If you are considering submitting an applicationto Texas Tech University, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the application fee costs $75. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Texas Tech University by September 1.
Texas Tech University does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Texas Tech University is amoderately difficult school to get into. Texas Tech University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Texas Tech University accepted 70% of all applicants., around 20,400 of the 29,131 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Texas Tech University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
To apply, all applicants to Texas Tech University must submit the following items. Double check with Texas Tech University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||ACT or SAT scores|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||3|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Texas Tech University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 100% submitted a class rank. At Texas Tech University 18.4% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 51% were in the top 25% and 87.7% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Texas Tech University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||31%|
|3.50 and 3.74||39.8%|
|3.25 and 3.49||16.5%|
|3.00 and 3.24||4.6%|
|2.50 and 2.9||2.6%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.5%|
|Texas Tech University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Texas Tech University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 62% of Texas Tech University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 37% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
The mean composite SAT score for a Texas Tech University student is 1163.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Texas Tech University students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Texas Tech University students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Texas Tech University, you should strive to earn between 22 and 27 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Texas Tech University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.
A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Texas Tech University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Texas Tech University.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Texas Tech University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Texas Tech University?
Students who are admitted to Texas Tech University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does Texas Tech University accept transfer credits?
Texas Tech University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Texas Tech University accepts:
ACE recommendations for credit
Does Texas Tech University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Texas Tech University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Texas Tech University?
No, Texas Tech University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..
How hard is it to get into Texas Tech University? Texas Tech University is a somewhat selective institution. The Texas Tech University acceptance rate is 70%. This means that the institution accepts 70 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Texas Tech University is 25. 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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Texas Tech University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.63. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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