Scholarship & Financial Aid

The Office of Admission awards academic scholarships to our highest achieving admitted students.  Fewer than half of all students admitted to TCU are offered academic scholarships. These competitive awards are based primarily on grades, ACT or SAT score, rank in class (if available), and curriculum rigor.  For purposes of both admission and scholarship consideration, TCU superscores both the ACT and the SAT.  Scholarship notification is mailed approximately three weeks after the offer of admission is sent.

The following chart provides the average GPA, test score, and class rank of students offered academic scholarships for the incoming Fall 2016 class. Meeting these marks does not guarantee an academic scholarship.

  Overall GPA* ACT Score SAT Score Rank in Class**
Dean's Scholarship
($20k per year) 
3.85 32.3 1439 Top 4.31%
Faculty Scholarship
($15k per year) 
3.71 29.8 1388 10.0%
TCU Scholarship
($12k per year) 
3.65 28.5 1354 11.5%
Founder's Scholarship
($10k per year)
3.66 27.9 1337 13.99%
All Scholarships 3.77 31.1 1400 7.39%

*Grade Point Average includes un-weighted grades earned from coursework in the following academic disciplines: English, Humanities, Languages other than English (LOTE), Math, Science, and Social Science

**Rank in Class is only factored for students whose high schools rank. TCU does not impute class rank.

View a pdf of our Scholarship and Financial Aid brochure. It lists scholarships, grants and loans available from TCU.

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