Number Of Student Applications To TCU Explodes

FORT WORTH (AP) – A boost in applications indicates a growing number of young people want to attend Texas Christian University, including record numbers from outside the state.

A decade ago, about 5,000 potential students applied to TCU. But Ray Brown, the dean of admission, says a record 19,000 have applied to attend the upcoming fall semester. He says 61 percent of the increase was from out of state.

The university will admit only about 1,800 freshmen.

Victories on the football and baseball fields have raised TCU’s national profile, including a win in the Rose Bowl in January. But university leaders have also stepped up recruiting and marketing while making campuswide improvements.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • AddisonDeWitt

    Why recruit so many when you are only allowing 1,800 in?

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  • NiteNurse

    Yes, everyone should make their decision on where to go to college based on how good is their football team.

    • Ebo

      No need for high school college guidance counselors when prospective students can simply look at the AP Top 25 to apply.

    • Gumby Rules

      That is not the only reason why. You didn’t mention their baseball team.

      Please get your facts straight.

      • NiteNurse

        Oh yeah I forgot how many people pack the games to see TCU baseball…NOT!

  • youknow

    HAHAHAHA only the really rich or greatly lucky should go there, I know about 7 people from my high school to go there for their first year of college, one said thank you TCU for putting me in so much debt on her facebook and another said that once their tcu scholar thing was up they would have to leave.

    • Hitler

      Maybe her problem was spending too much time on Facebook and not studying. Maybe she could have earned scholarships and grants prior to college had she not goofed off on Facebook every waking hour.

  • Mad Milker

    Number Of Student Applications To TCU Explodes……cause Harvard teaches ignorance.

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