Texas Christian University (TCU)

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Texas Christian University can be found in Fort Worth, TX, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 12,000 students enrolled each year at TCU.

Students can submit either the SAT Exam or ACT scores at TCU. A score between 1150 to 1350 on the SAT exam, or 25 to 31 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the TCU average GPA ranges from 3.42 to 3.71 for accepted students. 47% of all those students that apply are granted admission to Texas Christian University, from which 24% choose to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the TCU acceptance rate 2021 will be around 40%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.tcu.edu.

Overall TCU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Texas Christian University was reported as 47.2% in Fall 2020 with over 19,000 college applications submitted to TCU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • TCU ACT Scores: 25 - 31
  • TCU Average GPA: 3.42 - 3.71

How Hard Is It to Get into Texas Christian University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to TCU is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Texas Christian University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 37.6%
  • 2017-2018: 41.1%
  • 2018-2019: 40.7%
  • 2019-2020: 47.2%
  • Projected TCU Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 40.0%

How Does TCU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for TCU is twenty percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Southern Methodist University47.3%
Texas Woman's University93.2%
Tarleton State University55.8%
Baylor University45.3%
Texas A & M University-Commerce43.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to TCU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading580 - 670
Math570 - 680
Total Score1150 - 1350
ACT®Score Range
English25 - 34
Math24 - 29
Composite Score25 - 31
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