Texas Tech University, founded in 1923, is a public, comprehensive university. It is the largest university in the western two-thirds of Texas. The single-campus arrangement of the university, with a law school and health sciences center, is unique in the state, allowing easy transition to law and advanced degrees as well as professional degrees in health care fields. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, and Human Sciences. Texas Tech is a leader in pioneering biotechnology and plant stress/water conservation research, improving alternative fuel capabilities and updating building standards through disaster and wind engineering research. These research opportunities allow students to enter university-wide honors programs. Its 1,839-acre campus is located in Lubbock.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
32,125
Undergraduates
16,738
Men - 52.1%
15,388
Women - 47.9%
6,617
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
69% of 25,384 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.61
SAT Math
585 average
530-630 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
586 average
540-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $27,156
Out-of-state: $42,356
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,600
Out-of-state: $26,800
Room and Board
$9,956
Average Percent of Need Met
65%
Average Freshman Award
$10,479
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,829
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,606
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
4%
10-19
24%
20-29
18%
30-39
15%
40-49
18%
50-99
12%
Over 100
9%
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Not reported Population
236,065
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
26% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Masked Rider and Horse
Sororities
20% of women participate
Fraternities
13% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.4%
Asian
3.1%
Black/African-American
6.5%
Hispanic/Latino
29.8%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.3%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
56.3%
Unknown
0.5%
International Students
2.8% from 103 countries
First-Year Students Returning
87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
33.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
26%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.0%
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