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.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
33,132
Undergraduates
16,898
Men - 51%
16,235
Women - 49%
7,053
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
68% of 33,756 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.76
SAT Math
596 average
550-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
600 average
560-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $28,022
Out-of-state: $40,262
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,852
Out-of-state: $24,092
Room and Board
$10,460
Average Percent of Need Met
54%
Average Freshman Award
$12,558
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,011
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,455
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
4%
10-19
24%
20-29
18%
30-39
15%
40-49
18%
50-99
12%
Over 100
9%
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Lubbock Population
262,611
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
24% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Masked Rider and Horse
Sororities
18% of women participate
Fraternities
12% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.3%
Asian
3.1%
Black/African-American
6.1%
Hispanic/Latino
29.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
56%
Unknown
0.7%
International Students
1.8% from 100 countries
First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
38.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
55%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.5%
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