Texas Tech University: Narrative Description

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Lubbock, TX 79409
Tel: (806)742-2011
Admissions: (806)742-1480
Fax: (806)742-3055
Web Site: http://www.ttu.edu/


State-supported, university, coed. Part of Texas Tech University System. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1923. Setting: 1,839-acre urban campus. Endowment: $394.5 million. Research spending 2003-04: $40.2 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5879 per student. Total enrollment: 28,325. Faculty: 1,111 (1,027 full-time, 84 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 13,323 applied, 67% were admitted. 23% from top 10% of their high school class, 55% from top quarter, 87% from top half. 9 National Merit Scholars, 79 valedictorians. Full-time: 20,903 students, 46% women, 54% men. Part-time: 2,426 students, 40% women, 60% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 87 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 7% 25 or older, 22% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 82% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; home economics/vocational home economics; engineering/engineering technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at South Plains College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. State resident tuition: $3720 full-time, $124 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,460 full-time, $382 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $2128 full-time, $54 per credit hour part-time, $284. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, program, and reciprocity agreements. College room and board: $6421. College room only: $3631. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 459 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 10% of eligible men and 14% of eligible women are members. Major annual events: homecoming, Carol of Lights, Spirit of Sharing. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 6,354 college housing spaces available; 5,217 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Texas Tech Library plus 3 others with 2.4 million books, 222,858 microform titles, 30,823 serials, 85,969 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $13.9 million. 3,000 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Lubbock, with a population of nearly 200,000, is located on top of the caprock on the South Plains of Texas. Its climate is excellent, with over 3,550 hours of sunshine every year. Summers are dry and not extremely hot, while winters are dry and moderate (average rainfall is only 18 inches). An average annual temperature of 60 degrees coupled with the average noon humidity of 46 percent combine to make Lubbock comfortable year-round. The city lies 320 miles west of Dallas, and an equal distance 320 miles south east of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Several airlines and an interstate bus line serve the city, as well as four U.S. highways, including an interstate highway.

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