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Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX
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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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 29,963
   Women 13,526 (45.1%)
   Men 16,437 (54.9%)
Graduate Students 6,588
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 63% of 23,311 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline August 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.50
SAT Math 567 average
520-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 550 average
500-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance In-state: $23,906
Out-of-state: $35,606
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $9,781
Out-of-state: $21,481
  Room and Board $8,505
Average Percent of Need Met 70%
Average Freshman Award $14,173
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 1,383
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 4% of classes
10-19 students: 24% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 18% of classes
50-99 students: 12% of classes
Over 100 students: 8% of classes
Lubbock Population 236,065
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 93% of freshmen, 25% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Masked Rider and Horse
Sororities 13% of women participate
Fraternities 6% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
6.5% Black/African-American
25.5% Hispanic/Latino
2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.9% White
0.5% Unknown
International Students 4.9% from 90 countries
First-Year Students Returning 84.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 34.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 15%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 33.0%