Lubbock, TX
Texas Tech University


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Andrew
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are a widely diverse group of people.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are a widely diverse group of people.

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

I would say to do your research. The problem with most students is they think they want to go to a big university, and when they get there they get overwhelmed and freak out. Try a Junior College for the first two years to get your basics out of the way. You'll save money in the long run, and have small class sizes, and helpful professors. That way you can figure out what you want to do, and not wast money or credits doing it. But, if that options is not available, pick a school that has social groups that you can get involved with. Join organizations or make study groups to get to know people. That way when you have to pick classes you'll know what professors to avoid, or which class you should take when you have to make a choice between the two. It's just better to have a support network when you get stressed out. But, I think that the one thing you need to remember, is that college is a life experience. It can be a good one or a bad one, it's just up to you.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is that there is something for everyone. The reason that this is the best is because you want to go to school that has a place for you, and at Texas Tech, there is that place. We have a huge Greek system for the popular people, a big intermural section for the athletes, plenty of campus organizations everywhere from fencing and rock climbing to book club and poetry. The reason Texas Tech is the best is because we are widely open to everyone.

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

Student - Choose a school you want to go to. Doing this will make your experience more rewarding and enjoyable. Make sure y...

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

Student - Choose a school you want to go to. Doing this will make your experience more rewarding and enjoyable. Make sure your studies will help you in the future and that it isn't just a degree, but a plan for your future. Really think about what you want to do in life and what is the best way to achieve this, then make your decision. Parent - The the studend pick where they want to go and support them even if you don't fully agree. Remember it is their life not yours. It takes making mistakes and learning from them to grow up and mature.

What's unique about your campus?

The environment that surrounds the school. Everyone feels welcome and it is easy to get along with everyone, most of the time. I think having this aura here makes it very attracting to most. Also the acedemics here are taught to have relevance in the real world.

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

I think the retention rate is the worste thing about my school. The administration needs to pay more attention to what the students think and want than what some of the elitists want. They make the environment conducive to thier likes and not those of there clients (students) sometimes. This catering to the few can leave a sour taste in many others.

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

Know what you are looking for before choosing a college to attend. If you are not sure what you want to study stay more gener...

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

Know what you are looking for before choosing a college to attend. If you are not sure what you want to study stay more general and decide earlier on in your education. To keep from extending your education beyond the means of your finances.

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

I wish I had not changed my major after 2 years of school.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone who would like a quality education.

Crystal
Describe the students at your school.

They are focused, ready for most discussions and are usually willing to help me if I need it.

Describe the students at your school.

They are focused, ready for most discussions and are usually willing to help me if I need it.

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

Finding the right college is all about the how the school cares for academics and you as a person. Its been my experience to ask questions and always do what you think is best. Don't choose the school you think would be more fun than the rest choose the one that fits your dreams and aspirations. Most of all remember school is about business and getting good grades but it is also the best time of your life so enjoy while you can.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

That most scholarships are based on financial need just because my parents make some money does not mean that I can finance school easily.

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

Texas Tech University is unique, accommodating, spirited, new age but traditional, but most of all caring.

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

Texas Tech University is unique, accommodating, spirited, new age but traditional, but most of all caring.

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

Texas Tech is unique to me because of the size of the classrooms and how much the professors really do care about you. Most of my classes are confined to 30 students. This allows there to be more one on one critiques with your professor. It also allows you to develop a relationship with your professor, so if you need extra help or tutoring they would be willing to do so.

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

The one and only thing that I think matters when you are selecting a University is how comfortable you are going to be while attending. It doesn?t matter if you chose that particular University for the athletic scholarship, the academics, or simply just the campus and Greek life, if you are not comfortable you will not enjoy it. It is my personal opinion that if you are more involved you will increase your chances of having an amazing college experience. People always say that the friends you meet in college are those that you will have for the rest of your life. This is true, I have developed so many good friends that I will stay in touch with for the rest of my life. The only way to meet people though is to become involved. A lot of people forget about the academic side of college. Yes college is a good time to go out and have fun with your friends, but your main focus should be on academics. I think the largest problem young adults have when they get to college is their time management skills. And that is how to balance studying and going out.

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

If I were to give any advice to parents and students, I would say that each student should decide what school is right for th...

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

If I were to give any advice to parents and students, I would say that each student should decide what school is right for them based on mulitple characteristics that schools offer. Academics is not everything. Students need to know if they will respond well with other students there, as well as the community. They need to decided whether, financially, they can live on their own if they choose this school. Students need to get excited and parents need to stay open-minded of all of the options. Find the school that has your top interests as reputable majors. Mostly likely, you will change your major and you need to find a school that will enable you to do this in an efficient manner. In addition, I would recommend talking with various academic advisors at every school you are looking into. Your parents may not be there to help you make those tasking decisions and you need to know that your influences are productive.

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

I wish I would have researched more schools and got my finanacial situation more in order.

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

The worst thing would be the lack of communication between departments

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

When trying to determine the right college, the best advice I can give is that both parent and student participate in the sch...

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

When trying to determine the right college, the best advice I can give is that both parent and student participate in the school's University Day before applying. Many parents hear about the "better" colleges and immediately want their son or daughter to attend that school. If you apply to a school without previewing it, I firmly believe you are setting yourself up for a disastrous situation. Parents need to allow their child(ren) to determine where they best fit socially and academically in the school so that they can easily transition from highschool to college. When parents get too involved with the process, they are keeping their children from expressing themselves which is extremely detrimental. Trust that your son or daughter is making the right decision and support them. That is the best way parents can help their children.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about being a Red Raider is how diverse the campus is, yet everyone has so much in common. Majority of the campus is conservative and originally from Texas, but at the same time we each grow individually throughout different majors, classes, organizations, and extra curricular activities.

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

Before attending Texas Tech University, I wish I would have known more about getting involved on campus academically. There is an immense amount of diverse organizations so that every student can succeed and be involved.

Terry
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Texas Tech University police go on patrol to keep campus safe.

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

Texas Tech University police go on patrol to keep campus safe.

Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

Saddle Tramps talk about their tradition of wrapping the Will Rogers statue on campus before home football games

Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

Some sweet grills that Red Raider fans use for tailgating before Texas Tech football games.

Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

Texas Tech Red Raider fans show off their grills as they tailgate before a football game.

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

This is a cartoon for Texas Tech spoofing the polished, self-important commercials universities typically make.

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

This is a cartoon for Texas Tech spoofing the polished, self-important commercials universities typically make.

Anthony
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

One of the things that I think is unique about Texas Tech is the fact that you get the feeling of being at a big campus but a...

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

One of the things that I think is unique about Texas Tech is the fact that you get the feeling of being at a big campus but at the same time you get the feeling of being at a smaller school as well. Since Tech is somewhat of a younger sibling to UT and A&M, students do a good job of making the campus a fun and spirited environment.

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

Give yourself plenty of options and if you have a good feeling about the school, chances are your instincts are right.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who is outgoing and enjoys to be around other people. Texas Tech provides a lot of opportunities for students to interact with one another.

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

Go to a community college first for your basics. It's very common and unfortunate to come to college thinking you know what d...

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

Go to a community college first for your basics. It's very common and unfortunate to come to college thinking you know what direction you want your life to go in and then in the midst of it all become a different person, learn that you're not as gifted in a particular subject as you thought, or lose intrest and have to change majors mid way through. Be involved if you can, it's always a good thing to meet more people and make more friends, it helps you in the long run.

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

I wish there was more academic help in more concentrated courses. I would also like the town Texas Tech is in to have more to offer as far as a way to "get away" or for entertainment. Drinking, and drugs seems to be very common around here. It seems as though one has to be very thoughtful and creative in order to do something different, I suppose it makes some of us more interesting people.

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

What I like most about Texas Tech University, being in a small town, is that everyone begins to know everyone after a while so it is easier to become friends with more students, or students going to other colleges around the city. It creates a healthy diversity and overall acceptance of common differences.

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