Tech is a good school if you want a semi-big atmosphere with alot to do. We aren't hard core fans like the Aggies, but everyo...
Tech is a good school if you want a semi-big atmosphere with alot to do. We aren't hard core fans like the Aggies, but everyone wears Black and Red and is proud. We have a great campus with great food, and the weather is usually pretty nice. It's one place in Texas where you get all seasons. There is a big mix of people here and Lubbock is alot bigger than most people think. It has the most restaurants and most churches per capita in the southwest, and Texas Tech is the biggest campus in the nation, believe it or not.
There is alot of diversity in the student body. Everyone can find a place to fit in. There is always something on campus that you can find to do, and people are really friendly. I was blown away with how many people said hello to me when i first moved into the dorms.
I don't think so, I'm not a heavy drinker and I definitely don't have STD's. I didn't want to go To A&M or UT, I chose Tech because of the school spirit and it has a great Interior Design school. It's a beautiful campus and the wind doesn't always blow. It only smells like cows when a front comes in. And yes, our fans can get bad, but it's not everyone, and not everyone participates in it.
The professors are actually great. Most schools complain about not being able to understand their professors, especially in the engineering department. I have alot of friends that have no trouble with that. Most professors will work with you and the class sizes are pretty small once you get into your major.
Tech sports are the best, of course. The whole town is black and red on game days, and everyone has their guns up.
Drunks, STD filled, People that couldn't get into A&M or Texas, bad fans.
I love Tech's campus it is beautiful I havent seen a college campus yet that could beat it. There are a lot of people who go ...
I love Tech's campus it is beautiful I havent seen a college campus yet that could beat it. There are a lot of people who go to Tech but I feel its appropriate amount of people. There is an amazing night life here in Lubbock the clubs and parties rock. The students are very school spirited on game days its crazy fun. Latest controversy would probably be the Vick Em' shirts that came out during 07' football season. Whenever I say I go to Texas Tech people are ether impressed or they make a comment about how they were cheated out of a win in a football game. Living in the dorms are amazing and some of my favorite memories are from there.
If you ever decide to go to Tech be aware all aggies and sooners alike will instantly not like you forever, no lie. Football is king at Texas Tech we take it seriously and we have an awesome program.
No they are not, okay a lot of people do party but thats at every college. Um raider rash is applied to the High School students in Lubbock not the college students. Everybody cannot get accepted in Tech. We are a very spirited school other schools are turned off because we are very passionate about sports especially football.
Basically some of the sterotypes I have heard are were classless in sporting games, we drink all the time, we all have raider rash, anybody can get accepted into Tech, all we do is party.
Texas Tech is a really large school and is still looking to grow. When I tell people I go to Tech I always get Raider Rash co...
Texas Tech is a really large school and is still looking to grow. When I tell people I go to Tech I always get Raider Rash comments, or comments on the architecture progam. When I'm on campus I'm usually in my dorm or in one of the places to eat. The town of Lubbock can be pretty sketch, especially the WalMart at night time, I'd suggest going in groups. The most recent controversy was when that boy made "Vick Em'" shirts, that was a HUGE deal on campus. The football games are AWESOME. We break the benches and that's always cool to see. One experience I'll always remember is when I accidentally purchased a Fraternity Brother at the Miss Greek Competition. Luckily, the money went to charity.
Most students are from Texas. It is a very conservative student body. Dressing to class can be compared to the look one has from rolling out of bed. Hair is in a huge messy bun or ponytail and shorts, sperrys or uggs, and a large tshirt. Boys in frats dress in brightly colored polos and khaki shorts. other boys tend to wear cowboy boots.
The city itself can be kinda gross. Get ready for dust storms and high wind. Don't wear lipgloss because dust will stick to your mouth and its disgusting. The campus is really pretty though especially in the spring and summer months. If you are looking into architecture, this is the best place to go, it's intense, but really worth it.
Some. Greek life is HUGE here. Most people are cowboys... if not, like 99% of people love country music and thats the only bands that come here. OK, about this Raider Rash. It is not true. Lubbock County as a whole has the highest STD rate, but you have to realize, there are like 3 or 4 highschools plus 3 colleges. So, it is not just Texas Tech that contributes to the STD count.
Your just a face to most professors. They really don't know who you are, at least in freshman level courses. Most people just sit back and take notes in class, teachers tend to lecture lecture lecture test and then repeat. Once you get higher in your studies and more specific class sizes get small though, and you really learn more hands on information that is relevant to your career.
Greek life is key at Tech. There are so many to join that you're bound to find the one you fit in the best. That is where I met my closest friends. Most people here are greek. Football games are extreemly fun and exciting. Everyone goes and there is a tailgate before! We are a huge fan base for the football team and have different cheers for EVERYTHING. It is so exciting and everyone always makes friends with who they are sitting by. Before every home game streamers in red and black are put all over campus and our statue is completely wrapped. It is a party school, never a dull moment on the weekends.
Everyone's Greek. Everyones a Cowboy. Two Words: Raider Rash.
I absolutely love it at Tech. I hated it when I went to orientation. But after I met a bunch of amazing people, I began to se...
I absolutely love it at Tech. I hated it when I went to orientation. But after I met a bunch of amazing people, I began to see myself here for the rest of my college career. Of course you'll going to meet those people that you just don't get along with. But that shouldn't ever discourage you from giving a great college like Texas Tech a chance. The campus is beautiful and full of student art around the campus. The spring is the best because there are red and yellow tulips all around campus and they are absolutely gorgeous. The best thing about the fall is football season. The school spirit and all the traditions are astonishing. In the summer there are endless pool parties. There is usually never a cloud in the sky. It's beautiful. The best thing about the winter is the beautiful snow. Most of the time if you go to a class while it's snowing outside, you'll get in-class points or extra credit. The city of Lubbock isn't all that great, but the people are very nice. Sometimes at night the whle city smells like cow poo, so don't think it was your friends. If you come from a big city you're probably used to hearing honking while driving. The people in Lubbock hardly know what a car horn is. But nevertheless, you'll always see a smile on their faces.
I've seen a very diverse amount of people on the Texas Tech campus. So I'm pretty sure any person would love Tech. Different types of students interact each day, not only in class but outside of class also. I have met a lot of students that are very politically aware.
Wreck 'Em Tech!!!
Most of them. Most people try to put themselves in the stereotypes.
All of my professors know my name because I make it a point to talk with all of my professors. My favorite classes have been anatomy, psychology, and introduction to exercise and sport science. I love the people in my department. They are all more than willing to help students. I love how almost all the majors in the exercise and sport science field require volunteering. I believe it's so important to have experience before you go into any job.
There is something for every type of person at Texas Tech. I'm still suprised to find out about organizations that I haven't heard of yet. I always see rooms with the doors open in dorms. It's a great way to meet people because when you're door is open you get compliments and start talking from there. All of my closest friends live on my floor in my dorm. I wouldn't change who my friends are for the world.
All the guys are rednecks and all the girls spend daddy's money on clothes and tanning. And all everyone does is drink beer and play football.
Tech is an amazing school. I don't think there's a single one of my friends at Tech that, if possible, would go back to seni...
Tech is an amazing school. I don't think there's a single one of my friends at Tech that, if possible, would go back to senior year in high school and change their choice of university. We have a beautiful campus, and it's continuously being added on to or upgraded. If I could change one thing, it would be the amount of school pride among Tech students. We always have good attendance at sporting events, but I wish it would be GREAT attendance. Speaking of, I love the size of our school. It's big enough to meet someone new everyday, but it's small enough to where your professors know your name (if you take the time to introduce yourself). It's also one of the biggest consecutive campuses, so you're able to walk to all our classes (hence the "consecutive" part) but large enough to get you a little exercise (hence the "big" part). It's also a ton of fun, because Lubbock is definitely a college town. The town is very happy to have Tech a part of it, and the town gets just as involved with football tailgating and school events as the students. Some people (that obviously don't go to Tech) complain that "Tech is in the middle of nowhere." But more than likely, those people go to SMU or TCU and their student population spends every weekend driving to "the middle of nowhere" to hang out with us. Our student body generally spends most weekends here, because for such a "small town in the middle of nowhere" we have a LOT going on.
The student body at Texas Tech is pretty diverse. There are a lot of different social groups, and most of them get along extremely well. I have noticed that there aren't as many minorities (specifically African Americans) on our campus. We are known to have a pretty conservative campus, and the majority are Republicans. We do, however, have a "Tech Democrats" club, and they're very active on campus, as well. We have a lot of students from Dallas (Highland Park, Lake Highlands, Plano), Houston (Memorial, The Woodlands), and San Antonio (Alamo Heights). We also have a lot of small towners - Abilene, Brownwood, Midland/Odessa, Sweetwater, Victoria. Many of the students are wealthy through oil or just family money.
I would say our "country-ness" is probably pretty close to any other Texas school. We may, however, beat them in the roughneck, bad sportsmanship part. I have seen many a fight started by a boot wearing boy in a red and black, Tech t-shirt. But we definitely have beautiful girls and more money than people know what to do with...and yes that money is spread between hippies, frats, artists, and non-frat people.
Like I said above, professors at Tech are very likely to know your name if you take the time to actually remember theirs. By taking a couple minutes the first days of class to introduce yourself, most professors will go out of their way to remember it and remember you. My favorite class throughout college was probably Professor Brad Carlson's Marketing Promotions class or one of Dr. Till's (Tillman Wagner) classes. Dr. Till is from Germany and has a hilarious accent....not to mention his humor is hilarious, too. Students generally study a good deal at Tech and especially if it's finals. It's almost sad how much of a social scene the library is. Class participation is also pretty common. It (understandably) get even more common the older you get. You start looking at your GPA and realizing that the classes you actually attending you got A's in...and the one's you didn't...you somehow got C's. The amount of intellect through Tech's student body is also often underestimated. Alot of extremely smart people come to Tech, because their parents, siblings, or friends did or on their own accord. And because of that, there is a lot of intellectual conversation in and out of the classroom. I'm in the business school (Rawl's College of Business) and it's highly competitive. I'm not sure what the minimum GPA is to get into the college, but I know it's not very low. It also has, what I believe, to be some of the most fun, and funniest professors on campus.
Greek life at Tech is very big. A large portion of the school is involved in a greek fraternity or sorority, and it's not very unlikely to be asked, "Hi, I'm so-and-so. What's your name? Are you in a sorority/fraternity?" I'm a TriDelt, and I'm not as involved as I was as a freshman, but I'm extremely glad I chose to join. As a freshman, it was an easy way to get involved in something and start building friendships. I currently live with two other TriDelts, and I have lived with only TriDelts since I've attended college. Don't let me fool you about the social life, in general. I'm pretty sure any student, greek or not, will say that there is plenty to do at Tech. We have a street called Broadway that has about five really popular bars on it. There's also the art district which is called The Depot. It has a ton of really popular bars, as well.
We have a reputation for being "country." Not strictly cowboy hat wearing, straw-chewing "country", but roughneck, fighting "country." We're also known for not having much class (hence, us putting cuss words in our own fight song). We are also known for having bad sportsmanship at sporting events. But then again, we're known for having a wealthy student population (west Texas oil) and good looking girls (something in the Texas water). We are also known to be pretty diverse - hippies, frat boys and girls, artsies, and "GDI's."
One of the best things about tech is that its just such a beautiful campus. The buildings are really pretty and its a great p...
One of the best things about tech is that its just such a beautiful campus. The buildings are really pretty and its a great place to take pictures if you ever needed any with a old fashion style. The only thing id change is that since it is such a big campus we really need more buses to help get people to class faster. Other than that it is a nice size. Usually people are pretty interested when i tell them i go to texas tech, especially older people because when they were in college tech was known as a huge party school so they want to know what parties are like now and how the teachers are. well truth is, tech likes to party. there is rarely a weekend that there isnt a party going on but for most people its not a problem with school work and staying focuses. most people learn fast they dont want to be in college for 7 years so they dont get too out of control. it is a college town i mean there isnt much else in lubbock but tech, thats what attracts people. you cant beat everyone in town going to a football game on saturday or it being the highlight of every news channel. sometimes you forget its an actual town and there are high schools and elementaries! Techs administration is pretty good though ive never had a problem with getting in contact with someone if i ever had a question about classes or grades. they are really helpful and really do want to know your opinion about the professors they hire. there is definitely a lot of school pride, you dont want to drive through lubbock with a longhorn sign or aggie tshirt on because you will get thrown out of lubbock! even the tech alumni that still live here whether they are 30 or 80 will get onto people wearing anything other than tech. its pretty awesome! so far my experiences at tech have been great. its a lot of fun and people live for football and basketball season around here! there are a lot of good organizations and programs here to fit just about everyones interests, rarely have i ever hearrd anyone complain about anything to do with tech, except the police that think they are the toughest people around, but other than that its a great college!
I dont think any student could feel out of place here. When i first moved up to tech i seriously didnt know anyone. i hung out in my dorm for the first week by myself getting organzied for school to start. once i started gettin out of the dorm i found it didnt take me long at all to meet people. there are a million places to go on campus so once u find a place you like to be you meet people there and usually yall will have the same interests and there you go, your group starts forming. im pretty athletic so i would go to the student rec a lot and meet a lot of athletes and now my close group of friends are people who play football, volleyball, soccer, and basketball for tech. there are million people here to meet and from all over the globe. ive met people from africe, europe, austraila, fiji, spain, and china. its a great place to meet people and its good to learn about diverse groups of people. usually students will wear just jeans and a sweater to class depending on the weather. a lot of girls like to wear the athletic shorts with ugg boots and a northface sweater. its an interesting style choice to me but no exactly my own. you usually dont see people dressed up unless they have a presentation due or they are seniors and making important speeches.
Definitely not! Tech is one of the hardest schools to get into now and everyone i know is pretty clean.
Most professors will know who you are even if they cant remember your exact name but they usually have like 200 students so its not their fault. it depends on how big your class is. my favorite classes are those where the teacher can relate to the students, not jus relate the information to them, but that can understand if its -20 degrees outside snowing/raining and flooding that people arent really gonna want to go to class. some teachers still expect you to come but others will email you and cancel class. my least favorite classes are those when the teacher thinks that theirs is the only class ur taking and assigns 4 hours of homework a night! a lot of students like to go to the library and study or sit in the student union and read of notes and stuff while they eat. class participation is very common there will always be time to ask questions and give feedback in class. i personally dont spend time with my professors outside of the classroom but im a shy person but i do know a lot of people that will email and talk to their professors before and after class and have their phone numbers in case they have a question. most professors enjoy when students show a good amount of interst in their class and usually you can talk your way into a higher grade!
The most popular event on campus other than Texas Tech athletics, would be intermural sports. Since there a lot more people that arent in actual atheltics, that makes so much more people doing intermurals. They go year round and there are like 30 different type of sports available. People really love their intermurals and thats all they talk about in class is if people were at the final basketball game or they are starting up a softball team. Its so easy to meet people to date and sometimes you can have a problem of having too many people to date. but its fun your in college your supposed to date different people and see what you really want in a relationship. i meet all of my best friends by dating other people and they introduce you to a whole new group of people. you never know who will turn out to be the right person for you until you meet as many people as you can. same goes for the friends you choose. Usually if i am awake at 2 am on a tuesday im probably just laying in bed watching tv or eating whataburger with some friends while we are on facebook looking at people. Every year there is a red and black game which is an exciting time because it means football season is around the corner. There are the most parties and events going on in the fall. New people at tech and football season and something about starting a new year makes everyone want to party more! for some the weekend starts wednesday night cause thats when the clubs open up and it goes through to saturday night. if the weather is still warm there are amazing pool parties thrown by the university apartments and thats where you party saturday and sunday afternoons. i think fraternities and sororities are losing their cool points. more and more people dont really care about them and its not really impressive to anyone that i know. its just a title and i can write greek letters on my shirts too but that would just cost me more money and probably ruin my shirt. its not a big deal and if your not in one nobody thinks your a loser, it actually makes you look more independent and mature. However if your not into the partying scene there is still a lot to do. there are arena football games and if ur not a sports person the university is always playing free movies and having concerts and plays and a lot more stuff for a saturday night. people also love to go to movies and go mudding after it rains and fishing on the weekend is not too far if you enjoy doing outdoors stuff.
that Tech is an easy school to get into and that the students here are dumb and theres a problem with STDs
Texas Tech is definitely a college town. The only thing I would change is making Lubbock closer to home. Other than that I wo...
Texas Tech is definitely a college town. The only thing I would change is making Lubbock closer to home. Other than that I wouldn't ever wish I had chosen any other school.
No, I think TTU students have a lot of school spirit and the way they express it is sometimes taken too far. As far as Lubbock goes, Texas Tech is the center of the city. There are so many students here that absolutely love the campus and the small town life. It definitely creates an atmosphere that almost makes you grow closer with the entire student body.
Athletic events are very popular at Texas Tech. Football season is a huge deal and everyone loves watching the games.
I have heard the stereotype that Texas Tech students have bad sportsmanship when it comes to football games. People also like to talk about how terrible Lubbock is because it's dusty and in the middle of nowhere.
Tech is place where people are proud of their school. Everyone at Tech cheers for the school, and feels the pain when someth...
Tech is place where people are proud of their school. Everyone at Tech cheers for the school, and feels the pain when something not so amazing happens at our school. The big thing about Tech is that students actually connect with each other, professors, and other staff member at the university.
I wish Tech had a more diverse student body. Most students here are white. Although we are growing in terms of racial diversity, a lot moe needs to be done. Also, there shoudl be more economic and social diversity.
I love Tech and am so grateful for my four years at this university.
Although you can find cowboys,there are also non-cowboys. People do enjoy going out and drinking Tech students work just as hard as they play.
Tech has surprised me in how academically rigorous the classes are. My professors have always challenged me as well as offering a helping hand at the same time. I even talk about class matieral after lectures with my friends.
There is always a part at Tech, unless there is a game going on, and even then. Students at Tech seem to also enjoy going to Lubbock's Depot District or to Broadway St. to enjoy the bar and club scene.
Soem people think that Texa Tech students are a bunch of cowboys and party animals.
Everything... the school spirit on Saturdays that really start on Thursdays... the atmosphere of walking through one of the b...
Everything... the school spirit on Saturdays that really start on Thursdays... the atmosphere of walking through one of the biggest campuses in the Nation is pretty incredible.... Beating A&M every year....The Horse running down the side-line of the football field.... The Guns going off....The people
Most people at Tech are either from Houston or Dallas... there are different kinds of groups here but there is something for everybody if you cant find something you like then start your own... Tech is really cool about new organizations and stuff and they like diversity...
I've only been at Tech for two years and I have already experienced so much... it's insane how much I have been blessed to be at this school... I love it and I can't see my self anywhere else but here... there is nothing else like thorwing up the Guns before a Big Game or whenever...
No way!! First of all Austin is just wierd And Aggies are Aggies which nobody really knows what that is and Tech Beats them all the time....
Class is class no matter where you are... the cool thing about Tech is that it is a big enough school where you can meet a bunch a people and have the Big School atmosphere yet at the same time it isn't huge where you have at least a hundred students per class... Some proffessors are really cool and others aren't that is why somebody invented Pick-A-Proff a really good investment....
Tech has a lot of organizations most of the people here are either in a Greek fraternity/sorority or a Christian one... it seems like there is a group or club for everything here but the majors ones are the Fraternities and Sororities... Intramurals are HUGE here at Tech especially Flag Football.... and there is intramurals for everything... we even have intertube waterpolo... Athletics are a Religion here at Tech... we are in the BIG 12 conference so there are big games all of the time...
That we are UT's and A&M rejects
People react indifferent when I tell them I go to Tech. Unfortunately, they dont seem too impressed. I think it is just a g...
People react indifferent when I tell them I go to Tech. Unfortunately, they dont seem too impressed. I think it is just a growing school and doesnt have the reputation it deserves yet.
The student body is fine, a great balance of all sorts of people. I am glad that there have not been any major incidents or tragedies here.
I seriously think that Cindy Mo should be evaluated or something because I really dont think she communicates well enough.
We definitely have a strong education system, it is plenty challenging. I think that other schools say that just because they are trying to put us down. However, the other 2 are completely accurate.
There is a teacher named Cindy Mo who teaches my Eco class that is terrible at speaking English. I am trying so hard to understand what she is saying that I never grasp the concepts she is trying to convey. She is very nice and obviously understands the material well but there is just a HUGH communication issue. I just dont think she is an effective teacher and I think it is unfair for me to be paying so much for a class that cant be taught effectively.
They offer a wide variety of things to do and participate in. The biggest problem is just finding out about them.
That we do not have smart people and that its not challenging. Also, that there are alot of STDs and we have a very roudy audience during sporting events.
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