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Texas Christian University, or TCU, is a private, coeducational university located in Fort Worth, Texas. It was established in 1873. The university offers more than 95 undergraduate majors, over 50 master programs, and more than 10 doctoral programs. TCU is consistently ranked among the top 120, or top 5%, by U. S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges". It is organized into the following academic divisions:
  • AddRan College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Brite Divinity School
  • College of Communication
  • College of Education
  • College of Fine Arts
  • College of Science and Engineering
  • Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • M. J. Neeley School of Business
  • Schieffer School of Journalism
TCU competes in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sports as a member of the Division I Mountain West Conference. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Horned Frogs.

Profile of Texas Christian UniversityTCU is located in Fort Worth, TX (a large city). The school is a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) school. TCU is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by the school is the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

TCU has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in music, media, and real estate and construction management.

TCU Selectivity

TCU does not offer open admission. The school admitted just 49% of applicants in 2007. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 530. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 530 and 640.

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at TCU is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

The school had 8, 668 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at TCU. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. TCU values student athletics, and belongs to the Mountain West Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"To educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community. "TCU Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management519business management, accounting, marketing, management science, finance, fashion merchandising, electronic commerce, business administration, . . .
Media321advertising, organizational communications, radio and television, communication studies, broadcast journalism, journalism, photojournalism
Liberal Arts294political science, liberal arts and sciences, history, general studies, English, economics, sociology, international economics, . . .
Education and Teaching224early childhood education, educational administration, school Counselling, music teaching, social studies teaching, math teaching, English teaching, science teaching, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine158registered nursing, nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist
Science99biology, chemistry, geology, biochemistry, physics, astronomy and astrophysics
Therapy and Counselling72psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy71movement therapy, health and physical education, dietetics and clinical nutrition, dietitian, athletic trainer, exercise science, health and fitness
Real Estate and Construction Management41real estate
Security and Law Enforcement38criminal justice and safety
Music37piano, music performance, voice, music theory and composition, music, violin, guitar, and strings, conducting
Agricultural Science and Management31farm management
Design29interior design, graphic design
Medical Support and Technology28speech pathology
Family and Social Work25social work
Drama and Performing Arts23dance, acting, drama, ballet, theatre design
Fine Arts20art history and criticism, fine arts, painting, sculpture
Religion and Philosophy20religion, philosophy
Conservation and Resource Management18environmental science
Computer Science and Engineering12information technology, computer and info science, information science
Photography and Commercial Art3photography
Contact: TCUTexas Christian University

2800 S University Dr

Fort Worth, TX 76129

General Phone: (817) 257-7000


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