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.
Acceptance rate: 47%
Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/Yes
2022 Regular Decision Deadline: February 1
2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: April 1
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.
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.
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 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.
First-Year Applications are Due
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
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1340 and Above
1150 to 1340
1150 and Less
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.
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.
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