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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  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-
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.
About Texas Tech University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big 12 Conference
Address
Broadway and University Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79409
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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
69%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
1070-1240
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$15,820/ 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
$6,632/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
76%

Academics

Professors
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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
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.303 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.302 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
27,318Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,419
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 207 responses
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  • Mainly white but you can still find diversity
    32%
  • Caucasian Texas resident
    24%
  • Very diverse, there isn't a typical student.
    21%
  • White, but honestly there is a lot of diversity.
    11%
  • A individual in school to get a higher education!
    7%
  • Mainly white, some diversity, increasing diversity
    2%
  • Diverse
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.352 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.441 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 232 responses
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  • College town (friendly)
    24%
  • People are here for school, but also to party.
    17%
  • 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.
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
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 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.
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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!