Greetings from Texas Christian University
It’s been that way since the beginning in 1873. TCU’s founder, Addison Clark, observed that this is a school where students would be “taught how to study, would be given a purpose in life and a foundation on which to build character.”
The University has grown from the original 13 students to over 9,000. TCU has become a major teaching and research institution. Its influence has moved beyond campus borders to Fort Worth, North Texas, the nation and the world.
Our students conduct research shoulder-to-shoulder with top-notch professors. They’re coached for professional success in high-tech, state-of-the-art classrooms. And they learn to be leaders by exploring issues that matter, such as sustainability and social justice, in their courses and in our residential community.
TCU is characterized by mentoring relationships, caring teacher-scholars, challenging classes and close-knit community.
Since the first time I stepped on this campus, I’ve known TCU is a special place. As you explore our web site, you’ll become acquainted with a few of the people who live, work, learn and play here. I hope you’ll get a sense that a TCU education is more than the sum of semester hours. It’s an exciting learning experience that grows from our mission: “to educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community.”
Victor J. Boschini, Jr.