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  • 07/08/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    54 out of 59 people found this review useful. 1 of 235

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who enjoys learning with friends, discovering new things they didn't know they liked, or growing more confident in themselves. GO RED RAIDERS!!

    Tips for prospective students

    The best advice I can offer is to make a schedule and stick to it! Schedule when you're going to do what part of your paper and I would suggest to finish it by Thursday--this way if you're tempted to go out with friends for the weekend, you can!! It takes a little getting used to, but scheduling has been a real life-saver for me!

    Am enjoying being here

    There are so many different types of people at TTU, and all of them are nice and wonderful! There are lots of things to do if you are creative and its so easy to be friends with everyone.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors that teach here are wonderful! They are understanding, compassionate and encouraging. They are always open to questions and outside-class time you may need to fully understand the concept.

  • 10/24/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 out of 31 people found this review useful. 2 of 235

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Texas Tech is very diverse. There are students from all sorts of backgrounds and departments. The university is accredited for its strong medicine curriculum. Students interested in this field should apply. Students who wish to challenge themselves have the opportunity to do so by enrolling in Honors courses and submitting a Graduate on Time plan. If you like to be involved, this university is for you! There are an immense variety of organizations to join and these open up opportunities to broaden your interests. School spirit lovers, apply! We win football games and we are proud of it. WRECK 'EM TECH!

    Tips for prospective students

    1. GET INVOLVED! There is no better way to meet new people than to join organizations and make friends with those who have similar interests as you. Doing things together brings you together as a family and students do everything together, from taking the same classes and studying together to attending football games and rushing the field. 2. Go to class. Most professors highlight key concepts that will be a continual theme or will be on the exams. But you won't know if you don't go. Taking notes from your friends or other students may be problematic because everyone takes notes differently and your friend or fellow student might not take the same concept out of the lecture as you. Everyone also learns differently but no matter if you read the assigned readings and online PowerPoint's, going to class will drill into you what you are expected to know. 3. Have fun. College is a good experience and there are many opportunities to take advantage of. However, be smart, put your education first, and be safe about how you divert yourself.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes. Texas Tech has been most helpful in providing financial aid and scholarships. A little effort is required on the part of the student but it is worth it in the end. If you are having issues with obtaining financial aid, apply for school scholarships. Another option to look into is to attend summer courses at your local community college. It saves money, you get the same credit (make sure they transfer), and you do something useful with your summer. Do not be afraid to take out loans. They will pay themselves off when you have a strong career. Besides, a loan is an investment in your education and future and there is nothing better to invest in.

    Am enjoying being here

    Definitely! There are constantly activities to participate in any day of the week. One of the organizations I am in hosts Salsa Nights once a month as a fundraiser. If you're involved in an organization, there are weekly meetings as well as department meetings or guest speakers. The REC is very accommodating and accessible most, if not all, of the day. I LOVE the school spirit that the students at Texas Tech have. It really brings the students together as a student body and as future leaders in society, whether that be in class or their chosen career field.

    Am learning a lot

    Basics are too general. Once you get into higher level courses, they begin to be more linked and in tune with your major. Courses are tough but the faculty and professors are always open to questions and are willing to work with your schedule if you need to see them in their office hours. Don't be afraid to ask questions. If you don't understand, ASK. PowerPoint's have too much information on slides sometimes and I intensely dislike group projects but having to present the information to the class or instructor means I have to know what I am talking about.

  • 07/29/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 out of 26 people found this review useful. 3 of 235

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The spirited and the driven.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring rain boots! When it rains it usually floods and if you think the guy in the F-150 is going to have no pleasure whatsoever in splashing you, you are in for a rude awakening!

    Am enjoying being here

    About every aspect of Tech and Lubbock I enjoy! Everything from the people to the dust storms, this place has character and charm.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors and the people are among the most helpful! They'll even appreciate the stupid questions, everyone has always been more than happy to help!

  • 07/28/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    20 out of 22 people found this review useful. 4 of 235

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Don't worry if your coming alone. You will meet so many friends from all over that are wanting the same experience. Get Ur Guns UP!

    Bang for the buck

    If your not to hot about recieving enough scholarships like i am struggling with, loans are the way to go. Tech is worth its money.

    Will enjoy being here

    Heck yeah! I am pumped, don't you see me smiling. lol

    Will learn a lot

    Its crazy (in a awesome way) how they are so involved with students! I just fell in love with campus just from being at orientation. They will help you with anything you need know about Greek life, football traditions, inside the classrooms, etc.

  • 07/21/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 14 people found this review useful. 5 of 235

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone can find a place at Tech where they feel they belong.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should definitely get caught up in all the hype during football season. Classes are more fun when you have something to look forward to at the end of the week.

    Bang for the buck

    Is there any college that really has bang for the buck? I don't think so, but Tech is in a city that is less expensive than most.

  • 03/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 11 people found this review useful. 6 of 235

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone wanting to get a great education, and is ready to have plenty of fun!

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say, come here ready to study. It's not as easy as everyone says Tech is. Also, be open-minded. Be ready to meet different cultures, get involved in Greek life, and all of the organizations on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    It's an expensive school don't get me wrong, but you're paying for what you get and more. I wouldn't choose another school to attend even if it was cheaper. To be completely honest, its fun packed, traditions are crazy, and not to mention the education you gain is top. You're paying a lot less here to get the same or better education then you'd get at a private school.

    Am enjoying being here

    The spirit here is ridiculous! Tailgating at football games is a great way to meet people, and gets everyone pumped for the actual game. Not to mention, its a year round thing, we don't just rot for out Texas Tech Red Raider Football Team. Everyone is super nice, welcoming, and not to mention you can join any kind of organization you want to. The Greek life here is also amazing. They get involved in so much, especially in the community. You can never have enough community service hours!

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here are wonderful! If you don't understand in class they are always there at their office hours to help. Also, sometimes if you can't make their office hours, if you email them they will be more than willing to rearrange a separate time to help!

  • 11/08/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 7 of 235

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    In any college working hard for those grades are essential. If you give 100% effort in class then college in general is for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate, and Don't choose 8am classes

    Bang for the buck

    College isn't cheap but with Texas Tech you are getting a great education. No matter the price I will finish school at Texas Tech. I am a Red Raider for life!

    Am enjoying being here

    The tradition and how this college really repects itself is amazing. The fun student events on campus and the hipe at all athletic events is amazing.

    Am learning a lot

    I love Texas Tech Univeristy, the professors are so nice and patient. The way they present themselves to the class makes it easy and interesting to listen too. They also are williing to help you in any way they can

  • 07/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 8 of 235

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Being away from home and going to school can be very overwhelming. Sometimes you can get caught up with just having fun and not having parents around that you forget that you are there for school. Don't feel like your alone if you start falling behind in grades. This isn't high school or community college, so yes, its meant to be challenging. I didn't do well my first semester and neither did a lot of my friends. So second semester we were all put in a strategies for learning class called XL. Honestly, best class I've ever taken. You don't have to be failing to take this class, and everyone should take it as a freshman. This class just taught me so much about myself and how to succeed not only in college but in life! This class is small so it was easy to make friends in. We played games and did fun activities, like a scavenger hunt across the whole campus! This class isn't for a grade, it's solely to help you learn about yourself and how you learn best. It was nice having one class that i didn't have to worry about so much and that was actually fun, and i advise anyone and everyone to take it! Just don't forget to get involved, go to class, and just have fun!

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love going here. It honestly is that real college experience. There are many things you can join and get involved in. Greek life is amazing and a great way to make new friends. I really enjoyed rushing and ending up at an amazing house with a group of girls I can call my sisters. I also am really involved with my church since they have a great student association. I'm on staff and everyone there is like family to me. Honestly, get involved because these people are not just your class mates for the next few years but they are your 2nd family. Tech is your home away from home!

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here are AMAZING. No joke. I took a nap after one of my finals since I had time before my next one, and when I woke up I had missed my ISQS final! But, my teacher was super understanding and let me take a different final in his office that night. Don't be afraid to go introduce yourself to your teachers at the beginning of the semester. Go to class everyday, ask questions and go to their office hours, because when it comes to the end of the semester and you need those extra few points to boost your grade, if they know you and saw that you were a dedicated student throughout their class, they will have no problem helping you out. Plus, some teachers give pop quizzes for extra credit so it's beneficial if you go to class everyday.

  • 01/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 9 of 235

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    with all the recent shootings at universities, you would think being away at a college would make you feel uneasy. however, i've never felt safer. there are blue lights every couple of feet all over campus, which when pressed, will have campus police at your side within 90 seconds. dorms are also kept safe by being completely locked without a raider id card programmed specifically for that dorm. there are also campus police that constantly patrol, and seeing them around campus makes me feel safe and secure.

    Greek Life

    there's sororities and fraternities around every corner if you're looking for a bigger commitment. though i'm not personally involved in these, i know many people who are, and who rave about how great it is to be part of a group of people so close.

    Clubs and Activities

    it seems like there's a club for everyone. i'm personally a member of the quidditch club, which i just joined as something fun to do on the weekends.

    Great for these types of students

    if you're looking for the full package - great academics, great people, and an overall outstanding experience - then tech is perfect for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    one of my favorite traditions that tech does every year is called carol of the bells. thousands of christmas lights get put up all over campus, and one night just before winter break, everyone comes out to watch them get turned on. getting to see them all light up at once with all my fellow students is an experience i'll never forget. and while this is probably one of my top traditions, the football games are my absolute favorite thing we do at tech. seeing over 70,000 screaming fans dressed from head to toe in red and black cheering on our red raiders at every game is a sight that never ceases to amaze me.

    Bang for the buck

    i've had the most amazing time of my life so far at texas tech. the food, dorms, and academics are outstanding for the price that you pay for them, but the experience that you get out of going to school here is what's priceless. you meet so many amazing people, and every day feels like an adventure. i've never been so proud to call a school my own.

    What to do for fun

    because lubbock is such a small town, everyone thinks that it gets boring here. however, there's plenty of stuff to do for fun. almost every week i go out with my friends (and pretty much the rest of the university) to wild west, a local dance hall. other nights we'll go to the drive-in movie theater and get dinner at one of the amazing local places to eat. most nights, though, we usually just check and see what tab (tech activities board) has going on that night. they organize hundreds of fun things like free bowling, movie nights, dance parties, and ice cream socials.

    Food and Dining

    the food on campus goes above and beyond cafeteria food. each dorm has their own dining hall with a unique selection of food, making the options endless. you really can't make a bad choice, and i hardly ever miss home-cooked meals because of how great the food is here.

    Dorm Life

    i was surprised by how friendly and welcoming all the students in the dorm were. each floor is like its own miniature family, and we all take care of one another. everyone makes dorm life out to be a miserable experience, but if you go in with a good and friendly attitude, you'll come out of it with life-long friends and a great learning experience.

    Academic Rigor

    texas tech's classes provide the perfect balance between work and learning. unlike most places, you get out exactly what you put in for the classes. if you put in the time and studying that it takes to do well in a class, you'll be rewarded. vice versa, if you slack off and try to do the minimum amount of work to just get through a class, you won't get very much out of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    with all the new freedom that comes with going away to college, you'll probably be tempted to test your limits. i think you have to learn what these limits are on your own, but don't push them too far. as cliché as it sounds, there is a lot of responsibility you need to take on, and if you don't own up to it, it will come back to bite you.

    In three sentences

    in just one semester, texas tech has helped me become the person i've always wanted to be. i've learned so much in such a short amount of time, and i can't wait to spend the next three years here. i can honestly say i've had the time of my life here.

  • 01/20/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 10 of 235

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Study. This college does push you to work hard. It wont be easy, but if it was everyone would come here. You'll be proud of the work you get done here.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the people here. They are so nice. I can walk up to a complete stranger and say hello, and a conversation is almost guaranteed. The school spirit here is amazing. You can tell the students truly care about our school.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors take the time to ask the class if there are any questions during lecture. There are study groups, and study sessions ran by students that have already taken the class.

  • 11/05/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 11 of 235

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Texas Tech is great for students that have an open mind, are full of energy, and ready to learn!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a prospective student, I suggest you at least have a 2.75 gpa in high school, be involved in many extracurricular activities and apply early.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel that I am getting the bang for my buck. For my tuition I get to attend every home game of any sport for free, I get as big of a meal plan as I want, and I get to learn from some of the best professors in the nation.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are over 400 organizations for students to join. At Texas Tech you will always find something to do whether its attending a football game or an engineering meeting. The fun never ends. Weekends are full of excitement, with streets full of excitement as well. I love Texas Tech University!!! GO RED RAIDERS!!!!!

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are amazing; they teach the curriculum very clearly and are available during office hours for additional help. The university also offers free tutoring in every major, which is very helpful as well. Being at Texas Tech has helped me push my brain to limits that I did not know where possible. I am happy to be apart of such a studious university.

  • 01/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 12 of 235

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Texas Tech is a great school for students who will take the initiative to look for ways to get plugged in! It does not require much looking, and with the diversity of students at Tech, you can find as many different groups to be apart of as you want. TTU is also an excellent school for those who do not mind west Texas weather. Most people don't like the dry climate and it is not great in the winter, but compared to most cities in the hot summers, west Texas is the best location with hot, dry days and cool, breezy nights!

    Tips for prospective students

    College is what you make of it! This statement is so true, you will find what you want from college and Texas Tech has much to provide as well as the city of Lubbock! Most people associate Texas Tech as a party school, but it is just as much of a party school as any other college. I have experienced quite the opposite and have become extremely involved in a church and have grown and matured much in my faith as I have made many friends who hold me accountable!

    Bang for the buck

    With the tuition it costs to attend Texas Tech, the school provides so many free events for students to attend during welcome week and throughout the semester. They are opened to all students and its easy to find free t-shirts or free food at many of the events and is also a great activity to do with new friends!

    Am enjoying being here

    Being at Tech has changed me so much for the better! There are so many nice people here in Lubbock and almost everyone has a smile on their face! I have found so many places to get involved in and have made connections and acquired a perfect nanny job through connections I have made! There are also so many places to go in Lubbock as much as any normal city. Lubbock has about every major restaurant as well as small local dining places, there is a mall, museums, and much more.

    Am learning a lot

    TTU has taught me so much through the professors I have had who love there subject that they teach! I have had some great professors that I highly recommend to any student who needs to take the specific classes. I also feel like I have help in every area of life here since there is free access to tutoring, free counseling, the student health center, community advisors, and plenty of churches to seek spiritual help. I never feel alone with no where to go.

  • 05/11/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 13 of 235

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want to have fun but still want a great education. Amazing engineering program!

    Tips for prospective students

    Fill out everything early to get the best dorms, classes, and scholarships. Then get involved with organizations!!

    Bang for the buck

    Great attention to personal experience! Texas Tech does a great job of interacting with their prospective students and making them feel like a part of the experience.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is beautiful, and does a great job of relaying the small town feeling while still being in the middle a decent sized city. I can't wait to interact with the student body and get involved in everything they have to offer.

  • 01/11/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 235

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Start applying early, have everything done by the financial aid due date so you wont have to worry about anything else. Take a tour of the university, take a few friends, ask your teachers what they think of the colleges, but make sure you find one that you know you will be able to live there.

    Bang for the buck

    I know that college isn't cheap but Texas Tech offers a lot of ways to get financial aid.

    Am enjoying being here

    The people here and the atmosphere are great because everyone is proud to be a Red Raider. The football team is a big part of the student enthusiasm and if you don't like football you know that you will leave a Red Raider fan.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers are professional and are looking to help you succeed. If you need help or tutoring it's easy to find study groups, tutoring, and professors have great office hours that are really convenient.

  • 12/09/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 235

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Greek! If you want to have a huge social experience at Texas Tech, go Greek. They even have professional organizations, I am involved one and absolutely love it! Delta Sigma Pi!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class everyday, there are perks. Get to know professors and sit in the front rows so professors will recognize you. Join organizations, you will meet a lot of people and have great experience for internships and jobs.

    Bang for the buck

    Tech is striving to became a Tier One school, and I know the degree I will receiving will be worth the money. Tuition isn't bad compared to other colleges in the state and it is certainly worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I grew up in Lubbock, so I have always been a Red Raider fan. Still, when classes are in full swing, I feel like I'm somewhere else entirely, and I love it! There is always something going on, and Tech is a really big part in that.

    Am learning a lot

    I loved the environment here at Texas Tech. The professors are great, the classrooms full of potential friends, and everyone is friendly. This atmosphere makes learning easier and more importantly, fun.

  • 01/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 235

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Texas Tech is great for students who want to further their education and also meet lifelong friends and learn valuable life lessons.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're planning to attend Texas Tech be prepared for fluctuating weather all the time, so bring a heavy coat and shorts. Also, try and take as many AP or dual credit classes in high school as you can so you can take more classes that you're interested instead of the basic Math, English, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    Texas Tech, like any university has costs and fees but these can be covered with loans, scholarships, and/or grants.

    Am enjoying being here

    People at Texas Tech are very friendly and welcoming. Getting involved is the best way to meet great people, and there's so many of them.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers are very willing to help you by any means necessary you just need to take the initiative and make an appointment to see them.

  • 05/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 235

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for people who want a large school where the people are friendly and you never run out of new things to do. WRECK'EM TECH!!!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get some good walking shoes; it's a big, beautiful campus. Once you're here, get involved. Go to the TAB (Tech Activities Board) events and meet some people in your dorm. Hang out at the SUB and grab a smoothie with some classmates. Talk to your professors!!! You'll need them to write recommendation letters for you and they are, usually, really nice people.

    Bang for the buck

    Is college really ever cheap? Tech is a great school and it's a state school, so it's not that bad at all. Since Tech is pushing for Tier 1 status, lots more money is coming in so it's sure to just get better!

    Am enjoying being here

    There is so much to do on campus and I'm never bored, even though Lubbock doesn't sound like the most fun place in the world, there is actually a lot to do.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here in the Honors College and across campus are fantastic! Check out reviews of professors online or ask an older student about them to make sure you get the best one.

  • 06/26/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 235

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    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to sign up for your classes early because the classes fill up fast! My friend is going to Texas Tech next year and she's stuck in many classes she doesn't need because the important ones are already filled.

  • 07/07/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 235

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    Bang for the buck

    TTU Law School is consistently top ranked for getting the most bang for your buck. I've heard over and over that TTU actually prepares you for being a lawyer better than many higher rated schools.

    Will enjoy being here

    I thought it was a great personal touch that the dean added a written note on my letter of acceptance about what I personally could bring to the campus based on my application and resume. Every time I call, they are very helpful and knowledgeable.

    Will learn a lot

    I think so. The first year classes are chosen for you but they cover diverse subject areas typical of most law schools.

  • 09/20/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 20 of 235

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    BEAUTIFUL Campus

  • 02/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 235

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    Campus Safety

    texas tech has emergency button systems on pretty much every corner. from where i live, i can see three safety emergency buttons that are not more than 100 yards away. in addition to these emergency buttons, the police will be there within 90 seconds after one of the buttons has been pushed, so the safety is incredibly tight around campus.

    Greek Life

    i'm not huge on greek life. my girlfriend is in a sorority and it has consumed her life and she fell into the stereotypical sorority girl act. the guys aren't the nicest either. they think they are better than everyone else when really they are no better than their fellow student.

    Clubs and Activities

    tech has so many different social groups and student led organizations. from the equestrian team to the theater club, all the way to the zombie game, tech has something for everybody.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    texas tech wraps the will rodgers and soapsuds statue the night before the football games. why? i can't even answer honestly, but it's strange to see a red horse and horseman as opposed to a blackish rusty colored one.

    Bang for the buck

    texas tech is definitely worth the pretty penny you have to pay for going to college here. dorm, campus, and student life are all great to be involved in and it is sure not to disappoint.

    What to do for fun

    there is so many things to do on campus. sporting events are going on consistently, the student recreation center is open 18 hours out of the day most days and if you aren't into that type of stuff then the sub has theaters for people to enjoy plays or movies.

    Food and Dining

    the food is really good actually. i eat the same thing pretty much everyday and the food never seems to disappoint me.

    Dorm Life

    my dorm floor is awesome. the food is great, and i love hanging out with my the guys on my floor. it couldn't get much better!

    Academic Rigor

    texas tech is very academically challenging. you have to focus in class and listen in lectures unlike most high school classes. if you pay attention and continue striving for honor, then you will succeed here at texas tech.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't hesitate to view the campus! texas tech has a lot to offer for everybody from the geeky to the freaky. tech will definitely not disappoint you in your curiosity about this prestigious campus.

    In three sentences

    texas tech university is by far a home away from home for me. i met so many unique and diverse people and grew closer to them as my temporary family. texas tech is, was, and will always be my number one choice

  • 12/23/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 235

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is really wonderful for business students, engineers, and any student interested in design. This school really helps kids engage in learning and achieve their goals in life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your advisors and don't be too prideful to ask for help if you need it. The administrators are very kind and want you to prosper, so as long as you strive to receive help and find a way to work things out everyone will want to help you reach those goals.

    Bang for the buck

    Although all universities cost a great deal of money, Texas Tech is good at not being too expensive and what you pay for you do get a lot out of. As a part of your admin fees every student is able to attend every sporting event and campus wide programs.

    Am enjoying being here

    I thoroughly enjoy the atmosphere here at Texas Tech, I also love the beauty of West Texas campus with the spanish architecture. The Students are hospitable and the professors are kind and understanding.

    Am learning a lot

    While attending Texas Tech a student won't just simply learn the material taught in the classroom, they will learn about how to interact with others, become responsible, and learn how to live life independently.

  • 03/17/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 1 person found it offensive. 1 person found this inaccurate. 23 of 235

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    Will learn a lot

    Hi. Can someone please tell me what my chances are of being accepted to TTU? I have a 3.3 GPA (about an 88), but am barely in the bottom half of my class (top 51%). I live in the San Antonio area and attend Alamo Heights High School. In case none of you know, it's ridiculously competitive here and a good majority of the kids are in AP, which gets them more points right away. I'm not one of those kids. Plus my class is very small (only 374 people). At a normal school, a 3.3 GPA would put me well in the top half or maybe even top 25% of my class. Really, a 3.3 is not bad at all. So will Texas Tech take look at the kind of school I go to when they consider me, or will they look solely at my class ranking no matter what? Alamo Heights is among the best and most competitive schools in Texas so that immediately puts me at a disadvantage. I haven't taken the SAT, but I got a 1480 on the practice one I recently took. Let's just assume that's the score I send to TTU. Would that be good enough? Please tell me about my chances. I would greatly appreciate it!

  • 05/23/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    I can't wait. I am soooo excited. I went to visit and I had a blast, all the people were extremely nice and I can't wait to be a red raider.

    Will learn a lot

    Degree in Biology, here I come.

  • 06/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 235

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    Great for these types of students

    To me it seems that Texas Tech University would be the ideal university for medical, law, biology (or other sciences), teaching, psychology, and journalism students. Rather than the students, like me, who are into acting, directing film, or anything else in that field, don't get me wrong Tech has a pretty good performing arts school, but for those who are really passionate about acting in either plays, television, or movies, they should really reconsider coming here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips if you want/need money try to get a job on campus, it really does help with your scheduling. You get weekends off and don't have to work night, where I work anyways. When it rains a lot the streets of Tech will flood FAST so be prepared to walk in some rivers. You will get exercise everyday you walk or whatever you do to get class on campus since it is so big. The obvious tip is study, study, study! Don't procrastinate unless you want to be on academic probation and take the XL program class.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe this school is worth the money if you really intend on coming here. If you live here in Lubbock already, my advice would be to live with your parents. As lame as that sounds; it really does save you a great deal of money, but if you just want to get away from your parents for whatever reason then that is fine. I didn't stay in the dorms since Lubbock is where I was raised so I can't really talk about the cost for room and board and all that fun stuff.

    Am enjoying being here

    While I'm still here at Tech, I must admit it is nice and calm being here, I work on campus so that is a really good bonus because my job can work with my class schedule very easily and I get paid pretty well. The professors I've had have all been awesome, funny, and great at teaching the material. You can really become friends with your professors very easily here (what I've noticed anyway) they are really down to earth with every student and treat every student with fairness and respect. Also it is very hard to gain 15 pounds (you know? the Freshman 15) when you come to Texas Tech, since Tech is the 2nd largest campus in the nation, whether you walk, run, skate, or bike to your classes; you will get your exercise for the day.

    Am learning a lot

    Texas Tech has actually taught me a lot about college life in general. Like how to occupy your free time, how to study the right way, and still have fun while studying and going to classes. Of course when you first come to the University as a freshman you must do your basics, which I haven't done all yet, but I did my English and my intro class for my major which taught me so much about my major and made me re-think if this is what I wanted to do.

  • 06/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Friendly, positive, and hardworking students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved and don't be afraid to make new friends!

    Bang for the buck

    Texas Tech is very generous with their financial aid and scholarships!

    Am enjoying being here

    Yes! The campus is beautiful and the architecture is definitely my favorite! The people are so diverse and friendly! The atmosphere is awesome!

    Am learning a lot

    Yes! I love the classes at Tech! I'm finishing up my basic classes and I have learned so much in all of them.

  • 07/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 235

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    Great for these types of students

    This campus is perfect for any type of student. They are willing to work with you and help you with anything. They are pretty much an extension of my family and it feels nice to be supported. I really love it here and I think you will too.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should always remember to do your homework. Fill out your Fasfa every year and make an effort in class. Professors are more willing to pass a student they know are trying hard then the ones that hide in the back of the classroom. Visit all of your professors to ensure that they know your face and name. It really makes a difference!

    Bang for the buck

    Texas Tech University is a very kind place. If you are in trouble there are people there to listen to you and help you get out of your situation. People here are very friendly and sometimes give you tough love. Don't be afraid to ask for help or advice. Yes, college is expensive, but I say it's worth it. They are willing to work with you every step of the way and getting the support from your university can make all the difference between graduating with a degree and graduating with something you love.

    Will enjoy being here

    I am very excited on going to campus. I have been there many times and the people you see are willing to help you if you have problems!

    Academic Rigor

    because of the Upward Bound program I had the opportunity to take college classes on Texas Tech campus. I was thrilled to be in class for summer one. I am not going to lie the classes can be difficult if you are from a small school like me but I will promise you that the Professors care about there students and they will help you if you take the time and effort to ask and seek help!

  • 08/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Just have fun and study hard. If you study you will do great

    Bang for the buck

    Tech is expensive, but what college isnt? If you really want to think about it, you will earn more money in your life if you invest now. Also there are lots of student benefits that are said to be free, but its really just a way of saying hey youre paying all this money, heres some thing to say thank you.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is always something going on and plenty of student specific events that you can take part in.

    Am learning a lot

    Its college, if you pay attention then you will learn a lot! Just dont feel like asking questions makes you dumb. ASK AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

  • 08/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 235

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    Great for these types of students

    Students that know about livestock and farm life would probably fit in really well here. Plus, Texas Tech is in the Bible Belt so lots of conservative students would find many people with views like theirs as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're used to living in a place that has the same weather all year long, I would suggest bringing clothes for every season. It get really hot in the summer and it snows in the winter so be prepared! Also, be ready to pay a lot for textbooks! They're more expensive than you think! And don't only rely on the campus bookstore for books! There are many other places in town that offer cheaper books!

    Bang for the buck

    With all of the great teachers, the large campus, up to date technology, and many opportunities, I think Texas Tech is well worth the money.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful and there are many opportunities to volunteer and have fun! Lubbock is a great bustling town filled with things to do in your free time. I'm really liking it!

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned so much from every single teacher that I've had. The professors are so great that I'm getting A's in subjects that I have no previous knowledge or experience in. It's great!

  • 08/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    It's great for small-town students who want to broaden their horizons. There are tons of amazing opportunities here, and tons of people to meet and get to know.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to do a lot of walking, and make sure to check the website and get everything taken care of early.

    Bang for the buck

    You could get the same core classes at a community college for cheaper, but the environment and community around Tech make up for it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love Tech, and have loved it ever since I was in kindergarten. I am absolutely thrilled to be here.

    Am learning a lot

    All I've done is orientation, and I learned a lot about the history of Tech and about easier ways to get around.

  • 09/28/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 235

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for anyone!

    Tips for prospective students

    Defiantly will be applying here

  • 11/19/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 235

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    Great for these types of students

    outgoing, friendly, willing to make a big change in their life.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a big change but there are people who can help you just look around and be open to making new friends.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a bit expensive however it is worth it. There are new things you can find all over the campus it is a small city within a small city. It's in a small town so you have a nice mix of small and big town appeal

    Did enjoy being here

    I made a ton of friends and it is really easy to get involved. There is a bunch of stuff to do so you do have to do some research but it is completely worth it.

    Did learn a lot

    I was only there for a year but I learned how to take care of myself and I grew up a ton being there learning how college life works and how the college life and high school life are two totally different things.

  • 11/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 235

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    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in things. If Greek life is not for you, a different school will soot you better

    Bang for the buck

    This is an expensive school, but the education is one of a kind. Worth every penny!

    Am enjoying being here

    I am not involved in the Greek life so it has been more difficult to find a group of friends. Other than that everything is wonderful

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers and professors here at Texas Tech are amazing! I am having the best experience i could have wished for with my teachers. They are so willing to help and are extremely fun people. They are so full of knowledge and willing to help you grow and succeed.

  • 12/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Everything's reasonable and there are some great deals to be found with a little looking. From rent, to shopping, to academic supplies, you get a great value with Tech.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech offers all the feature and amenities of any large university system but in a small home town setting. It's a great place to go to school without having all the problems big cities seem to have like higher rent. The Red Raider atmosphere is amazing and I couldn't be happier here! Wreck 'em Tech!

  • 10/20/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Tech is diverse for all types of students and it is a great experience to be able to experience an education experience on a larger scale and gives an opportunity to be able to be yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you are up for the challenge of taking these classes here like some profs can be a joke but most of them will actually help you as long as you seek help.

    Bang for the buck

    Its okay as far as the cost in tuition, the room and board (housing and meal plan) can be kinda expensive but i look at it overall and its really not that bad.

    Am enjoying being here

    At first i really didn't because i wasn't making any friends to begin with but now I am loving it. Living on campus isn't the greatest as far as the quality of the dorms but it helps in terms of making grades. Because for me living on campus has helped me to make better grades since i have no excuse not to seek help from anyone.

    Am learning a lot

    Im not going to lie to you at all yes i am learning alot. Yeah the classes are large but that is at any university, but this experience has helped me to seek help alot by visiting the teachers during office hours and going to review sessions, etc. This is a great university academically

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Everyone! As a gamer, I am aware of three different gaming groups that meet regularly. If you're interested in something, chances are, someone else is too and you just need to find them. With such a big campus, things are always going on, and sometimes they show movies in the Student Union Building before they're out on DVD. There are learning communities and greek stuff (for you greeky people) as well as a variety of things to do at the REC center. In the same day, you can climb on the one-foot-taller-than-A&M's rock wall, have belly dancing lessons, and play some water polo. There are literally thousands of things to do at any given moment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early for housing. You don't want to be one of those kids that applied too late and ended up not being able to get a dorm at all-- resulting in a mad rush for other options. They say that the will to succeed is nothing without the will to prepare, and you must prepare for college. Don't imagine it as an extended summer camp-- it is a school, and you are there to learn first and foremost. Everything else comes second.

    Bang for the buck

    While I am a bit iffy on the price for housing, overall the prices for everything else is decent if not swell.

    Am enjoying being here

    Texas Tech, and Lubbock in general, has become the cliche home away from home for me. In a safe environment, one can chill with friends, get to class in a large variety of ways, or not go to class at all (but if you don't go to class, why did you pay for the classes in the first place?). There is a wide variety of food, and in the Market at Stangel/Murdough, you can get the same food for half the price as elsewhere on campus (as well as the fact that it stays open late). The dorms each have their own A/C gauge, and you never run out of hot water in the shower, no matter how many people are using it. In some dorms, you can elevate the beds, and fit mini fridges under there, creating even more space.

    Am learning a lot

    Every day is intriguing and brings new concepts and considerations into play. My profs are awesome, will explain everything to a student if they don't have a complete grasp of the subject matter, and always extend their time to the students they teach. You would be hard-pressed to find an apathetic professor, or the same from the professors' studious TA's.

  • 01/11/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    hard working student

    Tips for prospective students

    save money

    Bang for the buck

    great school

    Will enjoy being here

    close to home

    Will learn a lot

    about petroleum engineer

  • 12/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    study hard and have fun.. don't wait last minute.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't just party study hard

  • 01/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Pace yourself and learn study tips ahead.

  • 01/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    everybody fits in somewhere at tech because it is such a hug diverse place.

    Tips for prospective students

    have fun

  • 01/09/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    awesome job

    Greek Life

    the best

    Clubs and Activities

    awesome

    Great for these types of students

    everything

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    dont know any

    What to do for fun

    anything

    Food and Dining

    the best

    Dorm Life

    awesome

    Tips for prospective students

    keep on trying to get in dont give up

    In three sentences

    this school seems awesome. my sister also would like to go. my opinion the best in texas.

  • 01/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the tech police are usually everywhere but a few things have been reported stolen so take precautions to prevent theft.

    Greek Life

    not for me.

    Clubs and Activities

    join organizations that interest you and make new friends.

    Bang for the buck

    get the coupon book that comes out every semester at the barnes and noble and utilize it fully.

    What to do for fun

    parties are everywhere, just be social and you'll be invited. for men, join a fraternity.

    Food and Dining

    the food is cheap and convenient.

    Dorm Life

    the rooms are a decent size. choose a personal friend or acquaintance at least as a roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are well taught. good professors are far and few as with any school.

    Tips for prospective students

    watch out for parking tickets. prepare for snow storms thoroughly. do not walk on the sidewalk while cars are passing, after it has rained.

    In three sentences

    it is a beautiful campus filled with multiple resources. teachers and staff are availiable when help is needed. the study abroad program is probably the best in texas.

  • 01/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 43 of 235

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    Campus Safety

    I haven't heard of anything happening.

    Greek Life

    One of the best decisions I have ever made.

    Clubs and Activities

    They're what make my life.

    Great for these types of students

    There's something for everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We throw tortillas at kickoff during football games.

    Bang for the buck

    Pretty average cost, less compared to other texas schools.

    What to do for fun

    I joined a lot of activities which are fun. Also Greek life is fun.

    Food and Dining

    Lot's of choices.

    Dorm Life

    I hated every single minute of my first semester. My second wasn't so bad when I rented my own room, having friends in the same dorm make it so much better.

    Academic Rigor

    I started out as chemical engineering, it was so boring and tedious. Make sure you're doing what you love

    Tips for prospective students

    STUDY. It's easier said than done, I promise.

    In three sentences

    I love texas tech. I can't imagine going anywhere else. Even though I didn't visit before I came here, I have no regrets.

  • 01/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Tech's greek life is amazing and there is so much to do.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs all over campus and you can also start any. Inter-murals are very strong and greek life is a great way to meet people.

    Bang for the buck

    Although it is a expensive, it is worth it to be able to attend this college.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do for fun here including tail gates and sporting events and also inter murals so you can take part in the action. There are many activities set up around campus and also a strong greek life to get involved in the community and meet people.

    Food and Dining

    the food is great!

    Dorm Life

    the dorms a slightly old, but they are in a great location and not a far walk from classes. the food in the dorms is amazing and you get to meet plenty of people.

    Academic Rigor

    It is very well rounded in academic rigor. The classes are all do able if you attend class and put effort in. The are not easy but if you try you will do great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Although tech is far for most people, it is such a good school and worth the distance. There is such good campus life and school spirit. All the teachers are very helpful and I would recommend this school to anyone.

    In three sentences

    I love this school more than I ever thought I could. It is such a great campus and everyone is so friendly and willing to help. Not only is it beautiful, but also has great teachers and learning environments.

  • 01/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there is a ton of things around campus you can do for fun. in the sub they are always having activities and movies, you will make tons of friends so you can always hang out with them, you can go work out at the rec or go swimming, and the list goes on!

    Food and Dining

    there are many different options all over the tech campus and they are actually pretty good, much better than high school cafeteria food!

    Dorm Life

    dorms are very nice, they are kept clean and i absolutely love my roommate. it's nice having a food place in every dorm so that way if the weather is bad one day you just have to walk downstairs to get food.

    Academic Rigor

    classes can be tough, especially if it's not something you are very interested in. but if you go up to your professors and ask questions about things you are unsure about they are all willing to help. also if you find someone to study with and stay on top of the readings and homework it makes things so much easier!

    Tips for prospective students

    study hard and keep up your grades but also join different organizations. it will look great on your resume to show that you have great grades and are a part different organizations. also there are tons of different clubs and activities you can join, which also helps in making friends!

    In three sentences

    texas tech has been the best experience in my life. i have grown so much academically and personally. i cannot wait to be here for the next 3 years.

  • 01/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    this campus is extremely safe. the campus police take their jobs very seriously here, and there honestly is no reason to feel unsafe.

    Greek Life

    our greek life is very involved on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    you name it we probably have it. we have intramurals, a skydiving club, even a quidditch club. (yes they do play and they run around on brooms).

    Great for these types of students

    tech is great for all students. it is very diverse and has something to offer for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    texas tech actually throws tortillas at football games. actually it was banned and can result in a 15 yard penalty against tech. but at the texas vs. a&m game in 1992, espn commentators said lubbock only has tech football and a tortilla factory. this didn't settle well with the student body. so when tech played a&m they protested by flinging tortillas into the air and onto the field.

    Bang for the buck

    you definitely get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    there are so many things to do on and off campus. whether its athletic events or random activities there is something going on every night.

    Food and Dining

    every dorm has its own dining hall, so there are a ton of options. also there are restaurants within walking distance of the campus. try to avoid the student union building at noon, lunch rush gets really crazy.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is great. i recommend getting to know your floor mates and your ca. try having an open door policy, people are more inclined to stop by and say hi.

    Academic Rigor

    this isn't high school anymore, so it's going to be really different academically. some classes are easier than others but that depends on your professor and what subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    always plan out your class schedules before signing up. if you apply for financial aide make sure the fin. aide office receives your fafsa, (they lost mine...twice).

    In three sentences

    i love texas tech, and i honestly couldn't see myself anywhere else. it is rich in spirit, diversity, and academic integrity.

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    (haven't eaten much on campus yet)

    Dorm Life

    (have not moved in yet)

    Academic Rigor

    (have not started taking classes yet)

    Tips for prospective students

    steps: 1) start taking the sat and act early your junior year 2) visit the campus during your junior year 3) apply early your senior year 4) get accepted and visit the campus again your senior year 5) attend red raider orientation 6) move-in to your dorm in august and have a great year!!

    In three sentences

    i have only visited once, but they made me want to come back! the trip out there was not very exciting, but once you get there it's worth it! people from all around come there, so you're bound to run into people you know, plus you can meet lots of new people!

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i haven't heard of anything bad happening on campus. there are roads that go through campus but they are not major roads and they are closed to through traffic during typical school hours.

    Greek Life

    greek life is so much fun, however you do not have to join a greek organization in order to make friends. the greeks both sorority and fraternity are great fun though and open you up to events and socials that being a tech student alone may not give you access to.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are so many great clubs to join. a list that when typed out makes about 20 pages of information. clubs of all sorts too, academic/professional, special interest, multicultural, religious, etc. you name it, texas tech probably have it

    Great for these types of students

    outgoing, academic... i think tech offers enough diversity in atmosphere and student life that really anyone would enjoy being here. texas tech students are especially school spirited!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the campus is huge and has everything you can think of on it. the stadium, the spirit arena where the volleyball and basketball teams play, and also there is a museum!

    Bang for the buck

    the tuition for this university is beyond cheap for a big 12 university. it has everything that any other state school would offer and lubbock really isn't as bad as people say it is.

    What to do for fun

    go to the sporting events, join greek life, get involved in enough student organizations to keep you busy, go work out at the rec. also there are a few things to do in lubbock that are fun to hang out with friends and go and do like go see a movie, go to the mall, go out to eat, go eat frozen yogurt...

    Food and Dining

    great options around campus! the sub is such a great place to find food for any appetite.

    Dorm Life

    only from what i have heard; i am a transfer student and did not live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    it is challenging enough without being impossible and there are a lot of opportunities for students to get tutoring on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you go to classes even when they are not required to do so, sleep as much as you can but be willing to give up some in order to study and/or complete homework, get a dining plan because there are so many great places to eat on campus and you will run out of money to eat out all the time, and don't be afraid to talk to your professors!

    In three sentences

    texas tech is a great place to meet new friends. it is a good atmosphere for learning and encouraging educational goals. sometime i find the administration a little difficult to work with.

  • 02/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the police are very nice and tech tries their best to make sure that everyone can be safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    there's a club for just about anything and anyone. no one is an outcast.

    Bang for the buck

    it's a great school and everything you pay for really does come back to you in the end.

    What to do for fun

    there's always great activities being organized that you can attend. there's never a boring day if you actually go out and do something.

    Food and Dining

    the food is actually a lot better than i thought. i really like it because there's so much to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    i love my dorm and the people here. the activities are great and everyone is just so inviting.

    Academic Rigor

    tech is not easy whatsoever. tech will push you to strive for your best and although it's hard, you will be glad in the end because you didn't take the easy way out.

    Tips for prospective students

    manage your time well and you can make it like you never thought you could.

    In three sentences

    i feel like i belong here. i am being pushed to my limits. there's always something to do.

  • 02/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    campus safety takes their job extremely seriously. i can't walk out of my dorm for 5 minutes without seeing campus police driving by and checking up on things. there is also emergency stops lit up on campus in case you would ever need one. they are lit up with blue lights and from every one you stand at you can see the next. it is designed like this so that you can run from emergency station to emergency station and campus police can track your path and make sure you are safe! i have never once felt unsafe on campus, which is extremely important to me.

    Great for these types of students

    any type of student will fit in at texas tech, that's what's so great about it! i have been so welcomed by any type of group i have reached out to, and let me tell you, the number or various groups there are is unimaginable! the great thing about it is that no matter what group you are involved in, everyone is part of raider nation, and you can feel like the second you step on campus!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    when you drive into campus and see the masked rider wrapped in red, you'd better get your guns up! that means one thing: game day in raiderland and you better be there! around christmas time tech puts on carol of the lights, singing christmas carols and lighting up the campus with thousands of christmas lights! it's a great feeling to be involved in something so big!

    Bang for the buck

    i grew up as a red raider, so i had pretty much decided where i wanted to go before i even took the campus tour, but i was so surprised at how much more there was to offer than i knew! the campus tour will have you sold, from traditions to organizations, everything about tech so far has been so much more than i expected. you won't be disappointed!

    What to do for fun

    fun at texas tech is limitless! when the weather is warm, you can enjoy the lazy river and pool at the rec center, and maybe work out at the rec before you take a dive. whether it be track, basketball, football, or soccer, there is always some kind of sport going on that would love your support! in addition to those, there are so many organizations i can't even count! any interest you could possibly have is covered, and you won't regret getting involved!

    Food and Dining

    there are so many options at texas tech when it comes to dining, it doesn't even seem like school meals. from quiznos, to chick-fil-a, to sbarro, to chinese kitchens, to fresh pasta joints, texas tech dining really has it all. no matter what i crave, i can just head over to the sub, the market, or sam's and be instantly satisfied!

    Dorm Life

    the dorm life is exciting to say the least. i went into it with a negative attitude, but definitely came out with something positive. it's great to meet people that are going to be around you constantly for the next year, you'd be surprised how many you will meet that share your major, interests, and classes. living in the dorms introduced me to many friends, study partners, and tutors, it was a great experience!

    Academic Rigor

    i am proud to say i am from texas tech because of the incredibly dedicated staff. not once have i ever came across a professor/academic advisor/dean that did not put out all the effort they could to ensure my best education. as long as you are willing, they will lead you to success!

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are planning to attend texas tech, i would suggest learning the bus routes or brining a bike, the campus is huge! make sure you leave your dorm/house in time to make it to class on time. also, make sure you pack clothes suited for alaskan weather, chicago weather, and africa weather, because you never know what you're going to wake up to in the morning!

    In three sentences

    texas tech is a huge, incredible campus full of life and inspiration. i have never been presented with so many opportunities as i have now that i am a student at texas tech. every aspect of this university is so thrilling and intriguing.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    texas tech is a very safe place. in fact, it is the safest place in all of lubbock. tech police are very helpful and protective of tech students and lubbock citizens. there are so many programs to keep students safe it is amazing. for example, if you are stuck studying in the library tell the late hours of night and your dorm is all the way across campus you can call safe nite and they will pick you up and bring you back to your dorm for free. tech also has what is called safe ride for students who need a ride from somewhere far off campus back to their dorm at anytime at night. there are many other free programs like these that keep tech and it's students safe.

    Greek Life

    greek life at tech is not very big, however we have a good community for those interested in joining a fraternity or sorority. all the fraternities and sororities on campus are close knit and are there to help each other with anything whether it's academics or personal life. there is one strange thing about tech greek life however, none of the fraternity or sorority members live in the houses. according to a law passed in lubbock in the 1900's people cannot live in a house together if they have different last names, so tech frats and sororities don't live in their houses. besides that, though, tech greek life is a great community and fun experience.

    Clubs and Activities

    texas tech has over 400 clubs and each year more and more students take the oppotunity to create more. there are clubs meant for community service, specific majors, sports, politics, interest groups, and almost anything you want. texas tech even has a quidditch team. if you want to find a group of people with your interest, no matter how strange, texas tech more than likely has a club for it.

    Great for these types of students

    texas tech is great for people who love spirit and love community. we are all about the unity of the school and supporting one another. also, are student body is very diverse and very welcoming; there is definitely a family for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    texas tech red raiders are very spirited and respect all traditions on campus. during football games you must wear red and black and keep your guns up for our team. even the citizens of lubbock who do not attend tech respect this rule. also, we red raiders take pride in our matador song. you have to learn, know, and love it because it exemplifies our love for our school. one of the most important traditions thought is that no one can walk on the grass in memorial circle. in order to understand why you have to be a tech student. there are many more fun traditions on campus as well, but you will learn about that when you get here.

    Bang for the buck

    texas tech costs about the same as every texas public university. however, there are so many scholarships available to those willing to apply and plenty of financial aid is given every year. also, if you're a non-texas resident like me and are able to recieve a minimum of $1000 in scholarship money from tech out of state tuition will be waved and you can save even more. texas tech is definitely worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    texas tech university is located in lubbock, tx or as many like to call it the middle of nowhere. however, students always find plenty to do. the residence hall association always puts on free events like movies, concerts, and comedians coming to campus. also, tech students are very much proud of their sports teams so attending a football or basketball game is always a major event; plus, texas tech is one of the very few schools that lets students attend all athletic games free. there's even more, though, on the weekends the night life is great. there is always a party going on and the clubs in lubbock are surprisingly great. many musicians come to lubbock as well from many different musical tastes whether it's country, rock, metal, rap, or pop it's in lubbock. you won't ever be bored!

    Food and Dining

    the food at tech is better than most universities. the food is not typical cafeteria food; there are many more options. students can choose from buffet style meals or supermarket options. we even have some food courts with many different choices depending on your mood. also, tech does well to provide for all kinds of students with many vegetarian options and healthy choices. for students living on campus there are dining plans to choose from and with a dining plan students get discounts at many of the food courts and markets on campus.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life at tech is great. there are so many free events that the dorms put on that bring each residence hall together as a family. also, many of these events provide free food and cool t-shirts because everyone knows college students don't tend to have money to spare. texas tech also has great maintenance and rha staff that can help any student living in the dorms with any problem asap. one thing though, bring plenty of blankets because it gets really cold sometimes.

    Academic Rigor

    texas tech is not a very hard school. academically it is very easy to pass because of all the opportunities the school provides for success. the classes are not easy, but because there are so many free tutoring and help centers on campus as well as professors and grad students willing to put in extra time to help you passing is not a hard goal. it is especially helpful that there are specific help centers per subject so that students get the best help possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    anyone looking into texas tech university as a prospective school should definitely look closely at the unity of the students. spirit is big on campus and if you think that you are not big on school pride, texas tech will change your mind. tech students are very supportive of each other whether it is in athletics, academics, or just anything you need support in tech students will be there. the faculty is also very involved and helpful; they want to see you become successful. texas tech is a very well rounded school and loves bringing in a variety of students to the school. just remember keep your guns up and strive for honor!

    In three sentences

    texas tech university is a school for people who want both a close knit college family and a large student community. our school provides many opportunities for academic success and encourages school unity. tech is a place to have fun while getting a degree from a well acknowledged school.

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    there are so many! rugby, equestrian team, fishing, sky diving, paintball, fencing, anything and everything you could ever want to do.

    What to do for fun

    if you're at least 18, you must go to wild west on thursday nights. it's college night, and from 9pm-2am they play country,rap,hip-hop and sometimes even some techno! it's a great place to meet people. every friday night there is a concert. it's always big names. josh abbott band, kyle park, brad paisley, etc. etc. if you're 21, you have to go to blue light cafe down in the depot district. there's always a band playing there. best bar to go to!

    Food and Dining

    there is somewhere to eat in almost every building! you'll never go hungry on campus! there are so many choices!

    Dorm Life

    so much fun! i lived in the dorms last year and they were a blast! i met so many friends! i currently live in the on-campus apartments and i've met most of our basketball and football teams just by random bbqs that they'll have in the courtyards. they were grilling one day and were going around to all the apartments and asking if we wanted to join. there is a great sense of community here!

    Academic Rigor

    we are a big 12 school, so this isn't exactly a walk in the park. yes, some professors are easier than others, but the academic requirements for most majors will keep you challenged. everything is doable though.

    Tips for prospective students

    enjoy walking. a lot. we have the largest campus in the u.s and it is absolutely beautiful! be interested in something. go greek, or join a club. just do something to get active and make friends!

    In three sentences

    tech has everything! the campus is gorgeous, the people are friendly and the wind is always blowing! (we invented the wind-blown look up here. you're welcome, america.)

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    texas tech makes safety the number one priority. if you are lost there is always a number you can call no matter where you are on campus or in lubbock that will escort you anywhere free of charge. if you are scared to walk back to your dorm because it is late they will pick you up or have someone walk with you, and there are always campus police driving around on campus and they can be called at any time.

    Bang for the buck

    with all texas tech has to offer, i believe it is one of the best colleges you can go to and still not have to pay a huge fortune.

    What to do for fun

    texas tech offers several fun activities. from intramural activities such as sports, to free movies and other big activities. unlike other schools texas tech allows all students free admission to all school events. whether it be basketball games, soccer games, baseball games, or even football games.

    Food and Dining

    the food at texas tech good. like other colleges some places are better than others. however there is always something to eat, there is always a good variety, but if you get tired of eating what is by your dorm you can always go to the student union building. there, they offer several types of food. from your normal food court restaurants such as chik-fil-a and sbarros to other things such as burger places, sandwich places, convenient stores and even healthy choice restaurants. however, if you feel you want something else you can also go to the several other places that have amazing food just outside of campus.

    Dorm Life

    the life in the dorms may not be for everyone. however everyone who does not live in the city will have to spend their first year in the dorm. the dorm life will vary from dorm to dorm. each dorm has their own perks. finding what dorm fits you the best and what you want from your college experience is the best way to find which dorm is best. however, one thing all dorms have is a cafeteria. each dorm has either a cafeteria or a small convenient store on the bottom floor, some even have both.

    Academic Rigor

    the academic rigor is in part to what you make of it. there are several factors in this. it could vary on your teachers assistant, how you learn or most importantly your professor and your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are a prospective student, i would first say get involved, to better your college experience get involved with different activities. tech offers several places to do that no matter what your interest. another tip would be to go to class and plan out things you have to do, this can be extremely helpful when you just have a bad week with several tests or a lot of homework due. my final tip would have to be plan your classes well, figure out when you function best and plan your harder more critical classes at those time. try and plan how you want to start out your day and when you want to end it. it may not always be possible but usually it will work out but most importantly make sure you look at the professor's grade distribution and where the class is located. the last thing you want is to be sprinting across the campus trying to get to your next class.

    In three sentences

    texas tech university offers several opportunities to not only branch out and meet others, but also several outlets not only find tutoring or other outside help in class but to also relieve your stress that often accompanies class work. from intramural sports, to free on campus movies texas tech offers these and plenty of other relaxing activities including their huge almost mile long lazy river. texas tech is a wonderful place with a beautiful campus, kind and friendly people and is a fantastic place to pursue and education and also have a great college experience.

  • 03/08/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    texas tech makes school affordable and the cost of living in lubbock is low.

    What to do for fun

    if you like the outdoors there are lots of opportunities to go hiking, camping and trail blazing.

    Tips for prospective students

    school is important. education = future. i am a returning student and had some difficult live situations arise, which made me have to stop school. we all have a different paths to take in life, but in the end we must all have an education to continue down our path in life. education is key. texas tech is here to help you down this path. i couldn't have picked a better school.

    In three sentences

    create advising department, they are really there to help. great financial aid department, they will work with you to make college happen. every texas tech graduate i have met is successful.

  • 03/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Tech's main goal is to keep their students safe. There are blue poles for emergency use when walking around campus, there is also a Safe-Ride which is a car service that comes to pick you up no matter where you are in the city and asks no questions and leaves no trace that you ever used the service. There are other aspects of security and safety that are easily found online when researching if you want more information.

    Greek Life

    Lots of greek life, both normal and multicultural. There are also Christian sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of very diverse clubs that anyone can join. If they don't have it, you can create it.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They wrap a certain statue before every home game, and the entire campus goes into red-black mode with streamers and flags the Friday and Saturday of Home Games :)

    Bang for the buck

    Less expensive than most public schools and if you qualify offer scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    There is a country bar called Wild West, that is a really fun place. There is always activities to do on campus as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to visit the campus to see if this is your next new home! It gets cold, so layer! Make sure to look at the map if you decide to go here, to have classes in the same general area if you have them back-to-back. :)

    In three sentences

    It has a great location, beautiful campus, and wonderful professors! This campus is quite big, and requires a lot of walking but since it is a beautiful campus, you end up not minding how far away a certain building is.

  • 03/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    tech police are able to be anywhere on campus within 2-3 minutes. there are several places that are poorly lit, but there is a late-night bus and safe ride, which is a free cab service for students from 8pm-4am, and will take you home from parties or if you need a ride late at night. there is a lack of blue boxes, though. these are emergency poles with a blue light on top and have emergency button, which will notify police to come to that location and will dial a connection to talk to an officer. at other universities these are visible from anywhere you are on campus, but you really need to memorize where they are on tech campus.

    Greek Life

    huge on campus. a significant % of freshmen rush.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are 400 clubs on campus; lots of sports activities

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    before varsity games, will rodger and soap suds is wrapped in crepe-paper (party streamers); will and soap suds positioned so their backs are turned towards a&m; there is a huge bonfire before homecoming.

    Bang for the buck

    tech is reasonably priced considering the cost of higher education. it is not ridiculously high and is comparable to any other state university.

    What to do for fun

    people will complain there is nothing to do in lubbock, it has the same amount of entertainment that any city of 300,000 people would have. it is the fast food capital of the us; several movie theaters; drive in movie theater; mall with high end retailers around town; parks; concerts; bars/clubs; bowling; hiking/biking trails; paintball.

    Food and Dining

    while there is a great selection of fast food places on campus (chick-fil-a, quiznos, etc) and the three dining halls are average, it is difficult to eat healthy on campus. there are salad bars, but that is the only source of oil-free vegetables on campus, which gets old after a while. lubbock doesn't always have the freshest produce, which causes problems on occasion.

    Dorm Life

    again, this all depends on what you make of it and which dorm you're in. chitwood/weymouth are the very worst dorms on campus. small rooms with furniture that is attached to the wall. horn/knapp are all girls, with bledsoe being all guys. these have the biggest rooms with stackable/moveable furniture. murray is for sophomore+ and are the nicest on campus; you have a common room with 4 individual rooms and two bathrooms. each floor has a community advisor who plans programs and activities throughout the semester, which not a lot of people go to, but are actually fun.

    Academic Rigor

    academic rigor at tech is what you make it. certain programs are better than others, so ask around and contact the individual college you are interested in. some departments will drop you from a class after 3 absences, while others have no attendance policy. look at myprof.com to see stats for professors in your desired college.

    Tips for prospective students

    lubbock is far away from any major city, so mental preparation is important. spontaneous trips don't happen due to great travel distances. you will need to be extremely proactive in your advising sessions. they will not prepare for you, so you need to research thoroughly to make sure you are on track in your degree plan. i have several friends who have been in difficult situations due to over-looking a degree plan requirement that their advisor did not even catch during advising sessions, or they were flat out told incorrect information about a degree program, which was the entire reason they attended the school. be proactive.

    In three sentences

    i would give ttu a b-. while others will have completely different experiences, mine was not spectacular, nor was it horrible. socializing is not the easiest if you are not in a greek organization and lubbock's proximity to anything gets old at times. academically, i feel i have gained a standard education, but know for a fact that other universities have superior programs, technology and communities.

  • 03/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    good.

    Greek Life

    quite a few options

    Clubs and Activities

    hundreds of options

    Great for these types of students

    math, science, computer science, agriculture

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    guns up tradition and the masked rider tradition. tailgating for football games is a religion.

    Bang for the buck

    lots of financial aid available. a great economic value.

    What to do for fun

    theater productions!

    Food and Dining

    there is a surprising amount of options both commercial, regional unique.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is great, even if you live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    this depends on the department. the school as a whole is rigorous and dedicated to being tier 1 and research oriented.

    Tips for prospective students

    grad school is what you make of it. you will need to balance all of the many obligations.

    In three sentences

    a school that strives for a lot. the school as a whole delivers on its promises. certain departments are stuck in an antiquated mind set.

  • 03/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The bus routes are INCREDIBLY nice, especially when Lubbock cold weather or dust storms appear.

    What to do for fun

    Go hang out at the Rec Center or go hang out at the Student Union Building. There is always something going on on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The best places to eat are The Market and Sam's West in the Wiggins Complex. Best food and the Market is half-priced.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are nicer than I first expected when I came my first year. Do your research about where you might want to live, though. Make sure its where you want to be location-wise on campus, what the dorm is close to, etc.

    Academic Rigor

    Rigorous classes are to be expected but dorms have tutoring centers and the library is open from Sunday afternoon to Friday night, 24/7. Professors are also good about helping students during office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus your first year! Be confident and make friends with your peers. The sports events get packed fast, especially football games. Get there early!

    In three sentences

    The student body is incredibly diverse. Professors are easy to get along with and answer any questions. The campus has everything a first-year student needs.

  • 03/30/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Basketball and be around with my friends

    Tips for prospective students

    If your pursuing your goals you should become a Red Raider

    In three sentences

    It has a great enviroment for students to get to know each other well as well a organized facility

  • 04/09/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    been really interested in this school since i moved to texas. is it a good school?

  • 04/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety here at Texas Tech goes above and beyond any one's expectation. I give it the nickname the blue-light district due to the blue light poles that have panic buttons located on them and once pushed could dispatch an officer to that location within seconds. The campus is so big that is has its own police force equipped with the full enforcing power by the State of Texas. If you ask me this is fifty times better than a campus with security guards who cant do much but card you and shine a flash light in your face.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very much alive and kicking with all sorts of fraternities and sororities including service based and religion oriented.

    Clubs and Activities

    If there isn't a club organization you like or one that exist you can create and establish one with the Universities Department of Campus life and Student Organizations. I have a fellow friend that created one for European students interested in European affairs.

    Great for these types of students

    Students wanting a small town feel or students looking for a big campus environment. It is also great for any student who is willing and open to new cultures, ideas, and concepts. Texas Tech is the places to explore diversity.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One unique tradition which i don't see much anywhere is the wrapping of an iconic statue of some sort except in Texas Tech's case they warp a statue located at the front of the school completely in red streamers from head to tow. The only college i can see this type of tradition of this magnitude is the University of Auburn wrapping of their Historical oak trees in tissue paper.

    Bang for the buck

    Its only one of the best bang for your buck and has been proven so by U.S News Report, and Forbes. Quantity and Quality is both present and no matter how much tuition increases across the state of Texas, Texas Tech still remains comparatively low among other major institutions. Also there are so many restaurants to eat in Lubbock. It has one of the highest restaurants per capita!

    What to do for fun

    As for to do's, I could highlight a lot of stuff. There are numerous things a student can find themselves doing from a night life full of clubbing and partying to a daily social with a small group of friends. Lubbock is continually growing so thereÂ?s always something new to try. We have Adrenaline city, a trampoline park with a trampoline doge ball court! We also have several bowling and skating rings as well as mall. During the night life there are hundreds of clubs to visit which I still haven't been able to attend all of them. The great thing about Lubbock is that it's close to several other locations like visiting the notable alien siting in Roswell, New Mexico, or a winter ski trip to Colorado. And if you are more of nature person there are tons of surrounding natural parks great for camping out (couple of Texas Tech organizations do it), wildlife, and hunting. And when its all said and done you can play golf and more!

    Food and Dining

    The food here takes a little getting used to; though Texas Tech has several iconic food restaurants (which are very delicious might i add) once you have exhausted those or eaten there too much you may find yourself missing some good home cooked meal. They are however considering adding new dining facilities which I'm looking forward to but for now not a vast variety but excellent quality.

    Dorm Life

    There are great housing facilities at Texas Tech with new ones springing up every so often and then there are not so great looking ones. There are old looking dorms despite the number of renovations and face lifts they go through (still livable however). What makes the Dorm life here great especially for a student are the programs, academic help and opportunities available; There are people here who are here solely to give the best possible student experience on campus and I love it!

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are second to none. Here, focus on studies are just as important as creating a robust student. College is what you make of it and that means a good amount of time studying along with sleep deprived nights especially in the College of Engineering and for the Energy Commerce, Architecture, and Chemistry/Biology majors. One thing any student can attest to are the faculty's willingness and dedication to student success. We had a professor in the Chemistry department who came to the residence halls on the Wednesday nights, the week before a major chemistry test to help us out with study tips and understanding the material. Sometimes the sessions went on till midnight!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering a University of this magnitude like Texas Tech then keep in mind that there is a student population of 30,000+ up to 32,000. So for basic or general core requirement classes, you may find yourself sitting in a lecture of 200+students. Unlike other institutions, Texas Tech has plenty of room to accommodate for space (2nd largest campus in the United States!) but keep in mind space availability when considering universities especially in classes sizes, on campus rooming..etc

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is an awesome University for anyone and everyone especially those looking for a small town feel (that is if you come from a big metropolitan area like Houston or Dallas). The campus has a remarkable campus architecture which is Spanish influenced and is very beautiful and conducive to the student experience as well. They only draw-back is the weather which is very unpredictable especially the dust storms and windy days with those unexpected wind chills.

  • 04/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Great

    Clubs and Activities

    I am in the Anthro Society which is for anthropology students looking to meet other anthropologists.

    Great for these types of students

    Tech students welcome all. I've meet students from other countries, with different religions and sexual orientation.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The wrap a statue in red paper every home game.

    Bang for the buck

    I got mine. One on one attention with my professors and they have labs for every subject in case you get confused or lost.

    What to do for fun

    Sports and clubs, the theater department puts on four plays each semester and every month they show a movie in the Student Union Building for free.

    Food and Dining

    I love the food and there are twenty six places to eat on campus i.e. there is always something different to try.

    Dorm Life

    Be prepared for very little living room and try not to move in with your best friends.

    Academic Rigor

    They find ways to make each major fun but challenging and thought provoking.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class and read your text books.

    In three sentences

    An Amazing school to attend with friendly students and helpful teachers. So far I have had the best two semesters of my life.

  • 05/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Late night shuttles and buses are a big help.

    Greek Life

    Fraternities and sororities are big at Texas Tech, but if you're not into Greek Life there are plenty of other things to do.

    Clubs and Activities

    More than 400 clubs you can join.

    Great for these types of students

    Funloving, outgoing, open-minded people will thrive here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tour de Tech Terrace happens every semester. More than 1,000 bicycle riders take a ride through a neighborhood near campus and hilarity ensues.

    What to do for fun

    Leisure pool, football games, Broadway.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare for all kinds of weather. The campus is BIG. Some freshman classes can be large, so be prepared for that.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech University is a great place to go to school. There are many opportunities to get involved and enjoy the atmosphere. Texas Tech is a place where just about anyone can find a niche.

  • 05/04/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Police are constantly on the alert, always scanning for suspicious activity. And they will get you if you're going over the speed limit (20mph). If there is some sort of vandalism, they will do their best to get to the bottom of it (and they usually do). Vandalism doesn't happen often though. The school is very educated and clean, I've never seen any suspicious or illegal activity.

    Greek Life

    They have a big greek life, but I haven't checked it out yet. They're very nice though, not what I typically thought of sorority girls or frat guys.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I previously mentioned, Zombie Vs. Humans! Seriously, it's worth checking out. It's amazing. Extreme sports club looks like something I may look into. I believe they do scuba diving. They have several art opportunities and career opportunities (FUN career opportunities).

    Great for these types of students

    Social students! There are 30,000 students on campus, so many faces. If you want a close and personal community, then this school is probably not for you. Everyone is out going and friendly, after all the majority of these students are classic cowboys/cowgirls. You are guaranteed to have endless opportunities to meet someone new. Oh, and did I mention? The campus is huge (supposedly 2nd largest in the nation!) No fear of that freshman 15! Just be sure you don't mind biking to classes, or it may take a while. I thought I should add, while the campus is large, the architecture is lovely... it's amazing during the winter, it's simply breathtaking.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's an old barn that resides on the campus, as well as a corn mill (I believe it's a corn mill thing?). They serve no purpose, they're just there. The majority of the students do not want these structures torn down... There's the Rec Center, and an extreme sports club - dunno thought it was interesting. As for unusual traditions, their mascot runs around during football games I believe (on a live horse).

    Bang for the buck

    This school is actually one of the cheapest public schools I found, but it offers just as much. The dorms aren't a strangle when it comes to the price. They're actually reasonable. In fact, they're cheaper then renting an apartment (though they are considerably smaller). Tuition itself is VERY GOOD considering Tech is a university. They offer wide ranges of financial aid. If you want to go to Tech, you most certainly can find a way to afford it. Just remember! You must act early.

    What to do for fun

    Tech has a large assortment of clubs and activities. One I got to personally participate in was the Zombies Vs. Humans. Lots of excessive, everyone is full of energy. There's a sort of plot. You should check it out if you decide to attend this school. It doesn't interfere with school work. In fact, I guarantee that you will get to all of your classes early (gotta run from those zombies you see). It's very thrilling and adds to the average day.

    Food and Dining

    There is an assortment of on campus foods. Overall they're delicious. Some dorms are directly connected to food courts (a plus in the winter, trust me). I've never heard of any sort of kitchen mishaps, the food always tastes good. You never have to wait long to grab some grub. Quick in and out. If you get a dorm, you must have a meal plan (Tech bucks), which is very convenient when your late for class.

    Dorm Life

    I've had the honor of staying the night in a dorm, with a friend I made there during my visit. It's very friendly, some people prefer to keep their doors open, others do not. The bathrooms are very clean, water runs hot or cold. The dorms themselves, it depends which one you apply to, some are newer then others. Their maintenance is very good. Laundry is included with dorms (that's right, free driers and washing machines!). Dorms also come with free tutoring. Be sure to become buddies with your CA.

    Academic Rigor

    The science classes are top notch, I managed to sit in a few of them. They're very intense, chemistry especially. I am very impressed by the rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for financial aid very early. Apply early to help assure admittance. Be sure to join in a club, it will triple the experience of college.

    In three sentences

    All of the currently attending students are very social. There's always a new experience around the corner. All of the professors are fantastic in their own way, the curriculum here is amazing.

  • 05/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always cops patrolling campus which makes it feel a lot safer! There are also blue poles around campus so if you are being chased you can push them and the cops can follow the path to find you!

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on at Tech. TAB has free events such as showing recently released movies or make your own license plate. Also around campus there are tons of things to do such as parks, clubs, restaurants, movie theaters, and bowling. People always say Lubbock is boring but I have yet to have a boring weekend!

    Food and Dining

    My favorite place to eat on campus is the Market in Stangel/Murdough. You get a fifty percent discount just for having a meal plan so it is cheaper and the food is really good. I have eaten at other places on campus too and have yet to find something that is not good!

    Dorm Life

    I have really enjoyed living on campus! It is really nice because you are already on campus so everything is super close and you can walk everywhere on campus without it being too far away. The dorms are also an excellent way to meet new people! There are obviously the down sides such as having loud neighbors but most of the time if you ask them to quiet down they will. Dorm life has been awesome!

    Academic Rigor

    Tech has awesome professors! The most important thing I have learned this year is if you are having trouble in a class GO TALK TO THE PROFESSOR!! They are for the most part willing to work with you if you show them that you really care. The classes aren't all easy and you definitely have to work for your grades but there are a ton of resources on campus to help you be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just make sure you get involved in something whether it is a club or a sports team. Tech is so big that if you aren't involved you won't enjoy it as much and you won't be as likely to make as many friends. There are tons of organizations for anyone and everyone so just take the time to look around and find where you fit in!

    In three sentences

    My first year here at Texas Tech has been amazing! Everyone is so nice and helpful and I have made a lot of new friends. I would recommend this school to anyone..WRECK EM!

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Texas Tech seems like a wonderful school despite the talk of rascism. This university offers many wonderful opportunities. I one day hope to attend Texas Tech

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    i work out

    Academic Rigor

    its not bad

    Tips for prospective students

    do your basic courses 2 years at SPC levelland

    In three sentences

    south plains college is more challenging

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    got the tech police on patrol 24/7. You're safe!

    Greek Life

    Got the greek circle. Party on! don't a wrong impression, these guys also planted thousands of trees the other day! great work!

    Clubs and Activities

    i joined the pre-med club. Great opportunites.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, make friends easily, frat-interested people, well-rounded people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None very specific.

    Bang for the buck

    Pretty good! not bad atall.. I got an out-of-state fee waiver.

    What to do for fun

    Go out, attend TAB events, make friends. Buddy-Holly Avenue is the place to find awesome restaurants, bars and hookah places. Have fun!

    Food and Dining

    Sam's Place is the best. Go for the salads at grab-n-go! Watch what you eat.

    Dorm Life

    Calm and peaceful. Sometimes loud music is played but most of it is good country music. Enjoy! Get into the lobby for karaoke nights and xbox contests.

    Academic Rigor

    Attend more classes. Attend free learning groups and review classes. Take notes well.

    Tips for prospective students

    If staying in dorms, get into the lobby, get to know everyone there. Get to know your professors really well. Party hard!

    In three sentences

    Great People, everyone is very friendly. Excellent buildings and great learning environment. Watch out of dust-storms and parking tickets!

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are great, there's not a weekend that rolls by and you don't see them pulling over some unfortunate person for something.

    Greek Life

    I wouldn't know, i'm not in that circle.

    Clubs and Activities

    THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING TO DO AND SOMETHING TO GET INVOLVED IN AN ANY ASPECT! If you are jewish indian monk with bad breath and a mohawk, there is probably a group for that.

    Great for these types of students

    great for what types of students? this question makes no sense!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every game day they wrap the statue in tech colors.

    Bang for the buck

    Lubbock as a town is very pricey, they know they can raise prices and we will have to pay them since there is no surrounding towns to run to for a cheaper quick price.

    What to do for fun

    Lubbock is a really boring town, the majority of people bar hop, in my case, I am married, so we seek activities at the rec, or local gyms. I's actively working at the equestrian center on campus and we spend a lot of time cooking out!

    Food and Dining

    Many fast food restaurants as well as dining in all dorms.

    Dorm Life

    I loved when I lived in the dorms! It's where I met the majority of the friends that I have!

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the class, some require more effort than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you can understand the last name of the teacher, if you cant pronounce it, don't take the class, the odds of you understanding what they are saying are slim.

    In three sentences

    I love the campus life as well as the friendly faces around the school. The setup is great so that each degree and like ones are all in the same area for less walking time. Despite all the awesome, I hate the actual town of Lubbock, it's just not very nice.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We rarely have any issues on Tech campus, and the campus officers are always patrolling campus. As a female student, I feel comfortable walking at nighttime to and from my dorm.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge at Texas Tech! I am not a part of a greek organization and at first I felt out of place and that if you weren't greek you were a nobody. This is why I joined various other student organizations. If you want to greek, Texas Tech is definitely were you need to be.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are more than 60 student organizations on campus. I am involved in 3 organizations at Tech, and I definitely recommend to anyone coming in to join one. They are so many different organizations and so many things to become interested in. Student organizations are a very large part of campus.

    What to do for fun

    Lubbock is a very small town, but night life is pretty good for such a small place. Most students go to the movies, go to nightclubs, go out to eat, go to the leisure pool, etc. A lot of students also go camping in surrounding cities and states. The students activities board on campus usually also hosts great events throughout the year.

    Food and Dining

    The food you do get tired of after a while, yet there are still a lot of options of places to eat. However, the campus is very large so you make not feel like walking to the other side of campus. The Market is the best, and its 50% if you have a dining plan.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Texas Tech is good. Most of the dorms on campus now are being renovated, and they are also in the process of completing new on-campus apartments. Chitwood/Weymouth is the worst/party dorm. Horn/Knapp, Stangel/Murdough, Murray Hall, and Carpenter/Wells are the best places to stay if your not in the Honors College.

    Academic Rigor

    Texas Tech University is an institution that excels academically. If you utilitze all of your resources, it is worth every plenty. There are plenty of places on campus to get help if you need it in a course. Texas Tech has strong science, architecture, and engineering programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Establish good study habits prior to enrolling into a university. Time management is essential to be successful in college. Visit your high school career counselor's office to help you find what major is right for you if you need help deciding. Be involved on campus...join an organization & explore what all campus have to offer!

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech University is large university with a small university feel. The faculty and staff at Texas Tech are very friendly and are more than willing to help you to ensure that you are successful. The advisors at Texas Tech are not terrible, but make sure that you do your research on what you need to graduate and ask plenty of questions.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing and fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Throwing tortillas onto the football field.

    What to do for fun

    Lazy river. The sports stuff: football games / baseball etc.

    Food and Dining

    Seems reasonable, will find out when I move in.

    Dorm Life

    I got into the brand new dorm Boston Ave. I am so excited.

    Academic Rigor

    They seem to want to teach the students and for them to do well.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Parties, on campus events, greek life

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class EVERY DAY! Take good notes. Make friends in classes to study with.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is great! You really have to focus on your classes to succeed but as long as you pay attention and go to class everyday it isn't crazy hard. But remember to have fun too!

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    From what I tried on campus, it was ok. It's not a mom's homecooked meal by any means, but it's enough to get by.

    Dorm Life

    From what I saw, they were very clean. Although I wasn't too fond of community bath at first, I was assured that they were cleaned multiple times a day.

    Academic Rigor

    I like how the school gave me a scheduled list of what classes I need to take. That way, there is no need to waste money.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the campus even after your scheduled tour is over. You never know what you may find. Ask a lot of questions, the tour guides are really nice.

    In three sentences

    The family atmosphere is incredible. Even though my house is almost 6 hours away, I felt like Tech makes me feel at home. The staff was amazing.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's pretty good, there's a strange population of stray cats on campus but they're job is to protect you so you'll be fine.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is very big at Tech; which makes parties a lot of fun! Freshman girls stay away from Frat boys! There are also other sororities and fraternities that aren't Greek related. I'm in a service organization called Miller Girls and I LOVE it, there's also fraternities for different cultures etc. Since Greek life is so big there are tons of Sorority girls that look a lot alike and tons of boys with sperries.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a lot to choose from (There's even a Quidditch Team!?), there's a organization fair at the beginning of the year that shows tons!

    Great for these types of students

    I grew up on the outskirts of austin; lubbock was a perfect distance and I could still pay state tuition. I'm not sure if there's a type of student that Tech is good for; just visit and get a feel for it here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    And spoil it for the freshman? No way! ;]

    Bang for the buck

    It's not cheap. No college is; but its a great school. I feel like it's worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Welcome to Lubbock. College parties are fun ,but join an organization because they will know of tons to do. There's a drive inn and that is a lot of fun!

    Food and Dining

    Most of the newer dorms with movable furniture have buffet-style dining which is great but has random times. Sam's Place (Wall/gates, sam's west, carpenter/wells) have great hours (usually till midnight or later). The market closes kind of early but the food is better and cheaper.

    Dorm Life

    I give it 5 stars reluctantly. Technically, the dorms suck, you'll get sick of the food and stuff breaks down a lot. But its fun! You meet your future best friends here, suck it up for a year! The dorms with non movable furniture are the worse, stangle/murdough are bearable because of the market but that's it, they're still gross.

    Academic Rigor

    It's college so it's obviously going to be more difficult but if you go to class and ask for help when you need it then you'll be more than fine!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take English here! I'm thankful I took it in high school because I hear that the Tech grading system is brutal. Try to eat at the Market a lot, if you have dining bucks then everything is half price, which can save your life!

    In three sentences

    One of the best decisions I ever made was deciding to go to Tech. Everyone is so welcoming, the football games make you feel like a part of something so much bigger than yourself, and there are so many clubs and organizations to join. Tech also has great weather, it can kind of change sporadically but there's only a few places that has the Texas heat and snow!

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is very important to Tech faculty. They make it a point to insure safety on and around campus.

    Greek Life

    Tech Greek Life is a way of life in Lubbock. Traditions and friends are one of the most important things to us. I think of them as my Lubbock family and I will never forget them.

    Clubs and Activities

    Even though I am not apart of Tech's great activities and clubs I know there are many to choose from. It ranges from academic clubs to sports clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Tech is great for students who live in the Dallas area. Being six hours away is just far enough from your parents that they cant control your life but close enough to make the drive when you need too.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The one tradition that seemed weird but was very fun was throwing tortillas during football games. It is frowned upon but tons of fun.

    Bang for the buck

    As a Tech student just about everything in Lubbock offers discounts. I have saved so much money going out then I ever have. Also, just about any activity on campus is free. Not to mention the great learning experience you get from a fine university like this one.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do for fun. For your more active people Tech offers a Rec Center that has just about anything you can think of. Basketball courts, volleyball courts, rock climbing centers, pools, and much more. For the less active people Tech offers weekly concerts from many artists like Brad Paisley, The Band Perry, and Currency even showed up. You will never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dinning is one of the greatest parts about Tech. As a student food and dinning is not only more affordable but it also has a very wide variety. With unique places to eat in every dorm you will never get tired of what Tech has to offer.

    Dorm Life

    I rate the dorm life a four star because Tech might not be the most beautiful campus around but the people and activities are great. Living on campus your first year is a must. Activities range from Intramural sports to the friendly volleyball games around campus. Dorms are also very nice and well kept with lots of friendly people.

    Academic Rigor

    I rate the academic rigor a five star because these classes are very challenging. It could be because I am an engineering major and the classes I have to take are near impossible, but it is also the standards of the university which is work hard and play hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best way to do well at Texas Tech University is to use all the resources given to you by the university and study hard. Since all the great resources like tutoring, career centers, job fairs, and much more are all free, doing well at this university is guaranteed.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is an amazing school with lots of opportunities for every major. Being an engineering major at a top engineering school has done wonders for my future career. Not only is campus life and sporting events lots of fun, but Tech also helps you find internships with all the best companies around the world.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Tech is a very safe campus. Campus police are always patrolling and students are given their numbers if they need to be reached. There is also a blue light system placed around campus in case of emergencies.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life at Tech is huge. It is very rewarding to join a fraternity or sorority. Not only do you have numerous opportunities to do volunteer work or donate to charity, but there are also numerous opportunities to do things for the university as well. It is also a way to make life long friends.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 300 clubs and activities at Tech so there is honestly something for everybody.

    Great for these types of students

    Texas Tech is a great school for students looking to get a good education while still being able to enjoy their years in college. We work hard but we get to play hard as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Around Christmas time there is the Carol of Lights and the whole campus is lit up. It is extremely beautiful. Football season is a big deal as well. Tail gates are huge and everybody comes out to supports the Red Raiders.

    Bang for the buck

    Tech isn't a very expensive university and there is plenty of money to help. There is housing available for every budget, as well as meal plans.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do in Lubbock. The fraternities and sororities are always holding events that are fun.Tech Activities Board hosts free events on campus for students. Individual organizations also host events. Tail gating is a huge deal on campus during football season. There are several things to do outside of campus as well.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options on campus as well as right around campus. You will never run out of food options and there is something for every budget.

    Dorm Life

    Although they're small and crammed, dorms will help you meet so many people and get connected to organizations on campus. Dorm life is a nice transition from living at home to living on your own.

    Academic Rigor

    The engineering program is very tough. The professors are tough, but they're also willing to help out in every way possible. If you study hard and pay attention, it's a very rewarding program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with as many things as you can handle. Organizations targeted toward your major will help you meet people in your prospective job market as well as help you meet study groups. Greek life is a great way to find life long friends and do volunteer work.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech faculty is very involved with the students and they are always willing to help. The campus is beautiful and students are always encouraged to get involved with campus activities. There is also very healthy student life on campus; there is always something to do.

  • 06/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has security and police surveillance at all times. Patrols and student security is very much present on and around campus. The campus is also equipped with emergency stations every 100 feet or so for easy contact with police. Obvious blue poles indicate where by a touch of a button police will be there in record speeds for direct help. There used to be an underground passage way system, which got closed due to safety reasons.

    Greek Life

    Texas Tech has the largest Greek life in all of Texas. with about 21 fraternities and 12 sororities, there is a sorority and fraternity fit for every different type of students. Whether your in it to party, make friends, or simply have a study group, you are given many options and varieties.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to experience a great college experience while maintaining a great educational program.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Many Great Traditions and legacies. You can't miss the Humans vs. Zombies game, where hundreds of students participate in a Nerf gun and tag game played all year round all over campus. There are also many holiday celebrations that allow you to have a great time with your friends.

    Bang for the buck

    Dining Bucks allow for easy dining on campus with discounts. You can also choose to spend real money on restaurants and pubs right near campus on University dr.

    What to do for fun

    Many organizations to choose from for extra curricular activities. With the biggest Greek life in Texas, choosing a sorority or fraternity of your interest can make for more out of class experience. The school also offers many organizations and clubs to have a blast with. There is an on campus theater. Also has a Recreation Center, with a gym and several sports in which you can play and be active.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options for dining around campus. With Student Dining Bucks, you can use your school ID to easily pay for on campus meals, while getting different discounts at EVERY location.

    Dorm Life

    Several dorms on campus. Very convenient for class and on campus activities. The actual rooms are not the most spacious, especially with a roommate, but learning to get along builds great maturity and experience. Lots of food options around and Student dining bucks allows for any location meals with discounts.

    Academic Rigor

    The biggest challenge at Texas Tech, is the ability to balance out your out of school activities with education. With all the tools you need to succeed, its only a matter of how much you choose to work hard to become the person you want to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Going to Texas Tech is a privilege. With a great student body and a beautiful environment, it gives a great potential to students willing to balance their education and extra activities. With all the tools and help you can ask for, coming out very successful is a matter of self motivation. Anything and everything is possible to achieve at this growing University.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech University is probably the most beautiful campus in the United States. In the middle of the College town, Lubbock, Texas Tech's educational programs have been growing and prestiging exponentially. The community and student body are very kind, loving, and well rounded, creating the best student environment.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Intramural sports are a great for athletic people. There are lots of fun clubs to join, over 400. Also there is a lot of greek life if you are interested in joining a sorority or fraternity.

    Food and Dining

    Great healthy delicious food with lots of variety. Dining halls at every dorm and at the Student Union building.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is definitely a once in a lifetime experience. Living on campus at Tech is especially great because it is easier to get to classes without having to deal with busing from apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    Go to class and keep up with your work and you'll do fine!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in at least one organization! Great way to meet new friends and try new things!

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is a great university for any type of student, average or above average. It is a place with huge diversity and many great activities and organizations to get involved with. Anybody can feel at home while attending Texas Tech.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Very comprehensive majors offered! There are a lot of them, and not all are in the tech field! Look here if you are looking for a good college.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always cops on campus. ALWAYS. And there are blue boxes(lights) everywhere. If you are ever in trouble run over to the light and press the button and help will arrive soon.

    Greek Life

    HUGE greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am an officer of two honor societies at Tech and I absolutely love all the different organizations available. There's something for everyone be it cultural, educational,hobbies, whatever you want they have. If not you can sign up for a new organization but you must reach certain requirements

    Great for these types of students

    Zombies Vs. Humans is great for people who like doing weird or different things. I personally haven;t played but it looks hilarious.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Zombies Vs. Humans is a campus wide game played each year

    Bang for the buck

    Tech is actually one of the most reasonable universities for tuition although it is rising due to government budget cuts

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of dance clubs, pool hall, parties etc in Lubbock where Texas Tech is located. There's also Main Event, bowling rinks, and a new trampoline plaza.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very good. Many varieties and we have over 6 dinning halls on campus. Also we have tons of delicious restaurants in walking distance!

    Dorm Life

    The best dorm to live at if you're a female would be horn/knapp. I stayed there as a freshman. It's the only dorm with movable furniture, controllable AC, wood floors and a ceiling fan. Also they have the biggest closets and cleanest environment. Each dorm, girl, boy, or co-ed has tutors that help you year round.

    Academic Rigor

    For a student pursuing a career in hard sciences such as biology and chemistry related, Texas Tech is very demanding but the professors teach you what you need to know for the next step, may it be grad school or med school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look at every University more than once and talk to people who attend the university to truly grasp an understanding of the benefits it will offer you.

    In three sentences

    This University is professional and the staff is very friendly. Texas Tech has a beautiful campus as well. The only few things I do not like about this establishment is that they let foreign exchange graduate school students teach many classes and you cannot understand them past their thick accents. Also the University claims to be big on multiculturalism but doesn't focus of the different cultures(minorities) within our own country.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are all over and are not afraid to give you a ticket...even if you are on a pedal bike. Trust me I would know

    Greek Life

    Fraternity and Sorority life is probably the most notable and popular thing here at TTU

    Clubs and Activities

    Pretty much if you can think of one we have it here at TTU

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student. There is a club for everyone here

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Before every football game the Raider statue in campus square is completely wrapped in red crate paper.

    Bang for the buck

    Prices are going up, but that is to be expected anywhere and you do get what you pay for

    What to do for fun

    Tons of parks for recreation. The club scene is stupendous and growing and there are tons of hang out joints all over

    Food and Dining

    Lubbock has the most restaurants per capita than any other city in the U.S., so its no surprise that there is a vast assortment of dining on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are very clean and hospitable and making friends is easy

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are not afraid to teach or answer question so take advantage of that.

    Tips for prospective students

    Its a very big campus so make sure you use your time wisely when getting to class. Dont stop and chat or you will be late. And never be afraid to ask questions

    In three sentences

    Students are very outgoing and friendly. Help is always there from faculty when you need it and there is never a dull moment when you are here.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This is a relatively conservative campus, politically, but there are absolutely liberal minded students in large portions, they just must be found. If you're easily offended by many bold conservative values and have a hard time handling any blatant sexism or homophobia - which, as a young adult, it's time to learn - I would suggest a campus in a more liberal area. However, Tech has a wide variety of students and as a more liberal minded student myself, I've found the quality of education and care of the faculty to far outweigh any minor issues I've had within the student body.

    Bang for the buck

    Tech wastes not a dollar of the money students pay and actively work to keep tuition low and educational quality high. They're so proud of the work they do, they present a financial break down of how and what money comes in, where it goes, and why, to all of their new business students.

    What to do for fun

    Student clubs. Lubbock is a boring town, but students compensate by creating truly fantastic clubs. The Climbing Club takes multiple trips out to prime camping and climbing areas per semesters, there are several community service clubs, and there are even clubs to help you learn languages outside of the academic classroom, like the Turkish Student Association. Also, Tech's rec center has everything imaginable and several thing you never dreamed. The outdoor pool has a lazy river, plenty of beach chairs, a water-volley ball net, a diving board, and plenty of lap swim lanes separate from the fun-in-the-sun crowd.

    Food and Dining

    Healthy food and fast food is available, but it does get old fast. Luckily, there are a few choice places to eat right off campus that sweeten the deal considerably.

    Academic Rigor

    Tech is what you ask of it. If you're an Engineering Major, there will be weeks you're barely sleeping because of the intense classes. If you're a Philosophy Major, you probably will have more than enough time to drink away your weekends and most days in between. The difference being that Tech's Engineering Majors have little trouble finding work after graduation and few people hire Philo majors from any school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tech has the tools you need, but students need to network with their advisors, professors, and fellow students to make use of all the opportunities. Do not wait for them to come to you - take the initiative and it will pay off. Find what you love and where your comfortable in student groups. There are more than enough to choose from, so participate where you'll be most active instead of what sounds most impressive.

    In three sentences

    As a transfer student, I found Texas Tech wholly supportive and caring for their student body. Tech offers support in academics, an extensive rec and health services center, and has many clubs and on campus events to keep students busy in an otherwise small and unremarkable town. Personally, I'm a student in the Rawls College of Business and could not be happier with my education and have no doubts about my future as an employed college grad.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    If you can keep up with your classes than everything flows smoothly. Try to not overload but it is a great

    Tips for prospective students

    Take time to study and go to class. Find a way to network with people of the same interest. Meet with your professors.

    In three sentences

    Great school with an amazing advising staff. Easy to follow syllabus' and class times. Lots of free tutoring help and other services.

  • 06/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very safe police everywhere

    Greek Life

    Too much

    Clubs and Activities

    CLub ice hockey

    Great for these types of students

    social people

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Guns up!! don't let friends from other schools sit in student section at football games. if anyone finds out there from the opposing team. we get them kicked out.

    Bang for the buck

    expensive but pretty much any school is now a days.

    What to do for fun

    Football games!! pretty much anything sports

    Food and Dining

    Pretty good compared to your old high school lunches

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    STUDY!! it took my 2 years to realize that and i already ruined my GPA and it has been an up hill battle ever since to try and get it back up.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go see your advisor and listen to them. but don't always take there word for it. they said it was impossible for me to graduate in december. but i took it upon my self to talk to the Dean and overload for summer classes and fall and now i will be graduating this december

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech has a beautiful campus. Student life there is amazing. Texas Tech has the best fans around. we will defend are school no matter the circumpstance

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The cops around campus are always nice and looking out for the students.

    Greek Life

    I would not know

    Clubs and Activities

    I hear that they are fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone, although I would not recommend coming from a small town with ten people in your home room to a university with 200 people in one lecture hall.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The area of free speech always has interesting people speaking.

    Bang for the buck

    Although I do believe that Texas Tech University is expensive, this University compared to others is worth the price.

    What to do for fun

    Hangout with study partners and live the life of a student.

    Food and Dining

    The food court is great and has a lot to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in the dorms, but I hear that they are nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics of Texas Tech university is excellent.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to the red raider orientation, this is a great way to get introduced to the environment and students.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech University is a great school. The environment is wonderful. Academically speaking, this school is excellent.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Hang out, get involved, RUSH, intramurals, rec center...lots to do!

    Food and Dining

    The food at Stangle is the best, but the SUB is also awesome.

    Dorm Life

    So far, so good.

    Academic Rigor

    I can't answer this with total authority, but I have several friends that will be sophomores next year. They all made it through the year, but said some of the classes were tough. Study groups are important and tutoring if necessary.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to the RRO and pay attention. You will learn some great stuff. Wreck Em'!

    In three sentences

    I love the campus, the recreation center with the awesome workout equipment and lazy river. The staff and other people on campus are also great.Everyone is so helpful and friendly.

  • 07/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life and rush week are good and fair. Buds is the best.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students are welcome.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is one of the biggest in the nation as far as space, but not in student body.

    Bang for the buck

    Nt as expensive as some 4 year schools.

    What to do for fun

    There are activities scheduled for students and some businesses give discounts to students for food and fun, but academics is important.

    Food and Dining

    The food is fine, but there is a fee for dining bucks which costs more than the bucks themselves. Some crazy service fee, not worth having.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is good, if you get involved. You can meet people if you want to, but you need to get out of the room.

    Academic Rigor

    The college has great programs, but the math department, needs some work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be positive. Try hard and do your best. Get out and explore your options.

    In three sentences

    It is a very student friendly college. The advisors are personable. There is a lot to do for students who want to be involved.

  • 07/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I do not know much about Greek Life all i know is what i see. They have one of the best Greek circles i have ever seen. It looks like their own neighbor hood over there. And they are real active on campus. Always having an event going on, always having days were they are giving out free t-shirts. I would say they are real campus oriented.

    Clubs and Activities

    The university has all kinds of clubs and activities to offer. Its more about what you prefer. Different companies that come and talk to us about jobs say the more clubs you're in and show you participate then the better.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the best traditions is the, Carol of Lights. Right before Christmas break all the students gather in the Science Quad and Memorial Circle with lite candles and sing Christmas carols.

    What to do for fun

    Tech has a lot to offer when it comes to keeping you from being bored. You can sign up for different trips as far as going bike riding, hiking a trail or visiting various places. We have a gym wit seven basketball courts, upstairs track, three weight rooms, a boxing room, and racket ball rooms. The gym hosts different dance classes, martial arts classes and abs classes. We also have an indoor pool inside the gym and an outdoor pool called, The Leisure Pool.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good at Tech. We have various dinning areas on campus and different kinds of food to try. Anything you want to eat. From fish, chicken, to Philly cheese steaks, we got it. We also have a Chik-fila on campus. So make sure you get your dinning bucks.

    Dorm Life

    Personally i did not like the dorms. I transferred from a junior college were i had an apartment so adjusting back to the dorms was difficult. But it is a good way to meet people. Help you learn your way around campus and you catch all the activities going on, on campus. And its easier if you're running late for class you can just get up rush to get ready rather than being off campus to were you have to still wait for the bus or drive to campus.

    Academic Rigor

    For students at Tech the academic standard is set high. Maybe your first year or two a few classes might seem a little easy but be prepared because it gets harder. The teacher at Tech work you. They want you to obtain knowledge and they put it on you in a sense to do so. But do not get discouraged because nothing comes easy. If you want it you have to work hard for it and i feel Tech looks at it this way also. But Tech offer tutoring all day, teachers always want you to come by their office and its different types of centers were you can get additional help if needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best tip i give to incoming freshman or new students is to have self discipline. You're finally on your own away from parents waking you up for school in the morning. In college its all on you. You choose rather to stay in your bed and miss class or not. You have to have discipline to know that you have a test 8a.m. the next morning yet there's a party and all your friends are going to the night before

    In three sentences

    Tech is a great University. One of the best engineering schools in Texas and is one of the biggest university around. The campus is amazing when it comes to site seeing and the city it self is a great one.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is so large and well known in the community that it is impossible to keep it completely safe. There is so many students and outsiders that you have to be careful and keep an eye out and all times. The dorms all have entry by key card only which is nice and there is always campus police patrolling around campus at all times. There is also so many people around at all times that it would be hard for someone to commit a crime and others to not see. However just take simple precautions and you will be fine. Do not walk around outside late at night by yourself. Do not just sit in your car with the doors unlocked if you are going to be by yourself in your parked car while you text or clean it out (etc.) keep your doors locked. Over all Texas Tech is a very safe place. I have never felt unsafe there.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life is great if it is something you are interested in doing, it was not something I wanted to do, but some of my best friends are Greek and love it. Texas Tech really regulates and makes sure that hazing is not a problem and nothing gets to wild and out of hands. The way it is depicted in movies and t.v. shows is not how Texas Tech Greek life is. So if you are wanting to live in a house with 100 people of the same sex throwing huge parties and never attending class this is not for you. Although most sororities and fraternities do have nice houses Tech does not allow them to live in them. They are for chapter meetings and other events only. Yes you will party and meet lots of people, but there are also lots of fees you pay, rules you follow, certain ways you dress, certain events/community service you do and attend. Greek life has its goods and bads. A large number of people at Texas Tech are Greek and flaunt it proudly. If you are unsure about whether or not you want to go Greek then go ahead and attend rush week and see if you like it you can always drop out it you do not enjoy it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and organizations you can join. No matter what your personality is or your likes and dislikes there is a club that will suit you. Some clubs are more low key are harder to find out information about then others, but the best way is through attending the organization and club fairs. This is where many different clubs all set up and booth and you go around to each and just see what they are about. Another good way is through your major. Your major will have many clubs and activities that focus on the same types of things you major focuses on. I found the organization I joined through a fair at Texas Tech during orientation. I joined Miller Girls, which is a sorority however it is not a Greek sorority. It is a volunteer sorority and focuses on community service. I enjoyed it and it was a great sorority, but I ended up quiting because my job and school left no time for it.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who love night life, interacting with other students, and making friends. Also great for students who want to focus on getting a good education and have great opportunities for current needs/wants and future careers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many traditions, but you can google those or here about them at orientation if you decide to attend I would rather tell you what they do not share with you the locations! There are many great places on campus. The best being the water park at the rec center (make sure to bring your tech id). Another good location is Einstein bagels located in the business building. You can use your meal plan to purchase them. I went all year with out knowing about Einstein bagels and instead ate the cafeteria breakfast. I wish I would have known about Einstein's sooner. Pretty much in just about every building... the library, the rec center, the dorms, the sub there are rooms in the basement or top floors that have cool stuff like pool tables and computers or just need hideaways to hangout or study.

    Bang for the buck

    Texas Tech is such a large nice campus and you definetly get the college experience most seek out when attending a large university. I think you get the most out of your money by attending Texas Tech. It is expensive like any college, but you get a good quality education and a great experience.

    What to do for fun

    Texas Tech has an awesome pool/water park on campus that is free for students a long with a huge work out facility. They are both free for students. At the workout facility (The Rec.) you can sign up for all different types of sports and you and your friends can make your own team to compete. The depot district with most of the bars and even a cool hookah lounge is only a few blocks away. Across the street from Tech there is stores, restaurants, and other small business so you never get bored. The mall is decent and there is always sports games and occasionally concerts to attend.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. Their is a lot of options to choose from. I had a cafeteria in my dorm, which was not my favorite, but we did have a place where they cooked whatever kind-of Asian stir fry you wanted, which was delicious and always my go to food if I did not like what was in the cafeteria. All over campus there is many options, pizza, cafeterias, smoothies, quiz-nos, Asian, grill, chick-fil-a pretty much anything you could imagine.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is what you make it. Most of the dorms are very old and crummy, but there is newer dorms available so sign up quick. I waited to late so I was stuck in Hulen/Clement which is an older dorm but I survived and I would not change my experience. People always told me they met there best friends in the dorm and it was not until after the year was over that I found that to be true. My two best friends are two girls that lived in my same dorm complex. There are many activities on campus and always something to do you just have to have a good attitude and get involved. I had a job and did more things off campus then on, but there was many opportunities to do activities on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is not to hard nor are the professors very strict. As long as you are trying you will pass and obtain a good education. Last semester I had strep 5 times and the flu and still obtained all a's and b's. I did my work and tried, but I also missed a lot of class and did not strain myself to much studying so If it was not for my sickness I could have easily made a's. I am also double majoring so keep that in mind. This should tell you that the classes and expectations are not to much. Of course this will vary depending on the courses you take and the professors you have, but overall the classes are enjoyable, smooth, and the professors are willing to work with you to make sure you are getting the best education possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn all the parking rules and get a parking pass around may when they are available for purchase that way the good spaces do not get sold out. Try new things and do not be shy you are all there for the same reason, to obtain a degree while having a fun college experience.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech University is a college full of great professors and helpful staff. The campus is large and full of things to keep you entertained. The only downfall is the fact that there is plenty of parking, yet they have so many rules on parking it seems like you get a ticket no matter where you park.

  • 07/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Tech police, emergency call booths, and free car service at night if needed, what else is there?

    Greek Life

    So much fun, and the instant friends made makes it worthy to try!

    Clubs and Activities

    Hundreds and hundreds of intramurals, fraternities, sororities, clubs, and organizations available to get involved!

    Great for these types of students

    Any Quidditch fans?? We have a team for that!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Double T bench is from when girls who did not have dates to games would sit on the bench and single guys would ask for a date.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for, and more!! The spirit around the campus is so lively and exciting!!

    What to do for fun

    Tech's Recreation center offers so many classes, sports teams, and work out area. Have I mentioned the longest lazy river at any college in the nation?? Also, our Student Union Building's Tech Activity Board, puts on so many free activities, movies, and crafts for Red Raiders.

    Food and Dining

    With so many places to eat on campus, and Tech students getting amazing discounts, you can be both healthy with a great taste!

    Dorm Life

    So many programs offered at the school allow students to meet other Red Raiders, and the environment is so much fun, and yet at the same time, has a great balance between social life and study life.

    Academic Rigor

    Texas Tech challenges me and, if I work hard enough, I am fairly graded.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have a question concerning a class or program, don't be afraid to ask a professor, another student, or the campus staff!

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech University allows students to have a direct relationship with the faculty, offering mentorship programs and clubs that encourage everyone to be involved at the school. Many organizations require the student to go above and beyond on their grades and attendence, giving the students the best of the best. The campus itself has such a profound beauty throughout the campus, wether it be through the art work, the buildings, the joy and pride raidating everywhere on campus, or just the amazing respect and reputation.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Their dinning facilities have a variety of options and great tasting meals.

    Dorm Life

    As long as you find a decent roommate, everything should be great. The only downfall might be the community bathrooms, but it is nothing you can't overcome.

    Academic Rigor

    Their pre-professional programs seem to be challenging yet not impossible. Maintaining exceptional grades will grant you access to more opportunities.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech University is one of the most beautiful campus's I have yet to see! The atmosphere makes the place all the more better to experience. The students and staff are real easy to approach and very friendly.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It doesn't matter if it's one in the afternoon or 3am when someone is walking home from the library, Tech has established a high sense of security. The campus police patrol 24 hours a day, and if that's not enough to make someone feel safe, there are multiple emergency buttons easily located all over campus. Once pushed, the police will be at your side within 10 seconds. On the weekends we have a taxi cab service called Safe Ride. You can call the number which is located on the back of your student ID and a taxi will pick you up from wherever you are and take you home free of charge!

    Greek Life

    Being part of Greek life allows you to become really involved and opens up countless opportunities to give back to the community. Many people think by going Greek all you do is party. At Tech, students part of Greek life have some of the highest GPA's. We are encouraged to push ourselves to do our best because we are not only representing our own fraternity, but we are representing all of the Red Raiders in Raiderland!

    What to do for fun

    I like it, I Lubbock! There is actually a lot to do in west Texas! The weather is a bit bipolar, so you may have a snow day one day then a day later it will be warm enough to float the lazy river at the Rec. Feeling the need for a road trip but don't feel like driving four hours? You can go hiking/ camping at Palo Duro Canyon, the second largest canyon in the U.S. It's only an hour away from Tech. Lubbock is very much a college town, so needless to say there is an amazing night life. And everything is within a couple of minutes from campus!

    Food and Dining

    Not many people know about Murray Hall (a sophomore dorm), but it has the most delicious food! Only downfall is, it's one of the most expensive places to eat on campus. Believe it or not, it is actually really easy to eat healthy! The dining halls offer foods such as fish, sushi and tasty salads. For the days you're feeling homesick, we have two Chick-fil-A's located on campus. Let's just hope you aren't homesick on a Sunday. Coffee is essential for a college student. We have a Starbucks conveniently located next to the library, but you can't use any gift cards there. I recommend going off campus to J&B Coffee, which is a local favorite, or to Einstein Bros Bagels in the Business building.

    Dorm Life

    It is very fun and easy living on campus! If you are competitive or just looking for a fun way to stay active, we have intramural sports. You can get to class within 10 minutes (walking) and there is literally always something to do. The worst part about dorm life is having to use a community bathroom with everyone on your hall.

    Academic Rigor

    My school is VERY competitive academically. I highly recommend students to introduce themselves to their professors because they will usually go out of their way to remember you. And yes, I am including professors who have classes with over 200 students in them. There is free tutoring every day of the week located in the dorms or in the building your class is in. They also make it really easy for us to study abroad for as long as we want.

    Tips for prospective students

    You'd better grow to love road trips if you go to Tech because all major cities are at least four hours away. But don't let distance stop you from going to school in Lubbock! I promise you, one visit to Tech and you'll fall in love with the campus and the positive atmosphere.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech University is a true home away from home! There are so many opportunities to become involved and although it is a very large campus, it has a very small town feel. We are very proud of our traditions and love to share them with the new students who join our family in Lubbock, Texas! - Wreck 'em Tech!

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Lots of on campus police, they're always walking through the dorms and other buildings on campus.

    Greek Life

    Guess it's ok.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities to join. I recommend TMA (Tech Marketing Association) even if not a marketing major.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all types of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Throwing tortillas at kick off of home games, especially whenever we will play TAMU again.

    Bang for the buck

    Great atmosphere! Tech tries to give back to the students as much as they can through on-campus events and many other activities.

    What to do for fun

    If underage attend as many on campus events as possible such as sporting events, and free movies that are still in theaters. If 21+ Broadway shuffle or the depot.

    Food and Dining

    Great food from Chic-fil-a to Quiznos, also the resident halls have a pretty good buffet.

    Dorm Life

    Tech is very supportive of the entering freshman and have ton of activities for the new students and dorm life students.

    Academic Rigor

    Since Tech is now a tier one school the academics are getting harder and now needs more study time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come here with an openness to meet new people. Also be prepared to walk a lot since Tech is the 2nd biggest campus. Also be prepared for windy days and consistent changing weather in the winter/spring time.

    In three sentences

    A great university with a great student atmosphere. Not much out here, so the students are very connected with the school through sports and other on campus events. Now we're trying to become a tier one university so hopefully a degree from here will open more opportunities.

  • 07/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's always groups to sign up for, movies are shown in the Student Union Building, and the Rec Center has just about everything to do as far as exercising or just having fun; things like swimming, yoga and dance classes, running around the indoor track, almost every workout and weight machine you can think of, basketball courts, and fields to play soccer or football.

    Food and Dining

    When you live in the dorm and you're a freshman, you are required to have Dining Bucks. It's basically like a debit account and you have 3 meal plans to choose from according to what amount of food you think you'll eat over the semester. The food is good in most places. In some dorms there's places similar to convenient stores. The Student Union Building has more fast food places like Chick-fil-A and other places.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is pretty fun. You don't have your own bathroom or anything, but it's all around a comfortable place to be. Each dorm has different rules; some are co-ed and some are just based on one gender. Each individual hall gets to vote on certain things like visitor hours and things like that.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the basic classes are taught in big classrooms with several hundred students. The professors are pretty good and you can do well if you listen and go to class.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a big change for a small town kid, but it's an exciting change. There's a bus route that goes all around campus since it's one of the biggest campuses in the country. There's somewhere to eat in every dorm in case one of your classes is way across the campus from yours. Get a bike permit if you don't like walking because you'll be doing a lot.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech University is a pretty good place to be. I wish the tuition was a little bit cheaper, but there's a lot more places that charge more than TTU. The students and the entire environment are just all around fun and enjoyable.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety on campus is excellence. Texas Tech has their own separate police department aside from Lubbock. It's insane how many police patrol the area to insure safety to the thousands of students.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is the best. There are a ton of different restaurants and dining places all around the campus for anyone and everyone, such as salad bars and buffets.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed in the dorm for three nights while I was at orientation and it is definitely not as bad as I thought it would be. It's very homey, and I met a lot of new people!

    Academic Rigor

    I have yet to attend a class at TTU. My first semester will be Fall 2012. However, I have talked to many current students and they have all referred to the classes here as challenging, but very worthwhile. Everyone has given positive feedback on the many professors and classwork.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I NEVER feel nervous on the Tech campus. There are plenty of lights at night, and buses to take you to where you need to go!

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is very active at Tech, so don't be shy... rush your first semester to make life long friends!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs at Tech for everyone. Whether you're a jock, a nerd, or anyone in between it's almost guaranteed you'd find a club where you belong!

    Great for these types of students

    Texas Tech is great for students who love to walk pretty far within the span of 10 minutes. Yet, somehow you always manage to make it on time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well obviously I can't expose trade secrets.... become a Red Raider and you'll be able to partake in plenty of campus traditions!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition seems like a lot at first.... until you start factoring in all the awesome activities there are! There are things going on almost every week so you'll never get bored!

    What to do for fun

    At Tech there are LOTS of fun things to do. Between all the sporting events, FREE activities at the Rec center, The Leisure Pool, and the Tech Activities Board there are always things to do. They have free movies almost every week, rock climbing at the rec, different crafts to do often, and intramural sports!

    Food and Dining

    The food choices at Texas Tech are spectacular. With many different types of cuisine... you might even get to try out a dish you've never had before! (peanut butter and marshmallow sandwiches, anyone?!?!)

    Dorm Life

    Make sure you take a look at the dorms before you apply to make sure you're in the one that is best for your needs! Dorm life at Tech is great there are always activities and social events that will help you to meet new people and make life long friends!

    Academic Rigor

    Typically, the classes aren't terribly difficult, but you still learn plenty! Just make sure you actually attend class because that is the only way to be successful and keep your awesome scholarships!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for housing as EARLY as possible and make sure you check out the dorm rooms before you apply, that way you know which one is best suited for you needs. Also, go to class. I know you hear everyone tell you how important it is, and you'll just ignore them... but they are RIGHT. Going to class is your best bet at succeeding!

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is a fantastic school with so many opportunities. I can't imagine my life without being a Red Raider! Wreck 'em Tech!

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Lubbock is a great city to live in. No huge amount of traffic, you can get from one side of the city to the other in 10 minutes. The movie theaters is somewhere i'm always going. I think the best attribute would be the amount of places there are to eat at.

    Tips for prospective students

    I'm still not attending, but will in the fall. The most important thing to do though is talk to as many people as you can and make friends.

    In three sentences

    The campus is enormous and beautiful. The people are kind and willing to speak to everyone and make friends. The professors so far care about our success in college and reaching our goals.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never felt safer. Throughout campus are call buttons for the police in case you need it. They are never later than 30 seconds.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is particularly large. I don't know an approximate percentage of the undergrad population that is Greek, but it's somewhere between 10-20%.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tens and hundreds of clubs of a huge variety at Texas Tech. Whatever interests you have, I can guarantee that you will find your niche.

    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for students who love tradition, socializing, and enjoy the rigor of academics. Texas Tech is a great place that one can better balance these three aspects.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an abandoned dorm on campus that is said to be heavily haunted. No one goes there... and when they... they never come back (kidding).

    Bang for the buck

    Texas Tech in general is a huge bargain. The academic standing and university prominence within the state for the price you pay for it is one of the best. This reason was one of my biggest factors in deciding where to go, and Tech won.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of on-campus activities to get involved in, however most students partake in the various establishments around campus and in Lubbock. Clubs, bars, and restaurants are all well visited places and are all in a large variety.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't five-star quality, however it's hard to resist it. They are incredibly convenient in relation to the dorms and the meal plan is simple. Some dorms have more cafeteria-style dining whereas the others are more convenient store type.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life various upon the dorm you live in. The majority of the dorms, architecturally, or similar in that the rooms are not very large. Most of the room is taken up by the beds, desks, drawer, fridge, tv and microwave. However many of the dorms typically are inhabited by certain kinds of students. If you're an engineering student (male) you will have the opportunity to live in one of the two better male dorms (the other without a major requirement), and those two dorms have female counterparts that have no major requirements.

    Academic Rigor

    While each class as a professor that is either a difficult or relatively easier, 99% of your classes will require extensive study time to obtain an A. A's are not easy to come by with mediocre study habits.

    Tips for prospective students

    No matter your class size, always stay in contact with your professor, even about the little things. This will indicate to him/her that you are trying to do well and that you are interested in the class, and because of that, typically you may get a pass or two throughout the semester.

    In three sentences

    A large, beautiful campus during the summer, fall and spring. While some core curriculum classes are large, maintaining some semblance of a relationship with your professors will help you have better access to questions and the ability to do well. There are also tons of on-campus activities to be involved in, especially as a freshman.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Tech has hundreds of activities throughout the year.

    Food and Dining

    Average for a university

    Dorm Life

    Staying off campus

    Academic Rigor

    Very competitive

    Tips for prospective students

    If your heart is set on this school, bring your parents to the 3 day orientation. I am sure that they will love it. Wear sneakers, you will do lots of walking.

    In three sentences

    Tech is much more than I expected it to be; they provide so much support for the students and there is so much school spirit here. The whole town is so friendly and welcoming. Wear red and black!

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The only thing I've heard of is that there was someone living in the dorms that wasn't even a student. That's Texas hospitality for you!

    Greek Life

    There are a lot of Frats and Sororities here. From the expensive to the cheap, they are all pretty much the same, just different community service projects.

    Clubs and Activities

    Anything you want! There is even a Humans Vs. Zombies club! Make sure to look at the webs site for all of the clubs and organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    Anybody that doesn't want to get too attached to school work! There are plenty of opportunities to join a club, there are over 240 different clubs and Greek life here. We are known for our law program, and we are rated one of the United State's sexiest campus's!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Carol of the Lights is a Christmas Tradition that takes three months of preparation. The entire campus is lit with lights for the entire community to see. Another thing is that a statue of our mascot, the Masked Raider, is riding his horse with the horse's rear facing our nearest rivals!

    Bang for the buck

    This school is on the expensive side. The freshmen estimated total comes up to 23,000, but that is just if you get everything like at full price. Check it out for yourself, because with grants and you can definitely attend.

    What to do for fun

    The Rec! It has a lazy river, indoor pools, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, acres upon acres of fields and courts. It has five basketball courts, three weight rooms, you can take classes, and even rock climb the wall that is three stories high!

    Food and Dining

    This place has from all you can eat, to pizza, Einstein Bagels, and Sam's Place, which is where you can buy all kinds of food, snacks, anything you should need in your dorm.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life here is a little tight I won't lie. It has like 12 different buildings to house students, but it is mandatory to live on campus your first year. Once your a sophomore, your dorm choices increases, but you can also choose to live off campus in the best student neighborhood ever! Check it out!

    Academic Rigor

    Haven't started classes yet, but it is a great choice of school because they start you off on classes for your major right away. They only make you take one math class, and chemistry class during your entire four years, unless your major requires it. Classes like all universities are big freshmen year, yet get smaller as you continue.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early! Usually around December and November. Don't think you don't stand a chance of getting in. Once admitted, check up on your ERaider and Admitted Student Dashboard for all info for orientation, housing, required tests and documents, and just about everything else!

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is the biggest campus in the United States. It has the best and most awesome Recreational Center in the world. Tech is for you if you like warm weather, easy access to everything college wise, and a great environment to study and relax.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I would say they want you to be very safe.

    Greek Life

    very high

    What to do for fun

    there is the lazy river and getting together playing football

    Food and Dining

    The food come in bucks and not meal plans.

    Dorm Life

    Depends on the dorm like chitwood can be a hassle but on-campus suites like Boston or Murray are very nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to be in as much activities or groups as you can because even though it's a big university there are times where you can get lonely if you only focus on school. Also be as friendly to as you can and try to hang with as much positive people as you can.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech University is a very vibrant and diverse university. The campus is one of the most detailed, colorful campus I've ever seen, which is what drew me to attending the school. Some professors are one of the best professors and actually want their students to learn about the whatever their teaching more.

  • 08/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is a huge part of Texas Tech life. Majority of students at Tech are part of greek life. I'm not in the Greek system so I don't know too much about it, but a lot of my friends are and they say it is a very rewarding thing. You make life long friends and you ALWAYS have something to do. Besides, in most sororities or fraternities, students are required to have a certain amount of study hours and GPA so it's a good way to maintain a good academic standing.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs and activities. There are always parties. There is a country western bar that most people enjoy going to, and there is also a more hip-hop kind of bar. There is also bowling and going to the movies.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year around Christmas time we have a thing called Carol of Lights where hundreds of students go on campus and watch a parade. At the end of the parade all of the Christmas lights on the school buildings are turned on to represent the beginning of the holidays. It is a really fun way to get the holiday feeling while not at home.

    What to do for fun

    Parties. Almost every weekend there is a party so if you can't find anything else to do just drive around until you see a lot of cars. Many students also go to the movies or bowling. Most students go to the bars for fun.

    Food and Dining

    There is on-campus food and dining and a lot of off-campus options. You can literally find any type of food on and off campus for a college budget.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is what you make of it. If you don't participate in anything or try to get to know other people you will not enjoy it. Having a room mate is different and can be tough sometimes but it is a good experience. Tech has a lot of activities to help bring together everyone and many of the activities offer free food. Dorm life is nice because it's like your own little community.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at Texas Tech aren't too challenging unless you're going into engineering, or a math or science major. However, most teachers want you to succeed so no matter how hard the class is, it is possible to make good grades as long as you prove to the teacher that you're trying, whether it be asking questions in class or e-mailing the teacher with questions if you are embarrassed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework! Most importantly, GO TO CLASS. Seriously, it helps. Even if you feel absolutely awful make an effort to try to go to class. Attendance sometimes really is the difference between letter grades. Besides, the information they give in class is obviously what you need to know. A lot of teachers also give information in class that you need to know for the test that the textbooks do not give.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is located in a perfect little college town. There are places to shop, plenty of food places, and many places to go out like bars/dance clubs (not only country western) or the movie theater, bowling. TTU also has a very nice campus with teachers who love what they do and are willing to help you as long as you make the effort. Along with teacher help, there is a lot of other things that help with academics such as the library, which contains all kinds of really good technology, and on campus (FREE) tutoring.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are plenty of police patroling at night, a noght bus will take you home or to your dorm or wherever on campus up until 1am.

    What to do for fun

    Attending the free activities, movie noght, going to the pool, things at the rec center, build a bear, open mic night etc. hanging with your friends playing pool or board games or just watching movies.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good depending on were you go. Many options to choose from, decent prices.

    Dorm Life

    The Community Advisors plan many events to try and bring the community together. If you pick the right dorm you will enjoy your home away from home and have a great time.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are simple, as long as you do the work and meet the deadlines, youll pass with at least a B.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go into this school with an open mind and ready to embrace raiderland. the town is a medium size, most of the population is very kind and friendly.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is a wonderful family friendly school to attend. TAB (the activities board) offers many activities for students to attend and to meet new people. This is a very spirited and fun school to attend.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I am pretty confident in the safety of the Texas Tech campus. I have never felt like my life has been in danger.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and activities available for EVERYONE. It's amazing! And there are always activities happening on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Texas Tech is a good place for students who like to take care of business but also like to have fun. It is good for students who like to get into traditions and the spirit of a school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There was a graduating class who donated some money for a huge Double-T bench to be built between the Administration building and the Student Union Building. I don't know why, but there's a tradition that started where no one sits on that bench. I didn't find that out until my second semester at Tech....and I used to go sit on that bench almost every day to read!!

    Bang for the buck

    You get a pretty good education for the price.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many student associations to get involved in!! Not to mention football and basketball games. There is literally a student group for everyone! There are also several really great dance halls in Lubbock to hit up on Thursday nights (Thursday nights are college nights).

    Food and Dining

    Because I didn't stay in the dorms, I really can't comment on the food and dining that much. However, at the Student Union Building there are several places to eat. The food is always really good in there.

    Dorm Life

    I really couldn't rate this with a lot of truth because I was a transfer student and didn't live in the dorms. However, I had a cousin who stayed in the Honors dorms. If you decide to live in the dorms, I encourage you to shoot for the Honors dorms, because they are really nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor of Texas Tech University is at a fairly high level. I really can't speak for the entire university, because I was a transfer student and got my basics at a different school, but the academic challenges I met in the College of Human Sciences definitely provided a great learning experience. The assignments called for innovative thinking and creativity. The exams require one to study hard and apply their own personal learning experience. One can definitely succeed academically at Texas Tech, but it takes work.

    Tips for prospective students

    One of the most important things is to get to know your professors. Hang back after your first class and introduce yourself, and really participate in class. All the Tech professors I have had class with are extremely friendly. I promise, simply starting to network with your professors can take you a long way.

    In three sentences

    I am enrolled in the College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech, and it really is a great school. The Human Sciences program in particular has professors who are passionate about what they teach and have real life experiences which are applicable to what is being lectured in the classroom. Texas Tech is a great school where one can get a pretty good education.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the Rec Center or the Leisure pool (which is free) and go to all the school sponsored events including movie nights and some concerts.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is amazing! You have so many options to choose from and its all included in your tuition so when you want more money you add it to your tuition. There are lots of places to choose from when you want to eat which is one of the best parts!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun and they put on events for you that are free. They bring food, video games and other entertainment for you to enjoy which also helps you meet people.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here are surprisingly top notch considering the price you pay to attend here. You will definitely get your moneys worth when it comes to education here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to the Rec Center and as many free functions as possible that are put on by the school. There is where you will meet most of your friends. Make sure you make use of all the services that are offered through the college including free tutoring.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is an amazing school with great people and faculty. You will be receiving a high quality education while paying the prices of a cheaper college. It has been the best decision I've ever made to attend here.

  • 08/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Same things as pretty much any college, but just make sure you keep it to the weekends, and focus on class during the week.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't anything to write home about, but it isn't terrible. Also, TTU puts a lot of effort into ensuring there are lots of healthy options for students.

    Dorm Life

    Lived on campus for 2 years and I really enjoyed the convenience. Parking is difficult when you live off campus and living in the dorms you have your own parking lots only you have access to. Class is generally a few minutes away walking distance, and there are plenty of food options in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    With a full load, you will be expected to spend several hours a week reading/studying and you should try to not fall behind because if you do, the work doesn't go away, it just piles up. The last month or so of each semester can be very chaotic if you don't stay on top of all your responsibilities.

    Tips for prospective students

    The most important thing is: GO TO CLASS!! Your chances of failing a class is somewhere near 0% if you show up to class everyday, pay attention, and stay in contact with your instructor if you're struggling. No professors wants to see you fail and you will be rewarded for your efforts in showing up everyday. You might even learn a thing, or two.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech has a very beautiful campus and is located in a town full of friendly people who heavily support the school and its students. There is a lot to do on or round campus during free time, and the professors are all willing to work with students and do everything they can to help the student succeed.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus, with campus police, dorm guards and safety phones/emergency towers located all over campus.

    Greek Life

    Not affiliated

    Clubs and Activities

    Unlimited.

    Bang for the buck

    Texas Tech is expensive but no more than any university and is much cheaper than Texas A&M or University of Texas.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many options to if you are bored. There is the windmill museum and Ranching heritage museum, as well as many intermural sports and cool places to go and spend time with your friends on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Texas Tech offers many restaurants, fast food and University owned business that put money back for student scholarship.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are fun, safe, and very convenient to everything on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Very good academic school. Students and teachers are very intent on educating you in a way that stimulates your thought.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to have everything you need by the first day this isnt junior college or high school where the professors will ask multiple times for you to get ready for class everyday.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is an amazing University, the staff and students are kind and very helpful.

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Victory Bells ring for 30 minutes after every victory.

    What to do for fun

    Rec Center. Downtown stores, restarurant, and dancing.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent food choices available through the meal plans.

    Dorm Life

    Clean. Friendly. Welcoming.

    Academic Rigor

    Definitely moving out of the comfort zone.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Take challenging high school courses. 2. Take the Advanced Placemet exams you qualify for. 3. Take as many Dual Enrollment classes as possible. 4. Devote some time to studying the DNA of the ACT and / or SAT test. 5. Save as much money as possible. 6. Apply via applytexas.com 7. Study Admissions requirements for universities and start preparing for the application race as early as your Freshmen year. 8. Search for Scholarships as early as 9th grade and apply. Write the essays and have someone review them. 9. Save copies of all essays and applications. 10. Have Fun.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is absolutely fabulous. The admissions, finacial aid, and student business offices have been friendly and professionals. The classes have been engaging and I walk around this beautiful campus with a sense of wonder, hope, and excitement.

  • 09/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    In some ways I think the campus is too safe at times, but that's better than not safe enough. Just park in the right parking space, because they can get a little strict on that and follow the speed limit. Act like a gentleman/lady and you will be fine.

    Greek Life

    I am biased against greek life. I've never tried it, but I hear tech has a huge base of Fraternities and Sororities so if you are interested in that there are plenty of them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are more clubs and activities than you can imagine. They are all very unique and if you do something that isn't a club or activity, then you can start it up yourself and be the leader. It is pretty cool.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants to do something good with their lives.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the unusual traditions is that we wrap I guess we call it the masked rider or something like that, but we wrap this statue in red tissue paper before every home game. Also I was never in a town which had a real strong football mentality, so another tradition is that nearly the whole town shuts down for football games and people have tents outside the stadium. There are games and a bunch of other things and I find that strange since I had never been a part of that before.

    Bang for the buck

    I am going to give Texas Tech University 4 stars for a couple of reasons. First, I love Lubbock, Texas it is a great town. There is so much to do. I also like Tech because it is preparing me for medical school which I can say that not many universities do as good a job as Tech does for medical school preparation. They lose a star because their website is not the most user friendly, but besides that it is a good university.

    What to do for fun

    Well if you play a sport there are a ton of competitive sports, but of course it is very difficult to play at the division 1 level. So there are inter mural sports you can join that do flag football, softball, volleyball, tennis. There are also club sports that are for those looking for a little more competition and traveling to other schools.

    Food and Dining

    Food is pretty good. I mean it's not 5 star restaurant quality, but I mean can you go wrong with pizza, fried chicken, french fries, sub sandwiches, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches... I think not.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is... interesting sometimes. You always are going to have some people that just aren't doing the right things and it's best to just laugh and walk away and realize that you don't want to do that because you want to be a better person. In reality most people are really nice and really well grounded and you can make friends quickly especially if you are social and know how to play ping pong!

    Academic Rigor

    Academically it is difficult, but in all honesty you don't have to be super intelligent to make A's in the classes. You just have to have a good work ethic and try to learn more than just what the teacher is lecturing. Once again do not procrastinate and read the syllabus.

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest thing I would say is do not procrastinate. I mean DO NOT procrastinate because it will demolish your grades and your dream of making A's in classes. Also read every syllabus because teachers tend leave stuff out in lecture so syllabus there can be homework that the teacher didn't even discuss in lecture so make sure to read the syllabus. Last but not least, get involved in student organizations, play inter mural sports, volunteer and help others. This is the time of your life where you truly have the power to be who you want to be, so why not be awesome!?

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech has a lot of people, but it is very fun. They have a recreation center that is pretty awesome and so many student volunteer opportunities and student organizations for anything you are interested in. Texas Tech prepares you for the real world.

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    I would say that prospective students should take advantage of all the opportunities that Texas Tech has to offer.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is an awesome school. The school posseses many resources available for students as well as people outside of the campus. I would reccomend Texas Tech for all incoming freshman.

  • 09/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Has more cops on campus than any other university

    Greek Life

    Unbelievable. We don't live in the houses so you can have friends in other sororities/fraternities. I like it better that way.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so man clubs here that you can find one perfect for you!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bells ring on game days when you win. Its awesome

    Bang for the buck

    Fairly priced

    What to do for fun

    Bowling hangout with friends,

    Tips for prospective students

    you will love it here. It is a big campus though so consider a bike.

    In three sentences

    Very lively and beautiful campus. The Greek life here is awesome and very apparent. Everyone is veru nice ad welcoming

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of bars and clubs close to campus. Lot's of nightlife with restaurants and concerts.

    Food and Dining

    The dorms and SUB offer a wonderful variety of food! Every type of food is served from Asian all the way to steak!

    Academic Rigor

    Any University will have hard classes but teachers have visual aids along with the lectures and most of them do give good study guides. You just have to be motivated to work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join as many organizations as possible and never be afraid to ask for help.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech University is a very spirit driven school. It has a beautiful campus. The campus also has wonderful classes.

  • 09/28/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is a beautiful school with great academics and something for everyone!

  • 10/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of events Tab puts on for students

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on campus!

    In three sentences

    Its a great school to attend with a lot of challenging programs. The only bad thing about Tech is the city.

  • 10/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have campus police all over campus for our convenience. If you are off campus and need to get back to your dorm, we have a service called Safe Ride that will pick you up and bring you back to campus. We also have Nite Ride that will pick you up anywhere on campus at night and take you home. There are also blue lights near every building in case you may need assistance, when pushed it will call the campus police and they will respond within 5 minutes. Don't forget about some of our true southern gentlemen that offer to walk girls home from the library at night.

    Greek Life

    We have a very involved Greek community. We have 11 Sororities and over a multitude of fraternities. Greek circle is located off campus on Quaker and the houses/ lodges aren't allowed to be lived in. Most Sororities require study hours to keep their members focused on why they're at college.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 400 clubs on Tech's campus. Some examples include, religious, political, hobbies, interests, race, major related, service oriented, sports focused, as well as our Greek system. If you feel that there isn't a club for you, you and 5 people can start your own!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are so many that you'll just have to come and discover them on your guided tour.

    Bang for the buck

    The money you pay is truly for a superior education. You also get a top notch college experience. With your Raider Card you get into all sporting events for FREE. No season passes or waiting in lines for tickets, just swipe your ID and get in FREE.

    What to do for fun

    People assume that Lubbock has nothing to do, but that's quite the opposite. The is Broadway and the Depot district that always has something going on including dancing. Concerts and performances are always coming through Lubbock, Taylor Swift and the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics. Not to mention a ton of things provided by Tech and the many clubs available. T.A.B (Tech Activities Board) is an organization that brings concerts, comedians, performances, movies not yet released, and much more to campus for all Tech students FOR FREE!

    Food and Dining

    Most of the dining opens at 8am and there are a few places open late. The Commons is open until 11pm and Sam's West is open until 2am to accommodate to students. There are healthier options, like gluten free, as well. We have name brands like Chick-fil-a and Sabarro. There are also a variety of other great foods. And lastly we have buffets and comfort foods available.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is as good as it gets. The living space is very small compared to your home bedroom but there are a ton of storage space. Tip: Leave your door open while you are in your room, when people walk by and they see what you are watching it becomes a conversation starter.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes are tough but the tougher they are, the more I seem to know afterwards.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to get involved. We have over 400 clubs for students to be active in and find life long friends.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech has been the best decision of my life. It has everything to offer and tons of opportunities available to all students for just about anything. Not to mention all the friendly people and true southern hospitality.

  • 10/07/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Texas Tech campus is a pretty safe campus. That doesn't mean you can skip around campus at night expecting rainbows and bunnies. Quite a few things get stolen. Also, in the 4.5 years I was there, we had a few attempted rapes on campus. The police send out warnings whenever this happens. Last I heard, I would not go near the pedestrian bridge that goes over 4th st. But it really is a generally safe campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everyone here. Tech has everything from greek life to an anime club. If you are interested in a Christian group, I was in Navigators and loved it. Clubs and organizations are good to get into; they are where alot of a person's social life is built from at Texas Tech.

    Great for these types of students

    The engineering programs and architecture programs at Tech are really good, so I advise students interested in these to definitely look at Texas Tech.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The horticultural garden is really pretty in the spring and few people go there. The piece of the Blarney stone over by the engineering building is interesting to check out.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a degree and its not the most expensive school. The most expensive part is living on campus with the dining plan. Cost of living is relatively cheap when you get off campus.

    What to do for fun

    on campus: go to plays, go the Broadway shows (you can get two free tickets if you watch tech announce), sports (all free w/ ID), recreation center off campus: first friday art trails, paintballing, main event, stars and stripes drive in theater, camping at Palo Duro (two hours away), wine tasting at local wineries (usually free), science spectrum, henna (great for parties; can get it at the Indian market on 34th), star gazing in the boonies, tour de tech terrace, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The dining plan can go quick, especially if you get the smallest choice like I did. I would recommend checking out the dining halls pretty regularly to save bucks. They are all you can eat for about two dining bucks. Plus, I always took a cup of the all you can ice cream when I left with no problems. Other good food on campus: rice bowls at SUB, omelets @SUB, fries @murray sams place (but food there is a little more expensive), the market

    Dorm Life

    It can get interesting. Be prepared to laugh and bring lysol. Horn/knapp is a great dorm for girls. Its close to class, the SUB, and the library. Plus, it has moveable furniture and a walk in closet. I would try to stay away from Coleman or Weymouth/Chitwood. They are a far away from classes and tend to be the ghetto dorms. But even they aren't too aweful so don't feel bad if you get one. Wall/ Gates tends to house the artsy types.

    Academic Rigor

    If your class is hard depends on the courses you are taking. Biology with Dini is pretty tough so be prepared. General courses are pretty easy, if you do the homework you will get by with flying colors.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend if you go here, watch the tech announces. They have alot of free events, free food, and opportunities to earn money. Apply early for scholarships.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is a good school. But, you either love Lubbock or you don't. I would recommend the school but if you need a big city life, this is not the place for you.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Their is a number you can call if your out late at night and need a ride. There is an emergency button located all over campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    MAPS, Mentor Tech, Pegasus

    Great for these types of students

    Any student will feel welcomed here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every time we win a football game they ring this big bell for 1 hour.

    What to do for fun

    You can attend the volleyball games, football games. Or just go the Rec center and play basketball dodgeball. There is plenty to do.

    Food and Dining

    There is a student union building and it contains a Chick-fil-a, a pizza place. We have sushi and a convenient store and many other food related places.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Great, classes are hard, You do have to study but if do your best than anyone can do it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, do your best.

    In three sentences

    Great school. Everyone is really friendly, there is a lot of help here. All my teachers want me to succeed and help me if I am having trouble.

  • 10/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do for fun on campus and around the Lubbock area. All students get in for free at every sporting event and an organization called TAB always offers free activities which are worth doing. You will often run into free food or free t-shirts which is pretty awesome.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. There are so many food choices to pick from on campus. While living in the dorms you should take full advantage and eat at all the different dining locations since each one offers something different. Some residence halls even have all you care to eat dining.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are small but it is definitly worth it. You will make so many new friends, some that may even become best friends. Most of the dorms are community restrooms depending on where you live but it is not too bad. You can always switch rooms if you don't get along with your roommate or just want to live at another residence hall.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are always looking to challenge students and are always available to help. If you do not understand something you can always stop the professor ar go to their office hours. Some classes even have TA's which are also available to help you with any questions you may have.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would highly recommend Texas Tech for anyone who is looking into schools that make you a succesfull individual. There is always something going on, on campus so you will never be bored. Also, living in the dorms is a great experience for everybody.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is an excellent school. The ambience is full of students with school spirit and success. The students and staff are super friendly, always.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    really there is nothing out of this world if you come from a place like Miami Florida. But if you have friends you can hung out with them.

    Tips for prospective students

    First and most important, don't be afraid to ask questions or seek for help. Be open minded if you don't have a degree plan. Study hard, but also take time to relax your mind. Be friendly and have fun.

    In three sentences

    Great place to be with very supportive staff. They motivate you and make sure that everything is going well for you. They call from time to time, to see if there is any concerns or if they can help in anyway possible.

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police on bikes... YOLO

    Bang for the buck

    All colleges are expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Play soccer and Skyrim.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask your professors questions and never take what they say as the right answer just because they're professors. Every one makes mistakes.

    In three sentences

    Pretty much a typical college. Lots of cool buffets to eat at and the Hospitality is nice. Mostly all the students are polite and not immature like in high school.

  • 11/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never been concerned for my safety, the campus police are always patrolling at night with the addition of panic buttons located around campus in case an emergency does occur.

    Greek Life

    Always something happening, activities, events to go to, plenty of things to do!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a collection of sororities, fraternities and extracurricular clubs that will appeal to anyone's interests. The only problem is narrowing down the list from which you have to choose!

    Great for these types of students

    You will not get bored by the all hype everyone builds for football season. You will not be disappointed!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It can pretty much be summed up in one word. Football.

    Bang for the buck

    Texas Tech is one of the more affordable colleges out there so don't fret about the tuition and costs when compared to a lot of the other Universities out there.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activites to keep you busy whenever you find yourself having down time. Not to mention the football games that go down in the fall!

    Food and Dining

    The food is delicious and they have all sorts of varieties and options. Vegetarian? They have many options for people who cannot eat meat.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great and really nice and everyone is friendly so don't be anxious if choosing to live here!

    Academic Rigor

    Every class I have taken here has served a purpose and all the material has really worked together to further my knowledge in my career path. Every course serves a purpose and is important.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a walk around the campus, talk to advisers or maybe friends you know attending here. Just get a feeling walking around campus to decided if Texas Tech is the place for you!

    In three sentences

    Everyone is really friendly and the program for becoming certified in teaching is one of a kind! I am glad I chose this University because their program for Early Childhood Education really goes unmatched.

  • 11/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is amazing there is always at least ten to fifteen patroling cops on campus that includes the security that drive around and check parking and sit in the entrance booths. Plus there are security sirens that you can push if you are being followed or get to feeling unsafe with someone they are extremely loud and contact the police department directly as soon as the button is pushed.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is really fun here they are very organized and do good things on and off campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and activities to participate in.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for all types of students there are organizations and groups for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have lots of art work and fountains on campus and a Barn that isn't used but, they keep it as a symbol of when the school first opened. Students used to pay for their tuition in live stock like chickens and cows.

    Bang for the buck

    It's really expensive but, if you really need to get extra money then signing up for lots and lots of scholorships can help.

    What to do for fun

    The campus provides lots of fun activities to do and sends out daily e-mails to tell you about them. If you live in a dorm the dorms also put on fun things to do for all the residents and fellow Tech students.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great they actually have healthy options so it isn't all bad for you.

    Dorm Life

    It's a dorm so you have to share a bathroom and deal with a roommate that sleeps only about four or five feet away from you otherwise it's pretty nice. FYI buy shower shoes!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are hard but, the professors are really good and help you grasp the concept of the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate it's tempting because no one is there to make you do your work but, do it early or on time you'l be a lot less stressed that way.

    In three sentences

    They have an amazing campus. The people here are great. The classes are finominal.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency poles set up all over campus in case of any type of emergency. Once the button is clicked the Tech police are notifies immediately and there to assist what might be going on. There are students who drink, and if someone has had a little too much there is a taxi service that picks you up for free to take you home safely. Something that is very important for the safety of yourself and others.

    Greek Life

    I am not apart of the Greek Life, but I do have many friends who are and who love it. It is such a great way to meet new people and truly be apart of the campus. Each sorority or fraternity take place in a Philanthropy as well as keeping up with grades and GPA. Greek Life is something I would recommend for first year students.

    Clubs and Activities

    Texas Tech has close to 200 clubs and is filled with so many fun activities to get involved with. I walk around campus and see people shooting at each other for the most known Zombies v. Humans. There is also a different sport being played every night out by the rec. If there might be something you want to start up even you can make your own club!

    Great for these types of students

    Texas Tech has interests for any type of student on campus. Whether it be study groups for the students who strive for excellence, Skydiving Club for the adventurous, or intramural teams for the athletic students. Texas Tech University has a wide range variety for anyone who wants to fully enjoy their college experience, and get involved with students who share the same interests.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My favorite tradition at Tech is the wrapping of Will Rogers before every football game. The Saddle Tramps use red crepe paper and completely cover the Will Rogers Statue is all red. Driving by campus and seeing the statue just shows one fun tradition. Will Rogers is also covered in black anytime there might be a tragedy.

    Bang for the buck

    College itself is always going to be an investment. It might sting a little at first, but the outcome at the end exceeds any amount you might pay now. The education you receive, connections you make, and life lessons you learn are well worth the investment you are making now.

    What to do for fun

    You can find pretty much anything to do for fun here that you are interested in. There are free live music bands who play at the sub. Also intramural sports for competitive or just love for the sport people. I would have to say my favorite is the rec and leisure pool that I can just lay out all day and enjoy the sun. If you are interested in something Tech has it.

    Food and Dining

    Making homemade meals has always been a passion of mine so I have missed not having a kitchen of my own. Thankfully the food here is a good substitute for anything you might be in the mood for. There also is a grocery area at SAMs place if you do end up wanting to check out the kitchen downstairs in the dorms.

    Dorm Life

    Of course everyone loves having their own space to live in. However, the dorm life is part of the full college experience. I was skeptical at first but I have met so many great people just by walking down my hallway and being friendly. It is a great way to met new people who are in the same boat as you.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors here show interest with all their students. Of course the ones who put forth the effort and show themselves during office hours are just that much more ahead of the game. Even if you might be struggling there are paid tutors all over campus who can help out.

    Tips for prospective students

    For upcoming students I would just tell them that going to class should be first priority. Being able to attend college is a privilege and you are here to better your education. If you show interest with your professors they will be more than happy to help you succeed.

    In three sentences

    I am a first year college student at Texas Tech University. My experience here has been exciting, life altering, and just overall exhilarating. I could not have chose a better school to have such caring professors and to learn and grow as a young adult.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel extremely safe on campus. There are always police patrolling day and night.

    Greek Life

    Although I am not involved in Greek, if that is something that appeals to you then their is a vast number of sororities and fraternities for you to rush. With many colleges if you are not involved in Greek life then you feel disconnected from the university. Here at campus however that is not the case.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are more clubs that i even know. I learn about a new one every day. There are a number of intramural sports to participate in as well.

    Great for these types of students

    Tech is a great choice for any type of student. Whether you be an athlete, some one who is very studious, or a very social person you are sure to fit in. There is a club or organization for any and everyone on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My favorite tradition here at Tech would have to be the victory bells. It is so wonderful to be able to here for miles and miles how you school has succeeded and you can share it with everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    Although college is not cheep, here at Tech they do a great job of providing you with many resources that you pay for. Anything you can think of, Tech offers. There are so many dining halls on campus you are sure to find something to feed your fancy. The amount of academic resources and tutoring provided helps you to succeed.

    What to do for fun

    The rec has lots of fun things to do. Personally I enjoy going and working out at the rec. You can also enjoy the leisure pool which I used quite a lot in the hotter months.

    Food and Dining

    My favorite place to eat on campus is The Commons. The food is delicious and I enjoy how it is prepared right in from of you. The fact that it is so close to my dorm makes it my number one choice for eating on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very nice. I live in Knapp and have been very pleased. There is not a lot of rucus that goes on which is nice. The bathrooms and other such shared spaces are usually kept very clean and appealing to the eye. I would recommend this hall to anyone.

    Academic Rigor

    Being a freshman I was unsure of how the transition from high school to college would be. Being at Tech I have been challenged without being over whelmed. Professors are very willing to work with you in their office hours in any way they can, so as to help you to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Any tip for perspective students that I could give would be to apply early. Get in all your applications as soon as possible. This will help you in so many ways and will help to relieve a lot of the stress to college applications usually bring.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is a huge campus with a small town feel. Everyone is so friendly. You never feel lost with all the southern hospitality you feel.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Nothing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be focused

    In three sentences

    Huge party school, too many students in the classes, teachers aren't great.

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never had to deal with safety first hand, but I've always felt safe on campus. I think walking by the campus police everyday in the SUB helps reaffirm my safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm a member of a few campus clubs, our TWLOHA chapter (stop by!), The Russian Club, and Habitat for Humanity. These are all great things to be a part of, your fellow members will be a great community while you adjust to college life. Of course there are tons of others ranging from fellowship, to bowling, to student government.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any types of students!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We're home to many a tradition. Chief among them, the wrapping of the statue in red crepe paper before home games. It's quite a sight to see. Midnight Rider was recently retired, sad to see that horse go, but a well deserved retirement if I do say so myself.

    Bang for the buck

    Tech isn't the cheapest campus around, but it's definitely not the most expensive either. Overall you get what you pay for, and then some.

    What to do for fun

    Student organizations and activities! There are a bunch, if you're interested in ANYTHING there is bound to be a group for you.

    Food and Dining

    For the most part the food is pretty good around campus, of course exploring all the dining options on campus can get quite pricey. Just be sure to keep an eye on your meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    I've never had a bad roommate at Tech, which is a lot more than I can say of my other schools. Of course, they exist, but the staff is always helpful and problems can always be solved. The proximity to anything you could need on campus is perfect.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be tough, but it all comes down to you if you succeed or not. You can't come to a University like this and expect to coast through.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are a ton of student organizations on campus, join one and make friends! Odds are Lubbock is pretty far from home, I know it is for me.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is a fantastic place to get your education. The professors connect with students and make classes interesting. It's a beautiful campus with accessible and easy to locate buildings.

  • 11/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join greek life, play intramural, go to church, go bowling, go shopping. Anything you could do in your home town plus way more.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start now! Don't wait till the last minute to pick your dorm, classes etc. Make sure you keep all the papers they give you at orientation.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love Texas Tech. The campus is beautiful and everyone is so friendly. Also my advisor is so helpful and makes me classes as easy as possible.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. Tech police do a very good job at patrolling the campus.

    Greek Life

    The greek life here at Texas Tech is very much alive and abundant. There is so much greek life on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Texas Tech offers more that 500 clubs and activities to join, so you are bound to find one that suits you best!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Texas Tech has tons of unusual, yet exciting traditions, such as the Carol of LIght. This is where the Saddle Tramps, hang lights all around the Science and Math buildings and light them up. We also wrap our Will Rodgers statue the day before the game and hang up red and black streamers everywhere. It's very exciting to see them all around campus the next day and to get you picture taken with Will Rodgers too!

    Bang for the buck

    Texas Tech may be a fantastic university, but it is pretty expensive. The tuition for the 2012 academic school year is around $20,000.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities that occur on campus. You could go to the student recreation center to exercise or to go swimming. You could do some volunteer work as well. The student activities board on campus also holds a ton of events to attend to during the academic school year.

    Food and Dining

    The food is excellent. Freshly cooked and served.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great! They keep the restroom clean on a daily basis the trash rooms too!

    Academic Rigor

    Texas Tech may be a fun university, but the courses are no joke. There is no getting around studying for any of the exams.

    Tips for prospective students

    Although the amount of organizations goes above and beyond, try not to sign up for too many of them at once. You need to leave some room in your schedule for school work too!

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is a university that really focuses on the college life and academics. They offer many programs and opportunities to assist their students with their needs and to help them succeed. The hospitality here at Tech is astounding, everyone is very hospitable and not to mention very friendly.

  • 11/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Intramural sports its always fun to join! Movies play on occasion at the school for free by TAB. Tab offers many events for students and they have stores in the surrounding area of the school.

    Food and Dining

    Food here is good it offers a huge selection. Food is somewhat expensive so whatch how much you spend a day.

    Dorm Life

    Live off campus. I dont live on campus but I hear from many people that its very fun. You make lots of new friends that way and get more involved in the activities around tech.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are somewhat hard you have to study and not party or slack off all the time. Be cautious with english at tech it can be difficult so dont take it lightly here ive seen many classmates drop out of it. If you constantly study hard and get help from teachers you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure the degree you want to persue is with Tech. Make sure to make lots of friends its a big campus and be invlolved in many activities. Your not going to enjoy the school that much if your always only studying.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech University is one of the greatest campuses to be in! The school is beautiful and the students and faculty members are very nice. I am enjoying each and every minute of it here.

  • 11/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty safe. The biggest problem is car accidents, but most of those happen off campus. I think everyone here feels safe walking around campus at any time.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very big at Tech. Everywhere you turn, someone is wearing a shirt to represent their fraternity or sorority. Most are just about partying and socializing, but there are a few religious and service based fraternities and sororities. Even with 11 sororities and over 10 fraternities that have lodging in Greek Circle, no one lives there so many students become less involved after sophomore year.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs to join and activities to get involved with. From intramurals to foreign language clubs, there is a lot of variety to choose from. There is even a Quidditch team here.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are really into football and school spirit, this is the school for you. The entire city of Lubbock is centered around Texas Tech that it's easy to forget there are high schools and families living here. Tech is also a major party school, not going to lie. There's always a party going on somewhere..

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The biggest tradition is Carol of Lights in December when all the science buildings are lit up and carols are sung. Another tradition is wrapping the Will Rogers statue before game day. Oh, and make sure not to step on the grass in memorial circle, it's a really big deal, and everyone will look at you if you do. Thankfully I learned that before coming here..

    Bang for the buck

    If you have your ID, you can get into all home football games for free, which I know some schools don't do. You also are paying to use the rec center, so use it to your advantage. Some other things you already pay for with your tuition include study abroad, so even if you don't plan to study abroad, you are paying a fee for that..

    What to do for fun

    I like to see the free movies the play in the Student Union or play tennis on weekends. There isn't a whole lot I've found on campus, so I like to go to the drive-in and watch movies there or go bowling with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is alright, a bit expensive though. If you go to the Market with your dining bucks you can get 50% off though, which is really nice. There's not a lot of variety, but you get what you pay for.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are alright. My floor is really quiet, and nobody really cares to get to know you. But there are opportunities to do things with the entire dorm, like video game competitions..

    Academic Rigor

    The classes I am taking are fairly easy. You just really have to manage your time and actually study for tests. But my professors give many opportunities for extra credit, and some even drop your lowest test grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Really make sure that you want to go here. And once you do, really get involved because it makes all the difference. Get to know your professors and talk to them, it sets you apart from other students.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech has a little bit of everything to offer. There are lots of friendly people you meet every day. You just have to come here and check it out for yourself.

  • 11/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. They have emergency lights all over and the Tech police are never more than a minute away when you need them. I've never felt unsafe at Tech after dark.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very popular at Tech and it's easy to find one that you like, if you're into that sort of thing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tech is very big about traditions. Before each football game the Saddle Tramps wrap up the Will Rogers statue in red streamers. Tech also has Carol of the Lights where all of the buildings in memorial circle are lit up with Christmas lights. Memorial circle was made in honor of the soldiers who have died fighting for our country, and for Tech students who have died.

    What to do for fun

    Tech always has parties going on off campus, and TAB tries to sponsor events every week. Usually TAB shows newer movies at the SUB and at least once a month they have karaoke at Wall/Gates. People also go clubbing and go to the hookah lounge.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is actually decent. Tech tries to offer variety at all of the dining halls and the food you get is fresh everyday. I wouldn't suggest eating the same thing everyday, though, because you will get tired of it.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing! It may not be the best thing, but it's great having all of your friends and classes nearby. In a way it's almost like staying in a hotel with a bunch of your friends.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you show up to class and do your work you should be fine. Some classes are going to be hard either way, but if you at least try you should do okay.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't judge Tech based on Lubbock. Just because Lubbock is a small city doesn't mean it's boring. Also, if you do decide to come here don't party all the time. Make time for studying.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is one of the better universities in Texas because it has a very welcoming vibe to it. It's easy to fit in here and it's hard to be bored. Overall, Tech is friendly and filled with some amazing people.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Athletes and other sports affiliations

    What to do for fun

    In Lubbock, TX, there isn't much available.

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The variety of classes is great but the limits on each degree can be kind of a headache.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are thinking about attending Texas Tech, it can be a wise choice as a brand new college student. I'm a transfer student here and it's such a huge adjustment that it's very difficult most times to keep up.

    In three sentences

    The academic structure is terrible; no consistency. The curriculum overrall here is nice. The opportunities here are endless.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Seventy-five percent of Tech is greek so lets just say it's built just for anyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Adventurous students and those ready to jump into the traditions of this prestigious school

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Midnight bell ringing every thursday for home games

    What to do for fun

    I go to the mall and Tech's Activity Board, or TAB, has plenty of events throughout the school year for you to attend

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with success in mind and be sure it's the school for you.

    In three sentences

    Tech is a wonderful school for students to thrive. It enhances your mind and challenges your critical thinking skills. Tech was made for the best and the best graduate from Tech.

  • 12/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Being in lubbock you should always walk with paper spray or a guy.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge. If that's your type of thing than tech is the place for you.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have over 406 clubs at tech. So in my opinion there is a club for everyone. Also starting up a club is pretty easy.

    Great for these types of students

    If your highly motivated then tech is the place for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Carol of the lights is amazing. You should definitely check it out if you get a chance.

    Bang for the buck

    As long as you take basics in Community college tech is a great for the money.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of things to do. Go to the movies, mall, and if you are a party person there are also lots of parties to go to.

    Food and Dining

    Tech food can get pretty boring. I tend to eat off of campus.

    Dorm Life

    Being a Girl the best dorm to live in Texas tech as a Freshman is Horn/Knapp. The furniture is movable and the rooms are bigger.

    Academic Rigor

    Do not take English at tech. The classes are a lot of work but they tell you due dates a head of time most of the time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Will an 1100 in Critical Reading and Math tech shouldnt be to hard to get into.

    In three sentences

    Tech is beautiful. The school spirit is amazing. Tech feels like home.

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is alot of things to do for fun at Tech. I believe this school has the most school spirit and is always looking for you to get involved. There are alot of programs and events that Tech has, and you will never get bored.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is probably my biggest complaint about Tech. The prices are way to high and the portions are too small. Most of the food does taste good, but you will get tired of the on-campus food after one semester.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorm is just like you would expect. You will have other students that distract you, and you will try to fit in. For the most part the CAs and RAs will try to make you feel comfortable as much as possible and it is not all bad living there.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically Tech needs some work. Alot students do not stay focus and do their work. There is alot of tutoring and classes to help you maintain a good GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want a good education, you should apply here. There is alot of campus activites and programs that will keep you busy and entertained. Although there are alot of distractions, you wil still be able to get all the help you need to have a successful college career.

    In three sentences

    I give Texas Tech University a rate of C+ because it has an average of good and bad. I believe Texas Tech education is successful, but the campus and services need more work. I do recommend that people go here to get a good education.

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    TTU is open to any and all students from ALL over...

    Bang for the buck

    I have found that TTU has been very affordable especially being online.

    What to do for fun

    Well, although I am strictly online, I still would encourage attending sporting events especially football.... football is HUGE in Texas and Lubbock loves their Red Raiders....

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a full time employee and a parent like myself, or if you are just looking for an online experience, I would encourage those who are looking to further their education via online to consider TTU distance Education. It has been not only extremely educational, but the online experience is easy to navigate and communicate.

    In three sentences

    I am currently an Online student so some of the following may not pertain to me. However, from my online experiences I have found that TTU distance education has been great. The use of the blackboard system, the communication between teachers and classmates, the ease of registration and communication with advisers has been exceptional.

  • 12/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Has its own on campus police force. You will always feel safe here because its such a high priority.

    Greek Life

    Hundreds of clubs, fraternities, and sororities to get involved with. One of the largest Greek chapter schools in the nation.

    Clubs and Activities

    Hundreds of on and off campus organizations to get involved with.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, social, extroverts.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Carol of the Lights; students celebrate the campus being lot up with Christmas lights. Red Raider orientation lasts an entire weekend and is an absolute blast!

    Bang for the buck

    Way cheaper than UT OR A&M with just as impressive undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate programs.

    What to do for fun

    Football games and all other sporting events, which students can attend free with their Texas Tech ID. Lots of local restaurants and bars to explore. Tons of fishing and hunting opportunities throughout the area.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria in every dorm. There is a huge student union building that offers dozens of different styles of food to choose from. The newly built dining hall, The Commons, offers cuisine from an array of foreign countries!

    Dorm Life

    Students experience spectacular dorm life! Lots of places to eat, people to meet, and student organizations to get involved with. Theaters are featured on campus and there is always something to do.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, classes can be tough. This isn't a place for slackers or for those looking to just barely get by. Texas Tech is demanding for anyone, regardless of your high school success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class! Professors are always willing to work with students and their grades if that student is attending regularly. Just being there can be half the battle, but it pays off!

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech University is a great place to go and experience a large campus with the small school feel in your classes. It's professors are dedicated to their students, and will do everything possible to ensure your individual success. It's an awesome place to study with a diverse student body.

  • 12/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus has emergency buttons everywhere you go. Click one and the cops with show up in around sixty seconds. I've never felt unsafe on campus -- day or night.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Texas Tech is full of tradition, and that's something I took for granted at high school. When I set off to college, I didn't realize how important school spirit is to me, but luckily the school spirit at Tech is amazing.

    What to do for fun

    Campus is full of tradition and places to be. Even outside of campus there are places to go: food, shopping, hanging out, ect.

    Food and Dining

    Dining at Texas Tech is good. There are so many options available to students and it's quick and easy! The food tastes great and the hours aren't too bad.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is not too shabby. I live in Horn/Knapp and am happy as a clam (despite my roommate troubles). I've made friends with all of my neighbors and we're constantly hanging out in the hallway with each other. I think it's great that Texas Tech requires their students to live on campus for the first year. I've made awesome friends in the dorms and got that first-year experience that everyone talks about.

    Academic Rigor

    Texas Tech has a great classroom environment, one of the best I've ever encountered. The professors are well-rounded and helpful, and their office hours are open to all students. Academically, there are great opportunities in every classroom on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never give up and try again (it's cliche, but true). If you're looking into coming to Texas Tech, feel free to call in for information or come up to campus for a tour. We're a great school and we'd love to have you!

    In three sentences

    Deciding to go to Texas Tech for my higher education was the best decision I could have ever made. Texas Tech has quickly become my home away from home. I'm beyond happy and excited to graduate from TTU.

  • 12/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    get involved in your major these are the people who will help you with classes and eventually in the work force

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    don't be afraid by the number of people who walk and gather on campus at night

    What to do for fun

    make friends with the people you live with and get to know your community they will help in class and at a party

    Tips for prospective students

    The perfect scores you got in high school are over yes apply yourself do your best and work for you high b but a lot of professors do not give out a's. don't let the difficulty get you down if your having problems talk to your TA they are there to help you.

    In three sentences

    many of the freshman courses are not seen as important and are not ran well. once you get past the freshman classes the upper level courses are challenging but always a great learning experience. you will be challenged and classes will be hard but remember your future is worth it.

  • 12/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food at Tech is fairly good and accessible. Sometimes the dining halls have odd schedules though; especially near holidays. The quality of the food is very good for the price.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms at Tech are older so they have some wear and tear, but the staff does their best to keep them looking nice. There are plenty of people on call that are well qualified to fix almost any problem faced in the dorms, and they are free. Living in dorms has its drawbacks, but it's also a great way to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    Texas Tech is known for being an easy school, but you still need to attend classes, take notes, and pay attention. The teachers are trying to give you your money's worth.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't go crazy during your first semester away from home; you'll regret it. Talk to your CA and your teachers; they are paid to help you and most of them love their jobs. Also, take advantage of all the free stuff offered on campus.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is an easy school to get into, but it requires work once you get in, just like any other college. The atmosphere is wonderful and there are lots of people ready and waiting to help future and current students get the most out of their college experience. It's definitely a school to look at going to.

  • 12/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency posts around campus and whenever something happens they send out crime alerts.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs! I am an engineering student and there was two tents full of clubs for different engineering majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The songs they sing at the football games are a definite must to learn.

    Bang for the buck

    They make it affordable for the education you are getting. For me it was cheaper to go there than stay in state.

    What to do for fun

    The drive in theatre is really fun and of course the football games! (which are free for students)

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't the best and there isn't a lot of options. The buffets have the same thing every week.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms need some updates, but they do a good job at keeping them clean. The CAs do a lot to get involved with everyone in their halls.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here are tough, but there are lots of possibilities to get help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to start looking at possible scholarships. Get involved with different clubs on campus to help meet people.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is a great school to get away from home, but still be part of a nice community. The campus will sell you the second you visit. The programs available such as engineering are some of the best I have heard of.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There is so much to get involved in and experience at Texas Tech. There are Hundreds of clubs and activities just waiting for you to find them. You will meet a wide range of different people by [participating in these clubs and activities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I would have to say that the question mark bench is one of the unusual attractions around campus. It is not everyday you see a random question mark on a college campus.

    What to do for fun

    There is never a dull moment at Tech, there is always something going on and most of the time it is free. we have the REC, the lounges, the SUB and numerous attractions off campus as well.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options as far as dining goes on campus. I personally enjoy the market because of the options and because it is half off . The ACE Buffet is also very satisfying and the brunch on weekends is very good.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is full of great opportunities and memorable experiences that cant be made off campus. You get to meet so many people from all over who may end up life long friends. I would encourage everyone to live on campus at least once while at Tech.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here at Tech definitely make you think outside of the box. The professors, although push everyone to their full potential and expect the best , are not looking to see anyone fail. The support here at Tech is very amazing and reassuring.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely visit the campus during the semester to get the full feeling of the school. Don't be discouraged by the distance, your friends and family will always be there when you go back home. Finally, explore everything Tech has to offer before making a set decision.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Texas Tech on a scale of one to ten , a twelve. I absolutely love it here at Tech. It's a very welcoming school full of friendly people.

  • 12/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Lubbock is a town that was pretty much built around the college. All the businesses there are very friendly towards students and geared in a way to make them more enjoyable to students as well. There are plenty of great places to hang out and more.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your English credits out of the way, English is very difficult at Tech. Also, meet with you advisors a lot to find out which classes are essential for you, and which classes can count towards other degree paths if you decide to change majors.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is a wonderful campus. The courses are challenging and very educational. All in all, it is a very good school that I would recommend to other students.

  • 12/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do. There are clubs for everything, from Quidditch to Chess. Tech also had intramural sports, I've participated in co-Ed soccer and that was a blast.

    Food and Dining

    There are a bunch of little stores around campus and they all have something different. I love Cow-amung-us, it's a burger place inside one of the agriculture buildings.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus so I cannot contribute to this question.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes can be a bit challenging. However, I have found that attendance and studying play a key part in how well I do in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great school and there are many resources that can help you with anything you might need help on.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is a very diverse school. There are many students and staff of ethnicities around the world. So far I've met students from India, Taiwan and Canada, and teachers from Russia, Germany, India and Japan.

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I do feel safe while on campus. One does have to be mindful of their surroundings, of course, but all in all, I haven't felt nervous or scared once this past semester.

    Greek Life

    Pledging a sorority has been a big blessing in my life over the past few months as a freshman. All of the groups were truly so welcoming during recruitment. If you are at all interested in Greek Life, please consider going through recruitment! If you like a team/family mentality, you'll especially enjoy the camaraderie and support you gain from joining a sorority at Texas Tech.

    Clubs and Activities

    so many to choose from!!! You will hear all about them during Red Raider Orientation! Don't skip those sessions, either! I promise you'll have more fun the more involved you are!!!

    Great for these types of students

    As a tier I research university, Tech is great for research minded students...It has a world renown Ag school, Tech is listed by the Wall Street Journal as a top university in terms of landing a job after graduation and yet, like I said, even students who might be afraid of the college rigor will find support here. It's a fabulous school!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Carol of Lights in December is just breathtaking. The entire campus is lit up for the holidays. The architecture at Texas Tech is beautiful. Spanish influenced beautifully designed buildings and they just take your breath away during the holidays. And nothing beats the spirit that you'll feel when tailgating and walking into the Jones for home games! LOVE IT!

    Bang for the buck

    My parents are pleased with the cost of my first semester. We are paying for it out of pocket, with the help of a few small high school scholarships, it's been relatively low cost wise and the cost of living in Lubbock is great, so that helps a lot.

    What to do for fun

    Oh my gosh...There really is so much to do around Tech. There is a strong intermural sports league. The rec center is awesome! The greek life keeps me busy for sure as do the many activities offered through the dorms and student life center. And then there are the Red Raider sports activities!!! Too much fun to list!!!

    Food and Dining

    Yummm! Love Sams Place! It has everything a girl could wish for! Especially Chick fil A!

    Dorm Life

    Typical dorm life, I would imagine... of course, I only have Tech to compare it to...but, our bathrooms have been completely remodeled (still community, but slate tiles and pretty surroundings and the convenient location to my room have made it no big deal to adjust to. Sometimes, loud, but no major complaints. Free laundry, too! Right down from our room!

    Academic Rigor

    I would definitely say that I am being challenged academically. I was an honors graduate from my high school, took AP and dual credit courses and while I feel like I came to Tech prepared, I would recommend utilizing the many tutoring and support services available to students. I plan on doing more of that in the spring semester!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early... Get the an early orientation date...and get excited!!!

    In three sentences

    I have loved every moment of my first semester at Texas Tech. The TAs, the professors and the fellow students are all friendly and helpful. I feel welcome, supported, safe and happy.

  • 12/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Tech hasn't had any major evacuation that I've heard of for any reason, Lubbock's problems stay in Lubbock and Tech is so humongous it makes its own city LITERALLY, There are alarms you can pull all around school if you are ever in trouble and police are always on the lookout. If there is anything happening close to the campus ever student is notified via email.

    Greek Life

    Personally I am not into Greek Life but it is strong at Tech, specially sororities, there are many to choose from and they tend to have the most parties at Tech, also the most activities.

    Clubs and Activities

    TECH HAS EVERYTHINGGG!! and I mean EVERYTHING!!! paintball, dodgeball, quiditch (yes... but you can't fly) flag football, in other words every sport and every academic club I've ever known I have found plus more.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are friendly and outgoing should find no problem adjusting to the life at Tech, there is such a variety between students of all sorts, you will find someone with the same likes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Christmas Carol is a big tradition at Tech, the campus looks beautiful with all of the lights in it (it already is gorgeous as it is) a must attend event where all the drama happens (engagements to breakups) fun to watch too.

    Bang for the buck

    Tech has the price of a Flagship school, it is cheaper than UT, but the year is running on about $14,000 ... and after your first year you can save a whole lot by living off campus, FAFSA is a big help to cover the costs along with scholarships. The main charges are all fees, but don't go along with their estimate costs it is rather way higher than I've spent.

    What to do for fun

    Texas Tech is often ranked top in Texas when it comes to parties, yes its true there are so many. But personally it sports events that I have the most fun in. Football games get crazy fun! In case you don't know Tech is in the Big 12 for NCAA Division 1 and when it comes to football it really makes it worth it to go every time... and the best is that all the events in the university are FREE, they also have movies every know in then at the Student Union, and there are so many clubs to choose from, it is impossible to say that there is nothing to do in there. (Unless of course the person saying it really doesn't have a clue about what's going on). And if all of that is of no interest to you there is the REC (recreation center) which includes climbing wall, indoor and outdoor pools including a lazy river, indoor track, basketball, soccer courts, and weights of all sorts.. once again FREE

    Food and Dining

    There are so many places to eat from at Tech, there are food posts all around school including Quiznos and Chick fil a, even if you get bored of campus food there are numerous places surrounding Tech. Just make sure you watch your dining bucks specially your first year when you're getting the hang of it.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are quiet comfy and have more room that at first expected, I've never had to wait in line to take a shower, sure there will always be those who like to have their music blast but rules always keeping those to be a thing to worry about. There is a 24 hour visitation, which is quiet fun. You should take in consideration that you are required to live on campus your first year.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes will challenge you there is no doubt. Of course don't expect to be loaded on work like if you were attending an Ivy League school. Students enjoy a nice balance between fun and work and it can be noticed the first week you attend nevertheless slacking off is of no good so long as you go to class and do your work, class should be a breeze.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you really want to attend Texas Tech is an expert at giving students opportunities, from Early Admission to regular admission the process is simple and even if you get rejected you can still be admitted through the Gateway Program, getting in Tech shouldn't be a hassle if that is what you're truly aiming for.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is a super friendly University with people who do like to have fun but there is also a strong curriculum that will challenge your abilities.

  • 12/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join a lot of organizations.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sit at the front of the classes and pay attention.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech University has the amazing atmosphere and positive learning environment that allows their students to succeed. Not are the academics prime, but the extracurricular activities are to die for. Wreck 'Em Tech!!

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are these blue light posts spread all over campus. If you feel like you are in danger, just press the button and campus police will be there within 30 seconds. Also, if you want to get back to campus after a wild night out, there is this service you can call called SafeRide. They take you back to your dorm with no strings attached.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Before every home football game, the student organization Saddle Tramps wraps the Will Rogers statue and all the light poles on campus in red crepe paper. Before kickoff, they also perform the Bell Circle on the field to get the students and fans pumped up for the game. It is really a site to see!

    Food and Dining

    There are some great dining places at Texas Tech. The Market is the cheapest with a 50% discount on everything. The Commons at Boston is the nicest dining hall since it is brand new, lots of food to choose from! There are also $4 all-you-can-eat buffets at different areas on campus. There are also different convenience store-like places if you need a quick bite to eat. All the food is great!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms aren't that small but they are what you expect from a college dorm. The Boston residence hall is the best hall to live in because it is the newest and the dining hall connected to it is the nicest one on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The professor at Texas Tech really challenge you to do your best. They are always free during their office hours if you have questions or need extra help on something. If you really focus on your schoolwork, the tests and final exams will be super easy for you.

  • 01/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    This school has all the clubs and activities you could possibly think of. They even have trampoline competitions.

    Bang for the buck

    All of the people that you will meet at Tech are AMAZING. There are people of all shapes, sizes, races, and personalities, of course. If you come to Tech, you will not regret it. I didn't think that I would be converted to a Red Raider from a Longhorn, but it happened really quickly.

    What to do for fun

    The Rec center constantly hosts sports such as football, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, volleyball, basketball, baseball, etc. There isn't a time that you can go to the Recreational center and nothing is going on. There are dance classes, workouts, a Rock climbing wall, and a HUGE swimming pool with a lazy river, whirl pool, slide, and diving board. There is always something to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    You can find pretty much all kinds of food to eat at Tech and all of the dorms have different but really good food selections.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is awesome, except for some people in the dorms tend to be disrespectful of others in the dorm. However, that is the same for all colleges. The dorms at Tech are very well kept and very fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Some professors are not very good, however, you will do great in all of your classes as long as you GO TO CLASS.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet as many people as you possibly can! Texas Tech has a ton of amazing people as students. Big schools might not be for everyone, but everyone should get a taste of Texas Tech, you will love it.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech has the most beautiful campus ever. It is really big but it is pretty easy to find everything, and it is never boring at Tech. Texas Tech also has a great music department and has a bunch of really good professors.

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is huge on Campus. The campus is actually closed during school hours, so students will always have right of way when crossing the street. Police officers are always on patrol all night and day. Across campus are alarms placed that if at anytime during the day you are being chased or feel unsafe, you can press and the police will come to aid. Or if you are having a late night at the library and don't want to walk back to your dorm alone in the dead of night, there is a midnight bus that you can call that will transport you to your dorm free of charge.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different organizations on campus, I'm just going to say to watch out and not try and join to many during your first semesters at Tech

    Great for these types of students

    Honestly, there are so many different types of students and people at Tech there really isn't any person that could feel excluded. We have jocks, gamers, dancers, musicians, Psychs, all the above and more

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Before every football game the high riders, and organization on campus, tie up the Soapsuds statue with red ribbon.

    Bang for the buck

    If you want an amazing college experience and get your money's worth for college, Tech is a school I would heavily consider attending.

    What to do for fun

    The Tech Activities Board, or TAB, always have something going on around campus almost every other day. The Recreation center is one of the best in the nation and I can personally say that it is an amazing facility to go and workout, chill out with friends, and more.

    Food and Dining

    The diversity is amazing and if you don't mind a bit of a walk, there is always something on campus that anyone can eat. There are a good amount of vegetarian, gluten-free, and lactose free options for students with allergies or who choose not to eat them. The prices are fair and places on campus offer very nice discounts to those with the schools dinning plans.

    Dorm Life

    I've had a great time in my dorm. The students and Floor Advisers are extremely nice and willing to help out. The other residents are also very friendly and we've all gotten along extremely well.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm not going to lie, quite a few of the basic intro classes are not easy. However, they will prepare you for later classes that are just as difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    A few tips I've learned are to use all available resources on campus. There are many different tutoring areas on campus and in the dorms with students willing to help with any problems you may encounter. Sign up for classes as soon as you can. They fill up very quickly and if you wait the dream schedule you want may not be possible. There are many different advisers on campus that can help you out if you have no idea what major you want to go into or what career path you may want to look into.

    In three sentences

    The campus is wonderful and there are always things on campus to do when you have down time from studying. The instructors honestly care and are always looking to help their students. The business services have always been extremely helpful to me and genuinely try to help out as best they can.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do here in Lubbock, nearly every weekened there is some huge country artist having a concert, and they are always incredbily reasonably priced. not to mention football games, this town revolves around Texas Tech and there is noting like Lubbock on a Red Raider game day! Wreck em!

    Food and Dining

    Lubbock's food is amazing, there are so many fun places you can just walk to from campus, or there is always the Student Union on campus with more food then you will ever need! such a wonderful atmosphere!

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    It is hard enough to keep you interest, but not too hard where you just get mad and quit. The professors are awesome and seriously love their jobs, which only makes learning easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always plan ahead and never just settle for the minimum. Everyone here is willing to help you and make sure you reach your goals you just have to try as well.

    In three sentences

    Amazing professors who love what they are teaching, and know what they are talking about. Wonderful and incredibly fun traditions and loads of school pride everywhere you look. A great feeling that everyone wants you to succeed and do your best.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Cops are constantly patrolling the campus so safety is no concern to me.

    Clubs and Activities

    I believe there are over 200 clubs to pick from so finding one that is right for you is no problem. Activities, Tons.

    Great for these types of students

    I would recommend this to all types.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are so many places to list. Like is said earlier I have been here for a year and still love the campus. It is very beautiful, and I have yet to explore everything. Also I love walking alone university.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost is very expensive but it is well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Also the there are tons of things to fit anyone's lifestyle. Anywhere from the gym, football, basketball, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The best part, besides the learning, is the food, there are many choices through out the campus.

    Dorm Life

    I personally am not to enthusiastic about the Dorm Life, but it is bearable.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging but rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never give up and reach for you goals. Always strive to be the best and study hard.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is a great school with great professors. I have been here for close to a year and I still love it. Class are difficult; however, very rewarding. GUNS UP!

  • 01/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Texas Tech, like any other university, holds it's many traditions on campus, a few of the highly known traditions are you NEVER walk on the grass throughout Memorial Circle, and the Masked Rider statue is wrapped in red ribbon before every football game. What many people don't know is that Memorial Circle also poses as a unusual spot, it was built to where if you lay exactly in the middle of it, you hear no noise, it's completely silent.

    What to do for fun

    People may say Lubbock is just another small town, nothing to do, but boy are they wrong! Lubbock is a town where it wants you to explore its many secret things to do. Of course, when of age there are plenty of bars to hang out at, but there are also tons of parks, looks, theaters, dining, and shopping that you wouldn't think a town like Lubbock would have.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining options at Tech are awesome for a college campus, the school has so many different options I can't even begin to explain. It does however have Chic Fil A and Einstein Bro Bagels...come on, who doesn't love that???

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Texas Tech is not perfect but it's a home away from home. You are surrounded with people that will be near you 24-7. The rooms are cozy, but you have limited closet space (sorry girls), and surprisingly the food isn't all that bad, sometimes it's TOO good so you may have to be careful!

    Academic Rigor

    Texas Tech enrolls thousands of students a semester, Tech also suspends or removes students as well. The academic right at Texas Tech is fairly hard, you have to work hard to succeed and to get where you want to be. Work first, play later.

    Tips for prospective students

    There's so much advice a college student can give to a prospective student but some of the most important things a prospective student should know about college is you will more than likely change your major once, twice, maybe more throughout your college career. Friends come and go, but you will find those lifelong friends in the most unsuspecting places. Go to class, don't let people tell you oh you don't have to actually go to class!....total myth, if you want to do well, go to class and be involved. Most importantly, don't be afraid to be yourself!

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is one of the best schools in Texas to attend. You will make countless, unforgettable memories with unforgettable friends, guaranteed. Thanks and Wreck 'Em.

  • 01/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Rec Center is always a fun place to hang-out and work-out at the same time. TTU also has a Leisure Pool with a lazy river where students can go for free. There are also opportunities to go on camping/biking trips with other students.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good for campus food, and if you can't find something you like, then there are lots of places to eat close to TTU campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't really had the experience of living in the dorms, but from what I know from visiting with my friends, it is quite a fun part of their lives. Visiting is a lot easier since all my friends are in the same place.

    Academic Rigor

    Just this semester, I have learned more about my Music Education major than I thought possible. Information that I thought would take me years to process comes easily to me now because of the great staff of professors they have here at TTU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to keep a couple of jackets on hand during the winter because it does get chilly. Don't worry about asking fellow students or any professors, especially the advisers, about any trouble or questions you may have. Texas Tech makes it easy to get around because the buses go almost everywhere, including the mall, so don't worry about having to get around the city.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech University is a big campus only because it has something for everyone. The teachers are always considerate and take time to help their students. There is food everywhere at almost any time.

  • 01/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Dancing, bars, imax theater, mall, amusement park and lots of museums if you are artsy.

    Food and Dining

    There are every type of food you can imagine here. Either eat in the dorm's food court or go to the SUB that has a little bit of everything.

    Dorm Life

    New dorms are being put in every semester. Newer and better every year.

    Academic Rigor

    Kinda all depends on your major. If you are a science or engineering major prepare to study multiple hours every night but if you are something else, enjoy school!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early so you can qualify for scholarships and look early for apartments or house that are for lease.

    In three sentences

    Large academic campus and lots to do. If you want to be a part of the Big 12 conference without paying an arm and a leg, this is the place to go. A gem in West Texas.

  • 02/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Texas Tech University has more opportunities than I can count. There is so much diversity on the campus. The professors are very helpful and knowledgeable.

  • 02/12/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Take a group of friends to Spankies. It's a great place to eat and hang.

    Food and Dining

    Everything Lubbock has to offer is delicious!

    Dorm Life

    Not aware of the dorm life, but everyone seemed happy!

    Academic Rigor

    From what I understand the academics are outstanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find out all your options and then compare them, even though I love this school I may not be able to go. Just keep your options open.

    In three sentences

    I have only been here once, and I fell in love. It's such a 'home-y' atmosphere that I was sad to leave. I hope I will be able to go to this college!

  • 02/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    sorority, movies, shopping, intramurals

    Food and Dining

    Very good

    Dorm Life

    Not impressed

    Academic Rigor

    If you study and don't party you can obtain good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a good relationship with your advisosr.

    In three sentences

    Alot of opportunities to get involved. An overgrown cotton producing town, so still a feeling of a small town in a town of 200,000.

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police very strict. You will get parking ticket if not in your dorm parking. Your parking pass is only for your dorm lot.

    Great for these types of students

    All students.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the rec center on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Good food on campus at dining halls and in the student center.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are like average dorms. Some of them are old, but still clean. Be sure to purchase a large rug to cover entire floor. The restrooms that are community restrooms were recently renovated and kept clean.

    Academic Rigor

    Very structured, but also depends on teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is the key for studying. Do not procrastinate get your work done in a timely manner. Set schedule for studying. Go the the library if you have to just to get away from others. Good Luck.

    In three sentences

    I is a good academic school, however some of the teachers that are foreign you can not understand them well. You definitely have to study to be successful. Some of the classes depending on the subject are larger than others. Overall it is a good school.

  • 03/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Texas Tech has one of the safest campuses in Texas, and I've never felt any reason to be scared walking around. Campus police can be anywhere on campus within seconds, and if you ever feel unsafe there are emergency phones located on every corner which connect you directly to the Texas Tech Police. We also have a campus taxi system which will pick you up and take you home at night if you ever feel unsafe walking around alone.

    Greek Life

    I'm a proud member of Texas Tech Greek Life, and I think that we have the best Greek community in Texas. Each Greek organization provides so many opportunities for it's members to be involved and my resume would not be nearly as impressive if I wasn't a part of the Greek community. There are hundreds of students who call themselves Greek, but the sense of community among us makes it so that you can call members from every Greek organization a friend.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and activities available to students, which is why I think that there is a place for everyone here. There is everything from political to community service organizations, and I would suggest joining as many as possible to make the most of your college experience. There are also several honors and leadership organizations, which are great additions to anyone's resume.

    Great for these types of students

    Texas Tech has a place for every type of student. It is a big university, but has a small university feel because of the sense of community and focus on students in Lubbock. I'm a very social person and enjoy going out on the weekends, but I have friends who are the opposite and still have a great time participating in school events. There is something for everyone at Texas Tech and I would recommend the school to anyone and everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of my favorite traditions on campus is Carol of the Lights in December, which is Memorial Circle and all of the buildings surrounding it are covered in Christmas lights and turned on at the same time. There is a choir and parade, and the entire event is one that students look forward to every year. I don't know any other school that has that tradition, and it's something that I love the most about Texas Tech.

    Bang for the buck

    I absolutely LOVE Texas Tech and would not have spent my money on a college education anywhere else. The education you receive here is unparalleled, and I have made friends for a lifetime through the different organizations I am a member of here. Football season is the highlight of the year for me, but you can get free tickets to any sporting event just by being a student.

    What to do for fun

    Texas Tech is great about making sure that there are always events and activities available to keep students entertained. The nightlife in Lubbock is so much fun, and for students that prefer quieter weekends, the Tech Activities Board provides fun events on the weekends for students who prefer to stay on campus. No matter what you like to do on the weekends, there is something fun for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    The quality of the food on campus depends on where you eat. My favorite place to eat was at The Market, which has everything from comfort food to a make-your-own salad and sandwich bar. There are also traditional cafeteria-style dining halls and chain restaurants located all over campus.

    Dorm Life

    Although dorm life has a bad reputation, as a freshmen, I would highly recommend taking advantage of the experience. The best way to meet people as an incoming freshmen is through living in the dorms and you would be missing out if you chose to live off campus. They may not be the nicest, but you would miss out on so many of the best college experiences choosing to live somewhere else.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, but not so difficult that it's impossible to succeed. I am a business management and marketing major and my classes challenge me and require my full attention, but the information I've learned in my classes will benefit me in my career after graduation. If you focus 100% on doing your best, the classes and professors will teach you more than you could ever expect.

    Tips for prospective students

    Whenever you visit Texas Tech, take the time to speak with an advisor and go on a campus tour. Your advisor will help you plan your first semesters classes, and offer great advice on what degree plan is best for you. I would also suggest going on a campus tour because the students that give the tours can be the best people to go to with any questions you might have, because they have firsthand experience on being a student at Texas Tech.

    In three sentences

    I love Texas Tech and would not have chosen any other university. Not only will you receive the best education for your money, but the opportunities Texas Tech offers it's students can't be beat. I've gained more and better knowledge and skills by attending Texas Tech then I would have going anywhere else.

  • 03/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Compared to most major universities in Texas this is the most reasonably priced because you get everything at all other schools with great education.

    What to do for fun

    The parties here are cool. But if you are not a party person like myself you can just enjoy the many activities here on campus. There is literally something going on everyday.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is amazing. There are many places on campus to eat that stay open late.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great. The rest rooms are very clean and there are many places to stay on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors give you more than enough time to due assignments and they go into depth of what will be on exams.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be ready to adjust to the country life if you are coming from a big city.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is a great place to come for school. It has everything you need and you also can stay focused on the ultimate goal. Most importantly the professors here are very helpful.

  • 03/29/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Any STEM majors should apply for the PRISM Research program

  • 03/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food here is wonderful and with so many choices to choose from you will never get bored of the same old same old. The cafeteria is spacious and if you do not want to sit inside on a nice sunny day there are plenty of room to sit outside and the space is always kept clean and maintained.

    Dorm Life

    I came into Texas Tech as a junior so I do not know much about the Dorm life I started out living in an apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    My University has a lot of programs that can help a student stay on top of thier classes while making time for other activites within thier daily life. The Learning Center I am partial too becuase they have helped me come with a planned schedule to start my semster off right. Also they have academics counserlors that will sit with you and point you into the direction of which classes to take and how many take within a semester to help you graduate on time. Academics is the main priority in any college student life and with the high demand in Texas Tech getting to know your proffessors and the programs that are offered to endure a high GPA standing will make the academic part of college so much easier to bear.

    Tips for prospective students

    Life as a Red Raider can be fun as well as frustrating. I say this because as we all know a college student is in college for one thing to get an edcuation and get into the occupation of thier choosing. This can be hard becuase in the mist of education there are also organizations and programs that a student want to become involved in to build their resumes or to have down time. When you get to a point of enough is enough there are programs to help relax your mind and body of all the demands of a college student at Texas Tech and it is very beneficial to help make the Raider life a little easier.

    In three sentences

    This school is Amazing!!!!!! There are so much an student ( Red Raider) can bcomee involved in from greek life to athletics and if you do not find anyhing that interest you, there is a place on the website you can go on to come up with your own organization!!!! Also you do not need a car because everything is within walking distance and if you are looking for a job there are so many places to apply for its crazy weather on campus or off. And last but not least the Rec Center, it has everything a student needs to get in shape as well as a pool area to kick back and relax. This school will definitely help make your dream come true while having a little fun on the side.

  • 04/02/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I felt wary walking alone and night, but never had a reason to feel that way. There are blue lights all around campus that call the local PD or campus security in you need them, and theres always people walking around at all times, so if you scream people will hear. And from what Ive seen myself, people stop to help you even if you just drop a book.

    Greek Life

    I lived with a sorority sister my second half of my life at Tech, she was CONSTANTLY busy, its a great support system and gives you plenty to do, but make sure you can manage your time well and have the money to afford the dues and activities that are required.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many to count, find one that interests you. And dont be shy like I was.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who want to far enough away from home they can spread their wings, but close enough to head home anytime they want. For those who wake up in the morning and look out at the campus and think ... its a beautiful day --- carpe diem!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Human Sciences Building has a basement with a collection of Interior Design Samples, extra drafting tables when you cant find one to use and a couch for sleeping. Same with the 3rd floor of the Architecture Building, and they had vending machines last time I was there. And the big archway across from the main entrance of the Student Union, the one everyone walks thru to get to the main circle... If you go in one of the doors that lead down to the basement, thats where Texas Techs own Interior Designers, Artist, Architects and Landscape Architects work for Texas Techs actual campus needs.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition keep increasing yearly for the years I was at Tech and although at the time we were all furious over it, in hind sight, its a typical issue around the US and being a Texas Native at a Texas School, the education is worth the money, you just have to pay attention and make it so.

    What to do for fun

    Well, thats all a matter of opinion. My roommate and I tried driving around and getting lost one night for fun. (Lubbocks on a grid system so that didnt work so well) but theres a thriving Greek life if you're into that and the Rec center ALWAYS has something going on, not always sports related, but get out there and meet people!

    Food and Dining

    Ya know, its cafeteria or 7-11 style food, what can you say ... give the cafeteria a try. and dont forget to use all your dinig bucks before teh end of the semester or you lode them. AND, make friends with one of the short order cooks at one of the many Sam's stores. They will save your life when it comes to need a half way decent hot meal or really ... anything food related. They know what to eat and not eat and when to come in and get first dibs on stuff.

    Dorm Life

    Some people have good experiences living in dorms and some dont. I was lucky to have a GREAT roommate (we live together for the next 2 years OFF campus) but dorm life as a whole ... it was a place to sleep for me. It was small and I never really got into the whole, Go Floor #3! kind of stuff.

    Academic Rigor

    My college life at Tech was hard, and there were many sleepless nights spent in the Archi-torture building, but it was also such an amazing learning experience. The teachers are compassionate and treat you like a friend, they are animated and you can tell the ones that love their jobs and LOVE what they are teaching. It inspiring.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the campus, the whole campus, with a friend or someone who already attends school there and get to know the secrets they dont tell you on the tours. It's an amazing place with lot of hidden spaces to veg out and be alone if you need a quite corner sometimes. Or there's always TONS of activities to choose from if you know where to look.

    In three sentences

    For students born and bred in Texas, this school is close enough to home to feel like you're still right around the corner and for some far enough away and diverse enough to get an outside perspective. Plus, its a GORGEOUS campus!

  • 04/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I am a member of Mentor Tech and it is so much fun! We have lots of meetings where they feed you! Not just with pizza or burgers, but with good food from expensive restaurants!

    Great for these types of students

    Tech is great for students who are very social. Don't be scared when random people aren't afraid to just start a conversation with you. Tech is also great for students who have tons of school spirit!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well, the memorial circle grass is OFF LIMITS! Nobody is allowed to step on the grass or you will be looked down upon. As well as the double t bench, underclassmen are not allowed to sit on it or they will have bad luck the rest of their college lives!

    What to do for fun

    As for fun, the rec center is a definite must! The leisure pool is absolutely gorgeous. I promise you won't regret ever making a trip out there. On the weekends, there are sites close by if you feel like hitting the town and grabbing a drink with some friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is the best part! In the student union building, there are restaurants that we all love as well as others that are mouthwatering! And when you just need a break, take a little trip to Starbucks and sit down with a good book.

    Dorm Life

    Since I am from Lubbock, I currently live with my parents. Although, I did stay in the dorms for 3 days during orientation. I thought it was so much fun! Not only did I instantly click with my roommate, I got along with everybody on my floor!

    Academic Rigor

    Texas Tech is a rising on it's academic scale. The staff will not stop to help a student succeed. The learning center gives students free tutoring for any subject. We the students, as well as all the staff are working hard to make Texas Tech a tier one university. We're almost there!

    Tips for prospective students

    Do it! I promise you won't regret it. The students and staff know the exact meaning of southern hospitality. Game days are unforgettable, as well your whole college experience. Guns up!

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is a wonderful place to study and meet new friends. I have only been there 1 year, but I have already met tons of friends to last me a lifetime. Not to mention the beautiful campus that surrounds your everyday life.

  • 04/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life here runs the campus pretty much.

    What to do for fun

    For fun us students usually go to parties and the club. The university also has very many events going on that are very much fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, I advise you to mainly focus on your studies. After that, everything else will fall into place. Also definitely take a tour of this huge campus.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech University is a very prestigious school. It's academics ours outstanding and many people here are friendly. The staff and faculty are willing to go out of their way to help you with whatever you need.

  • 04/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Very abundant.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you get involved, its great.

    Great for these types of students

    Sorority girls and Fraternity Boys.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like I am getting a quality education that is well balanced with the price of tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Above all, make friends. The university provides a lot of campus activities that can be fun. Also, getting involved is the best advice a person can give about college.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is really good, although too expensive. I always run out of money on my dining card before the semester ends.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on the dorm you stay in, dorm life varies. But overall, dorm life is not that fun. People are constantly making noise, and community bathrooms are no fun.

    Academic Rigor

    If you get a good professor, you will be challenged. If you get a professor that doesn't really care or that teaches an easy class, there will be no challenge at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Its a big school. It can be hard to find your place if you are not in a fraternity or sorority. Some of the people are extremely rude. And if you are coming from a large city, be prepared for the city of Lubbock. It is extremely small and has a lot of bad areas. And the weather is awful more often than not.

    In three sentences

    Students perform slightly above the necessary effort. Some professors are great at what they do, but others are lazy and careless. Overall, I am getting a good education, but other students slack.

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Blue lights everywhere. If you are ever in an emergency situation, press the button and help is on the way.

    Clubs and Activities

    Goin' Band from Raiderland!

    What to do for fun

    Have you seen the rec? Huge pool, lazy river, volley ball courts and rock climbing!

    Food and Dining

    The Market located at Stangle/Murdough Hall is always a favorite. Horn/Knapp has a great lunch buffet and brunch! And check out Boston's mac and cheese bar!

    Dorm Life

    Horn/Knapp Hall for the ladies is a must freshmen year! Carpenter Wells and Boston Halls are great for upperclassmen apartment styled living.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what your major is, academic rigor varies. Overall, if you are doing all that you can, you will pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go visit Tech! You need to visit to understand how amazing this school is!

    In three sentences

    I love this school more then I can say. The classes are great, the atmosphere is wonderful and the people are so kind hearted. Nothing says good manners and hospitality like students from Texas Tech University!

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have something called a Blue Phone. These are similar to light poles outside and pretty much located everywhere on campus. They look like light poles/ pay phones that have a blue light on them. You press the button and the police will be there right away. Don't play with them- you will be cited. They are there for safety and located everywhere so police can track you when you need help.

    Greek Life

    Sorry. I'm not involved here.

    Clubs and Activities

    Super fun!! Get involved and you can find out yourself.

    Great for these types of students

    Ambitious, outgoing, studious, serious students. Yeah you can have fun, but you're there to learn- find a good balance.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a statue of Will. The day before and day of a football game, the campus lights and Will on the horse are covered in red. When will is covered in red, that means something important is happening! We also have a double T cemented bench outside. When a girl sits there, a guy is supposed to approach her and ask her to the football game that week. Cute huh?

    Bang for the buck

    What you put in IS what you get out if it. I suggest you work very hard in class.

    What to do for fun

    ATTEND THE EVENTS! The events that TAB (Tech Activities Board) and RHA (Residence Hall Association) hold for students are well worth attending. You go see top-notch comedians and see newly released movies. The movies are usually shown a good time before out on video. I participated in laser tag! YEAH- they bring that too!!! It was awesome!!!

    Food and Dining

    Food is actually really good! You look at that broccoli casserole like what's REALLY in there? When you try it, it is the greatest casserole you have ever tasted!!

    Dorm Life

    I love living in the halls. They are one of the best ways to meet people and they make college life convenient. It's hard being away from family but you appreciate them more in the end- I did!

    Academic Rigor

    It can be tough but you come out of that class seeing the world in a very different way. It's one of the things I loved the most.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard. Don't slack off because you WILL regret it in the end. Work harder than you party, you'll be grateful you did. It is a university- don't mess around.

    In three sentences

    It is an excellent school. Work hard and work well with professors! Get out there and see what opportunities are offered!

  • 05/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always police on patrol. Just a normal large campus. Don't do anything stupid and you'll be fine.

    Clubs and Activities

    You WILL find something to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Diverse, shy or outgoing, party animals and book worms.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If someone shouts RAIDER! at you, you have to shout back POWER!!!!

    What to do for fun

    Go salsa dancing, go to the drive-in theater, see some live music, go to the club or country dancing, go to the museums, go to the bar or a restaurant, go to the planetarium, go to one of our literally hundreds of parks, or find one of a million things to do on campus. I'm never bored.

    Food and Dining

    I wish there were more healthy options, but there is definitely a wide variety of really great food.

    Dorm Life

    Lots to do, plenty of people to hang out with and have a good time with.

    Academic Rigor

    Fairly difficult depending on the major. In Spanish and Education graduate courses, you will learn A LOT.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a study group for every single class you have and make sure your teacher knows who you are. If you make sure your teacher knows you care, your teacher will care about you and go the extra mile.

    In three sentences

    I love the resources we have and many of the professors we have at the graduate level. However, I think undergrads would learn more at a smaller university. Many friends state the classes are huge in core classes, and that the professors don't know how to teach to the students; many, but not all, just lecture and leave.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Awesome safety. 92 blue lights, for emergency help, cover the campus in case you ever need help. Well lit. Police surveillance.

    Greek Life

    Well established, respected Greek community.

    Clubs and Activities

    Umm..there was a lot going on everywhere and all the time.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for everyone. Large school with a small-town feel. You'll see plenty of people you know everywhere, if you want to, or you can avoid those people pretty easily too. Easy to make new friends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Carol of the Lights, starts at memorial circle and involves tons of alumni and students getting together to sing carols and turn on the Christmas lights for the first time each year.

    Bang for the buck

    Tech is an awesome school that I'm proud to call home. I love it!

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends. Enjoy life. Workout. Lots of tv and movie watching as well as internet surfing. Get creative. Lubbock gets boring. Go to parties. Go clubbing. Make up your own activities or just play video games.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent food and dining on campus. Food is available everywhere and the menus are diverse and broad. Everything from Einstein's Bagels to ice cream at Sam's Place west (Open till 2 am!) and macaroni and cheese at The Common's mac and cheese bar.

    Dorm Life

    24 hour visitation in all dorms makes it a lot of fun. You can visit anyone you like whenever you like. It feels like freedom. The only issue is that 1. dorms are expensive, but so is every part of college 2. many of the dorms at Tech are well-used and somewhat small.

    Academic Rigor

    Each teacher has a different style of teaching, so you may be good at one class when the teacher uses material directly from the textbook, and fail another class when the teacher expects you to remember everything from lectures.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard!

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech University is a large, diverse college filled with smart, creative individuals. The campus is gorgeous and has great options for food and recreation. The dorms are comfortable.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    An interesting feature about Tech is their emergency light poles located throughout the campus. I've never used one, but they're designed to call Texas Tech police officers with the push of one button. They automatically know your location and can come quickly. There are MANY of these throughout the campus. It's really nice to know that I they are close by if I ever need to use them. There is a siren system used in university-wide emergencies. And there are bus/taxi services (provided for free!!) for students who go out and are not fit to drive home or do not feel safe walking back to their dorm room at night.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Texas Tech dresses up the school each football game day! The Saddle Tramps (a sort of mens pep group) wrap the main statue of our campus with black and white streamers before all football games. Texas Tech also has the Carol of Lights in December every year. This tradition is when the students gather to watch Tech turn on their extensive Christmas lights for the first time. There is also a concert and lots of hot chocolate and fun.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to most public universities, Tech isn't that expensive. Considering the wide variety of academic, social and cultural activities Tech offers, I really do think that it's worth the money! And there are lots of places in town that give discounts to Tech students! So, being a student has its perks.

    What to do for fun

    Tech offers a lot of fun (and free!) activities for students! There are TAB events which are free events that sprout up a few times a week at the SUB. These events can go anywhere from making your own cacti plant to making your own keychains and going out to the movies or other fun attractions in Lubbock FOR FREE. There's also the recreational center at Tech, which offers lots of swimming options, as well as a rock wall, basketball and volleyball courts, private rooms to play sports in, exercise equipment and much more.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of options for dining at Tech. There are several cafeterias located within dorm halls. These cafeterias all have a wide array of choices and are available to all students. The Student Union provides many shops and other eating choices, too, if cafeteria food

    Dorm Life

    I lived on the dorms over the summer. And it's fun to completely take charge of your own life--your own time and decisions! It's smart to learn to time-manage. Definitely have fun (dorms are the perfect place to meet people and make friends!), but also make sure that you have ample time to do your classwork and studying!

    Academic Rigor

    I've definitely taken some hard classes! But there are many opportunities for tutoring, SI sessions/review sessions, study groups, etc. Take these opportunities seriously! They really help!

    Tips for prospective students

    Unless you are a morning person and living on campus, do not take 8 AM classes! Late night studying makes mornings really hard. And it's definitely a good idea to look up the professors of your classes before you sign up. Think realistically about your classes and workload; don't be afraid to ask for help when you're having trouble.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is great! There are tons of organizations and people to get to know. It is definitely a school where you'll make life-long connections.

  • 05/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency stations all around campus and campus police

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Annual Holi Festival and Arbor Day planting

    Bang for the buck

    Cheapest public university in Texas

    What to do for fun

    The Football games are exciting and lots of fun!

    Food and Dining

    The food could be better, but the Dining Bucks system is pretty neat

    Dorm Life

    The CA's are great and help you with a lot, Texas Tech has a great Resident Housing Association

    Academic Rigor

    You gotta work hard for a good GPA! Go to class or you'll fall behind, there aren't many blow-off classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't miss class, you'll regret that you did!

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is a great university located in a growing city of west Texas. There are great opportunities for engineers, scientists, and many rigorous degree plans. Pricing is the best for a public university in Texas.

  • 05/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Make good use of safe ride. Especially if you're lazy like me

    What to do for fun

    Party, chill, they have bowling go kart racing and i guess the cinemas

    Food and Dining

    I would it is alright. nothing special about it but since definitely at a point in your college you're gonna stay hungry, so you'll probably get used to it.

    Dorm Life

    For Freshmen guys, if you want to meet the weirdest cool chill type people, stay at coleman and Females stay at chitwood

    Academic Rigor

    Very Challenging like i said earlier, so come with your A game.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be focused, do not loose track of why you came to Tech. Learn to manage your time properly and most importantly know your drinking limit.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is a very mind challenging school. You are going to party a lot and if you are interested in Engineering, definitely a good school to come to.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always police driving around campus, and there are emergency blue light posts you can push if you feel threatened or in danger.

    Greek Life

    There are greeks everywhere. You can tell the girls apart because they'll be wearing an oversized shirt with either tights or those Under Armour shorts, and pretty paisley (or some other design) backpacks. The guys will either be wearing suits or some kind of cozy winter sweater. Either way, there are an abundance of them all around campus. They have houses, but they're pretty far from campus, they don't look that great, and the greeks don't even live in them. But they do have good parties, especially the frats.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs on campus. If you're going into healthcare, you're in luck. There's a HOSA, a pre-nursing club, a pre-med club, a pre-optometry club, etc. There are also community service clubs like Habitat For Humanity as well. Just be sure to explore all your options. Go the SUB, there are always bulletin boards with information about clubs and meetings.

    Great for these types of students

    If you want a great place to study, they're literally everywhere! But my favorite is the library. During finals, it's PACKED, but it's still great. There are certain floors for quiet studying and certain floors for group projects and stuff. There are sets of giant computers and monitors for group projects. I've never used them, but they look absolutely awesome. I'd love to use them someday.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As far as unusual traditions go, the horse statue's (by Holden Hall in the memorial circle) hind used to face Texas A&M but ever since they left the league, I think it's been moved.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall, it may seem like I didn't rate this school too high, but I absolutely love Tech. It is amazing and we really are all a family.

    What to do for fun

    It's Lubbock, so there's really not much to do. You have to find something. My friends and I usually go to the movies or the mall. There are clubs and bars and stuff as well. To be honest, it's just stuff you can do anywhere. But on campus, there are a lot of clubs to join. You should also probably go to football games. Those are a great experience, the audience is lively and outgoing, and you get an overall great sense of school spirit. It is fantastic, and one of my favorite things about Tech!

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright. At first, it all seems amazing and like there's so many places to choose from. However, it all gets old quick. By my second year, we were mainly eating off campus every week because we got tired of the food.

    Dorm Life

    My first year, I stayed at Wall. It was an awesome first year. My hall was lively and fun and our CA was very welcoming. Be sure to go to hall meetings and talk to other people! My second year, I stayed at Boston, now renamed Talkington Hall. It's the brand new on-campus apartment. It's alright, don't believe all the hype about it. There's no kitchen, which there's supposed to be. The room is okay, but the bathrooms are good. When I was there, most people were upperclassmen who mainly kept to themselves. My stay at Boston was nowhere near as fun and lively as my time at Wall.

    Academic Rigor

    It's alright at Tech. A lot of the professors and TA's are annoying to deal with. A lot are committed and know what they're talking about, but others just don't.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends at orientation. All of my best friends are the ones I met/roomed with at orientation. Be talkative, get out of your comfort zone, and enjoy the campus. Go to football games, everyone has a lot of spirit and loves the school!

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is a great community for everyone! We are all friendly and welcoming, and helpful to one another. The school has great spirit!

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is fairly safe. The buses can sometimes be scary when you are crossing the street because it seems like they won't stop. But I have never seen any kind of violence since attending this school

    Greek Life

    I do not know much about the Greek life. Lots of parties. Can sometimes get into trouble as well as be helpful. Once again, this depends.

    Clubs and Activities

    I personally love Habitat for Humanity. Lots of people are in it and you can make many friends through this and other clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for people who want to get something out of their education, or for people who want to slack off and party. Depends on which route you want to take.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have the Carol of Lights, where every building on campus is lit up during Christmas time. It's really beautiful!

    Bang for the buck

    For the price you really get your money's worth. They really help with finding a job and do everything they can to ensure your success.

    What to do for fun

    Join organizations. There's not much to do around the city in general, but when in an organization you will always have people to be around who you can go out and have fun with.

    Food and Dining

    There are numerous options for food around campus. If there's something you want, they've got it. You might just have to do a little walking.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are well organized and quiet for the most part. Sometimes, when living in an all male dorm, the bathrooms can get pretty gross.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are fairly easy where as others are quite challenging. However, it all depends on the amount of work and time you are willing to put into it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not come to the school to party. Focus on your academics. Be part of organizations and they can really help you with finding a job in the future.

    In three sentences

    Although Lubbock is not too interesting, there are plenty of activities to do around campus. The academics here are very well organized and top-of-the-line. Advisors and counselors are great; they do everything they can to help you and ensure your success.

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is safe for the most part. Ladies don't walk alone. Also don't go out unless you are going out with a group that is protective of each other.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is big here but if your not in a greek you will be ok. There are still plenty of other things to do.

    Clubs and Activities

    The are so many clubs that one will catch an interest. I would defiantly check out the RHA and SGA because they decide a lot of the actives that happen on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Tech is welcoming to all students. If your will ing to work hard and get help if you need it then this will be a great place for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The black hole is located in the sub this is where all the African Americans meet and socialize avoid it if your late for class because you run the chance of getting sucked into there conversations

    Bang for the buck

    I would suggest taking and testing out of all the course that you can.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do because of TAB so I would defiantly grab a TAB calendar. Also Tech is big on parting.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is not bad but you will get tired of it pretty quickly the best place to eat out ill the traditional dining halls is Horn/ Knapp. The sub is good also but can be pricey. For a late nigh snack check out sam's place west.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorms pur on different events so that you can gain new friends so I would definitely check them out. Also the dorms offer free tutoring.

    Academic Rigor

    I would suggest take all course that you can take at community college at CC. Also DO NOT TAKE english here.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest high test scores if your class rank is lacking. I would suggest a Critical reading and Math score of 1100 combined. I never took the ACT so can't speak on it.

    In three sentences

    Texas tech is a school that loves there football. The school has a beautiful campus. Tech is big on there parties.

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Not at the main campus... no comment.

    Greek Life

    No comment.

    Clubs and Activities

    No comment.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student. Just starting or going for a second degree. Young or matured.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you are in the Hill Country there are many satellite schools you can attend with great professors.

    Bang for the buck

    While universities in general cost alot, TTU is an economical choice compared to some of the other universites I have considered.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and activites going on. Be sure to read the bulleting that comes out every couple of days for more information on sign ups or event times.

    Food and Dining

    Never dined there. No comment.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in a dorm. No comment.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are tough but good. They push you make sure you are learning the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you worried about making it to class, some courses are taught via the Lync system which allows you to skype a class from your dorm or home.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is not only in Lubbock but also has satellite schools in the Hill Country. They also offer many degree plans to choose from as well as a Unversity Studies plan that will allow you to choose three concentrations instead of one major. Texas Tech staff in Lubbock is very helpful.

  • 06/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I never had problems my first year and im going to be a sophomore now. The university makes sure everyone is safe and also can have fun at the same time.

    What to do for fun

    My favorite thing to do is head down to Recreational Center and play some basketball. They have every sport available not to mention a Leisure Pool area with a lazy river and a separate indoor swimming pool.

    Food and Dining

    Broadway has all the restaurants nearby and plenty of all you can eat buffet is available on campus everyday.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life isn't too bad. I was living in Sneed Hall and it was pretty big compared to other dorms around the campus. Everyone at Texas Tech is really nice so worrying about roommates usually isn't a problem.

    Academic Rigor

    I thought it was pretty hard my freshman year because I was taking an Engineering major and I also I was trying to adapt to the college life. Don't take the university lightly!

    Tips for prospective students

    You will love it here. Attend class and do not procrastinate. Plenty of opportunities are available to be involved. Do not wait for people to seek you. You should go to seek others.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is a friendly, accepting university. It isn't very easy once you get in but there is plenty of help available if a person is lagging behind or need some help. They offer plenty of opportunities to get students more involved with the university and accept people who are willing to learn.

  • 06/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Our blue light system plays a good role in our campus safety and Tech police to an excellent job at what they do.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life here is alright. They are skeptical about who they hang around but what fraternity isn't. The sorority girls are gorgeous.

    Clubs and Activities

    Undergraduate research organization, tennis club, and society of petroleum engineers is what I was in. There are too many clubs to choose from!

    Great for these types of students

    There are activities for all type of students there. You just have to find your place at the University, which will be very easy!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have the best yet the worst football fans. We will go crazy, it can be good because of the aggressiveness, yet dangerous.

    Bang for the buck

    People usually give blood plasma for money. There is also a lot of on campus jobs you can apply for. Personally I was a basketball referee for our intramurals for $9 an hour.

    What to do for fun

    With our rec center being on of the largest, you can get carried away for hours there playing basketball, racquetball, and even badminton. You can grab an elliptical or go for a swim at our aquatic center! If you are a party type of person, there's always parties in the surrounding neighborhoods and apartments at Texas Tech.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is alright. Never eat at the same place. There is a large variety of on-campus places, within each dorm at Tech, and near it. The sub has the best food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is awesome for the first year. I definitely recommend it if you have never been to Lubbock, and don't know too many people. You will learn that living off campus is super-convenient and your resources are stretched compared to an off-campus student.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses can be a bit rigorous, but at the end of the day it is doable. Find time to do your work and don't get too distracted.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared out of high school or transferring for our awesome professors. Most classes are 3 tests and a final and available office hours make them easier to work with. Oh, and bring a jacket!

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is overall a really good school to attend. Many degree programs you can choose from with affordable tuition which makes it possible to attend. The weather can be a bit harsh, but being out here in West Texas is a good opportunity to stay focused.

  • 06/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you carve out enough time to study. Also be dedicated to the program and the kids you will serve.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech online Special Education program is convenient and easy to complete. The course work and teachers are all manageable and friendly.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Tech is a fairly safe place but I don't suggest walking outside by yourself at night. Take a bus or call safe ride if you need to get somewhere or have a friend walk with you.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is incredible. You meet so many people. I suggest that if you can afford it, definitely do it.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the football games! And go to the leisure pool during the warm months.

    Food and Dining

    The Sub and Sam's Place have a good variety of food to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live in the dorms because I'm from Lubbock, so I can't answer this question.

    Academic Rigor

    Studying hard is key. If you don't study, you probably wont do as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip is to learn the bus route and schedule. It is never good when you get on the wrong bus and have to take a detour.

    In three sentences

    Tech is a very fun a spirited school. The campus is big and beautiful with artwork in every corner. Tech definitely tries to find the best ways to meet student's needs with resources to study, learn, and relax as well.

  • 06/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never had a problem with safety on campus. All the areas around campus are well lit and well patrolled by our on campus police department at all hours.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is an integral part of Texas Tech, and includes a good part of the entire school population. Though I didn't personal participate in greek life, the Greek community does a lot for the school itself and truly adds to the overall appeal of TTU.

    Clubs and Activities

    Texas Tech has one of the largest varieties of on campus clubs and activities. We have everything from Quidditch, cultural organizations, and some other random clubs scattered in between. There is never nothing to do when it comes to clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Texas Tech is great for the student who is independent, yet occasionally needs help when it comes to academic decisions. The Texas Tech Staff in all of the colleges strive to help all students in reaching their academic goals, making themselves available at most hours of the day.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Saddle Tramps, a spirit organization, wrap Will Roger and Soapsuds in Red Crepe paper before football games and before other major sporting events. The Bell circle also occurs the evening before major sporting events.

    Bang for the buck

    Texas Tech was definitely one of the most reasonably priced public schools in the entire state of Texas! For the price we pair for tuition, housing, and dining I was impressed with the amount of amenities and accommodations we received.

    What to do for fun

    On campus, there is always a sporting event going on seems like. For those rare occasions there isn't, Residential Housing Association and several on campus organizations work together to create a variety of events for students. Some of my favorite events from last year were Raiderfest, Tailgating, and movies in the SUB!

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus was at best mediocre. Food services does offer a lot of different varieties of cuisines, but that doesn't necessarily mean they were all stellar. Overall though, everything was edible.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus my freshman year was an awesome experience! The dorms were comfortable, but not the fanciest.

    Academic Rigor

    Though Texas Tech isn't nationally acclaimed for its academics, we are a leading up and coming research university. Your major will certainly dictate how rigorous your courses are, but as a general rule of thumb, expect to be challenged academically by all of your course work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore all of the academic major options before making a concrete decision! Apply for scholarship early and often. Take advantage of all that Texas Tech has to offer by becoming part of a few on campus organizations.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech offers the epitome of the typical college experience: tradition, spirit, and education. Its West Texas hospitality combined with an amazing variety of educational opportunities make it the perfect place to attend college. If you are looking for a well rounded educational experience, rooted in academic excellence and Panhandle Pride, Texas Tech is the college for you.

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Texas Tech is very concerned for their student's safety, which is important with such a big campus, they have put posts with blue lights all around campus. There is an emergency button that can be pressed if a student feels like they are being followed or feel unsafe in any other way. They say the button can be pressed even if a student is running by the post. These posts alert the campus security as well as the Lubbock police. It is suggested that students should press more than one post so that security can know what direction the student needing aid is headed.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Before every football game the Raider statue is wrapped in red paper streamers. It is a simple tradition, but after seeing it a few times it will bring pride into new Tech students' hearts. Also, the Carol of Lights is something beautiful that Tech campus does every December. They decorate the buildings on campus with Christmas lights and put up an enormous tree and wreath. Then they sing carols for a while before turning all the lights on. That tradition is one of the most beautiful sights to be seen by new Tech students.

    What to do for fun

    While some say Lubbock has little to offer for entertainment, there is a drive-in movie theater, a regular movie theater, a small water park, a country bar, many restaurant options, an observatory, a mall, a few museums, a Main Event, and multiple Targets and Walmarts. While not all of these choices will suite everyone, there are options to be had in Lubbock. Besides, the best memories are made with friends and there are plenty of great people here in Lubbock to get to know.

    Food and Dining

    Food courts are scattered all over campus, each dorm hall has a food place nearby or inside its' doors. The Student Union Building, SUB, sits near the center of campus and provides students the biggest food court. These food places provide Chick-fil-a, Quiznos, and other well-known restaurants. Also, almost every food court has a place that offers salads, allowing those with different life choices options.

    Dorm Life

    Texas Tech University has a wonderful First Year Success program set up to encourage freshman and other new raiders to be involved socially, to create good study habits, to have good health habits, among other things. The traditional dorm halls have great built in storage and each floor of students has a CA that plans meetings and events for the students to get information and acquaintances from attending.

    Academic Rigor

    The professor, effort, and attendance will make or break each course grade. Each professor teaches differently and it is likely each student will run into one that does it in a way that does not help them learn this is when one must take initiative and teach oneself. These classes are stepping stones to the future; they need to be rigorous to provide the proper foundation of knowledge in students.

    Tips for prospective students

    When people say that you ought to walk your class schedule before the first day, they are not joking; this will ease your nerves and give you visual references later if you get turned around between classes. Branch out and say hello to the people you sit next to in classes, they may not be as nervous as you, but college is about meeting new people and it is very likely that they won't shoot down a new friend. Studying is immensely beneficial for your grades, but having the perfect place to study on campus makes it even better for you; switch up where you study to try to find the best place for you to learn.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech University, while being out in a desert, is located in a town full of such supportive Tech fans; every Tech game is cause for celebration in red and black all over Lubbock. Tanned and toned legs are hard to avoid on this large campus, walking across campus from one side to the other takes about 15 to 20 minutes if the most direct route is taken. The students here are full of variety in majors, backgrounds, political views, religious views, and life styles; it would be hard to not find people to get along with in the immense student population of Texas Tech University.

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is a huge campus with plenty of things to do. It offers more than enough learning opportunities for everyone. The university is finely staffed with very curteous and helpful people.

  • 06/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a number on the back of your ID to call if you need a ride home or need help, and there are phones situated all around campus.

    Greek Life

    Just be ready for initiation

    Clubs and Activities

    Intramural sports, fitness classes, events, dorm fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to get a great education and want to have a great college experience

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During orientation you have to sing the School song. Some of the students follow the Goin Band during their march to the stadium.

    Bang for the buck

    Make sure to eat lots of Ramen!

    What to do for fun

    There is little to do outside of the campus. On campus however, you can be a part of Greek life, be involved in intramural sports, go to the Rec center for fun and to work out. There are events happening all the time on campus as well.

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of variety, from buffets to specific restaurants to choose from

    Dorm Life

    It's a lot of fun! Their are dorm activities and you make a lot of friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes don't seem too terribly hard. Just remember to study and keep up with the work and you'll be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to have everything planned out ahead of time to makes things easier on yourself later.

    In three sentences

    The campus is awesome. It's really huge and spread out, so I hope you don't mind walking. The people are very friendly as well.

  • 06/30/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    I heard they have Quidditch

    Food and Dining

    Great Food. a little expensive though considering i get no drinks with the meal plan

    Dorm Life

    I will be rooming in Sneed.

    Academic Rigor

    I am majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology I heard it was gonna be difficult

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your FASFA turned in ASAP Apply for Grants and Scholarships ASAP

    In three sentences

    A beautiful campus with a ton of energy and charisma. It seems participating in Tradition is essential to this college, as it rightfully should be.

  • 07/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is rarely an unsafe place to be, even at night. There are always students out at all hours of the day or night. Also, since the library is open 24 hours, you can be sure to find some students still up studying over there.

    Greek Life

    Tech has a many options for people who would like to participate in greek activities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a few clubs, but a lot of bar options for students. The night life in Lubbock is what the majority of the students do to have fun.

    Great for these types of students

    A typical student at Tech cares about their academic career but also likes to party and have fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Football games at Texas Tech are extremely important and traditional to nearly everyone. They are a fun way for us to go out, show our school spirit, and be social.

    What to do for fun

    Lubbock isn't really known for too many options for college kids to go out and have fun other than the bars or the typical house parties. There are a few clubs and a ton of bars to choose from. We have some nice restaurants. And of course the Texas Tech football games every fall is a must for all students. In addition, there are always on campus activities going on.

    Food and Dining

    The on campus dining is okay. There is a lot of dining locations to choose from on campus, but it's your typical medium quality college dorm food (pizza, wraps, burgers, etc). If you're looking for off campus, Lubbock offers a variety of great food options right across the street from campus.

    Dorm Life

    Campus has built some new dorms recently and I had an awesome experience at the dorms my freshman year. Be sure you apply for the dorm you want early.

    Academic Rigor

    Tech is definitely somewhere in the middle of this. There can be really hard classes, but I've also taken extremely easy classes as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to Texas Tech if you are willing to work hard and play hard. For example, students all like to go out and have fun but they also know that showing up to class every day is 50% of the learning.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech University has great science, business, and engineering programs. There is a fun relaxed atmosphere and most of the students are really nice. A balance between an academic life and night life is important to Texas Tech students.

  • 07/12/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is good but can be pricey

    Dorm Life

    Most people say it is better to live on campus. It's way more convenient and you can meet people.

    Academic Rigor

    I have heard that some of the classes can be challenging, especially english

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech has a beautiful campus! All of their traditions are super cute. I CANNOT WAIT TO GO.

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    So many great organizations on campus. If you have a hobby or even a mild interest in something there is a club or organization for that.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tortillas. Go to the football games and figure it out for yourself. I'm still not really sure where it came from...

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide variety of choices on campus. The food plan is great for a busy schedule.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is very friendly and willing to meet new people. You might need shower shoes though!

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the classes you take and how often you show up determines how difficult classes will be for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class.

    In three sentences

    There is so much school spirit here, everyone is excited to be a Red Raider! Tech is GREAT about helping its students. From the level of involvement from the professors and free tutoring to the free on campus events, Texas Tech is very student oriented.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have incredible safety at Texas Tech University! We ensure to have multiple precautions in the case of an emergency. There are numerous blue lights across campus in which, in case of an emergency, students can press the button and campus police will respond and be present within 90 seconds. Keep in mind: we don't have these because it is a dangerous campus, we have these for the rare occasions someone needs them. Texas Tech's police department is wonderful, very helpful and passionate about protecting the students who attend the University!

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very much alive on the Tech campus. There are many sororities and fraternities to choose from ranging from the standard type to religious and multicultural.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have over 400 clubs/activities at Texas Tech ranging from intermural sports (flag football, soccer, battleship, quittich, volleyball, etc.) to major-based clubs to religious to volunteer oriented groups to academic groups - we have it all! And if there is something you can't find, you can make your own club! All it takes is 5 interested members and a faculty sponsor!

    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE! Tech is very welcoming to diversity! We love every color, ethnicity and background and embrace it with open arms!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have MANY traditions at Texas Tech! Students never walk on the grass on Memorial Circle out of respect for our veterans whom Memorial Circle was built for. We have the Carol of Lights where the Saddle Tramps have a special ceremony and everyone sings carols while the Science Quad is beautifully lit up with lights. At the beginning of every game the Masked Rider and his/her horse race across the football field! Saddle Tramps decorate campus before every football game with red and black streamers covering the Tech campus and ring the victory bells after every victory Tech has! Texas Tech also has a bonfire in the Fall which is very exciting and fun!

    Bang for the buck

    Texas Tech is an incredible school with endless opportunities in all aspects of college life! After attending Tech students leave feeling prepared for the real world and as proud Red Raiders! There is so much school spirit and pride at Texas Tech which creates a warm and inviting, but also really fun, atmosphere!

    What to do for fun

    There's a lot to do on campus and a dull moment is very rare! Football games are the highlight of Fall semester but don't think that's all! We also have many traditions like the Carol of Lights! TAB is also excellent about putting on fun, free events that all students love to participate in!

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options on Tech's campus not only on variety of food but also location! We have tons of dining locations across campus ranging from Asian to Home-cooked to Burgers/Sandwiches to Healthy Choices and much, much more! We also have big names like Chick-fi-lea, Einstein's and others!

    Dorm Life

    Living in the residence halls is SUPER fun because you can get to know people (especially in the Learning Communities), take advantage of free events put on by TAB (Tech Activities Board), higher percentages off on food with your Dining Bucks and it is an overall great experience! I highly recommend living on campus!

    Academic Rigor

    Academics all depends on where you come from, the ways you study and how you adapt to college life. Make the most of it and soak in every bit of knowledge you can. It's not hard to pass but don't strive just to pass, attempt at succeeding beyond expectations!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! There are over 400 clubs including everything from academia to sports to major based to random activities! If there isn't something for you, make your own club! (only 5 interested members needed!)

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is a remarkable school with endless opportunities. Although there is a large campus and student population, it still feels like home. At Texas Tech University you will be welcomed with open arms and the people there will help you be the best you can be.

  • 07/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The institution is worth every penny and should strongly be considered for students seeking to demand a rigorous education on par with the likes of Harvard and Cornell University.

    What to do for fun

    Though there isn't much to do for fun outside the campus it makes for a better opportunity to focus solely on academics. If you live on campus then there is also a little time for student socializing.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is diverse and there is nothing dull for the stomach to indulge in. There are many markets across campus all conveniently located near or within each dorm for ease of access.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is neutral. When quite hours are established its nice and peaceful. Students are everywhere if ever in need of help on a particular subject.

    Academic Rigor

    The educational community here is extremely demanding in regards to projects and deadlines. The school prepares your mind and body for whats to be delivered in the real world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tech is a great place to make friends. If you stick to studying then you'll be sure to succeed. If you can attend all the Tech games because they are incredible and profoundly full of spirit. If you have the right mindset then everything here is possible.

    In three sentences

    The campus is welcoming, diverse and fun. It's certainly a challenge but that's what this college is all about. It's big on school spirit and is definitely worth being a part of.

  • 07/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This is one of the safest campus's I could image! We have safety buttons, and teams of individuals to make sure you are never walking home alone after a late night out! I am never in fear at Tech because of the measures they will go to insure you are safe!

    Greek Life

    Amazing and Crazy!

    Clubs and Activities

    I believe there is a club or activity for everyone! If they do not offer the club you want, you are able to start one! The options are endless here at Tech!

    Great for these types of students

    Tech is perfect for future business students, pre-law students, engineering students, computer tech individuals, and almost any other major you could imagine!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unusual traditions are a secret until you become part of the family, but buy red and black body paint before you arrive!!!

    Bang for the buck

    Tech offers so much for your buck! Of course its expensive but if you don't stress about how much you are paying and take full advantage of the campus you will LOVE it here at Tech!

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy hitting the rock wall for a day of climbing, going to the gym, or the campus pool. I also am a big fan of the free activities such as paint tosses and fun-runs!

    Food and Dining

    Anything and everything you could want to eat is offered at Tech. From healthy vegan foods to meat lovers pizza's you have hundreds of options each day!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms range from really nice ones to not so nice, I would say get your dorm early and set up rules with your roommates!

    Academic Rigor

    Biology and Physics classes are challenging and expect to read the entire text books of most of your classes. Professors are always up to helping you out if you show up to class! Tests can be painful if you did not read, but all course work is graded fair for the most part.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know the campus the first week your on campus it will make your life a lot easier! Join a few clubs and go to all the new student orientations friendships are always made in painful times!

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is an outstanding campus for school spirit, friendships, and major options. Tech offers each student a chance to join clubs, and grow as a person and allows each individual to explore personal interests. Tech always has a lot going on and different groups waiting for students to join everyday!

  • 07/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are campus cops on the prowl 24/7 with several emergency blue boxes throughout campus. The speed limit is 20mph and if a bike or a car goes 1mph over, a passing cop will stop and ticket for speeding since every cop has a speed radar gun. This is one of the safest areas in Lubbock, and Texas Tech is always finding new ways to crack down on crime, even though the crime rate here is well below 10%.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 250 student organizations dealing with a variety of things. There's a chess club, a habitat for humanity club, a first generation student club called Generation One, a Magic the Gathering club, Greek life, several sports clubs including an outdoor club, and clubs for every minority, culture, tradition, and hobby out there. Plus, if you feel that your hobby needs to become a club, then you can start it!

    Bang for the buck

    Texas Tech boasts that roughly 85%-90% of all undergraduates have a job after graduation. Every person that I've met in my 3 years here that graduated had a job already in a major city in Texas! So the education here will prepare you for your dream career and there are several job fairs that will give you those vital chances to make your face known to employers all around the state and nation!

    What to do for fun

    We have an organization calle TAB (Tech Activities Board) that plans events for Tech students for free, like current popular movies, pool events at Tech's leisure pool, make-it-yourself craft events like make-your-own license plate and bobblehead, skate nights, bowling nights, and etc. There is also a Main Event in Lubbock, two amusement parks (one rollercoaster park and one waterpark), and several places to dance!

    Food and Dining

    The food is much better than the food served in the cafeteria and there is a lot of variety: Chick-fil-A, several burger joints, Sbarro, Quizno's, Einstein Bagels, Starbuck's, and several other food places on campus. There are 20+ food places on campus, and Texas Tech offers 3 levels Raiderbucks dining plans to shop at these food places! Plus, there are several convenient shop places called Sam's Place for your basic food needs like bread, milk, hotdogs, cheese, drinks, etc. Surrounding the area of Texas Tech, there are several restaurants that are open late just for college students!

    Dorm Life

    Like any university that has existed for over 60 years, some of the dorms are very used so don't expect a five-star hotel feel to the rooms. But Texas Tech is currently remodeling the dorms to have them look better and fix the scars that happened from the students throughout the years. Also, Texas Tech opened a new hall, Talkington Hall, just last year and it is very impressive! I enjoyed living in the dorms because the CAs (community advisor, which is the upper-level student in the hall who helps out with anything and everything) are very nice, and if any problems arise, (since not every person is the best roommate) they immediately react and solve any issue.

    Academic Rigor

    There will always be those tough classes in every major, especially in the sciences, but the professors are here to help you. All you need to do is talk to your professor before or/and after class and during his or her office hours. Plus, Texas Tech offers free tutoring at the residence halls and at a place called the Learning Center on campus in all subject areas with tutors who actually took the classes and did well! So no matter how you are in the class, there are many ways to get help for free!

    Tips for prospective students

    Connect with the campus by joining organizations that you feel will be fun and useful for your future career. With over 250 student organizations of all types available at Texas Tech, you are sure to find an organization that fits for you! Don't worry too much about choosing a major and don't be afraid to say that you're undecided. At Texas Tech, you have a year and a half to decide which major fits you best. So go ahead and experiment with different classes!

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is by far the best university in Texas; it is one of the top 6 schools in the nation for first generation college students, and it has one of the top 10 engineering programs in the nation. The atmosphere of Texas Tech is always exciting, especially during sporting events like football and basketball! The professors here are ready and willing to help out with any questions and even give great advice about where to look for careers and part-time jobs!

  • 07/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's always something free and fun to do, free is a college kids best friend.

    Food and Dining

    There are dining places everywhere! Latest one stays open till 2am so in case you need a late night snack.

    Dorm Life

    the only fun thing is meeting new people and decorating your dorm. Some girls really didnt know how to clean up after their selves. And on the weekends be prepared for drunk people in the elevator being ridiculous.

    Academic Rigor

    Just depending on the teachers you have, it can be easy or hard. Really study, I learned the hard way that if you don't study those B's and C's dont provide a great GPA. Find a study group or go for tutoring.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go for a visit! Just walking around and looking at the way it is really gives you a visual on how it would be if you actually attended. The weather is crazy, be prepared for anything!

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is a great University. There a lot programs to join, if you're looking to get involved on campus. My first year there I had a blast, I highly recommend it.

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for all students very diverse.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school pride is tremendous here!

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived on campus but I havent heard too many horrible things about dorm life besides that they are small.

    Academic Rigor

    You get the grades you deserve. If you do the work in a good quality you will be successful.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is a very large university with many education opportunities. The professors are well versed and inspiring in the subjects that they teach. The possibilities of education and activities available here are very diverse and accessible.

  • 08/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is safe in my opinion. They only time that there is any kind of incident, it involves someone walking alone at night in the dark. Avoid this and there will not be any problem.

    Greek Life

    I know Greek life is a big park of he traditions here. They have a different types and kinds of them. From social to religious, they have everything covered.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I mentions in the for fun section, I love the club sports and activities. I wish I had more time to participate in more of them!

    Great for these types of students

    I feel Tech is great for all types of students. I see every type of person when I ride my bike across campus. Not one single person would have to worry about not finding a friend when coming to this college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of my favorite traditions that they have here on campus is that they will completely cover one of the main statues at the entrance to the school in red tape the day of a football game. I'm not sure the reasoning behind it, but it gets me really excited about the games and about being a member of this school.

    Bang for the buck

    I don't feel that this school has much higher tuition and fees than any other university. I have heard that at other schools the athletics aren't free to attend. They are free here.

    What to do for fun

    Club sports are my favorite way to spend my time. They have all types of clubs. For example: triathlon, football, rugby, volleyball, quidditch, lacrosse, cycling, softball, etc. The school also has a great recreation facility that has a pool in the summer and fall, 8 basketball courts, racquetball courts, climbing wall, and a lot of fitness classes to choose from along with a good gym. The school also puts on different activities throughout the year. The most recent event I can think of was a dive-in movie. Basically like a drive-in movie, but in the pool.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of good food on campus to choose from. A few different locations also. There are a lot of restaurants in walking distance if you don't have a car.

    Dorm Life

    Never was in the dorms. I've had friends that have lived there and they say they like it alright. Great opportunity to meet a lot of people and stay social. The library is 24/5 so you will usually have a quiet place to study if your roommate is too loud.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on how good of grades you want to get will determine how had college is for you. If you want C's then it wont be too hard, but if you would like to attend graduate school then buckle down and work hard. Grades are very important then.

    Tips for prospective students

    Speak with your counselor often when you first arrive. They will set you up on the right track towards graduation. Get involved in one of the many clubs that there are here at the school. Study hard, but take breaks and have fun.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very beautiful and there are a lot of students attending, so a lot of friend possibilities. All the professors I've taken have been very knowledgeable in what they teach and are willing to work with each student. It is a great university to have a diploma from.

  • 08/09/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    There are various places that you can eat around campus. You can order anything from Mexican food to sushi. My favorite place is Chik'fila however that may be just because it's the closest thing I can get to the food home.

    Dorm Life

    When I was there for orientation they had us stay in Wall/Gates. The beds were kind of hard and the bathrooms were shared by the floor but that is only because I wasn't willing to pay more for a better room. The people were really nice and you can just leave your door open and someone will come in if you don't feel like being lonely.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't started attending yet but it seems that the course work is pretty rigorous. In my literature class alone I am going to have to read six books this semester. Precal is a 5 hr course so I have it everyday, Monday - Friday.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech has an amazing campus filled with various types of students. There is always a place to fit in. The town is literally right across the street.

  • 08/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The raider police are always patrolling looking for those riding dirty :) . They respond swiftly to calls. Watch out for these blue boys.

    Clubs and Activities

    I can't do justice to this in writing. Here's a list of the clubs and societies - http://www.ttu.edu/campus/stuorgs.php

    Great for these types of students

    All I would say. From the geekiest of the geeks to the free going. All the resources you need are right here in TECH.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Watch out for the masked rider announcing our soon to be victory at the beginning of football matches.

    Bang for the buck

    Costs are cheap compared to most schools as old as tech. Services are great and first class. Definitely worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Head over to the gym for a variety of activities. Watch a sports match. Play zombies...

    Food and Dining

    Range of choices. Whatever you'll want will surely be there.

    Dorm Life

    Besides getting the real negative room mates, I'll say that living in the dorm is quite nice. Lots of people to socialize with and if you're not willing to share a room, there are other options as well.

    Academic Rigor

    Based on the courses I've taken, I'll say, you've got to do quite a lot of work, but if well done, would complement the teachers' and the rest will flow smoothly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get used to carrying a map for the first few days, or asking for directions because the campus is big. Try to be early for classes and always be prepared.

    In three sentences

    I love the school. I encourage you to enroll. Rock 'em TECH.

  • 08/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security is within a moments reach of any student 24/7. The school prides itself on being a very safe campus for students, as well as faculty. The hotline numbers for rides back to the dorm or the kind campus policemen that willingly give rides to needing students help further the campus's safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    Whether a religious organization, an intramural sports team, or personalized fraternities and sororities for each designated college, there is a group for everyone. If you can't find one, you an create one easily with about five members and a sponsor.

    Bang for the buck

    Once tuition and housing is taken care of, everything placed on campus is essentially free. The recreation center, the sports games, and the transportation around town are all free to students. The campus security is also amazing. The blue lights on campus make it easy for students to alert a campus cop and escape a threat, all within one minute.

    What to do for fun

    There is a phenomenal recreation center on campus! The center includes about six basketball courts, personal trainers, and the largest rock wall on a college campus, and that's all on one floor of the complex. If you step outside, there's also a lazy river for students to enjoy throughout the warm weather seasons.

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide variety of food on campus. In one building, you can get zesty Mexican food or health-conscious choices at a smartchoice or vegetarian section of the food court. There is literally somewhere for everyone to eat and find a healthy, tasty meal.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice in comparison to some universities, and they feel cleaner than expected. The rooms are very roomy considering you're typically cramped in a closet with a stranger at other universities. The furnishings are well put together and conveniently placed. Also, the custodial staff is often seen on each floor, keeping community bathrooms and hallways clean.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are set up to benefit the students in every way. Although course work is involved and sometimes extensive, every essay and project is there to encourage and benefit the intelligence of the student. Professors are very willing to help those who are working for their goals and who are asking for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not stress yourself out before you have to. College is all about new experiences and having fun. It's also about attending the classes you now spend hundreds of dollars to attend. Don't spread yourself too thin with a crazy, hectic schedule, but don't be lazy and not reach your potential either.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech in a school worth the money spent to get there. The people are generally very kind and knowledgeable. I feel very comfortable attending this university as a student and as a human being in general.

  • 08/13/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    Really popular on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many activities and clubs on campus, some outrageous and crazy.

    Great for these types of students

    Who love football, the color red, and love campus spirit.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs and activities.

    Food and Dining

    The market is the cheapest and best food on campus. Chick fil a on campus and fresh sushi served in the SUB.

    Dorm Life

    Amazing so far.

    Academic Rigor

    Will be on campus soon to find out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit Texas Tech campus before making a decision whether or not you are going to attend.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is a beautiful campus filled with amazing school spirit. People are guaranteed to love the campuus and fill at home. With many academic interest, you are sure to find somrthing on campus worth learning about.

  • 08/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If you are a female carry mace or a pocket knife. Just as a precaution. It gets dark.

    What to do for fun

    I honestly don't know I stay in my room and netflix all day or watch tv. Or due to work I don't go out. Mall is fun at first. Kind of small. Movies are good.

    Food and Dining

    Dining bucks are ok, eat at Stangel in the Market or go off campus for food.

    Dorm Life

    Its ok, laundry time is a hassle in Murray. I stay in a suite. My own room. 4 rooms, each student gets their own room, a common area and 2 bathrooms which 2 share.

    Academic Rigor

    Lots of programs to join if you are a newbie such as PEGASUS.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't party too much, I know its a college town but come on. Study hard then party on your free time.

    In three sentences

    Very rural, much school spirit. Secluded by which I mean it's in the middle of East Texas. Many groups or sororities or fraternities to join. I feel very much like a Red Raider. Study hard and work hard. Ask lots of questions. I attended here Spring of 2013 and will be returning for Fall of 2013.

  • 08/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Every hundred yards or so students can find a blue-lit call box. Once used, police show up in an average of under a minute or something. A campus officer I befriended said that muggings and rapes at Tech were very low compared to many Texas schools, especially because of this system and the night cab where students can call a free campus cab after dark.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tech boasts a lot of clubs, but they can be hard to get a hold of and even can be even harder to become a member. Many sororities and fraternities exist, but because TTU is located in Lubbock, the clubs have difficulty with diversity.

    Great for these types of students

    Tech is fantastic because the Honors College can challenge the studious students and there are parties for those not so inclined for academia.

    Bang for the buck

    Texas Tech is the best value college in Texas, period. There are so many free items, events, and football games for students. Textbooks and food is a little pricey, but once you go off campus, Lubbock is a cheap place to live. My rent is only $225 a month for a two bedroom and two bathroom.

    What to do for fun

    Texas Tech Museum has many events, almost all are free for Tech students. TAB has many interesting events just about every week, and they frequently show just released movies for free. Lubbock itself isn't known for it's exciting culture or many things to do, but college students can find themselves very busy on campus if they read the Tech Announce which is like a large emailed bulletin board.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the Student Union Building is expensive, yet they do give you bang for your buck. Almost everything is more than $8, but it can just about feed 2 people. The food areas are clean, brightly lit, and are open for reasonable hours. They offer a variety of food ranging from pizza to healthy choices to a potato bar to ice cream.

    Dorm Life

    I lived off campus. I hear the dorms are a great price but you get what you pay for.

    Academic Rigor

    I enjoyed every class. Some of them, particularly Chemistry, have a reputation for difficulty, but what college level chemistry classes don't? Texas Tech will prepare you - but it will not overburden you - for life after college. All classes have a required textbook and not all classes actually need this textbook.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always be nice to professors and staff. You might have no idea the one organic chem teacher you constantly whine about is also on the scholarship committee. Try to join at least one extra-curricular group in order to make friends. If you don't your first year, that's okay.

    In three sentences

    TTU has a large, beautiful campus and good, yet expensive food. The classes are interesting and challenging. The website is notoriously unorganized yet almost all paperwork must be completed online.

  • 08/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a great on here. They provide you with numbers to call if you ever need to be brought onto campus and they also have emergency phones around campus so that if you feel like you are in danger you can use. Campus police are also available 24/7 if you are ever in trouble.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 400 clubs and activities to do on campus. If you do not feel like any of them are for you then here at TTU you are allowed to gather yourself and two other people and create a club of your very own.

    Great for these types of students

    TTU is great for students who are concentrated on their school work but they also want to have a little fun when their work is all done. Friendly people would have a blast being a Red Raider.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An unusual tradition is the masked rider that rides across the football field before football game.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I am in HSS which is the Hispanic Student Society, AFROTC, and I will be trying out for volleyball soon be part of that club as well. There is a leisure pool, ping pong tables, pool tables, and much to do when you don't have classes and when it is the weekend and you don't want to go far.

    Food and Dining

    Dining is alright there is more unhealthy choices than there is healthy but they have pretty much anything you can think of. They even have food restaurants off campus that will deliver to you if you live on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life isn't to bad. It has its advantages such as sleeping in, free laundry room, and being able to meet different people.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically the school is great. They help you to succeed all you really have to do is the work.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students I would say be prepared for hot and dry weather, also prepare yourself for the friendly faces and outstanding attitudes not only by the faculty but by the students as well. Here you will be successful with your education and get a foot in the door for your career choice.

    In three sentences

    Being a Red Raider is absolutely fun and exciting! The people here are very friendly and the education in the classrooms are organized and orderly. The only way to go is RAIDER POWER!

  • 09/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of parties. There are also a lot of clubs. Not to mention that there are a whole lot of dinning options. You won't be that bored. There is also a drive-in movie theatre.

    Food and Dining

    There are really good food. There are a lot of options and I doubt that you will get tired of the food. There is also a lot of food options in from of the school on a street called broadway.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm. But what I have heard is that it's okay. Nothing too special

    Academic Rigor

    There's some super easy teachers then super hard teachers. Honestly just study and you will do it. Do not be discouraged

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus and focus some more on classes. There will be parties on Tuesday night, do not feel tempted. Make sure you balance fun and school

    In three sentences

    It is a very big school, there are tons to do. It can feel a little overwhelming at times especially if you do not have any friends. Just focus on your main goals

  • 09/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    for fun you can go to the rec center or the leisure pool, hang out in your dorm room, or go out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    food is very good at every hall and you get discounts of like 2 to 3 dollars.

    Dorm Life

    it is very fun and many people share very diverse experiences with dorm life. Hulen and Clement are a good hall and its co ed.

    Academic Rigor

    the best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up with your homework and don't slack it

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is Full of fun people to meet. Has a big amount of school spirit. One of the top educating systems in the United States.

  • 09/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have our own police departments we have poles or locations if say its the middle of the night and you suspect someone is following you or something is happening you can push a button and they will talk to you and come to that location. It is a big University and yea there is a fight or a squabble from time to time but nothing CRAZY! We have really strict cops who will ticket you for what almost seems ridiculous but that really adds to campus safety. The only REAL bad thing is that it is a wet community and there is the danger of drunk drivers.

    Greek Life

    They are really big around campus and they do their fair share in the community. Their are dues to pay in whichever you choose to become apart of. Some are very easy to join and others require much more dedication. That depends on you and how good you are with time management. I do not have the best advice for you on Greek life but I do have quite a few friends who are and let me tell you they are always up to doing something very busy guys and girls but they enjoy it so...

    Clubs and Activities

    Where do I begin if they do not have the club you want! MAKE IT! There are alot of Fraternities/ Sororities, we have a polo club, bike club, rugby for heavens sake we have a Quitish Team... Like they play that Harry Potter game with broom sticks and whatever. You think of it, its probably there. Seriously you have to balance fun and school it really gets in the way but its worth it.

    Great for these types of students

    Well-balanced. Have your time dedicated to a certain time. You have to live by a planner almost because things get pretty busy with group projects, classes, and fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Red and black spirit days on Friday! and I do not know where to begin with when Football season is going on especially during the UT game it gets insane. You have to come see it for yourself whether its throwing tortillas or GUNS UP! its pretty wild.

    Bang for the buck

    Tech is reasonable, it is expensive. Still scholarships are out there I would not recommend working during your school year but if you do not go out trying to work more than 20 hours otherwise why are you going to school... Just go sign up for scholarships make THAT YOUR JOB! and plus use your mom and dad as an ATM go for it because once you have your degree and internship and everything set up paying it back it back in the next six months should be a breeze just do not slack off.

    What to do for fun

    The University has a lot to offer not just planned events but there are just so many people you are BOUND to find a crowd of people to make life interesting! Location per say well they will always have things in the Daily Toreador our newspaper or on our raiderlink of events to go to on campus. They could range from movies, free lunches, sport events and OH! Are we big on FOOTBALL! REAL BIG games are almost ritual here. Plus Lubbock does have quite a bit to offer club/bar wise if your into that. Like I said its the people that make the University.

    Food and Dining

    LOTS OF CHOICES! They have places everywhere and freshmen fifteenth can hit you quick! Some dinning areas are right under your dorm! others you have to walk a distance but its not too bad. I recommend you learn to ride a bike if you don't already know or invest in a skateboard/long board it could help save time.

    Dorm Life

    Depends on the dorm you get! They are small and not the best... well they are okay or under average. Still as long as you get a good roommate you shouldn't get any problems.

    Academic Rigor

    Like any other academic institution you have to apply yourself. Texas Tech does seem heavy with Engineers and usually Technology majors of any sort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not take it lightly but serious try to find a good balance between study time and play time! Texas Tech is a large school not just population but by the size of the school itself. Teachers come in all shapes and sizes and I recommend using RateMyProfessor, and students talk about them and it is GREAT! Also the counselors are great they can help you find jobs, scholarships, etc... letters of rec! the opportunities are there you just have to apply yourself

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is a great school! Teachers are great and do not get me wrong when I do say it is difficult. You really have to be serious when attending this college and really apply yourself and dedicate yourself for the long run. Still totally worth every minute and second here!

  • 09/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are a numerous amount of Tech Police all around campus. So you feel very safe.

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities going on at campus. Many of the sororities and fraternities host them. The Football games are amazing it's one of the athletic events that the school prides on. The other athletic events are awesome as well. We have a huge spirit arena along with a student recreational center. At the rec you can workout, take exercise classes, play games and there is even a leisure pool. All around town you will find things to do. It is a college town after all, the city prides on Texas Tech and is all about the students.

    Food and Dining

    There are food and dining places all around campus every dorm has food places. There are also separate buildings on campus that have a variety of foods such as Chickfla, Chinese, Starbucks to healthy fruit and salad bars.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms because I was a transfer student, but they are very nice and full with places to eat.

    Academic Rigor

    Make sure you study. The Texas Tech library is full with technology so you can get your work done. You always want to push yourself to be better than the next person, you want to be all that you can.

    Tips for prospective students

    Defiantly go to a tour so you can check it out. Also look at extracurricular activities such as organizations, fraternities and sororities. Get to know before you join there are so many opportunities. Make sure you do research to find out what they are about before you jump into one. Also when you get your schedule know what buildings your classes are in so you won't panic on the first week.

    In three sentences

    I love Texas Tech so far. I transferred from a community college and everyone was very helpful. The campus is big, beautiful and clean. I am proud to say that I am a Red Raider!

  • 10/09/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Overall, I enjoyed my time at TTU. Compared to the community college that I had previously went to, it was far more exciting with more events. The information I gained there through the classes was extremely useful.

    What to do for fun

    Depending on what you like to do, there are plenty of groups to join in TTU. There are many things going on in the community as well.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great. The surrounding area in Lubbock is thriving and there are plenty of places to chose from.

    Dorm Life

    I did not stay in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Texas Tech has everything to offer to keep your mind preoccupied. The classes I took were fun, interesting and challenging. I learned a lot about thinking out of the box and how to explain and communicate those thoughts to others throughout many courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your head strait. Study, study, study. Take advantage of every service Texas Tech has to offer while you go there, you will not regret it.

    In three sentences

    TTU is extremely organized, thorough, and eventful. There are many classes to choose from and no reason to be bored. The campus is beautiful and Lubbock is exciting.

  • 11/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Scholarships are available, the people are friendly, dorms are good.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved with study groups and clubs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay organized.

    In three sentences

    Large variety of classes and opportunities to get involved socially.

  • 11/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty safe, even at night. We have cops that drive around and blue lights in case of danger all around campus. Very safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Been to a few, not bad!!

    Great for these types of students

    Laid back, relaxed people. Great for go-getters but people who know how to relax and have fun!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's an area called Memorial Circle in the center of campus - you don't walk on the grass there out of respect for fallen soldiers. On home game days, the Saddle Tramps go out and deck out the campus with red and black streamers and wrap the whole statue with red streamers.

    What to do for fun

    There's TONS to do in Lubbock; movies, bowling, Main Event, shopping, bars, hookah, and of course - parties!

    Food and Dining

    Tons of food options, with Murray and Talkington being the top dogs. All are good though!

    Dorm Life

    I live in Gates and I really actually enjoy it. The rooms are kind of small but they have a TON of storage space. The 3rd floor bathroom is the place to be too, its super nice!

    Academic Rigor

    I have yet to take a very difficult class. The professors here are awesome and we hardly have homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Lubbock has some crazy weather so plan on 95 degrees in August and -5 in January. 2. GET INVOLVED IN EVERYTHING! Lubbock can feel very isolated very quickly if you don't. 3. Definitely enjoy the Rec Center - the food here can be good but that Freshman 15 WILL get you.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is a very laid back, friendly and fun university to attend. Everyone is like a giant family. Anything is possible here!

  • 12/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are police officers driving all the time around campus. Safety is very good at Texas Tech!

    Greek Life

    Many people rush at Tech! It is full of sororities and frats. They have something going on all the time.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for mostly everything! Many organizations to get involved in!

    Great for these types of students

    This is a school for social people, people that like a big campus, and someone that want the whole college experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some of the traditions the school has are the carol of lights. which is when everyone goes out in front of the school and Christmas lights are first lit up. For every game that is won we ring the victory bell, and scream Raider Power!

    Bang for the buck

    Tech can be expensive especially for someone that can't receive financial aid, but the classes are great! You learn so much and the school has many free stuff that students can get. There are free movies, t-shirts, huge Rec center, and big library. Most of the events are free for students.

    What to do for fun

    The school has tons of events and organizations to get involve in. Anyone one can join a club/ organization of their choice.

    Food and Dining

    Taste good but but most of the food is very high in calories. Eating the same thing over and over again gets a little gross.

    Dorm Life

    Eating healthy is very hard, especially living in the dorms. It is Highly important to have your own fridge and microwave because the campus food gets exhausting after the first month.

    Academic Rigor

    First year can be tough because of the changes from leaving home and family. My best advice is set your mind in your studies and never give up!

    Tips for prospective students

    Attending class is extremely important if you want to do well, always get a good night sleep, eat healthy, and work out to maintain a good healthy living.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech is an absolute wonderful school. The professors are very helpful and well educated in their field of study. It's a diverse school that has great facilities available for future success.

  • 12/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Tech has an awesome Rec Center. There is a rock climbing wall, yoga classes, basketball court. It's a lot of fun.

    Food and Dining

    Dining on campus can be expensive if you don't have a dining plan... I suggest getting a dinning plan.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live in the dorms, I was a transfer student.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes definitely ask a lot from you. The professors expect you to take the courses seriously, but in the long run that is a good thing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for crazy weather.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech University is an excellent school! Even though Lubbock is kind of a small town, it is just big enough to still be fun. Texas Tech does an really good job keeping things interesting and having events throughout the year that are free for students.

  • 12/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many football game traditions that you will learn at orientation and at the games, I think they are a surprise so I cannot share here. There is an amazing holiday tradition, though, that goes back 55 years called the Carol of Lights, where the whole city basically shows up to campus to listen to music and watch a parade before they turn on all the lights. It is beautiful.

    Bang for the buck

    The education here is outstanding and so many of the professors are impressive with what they know about their subjects of expertise and how they choose to teach it. You definitely learn more than you expect your freshman year.

    What to do for fun

    This is an overwhelming topic. The recreation center at Tech is free for all students and staff, and there is a complete gym, a leisure pool, an olympic sized pool, an outdoor and indoor track, a rock wall, and so many other things (check out the website!). All the football games are also free for students so you know what to do on Saturday nights. There are also many organizations throughout campus and the different areas of study to engage in! There is a strip of fun clubs a few blocks away from campus, and a lot of good restaurants are just a block away, and there are discounts for students at the movie theater.

    Food and Dining

    The options for food here are amazing!! And since living in the dorms your freshman year is mandatory (unless you live in Lubbock), then you also receive a dining plan with Raider Bucks on your ID card. When this card is used to buy food, there are incredible discounts all over campus, and it's absolutely amazing.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a little expensive, but are usually clean. Depending on your CA, the hallway has the possibilty of becoming like a family. This is true everywhere but I'll say it anyway: choose your roommate carefully. There are hardly and problems in my complex, but I have heard a few stories.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, academic rigor can go anywhere from no sleep at all to a perfect sleeping cycle. This also depends on the kind of social life you would like to lead, so the more time you spend with other people, the more time you will spend at night doing homework. Some of the most difficult majors here are Architecture (as well as Interior Design), and of course any medical or engineering major offered.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a prospective student, I would highly encourage Texas Tech University as a consideration at least. It is so easy to envision a future here in whichever career you plan on pursuing, Professors acknowledge the importance of educating students in order for them to lead a life that will ultimately help other people with whatever they contact you for.

    In three sentences

    I have absolutely loved my classes here! The professors are understanding and compassionate, and so are the people I am around. I am never bored and campus life is so enjoyable that it is impossible not to find something you love to do here.

  • 12/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there's ton of stuff from the pool to shopping , rock climbing to hiking

    In three sentences

    It's very home like atmosphere. Everyone is friendly. Great place to attend

  • 12/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Best things to do in college is Tailgate then attend a football game. No experience quite like it. Also going to the REC center (gym) or just going to different places in Lubbock is nice as well. Many things to do you just have to decide how you're feeling.

    Food and Dining

    Food in college is great especially at Tech. I have yet to get tired of it. Many choices and every dorm has its own specific place to eat. Some are better than others but they are all good. Love the food and a lot of nice employees. Only down side is that food can get pricey in college and I drain my money down very quickly.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is something very new but it is something new in a good way. You meet many new people who could potentially become some of your best friends for life and you learn to be responsible for yourself (hopefully). You learn to cooperate with others more and live in the presence of a new person.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, there are different levels of difficulties. But overall, I would say the academic rigor is not too difficult but you must work hard and give it your best in order to feel your best and do your best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Studying is key in college but you must balance sleep, studying and fun. If you are good with time management, you are golden.

    In three sentences

    It is a beautiful campus with an eclectic array of student that are dedicated and motivated to succeed. The school spirit stimulates an individuals drive to exceed there true potential. Most of all, it is a great environment with lots of great people who will be there when you need them and will always encourage you to be better.

  • 12/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    SUPER SAFE campus. There hasn't been a single crazy report of any bizarre or dangerous situation since I've been at Tech the last 4 years.

    Greek Life

    I'm apart of the Greek life at Tech and it involves about 20% of our schools population. It's a big deal and I would recommend Greek Recruitment to anyone who wants to find a new home and place to belong as well as life long friendships. Greek life has truly impacted my college years in the best ways possible and I am very thankful for my friendships that I have made through my sisterhood.

    Bang for the buck

    Tech is totally worth every penny. The professors really invest in their students and I have grown to love my college more than I ever possibly could. Go RED RAIDERS!!!!

    What to do for fun

    For students of drinking age there are tons of fun local bars and clubs that are very popular Thursday through Saturday nights. For students not of the drinking age there are dance clubs, amazing restaurants, as well as family fun centers with bowling allies, lazer tag, and other local places for swimming/recreational fun. Now talking about swimming and recreation fun, Texas Tech has an AMAZING recreational facility (on campus) with over 10 basketball courts, a olympic size swimming pool, 2 workout rooms with free weights and machines, an indoor track, fun (and FREE) fitness classes, a ROCK WALL, a outdoor LAZY RIVER pool, a mile long running trail around the REC, and acres of free grass space full of people playing flag football and beach volleyball all the time! I'm just getting excited talking about all the cool, fun stuff Tech has to offer; it's a great school and I wouldn't want to go anywhere else!

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining at the many dining halls on campus are two thumbs up. We have numerous places to eat as well as local places right across the street (walking distance) from campus.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms because I transferred to Texas Tech but my friends and twin brother all lived in the dorms and loved it. You get to meet some really great and interesting people your freshmen year in the dorms that really help you integrate into college and your new lifestyle at college.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major and the classes required for your degree, classes can be and some will be rigorous, but they are not impossible. I have appreciated my more rigorous classes because by enduring those classes I have learned the most and have enjoyed learning more about what my degree is about.

    Tips for prospective students

    Our campus is beautiful! We also have amazing opportunities for all incoming freshmen from new student organizations to the Greek societies. Definitely check out all the organizations and get involved to meet new people in college!

    In three sentences

    An all around great school to attend with leading scholarly professors and research opportunities for all students. School spirit for all sports teams is a big deal and you will be very proud to be a Red Raider. I transferred from another BIG 12 school to Texas Tech and would recommend Texas Tech as a top school in the nation to anyone.

  • 12/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Texas Tech has a campus police available 24/7, there are constantly people patrolling the parking lots (to make sure you are in the right spot) that could keep your car from being broke into, and there are emergency posts located every few feet on campus. It is a very safe campus to live on.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My favorite tradition on campus is the Carol of the Lights where the Texas Tech choir sings Christmas carols and they light the Christmas lights on campus for the first time. It is beautiful and really puts you in the Christmas spirit.

    What to do for fun

    There are many extracurricular activities, clubs, sororities, and fraternities offered to the students. Most events on campus are free to students. The rec center offers free classes such as: yoga, pilates, zumba, etc. and has a rock climbing wall and a sauna. You won't get bored at Texas Tech.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining has recently been renovated on campus and is very nice. There are a couple all-you-can eat options and some more popular options such as: Chick-fil-a, Starbucks, subarro, quiznos, etc.

    Dorm Life

    I highly recommend dorm life. Two of the dorms have recently been updated and are really nice. You can get a single room (with an additional fee) if you are not interested in having a roommate, however recently there has been more males attending the university and single rooms are rare to come by. There are lobbies, study rooms, and learning communities open 24/7 if you need to get out of your room. Usually, they are very clean and the staff that works there is very nice and helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are very competitive at Texas Tech, everyone wants to be at the top of the class. However, they are very willing to help others. There are multiple places where you can receive tutoring and each teacher has office hours where you can visit them and go over your homework, etc. Overall, Texas Tech has a very rigorous academic system and is very education-oriented.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend living on campus or prospective students. Dorm life is easy and everything you need is accessible by either bus, walking, or bike. As long as you pay attention in your classes, attend your classes, and complete your homework you should have no problems passing your classes. I would, also, recommend getting involved in on-campus clubs and extracurricular activities. It is a good way to get to know people and discover who you are.

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech University has a friendly, comforting, education-oriented atmosphere. Opportunities for success are abundant, teachers and assistants are helpful, and there are multiple places in which you can receive tutoring on campus. Overall, I have had a wonderful experience at this college.

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful and everyone is very friendly. Everyone tells me it's very fun but difficult. Lubbock is a small city but there's almost no traffic!

  • 01/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Chimys is one of the biggest hot spots off campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Throwing tortillas at football games! The masked rider riding on the field.

    Bang for the buck

    Best tuition in the state! You're getting a great education at an affordable price.

    What to do for fun

    In Lubbock there isn't much to do, but during football season, Lubbock tends to brighten up!

    Food and Dining

    I do not dine at the SUB very often, but the few times I have I've been impressed with the options.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I've learned so much at this school. The classes and professors are fantastic.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend a community college for at least a year! Texas Tech offers amazing transfer scholarships!

    In three sentences

    Texas Tech has been the biggest blessing to me! I am getting a terrific education while tuition is still affordable. I'm so thankful that Texas Tech allowed me to get an education here, I couldn't be more proud to be a Red Raider.

  • 01/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Raiderville, Rock-climbing, Recreational Center, Co-rec intramural sporting events, A plethora of clubs and organizations, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS EARLY!

    In three sentences

    Overall an awesome college! Red Raider football was something I looked forward to every weekend this fall. There is a sense of pride here at Tech!

  • 01/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Around Christmas time campus is decorated in a bunch of Christmas lights which is really beautiful and there is even a huge Christmas tree. For every game we decorate the masked raider in red decorative string.

    What to do for fun

    You can go out to eat or join Greek life. Applying for a job to keep busy is a smart idea or go two stepping at Wild West.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of great places to eat if you do not mind venturing out a bit. Caprock Cafe is a nice and chill spot that everyone likes to go to after football games. There is also a chipotle and free birds right across campus and even a Panda Express right across the highway. If you like well known places there are a few places like Chili's and Fuzzy's (well known for tacos).

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are not too bad, it is a definite change in lifestyle. Sharing a small room with someone you either just met or someone you planned on living with. MAking friends within the dorm hall is a good idea so you aren't so lonely and homesick your first year.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for the cold weather and wind. Wait until the first week of school to buy your books. It's easy to make friends and form study groups so make sure you do that.

    In three sentences

    The most spirited school I've seen/heard. The friendliest people are all around campus. I actually want to attend my classes because of the teachers.

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have always felt safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    I am in a sorority and have met my best friends through it.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club. Workout at the Rec. (WE HAVE AN AWESOME REC) Take a kickboxing class. Mall. Drive in theatre. Go out to eat. Broadway. Try yoga. Go to a football game.

    Food and Dining

    I liked how convient the food was being right down stairs. The food was pretty good but got tired of the same thing over and over again.

    Dorm Life

    I enjoyed form life for the most part. I did not like having to walk down the hall or shower when there were other males (STRANGERS) roaming the halls.

    Academic Rigor

    Being a Biology major some of my classes are very tough.

    Tips for prospective students

    MEET NEW PEOPLE! Meet the kids on your dorm floor. Everyone is looking for new friends just be friendly and introduce yourself. Also try to join at least 2 clubs. Make connection with students and professors!

    In three sentences

    I am proud to be a red raider. Texas Tech is by far my favorite college in America. Texas Tech has provided me with education and friendships I wouldn't trade for anything.

  • 01/10/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I visted the campus earlier this year and I loved the campus. The community and atmosphere were amazing! I cant wait to go to school here!

  • 01/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Out going student. Working hard and tryin to bring home the degree student and the person who want s to meet lots of new people and come out of your shell.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Love football games- painting your self up and going out there and rooting for our team!!! I've got team spirit!!!

    What to do for fun

    Go to football games. Hang out at the dinning centers with friends to eat. See life around Lubbock- hey it's not as tiny as you may think!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get all of your registration done early. Go to class!!!. Stay on top of your work and don't be late with it.

    In three sentences

    Tech is Awesome!!! The atmosphere is electrifing. Everywhere you go there is something to do and people to see!!!

  • 01/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The whole town is TTU orientated so its not hard to find something to do.

    Food and Dining

    They have many excellent food places in and around campus.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the four person dorms that had everything, and they were really nice like an apartment you shared with strangers.

    Academic Rigor

    In the upper level Biology classes I am taking it is supposed to be time consuming, and if you want to pass, it is.

    Tips for prospective students

    This college is really great, if you can handle the university normal 300 people class size, I preferred community college for more one on one time with the professors, but had to transfer back to get higher level classes, since they do not transfer.

    In three sentences

    The university has remodeled and added a lot of buildings and housing, it is really growing.

  • 01/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    In a school that encourages guns and cowboy culture, who wants to mess with Tech students?

    Greek Life

    They need more letters of the alphabet here.

    Clubs and Activities

    Football, frats and sororities, and the usual honor societies.

    Great for these types of students

    Engineers, business students, law students, and med students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Point your 'guns' up around town. Boots and hats are almost mandatory. Learn all the football songs and get ready for football season. Come in November to watch the Carol of Lights.

    Bang for the buck

    This is the best school in Texas for the value.

    What to do for fun

    Engineers study for fun.

    Food and Dining

    When in Texas, all you need is Dr Pepper.

    Dorm Life

    Live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The programs are intense but not impossible. There's plenty of time to party after exams. Study hard and strive for honor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your materials in as soon as possible. If you do your orientation will be smooth. Plus it helps to identify any potential problems right off the bat.

    In three sentences

    Be punctual and study hard, make it easier on yourself to earn your degree. Enjoy campus life to the fullest. Throw snowballs in the winter and get swimming in the summer.

  • 01/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    Academics are pretty challenging, but I always love a challenge!

    Tips for prospective students

    When it comes to living on campus Stangel/Murdough is probably your best bet besides the upperclassmen dorms. Also, it's all about who you know! So socialize and mingle, because you will meet your best friends here!

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love Texas Tech! The campus is beautiful and the atmosphere is so great. I couldn't imagine going to a different university!

  • 02/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are a lot of Texas Tech campus police, lights, and emergency buttons located throughout the campus.

    Greek Life

    Not on campus but close to the school and lots of activities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Whatever you enjoy doing, I am sure Texas Tech has something that is just right for you. I found and have join in on all the activities that I enjoy.

    Great for these types of students

    The campus offers clubs for all types of students and diversities

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing at Texas Tech is traditional except the schools' commitment to offering the best education in Texas.

    Bang for the buck

    Texas Tech is affordable and financial aid workers are available to talk to you regading scholarships and other financial aid options.

    What to do for fun

    Your choice. Texas Tech offers it all. There are engaging clubs, non-profit work in the local community and for me and best of all, a great basketball, football, and track teams.

    Food and Dining

    Always a lot of options on the campus and within walking distance. You will find something to eat for every taste bud.

    Dorm Life

    Nice clean dorms that are centrally located. You can also get the feel of apartment leaving in some of the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are knowledgeable, available when you need help with homework, and truly seem committed to learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to be impressed at your first orientation, come to Texas Tech. You will see all that you are looking for and more. Go Red Raiders!!!

    In three sentences

    Come to Texas Tech University if you are looking for an opportunity to learn from highly qualified teachers who believe that your success is measured by your success. Texas Tech University has a very clean and engaging campus with many sports and other entertainment activities, food courts, nice dorms, and happy workers without having to leave the campus. I am proud that I selected Texas' first School of Accounting right her on the campus of Texas Tech University.

  • 02/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Lots of campus police officers and a closed campus during the day (not allowed to drive past info booths onto campus)

    Clubs and Activities

    Tech Ad Federation, Ad Team

    Great for these types of students

    Engineering, Math, Political Science, Pre-Law, Media and Communication

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Memorial Circle is located off of Broadway Street and is beautiful and regal.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a state university, so it is somewhat more economical that other universities, but is truly a fantastic school. I couldn't be more happy with my decision to attend school here.

    What to do for fun

    Movies, Dinner, Football Games, Depot District (21+)

    Food and Dining

    So many dining halls on campus! Tons of food to choose from! Also Lubbock has quite a few restaurants by Texas Tech.

    Dorm Life

    Made most of my friends in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It's obviously not as easy as high school, but it is also MUCH more interesting. You'll definitely feel a sense of accomplishment after finals are over.

    Tips for prospective students

    --Regardless of the current season, come to Lubbock prepared for anything! Weather here jumps up from 15 degrees one day, to 75 degrees the next day. --Use the bus system! The campus is HUGE! --Don't hold back! Be yourself when you're here, there will likely be others just like you that you'll be friends with! This is especially true within chosen majors! --Talk to your professors outside of class. Go to their office hours! It's Texas, people are friendly, and a good student/teacher relationship with a professor could be just what you need to get an A. It makes a difference when they know you care.

    In three sentences

    This is the college experience that students imagine when they think of college. Football is VERY important. Great faculty who are very helpful with advising and guiding you through your time here.

  • 02/27/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Football games, campus events.

    Food and Dining

    Food at Stangle mmmmm!

    Dorm Life

    I think it's great in making you mature and responsible but freedom isn't everything!

    Academic Rigor

    It was tough and honestly, some teachers were not helpful when asked for help. Other teachers were far more than happy to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    STUDY!

    In three sentences

    Great for prospective Medical students!

  • 03/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has a good police system and the fire department is always on time and ready for any type of emergency that might occur.

    Greek Life

    They have many Greek life opportunities. Many people participate and have fun in these sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have many associations for different types of people. Just going around campus, you can find many you can and should join. There are also opportunities to play many intramural sports which are fun as well.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for any type of student whether your art, English, science, math, engineering, etc. They have options, classes, and clubs for any type of person.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The saddle tramps are a very strange tradition at Texas Tech, but they have lots of school spirit and are fun to watch at athletic events.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is really good and provides a good degree especially when compared to the price. However, some services around campus should really be lowered in value.

    What to do for fun

    You can join clubs and associations that meet your interests. Also, the rec center is a great place to go workout or play with friends. The Student Union Building is also a great hangout where you can watch movies and play games. The leisure pool is also pretty awesome. There are plenty of things to do on campus or around town when you are bored.

    Food and Dining

    They have a lot of discounts at certain places around campus that you can go to. They also have a diverse amount and type of food. You can go to different dorms and locations to buy different types of food. Hospitality is also very nice and helpful. Overall, they do a great job with their food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a lot of fun. There are different communities around campus you can look into. The residential halls have a lot of opportunities for employment and activities. They really help you make life long friendships. The quality of the dorm depend on which residential halls you pick, but overall they are pretty standard for college dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes vary in rigor, but overall they are fairly easy courses. Hard work and dedication will get you high grades in most classes. There are a few extremely hard classes, but the tutoring center is always there to help you through the curriculum.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused in your school work. If you can do this, you'll do just fine. Take advantage of the opportunities that Tech has to offer and make sure to just enjoy your stay at college.

    In three sentences

    It is a welcoming, clean and promising place. The teachers are very helpful and the classes are very diverse. It has a lot of opportunities with a positive atmosphere.

  • 03/20/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is exceptional. Each dorm hall has its own cafeteria,each having its own options and varieties.

    Dorm Life

    The students on campus are very friendly and exciting. Each dorm is like a small family, helping each other as they go along.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers there are extremely friendly and interesting. They take their time in explanations and are willing too help whenever they can.

  • 04/02/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    I have been to camps and visited campus dining, so I know the food is good.

    Dorm Life

    I have lived in the dorm rooms for camps, they are good.

    Academic Rigor

    Good.

    In three sentences

    Amazing school, I have always wanted to go here and now I get the chance to. I have visited numerous times. Great campus, environment, and people.

  • 04/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is taken very seriously. I always feel safe on campus and have had no problems since being there. There are many options even if you were to get scared, they are very preventative when it comes to safety.

    Greek Life

    Im not apart of greek life. So I do not know much about it. Sorry.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a million clubs and activities that you can be apart of. The options are practically limitless. They have everything you can think of and campus is always busy.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for the student who is willing to work. If you want to succeed and have a good name for yourself when you graduate, then Texas Tech is the school for you. Engineering students are also a very prevalent group at Tech.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love it at Christmas time when they put christmas lights all over campus. It's truly beautiful and a sight to see. One of my fondest moments on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I think Lubbock itself is a pretty good town. They have the college and a decent size town with lots of options. You get your bang for the buck for sure I'd say.

    What to do for fun

    I like the nightlife on the weekends. It's nice to go out but not have a million people like in a big city. I rodeo so I enjoy rodeoing and being with people that enjoy the sport of rodeo as well.

    Food and Dining

    Again, I live off campus so I don't eat on campus very much. But the few times that I have it has been very good. They do have a lot of options for students as far as food goes.

    Dorm Life

    I wouldn't know. I have never lived in the dorms. I have heard that they are fine though.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics is very important at Tech and they take it very seriously to teach their students and prepare them for their future careers. The school work is tough but it is necessary to be successful. I think Texas Tech does a great job of making academics their highest priority.

    Tips for prospective students

    I strongly recommend coming to Texas Tech. Come visit the campus and meet the people and you will love it as much as I have. There isn't many better schools out there.

    In three sentences

    I love Texas Tech. Not only is Tech an amazing school, the people, and the town are very nice as well. I am so glad that I chose Texas Tech because it has been everything I ever wanted in a university.