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

Weather: lots of wind, rarely rains

3 College Freshman

Weather: The only bad thing about the weather and it gets really bad

5 College Junior

Weather: If your in to every season in one week, this is the university for you! I was born and raised here so I have learned to LOVE the wind!

1 College Freshman

Weather: The weather changes more than anything else. One day it will be snowing and then the next day it will 80 degrees, and the wind is horrible, same with dust storms.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: It never rains but it is very windy and hot

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 36th
    Hottest Summers
  • 403rd
    Coldest Winters

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Abby Stone
Major
Journalism
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Wind is constant in the South Plains, and Lubbock is in the heart of it. Red dirt is another feature of this area, and when the wind gets a hold of it, it is close to impossible to walk outside without coming back in with a mouthful of it. But, that dirt-flinging wind is also what makes Lubbock's summers unbeatable. The wind keeps the temperatures bearable and makes going outside the highlight of any day. It's a safe bet that the large number of daytime parties at Tech are due to the large number of good-weather days we get. There is very little rain here, but when it does rain, all the news stations call a tornado warning, and it becomes a huge event. Make sure to bring your galoshes for these rain days because Lubbock has a huge problem with drainage—and that problem is that there aren't any drains. Even a light rain means flooding all around Lubbock and on the TTU campus. During the winter, snow is not uncommon. The snow isn't bad, but Lubbock's wind paired with icy snow is never a recipe for a fun walk to class.

When you are packing you should pack it all, because Lubbock's weather is unpredictable. For those nice days, make sure you have the uniform for walking to class: flip-flops, a T-shirt, and shorts. A heavy coat and a windbreaker are must-haves when battling Lubbock's winter, but make sure you look good in your layers. A snowstorm or a dust storm is just another reason to miss class and throw a house party.

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 75 °F
Spring - Low: 46 °F
Summer - High: 92 °F
Summer - Low: 66 °F
Fall - High: 75 °F
Fall - Low: 48 °F
Winter - High: 56 °F
Winter - Low: 28 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 1.60 in./month
Summer: 2.28 in./month
Fall: 1.76 in./month
Winter: 0.73 in./month
What to Pack
  • Flip-flops
  • Galoshes
  • Heavy coat
  • Shorts
  • Tank tops
  • Umbrella

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