Texas Tech is on a 1,839-acre campus in the urban setting of Lubbock, Texas.
There are many activities and organizations for Texas Tech students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Texas Tech has fraternities and sororities.
Texas Tech has several thriving Society of Petroleum Engineers. In fact, more students participate in the Society of Petroleum Engineers than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Texas Tech include American Association of Drilling Engineers, American Medical Student Association, American Medical Women's Association and Pre-Nursing Association.
Texas Tech students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming, Carol of Lights and Arbor Day.
This table offers information on housing at Texas Tech.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||24.4%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||8,100|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||8,096|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||75.6%|
Texas Tech offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most Texas Tech students live off campus. In 2022, 24.4% of undergrads at Texas Tech lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 75.6% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Texas Tech. There are 8,100 spots available in on-campus housing for all 33,132 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 8,096 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 50% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Texas Tech offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Texas Tech 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 university, funding, and competition 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:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
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 campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Texas Tech 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 has TechAlert system, bike registration, crime prevention programs.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Texas Tech, take Interstate 27 to Lubbock, TX. If you need to fly, book your flight to Lubbock Preston Smith International airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Texas Tech's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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