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About Texas Christian University

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

TCU ranks among the top national universities, offering the opportunities of a large university with close mentoring of a smaller college. Enrollment is 11,000 (9,500 undergraduates). 130 areas of study are available and students engage in research alongside professors. Our culture focuses on leadership and ethics, respecting all personal and religious views. TCU is known for its strong sense of community, caring for one another, school spirit and winning sports teams. We compete in NCAA Division I sports.

TCU students conduct and publish high-level research alongside well-respected professors. Because of the large percent of undergraduate students compared to many universities of our size, you won’t find yourself competing with graduate students for the attention of professors. Students in the College of Science & Engineering can apply for funding to develop their own research projects. Fort Worth, Texas is abundant with internship opportunities and Princeton Review ranks TCU # 8 in the US for internships.

Students benefit from extensive recent renovations, new construction and technology enhancements, including state-of-the-art recreational facilities and dormitories. These stunning facilities sit on a beautifully landscaped campus. The Princeton Review ranks TCU #3 in the US for best dorms. Second-year halls feature refinements such as full-sized beds and private bedrooms. Wall Street Journal ranks us #2 for student engagement.

Texas Christian University

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Fort Worth, Texas
Private not-for-profit
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TCU is 35 minutes from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The university is located in a well-established residential neighborhood of Fort Worth. Students enjoy a small-town friendly environment in the heart of the 4th largest metropolitan area in the US! You’re just a few minutes away from popular entertainment areas, museums and shopping.


Two types of financial assistance are available for incoming international students

1.) Scholarships based on academic achievement

2.) Need-based financial aid.

Students should plan to be responsible for the majority of educational expenses since awards are competitive and usually cover less than half of the cost of attendance.

Academic scholarships require outstanding performance in high school, with an average GPA of 3.69 on a scale of 4.0. Amounts range from $10,000 to $51,570 per year.

Need-based aid is available for international students who submit the College Board CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE. Awards range from $2,000 to $41,570 per year.

• TCU does not offer “full funding” awards

• Students indicating less than $20,000 per year in personal resources will not be admitted to TCU

• Average financial aid package is $25,000 per year, the maximum is $51,570 (scholarships and financial aid combined)

• Maximum award for students not eligible for academic scholarships is $41,570

• Total cost of attendance for 2020-2021 is $72,080

COVID-19 Update

The TCU community has pulled together closer than ever during COVID-19 and spirit remains high. Fall classes will begin one week earlier than planned and end November 24, to eliminate unnecessary travel during breaks and minimize exposure at the height of flu season. Courses will be offered online in fall of 2020 for those who cannot be present physically. #TCUTogether


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