Texas Christian University Overview
Texas Christian University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Fort Worth, Texas. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.
What Is Texas Christian University Known For?
- The student loan default rate at TCU is 4%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at TCU.
- In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, TCU bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $52,800 a year. That's about 29% more than their peers at other schools.
- The average TCU student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
Texas Christian University Rankings
TCU is ranked #155 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. TCU also holds the #13 spot on the Best Colleges in Texas ranking.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
TCU has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at TCU.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards TCU has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Texas Christian University?
Contact details for TCU are given below.
|Address:||2800 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76129|
How Do I Get Into TCU?
You can apply to TCU online at: admissions.tcu.edu/apply/
Admission Requirements for TCU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into TCU?
Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 40%, and the acceptance rate for women is 42%.
Average Test Scores
About 32% of students accepted to TCU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 660. Math scores were between 560 and 670.
Can I Afford Texas Christian University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At TCU, approximately 30% of students took out student loans averaging $14,443 a year. That adds up to $57,772 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at TCU is 3.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Texas Christian University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,473 graduate students at the school.
Of the 9,162 full-time undergraduates at TCU, 41% are male and 59% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Texas Christian University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||515|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,275|
Texas students aren't the only ones who study at Texas Christian University. At this time, 45 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 86 countries are represented at TCU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, China, and India.
Online Learning at Texas Christian University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at TCU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 115th most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of TCU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Texas Christian University was 4.7%. This is the #1,698 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at TCU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of TCU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||3%|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||3%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at TCU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at TCU.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#387|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#387|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Texas Christian University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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