Texas Christian University (TCU) is a private research university in Fort Worth, Texas. It was established in 1873 by brothers Addison and Randolph Clark as the Add-Ran Male & Female College. It is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
The campus is located on 272 acres (110 ha) about 3 miles (5 km) from downtown Fort Worth. TCU is affiliated with, but not governed by, the Disciples of Christ. The university consists of eight constituent colleges and schools and has a classical liberal arts curriculum. It is classified among “R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity”.
TCU’s mascot is Superfrog, based on the Texas state reptile—the horned frog. For most varsity sports, TCU competes in the Big 12 conference of the NCAA‘s Division I. As of Fall 2021, the university enrolls around 11,938 students, with 10,222 being undergraduates.