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Colleges / Texas Christian University

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX 4-Year Private

About TCU

Texas Christian University is a private, religous school located in the suburban setting of Fort Worth, TX, less than an hour from Dallas-Fort Worth.

Founded in 1873, TCU currently enrolls around 11,024 students a year, including 9,474 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $1,620,665,000. The school spends $18,142 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About TCU

Acceptance rate: 47%

Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: February 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: April 1

What is Texas Christian University's acceptance rate?

It is very difficult to get into Texas Christian University. The acceptance rate at TCU is 47 percent.

In 2021, 1,690 applicants were waitlisted and 341 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is TCU a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at TCU, around 91 percent return for their sophomore year.

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 81 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $52,369 a year. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $49,287 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does TCU sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is TCU a good school for YOU?

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TCU's application deadline is February 1. All applicants will receive an admissions decision by April 1.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. Or, visit the College Confidential forums to join the conversation about TCU and get personalized recommendations for colleges and universities that offer what you're looking for in a school.

College Info

2800 South University Drive Fort Worth, TX 76129-0002

Campus Setting: Suburban

TCU Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to TCU is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to TCU is Jun 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

TCU ACT Scores

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ACT Range

25 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above

Good

25 to 31

Avg

25 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to TCU is 28. Students with an ACT score of 31 and above have a good chance of getting into TCU. Students with an ACT score that falls between 25 and 31 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 25 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

TCU SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1150 - 1340

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Math SAT Range

570 - 680

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Reading SAT Range

580 - 670

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1340 and Above

Good

1150 to 1340

Avg

1150 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for TCU students is 1245. Applicants with SAT scores of 1340 and above have a good chance of being admitted to TCU, while applicants with SAT scores between 1150 to 1340 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1150 have a low chance of being offered a spot at TCU.

TCU Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$66,600

In State

$66,600

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$51,570
$51,570
Fees
$90
$90
Housing
$14,040
$14,040
Books
$900
$900

Student Life

Wondering what life at TCU is like? There are approximately 11,024 students enrolled at TCU, including 9,474 undergraduate students and 1,550 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 54% percent are from TX and 46% percent of students are from other states.

97%

Full Time

3%

Part Time

54%

In State

46%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

11,024

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

47%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$51,660

Out-of-State

$51,660

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
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