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

Weather: As much as I love going to Texas Tech, the weather can really kill any good day you are having. For instance, we had finally been having a constant couple of weeks where the weather was just beautiful and warm (keep in mind we did have dust storms a few times though, but mini ones) and then all of the sudden we are now having freezing weather, and we even had a little snow. It's extremely frustrating. I think what I dislike most is the wind though, because if we didn't have the wind I don't think the weather would be as extreme.

1 College Junior

Weather: One day its snowing. Four days later its 90 degrees, later that night its 35 degrees. The next day its 75 degrees but 25 mile per hour winds. You decide if that's what you want to deal with.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: It is either really good or really bad. Changing.

2 College Freshman

Weather: Bipolar weather and dust storms

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Do not get me started on the unpredictable weather. Throughout the academic year, Lubbock experiences three seasons: winter, slightly less winter, and summer. And one will experience all of these seasons in under 24 hours! At 4pm one day it was 80 degrees and twelve hours later it was snowing! The worst thing about the weather would be the wind. It adds a wind chill and always causes haboobs (sandstorms). The weather never effected me from going to class though, except when classes were canceled. The weather is just annoying, but riding the bus around campus helps a bunch.

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  • 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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