Texas Tech Admission RequirementsLubbock, Texas
Chances of getting into Texas Tech University
How hard is it to get into Texas Tech and can I get accepted? The school has a 71% acceptance rate ranking it #39 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 17,280 out of 24,452 applicants were admitted making Texas Tech a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 42 percent. Texas Tech University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
Sponsored by Cappex
Find out which students are getting accepted at Texas Tech, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.Calculate My Chances
Texas Tech SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT59%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1070|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||620|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1240|
|Average SAT Score||1160|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Texas Tech University?
Texas Tech University typically requires applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #21 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. 59 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1240 and Above||Good||>81%|
|1155 to 1240||Avg +||71%-81%|
|1070 to 1155||Avg -||59%-71%|
|985 to 1070||Reach||46%-59%|
|Less than 985||Low||<46%|
Texas Tech ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT40%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||27|
|Average ACT Score||24|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Texas Tech?
Admission data indicates that Texas Tech regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #19 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 40 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Texas Tech University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|27 and Above||Good||>82%|
|24 to 27||Avg +||71%-82%|
|22 to 24||Avg -||62%-71%|
|20 to 22||Reach||51%-62%|
|Less than 20||Low||<51%|
Avg. High School GPA3.49*
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need above average high school grades to get into Texas Tech University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Texas Tech University was 3.49 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #25 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Texas Tech accepts 71% of students who apply.
55% of Texas Tech University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||22%|
|Top 25% of class||55%|
|Top 50% of class||86%|
|Bottom 50% of class||14%|
|Bottom 25% of class||3%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||35%||37%||36%|
Applications are DueAug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply64
Applicants have 64 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Texas Tech before the Aug 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Jun 6||Jul 15|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Jun 13||Jun 23|
|Jul 18||Jul 28|
What are the requirements for admission to Texas Tech University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=229115 IPEDS survey data for Texas Tech University.
Frequently Asked Questions
59% of students submit their SAT scores to Texas Tech. 40% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
71% of those who apply are granted admission to Texas Tech. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1240. 59% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.