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Last updated June, 2019

Academic information

Undergraduate level only 

Course information

Texas Tech University courses

Semester dates

Course load and minimum unit requirements

A full time course load is 12 credit hours of undergraduate courses per semester

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Accommodation and the cost of living


Housing information 

Estimated cost of living

Cost of Living

Student visa and insurance

Student Visas & Insurance information

U.S. Department of State

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The University, city and region

The University

Texas Tech University, often referred to as Texas Tech, Tech, or TTU, is a public research university in Lubbock, Texas. Established in 1923 it is the flagship institution of the four-institution Texas Tech University System. The university's student enrolment is the sixth-largest in the state of Texas.
The university offers degrees in more than 150 courses of study through 13 colleges and hosts 60 research centres and institutes. The Carnegie Foundation classifies Texas Tech as having "highest research activity". The Spanish Renaissance -themed campus, has been noted for possessing a public art collection among the ten best in the United States.

Texas Tech University

The city and region

Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas. The city is located in the northwestern part of the state, a region known historically and geographically as the Llano Estacado and ecologically is part of the southern end of the High Plains. The city is the economic centre of the Lubbock metropolitan area, has a population of approx. 320,000.

Lubbock's nickname, "Hub City", derives from it being the economic, education, and health care hub of the multicounty region, north of the Permian Basin, south of the Texas Panhandle, commonly called the South Plains. The area is the largest contiguous cotton-growing region in the world.

City of Lubbock

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Further information

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