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Texas Tech University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 2,706 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 99 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

46% Women
54% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Big Twelve Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $711,681)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $248,084)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 109 126 - -
Baseball 36 - Yes Yes
Basketball 17 16 - Yes
Football 132 - - Yes
Golf 14 9 - -
Soccer - 28 Yes Yes
Softball - 26 - Yes
Tennis 11 11 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 18 Yes Yes
Bowling - - Yes -
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Mountaineering/Climbing - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -
Weight Lifting - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.7%
Hispanic 19.7%
Non-resident alien 7.2%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.7%
Two or more races 2.1%
White/non-Hispanic 64.3%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 6
Drug Law Violation 42
Liquor Law Violation 90
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 5
Property Crime 31

Notable Alumni

  • Scott Pelley - CBS Evening News Anchor
  • Ginger Kerrick - NASA Flight Director
  • Pat Green - Singer/Songrwriter
  • Angela Braly - Former CEO of Wellpoint, Inc.
  • Sheryl Swoopes - Former WNBA Player/Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Wes Welker - NFL player, Denver Broncos
  • George Eads - Actor: "CSI"
  • Brad Leland - Actor, "Friday Night LIghts"
  • Mary Jane Johnson - Opera Performer, Soprano
  • Edward E Whitacre - Retired CEO of SBC Communications
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Raven from Arlington, TX
  • 3
  • The dorms at Texas Tech aren't the best I've seen. It really de[ends on where you stay on campus, but majority of the dorms are just bad. The freshmen dorms…

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  • Nicole from Albuquerque, NM
  • 5
  • Living in the dorms is a great way to build close friendships. Students who choose to live in Learning Communities, wings designated for students who share a common characteristic such…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Gabe from Dallas, TX
  • I am a current student here

    The food at Tech is good, there are numerous options for dining at Texas Tech and diverse cuisines.

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  • 4
  • Claire
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    seems like there are a variety of choices.

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  • 4
  • Shay
  • I am a current student here

    There are plenty of dining venues all over campus and in the dorms. Nearly every dining location offers Mexican food, a grill, a salad bar, pizza, a stir-fry grill, and chicken wings. Most of the eating places have a â??build-your-ownâ?? style which allows students to customize what they want on a salad, burger, etcetera. There are also two all-you-can-eat buffets on campus which add extra variety. There is a Quiznos and several Chic-fil-as on campus. The student union building has an entire hall of eating places. Prices vary depending on the eating location on campus. The student union building tends to be the most expensive. â??The Marketâ?? at Stangel/Murdough serves food at half-price so it is naturally a favorite among students. Students should expect to pay a premium on any prepackaged item on campus such as bagged chips, candy bars, or bottled drinks. Students should also budget their dining bucks to last the whole semester since dining bucks are distributed half and half for fall and spring. Many students run out of dining bucks towards the end of the semester. Texas Tech tries to be food allergy conscientious. They post signs with peanut and other common food allergy warnings. One of the buffets on campus is 100% gluten-free which helps me tremendously since I have a wheat allergy. Many other dining locations also carry gluten-free bread or products. The campus dietitian is willing to meet with students who have allergies to discuss places on campus they can eat at.

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  • 4
  • Deanna from Allen, TX
  • I am a current student here

    Tech offers a wide range of food to eat from Italian food to Burgers to soups and cakes. It's diverse enough that you're not having to eat the same food every day. Prices could be cheaper but they do offer discounts if you have a meal plan.

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  • 3
  • Joel from Pearland, TX
  • I am a current student here

    Good food. It will sustain you. I have found a great potato bar that closes early and a good Italian restaurant that stays open late. Don't expect to be wowed.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Kate from Plano, TX
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    You are not allowed to sleep in sororities, but in some frats, you can dorm there.

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  • 0
  • disappointed from lubbock, tx
  • I am a current student here

    ttu is overrun by greek life. in fact, there are numerous deaths every semester that result from parties hosted by these organizations.

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  • 0
  • Haley from Cibolo, TX
  • I am a current student here

    I am apart of greek life on campus. It's so much fun and rewarding. Don't listen to the bad things you hear about greek life because its nothing like that at all. Their goal is to make you a better you and help you reach your full potential while benefitting Texas Tech at the same time. Its also a great way to make new friends.

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  • 0
  • Ashley from Lubbock, TX
  • I am a current student here

    I'm not personally in Greek life, but know many people who are. It's rumored that if you aren't in greek life, you won't meet anyone and whatnot, but that's not true at all. It helps, but you can still meet people other ways.

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  • 0
  • Adam from Abilene, TX
  • I am a current student here

    Honestly, Greek Life will get in your way of success at Texas Tech. The party life style has been taking over the Greek community and nearly every Greek student I have met has struggles with school. Do yourself a favor and look into professional organizations that companies will recognize.

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  • 0
  • Lindsey from Pottsboro, TX
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life at Texas Tech is very prominent and powerful. Including multi-cultural and service-affiliated Greek associations, there is surely a Greek organization for everyone. You can't walk outside without seeing someone wearing their Greek letters.

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