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TCU is once again being recognized as a top-tier institution committed to delivering an outstanding college experience to students.

The Princeton Review’s 2023 list of the best 388 colleges ranked TCU No. 3 on its list of both Best-Run Colleges and Best Quality of Life. TCU again was recognized for Best College Dorms, coming in at No. 2. The rankings were among more than 20 designations, 11 of them in the top 10.

“These data reveal that TCU excels in some of the most important criteria prospective students use in evaluating colleges,” Heath Einstein, dean of Admission, said. “TCU’s ability to create a community in which students meaningfully connect and effectively prepare for a lifetime of personal and professional success aids in the recruitment of future Horned Frogs.”

Mike Caldwell, executive director of the BNSF Center for Career & Professional Development, emphasized the importance of graduate success as well.

“TCU remains or returns to highly ranked positions in multiple career-related categories. We are ensuring access to excellent internship, job search, networking and career advising programs and resources to prepare our students for success after graduation,” Caldwell said. “Our employer partners also value the skills and experiences that TCU alumni bring to their organizations. Faculty and staff across campus are invested in preparing TCU students for the workplace – which brings outstanding employers to campus to recruit our graduates.”  

The Best-Run ranking is an increase from its No. 5 ranking in 2021. The Princeton Review described TCU as having a, “small school atmosphere with the resources of a large university,” which allows the school to offer world class resources while fostering a tight-knit community.

TCU’s No. 3 in Best Quality of Life is closely tied to its No. 5 ranking for Happiest Students.

“The vibe on Texas Christian University's campus can be summed up with the phrase ‘southern hospitality,’” reads the website.

“Our selection of the colleges in this book is based on our opinion of their academic offerings,” said Rob Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review. “We recommend each one as an academically outstanding choice for an applicant. Our ranking lists, however, are not based on our opinions of the colleges. They’re entirely based on what the schools’ own students have told us about their experiences at them.”

TCU ranking highlights:

  1. Best College Dorms #2
  2. Best-Run #3
  3. Best Quality of Life #3
  4. Best Schools for Internships (Private Schools) #4
  5. Best Student Support and Counseling Services #4
  6. Happiest Students #5
  7. Best Alumni Networks (Private Schools) #5
  8. Best College Library #7
  9. Best Athletic Facilities #7
  10. Most Active Student Government #8
  11. Top Entrepreneurship (Under 10, 000 students/undergraduate): #9
  12. Best Career Services #12
  13. Most Beautiful Campus: #13
  14. Best Health Services #17

See The Princeton Review’s profile on TCU.

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