TTU

Texas Tech University

2500 Broadway, Lubbock, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    437
  • Class Notes
    206
  • Textbook Notes
    30
  • Study Guides
    201
  • Currently Enrolled
    268
  • Previously Enrolled
    345

Overview of Texas Tech University (TTU)

About this school

Texas Tech University, founded in 1923, is a public, comprehensive university. It is the largest university in the western two-thirds of Texas. The single-campus arrangement of the university, with a law school and health sciences center, is unique in the state, allowing easy transition to law and advanced degrees as well as professional degrees in health care fields. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, and Human Sciences. Texas Tech is a leader in pioneering biotechnology and plant stress/water conservation research, improving alternative fuel capabilities and updating building standards through disaster and wind engineering research. These research opportunities allow students to enter university-wide honors programs. Its 1,839-acre campus is located in Lubbock.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:30,737
    • Men:16,513 Men (53.7%)
    • Women:14,224 Women (46.3%)

Location

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Admission Information (TTU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Texas Tech University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
5
6

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2500 Broadway
City, State, Zip
Lubbock, TX 79409
Phone
(806) 742-1480
Fax
(806) 742-3055
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
August 1
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
September 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
Recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
69% of 25,207 applicants were admitted
Women
69% of 13,110 applicants were admitted
Men
69% of 12,097 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
7,489 (43%) of 17,438 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,677 (41%) of 9,061 admitted students enrolled
Men
3,812 (46%) of 8,377 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.75
375 And Above
21%
3.50 - 3.74
44%
3.25 - 3.49
23%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
578 average |530-620 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
32%
• Score 500 - 600
56%
• Score 400 - 500
7%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
34%
• Score 500 - 600
55%
• Score 400 - 500
7%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |22-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
8%
• Score 24 - 29
46%
• Score 18 - 23
45%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (TTU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,772|Out-of-state: $23,012 (48.2%)
  • Room & Board: - $5,956 (26.65%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,200 (5.37%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,420 (19.78%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Texas Tech University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003644
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
3,113 (66.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,306 (74.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,306 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
343 (14.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$14,477
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,044 (88.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,228
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,671 (72.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,353
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,229 (53.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
702 (15.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,866

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
16,239 (61.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
13,251 (81.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
13,251 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,075 (8.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$15,085
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 11,281 (85.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,786
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 10,784 (81.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,525
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 4,546 (34.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
3,132 (11.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,564

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
55%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$30,759
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Memberships, Rodeo
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, Out-of-State Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,520

Academics & Instruction (TTU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,573

Part-Time Faculty


217

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 4% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 24% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 18% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 18% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 12% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 9% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 31% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 52% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
3,185,678
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
2597
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Texas Tech University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


84.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


34.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


53.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


59.0%

Programs & Majors (TTU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (91)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Communication/Journalism
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agriculture, General
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
  • Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Architecture
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering
  • Dance, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Family Resource Management Studies, General
  • Family and Community Services
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Finance, General
  • Food Science
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Interior Architecture
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Economics
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Microbiology, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources Law Enforcement and Protective Services
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Range Science and Management
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Russian Studies
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Interdisciplinary studies

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, architecture, environmental design, hospitality & retail management, music education, personal and financial planning

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Education, Juris Doctor

Master's Programs of Study (113)


  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Physics
  • Architecture
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Consumer Economics
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Cultural Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Database Systems
  • Distance Education Development
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Finance and Banking
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Gerontology
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Home Economics Education
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Interior Design
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Nutrition
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Rhetoric
  • Romance Languages
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Statistics
  • Sustainable Development
  • Systems Engineering
  • Taxation
  • Technical Writing
  • Theater
  • Toxicology
  • Zoology

Campus Life (TTU)

Location & Geography

Population


236,065

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Campus Size


1,839 acres

Weather


Temperature
24.6 average low in January, 90 average high in September
Rain
63 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Lubbock
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


26% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


74%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Masked Rider and Horse
School Colors
Scarlet and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, golf, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Texas Tech University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, society of petroleum engineers, hispanic student society, pre-nursing association, alpha lambda delta and phi eta sigma, catholic student association

Sororities


8% of women participate

Fraternities


5% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


27,318

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
30,737
Women
14,224
Men
16,513

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.6% Asian
  • 6.4% Black/African-American
  • 29.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 58.9% White
  • 0.5% Unknown

International Students


5.1% from 90 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


6,259

Student Resources (TTU)

Study resources