About TCU

At TCU, you’ll live, learn, and play in an ideal setting. You’ll be stretched intellectually and encouraged by peers and mentors to reach new heights.

Residential Life

About half of our undergraduate students live on campus, so you’ll find good company and lively atmospheres in our 19 unique residence halls—all within walking distance of classes and everything else happening on campus.

Housing & Residential Life

Campus Traditions

Got a test? Rub the nose of the Horned Frog statue in the center of campus for good luck. Late-night hungries call for a run to a certain pancake house. You may have no idea what Riff Ram Bah Zoo means now, but come to TCU and you’ll discover one of the oldest cheers in college-dom.

TCU Traditions

First-Year Experience

Whether you’re coming to TCU from down the street or around the world, we want to help make your first year successful. That’s why we offer Academic Orientation, Frog Camp, and the Connections program.

Student Development Services


TCU is a welcoming community that embraces diversity in all of its forms. Our truly global campus is home to students from 71 countries, and 17 student organizations are dedicated to multicultural and social justice causes.

Inclusiveness and Intercultural Services International Students Support


Sometimes you just want to scream. Or shout. Or cheer. Because we’re an NCAA Division I school in the Big 12 Conference, there’s always a game around the corner. Students enjoy free admission to on-campus athletic events – so school spirit is a way of life in a major way. And with 95% of our students participating in the dozens of intramural and club sports — ranging from video gaming to lacrosse — anyone can be athletic in college.


Student Activities

Our 200+ student organizations give you more to do than you'll have time for. Lead in student government, worship your own way, work for the school paper, play on an intramural team, cheer with the HyperFrogs or sing in the choir. Or do all of the above. Interest categories include:

  • Academic
  • Business
  • Cultural
  • Housing & Residential Life
  • Military
  • Performing Arts
  • Religious
  • Service
  • Social Justice
  • Special Interest
  • Spiritual
  • Student Governance

Fort Worth, TX

Our hometown, Fort Worth, is the 16th largest city in the nation and growing. It’s consistently chosen as one of “America’s Most Livable Communities” thanks to a world-class cultural arts district, miles of cycling and jogging trails, and tons of dining and concert venues.

What is a Horned Frog?

The horned frog, TCU’s mascot since 1897, is a popular name for the Texas horned lizard, which is the official state reptile. It has a fierce-looking spiky body about three inches round and when threatened can squirt a stream of blood from the corners of its eyes up to 5 feet.