Campus Housing

Location
Lubbock, TX
Undergrads
24,338
Tuition (in-state)
$19,772 ($9,242)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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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

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.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived with my parents the first year, but the atmosphere around campus is amazing. When football time comes it's like all of the students go to the game. If you put yourself out there you can make many new friends with activities around campus.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: i would go for one of the dorms that isn't a tower. Chitwood, weymouth, and coleman are party dorms which means loud. I really suggest Horn/ Knapp and Gordon

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: The dorm I applied for is sufficient enough to me. It has enough space and I'm able to organize my personal life throughout the room. I believe we signed for the cheapest dorm room available, but even the cheapest dorm has a great quality. There is a positive social atmosphere and communication is really encouraged. My dorms location is also very convenient due to my classes only being five minutes away.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 156th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 529th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1092nd
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 1240th
    Most Spacious Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Abby Stone
Major
Journalism
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For the most part, dorm life is like living with your best friends and worst enemies with no parents to regulate. Every incoming freshman must live in one of the dorms. For those who find loopholes around this rule and live off campus, they are missing out on quite an experience. Some of the dorms have movable furniture, but the most popular dorms (Chitwood/Weymouth, Stangel/Murdough, and Horn/Knapp) have the furniture built in, and you are an arm's length away from your roommate (hope you get a good one!). There are six dorm complexes that have guys living in one building and girls living in another connected by a common foyer. Swiping your student ID is the only way to unlock the door that lets you into either the girls' or guys' building, and no, the key doesn't work on both sides. This is supposed to prevent dorm parties and the intermixing of sexes, but it doesn't really work out that way—so when you are using the community bathroom, beware.

The students who tend to dislike their dorm experience live on the higher floors and have to get to their rooms via elevators. More often than not, these elevators are either broken or stop on every floor. (Note: You will get nasty looks from fellow elevator riders if you live on a lower floor and don't take the stairs.) Colds are another drawback of dorm life. With everyone's air circulating through the vents, germs are easily spread, and it is not uncommon to be sick several times your freshman year.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
7,259
Average Housing Costs
$4,380
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Freshman interest groups
  • Honors
  • Intensive study
  • Learning communities
  • Men's dorms
  • Special housing disabled students
  • Substance-free
  • Women's dorms
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
25%
Freshmen Living On Campus
86%
Number of Dormitories
9
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
3
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Horn/Knapp Complex
  • Strangel/Murdough Complex
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Carpenter/Wells Complex
  • Murray Hall
Worst Freshman Dorms
  • Chitwood/Weymouth Complex
  • Wall/Gates Complex
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Chitwood/Weymouth Complex
  • Coleman Hall
Best Dorms
  • Chitwood/Weymouth/Coleman
  • Stangel/Murdough
Worst Dorms
Hulen/Clement
What You Get
  • Basic cable television
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet connections
  • Sink
Also Available
Single-sex dorms, Honors College dorms, quiet study floors, community study rooms on each floor.
Did You Know?
  • Each year, Residence Life at Texas Tech hosts a "Best Dressed Space Contest." The resident advisers judge and vote on the most creatively decorated dorm room in the residence halls, and the winners receive a prize.
  • Housing and Residence Life also provides Residence Life Cinema on Channel 14. This station airs feature films every month. It also keeps students in the know about fun events on campus and around Lubbock.
  • Subscription to premium services or digital cable radio may be requested for a monthly fee.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Bledsoe Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Ceiling fans, community kitchen, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, lobby area, study lounge, TV lounge; home to Engineering Success Learning Community
Chitwood/Weymouth Complex
Floors: 12
Number of Occupants: 1000+
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes (men only in Weymouth; women only in Chitwood)
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: In-room sinks, laundry facilities, study lounges, TV lounge; home to First Year Success and Pre-Law learning communities
Coleman Hall
Floors: 12
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: In-room sinks, laundry facilities, study lounges, TV lounge
Gordon Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100–249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Honors College students
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchens, laundry facilities, meeting/recreation room, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines
Horn/Knapp Complex
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 500–649
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchenettes, formal and informal lounges, laundry facilities, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; home to Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Learning Community, Intensive Study floors available
Hulen/Clement Complex
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 750–999
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Formal lobby, formal lounge, in-room sinks, laundry facilities, study lounge, TV lounge; home to Architecture & Design and Education learning communities
Sneed Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250–499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, in-room sinks, large lobby, laundry facilities, study lounge, big-screen TV lounge; home to Men of STEM and Engineering Success learning communities
Strangel/Murdough Complex
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 1000+
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes (men only in Murdough; women only in Strangel)
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: In-room sinks, laundry facilities, piano lounge, study lounges, TV lounge; home to Health Sciences and Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources learning communities, Intensive Study floors available.
Wall/Gates Complex
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 750–999
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchenettes, formal lobby, laundry facilities, study lounge, TV lounge, vending machines; home to Fine Arts and Media and Communication learning communities, as well as the Tech Transfer Acceleration Program (TTAP).

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Carpenter/Wells Complex
Floors: 2
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, apartments
Special Features: Units include kitchenette and furnished living areas; complex features laundry facilities, study lounges
Murray Hall
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, apartments
Special Features: Units include ceiling fans, furnished living areas, kitchenette; hall features meeting rooms, study lounges; home to Honors, Transfer Connection, and Business learning communities; Leadership Development Center
Each suite has a living room, four bedrooms, and two bathrooms.
Talkington Hall
Floors: 5
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, suites
Special Features: Units include ceiling fans, furnished living areas, kitchenette; building features multipurpose rooms, parking, study lounges
Features two-person and four-person suites in five different floor plans

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