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Frequently Asked Questions

The TCU campus encompasses 295 acres in residential Fort Worth, and you can walk from one side of the campus to the other in about 15 minutes.

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For the most update student population count, visit the Office of Institutional Research site and view the Quick Facts.

TCU is Texas Christian University. Our middle name comes from our historic relationship with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), a Protestant denomination known for a broad interpretation and respect for diverse faith traditions. TCU welcomes students of all faiths – and of none. Students take one religion studies course as part of the liberal arts and sciences core curriculum. TCU does not seek to impose a particular religious point of view, but challenges each student to consider what he or she believes.

Read this Admission blog entry by two faculty members for an explanation of TCU’s church relationship.

For the most up-to-date information, please view the Fact Book on the Office of Institutional Research site.

TCU’s retention of first-year students who return for their sophomore year is 91 percent.

41% of TCU students are men and 59% are women.

40 percent of TCU students are from Texas, 55 percent come from other states and 5 percent are from other countries.

States that are particularly well-represented in the student body include California, Illinois, Colorado, Missouri, Tennessee, Kansas, Arizona, Georgia, Oklahoma and Louisiana. TCU has over 500 international students who represent more than 77 countries.

Yes, although many students find that they use their cars rarely. Student parking permits are $75. For more information on campus parking regulations, visit the TCU Police site.
TCU Campus Police manage security 24 hours a day and are fully qualified law enforcement officers licensed by the State of Texas.

Campus Police can be reached during an emergency by calling extension 7777 on campus. Lighted emergency phones are located around campus and provide one-touch access to the Campus Police dispatcher.

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TCU is located in a residential neighborhood about four miles from downtown Fort Worth, Texas.

Fort Worth is where the West began, and you’ll find it is now an uncommon blend of the Old West and metropolitan culture and class. 

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Our Horned Frogs are fierce competitors, and lately they’ve been demonstrating that to assorted teams of bears, cowboys, cardinals, cougars (and don’t forget mustangs). As an NCAA Division-I school, TCU competes in nineteen sports. 

Outside of TCU’s official athletics, you can set personal records as a part of intramural sports. More than half of the campus participates in everything from flag football to Frisbee golf to floor hockey. You can also enjoy the new University Recreation Center — just be careful on the climbing wall!

Learn more about TCU Athletics.

Learn more about Campus Recreation and intramural sports.

TCU offers around 200 ways to get involved outside of class. See a list of organizations.

A First Generation College Student (FGCS) is a student whose parents did not graduate from a university with a four-year degree. This includes students whose parents attended but did not graduate from a university or attended a community college.