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Reviews 3507 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Party Scene: good parties nothing to wild

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of options for off-campus housing and most of them are on the bus route. There are a lot of places in walking distance of campus, but there are also a lot of places further away if that's what you prefer. People are always looking to bring in new roommates and the people here are incredibly nice.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are tons of great places all around town! Anything you can think of, you can find and usually at a reasonable price.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Parking can be pretty strict and it is a dry campus so there is absolutely no alcohol allowed on campus. I personally like that it is a dry campus and I have never had to worry about drugs or alcohol at a place I'm planning on going. Visitors in the dorms are allowed, but they must always be accompanied by a resident of the dorms.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are all sorts of options for parties and it is very easy to find safe, but fun parties.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The website will walk you through all of your financial aid applications and you will get weekly if not daily emails about available scholarships. If you have any problems the people who work for financial aid services are more than happy to help you. They can also be very understanding if you happen to miss a deadline.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are a lot of options for dining and if you don't like one thing it is easy to find something else. They have great burgers, pizza, and sandwiches, but I'm not a fan of the salads made on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Your housing experience depends on what you're looking for and what building you choose. Housing is at worst satisfactory and at best excellent.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-Campus housing is a hit or miss. Tech Terrace is a great place to live and has a bus that takes you right straight to campus. When you venture out of Tech Terrace, however, you can run into some run down homes or even dangerous neighborhoods. The best options are to live in Tech Terrace, or in the apartment complex's/housing complex's that border campus.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lubbock Texas may not be famous for its food, but it does have a great variety of options. Honestly it just takes finding the diamonds in the rough for great food. Cost is about average when it comes to eating off campus. The only inconvenience for off campus dining may be that not a lot of places offer a student discount. If you want a discount, you may want to stay on campus.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Texas Tech has the good and bad when it comes to the Administration. If you keep to yourself and are quiet if you do choose to break the law (i.e. drink in the dorms) then you most likely will not have a problem. When kids decide to throw parties in their dorms, or stumble in at 2 am that is when problems rise. Being respectful gets you a long way too. Parking on campus is one of the most strictly monitored policies that Texas Tech takes seriously. If you park in a thirty minute parking zone, you better expect a ticket after thirty one minutes. If a student decides to not break the law and park where they are supposed to, the most likely will not encounter any problems from campus PD or the Administration. But when it comes to college kids, how many of them do you think follow all the rules all the time?

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties at Texas Tech can be great. Tech offers many Bars in the depo district as well as around the city. Fraternities also have parties almost every weekend, and even non-greeks will throw house parties. The Party lifestyle Tech offers can be distracting, as I have seen kids go overboard and have to drop out. If you are someone who can balance their partying and academics, then you are probably in for a fun time at a great school!

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid process was frustrating at times, but in the end I got what I needed for my first year in college. When applying for Financial Aid be sure to write everything down, apply early, and hire help if you do not know what you are doing. Financial Aid and Scholarships can be a breeze if you get help from someone on how to apply to receive the most money for your education.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Campus food is actually set up quite nicely around Texas Tech. Food is all over campus with many different variety of things to choose from. Although places like The Commons can be quite expensive, overall Campus Food is great.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: On-Campus living at Texas Tech is far from perfect, but it isn't terrible. Although with the building of Murray and Talkington Hall (apartment style) most residence halls are cramped and can be overwhelming at times. The only amenities you can get in these dorms are: Close food, Vending Machines, and Close to class. The social atmosphere for Texas Tech's dorms is what you make it, you can befriend your neighbors or ignore them. Many people hang out in the dorms to watch games with friends, but if you are too loud, do not be surprised when an RA knocks on your door.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am planning on living at University Pointe next semester and it has wonderful ratings. It is safe, a fairly good price, and it was extremely easy to get a place to live there, even if you applied in March. You can get covered parking for an additional $25 or parking is free.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a ton of off campus dining options right next to campus on University, such as Chimy's, Torchy's, and IHOP. Food is great and usually a good price. There are a few places that accept student IDs for discounts, such as IHOP.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The school is extremely strict when it comes to drug or alcohol being used on campus. You will get put on probation if you are caught.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene is great. You can go anywhere on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturday nights and find a great party. Bars usually have college nights on Thursdays. Fridays and Saturdays are great for frat and house parties. The party scene definitely does have a positive impact on student life as long as you don't go out too much. Be responsible and you'll have a great time and still do well in school.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Get good grades in high school, apply early and you will get quality scholarships! I received two from Tech that definitely helped me!

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's pretty good compared to what most campuses have and I am overall happy with all the food here.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I honestly hate the dorms. They're small and the community bathrooms are gross. You barely have any room for your own stuff and they don't have roommate matching so I got stuck with someone who I don't get along with since we're completely different. The only good thing about the dorms are that they're close to classes.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: sports is what this school lives on

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: the apartments are very nice and they help us a lot

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: because almost every off campus dinning place they give us discounts

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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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