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Lubbock, TX
Undergrads
24,338
Tuition (in-state)
$19,772 ($9,242)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 2964 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The guys on campus that I have met are extremely friendly and helpful. Most of them are easy on the eyes and know where they best parties are located.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: My program is Pre-professional health or pre medicine. They give you ample time to declare a major within the program. They give you options on majors and set a pathway for your entire college years,

4 College Freshman

Academics: They have a variety of classes with small numbers and large numbers. Students who register early are able to make the perfect schedule for them.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not know much of the off-campus housing arrangements.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got a lot of aid from the school, yet their still needing documents from me that I've already sent in.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There isn't much to Lubbock, except for the University.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's great a local restaurant is open 24/7 directly across the street from the university.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Many traditions I have been exposed to revolve strictly around varsity sports. Everyone must know the school song and fight song.

College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I do not live on campus yet.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel pretty safe, there aren't many security guards or police around often.

College Freshman

Nightlife: I have not been to a party on campus yet.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: The health care services on campus are pretty good. Typically if you have an issue, they can help. As far as safety goes, there is the occasional crime on campus, but those are often attributed to somebody letting a stranger into a dorm and most of the time it only results in students getting spooked.

3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Outside of the university lubbock is pretty boring. Most of the sights and scenery that have sprung up have done so to keep students entertained and out of too much trouble.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: There are supposed to be quite a few rules, but as long as it doesn't disrupt others, typically nobody will report you on it.

4 College Senior

Diversity: While most people at tech are predominantly white there is still quite a bit of diversity, both in race as well as with socio economic backgrounds of those around you. Chances are that you will be able to find at least one other person that is like you.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: In general tech is a little awkward to deal with concerning financial aid. If you have any issues it can take a while to get them resolved, but once you learn how things work the process usually smooths out considerably.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: It's far from luxurious in most cases, but it's a place to live nonetheless. You essentially pay to be near your classes and to avoid commuting

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are many off campus housing options around lubbock. There are some reasonable prices out there but to live remotely near campus you will end up paying upwards of 1k monthly on rent alone. To top it off many of the places near campus severely limit what you can and can't have and will check your apartment periodically

3 College Senior

Nightlife: The lubbock nightlife is pretty good. In the depot districts you have a variety of bars and clubs, and if you don't feel like going to those the is usually some party going on nearly every night

5 College Senior

Athletics: Tech places a great deal of importance on its sports. Whether it's in term ur also or varsity, there is always something going on on campus

3 College Senior

Facilities: Tech has a pretty decent variety of activities available on its campus. Ranging from the rec center all the way to quiet galleries and museums, tech will likely have something that you can appreciate on campus

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: The dining around techs campus is quite numerous as well as convenient. A simple walk across university is all it takes to get to some resturants, ranging from local places to we'll known chains

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are clean and decent enough for dorm rooms. They are not amazing but dorm rooms aren't really a pleasant experience. The cost of them are very reasonable and they are located in convenient areas. The dining halls are also convenient and pretty good options.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Social life is awesome at tech and so is the looks. The dress is good as well, it's a little more on the country side of things but that's what I grew up around so it's normal for me.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Texas tech athletics are very important to the school. The campus has many game day rituals and is important to the school and it's spirit. I absolutely love the athletic program even though I am not a part of any athletics.

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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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