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  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
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
Broadway and University Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79409
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big 12 Conference
From Texas Tech University

As a public research university, Texas Tech advances knowledge through innovative and creative teaching, research and scholarship. The university is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce. The university is committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation and world

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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
71%
SAT Range
1070-1240
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$15,531/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,454/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
78%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
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.318 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.317 responses

Majors

College of Human Sciences

The College of Human Sciences provides multidisciplinary education, research, and service focused on individuals, families, and their environments to improve and enhance the human condition. When they graduate, our students are making an impact as educators, health care professionals, financial planners, hospitality managers, fashion merchandisers, designers, counselors, and nutritionists.

Online

Online Programs Offered
9
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
9
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    45%
  • On Campus
    48%
  • Online
    6%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
27,648Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,309
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 217 responses
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  • Mainly white but you can still find diversity
    32%
  • Caucasian Texas resident
    23%
  • Very diverse, there isn't a typical student.
    22%
  • White, but honestly there is a lot of diversity.
    12%
  • A individual in school to get a higher education!
    7%
  • Mainly white, some diversity, increasing diversity
    2%
  • Outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.367 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.456 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 247 responses
Report
  • College town (friendly)
    25%
  • People are here for school, but also to party.
    19%
  • Amazing
    13%
  • Hard-working
    11%
  • Very supportive and accomodating
    10%
  • If you are an engineering major Study Hard!!
    9%
  • Do what you have to do to get by.
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $51,400/ 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

    Texas Tech University Reviews

    4,801 reviews
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    Arriving at Texas Tech was intimidating at first but the campus was absolutely beautiful. After attending just my first semester, I knew I picked the right school. The classes and professors were great, and there are so many resources available to every single student. The library was my favorite place to study in as they had tons of private rooms you could reserve. Not only that, but attending all the sport events was my favorite! It was all such a great college experience and I know if you step foot on campus you’ll immediately see what it’s all about.
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    I had the best experience at Texas Tech. The campus is absolutely gorgeous! Student organizations were everywhere and all the people I encountered were so nice! I went to Tech not knowing ANYONE and I met my lifelong best friends there. Not to mention that the academics Tech has are awesome. The professors truly care about their students, and the academic advisors were fantastic with helping answer any questions, as well as finding scholarship opportunities for us. Lubbock, Texas is a cute town and it will forever be a favorite place of mine to visit. I promise you won't regret it, Guns up & Wreck'em!
    My overall experience with Texas Tech so far has been a wonderful experience. I feel as if the professors generally teach very well, even the grad students who teach classes. The campus food overall is not that bad and is worth giving a chance. What I like the most is all of the resources we can use on campus. For example, if we cannot make it to the library, there are always study rooms in the dorm halls. Also, the library itself has an incredible amount of resources. There are so many computers, seating, and study areas, I can barely keep track of how many there are. Also, the student life is one of the best I have ever seen. Everyone really comes together nicely, especially on any kind of game day. Overall, Texas Tech University is one of the best!