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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.
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.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Texas Tech University.
397 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.
268 Students rated off-campus housing 4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
420 Students rated campus food 3.9 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.
429 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.
427 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.
429 Students rated school activities 4.3 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.
432 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.
429 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.
268 Students rated Texas Tech University
Texas Tech University is one of the largest campuses in Texas being 1,000 acres and it doesn't disappoint. There are so many sitting areas to study, beautiful scenery to see, and plenty of people to make friends with. It can be hard to make friends on a big campus like TTU but trust when I say you meet all the right people at the right time. I love it so far.
Texas Tech is an amazing school with lots of diversity. As a second year student there I feel more included, educated, and motivated than I did in high school. All of the activities and clubs around Tech are amazing. You will not have to worry about not socializing because luckily is Texans are very welcoming!
When I first got to Tech, I was very afraid of making friends, and finding a place for me. A lot of what you hear and see about Lubbock is derisive and sarcastic: "It looks its best when it's in your rearview mirror." or bumper stickers that read "I'm happy! Just left Lubbock." This, combined with common notions of there being "nothing to do" at Tech or the surrounding area made me unsure if I even wanted to go anymore. Especially being deeper in the South, I thought there may not be a space for minority groups necessarily, or inclusive groups that made efforts to help people feel welcome on campus. After having actually been on campus for about a week though, and just starting classes, I can gratefully say my fears were unfounded. I recently met a professor with a name as long as mine, who will be teaching my freshman engineering class, who seems nice and jokes around in a fun way. There are societies/groups for black engineers, and African students specifically, for all people. The food is not as bad as people say, the campus is pretty walkable, and it's easy to make friends if you join organizations to help you connect better. Tech can be whatever you make it, and you can't let the negativity of others become your own, and stop you from making a choice that could change your life for the better.
I believe Texas Tech to be a great university, with many drawbacks. Although I think the university is able to provide you with a lot of opportunities not only during your time there and after. I feel as though, the university lacks diversity. As an Asian American, I find myself feeling very isolated while at university. It's hard to find really any people of color, Asian especially.
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 _____.
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.
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."
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.
The best thing about my school is its IFC and Panhellenic Greek system, specifically the Chi Omegas!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Texas Tech is a tough, spirited school where people care for others and work together.
Groups that are popular on campus is greek life, student government and any intramural sports. There is a place for everyone at Texas Tech
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
football, social scene.
Texas Tech's Chemistry department makes Chemistry much harder than it needs to be, and the engineering buildings are run down.
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.
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
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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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.
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