Texas Tech University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (26)
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the funds for the college as a whole (not scholarships and financial aid) can be lack-lustered leaving you with out-of-date accommodations along with seemingly expensive other resources, such as: 3D printing, CNC machine, laser cutting, printing (lots of printing that adds up),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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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!