Texas Christan University

By: Gabriella Moore


Texas Christian University


Texas Christian University

2800 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX ‎

(817) 257-7000 ‎ · tcu.edu

TCU At A Glance

  • Enrollment of 9,925
    • 8,640 undergraduates
    • 1,285 graduate students
  • 130 undergraduate areas of study
  • 61 master’s level programs
  • 24 areas of doctoral study
  • 2,027 employees
    • 572 full-time faculty members
    • 83 percent hold the highest degree in their discipline
  • Annual budget of about $511.9 million
  • Total investments as of Sept. 30, 2013, of about $1.31 billion
  • Freshman-to-sophomore retention rate of 90 percent
  • Student/faculty ratio of about 13:1
  • 83,000 living alumni
  • Founded in 1873
  • Estimated annual cost, including tuition, room and board, books and fees, is $48,530.

Scholarship & Financial Aid

  • TCU offers quality education at a fair price.

  • TCU rewards exceptional students with merit-based scholarships and provides need-based financial assistance to qualified families. Athletic, band, choral, fine arts and orchestra talent-based awards are available through individual departments. TCU also helps parents and students find elusive federal and state grants to take the pressure off of a family's pocketbook.
  • http://neeley.tcu.edu/Academics/Full-time_MBA/Scholarships.aspx



Baseball, Men's Basketball, Womens Basketball, Equestrian, Football, Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Rifle, Women's Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Track & Field, and Volleyball.

Tuition & Bording


Tuition based on 12-18 hours of enrollment for fall and spring semesters.



This represents average hall cost.



This represents the cost for a basic meal plan.


Books & Supplies

Book and supply costs vary by student – this is an estimate based on data from the TCU Bookstore.


Total Fall and Spring Estimated Direct Cost $48,530

Horned Frog Mascot

Horned Frog Mascot

The Horned Frog first appeared in 1897 on the cover of the first AddRan yearbook. By 1915, the mascot made its way onto the first TCU seal. During the post-WWII years, the Horned Frog Mascot was embraced in costume, on stationery, class rings and the band's bass drum. In 1979 the mascot was renamed from Addy the All-American Frog to Super Frog.

TCU has capitalized on its mascot by marketing a bumper sticker (in a role reversal of where a frog, once kissed, turns into a prince) stating "My Princess Turned into a Frog".