Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, Texas
Closest International Airports
US News Rank #80
Annual Tuition Fees ($)
Annual Living Cost ($)
Engineering, Computer Science, Business, Political Science, Biology
Ms. Karen Scott
Next Genius Scholars on Campus
Texas Christian University (TCU) is located in the 4th largest metropolitan area in the US – Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW). Fort Worth has all the big-city resources and benefits, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Students from TCU can access internships and jobs in virtually all major industries in DFW. At the same time, the university campus is located in a neighbourhoodsetting. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and you’ll find some of the most sophisticated facilities in the country. TCU’s dorms are ranked #3 in the nation by Princeton Review. While TCU has the resources and programs of a large national university, it has the intimacy and close mentoring relationships typical of smaller colleges.
TCU is unique in that 87% of the students are undergraduates. At TCU, undergraduates are encouraged to engage in research with faculty across almost all the majors, as early as their freshman year. In particular, science & engineering students can apply for research grants. Seniors in engineering & computer science are required to do year-long projects with local engineering/tech firms.
TCU’s Neeley School of Business is among the nation's most respected B-schools and was recently ranked 26th best undergraduate business school by Poets & Quants. Its entrepreneurship program was also ranked 6th best in the country.
Athletics are big on TCU’s campus and the Horned Frogs are a force to be reckoned with. Sporting events seem to draw out the biggest crowds and TCU also provides a “Football 101” session to help new international students understand American football. There is a strong sense of community and school pride on this campus. The school spirit at TCU is famous in America and you’ll see the color purple everywhere. This is precisely why TCU is ranked 2nd in student engagement by the Wall Street Journal.
TCU is a friendly, caring and welcoming place. Frog Camp is an off-campus retreat for new students to learn about TCU’s traditions, make friends, get to know the faculty & staff, and feel a part of the family. Frogs First is a series of activities on campus for new students just before classes begin, to further make connections with students in their residence halls.
Interestingly, TCU is one of a small number of colleges in the US with career centers in each academic division, in addition to a college-wide career center. A college junior commented, “There are two career fairs a year on our campus that bring in hundreds of employers from across the world. Companies love TCU and know that they will receive great people from our school.” TCU students have access to internships in DFW at companies like American Airlines, Alcon, XTO Energy, all major accounting firms, BNSF Transportation, Sister Cities International, social service agencies, Child Protective Services, and Bell Helicopter. While semester-long Washington, DC internships are available to all majors, they are most popular with political science and journalism students. In addition to their award-winning career center, students at TCU benefit from access to an active alumni network for internships, job placements and career mentorship. Nearly 50% of students study abroad during their career at TCU.