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Texas, United States
Est. 1923Ranked among top 100 universities in US
Texas Tech University is a public research institution in the college town of Lubbock that was founded in 1923. Its setting is urban, and it offers a wide variety of graduate programs, including degrees through the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration, the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering and the School of Law.
*Average tuition fee is only an indicator of the estimate annual cost for Engineering courses at TTU Whitcre. Course specific tuition fee may vary and it's best to refer to the university's [official website]. An estimate of the average tuition fee at Texas Tech University in Indian Rupees is INR 11,36,000 as of 23 Oct 2019.
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Lubbock, the ‘Hub City’ of Texas is the largest contiguous cotton growing region in the world. Despite having a small-town feel to it, it also offers big-city delights. Lubbock is also known for having a low rent for commercial space and a cooperative government. It is the birthplace of rock and roll legend Buddy Holly and features a cultural center named after him. Depot District hosts a number of upbeat nightclubs, restaurants, theatres and other cultural attractions. The city also hosts an archaeological reserve, a few museums and award winning wineries.
Lubbock has a mild, semi-arid climate. On average, Lubbock receives 18.69 in (475 mm) of rain and 8.2 in (20.8 cm) of snow per year.
Summers in Lubbock are hot, with 78 days of 90 °F (32 °C)+ highs and 7.4 days of 100 °F (38 °C)+ highs, although due to the aridity and elevation, temperatures remain above 70 °F (21 °C) only on a few nights.
Winter days in Lubbock are typically sunny and relatively mild, but nights are cold, with temperatures usually dipping below freezing.
A Notable alumnus of Texas Tech University is Ed Whitacre, former chairman and CEO of both AT&T and General Motors and the namesake of the engineering school.
With a sprawling 1893-acre main campus in Lubbock, Texas houses the main academic university, law school, and medical school. The campus boasts of Spanish architecture with a large section of the campus listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Museum of Texas University is home to three million objects and specimens with a planetarium and research laboratory. The Northern side of the campus has a museum called National Ranching Heritage Center which is home to many historic things such as windmills, chuck-wagons, and a coal-burning locomotive.
TTU houses many libraries but two of the most substantial libraries on the Texas campus are Southwest Collections Library and the Vietnam Center and Archive (nation’s largest center exhibiting information on the Vietnam War). All in all, Texas Tech looks like a rich campus which emulates pride for their students.
There are various apartment-styleoptions, suite-style halls and dorms available for students at Texas Tech. Undergraduate students are supposed to live on campus until they have done 30 hours of coursework. Some of the most popular ones are Talkington, West Village, Carpenter/Wells, Murray, Gordon Halls (all boys, mostly engineering), Bledsoe (six residence halls, either all boys or all girls each), etc. One of the most preferred dorms is Murdough (all boys) and the least preferred are Coleman and Weymouth. Stangel and Chitwood are all-girls dorms. All residence halls at Texas Tech provide with study lounges, front desk help center, mailboxes, laundry room, small canteen area, small parking and bike racks. There are meal plans provided in each of the halls where the highest meal plans offer a 50% discount and the lowest offer 10% discount. On-campus housing costs about $4500 per semester.
With 1546 full-time faculty and 194 part-time, the faculty to student ratio is 22:1. One disadvantage definitely is that there is less one on one teaching with more auditorium style classes. Some of the classes may even have 100 students but that could be the price of being at a big school. You may require a prior appointment to meet with your academic advisor. At Texas Tech, the STEM courses have a lavish reign. Kinesiology and Mechanical engineering programs are the most popular. The school has also sent a dozen astronauts to NASA. Marketing is one of the most popular courses in its Business School program.
Students find the study here economical because of the varied scholarship opportunities available. They have a big hospitality department and diversified course works which increases the opportunities for part-time jobs. An average of 45% of students get one or other kind of scholarship and the average amount is of $4500.
The median earnings after graduation from Texas Tech could be in the range of $46000 to $55000 depending on the course and the profession. A mechanical engineer may fetch about $57000 while a lawyer may get $74000 and petroleum engineer (as precious as it can get) makes about $90000! On the management side, an operations manager may fetch about $60000. Overall, the placement data shows a 78% placement rate. By the graduation day, at least 45% of the students have a job in their hands, a lot of them settling in the cities such as Dallas, Houston, Lubbock, Austin and San Antonio. Some of the top employers are British Petroleum, Dell, IBM and Tyler Technologies.
TTU is an interesting contrast. While Lubbock as a city gives a mixed small-town-big-city feeling, while the huge campus with its own historic pride, and classes that can make you feel intimidated. But there’s always a lot to do and a friendly support system available at the stretch of your hand.
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