Academics

What does it mean to be educated? Does art imitate life, or does what we do really reflect what we read and watch? Is the two-party political system the bedrock of democracy, or do special interests and political action groups determine who holds office?

What questions do you have?

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At TCU, we don't pretend to have all the answers. No institution of higher learning does. But we do provide the environment in which you can form your own ideas, discover your own solutions and pursue your own happiness.

You'll find a diverse learning community offering over 100 undergraduate majors across seven colleges - business, communication, education, fine arts, health and human sciences, humanities and social sciences, and science and engineering. Ninety-one percent of our professors hold the highest degrees in their fields. But equally important, they care about undergraduate education. They'll call you by name, and if you work hard, they'll even ask you to assist them with their research.

This is what college is all about. It's the latest word on the world we've inherited and the one we're making.

It's a look at life in greater context and with greater clarity and conviction.

It may even be a means to achieve more than you ever thought possible.

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Areas of Study 116 majors and 16 graduate degrees
Avg. class size  26
Faculty 478 full-time. 87 percent hold terminal degrees
Library 2 million items in the collections
Students About 8,230 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate
Student:Faculty Ratio 13:1
SAT Score Range 1670 - 1900
ACT Score Range 25 - 30

TCU rolls across some 270 picturesque tree-lined acres, and within its 60 buildings you'll discover some impressive accomplishments.

In the past three years, four TCU students have been named Goldwater Scholars, and one has been named a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Eighty different agencies - including federal and state governments, corporations and foundations - sponsor research at TCU.

The University is recognized as a pioneer in higher education; TCU is a top 100 school by U.S. News & World Report and has a freshman-to-sophomore retention rate of 90 percent. The Neeley School of Business is ranked at the top by both Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report. TCU also boasts one of US News' top 40 undergraduate engineering programs. TCU performing arts groups tour worldwide.

Some of TCU's most impressive recognition comes from employers and licensing groups -- nursing graduates earn the highest licensing pass rates in Texas.

Schools & Colleges

AddRan College of Liberal Art
www.addran.tcu.edu

Schieffer College of Communication
www.schieffercollege.tcu.edu

College of Education
www.coe.tcu.edu

College of Fine Arts
www.cfac.tcu.edu

Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences
www.harriscollege.tcu.edu/

Honors College
www.honors.tcu.edu

Neeley School of Business
www.neeley.tcu.edu

College of Science and Engineering
www.cse.tcu.edu/