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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 12 Conference
Address
Broadway and University Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79409
Website
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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

Acceptance Rate
63%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
1020-1200
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$15,235/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,410/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,333/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,875/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,969/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,886/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
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.289 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.288 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
26,627Undergrads
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 193 responses
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  • Mainly white but you can still find diversity
    33%
  • Caucasian Texas resident
    25%
  • Very diverse, there isn't a typical student.
    21%
  • White, but honestly there is a lot of diversity.
    10%
  • A individual in school to get a higher education!
    7%
  • Mainly white, some diversity, increasing diversity
    2%
  • White, male
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.338 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.427 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 218 responses
Report
  • College town (friendly)
    22%
  • People are here for school, but also to party.
    17%
  • Amazing
    14%
  • Hard-working
    11%
  • 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
$49,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
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 University is a fantastic place to go to school. The school is vibrant, the students are largely enthusiastic, both the locals and more experienced students alike are welcoming, and most importantly, it isn't the most expensive option. With a police response time beneath a minute thanks to their blue light system set up all around campus, the massive number of resources available to the average student (including a free use 3D printer in the library!), and food that's relatively cheap with a massive student discount available, living and schooling at Texas Tech is a phenomenal experience that I would recommend to anyone looking to go to school in Texas.

So long as you don't mind the 8 hour trip to get to anywhere noteworthy, that is!
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As a current freshman I have had a great experience at Texas Tech University! The Professors are available to help you with any of your concerns or questions. Advisors are kind and provide quality assistance. The students are friendly and are willing to help you in times of confusion or stress. The culture and athletic scene on campus is very exciting, which has made me feel more connected to the university. Texas Texas University displays a beautiful campus with many things that appeal to the students and staff, as well as visitors! Also, employment on campus runs smooth, staff members are helpful and work around student schedules !
While I have have for the most part enjoyed Texas Tech, I have also had some very annoying experiences since being at Texas Tech. I have really liked most of my professors, but I have had some that were inconsistent graders and some of my professors are very hard to understand. I have loved how all of my professors are very easy to work with, with me being gone for Meats Judging. Also, I have loved all the school activities! I have disliked how I have had a hard time with scheduling, my adviser, and also the financial aid office. One of the things that I have found as the most annoying thing is the parking department. They have written me tickets because I do not have a licence plate on my front bumper of my truck (even though I do not need one, because of my states requirements).