TTU Description

Texas Tech University is a comprehensive research school providing an environment that encourages and nurtures student accomplishment and cultural and economic development.

Students at Texas Tech come from all 50 states and many countries from around the globe, ensuring plenty of opportunities to meet and learn from students of various cultures.

Texas Tech was founded in 1923 and is located in Lubbock, Texas. The school is accredited to offer students bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as certificate programs.

There are programs for students of all interests. The university offers approximately 150 undergraduate, 100 master’s, and 50 doctoral programs for students at all higher education levels to choose from. The university is comprised of 11 academic colleges, a graduate school, and a school of law. In fact, Texas Tech University has the only campus in Texas that houses a major university, law school, and medical school.

Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma residents receive a discount on tuition for all levels. County residents receive an additional discount as well. Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Upon completing the FAFSA, students may be found eligible for scholarships, grants, and student loans.

Quick Facts about Texas Tech University

Region

Southwest

Setting

Mid-size City Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascots

Red Raiders, Lady Raiders

Website

www.ttu.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Selective

In-State Tuition

$8,765

Out-of-State Tuition

$18,155

Retention Rate

82%

Enrollment

29,282

Year Established

1923

TTU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4

5 star
  1 review
4 star
  2 reviews
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2 star
  1 review
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50% of students gave Texas Tech University 4 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating:
2

Detailed Ratings

Coming into Lubbock for the first time was a very disappointing time. The campus is very beautiful, but the area surrounding it is completely different. The housing is more expensive than what it is worth (on and off campus). The entire city is based around the college, which is a pro and a con. The housing areas surrounding the school are mostly very old and trashy. Lubbock was named, by Forbes, one of the top ten most dangerous cites in America a few years back. The best thing about Texas Tech is the feeling of belonging to something important. Whatever you decide to get involved with becomes your family, and it is a fantastic experience that you will cherish. Lubbock is not for everyone, it is not a place you would want to live in after graduation, but it is a city that is involved and for the students.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

Texas Tech is a great school; very diverse and friendly. The faculty is very dedicated toward helping students and academic advisors are excellent about helping you stay on track with your degree plan and graduation.

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TTU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
23,107
Freshman Class
6,472
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
29,282

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
79%
Graduate
21%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
69%
Part-Time
31%

Gender of Students

Women
49%
Men
51%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
14%
African American
5%
Caucasian
77%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
3%
Unknown and Other
1%

International Students

International
7%
Domestic
93%

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