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

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
1030-1220
ACT Range
23-27
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$15,005/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,466/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,026/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,460/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,367/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,046/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
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.279 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.278 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
26,121Undergrads
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 183 responses
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  • Mainly white but you can still find diversity
    34%
  • Caucasian Texas resident
    26%
  • Very diverse, there isn't a typical student.
    21%
  • White, but honestly there is a lot of diversity.
    9%
  • 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
47%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.328 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.417 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 208 responses
Report
  • College town (friendly)
    22%
  • People are here for school, but also to party.
    18%
  • Amazing
    15%
  • Hard-working
    12%
  • 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
$46,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.201 responses
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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 !
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Texas Tech is a great, secure, and friendly place to attend college. The teachers have a passion to witnessing their students succeed. Also, the resources are excellent around the campus. For example, if i need help writing a paper, the University Writing Center is there to assist me and the faculty dedicate their time to assist me in writing a great paper for class. I do not want to see nothing change, I have taken advantage of my resources, my professors are excellent teachers and I am so excited to be a part of their class this semester!
Texas Tech is a great school in many ways, but also has a few things that might not be for some people. First, Texas Tech is a very large campus, this means lots of auditorium style classes, less one on one teaching. Your professor may have 100s of students in just one class. On another hand, if you love having lots of options for student groups or events this is a great thing. Second, this is a university so there's a wide variety of degree options, and they require you to meet with an academic advisor before making your schedule. This is a good thing, because you'll always know what track your on, whether it's a good track or a bad one!