Guys & Girls

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

Guys & Girls: There is a LOT of people. I met my first boyfriend here, and the best friends I have ever had. There are a lot of different types of people here, and it makes it easy to find your niche

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Most of the people are the same. A lot of them look the same and dress the same.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The guys vary from a very casual looking to the more cowboy style look. I mainly hang out with the more nerdy guys, so their interests are more on games and school. As for the girls, there is a big trend among the sorority girls to where large t-shirts over extremely short shorts to make it look as if they are wearing just the shirt. Amongst the other girls, it's usually just casual clothes.

4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Everyone is friendly and always willing to help each other

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Greek life kind of takes over.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 39th
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  • 49th
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  • 101st
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  • 103rd
    Most Athletic Girls
  • 141st
    Most Athletic Guys

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Abby Stone
Major
Journalism
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Tech is a melting pot of guys and girls from big cities and small towns in Texas. The appearance, personality, and interests of Tech students vary widely, but being personable is something each group has in common. It will be easy to find a great group of friends in Lubbock, no matter who you are before you become a Red Raider. On a Tech visit, it is almost impossible to walk around town or campus without bumping into an attractive and friendly girl. The problem is that many Tech girls tend to be overly friendly with the opposite sex, branding Tech's female population as somewhat less than classy or sophisticated. A good percentage of the girls at Tech is bleach-blonde and tan, even in the winter, and wears little outfits that get even smaller when they go to fraternity parties.

Girls at Texas Tech are given a lot of credit for their looks, but the guys are the real gems. Unlike the female population of Tech that is relatively uniform in appearance, the male population mixes it up, ranging from hardcore cowboys who have never ridden a horse to the hardcore gym fanatics who somehow manage to keep a sun-kissed glow during Lubbock's icy months. Once you find the type of guy that you want to date, there are plenty more where that came from. Tech guys tend to group together in fraternities or clubs, and they begin to take on the persona of the group. From the way they dress to the slang they use, each group of guys is unique, and it is easy to find a place to fit in.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
45%
Male Undergrads
55%
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Broadway bars
  2. Class
  3. Tailgates
  4. The Rec Center
  5. The Depot District
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Dorms
  2. Fraternity parties
  3. Friends' houses
  4. Parking lots
  5. Apartment pools
Social Scene
The social scene at Tech changes with each year you call Lubbock home. Freshman and sophomore years are dominated by house parties and frat parties, but come junior and senior years, the bars see new faces and lots of them. Girls usually start the night with girls, and guys with guys, making the initial run-ins at the bar much more fun, but everyone is well-mixed at the after-party around 2 a.m. Besides hanging out at night, guys and girls at Tech take advantage of the daylight and usually spend it together. At most schools, students can fall into the routine where girls and guys only hang out after hours, but in a town where you make your own fun, good company is a must-have, and Tech has it.
Hookups or Relationships?
With Tech students, especially freshmen, first dates usually come after first kisses if they ever happen at all. When the only thing separating 18-year-old men and women is a foyer or a stairwell, hookups will inevitably ensue. In a school with more than 20,000 students, you would think that there would be enough girls and guys for each person to have their own mate, but the reality is that Tech is full of attractive people, and one man's ex is another man's treasure. As you move out of the dorms and into a real-life living situation, relationships make a little more sense, and hooking up with one person is more appealing than hooking up with several. You can have a great college experience without seriously dating anyone, but it is definitely worth it when you get a good one.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
Lubbock is a college town, so meeting guys and girls is almost impossible to avoid. Walking to class, sitting in class, strolling through the grocery store, working out, walking around the dorms, eating at the Market—you name the activity, and more than likely you can and probably will run into someone you know or want to get to know. The best way to meet people is to get involved in something. Whether you go Greek, go to church, go to a bar, or any combination of the three, as long as you are out and about, you are bound to find a friend.
Dress Code
The dress code in Lubbock is "anything goes." None of the bars or local hangouts have dress codes, and flip-flops will fly at even the nicest restaurants. However, girls and guys like to go out looking good. Guys should bring their button-downs and khakis, and girls their stilettos and favorite flirty dresses. Going to class, though, is a different story for students. During the day, members of either sex wearing anything but a T-shirt will get looks that are both good and bad.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 121 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 121 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 138 responses

  • 21% Casual dating at your school
  • 16% Long-distance relationship
  • 14% None
  • 14% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 13% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 13% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 4% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 3% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 2% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 1% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 35 responses

  • 17% Class
  • 15% Tailgates
  • 14% Parties
  • 13% The Rec Center
  • 12% Broadway bars
  • 8% Organization meetings
  • 7% The Depot District
  • 6% The SUB
  • 6% During rush week for greek life
  • 1% Apartment Complex/ Dorm

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 35 responses

  • 49% Class, tutoring, greek life, work
  • 25% Attending events and being active on campus
  • 14% Dorms
  • 9% Getting to know people in class in study groups
  • 4% Greek life

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 9 responses

  • 22% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 22% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 56% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 43 responses

  • 40% Caucasian Texas resident
  • 33% Mainly white but you can still find diversity
  • 26% Very diverse, there isn't a typical student.
  • 2% A individual in school to get a higher education!

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 137 responses

  • 1% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 4% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 47% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 47% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

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