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AddRan College of Liberal Arts

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This Is AddRan

Thorpe Springs

Comrades True
A Welcoming Community Is Part of Our Tradition

For nearly 150 years, the AddRan College of Liberal Arts has welcomed every undergraduate student who has come through Texas Christian University. As TCU’s oldest college, we have a proud tradition of molding students into passionate leaders with the skills to succeed in their chosen profession.
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38
programs of study

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8
languages taught

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13
departments

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What Can You Do With a Liberal Arts Degree? Anything.

Studies consistently show that those with liberal arts degrees fare better economically over the long-term. At AddRan College, we give students the critical thinking, communication and leadership skills to make them successful, regardless of chosen profession.

About Our Students

AddRan represents
15%
of TCU's total student population
(1,785 undergraduate and graduate students)

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53/47
male/female split

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Top three student home states outside Texas:
1. California
2. Illinois
3. Colorado

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A wide variety of programs, from
Digital Culture & Data Analytics
to
Philosophy

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Top three student countries outside the USA:
1. Vietnam
2. India
3. Honduras

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2/3
of classes with
under 40 students

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AddRan students post-graduation:*58% enter the workplace
28% enroll in graduate school
3% join the military

AddRan graduates go on to work at companies like:*
AT&T
JP Morgan Chase
Goldman Sachs
American Airlines
Simpli.Fi

AddRan graduates attend graduate schools such as:*
Columbia University
The American University of Paris
University of Edinburgh
University of Virginia

Liberal arts is the front porch of the university. AddRan really is the heart of TCU.

Sonja S. Watson, Ph.D.Dean of the AddRan College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Spanish

AddRan Graduates Leading Their Fields

Digital Culture & Data Analytics:
TCU's fastest growing minor
92%
growth since launching in 2017

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No. 11
online criminal justice master's in the nation
(U.S. News & World Report)

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100%
career placement for students in “Make Your Major Work” class

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41
AddRan Ambassadors
serve as student leaders for peers

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About Our Faculty

157
full-time faculty

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54/46
male/female split

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More than $400,000
in research funding awarded
to AddRan departments from
06/01/2021 to 11/30/2021

Nearly $2 million
in research funding proposals made
by AddRan departments from
06/01/2021 to 11/30/2021

Our Stories

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Undergraduate Sociology Major Assists Professor on Research Examining the Relationship Between Body Image and Gender

Fighter Jets Flying in Formation During the Korean War

Graduate and Undergraduate History Students Get Big-Name Support for Research Into the Costs of War for America's Aviators.

The Women's Center Chapbook Cover, 2022

How Chantel L. Carlson Turned Her Class into a Way for Survivors of Assault and Abuse to Share Their Stories.

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*Student employment information is self-reported. Includes graduates from June 2020 to December 2021.