Lubbock, TX
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Reviews 2654 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are several apartment complexes that are very close to campus, but the closest ones are the most high priced and are not affordable. I live close to campus but in an apartment complex that is farthest away, if that makes sense. It's not a very nice apartment, and it's still pretty expensive. I am paying too much to live here.

2 College Sophomore

Computers: We used to get $5 of free money to print, but they put in a whole new way to print that is expensive and you don't get any free money to use so I don't print things on campus anymore. Wifi is sometimes a joke because it doesn't always work, and it's sooooooo slow if it is working. If I didn't have my own computer I don't know what I would do because all of my classes require me to get online for assignments and make me buy access codes to do assignments instead of just using black board which is free.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The buses are not always the best choice because they usually make you late or they are too crowded. I don't want to spend an absurd amount of money just for a parking pass, when I spend a large amount of money to even go here.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I feel like Tech is extremely strict, however I never really had a problem with the strictness. Except that I just hate the parking and that if you park in a spot you shouldn't for 5 minutes, you will get a ticket. It's a little ridiculous.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Being a business major is tough, and very competitive. We also have very hard classes with some extremely hard teachers who are into themselves a little too much. As I am getting older it's getting harder to try and have a social life while also taking my business classes.

1 College Sophomore

Weather: As much as I love going to Texas Tech, the weather can really kill any good day you are having. For instance, we had finally been having a constant couple of weeks where the weather was just beautiful and warm (keep in mind we did have dust storms a few times though, but mini ones) and then all of the sudden we are now having freezing weather, and we even had a little snow. It's extremely frustrating. I think what I dislike most is the wind though, because if we didn't have the wind I don't think the weather would be as extreme.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It's a fun college town with plenty of bars and parties, but that is basically it. If you are looking for other activities to do besides drink, good luck, because there are hardly any. Sure there are a few parks that are fun to go to when the weather decides to act nice that day, instead of being dusty and freezing.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in one of the "better" dorms, but it was only a good dorm because it was center for greeklife. However, one of the newer and more spacious dorms was on the complete opposite side of campus and was considered a bad dorm just because of location.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I can honestly say I don't do drugs, but I know of people who do. Anytime you go to a party there are always guys high or on cocaine or molly. Same for girls I guess, but they don't advertise it as much. When it comes to alcohol, that's almost everywhere, I know people who go to drunk to class, who take alcohol to the library, who drink at random times, but even more so at parties, and there's usually free alcohol for girls.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: I don't use the transportation but other say its okay.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are many different types of restaurants to eat at and at all different price ranges.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: On Monday there were two different crimes that were committed, and students were emailed about them two minutes after they had happened so that we would be aware of what was going on.

5 College Junior

Academics: Texas Tech is the leading school in my major and more than 25 other schools have copied what we are doing because we do what we do so well.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't know much about Greek life, but I have never been treated differently because I'm not a part of it. Everyone is super nice here and treats everyone the same.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Any problems I've had are completely my own fault not the schools. Tips would be to finish applications on time and make sure they are turned in to the right places.

4 College Junior

Transportation: The campus shuttle is free and they run every 6 minutes, which is great. Even if you miss the bus another is coming in 6 minutes so it not bad at all.

4 College Junior

Diversity: There are many different groups and organizations to be a part of and everyone is accepted with open arms and welcome.

4 College Junior

Computers: There are computer labs in each building and also huge areas of computers in the library. I do not like that it cost 25 cents a page to print something, but I understand why they do it.

College Junior

Nightlife: I do not go out and party ever so I honestly cannot answer either way; but I do know that we have free transportation from anywhere in our town back to campus, so if someone gets left behind or cannot drive themselves a phone call will get them back to their dorm safe and for free.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: There is so much fan support and school spirit. On Friday's before a big game everyone is dressed in red, black, or white depending on the week in support of the players and to show our spirit.

1 College Junior

Overall Experience: If I could do it all over again I would have tried to get in my other grad school apps in time so i could have never came to this godforsaken dump

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live off campus. Its decision between proximity and cost. farther away the cheaper it is

1 College Junior

Guys & Girls: I am not interesting in judging people as sexual objects.

1 College Junior

Weather: One day its snowing. Four days later its 90 degrees, later that night its 35 degrees. The next day its 75 degrees but 25 mile per hour winds. You decide if that's what you want to deal with.

3 College Junior

Academics: Some are too into their own work to see they are here to educate students. Others want to but are unable to, no teaching skills. The good ones are great though.


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Abby Stone
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The reviews of Tech from outsiders looking in are usually mixed or negative. It's stereotyped as a party school in the middle of nowhere, where going to class takes a backseat to having a beer. Although Thursday nights are big in Lubbock, students who attend Tech get not only a great education but a chance to explore who they are and what they are good at in a laid-back environment. Texas Tech has it all, or all you need anyway. Whether you want to load each semester with 18 hours and be done a semester early, or you choose to take a fifth-year victory lap, Tech is as challenging as each individual wants to make it. Four years will fly by, and students who leave with only a head full of facts have only taken in a small percentage of what Tech has to offer. Even though Lubbock may not be huge, the network of people it brings together is. The relationships built in Lubbock while studying for finals or just hanging out easily transfer to post-college life. More importantly, these relationships make the time you spend in college unforgettable and irreplaceable.

A major aspect of any college experience is road trips. They are a chance to get out of "the everyday" and go somewhere else for football games, fraternity parties, or visiting high school friends. Since Lubbock is so far away from the most visited cities, the carpools are always big, loud, and fun. But, as good a time as you have on these trips, the best part is the feeling you get on Sunday when you are ready to get back to Lubbock. Tech is a big school in a small town, and for this reason, students will either find their niche and spend four years living it up in Lubbock, or they will get out after their first year or even their first semester. The students who decide to stay, and the alumni who made it through, have a love and appreciation for Tech that never seems to fade. Texas Tech is a place where friends are easy to find and grades are easy to get, as long as you put in the effort. Tech graduates will all have different stories to tell or nights to remember, but everyone is sure to leave with at least a little part of themselves left behind in Lubbock.

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