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Texas Christian University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1873
Affiliation: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 7,267
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $1,197,453,000
Admissions Address

2800 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76129

Website

http://www.tcu.edu

Admissions E-mail

frogmail@tcu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Send application by: February 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Raymond A. Brown, Dean
Admissions office telephone: (817) 257-7490
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 15
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: January 1
Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $250 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 1 2
Foreign language 2 4
Social studies 3 4
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 2 4
Total academic units 17 24

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: December 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: December 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Important
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Important
Racial/ethnic status: Important
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 63%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 63%
Total applicants: 8,677
Total acceptances: 5,442
Total freshman enrollment: 1,652
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 3,657
Male acceptances: 2,151
Male freshman enrollment: 665
 
Female applicants: 5,020
Female acceptances: 3,291
Female freshman enrollment: 987
Out-of-state freshmen: 24%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 802
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 479
Students enrolled from waiting list: 185

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 32%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 64%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 93%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 70%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 65%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 520 – 620
Math: 540 – 640
Combined: 1060 – 1260

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A N/A
600-699 N/A N/A
500-599 N/A N/A
400-499 N/A N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 35%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 23 – 28

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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