Texas Tech University Review

Texas Tech University is a public university that offers bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree programs. The 4-year college is one of the largest in Texas.

Texas Tech University Overview

Texas Tech University first opened its doors in 1925 with just six buildings and a few liberal arts degree programs. Today, the university competes in the Big 12 and offers more than 300 degree programs, including law and medicine. Approximately 28,000 students attend Texas Tech.

The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, with additional industry accreditations for each degree program. Additionally, the College of Engineering frequently makes the 'Best Graduate Programs' list by U.S. News & World Report.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

Admission policies vary depending on the degree program and level of study. Freshman students are required to meet minimum GPA, ACT or SAT requirements. An entrance essay and letters of recommendation are also suggested. Graduate students must hold a bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA, which also varies depending on the major.

Government financial aid and university scholarships are available to Texas Tech University students. Each year, students receive about $1 million in financial aid and Pell Grants.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

Texas Tech University is located in Northwest Texas in the town of Lubbock, which has a population of just over 200,000. The large town provides students with access to a number of restaurants, shopping and public parks, such as the Lubbock Arboretum. The university also offers students the opportunity to participate in a number of on-campus activities, including collegiate and intramural sports, an honors program and academic clubs.

Texas Tech University prides itself on providing a 'small college experience with large campus resources.' Students have access to three campus libraries--the Architecture Library, Law and Technology Library and the main campus library. Students and faculty members can access books online at anytime. The university also provides on-campus housing and meal plans for full-time students.

Schools and Colleges at Texas Tech University

  • College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Mass Communications
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Education
  • College of Architecture
  • School of Law
  • College of Human Sciences
  • College of Outreach and Distance Education

School Contact Information

  • Address: 3601 4th Street, RM 3B305A, Lubbock, Texas 79430
  • Phone Number: (806) 743-2484