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 $40,400.
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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.297 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.296 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.346 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.435 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.
I am an incoming Freshman and have been researching and visiting Texas Tech for the last year. Some of my high school classmate feel the Lubbock is to far removed, they don't want that middle of nowhere feeling. I beg to differ. I loved Lubbock! We checked out everything; malls, theaters restaurants ect and Lubbock has everything a college town should. The campus was beautiful with a vibrant campus life. As a student looking at a pre med track, I was attracted to Texas Tech due to their medical school. Especially if you are a Texas student, you need to take a look at Texas Tech, it may not be what you're expecting.
I did not know much about the University 1 year back, but I got to know about the website by Niche and it was pretty impressive. I got my admission in 3 days after I applied and the process was super easy. I visited it campus, and it was huge! I started liking the college the moment I stepped into it. My first year was pretty interesting. I love the University. There is something for everyone and no one is left out. The college is pretty White but is starting to get diversity. And there are a lot of opportunities to grow in life. Also the cost of living is less too!