Texas Christian University (TCU) is a private, religious university associated with the Disciples of Christ Christian church, but is open to students of any faith. Founded in 1873, TCU has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,640 and the campus, just five miles from downtown Fort Worth, sits on 268 acres.
Ranked as #99 among National Universities in U.S. News and World Report’s 2011 edition of Best Colleges, TCU has invested a considerable amount of time and money in new facilities and upgrades over the past several years, a sign of the school’s growth. Among the new facilities are Clarence and Kerry Scharbauer Hall, a classroom building; the Brown-Lupton University Union; four new residence halls in the Campus Commons; the Mary Wright Admission Center; and the Jane Justin Field House.
A $105 million renovation of the Amon G. Carter Stadium began after the 2010 football season, and a renovation of the Ballet and Modern Dance Building was started in December 2010.