Texas Christian University Reviews

  • 34 Reviews
  • Fort Worth (TX)
  • Annual Tuition: $46,950
100% of 34 students said this degree improved their career prospects
94% of 34 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2015
  • Degree: Marketing
"TCU is an amazing college with a big time university feel, but the personalization of a small, private school. It has everything there is too offer if you are willing to get involved and meet new people. I will forever bleed purple!"
Rev M
  • Reviewed: 8/31/2015
  • Degree: Ministry
"Overall this is a good school. Brite Divinity School has some excellent professors. The Masters of Divinity program however, has too many hours of classes that do not prepare you for practical ministry Most of my practical ministry skills were learned at stole camp. Also, if you are a second career ministry student, be aware that Brite could care less about you. They do not have night and evening classes for second career students like Phillips does. Brite expects you to be able to go to school full-time which is unrealistic if you are already in a career. Brite has also lagged way behind in creating online classes....can we just say they are in the stone age! ."
Michael Breeden
  • Reviewed: 1/19/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"Brite Divinity School is a fantastic school for those that are interested in justice work within a Divinity School. The staff and faculty truly practice what they preach when it comes to justice and equality. There is a great diversity within the staff and the student body and it is a truly open and affirming environment in many forms for the meaning. This may not be the most well known divinity school out there but I would compare it any day to some of the top tier schools in the nation. There are faculty that you can't find elsewhere who have varied interests in their research and work. On the negative side, it is located in Fort Worth and this is a bit of a hindrance. However, I believe that its location and its association with Texas Christian University (TCU), though they may be difficult at times, allows the institution to live into its ministry more fully."
Angela Moore
  • Reviewed: 1/15/2015
  • Degree: English
"I'll get the not-so-great things out of the way first, but only because most of what I have to say is positive. TCU currently doesn't offer employee-insurance to grad students--they do offer you insurance *as a student* but it isn't very affordable. Also, the student population is pretty overwhelmingly white. Fortunately, TCU is actively trying to increase their diversity, so that helps a little. But on the bright side... the stipends are great and you have A LOT of freedom and support as a graduate instructor: freedom to pick your textbook or go even go without one, we are even able to propose "themed" courses of our own; it's great. The faculty is incredibly supportive and kind, on top of being available (lunch-dates are a thing we do quite often). Courses are challenging, but very often engaging and always productive. But really, its the supportive nature of the whole department that I appreciate most--it makes the intensity of grad school seem a little more bearable."
Kevin Claunch
  • Reviewed: 1/15/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"The graduate program in Biology at Texas Christian University (TCU) has provided me with a solid intellectual and technical framework in molecular biology that will be useful for future studies in a variety of scientific concentrations. In addition, the program has allowed me to develop further my work as an undergraduate researcher and so has affirmed my interest and passion for microbiological research (my area of concentration). Furthermore, because of the teaching assistantship opportunities associated with this program, TCU has enabled me to hone new pedagogical skills and expand my experience from tutoring single individuals to teaching in a classroom. In addition, the Department of Biology has provided me with numerous platforms to present my research and the opportunity to engage in external fellowship programs through professional academic societies. While the graduate school offers graduate students tuition remittance and a teaching stipend to assist with living expenses, books, fees and health insurance costs are not covered and are the responsibility of the student. Nevertheless, the quality of the education and opportunities available to graduate students at TCU offset this minor drawback."
Irene Sanchez
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2014
  • Degree: Counseling
"One of the pros of the counseling program is the relationships we are able to create with our professors and other students due to the small class sizes. The only con of the graduate program is the cost."
Miriam Villanueva
  • Reviewed: 8/25/2014
  • Degree: History
"The department offers students one-on-one attention. The professors and students are friendly and offer great help. The courses are challenging, but the school offers writing assistance and great research librarians. The location is superb! The only downsides I feel are that there is no diversity in the department and it is a bit conservative. The program is growing and seems to be on the rise."
Miriam Villanueva
  • Reviewed: 5/2/2014
  • Degree: History
"The graduate program offers competitive financial aid packets. Research is a major component of the program and the department provides sufficient grants to travel within and outside the United States. The professors develop great working relationships with the students and provide one-on-one assistance. A drawback is no financial support for health care. The department also lacks diversity, but is trying to remedy that situation."
Christina Bryant
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2014
  • Degree: Religious Studies
"Brite Divinity School at TCU is still a young and non-traditional graduate school in many ways. It offers several wonderful graduate programs, but it is still working to create a name for itself and fund its PhD students more competitively."
Matthew Tettleton
  • Reviewed: 5/6/2013
  • Degree: English
"Excellent teacher/student interaction, wonderful atmosphere."
Morgan Stewart
  • Reviewed: 4/9/2013
  • Degree: Education
"TCU has a well-rounded curriculum that is adaptable to part-time students who work full-time jobs during the day. The faculty makes itself accessible whenever possible. For graduate students who didn't receive their undergraduate degree from TCU, it can seem very lonely since most of the students tend to get their undergraduate and then proceed to their graduate degrees. However, the campus is easily navigable and beautiful as well in the heart of Fort Worth."
Kiki Dallao
  • Reviewed: 1/21/2013
  • Degree: MBA
"The Neeley school is a high quality and personable program. Everyone in the offices knows the students and cares about our education and career goals. I feel like I am getting a highly valued and competitive education but also get personal attention from the professors and career center. It is the best situation."
Amy Hay
  • Reviewed: 1/17/2013
  • Degree: Business Administration
"Expensive program but the classes and professors are amazing. They don't treat it like a diploma mill. There is a great new grad program that works on building up your portfolio for future jobs and as I currently work as a campus administrator I know that what I am learning in class is relating directly to my real life. I really love the program."
Jocelyn Holden
  • Reviewed: 12/3/2012
  • Degree: Education
"The staff are so very supportive and eager to help you meet your potential. The support system is truly why I stayed. I do wish that, in the School of Ed programs, certification was offered on the graduate level for those non traditional education majors. That has been my only discrepancy."