About Texas Tech University

Founded in 1923, Texas Tech University. is a Public college. Located in Texas, which is a city setting in Texas, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 29,963 full time undergraduate students, and 6,588 full time graduate students.

The Texas Tech University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 1526 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Texas Tech University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate62%
Application Deadline
Application Fee75
SAT Range1020-1200
ACT Range22-27

Admissions at TTU are considered Selective, with ,221% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 20 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

87% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 56% were in the top quarter, and 21% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Texas Tech University.

3%
“We”re apathetic”
35%
“We know about current events and vote”
55%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
7%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
22%
“Sometimes, but not often”
55%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
20%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
4%
“I only go out in groups”
50%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
45%
“I feel extremely safe”
1%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
6%
“We bought the gear”
93%
“We live for the big game”
8%
“It”s not really our thing”
21%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
14%
“We”re a very artistic group”
5%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
61%
“They keep regular office hours”
29%
“They”re always available”
2%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
13%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
74%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
10%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
2%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
18%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
33%
“We only party on weekends”
47%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
8%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
56%
“There might be people who do”
31%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
5%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
3%
“We”re apathetic”
35%
“We know about current events and vote”
55%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
7%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
22%
“Sometimes, but not often”
55%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
20%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
4%
“I only go out in groups”
50%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
45%
“I feel extremely safe”
1%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
6%
“We bought the gear”
93%
“We live for the big game”
8%
“It”s not really our thing”
21%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
56%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
14%
“We”re a very artistic group”
5%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
61%
“They keep regular office hours”
29%
“They”re always available”
2%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
13%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
74%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
10%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
2%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
18%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
33%
“We only party on weekends”
47%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
8%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
56%
“There might be people who do”
31%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
5%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Texas Tech University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    397 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    268 Students rated off-campus housing 4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    420 Students rated campus food 3.9 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    429 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    427 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    429 Students rated school activities 4.3 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    432 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    429 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Texas Tech University?

259 Students rated Texas Tech University

Maurice - 06/07/2022

The university offers great academic classes. I really enjoy the extracurricular activities.

Jake - 10/30/2021

To keep things short, I would say overall Texas Tech is amazing for any incoming college student. You're not into partying? No problem, they're easily avoidable. Oh, you can't have fun without being on the brink of alcohol poisoning? Also no problem, ask anyone in the hallway on Friday night where the parties are and you'll have a blast! It's impossible to not find something to do on the second biggest university in the Lone Star State.

Olivia - 04/20/2021

Texas Tech is overall a great school. I love the diversity and the amount of nice people there are involved. I know many people who go to Tech and have been told they love it! My friends go and play volleyball with new people at the Tech volleyball courts and everyone is very polite and welcoming!

Nicholle - 11/03/2020

Texas Tech University has been very good to me. I am currently a senior, and I have enjoyed my time here very much. I've met wonderful friends, inspiring professors, and invested administrators. Texas Tech is a great place to go to school, and I am very fortunate to be part of the TTU community. Wreck 'em Tech!

Texas Tech University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Texas Tech University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Texas Tech University is 62%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    The advice I would give myself if I were in high school would be that time management and writing down deadlines/due dates are essential to success in college. Someone could be the smartest person in the world, but if they don't know when things are due or don't make time to get these things accomplished, they won't find any success in the college world or after college.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are eager to learn, well informed, and very interested in not only learning the course material but finding its application to both us as individuals and the "real world."

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  4. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Lubbock is a unique town all on it's own. The greek life is dominant must at this school. The campus is always clean and nice looking. During Christmas the campus is decorated and it is welcoming. The student's are always friendly everywhere all over campus and off campus. Lubbock is a great town to live in during college.

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is its IFC and Panhellenic Greek system, specifically the Chi Omegas!

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  6. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Lubbock is a college town. Every store and restaurant supports Tech because Tech supports those establishments. Without the students, this town would have a much smaller population. Because of this, there is an intense sense of camaraderie and school spirit. If you are interested in football, this is the place for you. Football drives the school. As a bonus, all students get into the football games(and every other sport, for that matter) for free! What other school does that? Overall, this school offers so many opportunities to the students, most of them free of charge. We have free access to the student gym, all of the sports activities, and free events on campus, from movie showings to comedy acts. It's great! Guns Up!

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  7. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about my school is its location. I legitimately don’t have a negative thing to say about Texas Tech as an institution other than its proximity to nothing but farmland once you drive out of the city limits of Lubbock. That said, Lubbock is truly a college town. The few hundred thousand locals support Tech’s students to the point that there is such a wonderful sense of community that although it is secluded, it really feels like home, although it might not be the big city that many students are accustomed to.

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  8. What are the academics like at your school?

    Some professors do know my name, usually in my smaller classes. My favorite class would have to be Ornithology. My least favorite would probably be Evolution. Ornithology is the study of birds and it was fascinating to see the behaviors and various ways of life that birds have. Many of my teachers will have student interactions in class which can provide a better understanding of difficult topics. You can find very competetive students here but also very helpful and generous students. Some of the more intelligent students are always willing to help others with uncertainties about their studies. I am satisfied with the requirements that I have had to fulfill while being at Tech. They have provided me with a better understanding and a more interesting outlook on issues that I will encounter in the future.

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I would have known how cold it got in the winters and how hard and cold the winds blow here! I also wish I would have known how much I would miss my family while living 9 hours from home. I still would've come but maybe I could've prepared myself a little bit more for it.

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  10. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Texas Tech is a tough, spirited school where people care for others and work together.

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  11. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Groups that are popular on campus is greek life, student government and any intramural sports. There is a place for everyone at Texas Tech

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Texas Tech University is probably best known for being a great party college, but they also have a great faculty, fiercely loyal students, and a great alumni system. They have multiple experts in many fields of study, and I have yet to find a professor who does not welcome questions from students in or out of class.

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  13. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    The stereotype of Lubbock in general is the STD capital of the US. Because I am abstinent, I wouldn't know about that first-hand, but I have witnessed the unfortunate effects of alcohol. People here do like to drink - a lot.

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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    A lot of people that don't go to Tech tend to assume that Texas Tech students have bad grades, STD's and a drinking problem.

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  15. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The type of person that shouold attend Texas Tech University should come from a honest hard working family with good values. They should be willing to work hard because it is up to them to succeed. Not only should they be well rounded but also have a sense of appreciation for the opportunity.

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  16. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    For some people, who prefer a closer connection between student and professor, this school might not be the best for them. The classrooms can sometimes be intimidating especially when there is a ratio of 400 students to one professor for one class. Some people work better in a more familiar setting with fewer people but Tech is set up like a buisness and it is easy to get lost in the crowd of fellow competitors.

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  17. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    football, social scene.

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  18. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Texas Tech's Chemistry department makes Chemistry much harder than it needs to be, and the engineering buildings are run down.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I think that students at Texas Tech are often stereotyped as frat guys or sorority girls, which tends to have a negative connotation among students that aren't involved in Greek life. There is a stigma surrounding students involved in Greek life that they are "paying for their friends" or that they are simply followers that dress and act a certain way to fit in, very much similar to the stereotypes surrounding high school students. However, this stereotype is not accurate. There are just as many students not involved with fraternities/sororities as there are involved, and the students affiliated with Greek life are just as diverse as the rest of the student body.

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  20. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    I never thought I would go to Tech. I tried and I tried to not like it and I was gonna prove to my mom that I didn't belong in a dust town, because she had it set that Tech was where I was supposed to go. I applied to other colleges, focused more on other colleges, and looked at tuition, and then therefore scholarships, grants, and loans. As it became more about quality of education and financial business, Tech was working it's way up to #1. Every couple weeks, I would receive an acceptance letter from a college saying I got in. I had always looked forward to that exciting moment where I get the acceptance letter from my dream college and I would freak out and run inside and tell my mom and we would celebrate and I would start planning the reality of my independence in a city I love! I never got that feeling with any letters I received. One night, my mom and I were in the kitchen cooking and baking together and the phone rang. I figured it was another dumb sales call, so I didn't bother paying any attention to it. Normally, nobody would pay attention to it, because it was so rare when a real live person would actually be on the other line. But for some reason, my mom picked up, said, "yes, hold on," and handed the phone to me. I said, "for me?!" I put the phone to my ear as I said, "hello?" A very nice sounding lady on the other side of the phone replied, "Hi Cassidy, this is Kelly from Texas Tech. I'm calling to inform you that you've been accepted to Texas Tech University. Congratulations!" OMG! Talk about chills down my spine and the exciting moment!!! I practically blew up on that phone with Kelly and she was my most favorite person in the entire world at that moment. I was sooo psyched, I couldn't stand it! I called a couple of my closest friends and informed them of the greatest news. I felt like all my hard work had paid off. It was a sign. I was supposed to go to Texas Tech. A lot of old family friends have gone to Tech and/or know people who have gone to Tech and from then on out, I heard nothing but great things about my future college. And I am so glad I chose to follow the path that was put before me. My mom has always told me, "if there are barriers or obstacles that make it more difficult than it should be, then it's not supposed to happen." This was pretty evident for me. And while money out of my pocket was not an option, as far as paying for college, I still qualified for loans, and I am LOVING AT TEXAS TECH!!!!! :D

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  21. Describe the dorms.

    There are many choices for dorm living. There are female-only, male-only, apartment-style, and floors designated to specific interests and majors. They are communal bathrooms (yuk!), but are kept very clean by the lovely custodial staff. The rooms have two built-in beds, a sink, two desks, two dressers, and two closets. It is cramped, so you get to know your roommate REALLY well.

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Student Body

Students

45%

female

55%

male

29,963

Total Undergrad Enrollment

6,588

Total Grad Students

6%

Out-Of-State

92%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

453

Student Organizations

28

Fraternities

17

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

22%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
6%
% Hispanic/Latino
24%
% White or Caucasian
59%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

75% of students attending Texas Tech University receive some sort of financial aid. 23% were awarded federal grants. While 41% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$18,220

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$9,081

Room and Board

28,501

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$11,410
$30 - $48K
$12,333
$48 - $75K
$15,875
$75 - $110K
$19,969
$110K & UP
$20,886

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