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Texas Tech University Student Life

Texas Tech University is on a 1,839-acre campus in an urban setting in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Texas Tech University also has fraternities and sororities.

Texas Tech University has a thriving Society of Petroleum Engineers. In fact, more students participate in Society of Petroleum Engineers than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Texas Tech University include Hispanic Student Society, Pre-Nursing Association, Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma and Catholic Student Association.

Texas Tech University students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming, Carol of Lights and Arbor Day.

Texas Tech University Housing

Texas Tech University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most Texas Tech University students live off campus. In 2021, 22.5% of undergrads at Texas Tech University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 77.5% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Texas Tech University. There are 7,997 spots available in on-campus housing for all 33,269 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 7,342 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 23% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Texas Tech University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Texas Tech University Athletics

At Texas Tech University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Texas Tech University:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Golf NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Safety at Texas Tech University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Texas Tech University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Texas Tech University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Texas Tech University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Texas Tech University has TechAlert system, bike registration, crime prevention programs.

Plan a Visit to Texas Tech University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Texas Tech University, take Interstate 27 to Lubbock, TX. If you need to fly, book your flight to Lubbock Preston Smith International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Texas you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Texas Tech University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Texas Tech University Students

49%

Women

51%

Men

87%

Full Time

13%

Part Time

94%

In State

6%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

54%

29%

6%

4%

3%

2%

1%

0.34%

0.08%

Undergraduate Students

33,269

Graduate Students

7,053

Non-Resident / International Students

774

Texas Tech University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

40,322

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

70%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$11,852

Out-of-State

$24,092

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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