Texas Christian University (TCU) is a private, coeducational university located in Fort Worth, Texas established in 1873 by Addison & Randolph Clark as the AddRan Male & Female College.
The campus is located on 272 acres (1.10 km2) about three miles (8 km) from downtown Fort Worth. TCU is affiliated with, but not governed by, the Disciples of Christ. The university consists of 8 substituent colleges and schools and has a classical liberal arts curriculum.
It is ranked in the top 100 National Universities by the US News and World Report and is categorized as a Doctoral University: Higher Research Activity (tier two) in the Carnegie Classifications by the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research.
Its mascot is the horned frog, the state reptile of Texas. For most varsity sports TCU competes in the Big 12 conference of the NCAA’s Division I. The university enrolls around 10,323, with 8,894 being undergraduates. As of February 2016, TCU’s total endowment was $1.514 billion.