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 two thousand students annually.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores between 1480 (25th percentile) - 1770 (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 3.13 to 3.45 for accepted students. 66% of all students that apply are admitted to Texas Tech University, from which 38 percent choose to attend. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected TTU acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 67%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.ttu.edu.

Overall TTU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Texas Tech University was reported as 66.3% in Fall 2013 with over 19,200 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 SAT Scores: 1480 - 1770
  • TTU ACT Scores: 22 - 27
  • TTU Average GPA: 3.13 - 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Texas Tech University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 67.8%
  • 2010-2011: 71.7%
  • 2011-2012: 66.3%
  • 2012-2013: 64.3%
  • 2013-2014: 66.3%
  • Projected TTU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 66.5%

How Does TTU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Texas Tech University is nineteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Tarleton State University56.8%
University of North Texas59.7%
Texas Woman's University86.0%
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus80.4%
The University of Texas at Arlington60.0%

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 Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to TTU (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 590
Math520 - 620
Writing470 - 560
Total Score1480 - 1770
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 26
Math22 - 27
Composite Score22 - 27
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