Established in 1873, Texas Christian University is a private university in Fort Worth, Texas, US, affiliated with the Disciples of Christ.
The institution offers over 100 undergraduate degrees in business, communication, education, fine arts, liberal arts, nursing and health sciences, science and engineering as well as international studies, ranch management and women’s studies. In addition, Texas Christian University students must take a core curriculum which includes courses in heritage, mission, vision & values; human experiences and endeavors; and essential competencies.
In terms of athletics, the university maintains NCAA Division I teams of baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, rifle, equestrian, soccer, beach volleyball and volleyball.
In addition, you can choose between 200 student organisations such as student government, religious groups, the school newspaper, intramural teams or music choirs.
Students come from a wide range of different ethnic and religious background.
Famous alumni include Abe Issa, founder and CEO of Global Efficient Energy, founder and principal of Hayman Capital Management Kyle Bass, Sue Monk Kidd - bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees, Bob Schieffer - journalist with CBS News and host of Face the Nation, Betty Buckley - Tony award winning actress who played in the musical Cats and professional golfer Angela Stanford. In addition, Reverend Lovejoy in The Simpsons claimed that he studied at Texas Christian University.