Texas Tech University

4,052 reviews
  1. Lubbock, TX
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C+
Texas Tech University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Big Twelve Conference
Address
Broadway and University Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79409
Website

Texas Tech University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
66%
SAT Range
1000-1200
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$13,901/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,733/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,591/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,783/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,066/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,163/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.278 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.275 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.274 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
25,589Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 179 responses
Report
  • Mainly white but you can still find diversity
    34%
  • Caucasian Texas resident
    27%
  • Very diverse, there isn't a typical student.
    21%
  • White, but honestly there is a lot of diversity.
    8%
  • A individual in school to get a higher education!
    7%
  • Mainly white, some diversity, increasing diversity
    1%
  • White, male
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.324 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.413 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 204 responses
Report
  • College town (friendly)
    21%
  • People are here for school, but also to party.
    17%
  • Amazing
    15%
  • Hard-working
    12%
  • Very supportive and accomodating
    11%
  • If you are an engineering major Study Hard!!
    9%
  • Do what you have to do to get by.
    5%

After Texas Tech University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.201 responses

Reviews

4,052 reviews
  • Excellent
    767
  • Very Good
    1616
  • Average
    1374
  • Poor
    194
  • Terrible
    101
I love Texas Tech University. Ever since I was younger, I knew this was the school I would earn my degree from. I am majoring in Landscape Architecture and at first my plan was to transfer over to Architecture after one semester but I absolutely loved the program that I decided to stay and pursue Landscape Architecture. One of the reasons that my career path was influenced was the professors. They are absolutely amazing and I have learned a lot in the two and a half short years i have been there. The campus is pretty big but once you get familiarized with the buildings and the bus routes is pretty easy. Almost everyday day you see clubs, sororities/fraternities, TTU events out by our speech area promoting their clubs and wanting to recruit other people. I would like to see more greenery and I am not just saying that because I am a Landscape Major. Overall I love this university. The academics are great, it has great traditions and who doesn't want to be a red raider!
  • Senior
  • 2 months ago
Texas Tech is awesome! The school spirit is the best. Football games are extremely fun. There are great traditions like the Carol of Light, throwing tortillas at football games (even though it's technically not allowed), the Masked Rider, Saddle Tramps, and more! Most professors are very knowledgeable of their subject and teach very well. Professors are always happy to help during their office hours. Beautiful campus. PLENTY of organizations to get involved with and several events on campus to keep you busy! Events almost always give away free food.
  • College Freshman
  • 12 months ago
Although it's my first year at Texas Tech University, there are a few experiences I can share about this college. I have been fortunate to be able to stay in Murray, a residential hall that allows students to have their own private bedroom. Instead of having to use communal bathrooms, Murray residents share one bathroom with one roommate. The campus itself is also very great, with ample trees and numerous eating locations. I am also surprised with the diversity at Texas Tech. Seeing that the school is located in west Texas, I didn't think that the diversity would be this high. I plan on continuing my B.S. in Biochemistry here and look forward to what lays ahead. Wreck Em'!
  • Sophomore
  • 1 month ago