Texas Christian University: Narrative Description

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2800 South University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76129-0002
Tel: (817)257-7000; 800-828-3764; Admissions: (817)257-7490; Fax: (817)257-7333; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.tcu.edu/

Description: Independent, university, coed, affiliated with Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and first professional certificates. Founded 1873. Setting: 260-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $744.9 million. Total enrollment: 8,275. Faculty: 703 (420 full-time, 283 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 7,654 applied, 65% were admitted. 33% from top 10% of their high school class, 67% from top quarter, 95% from top half. Full-time: 6,391 students, 60% women, 40% men. part-time: 542 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 75 other countries, 22% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 5% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 6% 25 or older, 48% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 81% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/communication technologies; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 11/15 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 1/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $23,410 includes full-time tuition ($17,590), mandatory fees ($40), and college room and board ($5780). College room only: $3780. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 195 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities, local coed music fraternities. Major annual events: Family Weekend, Christmas tree lighting, Frog Fest/Frog Follies. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, emergency call boxes, video camera surveillance in parking lots. 3,135 college housing spaces available; 3,072 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Mary Couts Burnett Library with 1.3 million books, 610,764 microform titles, 4,629 serials, 57,562 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 4,225 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: The University is easily accessible to a variety of recreational, educational, and professional opportunities in the Fort Worth/Dallas metroplex. Major museums, parks, theatres, churches, and restaurants are within a few miles from the campus.

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