Texas Tech University (TTU)

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Texas Tech University can be found in Lubbock, TX, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Texas Tech University enrolls approximately thirty nine thousand students annually.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores between 1070 (25th percentile) - 1260 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 22 (25th percentile) - 27 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants that get into this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the TTU average GPA ranges from 3.23 to 3.45 for accepted students. 69% of all students that apply are admitted to Texas Tech University, from which 35 percent choose to attend. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected TTU acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 64%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at depts.ttu.edu.

Overall TTU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Texas Tech University was reported as 68.9% in Fall 2020 with over 25,400 college applications submitted to TTU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • TTU ACT Scores: 22 - 27
  • TTU Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Texas Tech University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Texas Tech University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Texas Tech University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 62.6%
  • 2017-2018: 69.2%
  • 2018-2019: 70.7%
  • 2019-2020: 68.9%
  • Projected TTU Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 63.9%

How Does TTU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Texas Tech University is twenty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Angelo State University76.6%
Tarleton State University55.8%
Texas Christian University47.2%
University of North Texas73.6%
Texas Woman's University93.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to TTU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 630
Math530 - 630
Total Score1070 - 1260
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 26
Math20 - 26
Composite Score22 - 27
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