Texas Tech is a highly rated public university located in Lubbock, Texas. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 27,318 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Texas Tech acceptance rate is 69%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 59% of students, Texas Tech alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,200.
Texas Tech University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.278 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.303 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.302 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.352 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.441 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.201 responses
Texas Tech University Reviews
Texas Tech is a great size school, being a mid-to-large-sized university but also has a bit of a smaller feel in that you know more people than expected with such a student population size. People in the city of Lubbock and at Tech are generally friendly. Tech for its size tries very hard to support its students and offers great student amenities all the time - you just have to take advantage! I'm not sure how the difficulty of Tech's academic programs compare to other programs, but while it is good some classes seem a waste of time due to extreme easiness or an abundance of busy work with no adequate learning. However, other classes can be very challenging so it really depends on the department's chosen approach and expectations for the course and the professor(s) teaching the course. Lubbock as a city is a good college town, however, I would not like to stay here past my graduation as it is quite spread out and less "happening" than I am used to being from the Houston area.
Texas Tech University over all is a very nice school. My biggest complaints with TTU are how much of the focus is around sports. The football culture at TTU is like a religious cult. It is frustrating how football games and tailgating events impede and endanger pedestrian traffic. As soon as I was able to move out of the dorms freshman year, I moved as far away from campus as possible just to ensure peace on game days. It is disgusting how many funds come through the school for sports facilities and coach salaries when other departments - engineering, architecture, etc. - have outdated buildings and equipment. Alumns need to give money to their department, not sports!
The best thing about TT is definitely the people. Professors and students. People who have helped me through a lot, and whom I’ve learnt so much with. I think the size is just right. Not so small that you aren't always meeting new people, but not so big that you feel lost in the crowd. Classes are very usefull and objective (if chosen right, of course...). Strongly recommend it!