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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
  • Tyler from Idalou, TX
  • 5
  • 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!…

  • Feb-17-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Lindsey from Pottsboro, TX
  • Jan-13-2015 I am a current student here

    I've heard many people complaining about the dining options here, but I am very impressed. Just in my dorm's eating facility alone there are 9 different food-bars, including two from Quiznos and Chic-Fil-A. The food is always delicious and great quality, however at times it can get fairly expensive.

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  • 4
  • Raven from Arlington, TX
  • Oct-08-2014 I am a current student here

    The food at Texas Tech is actually pretty good. There are lots of places to eat on campus and each place has a variety of food to pick from. Most of the dorms have dinning halls inside of them so if you are planning to stay on campus you won't have to go very far for food. Also the dinning halls are very clean, I've never seen any rodents or bugs in any of the them.

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  • 5
  • Nicole from Albuquerque, NM
  • Jun-18-2014 I am a current student here

    The food at Texas Tech University is not stereotypical cafeteria fare. There are numerous dining concepts on campus allowing students to pick from a wide variety of fresh, delicious foods. For example, in the Student Union Building, dining choices include Chickfila, Sbarro, Boar's Head sandwiches, a well-stocked build-your-own salad bar, Mexican rice bowls, and street-style tacos. Students who crave healthier choices can enjoy homemade, lighter fare at the Smart Choices in Horn/Knapp or build a customized salad at one of the many gorgeous salad bars.

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  • 2
  • Shivani
  • Jun-18-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is ok tasting in most dorms. There are just not many options and many people get sick of the food and resort to eating out. There are also not that many healthy or vegetarian options. I think that if they offered more, people would be happier with the food at school.

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  • 3
  • Morgan from Abilene, TX
  • May-02-2014 I am a current student here

    My dorm food is awful and full of preservatives. There are better places on campus to go to, but since the weather has been super cold, I can't get myself to leave my dorm other than for class.

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  • 4
  • Moon from Denton, TX
  • Apr-29-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There are choices on top of choices when it comes to dining in this University. And the best part is, is that when you enroll and buy dinning the first semester and didn't eat enough. All your credits roll into the next semester of your school year which is the greatest idea ever.

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  • 3
  • Jevon from Lancaster, TX
  • Apr-21-2014 I am a current student here

    The food could be better, but Tech is purely concerned about feeding all of us (31,000 tech students, probably 10k on campus) but there are several good places to eat on campus

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  • 4
  • Sarah from Lubbock, TX
  • Apr-06-2014 I am a current student here

    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.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Lindsey from Pottsboro, TX
  • Jan-13-2015 I am a current student here

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

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  • 0
  • Viviana from Lubbock, TX
  • Jun-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Great! It's a great community to be involved in. There are lots of things to do and you can get as involved in it as you want or as little as you want. You decide what you do with your time.

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  • 0
  • Jianna from Floydada, TX
  • Mar-14-2014 I am a current student here

    They have many Greek life opportunities. Many people participate and have fun in these sororities and fraternities.

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  • 0
  • Caitlin from Lubbock, TX
  • Dec-24-2013 I am a current student here

    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.

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