Texas Tech University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (22)
I would highly recommend any transfer student looking to finish getting their Bachelors degree to literarily goto any other university. I transferred in because my husband had a job change and so we had to move to West Texas. I wish I had just stayed in Houston and gone to to UH or moved to Austin and gone to UT or wish I had literarily done everything but come to this school. They basically told me my two year degree was null and void and are making me retake three years of school. When I graduate I will have over 168 credits and thats without a minor. This school is a money hungry, hustling machine. They tried to explain not all my courses transferred in and thats why I just wasn't meeting the requirements. Except that only one class did not transfer in....one.... so 59 credits did transfer in. I've already completed 34 credits and they are forcing me to take another 70++ credits. That was of course after the advisor told me she thought I could finish school in under two years... yeah I can but I will need to take 38 credits for two years to do so. So my life is basically being 100% sacrificed to this school, just so I can get a decent job when I graduate ((maybe)). I'm an older student so I understand I wont be making a ton of friends or having a party life here. I'm okay with that! I'm not okay with the fact that the majority of students on property are rude, snobby, very religious. I think its incredibly inappropriate to approach anyone on a college campus and try to covert them to any religion but they do that here. Psycho church going, old men panhandle bibles on the property, and the college doesn't control it at all, so bibles are basically being thrown at your face. I get the whole free speech thing but if you aren't a student and you're setting up religious camp on a college campus maybe the college should do something about that. I had a group of what appeared to be sorority girls practically run me over to get into a building. Matter of fact students will constantly push their way past you. I saw a student shoulder bump a professor walking through campus and not even look back to see if she was alright. I would say some of the professors are helpful, others wouldn't know how to properly communicate instructions on assignments if the assignment bit them on their @$$. Students are constantly complaining, openly and during class, that the work is so hard or too much. Like why are you going to college then? So not the brightest or most ambitious group of kids here. And honestly the community colleges I attended previously the students appeared to be far more motivated than they are here. So many lazy, entitled students here. I've been in classes where people are cheating on exams and getting caught, which strangely never happened during the classes I took at community college, but here its happening on the regular. I had someone inappropriately try to touch me on a bus and reported the situation to campus police who told me I should have defended myself and I should continue to ride the bus next to the pervert and if it happened again they might be able to do something. They do NOT take college IDs for the buses that go off of campus and essentially let anyone ride on them. I find this to be a recipe for disaster. I wonder how many sexual assaults actually happen on this campus or how many creeps ride the bus???? Parking and walking.... I hope you have some Nikes because 90% of your journey through this school will literarily be walking 15mins from the parking lot to one class to another class and etc and thats if you get to actually park on campus. They care more about their football here than they do about academics hands down. They threaten to tow students on game day because their parking situation is inefficient. Traffic during game days is a nightmare for anyone taking night classes and needs to get to certain parking area. I hope I can save someone the trouble or headache of transferring to this school and making the mistakes I have. I let this school control my life and my time and my money. So if you're a transfer student.... don't walk from this school RUN!
Standing in front of my mail box ripping open a Texas Tech University letter and discovering I was now invited to become a Red Raider was one of the best days of my life. Little did I know how this learning institution would shape me and how much I would grow into the person I am now. I was a fall transfer student starting my sophomore year and being a transfer student can be intimidating. Texas Tech provided me with resources to help me exceed in my academic career and with the amazing campus life I soon made life long friends, Texas Tech made Lubbock my second home. After competing my bachelors degree in Human Development the economy shifted and the career I had intended on perusing was no longer an option, but with the education and resources Texas Tech had equipped me with I soon found a career in sales and marketing. This was not the career I expected or planned for but have excelled in. After graduating almost ten years ago I still lean on the experiences and education I gained from attending Texas Tech University. I encourage anyone who is interested in a diverse, well rounded education and to feel apart of a family you look to Texas Tech University. And as always "Wreck 'em"!!
Very good school. I have absolutely no complaints! I graduated in 2007, and it prepared me adequately for a rigorous doctoral program starting in 2015. Excellent faculty and staff. The campus environment is unlike many places in the U.S. and the sense of school unity is awesome!
Texas Tech University was my top choice for my undergraduate degree and it did not disappoint. It is a Tier One university and you get a lot for what you pay. My classes were small and there was close attention given to all students. Unfortunately, I believe I was caught up in a kind-of transition period for my major, hence the less than five star rating. However, I loved attending school here and I think the journalism program is definitely on an upswing and is improving quickly. I would highly recommend getting involved with organizations in your major to help with experience and networking, because it absolutely paid off for me in the end.
Texas Tech University has a very rigorous program for architecture! The Architecture building on campus never sleeps, which is why it is called the "Lighthouse" throughout campus. This design-based program aligns with practicality, allowing the students to strengthen different aspects of their skill set, and be prepared once they enter the work field.
At Texas Tech University, most of the faculty want the students to succeed. As a psychology major who wanted to go to graduate school to pursue further study, I needed research experience. The only reason I knew this was because several professors were very vocal about what students should be doing to pursue our goals. Professors were very helpful; two of them reached out to me to offer me places in their research teams. Even if professors do not to go to that extent for all of their students, they are all very available via email or office hours. Not only are the professors at Texas Tech helpful and available; they are diverse. The variety of teaching styles really familiarized me to all of the different approaches of learning, and helped me get a better grasp on the material. In the English department, some of the classes are discussion-based; in others, the professor and the students read the material together in class; and in others, there are lectures every class. The psychology department is the same way. Students are expected to adjust to every professor's particular style; but if they need help, that professor is easily available. There are so many ways to get involved at Texas Tech. There are over seven hundred student organizations the last time I checked. There are dozens of research teams to join. In the English department, students can get published in Texas Tech's annual literary journal. No matter what someone's hobbies, culture, or goals are, there are others like them at Texas Tech who are willing to accept them with open arms. The feeling of cohesion and unity at football games is something I have never felt before. Students at Tech are overwhelmingly friendly, and one can always find a community there. Texas Tech University is an excellent school and I had a wonderful four years there. I feel prepared for graduate school, which will begin Fall 2017 for me, because of my experience at Texas Tech. I would recommend it to anyone!
From here, things are possible! Initially before coming to Texas Tech, I thought that this was a school that accepted those students that were not good enough for UT or TAMU. I was so wrong with this assumption. Texas Tech University is home to some of the finest faculty that give the students the tools needed to succeed. So many study resources are available through this school and all students are uplifting and ready to embrace you into their study groups to ensure that higher education is fostered.
Texas Tech had a huge impact on my life and really impacted my future. The college of education challenged me and really made me become a great teacher. Every professor I had, encouraged me, and pushed me to my fullest potential. I strongly recommend Texas Tech to anybody who wants to become a teacher. We had two years of student teaching, which gave me more experience than I could imagine. I feel incredibly prepared because of how much Tech, my site coordinators, and mentor teachers pushed me, and really drove me to become the teacher I am today.
Texas Tech provides an excellent quality of instruction in some of its courses and lacks in quality of instruction in other classes. The classes I have taken in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Civil engineering have had the best quality of instruction while the classes I have taken in Mechanical Engineering have had the worst quality of instruction. My degree program, Petroleum Engineering, has greatly varied in its quality of instruction. Some professors have been excellent and some have lacked in their teaching ability. Overall the program is disorganized in its expectations and does not always promote the best environment for success. While attending this program a student must be able to teach themselves almost all the information they need to learn. This program has taught me personally to be self disciplined and to learn and complete all tasks on my own. For that I am thankful, because those skills are invaluable and can be used to accomplish any goals that someone may have in life.
Texas Tech University offered a unique program that allowed me to take classes online and on campus. This was exceptionally helpful in obtaining my degree with two small kids at home. Nothing has prepared me for my future, better than Texas Tech University! I recommend Tech to any person that wishes to better their lives in a great atmosphere that is will to work with you.