A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
Texas Tech University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big Twelve Conference
Address
Broadway and University Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79409
Website

Texas Tech University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

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Test Scores and GPA for Texas Tech University

Cost

Net Price
$15,005/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,466/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,026/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,460/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,367/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,046/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.278 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.278 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.277 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
26,121Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 182 responses
Report
  • Mainly white but you can still find diversity
    34%
  • Caucasian Texas resident
    26%
  • Very diverse, there isn't a typical student.
    21%
  • White, but honestly there is a lot of diversity.
    9%
  • A individual in school to get a higher education!
    7%
  • Mainly white, some diversity, increasing diversity
    1%
  • White, male
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.327 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.416 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 207 responses
Report
  • College town (friendly)
    21%
  • People are here for school, but also to party.
    18%
  • Amazing
    15%
  • Hard-working
    12%
  • Very supportive and accomodating
    11%
  • If you are an engineering major Study Hard!!
    9%
  • Do what you have to do to get by.
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.201 responses
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Texas Tech University Reviews

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Texas Tech offers a lot of options for tutoring or help with studies! They also offer incredible programs such as the Writing Center and programs that will help you figure out finances. They often keep events going so community is easy to find! Most professors are welcoming and want to see every student succeed. Classes can sometimes be large but most professors encourage a close environment. A couple downfalls would probably be the dinginess of older dorms and not being as personable with professors in larger classes! Also, the campus is not very diverse.
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If you're looking for a large university that still feels small and makes you feel at home, you have found the right place! Texas Tech has a great atmosphere for a college experience and even though many people say Lubbock is boring and there is nothing to do there, they are wrong, there is plenty to do on the side while taking a full course load of classes. Tech is a university with one of the most prideful student body, who won't miss screaming the Matador song at all of the football games. WRECK EM' TECH!
I love Texas Tech University. Ever since I was younger, I knew this was the school I would earn my degree from. I am majoring in Landscape Architecture and at first my plan was to transfer over to Architecture after one semester but I absolutely loved the program that I decided to stay and pursue Landscape Architecture. One of the reasons that my career path was influenced was the professors. They are absolutely amazing and I have learned a lot in the two and a half short years i have been there. The campus is pretty big but once you get familiarized with the buildings and the bus routes is pretty easy. Almost everyday day you see clubs, sororities/fraternities, TTU events out by our speech area promoting their clubs and wanting to recruit other people. I would like to see more greenery and I am not just saying that because I am a Landscape Major. Overall I love this university. The academics are great, it has great traditions and who doesn't want to be a red raider!