If you are planning on applying to Texas Tech, the application fee costs $75.
Students who apply to Texas Tech for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.
Here's an overiew of some of Texas Tech's admissions stats.
|Texas Tech 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.8|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||24.5%|
|Mean SAT Score||1196|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||31%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||16%|
These are the application deadlines for Texas Tech University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Texas Tech does not offer early decision or early action.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Texas Tech has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.
Wondering what factors are considered by Texas Tech during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with Texas Tech for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Texas Tech, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Texas Tech'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|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Texas Tech have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.
Out of all students that were admitted, 100% submitted a class rank. At Texas Tech 24.5% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 53.8% were in the top 25% and 85% were in the top 50%.
At Texas Tech University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||37.6%|
|3.50 and 3.74||33%|
|3.25 and 3.49||15.2%|
|3.00 and 3.24||6.4%|
|2.50 and 2.9||4.1%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.4%|
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 directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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.
Texas Tech looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Texas Tech is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 31% of Texas Tech's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 16% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Texas Tech applicants, you should aim to score between 1110 and 1270 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Texas Tech 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1270 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 student is 1196.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Texas Tech students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Texas Tech students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 560 or higher.
To be most competitive at Texas Tech, 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'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 students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Texas Tech. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Texas Tech during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Texas Tech?
❌ Students who are admitted to Texas Tech 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 accept transfer credits?
✅ Texas Tech accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Texas Tech accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does Texas Tech accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Texas Tech accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Texas Tech?
❌ No, Texas Tech is test optional, so you can make the call whether to include your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Texas Tech's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Texas Tech is 68%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Texas Tech?
❌ Texas Tech does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Texas Tech? Texas Tech is a somewhat selective institution. The Texas Tech acceptance rate is 68%. This means that the institution accepts 67 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
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
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1270 and Above
1110 to 1270
1110 and Less
The median SAT score for Texas Tech students is 1196. Applicants with SAT scores of 1270 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Texas Tech, while applicants with SAT scores between 1110 to 1270 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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Texas Tech, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.76. 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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