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Colleges / Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate68%
Acceptance Rate68%

Texas Tech Admissions

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.

Texas Tech Admissions Stats at a Glance

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%
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 –– ––

Want to Apply Early to Texas Tech?

Texas Tech does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Texas Tech University Admissions

Transferring to Texas Tech University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Texas Tech

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

What's Most Important for Getting Into Texas Tech?

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.

Admissions Factors at Texas Tech

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.

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

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

Texas Tech 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Texas Tech?

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%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 3.3%
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.

About GPAs

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.

Standardized Test Scores

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.

What is a Good SAT Score for Texas Tech?

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.

What is a Good ACT Score for Texas Tech?

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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Texas Tech University

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

Texas Tech Admissions FAQs

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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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 68%. This means that the institution accepts 67 out of every 100 applicants.


Texas Tech Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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 - 1270


Math SAT Range

550 - 640


Reading SAT Range

560 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1270 and Above


1110 to 1270


1110 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

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.

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 3.76. 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.

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

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