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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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#98
Best national universities,
U.S. News & World Report (2023)

#4
Best-run colleges, The Princeton Review (2024)

#1
Happiest Students, The Princeton Review (2024)

Member of the
Big 12
athletic conference

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

#16
Most beautiful college campus, The Princeton Review (2024)

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#20
Best College Library, The Princeton Review (2024)

We’ve Earned a Reputation

Top 50
Full-Time MBA Program
U.S. News & World Report (2024)

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#3
Best online master’s in criminal justice, U.S. News & World Report (2024)

#2
Best colleges for education in ӣƵAPP, Niche.com (2023)

Top 100
Best undergraduate schools for nursing, U.S. News & World Report (2023)

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#1
Best undergraduate business school in ӣƵAPP, Poets & Quants (2023)

#43
Best Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program
U.S. News & World Report (2023)

Creating a Workforce for the Greater Good

#2
Best school for nursing in ӣƵAPP, Niche.com (2023)

16 %
higher 6-year graduation rate than the national average

100 %
teacher placement rate for College of Education graduates

#20
Best career services, The Princeton Review (2024)

4 out
of
5

undergrads do internships

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$61,946
Average starting
salary for
graduates

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#5
Top U.S. Colleges for Career and Learning-Related Opportunities, Wall Street Journal (2023)

Lifetime career counseling for graduates

84 %
of students are employed, continuing education, in military service or other positive outcomes within 6 months of graduation

We’ve Made It Personal

10,915
undergraduate students
1,870
graduate students
(Fall 2023)

Only
1.2 %
of classes have 100+ students

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

#7
Best quality of life, The Princeton Review (2024)

94 %

First-year to sophomore retention rate

#9
Best Residential Housing, The Princeton Review (2024)

#11
Best Health Services, The Princeton Review (2024)

3 out
of
4

of our students receive financial aid

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51 %
of undergrads live on campus

275 +
Student organizations

A Powerful Academic Community

709
Full-time faculty

98 %
of our faculty members teach undergraduates

Phi Beta Kappa Key

ӣƵAPP'
4th
oldest Phi Beta Kappa charter

31
Fulbright awards since 2014

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 3
are students of color

55.7 %
of the Class of 2027 are from outside ӣƵAPP

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1 in 25

students are from other countries

Students hail from
49
states and
34
nations

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40 %
of students study abroad

Home of PianoӣƵAPP 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

One of
25
best places for
young professionals,
U.S. News & World
Report (2022)

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

Home to one of the
Top 5
zoos in America

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