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Texas Tech University Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
B-
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Undergrads in College Housing
24%
Average Housing Costs
$9,081/ year
Poll
55%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.248 responses
Poll
62%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.437 responses

Food

Campus Food
B+
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$3,995/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 785 responses
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  • The market
    20%
  • The Commons
    20%
  • The SUB
    15%
  • Chic-fil-a
    14%
  • Sam's West
    11%
  • Go to Wal-Mart because campus food is expensive
    6%
  • A lot of places to choose from.
    5%
75%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.257 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
A-
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
A-
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 236 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    53%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    40%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    7%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    0%

Safety

Safety
C+
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
80%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.284 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 171 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    35%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    47%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    13%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    6%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 222 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    30%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    48%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    17%
  • Not very visible.
    5%
  • We have campus police?
    1%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 422 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    24%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    69%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    6%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    1%
Men's Varsity Sports
Tennis, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, All Track Combined, Football
Women's Varsity Sports
Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, Soccer, All Track Combined

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society, Television Station, Yearbook
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Opera, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 443 responses
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  • Tortilla Tossing
    17%
  • Guns Up
    17%
  • Carol of Lights
    17%
  • The Goin' Band from Raiderland
    13%
  • Football games and tailgates are the best
    12%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Will Rodgers statue wrapped
    5%

Party Scene

Party Scene
A
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 245 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    9%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    51%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    20%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    6%
  • Parties? What parties?
    15%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 155 responses
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  • Frat
    23%
  • I didn't go to parties
    17%
  • There is no one party/weekend that stands out
    15%
  • Home football weekends
    14%
  • Welcome Week
    9%
  • House parties
    8%
  • Krunkness
    6%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
6%
Women in Sororities
13%
47%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.333 responses
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