TCU is on a 302-acre campus in the suburban setting of Fort Worth, Texas, not far from Dallas-Fort Worth.
TCU has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? TCU has fraternities and sororities.
TCU has the Texas Christian University Service Dog Organization. In fact, more students participate in the Texas Christian University Service Dog Organization than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at TCU include TCU Real Estate Club, Entrepreneurship Club, Best Buddies and Women's Business Network.
TCU students' favorite campus traditions are Football Games, Christmas Tree Lighting and The End (Weekend Programming Events).
This table offers information on housing at TCU.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||48.9%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||4,394|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||5,083|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||51.1%|
TCU offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most TCU students live off campus. In 2022, 48.9% of undergrads at TCU lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 51.1% of students lived off-campus or commuted to TCU. There are 4,394 spots available in on-campus housing for all 10,222 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 5,083 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.
At TCU there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at TCU:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Triathlon||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Gymnastics||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Lacrosse||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rowing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Sailing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Table Tennis||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ultimate Frisbee||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Water Polo||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
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.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit TCU, take Interstate 30 to Fort Worth, TX. If you need to fly, book your flight to Dallas-Fort Worth International airport.
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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