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Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas
Texas Tech's English and Philosophy Building, with architecture influenced by English manors, faces a building of similar style for the College of Education. credit: Johan Hendrikse
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Overview
Public
26,627 Undergraduates
63% Admissions Rate
City: Midsize
Public
Region: South
Division 1
Size: Big
Doctoral
Engineering School
Texas Tech University
Broadway and University Avenue
Lubbock, Texas
79409-5005
(806) 742-2011
www.ttu.edu

Texas Tech University, a public research university located in Lubbock, Texas, is one of the top 190 institutions of higher education in the United States. The school’s history dates back to 1923, when Governor Pat Neff created Texas Technological College through legislation. Classes began in 1925, and in 1969, it became Texas Tech University. Today, the university sits on more than 1,800 acres of land in an urban setting. Its motto is “From here, it's possible.” Notable alumni include astronaut Rick Husband, former Chairman and CEO of General Motors Edward K. Whitacre, actor George Eads, singer Susan Graham, football player Wes Welker, singer John Denver, basketball player Sheryl Swoopes, CEO of WellPoint, Inc. Angela Braly and actor Barry Corbin. The school’s colors are scarlet and black, its mascots are Masked Rider and Raider Red and its teams are nicknamed the Red Raiders. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – Big 12, and 15 varsity sports are played by the school. Varsity sports offered by Texas Tech University include men’s football, baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, indoor and outdoor track and field and tennis, and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, indoor track and field, volleyball and softball.

Location

Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. The city is located in the northwestern part of the state, a region known historically and geographically as the Llano Estacado and ecologically is part of the southern end of the High Plains. According to a 2015 Census estimate, Lubbock had a population of 252,506. making it the 83rd-most populous city in the United States of America and the 11th-most populous city in the state of Texas. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

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restaurants score

Students
55%

Men

45%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

2778

New Transfer Students

Admissions
63%

Acceptance Rate

32%

Enrollment Yield

1020-1200

SAT Range

23,311

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$15,235

Typical Cost

$18,652

Out-Of-State (published)

$8,860

In-State (published)

75%

Recieve Financial Aid

89%

Have Loans

$15,750

Median Debt

Academics
21.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

8

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

336

Doctorates Awareded

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Top Major

7

Faculty Awards

4

National Academy Members

167

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, many on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Big Twelve Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Big Twelve Conference

Social
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