Texas Tech University Reviews

  • 37 Reviews
  • Lubbock (TX)
  • Annual Tuition: $19,040
86% of 37 students said this degree improved their career prospects
76% of 37 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Tiffany D
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Texas Tech is a great place for an undergrad degree in Psychology, however I am having to attend another university to get my Masters in Counseling degree. Texas Tech is a very diverse university, on a wonderful campus in Lubbock Texas. It may be far away from most things, but you will never be lacking in activities to be involved in. Tech is also well known for its engineering degrees, business and law school."
Christian Jimenez
  • Reviewed: 7/13/2016
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"I truly felt that there were several moments when I was attending Texas Tech University where I was glad that I had decided to go with them over the multitude of other schools that accepted me. On the other end of that statement, there were several times where I was questioning if it was even worth staying at the college. I had several friends transfer out to other colleges, some dropped out due to their feelings of being unimportant in the eyes of the professors, and several friends who flourished and are currently on to either graduate programs or working in the public sector. Many teachers in the Biology and Chemistry departments are over qualified, and their knowledge is seemingly endless due to their previous education that has set them upon a pillar of research and tenure. This is both a good and bad thing, in that there are many times where the students will be questioning if they are already in Med School or something much worse. Not to mention the fact that tenure allows them to conduct their class however they might want, regardless of the quality of their teaching methods which can lead to unfortunate occurrences where some semesters are excessively difficult, while others are exponentially easier. However, at the end of the day their fountain of knowledge never seems to empty which for those who are willing to ask the question, much of the time they are met with a well informed answer. The degree itself is riddled with several classes that the student will find themselves wondering why they are forced to waste money on electives, but the electives themselves can be an amazing experience for those who are interested in taking classes that test the student. Alternatively most students will seek the biggest blow-off-class for an easy A+ to boost their own GPA. Some of these electives are considered a complete waste of time, but at the end of the day there are some that will give the student practical skills that they can apply to other classes and life experiences. Once I was finished with my degree I was expecting to go into the private sector and be done with classes until later, but once I graduated I found myself being unable to find a job, at least one where I could appropriately apply my knowledge obtained from the program. This program at it's core is for the students who wish to challenge themselves to better prepare themselves for graduate programs, such as med, pharmacy, optometry, dental, etc. If the student is looking to find a 30k/yr job, then this truly is a valuable program for you, but realistically there are much easier ways to obtain that salary than the work you will be putting forward in this program. That's not to say that this program is a bad fit for all who take it's path, but to say that degrees that would apply the same theories, except through processes like education, would find themselves better off in a different program. If however you are looking for a program that will ready you for graduate programs, this is an incredible opportunity. In entry level Biology classes, students find themselves immediately face to face with, in this reviewer's opinion, one of the greatest minds in the Biology department. Once you are through with his class, assuming you put a proper amount of work into his class, you will find yourself utilizing concepts and knowledge obtained through your first two semesters in his class to just about everything else you work on. Past that, a professor who almost won Nobel Prize for his work in PCR, a great mind from Berkley, and many other brilliant (and probably genius-level) intellectuals await your presence in their classes. The knowledge and hands on skills that you will receive are borderline invaluable if you're willing to put the work into it. If I were to do this all again, personally I would. I would have preferred to have more face-to-face/one-on-one time with the professors, but I believe that it's my own fault as many of the professors are willing to sit down with their students. Ultimately it's a very good university, and even though it's not TAMU or UT-Austin, it's a very admirable college to attend and should not be considered a lesser university by any stretch of the imagination."
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2015
  • Degree: Communications
  • Graduation Year: 2006
"Texas Tech University: I love my experience there. As much as the town itself is not terribly exciting the university culture and atmosphere makes Lubbock a nice, fun home. My education was excellent. I don't believe I ever took a class at Texas Tech that did not truly teach me and help me become who I am today. I was never just checking boxes to get a piece of paper. I had the time of my life in undergrad at TTU! University of North Texas: I got an applicable, inexpensive education. UNT was an excellent school for me because I made it that way but at times it was a battle. I loved some of my professors and they have made it possible for me to accomplish goals I didn't think were really possible. I was proud of attending a university that acted upon their philosophy such as living green... limited the carbon footprint of the university. UNT really does put their money where their mouth is."
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2015
  • Degree: Fine Arts
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Not what I expected, would have enjoyed a lot more from my college experience. Had no help finding something to help me get started after college."
  • Reviewed: 1/16/2015
  • Degree: Physics
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"The professors hate dealing with students. The grade you recieve is based solely on the professors personallity and how much they like you. Financial aid is a complete joke. They lie to get students to enroll, then drop every promise they made. The classes are either so easy a toddler could pass or so hard a PhD canidate could not pass, there is no in between. The advising department is as useless as can be. Nothing about this school is positive. they want your money but they do not want to provide the education."
  • Reviewed: 7/31/2014
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2008
"Great adviser, fairly good teaching because it wasn't a Tier One Research university like it is trying to become now. It will probably be going downhill when it does. Solid engineering programs that cater to the Oil & Gas industries and they hire well from there."
Steve Williams
  • Reviewed: 8/29/2013
  • Degree: Finance
  • Graduation Year: 1990
"I would recommend Texas Tech. It helped me understand that learning is a lifetime experience."