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Of course, TCU is best experienced in person.

But we also look pretty good at a glance.

A Top National University

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# 83
Best national universities,
U.S. News & World Report

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Top 20
Great-Run Colleges, The Princeton Review

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The beautiful and modern Mary Couts Burnett Library has been the heart of campus since 1925.

Member of the
Big 12
athletic conference

Est. 1873
as one of the Southwest’s earliest coed institutions

302-acre
campus

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# 6
Best alumni network, The Princeton Review

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We’ve Earned a Reputation

# 1
MBA faculty quality in the world,
year after year by The Economist

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# 6
Best online master's in criminal justice, U.S. News & World Report

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# 1
Best colleges for education in Texas, Niche.com

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# 1
Best colleges for nursing in Texas, Niche.com

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# 16
Best student engagement, The Wall Street Journal

# 4
Best colleges for psychology in
Texas, Niche.com

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Creating a Workforce for the Greater Good

# 4
Best private schools for internships, The Princeton Review

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# 27
Best undergrad entrepreneurship program, The Princeton Review

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# 1
Best executive MBA in Texas,
The Economist

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Our “Make Your Major Work”
class has a
100 %
career placement rate

4 out
of
5

undergrads do internships

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$52,369
Average starting
salary for
graduates

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Named a best value college by The Princeton Review

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Lifetime career counseling for graduates

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# 1
Best colleges for nursing in
Texas, Niche.com

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We’ve Made It Personal

Home to incredibly friendly students
(How friendly? Take a quick tour with one.)

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Only
1.5 %
of classes have 100+ students

More than
1/2
of our classes have fewer than 30 students

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# 8
Happiest students, The Princeton Review

92 %

First-year to sophomore retention rate

Top 20
Great College Dorms, The Princeton Review

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# 46
Best Colleges for Veterans, U.S.News & World Report

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77 %

of our students receive financial aid

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48 %
of undergrads live on campus

275 +
Student organizations

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A Powerful Academic Community

717
Full-time faculty

98 %
of our faculty members teach undergraduates

Phi Beta Kappa Key

Texas'
4th
oldest Phi Beta Kappa charter

38
Fulbright Scholarships since 2010

13:1
Student-to-faculty ratio

2x
the national average for med school acceptances

Most popular majors:

Business
Nursing
Biology

Preparing Global Citizens

More than
60 +

faith traditions represented

1 in 4
are students of color

57 %
of the Class of 2023 are from outside Texas

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1 in 20

students are from other countries

Students hail from
50
states and
76
nations

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40 %
of students study abroad

Home of PianoTexas International Academy & Festival and a venue for the Cliburn International Piano Competition

It’s Really Nice Here

Fort Worth is the
12th
largest city in America by population

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One of
25
best places for
young professionals,
U.S. News & World
Report (2020)

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With an average age of
31.5
Fort Worth is Texas' youngest large city

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Home to the
# 1
zoo in America,
USA Today (2020)

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One of
50
best places to travel, Travel & Leisure (2021)

Average
229
days of sunshine yearly

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# 4

Best city to relocate, Sperling’s BestPlaces

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