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Colleges / Texas Christian University

TCU Student Life

TCU is on a 302-acre campus in a suburban setting in Fort Worth, Texas, not far from Dallas-Fort Worth. There are many activities and organizations for TCU students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

TCU also has fraternities and sororities.

TCU has a thriving College Republicans. In fact, more students participate in College Republicans than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at TCU include National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Entrepreneurship Club, Dream Outside the Box and American Marketing Association.

The TCU community comes together each year for The End Friday Night events, Christmas Tree Lighting and Football Games.

TCU Housing

TCU offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of TCU students live on campus. In 2021, 52% of undergrads at TCU lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 48% of students lived off-campus or commuted to TCU. There are 4,938 spots available in on-campus housing for all 9,474 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 4,397 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 75% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

TCU offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Is TCU Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Texas Christian University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The TCU campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

TCU offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to TCU

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to TCU, take Interstate 30 to Fort Worth, TX. If you need to fly, book your flight to Dallas-Fort Worth International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Texas you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore TCU's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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TCU Campus Services

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