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Texas Christian University

Texas Christian University is a private, coeducational university located in Fort Worth, Texas, United States.

TCU is affiliated with, but not governed by, the Disciples of Christ. Its mascot is the "horned frog."

Location

Address
2800 S University Dr
City
Fort Worth
State
TX
Zip/Post Code
76129

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
8640
Total Graduate enrollment
1257
In State Tuition Fees
36500
Out State Tuition Fees
36500
ACT Score
25
SAT Score
1630
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.8
Male Female Ratio
40:60
Acceptance Rate
48%
Student Faculty Ratio
13:01

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
To educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community.
Mascot
Frog
Colors
White and Purple
Conference
Big 12

College History

History

Texas Christian University was founded by East Texas brothers Addison & Randolph Clark, together with the support of their father Joseph A. Clark.

The Clarks were scholar-preacher/teachers associated with the Restoration Movement. These early leaders of the Restoration Movement were the spiritual ancestors of the modern Disciples of Christ, as well as major proponents of education. Part of TCU's Campus Following their return from service in the Civil War, brothers Addison and Randolph established a children's preparatory school in Fort Worth. This school, known as the Male & Female Seminary of Fort Worth, operated from 1869 to 1874.

Both Clarks nourished a vision for an institution of higher education that would be Christian in character, but non-sectarian in spirit and intellectually open-minded. They purchased five blocks of land in downtown Fort Worth in 1869 for that purpose. But from 1867,1872, the character of Fort Worth changed substantially due to the commercial influence of the Chisholm Trail, the principal route for moving Texas cattle to the Kansas rail heads. A huge influx of cattle, men, and money transformed the sleepy frontier village into a booming, brawling cowtown.

The area around the property purchased by the Clarks for their college soon became the town's vice district, an unrelieved stretch of saloons, gambling halls, dance parlors, and bawdy houses catering to the rough tastes of the Chisholm Trail cowboys. 

College Specialty

Specialty

To educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community.

Alumni

Alumni

Kyle Bass - Founder and principal of Hayman Capital Management, L.P. James Cash, Jr. Currently sits on boards of GE and Microsoft John Davis Billionaire entrepreneur; 1-800-Flowers founder Wendy Davis State senator and Democratic candidate for governor of Texas in 2014 Gordon R. England (MBA '75) 71st and 73rd Secretary of the Navy. 

Campus

Campus
TCU's campus sits on 272 acres (1.10 km2) of developed campus (325 acres total) which is located three miles (8 km) from downtown Fort Worth.
 
The TCU campus is roughly divided into three areas: a residential area, an academic area, and Worth Hills. The two main areas of campus, the residential and academic areas, are separated by University Drive, an oak-lined street which bisects the campus. Residence halls, the Student Union, and the Campus Commons are all located to the West of University Drive, while the library, chapel, and most academic buildings are located to the East of University Drive. All of TCU's surrounding streets are lined by live oaks.
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