Texas Tech University Reviews

  • 103 Reviews
  • Lubbock (TX)
  • Annual Tuition: $19,040
86% of 103 students said this degree improved their career prospects
86% of 103 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Raider159
  • Reviewed: 5/14/2021
  • Degree: Teaching
"The good: The other students are fantastic to work with and there is a great community among the students here. The program is well regarded in the field, for now. The bad: Having assistants work over 40 hours a week and having faculty with inflated egos is pretty common in Ph.D. programs. This program takes toxicity to a whole new level though. The biggest problem is bigotry. I did not have a single class where the professor wasn't openly transphobic. Every single professor I had would complain about how they couldn't just use male or female anymore on research projects. I had a professor talk about his affinity for "Tex-Mex women". Another professor, the department head, would constantly make jokes about how men were better drivers than women when making examples in his statistics class. He would also search for specific examples in class that foreign students wouldn't understand, like using Magic 8 Balls, and single them out in class for not understanding them. Dishonesty and a lack of professionalism, both in academic work and in everyday life, is a huge problem here. My advisor routinely insulted me and others have had problems with their advisors sending them inappropriate emails. My advisor has also been caught in multiple lies. The department head goes out of his way to side with professors and tried to discourage me from speaking with the dean of students. It is not possible to change advisors in this program, so if you get an abusive advisor for your assistantship you are stuck with them. This department also routinely hires its own graduates as professors, and typically the professors who came from TTU are more toxic than those who go their degrees elsewhere."
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!"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/16/2020
  • Degree: Online Courses
"I've never left a review before, but this school has left such a bad impression on me just through the application process. If your admissions counselors and team don't have it together, I can only assume the rest of the school is a mess. Everything has been messed up from the get-go with my application for admission. Information entered incorrectly such as attending on-campus rather than being a distance student, among others. Then, I had to resend all of my transcripts twice (and pay twice), only for them to still claim they haven't received them. Upon being provided emails from the transcript companies that the PDF they sent had been received and downloaded, I was told, rudely, that "just because you got an email doesn't mean they received it." The girl who was my admissions counselor was so incredibly rude, she made me feel like I was bothering her to do her job. When checking in on how the process was going and if there was anything more I could do on my end, she once responding by starting out the email, "I don't know what to tell you, but we don't have them." In another email she said, "I guess I will need to go look for them because they are not here." Just unbelievably unprofessional. Even in the beginning, the counselor was sloppy and provided incorrect information that I had to constantly seek clarification for. Evening being processed and admitted to the school, the admissions process made it clear I want to stay far, far, far away from this place."
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."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 11/26/2019
  • Degree: Sociology
"You will be left to the buzzards if you are not from the suburbs of Dallas, Austin, or Houston. Academically they pick the few rippest fruits and leave the rest to wrought. There grad students/TA's here are overworked and barley see the light of day. While the social life here is out of this world AWESOME, the students, faculty, and staff can't relate to how hard it is to find a burger flipping job, let alone a "dream job", they assume you are either simply lazy or have a spotty background; overall they are completley oblivious and shetlered from harsher realities of life."
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."
Jean
  • 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."
Priscilla
  • 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."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2017
  • Degree: Agriculture
"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!"
Anonymous
  • 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."
greemm
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"Excellent university that has multiple opportunities for students"
Anonymous
  • 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."