Texas Tech University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Texas Tech University Admissions Overview:

Texas Tech University has an acceptance rate of 63%, making it a largely accessible school. Students will generally need good grades and test scores to be admitted. To apply, interested students will need to submit an application (which can be submitted online), official high school transcripts, and scores from the SAT or ACT.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Texas Tech Description:

Texas Tech University is a public research university located in Lubbock, Texas, a metropolitan area of roughly 250,000 people. Texas Tech's name can be misleading -- the university does indeed offer many programs in engineering and the applied sciences, but the College of Arts and Sciences is the school's largest unit. Across all of its colleges, Texas Tech offers undergraduate degrees in 150 majors. The 1,839 acre Texas Tech campus is one of the largest in the country, and it features attractive Spanish architecture.

In athletics, the Texas Tech Red Raiders compete in the NCAA Division I Big 12 Conference. Popular sports include Football, Soccer, Track and Field, and Softball.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 35,859 (29,237 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 55% Male / 45% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,428 (in-state); $18,220 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,081
  • Other Expenses: $4,420
  • Total Cost: $23,129 (in-state); $32,921 (out-of-state)

Texas Tech Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 74%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 50%
    • Loans: 46%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,698
    • Loans: $8,550

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Advertising, Biology, Business Administration, Child Development, Finance, Health and Physical Education, Human Development, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Psychology, Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 35%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 60%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Football, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Track and Field, Basketball, Golf, Tennis

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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