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Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX 4-Year Public

About Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University is a public, state school located in the urban setting of Lubbock, TX

Founded in 1923, the institution currently enrolls around 40,322 students a year, including 33,269 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $754,783,956. For each full-time student, Texas Tech University spends about $5,950.

2021 Admissions Facts About Texas Tech University

Acceptance rate: 70%

Average GPA: 3.63

Mean ACT score: 25

Mean SAT score: 1163

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: August 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: September 1

Texas Tech University Acceptance Rate 2021

Texas Tech University is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Around 70 percent of all applicants are admitted to Texas Tech University each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Texas Tech University is 3.63 out of 4.0. The mean composite SAT score is 1163. The mean ACT scores is 25.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Texas Tech University a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and graduation rates

About 87 percent of students who start at Texas Tech University come back for their second year of college. Out of the 5,519 students who started at Texas Tech University as first-time freshman, 2,051 graduate within four years.

Around 63 percent of students who started at Texas Tech University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 55 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $55,000 a year. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $34,219 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Texas Tech University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Texas Tech University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

2500 Broadway Lubbock, TX 79409

Campus Setting: Urban

Texas Tech University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Texas Tech University is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Texas Tech University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Texas Tech University ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above


22 to 27


22 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Texas Tech University is 24. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Texas Tech University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Texas Tech University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

530 - 630


Reading SAT Range

540 - 630

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

0 and Above


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0 and Less


Texas Tech University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Texas Tech University is like? There are approximately 38,742 students enrolled at Texas Tech University, including 32,125 undergraduate students and 6,617 graduate students. 87% percent of students attend school full-time, 94% percent are from TX and 6% percent of students are from other states.


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