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Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University is a public institution that was founded in 1923. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 26,481, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 1,839 acres.

Summary:

Texas Tech University is a public institution that was founded in 1923. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 26,481, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 1,839 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Texas Tech University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 161. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,942 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,562 (2013-14).
Texas Tech University is a large research institution in the college town of Lubbock. Students are required to live on campus until they have completed 30 hours of coursework. The Texas Tech Red Raiders sports teams compete in the NCAA Big 12 Conference and are particularly competitive in football and basketball. Texas Tech has a large Greek community with about 50 fraternities and sororities, among the more than 450 student organizations to get involved in. The university also runs unique centers and institutes, including the Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE), which coordinates chess tournaments, workshops, classes, and more.

The school offers a wide variety of graduate programs, including degrees through the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration, the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering, and the School of Law. Notable alumni of Texas Tech University include Ed Whitacre, former chairman and CEO of both AT&T and General Motors and the namesake of the engineering school; Grammy-nominated country singer Pat Green; and actor Brad Leland, who appeared in both the feature film and television series Friday Night Lights.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

General Information:
School type :                                                              public, coed college
Year founded:                                                            1923
Religious affiliation :                                                     N/A
Academic calendar:                                                    semester
Setting :                                                                    city
2012 Endowment :                                                   $490,246,076

Applying:

When applying to Texas Tech University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Texas Tech University is $60. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 64.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity:                                                                      selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate:                                             64.3%
Application deadline :                                                     August 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by :                          August 1

Academic Life: 

The student-faculty ratio at Texas Tech University is 24:1, and the school has 22.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Texas Tech University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering; Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; and Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 81.5 percent.

Class sizes:

 one

Student-faculty ratio:                                                    24:1
4-year graduation rate:                                                37%

Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates:

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services:                      22%
Engineering:                                                                                                      11%
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences :                                            9%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies :                                                                         8%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies:                                              5%

Student Life:
Texas Tech University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 26,481, with a gender distribution of 54.9 percent male students and 45.1 percent female students. At this school, 25 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 75 percent of students live off campus. Texas Tech University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment:                                                                                               32,467
Student gender distribution:

two

 

Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity:

three

 

Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority:

four

 

Collegiate athletic association:                    NCAA I

Campus Info & Services:

Texas Tech University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Texas Tech University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Texas Tech University, 45 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Texas Tech University.
Students who have cars on campus:          45%
Health insurance offered:                           Yes

Paying for School:

At Texas Tech University, 49.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $10,757.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

In-state tuition and fees:                            $8,942 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:                    $19,562 (2013-14)
Room and board:                                    $8,275 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics: