#4 Best Private Colleges in Texas

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, Texas

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Texas Christian University overview
Location Fort Worth, Texas
Online tcu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Texas Christian University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Texas Christian University (TCU), located in Fort Worth, Texas, is a private coeducational institution with a history dating back to 1873. Situated approximately 5 miles from downtown Fort Worth, TCU?s 272-acre campus is notable for its distinctive neo-classical architecture. The university offers a residential setting with the majority of undergraduate students living on campus across 14 residence halls and apartment complexes. Academically, TCU maintains a diverse array of programs, with noted strengths in business, nursing, and fine arts. Application to TCU is moderately selective, focusing on a holistic review of applicants. TCU competes in NCAA Division I athletics as the Horned Frogs, with a strong reputation in football and baseball.

In the most recent statistical year 16,197 prospective students applied, and 9,087 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,491 enrolled in the school.  11,958 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 315 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $53,890 plus fees of $90. TCU is ranked 107 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












TCU is rated within the top 22% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very High
Texas Christian University overview
SAT 1140/1360
ACT 26/31
Estimated GPA 3.68

Applications Accepted

Texas Christian University overview
Applications Due Feb 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Texas Christian University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$90
Room and Board $14,250
Budget for Other Expenses$3,980
Total One Year Cost$73,110

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$57,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

74% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Texas Christian University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 22%
Communication 18%
Health Professions 13%
Social Sciences 8%
Visual and Performing Arts 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=228875 IPEDS survey data for Texas Christian University.

Current students may use the Texas Christian University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.