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Last updated June, 2019
Undergraduate level only
- Academic year: September - June
- Fall semester: September - December
- Spring semester: January - May
- Texas Tech semester dates
Course load and minimum unit requirements
A full time course load is 12 credit hours of undergraduate courses per semester
Accommodation and the cost of living
Estimated cost of living
Student visa and insurance
The University, city and region
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.
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.
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