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Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate67%

Texas Tech Admissions

Texas Tech University is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 67% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 35,400 applications received in 2023, 23,837 students were offered admission.

If you are planning on applying to Texas Tech University, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the fee for the application costs $75.

Students who submit their applications to Texas Tech University for fall semester should hear back from Texas Tech University by September 1.

Texas Tech University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Texas Tech University's admissions stats.

Texas Tech University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 20.6%
Mean SAT Score 1196
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 33.85%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 12.96%
Waitlist No

Texas Tech University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Texas Tech University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 8 1 September 1

Want to Apply Early to Texas Tech University?

Texas Tech University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Texas Tech University Admissions

How To Get Into Texas Tech University

Texas Tech is a moderately difficult school to get into. Texas Tech evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Texas Tech accepted 67% of all applicants, around 23,837 from 35,400 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Texas Tech, 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.

Transferring to Texas Tech University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Texas Tech University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Texas Tech University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Texas Tech University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Class Rank Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Volunteer Work Important
Work Experience Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Texas Tech University for more information on admission factors.

Texas Tech University Application Requirements

To apply to Texas Tech University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in 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(S) of College Record
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Texas Tech University?

Students admitted to Texas Tech University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 99.9% submitted a class rank. At Texas Tech University 20.6% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 53.1% were in the top 25% and 84.4% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Texas Tech University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 1.16%
3.75 and 3.99 31.44%
3.50 and 3.74 44.17%
3.25 and 3.49 16.82%
3.00 and 3.24 4.23%
2.50 and 2.9 1.99%
2.00 and 2.49 0.18%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Texas Tech University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Texas Tech University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 33.85% of Texas Tech University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 12.96% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Texas Tech University?

To be competitive with other Texas Tech University applicants, you should aim to score between 1110 and 1260 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Texas Tech University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1260 and 25% of scored lower than 1110, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Texas Tech University student is 1196.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Texas Tech University students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 550 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Texas Tech University students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 550 or higher.

To be most competitive at Texas Tech University, you should strive to earn between 23 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Texas Tech University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Texas Tech University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

More Information on Transferring to Texas Tech University

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

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Texas Tech University Admissions FAQs

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:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Texas Tech University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Texas Tech University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) 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 it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Texas Tech University's acceptance rate?

✅ Texas Tech University has an acceptance rate of 67%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Texas Tech University?

❌ Texas Tech University does not offer early decision.

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Texas Tech Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Texas Tech? Texas Tech is a somewhat selective institution. The Texas Tech acceptance rate is 67%. This means that the institution accepts 67 out of every 100 applicants.


Texas Tech 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 is Aug 1.

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

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

Texas Tech SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1110 - 1260


Math SAT Range

540 - 640


Reading SAT Range

550 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1260 and Above


1110 to 1260


1110 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Texas Tech students is 1196. Applicants with SAT scores of 1260 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Texas Tech, while applicants with SAT scores between 1110 to 1260 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1110 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Texas Tech.

Texas Tech GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Texas Tech, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.62. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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