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Colleges / Texas Christian University

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate56%
Acceptance Rate56%

About TCU

Texas Christian University is a private, religious university in the suburb of Fort Worth, Texas. TCU was founded in 1873. The university enrolls around 12,273 students a year, including 10,548 undergraduate students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Texas Christian University

It is very difficult to get into TCU. TCU admitted 56% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 9,087 out of 16,197 total applicants were accepted.

Texas Christian University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 56%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 70%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 64%
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 64%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 18%

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Texas Christian University is located in the town of Fort Worth, Texas, near Dallas-Fort Worth.

If you want to see TCU for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 30 to Fort Worth, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Dallas-Fort Worth International.

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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

Texas Christian University is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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TCU SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1220 - 1370


Math SAT Range

580 - 690


Reading SAT Range

600 - 680

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1370 and Above


1220 to 1370


1220 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for TCU students is 1242. Applicants with SAT scores of 1370 and above have a good chance of being admitted to TCU, while applicants with SAT scores between 1220 to 1370 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1220 have a low chance of being offered a spot at TCU.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at TCU is like? There are approximately 12,273 students enrolled at TCU, including 10,548 undergraduate students and 1,725 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 50% percent are from TX and 50% percent of students are from other states.


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