Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX, USA
3.86 Average Rating

Texas Tech University is a 4-year public research university and the flagship campus of the TTU System. Texas Tech encompasses 12 colleges and schools and is the only Texas college to feature an undergraduate university, law school, and medical school. Every holiday season, Texas Tech holds the Carol of Lights ceremony where all campus buildings surrounding the university memorial circle are illuminated in red, white, and orange lights and TTU choirs perform traditional songs. For sports fans, Texas Tech fields 15 men’s and women’s athletic teams known as the Red Raiders.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
71%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 19, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
92%
Out-Of-State Students
6%
48%
Submitting ACT
51%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1134
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
36,551
Total Number of Undergrads
29,963
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
28%
20-39 Students
33%
40-99 Students
29%
100+ Students
8%
0
100
33%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
59%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
21:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,804
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$11,320
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$23,770
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,772
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
68%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
56%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,632
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
56%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,621
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,847

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
43%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,102
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$22,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$233
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
52%
48%
Student Organizations
615
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
24%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Red Raiders
School Colors
Red/Black
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Big Twelve Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Dallas
Lubbock
Houston
Austin
San Antonio
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
80%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$51,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.86 Average Rating
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.
Elizabeth from San Antonio, TX