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Study at Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University, or TTU, is a public, co-educational, research university located in Lubbock, Texas. It was established on February 10, 1923, and was originally known as the Texas Technological College. The campus of TTU is spread across an area of 1, 839 acres. It offers degrees in more than 150 courses of study and these courses are offered in over 10 colleges. The university also hosts more than 50 research centres and institutes. The athletics department of TTU fields many men's and women's sports teams that are members of the Big 12 Conference (South Division) and participate in Division I for all varsity sports. Their sports teams are known as the Red Raiders. The Lady Raiders women's basketball team won the women's national championship in 1993.

Profile of Texas Tech UniversityTexas Tech is in a medium-sized city, in Lubbock, TX. The school is classified as a public college. Students at Texas Tech earn degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

There are more programs of study at the school than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at Texas Tech include architecture and planning and family and social work.

Texas Tech Selectivity

The school does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 480 to 580 for students at Texas Tech. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 500 and 610.

Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at Texas Tech are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 28, 260 students (26, 029 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
Athletic teams at Texas Tech belong to the Big Twelve Conference for major sports. Texas Tech Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management1, 391business management, finance, marketing, accounting, business, fashion merchandising, international business, MIS, . . .
Liberal Arts958speech and rhetoric, history, interdisciplinary studies, English, political science, general studies, economics, Spanish language, . . .
Family and Social Work626family studies, child development, work and family studies, public administration, social work, food and nutrition, family and consumer science, family resource management, . . .
Engineering492mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, petroleum engineering, industrial engineering, chemical engineering, engineering, various engineering courses, . . .
Science325biology, chemistry, biochemistry, zoology, geology, microbiology, call and molecular biology, physics, . . .
Media323public relations, advertising, journalism, radio and television, photojournalism, mass communication
Therapy and Counselling258psychology, marriage and family therapy, educational psychology, Counselling psychology, clinical psychology, experimental psychology
Architecture and Planning247architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture
Education and Teaching238special ed, elementary school teaching, school Counselling, educational administration, instructional media design, agricultural teaching, secondary teaching, curriculum and instruction, . . .
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy234health and physical education, dietitian, athletic trainer
Agricultural Science and Management140agricultural economics, agriculture, agricultural journalism, agricultural management, food science
Hospitality130hotel management, hospitality management
Music70music performance, music, music theory and composition, conducting, music pedagogy, piano, musicology
Animal Science and Care69animal science
Mathematics65mathematics, statistics
Computer Science and Engineering62computer and info science, software engineering, computer engineering, computer networking
Engineering Technician49architectural engineering tech, electronics tech, mechanical engineering tech, engineering technology
Landscaping and Horticulture46applied horticulture, agronomy, range management, plant breeding, soil science, pest management
Drama and Performing Arts41drama, acting, theatre design, dance, playwriting and screenwriting, theatre arts management
Fine Arts39fine arts, art history and criticism
Design35fashion design, graphic design
Religion and Philosophy33philosophy
Conservation and Resource Management29wildlife management, conservation, fisheries sciences, land use planning
Art Studies18art studies, visual and performing arts
Medical Support and Technology0health service and sciences
Construction Trades0apparel and textiles
Contact: Texas TechTexas Tech University

Broadway and University Avenue

Lubbock, TX 79409-5005

General Phone: (806) 742-2011


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