Texas Tech University Reviews

  • 98 Reviews
  • Lubbock (TX)
  • Annual Tuition: $24,122
86% of 98 students said this degree improved their career prospects
91% of 98 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Red raider
  • Reviewed: 2/21/2020
  • Degree: Information Systems
"Texas Tech is an amazing institution. It has word renowned faculty teaching some of the brightest students in the nation. It has generous scholarships, quality coursework and a tight-knit Red Raider community. Between the Honors College, Rawls College of Business and the Whitacre College of Engineering, Texas Tech offers some of the best programs taught by some of the most caring faculty. Guns up!"
Kelly Pedersen
  • Reviewed: 1/14/2020
  • Degree: Liberal Arts
"I think that the interdisciplinary studies degree plan from Texas Tech University was an amazing degree plan. I started as a biology major with a chemistry minor and switched my junior year to accommodate for pre-requisites that I may need for graduate programs that I may be interested. I love this degree plan so much because it allowed me to really hone in on learning how to be interdisciplinary. It forced me to think outside the box and to understand how to incorporate one field of study in to another. I feel that it truly prepared me for graduate school because it forced a lot more out of the box and conceptual thinking compared to the other programs that I was exposed to while attending Texas Tech during my undergrad career."
Michaela Charlton
  • Reviewed: 9/19/2019
  • Degree: Nutrition
"Texas Tech University has been an absolute dream for me. The professors truly care about their students and advisors go out of their way to calm your nerves when your schedule isn't adding up. Lubbock is an extremely well built college town. The residents of Lubbock are so concerned with creating job opportunities and helping students succeed in life. I cannot say enough positive things about TTU, I never want to leave!"
sherman armstrong
  • Reviewed: 6/17/2019
  • Degree: Environmental Science
"Felt like I didn't really learn anything useful, basically paid a bunch of money to do a bunch of busy work to get a degree that no one really cares about. I have a job now but it was hard finding one and I know a lot of people who had a really hard time finding one and a lot that are still looking over a year later. Tech used to be fun too but they made a bunch of lame ifc rules and stuff and tailgate rules that make it the lamest school around... its know for all the drinking not because people are doing so much fun stuff that involves drinking that they always are but because there is nothing else to do and everyone is so depressed thats just what they all do. Tech is a cheaper waste-of-money-school than most and has low admission expectations so the crowd is generally less affluent and its noticable. the classes are so worthless to go to, for 80of them you could knock them out in a week or two online easily. Everyone who goes there regrets going but they are too afraid to admit it hahaha like 25of my professors seemed like they even cared about what they taught I guess its hard to get interesting people out into the middle of nowhere to teach"
kristina cabral
  • Reviewed: 5/9/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"This college is great. Texas Tech provides great opportunities in academics as well as in community outreach. The professors will vary, admittedly, and I highly suggest researching professors before you sign up to take any courses. Being well informed is important in any college situation. Financial aid can be a pain, and none of the offices really go out of their way to help you figure out your financials outside of making sure you pay your tuition, but again being informed and on top of things will ensure you have no problems. I love this University, and while every institution has its advantages and disadvantages I believe Texas Tech is a great choice. Good luck in your future studies!"
Albert Lee
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2019
  • Degree: Agriculture
"I would not recommend this program. The main thing that I learned through my time here is that there are a lot of programs that schools offer that aren't necessary. In my field I truly feel that my degree is a disadvantage, and has prevented me from getting jobs. Texas Tech has a large presence in a small region. I live outside that region and everyone that I have ever interviewed with thought that Texas Tech was a 2 year technical school. This was a tremendous waste of time and money and I would have been much better off and happier if I hadn't got this degree."
  • Reviewed: 1/25/2019
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Pros and cons : The campus culture is great. I really enjoyed my time there. The instructors were always available if I needed anything. A con is I signed up to go study abroad which has to be done within a few months in advance and unfortunately my mother passed away and was not in the mood to go. I contacted those in charge of study abroad and explained the situation and I was told that I was still going to get charged the full amount regardless of if I went or not and then I asked if I could post pone the trip for the following semester and they said no and if I was really interested in going the following semester I would just have to pay all over again. This was really disappointing as it was an unforeseen event and I really think that its just really not worth it to study abroad with these rules. I probably could have taken a trip for about a month to the country of my choice for a lesser price than what Texas tech ended up putting me in a bind in."
Justina Danilowsk
  • Reviewed: 10/4/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"I really enjoyed my time at Texas Tech. I think my one regret is not coming here straight out of high school because I wish I was more involved with student programs. All my professors have been amazing, and I've been more than comfortable with all of them to ask for help! All the professors are really passionate about the subjects they teach."
Jennifer McElvaney
  • Reviewed: 4/17/2018
  • Degree: Business Administration
"The College of Business at Texas Tech University was an amazing place to receive my education. The professors were challenging as well as helpful. I was always able to make appointments and receive help from professors or assistants when I needed advice or tutoring. I loved living in Lubbock. I was able to find employment during school as well as when I graduated. The counseling center was a great help in my job search as I approached graduation. Tech was a great experience!"
Spencer Reddick
  • Reviewed: 1/6/2018
  • Degree: Architecture
"The college of architecture at Texas Tech University has it's pros and cons just like any university, some outweighing others. The pros being: they have a vast alumni network, lots of connections to the real world, plenty of opportunities to expand your knowledge while you are there, and they accept even people who are not the most academically inclined, but give them the opportunity to make something out of themselves while doing what you want to do. The college has a good work shop with an even better wood shop manager who can help you with anything as long as you know what you want. It has 3D printing, plastic molding, CNC machines, laser cutters, and so on. The cons are: A lower-class college notion it has, it often has a hard time finding the best faculty/professors and sometimes the funds for the college as a whole (not scholarships and financial aid) can be lack-lustered leaving you with out-of-date accommodations along with seemingly expensive other resources, such as: 3D printing, CNC machine, laser cutting, printing (lots of printing that adds up), plastic molding, and even a robotic arm that you cannot use unless you previously know how to use it or hire someone from computer science. Another, and probably the worst con of this college would be how dysfunctional it can be at times. The class times can be terrible, a lot of the classes are poorly planned or taught, and the organization between the faculty within the college is terrible. This is by far the biggest downfall of the college. With that being said it is not because the faculty members are not smart and well educated, almost all of them are. There are professors that graduated from Harvard, UT, Cornell, some have their PHD, it is just from what I can tell the college does not pressure the professors to communicate and organize between classes well at all which leads to a fragmented and sometimes contradicting information. The positive side to the faculty members is that most of them are quite involved in the school and the city as a whole considering Lubbock as of right now at the turn of 2018 has a population of around 250,000. There are members that run organizations within the city such as the First Friday Art Trail and Urbantech, others are part of some city committee or project happening in the city, others will seek out students for either assistance on projects or research purposes. I have helped multiple faculty members with research, presentations, and more, which in my opinion could elevate me other another person in the job field that graduated at a more recognized university. All you have to do to be involved is communicate with your professors, maybe ask about opportunities from other professors or within the college, and you should be able to find something that fits you and expands your knowledge and education outside of the classroom. Overall I would recommend this college to anyone who does not mind sacrificing their time, health, and life to the architecture gods and are is willing to cry with your classmates over projects and classes, but jump with joy and get blackout drunk on Friday or Saturday nights to celebrate what you have accomplished. You will be tested and pushed to your limits time and time again, but you will learn a ton from a college full of smart people who want to help you fulfill your potential."
Thomas Castro
  • Reviewed: 12/24/2017
  • Degree: Architecture
"Texas Tech University is a fantastic institution for higher education. Texas Tech's environment fosters intelligence in multiple ways, and forms individuals who are ready to enter their career fields and make positive contributions to society. The College of Architecture is no exception, and has lead me to various opportunities and experiences that I would have never imagined."
  • Reviewed: 11/21/2017
  • Degree: Hospitality Management
"Texas Tech is a great place for both traditional and non-traditional students. I got the college experience that I imagined and I made friends that will last a lifetime. Academically, I was able to finish my bachelor's degree in 3 years because of the support I received from my instructors and advisers. As a low-income student, I thought this school would be too expensive for me to attend but with several student loans it was manageable. My student loan debt is not ridiculously high, and I have been able to hold great professional careers after graduation. There are so many resources for students to succeed at this school, and I recommend to take advantage of those resources. The best years of my life were spent at this wonderful university, wreck em' Tech!!!"
Kendrick Ajayi
  • Reviewed: 10/31/2017
  • Degree: Finance
"Texas Tech University is a fantastic way to gain skills needed to succeed in the real world. The professors are fantastic and are invested in their students. The study abroad programs are unparalleled, especially with regards to the business school. I am currently in a fantastic graduate institution as a MS candidate at Columbia University, and I owe much of my success to my professors as well as the strong extracurricular programs Texas Tech University offers."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"I believe the education and experience from Texas Tech led me to pursue an excellent career. It opened many opportunities for me and I am grateful for my choice to attend Texas Tech."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"Excellent university that has multiple opportunities for students"
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Architecture
"Texas Tech was a great place to go to school. It might be in the middle of nowhere, but you'll never be short of things to do or great people surrounding you. From football games to intramural sports, you'll make some of the best friends of your life."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"Great level of teaching. Very satisfied and happy to study there"
Laura Rodriguez
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2017
  • Degree: Human Services
"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"!!"
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Business
"I honestly don't feel that my degree prepared me for the "real world" all that well. I also wish the career center had lived up to its name. However, The campus was fun, with lots of activities and ways to get involved."
  • Reviewed: 4/22/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"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!"