Texas Tech University Top Questions

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Derek

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.

Garrett

Tradition. Texas Tech is firmly rooted in its time-honored traditions. The alumni have upheld those traditions and current students are expected to respect those traditions. I feel that the traditions here are a huge catlyst in bolstering school spirit, and it is something that we take very much pride in. Because of these things, most enrolled students will easily tell you that they go to the best school in the nation. The true sense of what it means to have pride and courage is found in the traditions at Texas Tech University.

Gabrielle

It is best known for it's outstanding academics.

Kristyn

Alumni loyalty and school spirit. A school with oppurtunities, but a small town feel and closeness. A want and desire to improve and be better/stronger.

Jeremy

Texas Tech University is best known for its well rounded availability of degrees with high rates of strong graduate candidates in each respective field. Students from TTU are regarded as professional, well trained, and prepared for the degree field in which they graduated. TTU excels at getting students where they need to be and is known for providing large networks of support for students who need it.

Emily

Texas Tech has so many well-known programs and attributes, it is impossible to say what it is best known for. However, many would recognize the school spirit and loyalty of Texas Tech’s students. Go to any football game, rain or shine, and you are guaranteed to see and hear some of the most enthusiastic fans there have ever been. And don’t expect just to see it at football games; at any school event, you can count on rowdy, excited students to make everything more entertaining. Whether you’re naturally loud or more reserved, the enthusiasm is contagious!

Chelsea

Its school spirit and the alumnae support.

Elise

I'm not entirely sure what TTU is known for, but I do know that we have the second largest campus in the country; and it's a beautiful one at that.

Juanita

Texas tech is best known for being a large research institution, houses undergraduate law and medical schools.

Taylor

Every Christmas, we have the Carol of the Lights. This is where the entire student body collectively freezes to death in the cold as we flip the switch to the Christmas Lights. This is right before the semester is over and everyone is freaking out, so the reminder that Christmas is right around the corner is always comforting!

Jacqueline

A school is really only as strong as its traditions, and Texas Tech has some of the most unique and fun traditions I've ever seen a school have. Of course there's our hand signal "Guns up" and our slogan "wreck em'" that we say at sporting events and around campus, but Tech also has some unique traditions that you may not be so familiar with. One of my favorite traditions is Raider Gate...the biggest college sponsored party there is. Before selected home football games, Texas Tech SGA brings in live bands and encourages students to tail gate while those who are of age are allowed to drink four hours prior to heading over to the football game to cheer on the Red Raiders. It's so fun, and definitely something that not many colleges do. One of my other favorites is the Carol of Lights. In early December, to kick off the holiday season, Tech invites students and the local community to gather in memorial circle (the heart of campus) and watch as Tech lights 25,000 orange, white, and red Christmas lights on 13 of the main buildings. The Tech Choir sings Christmas carols, and it really gets everyone in the holiday spirit! My other favorite tradition is the masked rider. Texas Tech has an actual horse and rider that gallops across the football field at every home game and some baseball games. It's really awesome to see, and definitely a tradition thats unique to Tech. I've only listed a few, but there are so many other traditions that Tech has. Check them out at http://www.ttu.edu/traditions/ WRECK EM'!

Jacqueline

A school is really only as strong as its traditions, and Texas Tech has some of the most unique and fun traditions I've ever seen a school have. Of course there's our hand signal "Guns up" and our slogan "wreck em'" that we say at sporting events and around campus, but Tech also has some unique traditions that you may not be so familiar with. One of my favorite traditions is Raider Gate...the biggest college sponsored party there is. Before selected home football games, Texas Tech SGA brings in live bands and encourages students to tail gate while those who are of age are allowed to drink four hours prior to heading over to the football game to cheer on the Red Raiders. It's so fun, and definitely something that not many colleges do. One of my other favorites is the Carol of Lights. In early December, to kick off the holiday season, Tech invites students and the local community to gather in memorial circle (the heart of campus) and watch as Tech lights 25,000 orange, white, and red Christmas lights on 13 of the main buildings. The Tech Choir sings Christmas Carols, and it really gets everyone in the holiday spirit! My other favorite tradition is the masked rider. Texas Tech has an actual horse and rider that gallops across the football field at every home game and some baseball games. It's really awesome to see, and definitely a tradition thats unique to Tech. I've only listed a few, but there are so many other traditions that Tech has. Check them out at http://www.ttu.edu/traditions/ WRECK EM'!

Brandon

My school is best know for the spirit of Texas Tech students and alumni.

Rachel

Carol Of Lights is by far my most favorite tradition. You get to go around the university and look at all the pretty lights that the school has put up, plus, there's this massive tree in the middle of campus. It's just absolutely gorgeous. Oh, and you get to hang out with a bunch of friends and laugh and have a good time also.

Danielle

Texas Tech is probably best known for partying, but there is a significant population of students who enjoy activities that do not involve alcohol.

Amy

Texas Tech is known for a variety of reason. These range from being a party school, to having one of the best law schools in the Nation. We are known for placing an emphasis on leadership and the real world.

Connor

From what I understand, Tech is best known for music and medical degrees. I am in the music department.

Kelsey

Large campus and football

Jessica

Academically, Texas Tech is known for their Business, Engineering, and Biological Science colleges, however, there is enormous support and enthusiasm for their football team as well.

Shane

Texas Tech is best known for it's Petroleum Engineering department, specifically, but the whole engineering department here is huge (nationally).

Jaki

Texas Tech is best known for its division 1 athletic program and for "the raider rash", which is not true.

Matraysa

I would say the school is best known for how reguardless of major the students come together and become great friends. When I tell people I go to Tech people will just randomly name off friends of theirs, and usually I have met the person. It is so easy to meet people on campus, you would really have to try not to make friends.

Derek

architecture and engineering

Toni

Texas Tech is best known for the great AG and Engineering departments. I'm with the AG department and I love the way subjects are explained and taught.

Krystina

Football, small teacher to student ratios

Stephanie

Texas Tech University right now in 2010 is known for lots of contoversy but it brings us closer together and binds the ties that makes the Red Raiders a close family.

Sarah

Texas Tech University is known for its football, however, I know this school because of it's Computer Science program. I've heard how great it was for years and intentionally applied here as a Computer Science major.

Greg

The school , like many school ismost widely known for their football program here. On game days, the entire day town comes together to support their hometown team and present a very fun eviroment. Then when come game time just about the whole town squezzes into the stadium to watch the game and root their favorit team on.

Amanda

Texas Tech is widely known for their excellent Law School, Agricultural department, and Engineering Department. They also hold themselves to high standards of acedemic integrity and honesty. The professors are well rounded and care about their students as well as helping them to achieve their highest potential.

Nathanael

My school is best know for our pride. We have great pride in what we do both in school and outside of school. Be it, from a football game to final exam, Texas Tech students always take pride in their ability and potential to achieve greatness. Our style of learning is unique and vast.

Jeremiah

My school is best known for it's Agriculture department and for it's beautiful campus.

Stacy

You need to study!! I never had to study in high school, so I thought I could get away with not studying. I was proven wrong. Along with getting in trouble with my mom, I was put on academic probation. Now, I am trying my best to raise my GPA and get back on the right track. So, read your assigned reading, complete all of your assignments, make sure to turn everything in and attend all of your classes.

Vanessa

My school is best known for its athletics program, Medical School, and Law School.

Matthew

My school is best known for its distinction of being the largest comprehensive higher education institution in the western two-thirds of the state of Texas. Texas Tech offers 150 undergraduate degree programs through 11 academic colleges, a graduate school and a school of law.

Guy

Texas Tech is most known for it's friendly campus. Everyone who visits feels very welcomed. It is also not a suitcase school, meaning everyone is here on the weekends and attends sporting events and so forth. I also have been told it's known to be a party school for that same reason.

Harrison

It is best known for it's athletics.

Samantha

Tradition, football,

Christina

Our great academics, social events, friendly town, and great student life.

Kayla

academics and scports

matthew

football

MIchael

Affordable education and a good athletic department/

Erica

It is best known for it's football and agricultural programs.

Miranda

Our school is by far best known for our excellent football team. But we also have outstanding Engineering, Business, and Nursing programs. Our communication design program is also exceptional.

Alexis

Texas Regcognized and a great 5A football team, as well as an AG magnet school.

Jacqueline

Football games, good academics, pretty campus, large campus, festivals (trail of lights) community, friends, good post graduation jobs, good food, good places on and off campus to live, students tend to be really nice and helpful and career oriented.

Sarah

The Texas Tech Red Raiders football team. Michael Crabtree and Harrel

Laci

Going into Texas Tech all I heard about was how great the spirit of this school is and now that I am a student I would definetly say the spirit is the most memorable thing here.

jeremy

Offering many different opportunities to be active on campus and also provides interview days for students

Austin

variety of majors and sports

Kalee

Classless-clowns, bad sportsmenships, high STD rate, party school.

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