Location
Lubbock, TX
Undergrads
24,338
Tuition (in-state)
$19,772 ($9,242)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 2674 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Variety available, more up and coming, not enough late night hours

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: In my entire year here at Texas Tech, I have not heard about much crime on campus. I feel safe when walking across campus, and when parking my vehicle in the parking lots. I'm more afraid of getting a parking ticket than I am of somebody breaking into my vehicle.

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2 College Freshman

Greek Life: If someone is not a part of Greek life, they are treated somewhat disrespectfully by those in Greek organizations. Many of the members of Greek life are very rude and snobby to those who are not members.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Computers: Their are many spots where wireless access is available, but in many of the dorms, there is not any wireless access, and students are forced to use their data on their cell phones. There are many computer labs which make it easy for students to work on homework and other projects.

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: The university's bus system makes it very easy for students to get from one end of campus to the other, and makes it so that people don't have to walk in the cold or heat all the way across campus. This makes it easier on students because they are not paying fuel costs for their own vehicles.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: People are slow to judge, and if someone isn't comfortable with something, the group or their peers will find something else to do. People are pretty accepting, unless you're in a fraternity, where they will judge you for not partaking in an event or drinking.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Many places allow students in, and there is always somewhere to go if you are bored on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Parking: There isn't much visitor parking, and if you park in another dorm's lot for longer than fifteen minutes, you are likely to get a ticket.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Each hall has quiet hours, which make it easier for students to get rest at night. The school has strict enough rules to where they are easy to follow, but not so strict that they interfere with the social lives of the students. It is a good balance.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The off campus housing mostly consists of apartments directly across the street from the university, making it easy for students to get from their homes to their classes. The university's bus system makes it extremely easy for students to get from one end of campus to the other, and will even take students within a block of their apartments or homes.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing on campus is great and the rooms are very well taken care of. The accommodations are amazing, and the buildings are beautiful.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many places to choose from, but they get old after awhile.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There is a finacial aid lady who is extremely loud and the room heres all of your bussiness. Always apply for scholarships and the whole nine constantly.

1 College Sophomore

Diversity: Every one in the school is grouped by race. When you come to Texas Tech its like going back to Jim Crow times.

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: Its not all that good the bus driver with the white hair and black shades is typically angry and will close the door on students and doesn't wait on them either. There are plenty of occasions where he leaves students.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Well the thing about Texas Tech is that they actually have one of the worst football facilities there one of the few big named D1 schools in Texas with no indoor football facility. There's a lot of school spirit but the students are usually ignorant with it.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The is really based on who you are if you are in a Frat this school is awesome, but if not you may not have fun if any at all.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The workload is manageable and the academics is good nothing out of the usual.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Its nothing special the city of Lubbock is very dry.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Its a State school so its not really that strict more so its just really about noise.

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.

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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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