, TCU prepares global leaders with excellence, perspective, and integrity to become a force for the greater good.