Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1175
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $38,510
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    1,918
  • University Selectivity
    47%
  • University Yield
    22%
  • Job Offers
    91%
  • Average Salary
    $55,304
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Private
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1922
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
2900 Lubbock Avenue
Dan Rogers Hall, Suite 141
Fort Worth, Texas 76109, United States
Website
405x225

Neeley School of Business

The Neeley School of Business at TCU provides outstanding academics, personal development, powerful connections and real experience in a small, private university setting. Nationally-acclaimed professors teach classes in which students are empowered to ask questions, think critically, and drill down to their personal strengths. Outside the classroom, students network with high-ranking professionals in top companies. They work on real projects for major organizations, generating quality outcomes while building resume-enhancing experiences for themselves. At Neeley, it’s more than business. It’s personal.

What Current Students Say See All 10 Comments >

I believe The Neeley School of Business has a unique advantage because of its location and tight knit alumni. Being located in the metroplex allows us to be exceptionally close to the dwelling Dallas economy and the numerous Fortune 500 companies that headquarter there. Additionally the horned frog family is all pretty close and quite large. I truly believe that we have a different type of Alumni, in terms that it means a lot more to have Alumni hire fresh graduate from TCU.

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Events Calendar

  • Jan 15
    Round 2 Application Deadline (Fall 2015)

    Online

    The Neeley School brings together highly motivated and academically talented students from a broad range of backgrounds. Admission is competitive. Candidates should be proactive individuals who can contribute in a highly interactive, team-based environment and who have meaningful life and professional experiences upon which to draw. Most of all, we are seeking focused, motivated students who are dedicated to success.

  • Jan 31
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    GMAT Prep Webinar

    Online

    Please join us for this GMAT prep webinar, taught by Tomas Davis (TCU MBA '04).

  • Mar 1
    Round 3 Application Deadline (Fall 2015)

    Online

    The Neeley School brings together highly motivated and academically talented students from a broad range of backgrounds. Admission is competitive. Candidates should be proactive individuals who can contribute in a highly interactive, team-based environment and who have meaningful life and professional experiences upon which to draw. Most of all, we are seeking focused, motivated students who are dedicated to success.

About Texas Christian University

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
47% Texas Christian University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. Secondary school record
  2. SAT/ACT scores
  3. Extracurricular activities
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
18459% 18,459
47% 47
22% 22
47% School Selectivity
22% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • Either SAT or ACT
  • Are Interviews Required? Recommended
Additional Requirements:

Application, transcript, resume, two letters of recommendation. For international students, the TOEFL or IELTSS is required.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
4012% 4,012
58% 58
24% 24
58% Program Selectivity
24% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Required
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Separate application
  • Min college GPA for transfers 3.0
  • Other transfer requirements Internal transfers apply to become pre-business majors first. They must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to become pre-business. In order to advance in upper level courses and declare a discipline specific major students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and a minimum lower division business core GPA of 2.5. Students must complete Microsoft Certification in Powerpoint, Excel and Word and must go through an interview process. Other professional development activites are also required for admission to upper level courses.
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 94
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? Yes
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Freshman are admitted as pre-business. In order to advance in upper level courses and declare a discipline specific major students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and a minimum lower division business core GPA of 2.5. Students must complete Microsoft Certification in Word, PowerPoint and Excel and must go through an interview prcess. Other professioanl develpment activities are required for admission to upper level courses.

Careers

Financial Services 23%
Top Industry
  • Media/Entertainment 10%
  • Consulting 8%
  • Other 7%
Textron 8
Top Employer
  • Lockheed Martin 6
  • Deliotte Consulting 6
  • General Motors 4
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
91% Neeley School of Business 78% Average Across All Schools

More Information
Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
69% 69
62% 61.74527272727272
69% Receive Offers
65% 65
59% 59.252482758620694
65% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
22% 22
16% 15.83261363636364
22% Receive Offers
21% 21
17% 16.796475409836066
21% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
3% 3
9% 9.05625
3% Receive Offers
3% 3
9% 9.484761904761905
3% Accept Offers
82% Graduates seeking full-time employment
18% Graduates not seeking employment
88% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
7% 7
$63,308.00
50K 73K
Finance/Accounting
33% 33
$54,419.00
43K 70K
General Management
7% 7
$53,333.00
50K 55K
Management Information Systems
8% 8
$58,143.00
50K 67K
Marketing/Sales
20% 20
$53,091.00
10K 70K
Operations/Production
4% 4
$54,167.00
50K 58K
Logistics/Transportation
9% 9
$54,678.00
48K 65K
Other
12% 12
$54,063.00
30K 82K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
4% 4
$47,500.00
43K 52K
Consumer Products/Retail
10% 10
$55,800.00
45K 70K
Consulting
8% 8
$64,417.00
55K 73K
Financial Services
23% 23
$57,855.00
45K 70K
Government/Education
3% 3
$42,000.00
35K 45K
Pharma/Biotech/Health
4% 4
$47,000.00
10K 65K
Manufacturing
1% 1
$62,500.00
55K 70K
Media/Entertainment
10% 10
$55,000.00 Data not provided
Non-Profit
6% 6
$42,000.00
35K 45K
Petroleum/Energy
4% 4
$55,500.00
45K 65K
Real Estate
7% 7
$60,400.00
50K 82K
Sports/Leisure
2% 2
$52,500.00 Data not provided
Technology/Science
7% 7
$54,214.00
42K 75K
Transportation
3% 3
$52,067.00
48K 58K
Utilities
1% 1
$45,000.00 Data not provided
Other
7% 7
$52,839.00
30K 72K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
2% 2
$55,000.00
45K 65K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
1% 1
$72,000.00 Data not provided
U.S. South
1% 1
$50,000.00 Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
88% 88
$55,661.00
10K 82K
U.S. Midwest
5% 5
$53,565.00
51K 56K
U.S. West
3% 3
$65,000.00 Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Tech Fort Worth 10
  • Q Investments 8
  • Textron 7
  • Lockheed Martin 5
  • JP Morgan 5
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 10
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 85
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 234
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 1,207
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Major exploration workshops, industry specific panels, career advising, industry specific recruitment training, resume/cover letter writing, mock interviews, assessments, professional development work. This year we created the Transaction Investments Professionals Board designed to help students secure internships and full-time opportunities in investment banking, equity research, private equity, funds and investment management.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$50,950
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $38,510
  • Fees $90
  • Expenses $12,350
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$50,950
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $38,510
  • Fees $90
  • Expenses $12,350
39% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 1% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 21%
  • Merit 79%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.financialaid.tcu.edu
Scholarships
$10,350,927
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$12,278,861
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Neeley School of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
33% 30
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
41% 24
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
0 Neeley School of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
More Information
Business Program Classes
29% Less than 20 Students 0% More than 50 Students
71% 21 to 50 students
24 Average number of students in non-business required electives
28 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Values Centered Entrepreneurship
  • Business Management in Energy
  • Special Problems in Management; Intrepreneurial Finance
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2011
Degrees Offered
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
106% 106
43% 43
Prominent Faculty
  • Ray Smilor

    Entrepreneurial Management

  • Garry Bruton

    Entrepreneurial Management

  • Robert (Bob) Leon

    Marketing

  • Are work study or co-ops available? No
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    The Neeley School offers study abroad opportunities specifically for undergraduate business students. Currently we offer programs in China, Germany, France, Spain, UK, Chile and Dominican Republic.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Business School organizations participate in campus-wide community service events. The Neeley School also sponsors a holiday community service project in which students, faculty and staff participate. The Neeley Fellows Honors Program and the BNSF Next Generation Leadership Program requires students to participate in service learning opportunities.

Students

31% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 23% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1270 75th Percentile Score on SAT 29 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
80% 80
Hispanic
11% 11
Not Reported
4% 4
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
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U.S. Regional Breakdown
18%
12%
3%
52%
13%
2%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
94% 94
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
6% 6
Canada
0% 0
18 Average age of full-time students
90% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
51% 51
58% 58

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 14,169
Alumni Donations
$4,111 Average Gift $540,000 Largest Gift

MR. and Mrs. Barry E. Davis

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Luther King

    President Luther King Capital Management

  • Lori Lancaster

    Managing Director Global Investment Bank, Nomura Securities

  • Michael Baer

    President Baer Capital Partners