TCU has a limited number of graduate student apartments; however, the University is located in a pleasant residential neighborhood, and there are many rooms, apartments, and houses available for rent near the campus. A one-bedroom apartment within walking distance of the campus typically rents for about $600 per month.
TCU and Fort Worth
Founded in 1873, TCU is an independent, self-governing university. Though it was founded over 100 years ago by members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), TCU is ecumenical and welcomes members of all religious groups and of none to its student body, faculty and staff. With a student enrollment of 8,200, including 1000 graduate students, it is a leading teaching and research institution with the personalized atmosphere of a smaller college. TCU offers undergraduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business, education, fine arts, communications, nursing, and engineering with 84 undergraduate majors, 40 graduate programs, and 6 doctoral programs. The attractive 239-acre campus is in a metropolitan area of 4.5 million in the southwestern, residential part of Fort Worth, just 10 minutes from downtown. Dallas is less than an hour’s drive away. The area offers many intellectual, cultural, sports and entertainment opportunities, and is a stop for most major concert tours. Both Fort Worth and Dallas have professional symphony orchestras, opera and ballet companies, and numerous theater production groups. The area supports several outstanding art museums: the Kimbell Museum, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth, and the Dallas Museum of Art. The area has professional football (Dallas Cowboys), baseball (Texas Rangers), basketball (Mavericks), hockey (Stars), and soccer, NASCAR racing, two national golf tournaments, and NCAA intercollegiate sports events. The area is served by DFW International Airport, which is about a 45-minute drive from the TCU campus.
There are several other universities in the area including the University of Texas at Dallas, the University of Texas at Arlington, Southern Methodist University, the University of Dallas, and the University of North Texas in Denton. There are many opportunities for students to attend seminars and colloquia by physicists visiting the Ft. Worth-Dallas area.