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College Senior

Greek Life: I'm indifferent. I didn't rush. I would have not been able to afford it.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: American Campus Communities basically owns the student housing market out in Lubbock. They have 7ish properties within a three mile radius. Which is fine. I think student housing is brilliant for individuals like myself. Pro's you do not have to take your room from home to college. Cost is not that bad, when everything is included in your rent. Convince to campus is amazing. I walk to school everyday. It is good exercise and the weather is usually nice. Parking is a free for all, its nice during the day but at night it gets a tad full. We do have a security officer that lives on the premises. I'm not sure if they campus offers help to find off-campus housing. The complexes do a lot of guerrilla marketing. It would be hard for students to not hear about off-campus housing.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: Everyone is going to talk about the party scene differently. Myself, when I was younger the house parties were life. Now I enjoy going out to the bars on Broadway. If you didn't go to one frat party in college, I have no idea what you were doing with your life. Rush week will host some insane parties. Bid night will also get a little insane; if you are in with that crowd. If not, there are always those random kids in Tech Terrence always throwing a party. My advice, always have a sober driver. Sober, 100% no alcohol at all. I was always that girl. It was better for me to look our for my friends than to be a sloppy mess. If you are not a social person, then there are tons of ways to get involved at school. There is no reason anyone should be alone in college. There is way too much to do.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: I live off campus, and don't really eat out a lot. They are tons of places around town within a 10-15 drive. Myself, I make most of my meals, with a few tea and coffee stops. Cost is normal. This is not a Dallas hub with food, this is west Texas. People who come to school here should know that. Of course the best places are the one's that have been here for a long time. One Guys pizza right across from campus. If that isn't a local establishment, then i'm not sure what is.

4 College Senior

Administration: Being apart of the Rawls College of Business, you create a new standard for yourself. Rawl's faculty want to to strive for honor, and become the best individual you can. They push us because they know we can handle it. They will do let you slack or cheat yourself. They really do care about our future. If ever caught cheating, it is an automatic dismissal from the class and more than likely the college. Again, transferring in, I do not know as much as the underclass men might, I just know about the policies at the Rawls.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: I never had to really apply for money, until my final year at Tech. I just remember I have to be patient. There are a lot of tech students who need just as much help, or more than I do.

3 College Senior

Campus Food: Never living on campus, I never had to experience the food. Being a college student, I'm extremely cautious with my money. I take food from home when I got to school. My favorite part about having so many snack options on campus is there is always a place to buy coffee.

College Senior

Campus Housing: I never got the chance to live on campus. I transferred in my junior year. I truly wish I would have been able to live on campus. It completely enhances the college experience and value.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: All depends on how much you wanna pay and well before students have to start signing leases, apartments come on campus for an apartment fair and provide rent costs, standby for questions, and provide a lot of free shirts.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: House Parties, Depot District, and bars have great vibes. It all depends on how much you wanna spend.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Popular chain restaurants are near and ethnic foods are great in Lubbock, but require a car.

3 College Freshman

Administration: While we do emphasize striving for honor highly, cheating is overlooked.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Friends and reviews say people have been offered scholarship. I made ok ACT scores and my parents make more than 160,000..I received loan offers, but not scholarship.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Dining halls serve great foods with good discounts. The buffet at Sneed and Horn are always good and cheap!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living in the all girls Women in Science and Engineering dorm complex also known as WISE. All the community advisors and girls residing in the complex have relatable courses to each other, so doing laundry, homework, and movies nights in close settings are always so fun. Additionally, on the first floor there's a buffet called Smart Choices where food galore is possible..good food at that! The staff is great and requests can be made. Food is judged by the campus dietician and always fresh, stocked, and scrumptious. It is also very cheap. Texas Tech has the largest lazy river on a college campus, but its no waterpark. Additionally, we do have free laundry, movie nights, a great activities board that provides free stuff and puts on free events, and health lessons at the rec. Social life is easy because most of the people are easy going.. really easy going! The cost to attend Tech is affordable. We're ranked as a top college for value. Lubbock has everything, however its college.. you look for free events and find yourself compromising everyday objectives. Moreover, housing is a breeze. However, past freshman year sign up as soon as possible because most upperclassmen take apartment style dorms quick as there aren't many to accommodate since most go off campus to avoid paying a meal plan and to save. Additionally, if a sophomore doesn't sign up to stay on campus within the week of housing opening, you'll end up having to check the housing site everyday to see if someone dropped. Otherwise what's left is the most expensive apartment style dorms or having to go off campus.

3 College Student

Scholarships: I have had some issues with financial aid. However, incidents have been handled smoothly

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4 College Student

Campus Food: There is a great variety of options for students to choose from!

College Student

Campus Housing: I am not living on campus.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is reasonable. There are tons of apartments to choose from that have the bus system to take residents to and from campus. There are plenty of options depending on one's price range. They are fairly nice and reasonable with exceptions of a few. I hear finding a house to rent out here is not that bad, especially in the Tech Terrace area.

4 College Senior

Party Scene: Party scene out here at Tech is awesome! There is almost always a party going on every weekend! House parties, bars, or clubs, always some place to go!

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Tons of off-campus restaurants to choose from! Good food and good vibes from most places. A lot of ethnic food to choose from as well!

4 College Senior

Administration: I believe that our campus is very strict, however I think there are more stricter school out there!

4 College Senior

Scholarships: There are many scholarships available for the people who meet the requirements! You just have to find them and look out for them!

4 College Senior

Campus Food: The meal plan in itself can be pricey, but the food is worth it! There are plenty of food places to choose from and they are all great!

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Living on Campus is not bad at all, at least the experience I had was great! Murray Hall at Texas Tech University is an awesome dorm to live in! The transition was easy and the front office was friendly and helpful, making sure I was taken care of and had anything fixed that needed it. There were tons of food choices to choose from at the downstairs dining hall and all staff was really friendly and helpful. I only lived on campus for 1 year and then moved to an off campus apartment. The only reason I moved off was because it can be a bit pricey living on campus. I do however, miss the convenience of just getting up 30 min prior to class and getting there on time. The social atmosphere was great. I met some of my best friends in this dorm hall. I like to this of Tech as one of the biggest but smallest college because it seems that everyone knows everyone in some way.

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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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