Texas Christian University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

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Texas Christian University (TCU) has an acceptance rate of 38 percent, and successful applicants will generally have grades and standardized test scores that are above average. To apply, those interested will need to submit an application, scores from the SAT or the ACT, high school transcripts, a personal essay, letters of recommendation, and a resume. For complete instructions and requirements, be sure to visit the school's admissions webpages, and get in touch with the admissions office if you have any questions.

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Admissions Data (2016)

  • Texas Christian University Acceptance Rate: 38%
  • GPA, SAT and ACT graph for TCU
  • Test Scores: 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 530 / 630
    • SAT Math: 540 / 650
    • SAT Writing: - / -
    • ACT Composite: 25 / 30
    • ACT English: 25 / 32
    • ACT Math: 25 / 29

Texas Christian University Description

Texas Christian University's 271-acre campus is located five miles from Fort Worth. In recent years the university has invested hundred of millions of dollars in new facilities and campus upgrades. The university is associated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). On the academic front, TCU has a 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the school highly values student-teacher interaction. Undergraduates can choose from 119 areas of study. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, TCU was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. In athletics, the Texas Christian Horned Frogs compete in the NCAA Division I Big 12 Conference.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 10,394 (8,891 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $42,670
  • Books: $1,050 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,000
  • Other Expenses: $4,700
  • Total Cost: $60,420

Texas Christian University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 81%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 68%
    • Loans: 28%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $24,699
    • Loans: $13,175

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Advertising, Biology, Early Childhood Education, Fashion Merchandising, Finance, Management Science, Marketing, Nursing, Organizational Communication, Political Science, Psychology, Radio and Television
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Graduation, Retention and Transfer Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 91%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 16%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 63%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 77%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Baseball, Track and Field, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball, Track and Field, Basketball, Equestrian, Rifle, Golf

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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