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I do not know much about these three schools but they have all been suggested by various people. The deadlines are coming up so I am hoping people can give me feedback. Here is our situation. Son does not know what he wants to major in, but would prefer to stay at a school that has Latin. He is not really planning to major in Latin unless it is a double major. His other interests are English (writing), philosophy, accounting, and math. He has already been accepted at both Baylor and UTD. We are open to community college, but if he goes the community college route, we already know it will be one close to where we live. He is not open to University of Dallas.  He has also applied to Trinity University and Hendrix.  (nevermind about TCU, it does not seem to have Latin).

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Although TCU does not have Latin, it is a school where many students find it easy to double major.  DS is a philosophy major there, so if does become interested  in TCU and has questions, let me know.  

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I had never heard of Southwestern until Friday when i talked to a mom of two students there.  She mentioned right off that it is one of the colleges that changes lives, which you probably already know.  But in case you didn't, now you do!  Maybe the CTCL book will have more insight.

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My two older kids went to UT Dallas. My youngest is currently at Southwestern. I'm happy to answer any specific questions that you have if I can. 

Disability services are very good at both schools. 

Southwestern has very nice scholarships even for transfer students. We wouldn't be able to do it without the scholarships.

 

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The title includes 2 religion based schools and one huge Public university.  Comparing Apples to Apples is better IMO. They are all good schools, but offer very different things. Priorities need to be established and then you can go from there and investigate each school on your list.

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We live right down the highway from TCU and know someone who teaches there.  Look at its tuition.  It is very, very, very expensive.  They have all kinds of camps and stuff for kids during the summer, but it seems like anything associated with that place is unaffordable to Regular Joes.  

I know fraternities/sororities are a big deal there.  They have a nice, safe campus.  My son does track club meets there in the summer.

UT Dallas would be much more affordable.

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I have a friend whse two kids go to TCU. One got a full scholarship, which I think made it possible for the other to go. They absolutely love it there. I know they do have really good scholarships if you have a high GPA and a really good SAT (they also take ACT and they superscore). 

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