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Texas Tech University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
27,044
Total Undergrads
Including 2,706 Part-time
6,656
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 99 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

46% Women
54% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Big Twelve Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

6
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $711,681)
7
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 -

Diversity

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%
Disabilities
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
Living
  • 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
Other
  • 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
  • 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…

  • Jun-18-2014 Read More
  • Kaylene from Mc Farland, CA
  • 5
  • 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…

  • Feb-27-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Joel from Pearland, TX
  • Jan-27-2016 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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  • 5
  • Garrett from Boerne, TX
  • Dec-29-2015 I am a current student here

    The food was good and lots of options. It made it easy to use my meal card. I liked SAMs place the best!

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  • 3
  • Michael from Round Rock, TX
  • Dec-11-2015 I am a current student here

    The food is really good, just very expensive. You will always have a wide variety though and you will quickly find a favorite. I personally love the salads at the Market, for example. The Market at Stengel & Murdough is an area where food for students is 50% off, so you might find yourself here a lot.

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  • 2
  • Elizabeth from Floresville, TX
  • Dec-06-2015 I am a current student here

    The food at Tech is of medium quality, but after a while you will get sick of it. It is all mostly of cafeteria grade, meaning that the ingredients are often instant or not very fresh (ESPECIALLY the rice.....ugh). The only place that I have found where the cashiers/line servers/whomever are very friendly is the Sam's Place in Sneed Hall. Everyone else seems like they would rather be anywhere else!

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  • 3
  • Haley from Cibolo, TX
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    Food and dining also has its pros and cons. The pros are that there are places with good food, for example theres Chick Fil A, Quizno's, Fazoli's, etc. The cons to food and dining is that its extremely hard to eat healthy in college, especially when your parents aren't around to cook dinner or tell you not to eat so much junk food. It comes down to self control. The food gets old pretty fast and soon enough you'll be craving home cooked food and vegetables again (which are very hard to find in the dinging halls).

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  • 4
  • Ashley from Lubbock, TX
  • Sep-30-2015 I am a current student here

    Like most schools, it isn't the BEST food, but in terms of on campus food, its pretty good. There are a few places on campus with all you can eat, made to order food, that's only $5 with an on campus dining plan. Definitely take advantage of those! Also, Tech is great because it has a large ariety of options and locations, most schools only have between one and three options. We have many spread all over campus.

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  • 4
  • Alexia from Tacoma, WA
  • Sep-14-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    They have great food it is a little expensive but when you go to a university it kind of has to be.

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  • 5
  • Adam from Abilene, TX
  • Jun-22-2015 I am a current student here

    I give the dining experience on campus 5 stars! you can be a health nut or a meat lover. There are so many options and different food choices you will never get tired of the campus meal options. For those who are transferring in, I would get a meal plan for lunch and coffee!

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Haley from Cibolo, TX
  • Dec-01-2015 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
  • Sep-30-2015 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
  • Jun-22-2015 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
  • 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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