Students Say

Students from across the Lone Star State and beyond come to “affordable” Texas Tech for “the benefits and resources of a large university,” such as a “huge variety of majors and classes” and “a lot of organizations with opportunities for internships and networking.” Students believe the university, as a whole, “truly cares about its students.” They describe professors who are “very intelligent,” “experienced,” “passionate” about what they teach, and “always available.” They describe an administration that “has a vested interest in the success of each student.”

Overview

Applicants
21,873
Acceptance Rate
66%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
490 - 590
SAT Math
510 - 610
ACT Composite
22 - 27

Deadlines


Regular
August 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

Students from across the Lone Star State and beyond come to “affordable” Texas Tech for “the benefits and resources of a large university,” such as a “huge variety of majors and classes” and “a lot of organizations with opportunities for internships and networking.” Students believe the university, as a whole, “truly cares about its students.” They describe professors who are “very intelligent,” “experienced,” “passionate” about what they teach, and “always available.” They describe an administration that “has a vested interest in the success of each student.” Still, at such a big school, students must take total responsibility for their education. “Classes are what you make them. You can fall asleep, or you can participate. The more advanced your classes are, the more your classes will be discussion-based rather than lecture-based, and probably the more you’ll get out of them.” Some students complain that they “usually have teaching assistants and graduate students that teach” their classes, that does not seem to be a problem in the Honors College. “Because Lubbock is the ‘hub city’ of west Texas, businesses from all over the area come to Tech to recruit and inform students on opportunities. While many students decide not to attend Tech because it is in a somewhat isolated location, it seems this is actually beneficial when it comes to enticing recruiting, career fairs, and special guests because such a large surrounding area is drawn to Tech.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
20:1
Total Faculty
1,646
with Terminal Degree

1,000
Men
646
Women
242
International
201
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
55%
Graduate in 5 years
90%
Graduate in 6 years
100%

Majors

Accounting
Advertising
Agricultural Business and Management
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Journalism
Agriculture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Animal Science
Anthropology
Architecture
Art
Art Education
Art History
Athletic Training
Atmospheric Science
Biochemistry
Biotechnology
Business Administration/Management
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Child Development
Civil Engineering
Classics
Clinical Psychology
Computer Engineering
Counseling
Dance
Economics
Education Administration
Educational Psychology
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering Physics
English
Entomology
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Experimental Psychology
Fashion Design
Finance
Food Science
French
Geography
Geology
Geophysics
German
Graphic Design
Historic Preservation
History
Home Economics
Hospitality
Human Development
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Management
Interior Architecture
International Business
Journalism
Land Use Planning and Management
Landscape Architecture
Latin American Studies
Linguistics
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mass Communication
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology
Museum Studies
Music Education
Music History
Natural Resources Conservation
Nutrition
Petroleum Engineering
Philosophy
Photojournalism
Physical Education
Physics
Piano
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Relations
Radio and Television
Range Science and Management
Social Work
Sociology
Soil Science
Spanish
Special Education
Statistics
Technical Writing
Theatre
Toxicology
Wildlife Management
Zoology

Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Angela Braly
former CEO of WellPoint

Ed Whitacre Jr.
former CEO, AT&T and General Motors

Wes Welker
Professional Athlete, Denver Broncos

Ginger Kerrick
NASA Flight Director

Pat Green
Country Artist

Scott Pelley
Anchors, CBS Evening News; 60 Minutes, Host

Rick Husband (the late)
NASA Astronaut/Shuttle Commander

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
66
Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics


Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$5,347

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$6,388
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$17,248
Required Fees
$2,920
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,895
Transportation for Commuters
$2,300

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

“The typical student here at Texas Tech is a white person from somewhere in Texas.” Though many students seem to hail specifically “from either Dallas or Houston suburbs,” “there are still a lot of students who are from small towns all over Texas and New Mexico who still wear cowboy boots and drive huge pickups.” Most students are “religious to some extent, and of a right-wing political affiliation.” They tend to be “involved in some kind of organization, whether it be religious-based, sports or fraternity.” “‘West Texas’ hospitality is dominant on campus,” meaning that most people are “very welcoming to new students.” Admirers of the female form will be heartened to hear that “The girls at Texas Tech are known for being some of the prettiest around.” All the foregoing “is not to say that there are no liberals, no minorities, and no atheists at Tech—and certainly that is not to say that such students, which may be defined as atypical for Lubbock, Texas, are discriminated against. As long as students are respectful of others and their opinions, all are treated equally.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
28,632
Out of State
6%

International
4%
Foreign Countries Represented
72

Demographics

2.62%
Asian
6.39%
African-American
23.13%
Hispanic
63.58%
Caucasian
4.40%
International

45% female
55% male
6% are out of state
89% are full time
11% are part time

Overview

Students Say

“Life at Texas Tech is like any typical college experience. Sports are a very big part of this college, particularly our Big 12 football and basketball teams. Students also participate in a variety of intramural sports on campus.” If athletics do not appeal to you, don’t fret. “There is a campus organization for anything and everything, and more pop up every year.” Between classes, “Some people go to the new game center that just opened. It has pool, bowling, and arcades.” “Drinking is a big thing in Lubbock,” “but if it’s not your thing you can easily find other people [who] don’t drink.” For those who do drink, they do so either at frat parties or at bars. Hometown “Lubbock can really suck if you don’t take advantage of all the cool things here.” Suggestions: “go play midnight bingo at one of the halls…go to the drive-in movie theater ($5 for two current movies: Can’t beat that!!!) and the $2 movie theater, and…go to the more artsy things like the free art tour at the museums the first Friday of every month.” Students would like to see “better dorms” and a better parking situation; “The parking on campus is awful.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
27%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
78
First-Year Students living on campus
92%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
94

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Other

Special Needs Admissions


Type of Program
For LD/ADD Only

Director
Larry K. Phillippe

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Yes

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
500
Number of Honor Societies
32

Number of Social Sororities
19
Number of Religious Organizations
38

4% join a fraternity
8% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

61% participate in intramural sports
2% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Red Raiders)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Lady Raiders)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: The Student Counseling Center offers Safe Haven Support Groups for our LGBT students; in addition, we offer a Transgender Support Group specifically for our transgender students.

Minority Support Groups: The Student Counseling Center provides supportive counseling (individual and/or group counseling to veterans and ROTC student/, non-traditional students, and minority students.

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Texas Tech University has made an admirable green turnaround after being named by the Sierra Club in 2008 as having, well, a lot of room to improve its sustainability practices. Academically, TTU now offers an undergraduate major in environmental sustainability and research opportunities at the Texas Wind Energy Institute, and boasts more than fifty faculty members involved in active sustainability research. One notable project is the College of Architecture’s Sustainable Cabin project, a “living laboratory…that focuses on a variety of solutions embracing the creativity of architecture incorporating and celebrating sustainable design practices” such as solar panels, sustainable materials, and water harvesting. There are at least four environmental student groups on campus, including USGBC Students. A staggering 9.2 million square feet of on-campus buildings meet sustainability eligibility requirements, including 77,794 square feet of a LEED Gold building space, and a significant amount of TTU’s energy is produced by cogeneration technology. The campus uses largely sustainable pest-management strategies, partners with Dell Computers to offer student discounts on Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) compliant computers, and partners with Staples to promote recycled-paper office supplies. For transportation, TTU operates ten completely electric vehicles in its fleet, designates bike lanes on campus, and makes city bus service available to students. An ecosystem in its own right, the university maintains a recycling station on campus that diverts 187 tons of waste from landfills. Not a bad turnaround in just five years.

Green Rating
90
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
10%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
524

Average Number of PC's per Lab
36

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
100%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Brandon Taylor
Assistant Director of Recruitment

Address
West Hall
Box 45005
Lubbock, TX 79409-5005

Phone
806-742-1299

Email
visitors@ttu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Union Building
Student Recreation Center
Library
Classrooms
United Spirit Arena
Jones AT&T Stadium, Museums, National Ranching and Heritage Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
South Plains Mall
Kingsgate Shopping Center
Local Wineries
Museums
Depot Entertainment District
Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock Lake Landmark

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Saturday
Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm, Sat 8 am to 11 am
806-742-1299

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: M-F 8:30 am and 1 pm and Saturday 9 am
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Mon and Fri 8:30 and 1:30 and walk ins

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, Taxis, Buses, Rental Car, Limousine

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the south or southeast: Enter the city on Highway 84. Take Loop 289 West to the University Avenue exit. Go north on University Avenue to Broadway and enter the Texas Tech campus by turning left on Broadway. From the west or southwest: Enter the city on Highway 62/82, which becomes the Brownfield Highway/Marsha Sharp Freeway inside the Lubbock city limits. Merge right from Brownfield Highway/Marsha Sharp Freeway to 19th Street. Continue east on 19th Street to University Avenue. Turn left (north) on University Avenue and continue to Broadway. Enter the Texas Tech campus by turning left on Broadway. From the north: Enter the city on Interstate 27 and take the 4th Street exit. Turn right (west) on 4th Street and continue to University Avenue. Turn left (south) on University Avenue to Broadway. Enter the Texas Tech campus by turning right on Broadway.

Local Accommodations
For the latest hotel and motel listings, go to www.visitlubbock.org or call the Visitors Center at (806) 742-1299 to receive a hotel list by mail.
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Key Stats

21,873
Applicants
28,632
Size
66%
Acceptance Rate
1100
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists