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#4 Best Public Universities in Texas

Texas Tech Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Texas Tech University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
68%
Admission Difficulty for Texas Tech University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Challenging 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Texas Tech and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Texas Tech is 68%.  It ranks #29 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Texas Tech is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 22,908 out of 33,756 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 36 percent on standardized admission tests. Texas Tech University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.76. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Texas Tech application fee is $75 and applications are due by Jan 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Texas Tech University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 31% of students submitted SAT scores and 16% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Texas Tech SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1110-1280
Applicants Submitting SAT 
31%
SAT Scores for Texas Tech University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for Texas Tech University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1280
Average SAT Score 1200

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Texas Tech University?

Texas Tech University is a test optional school meaning applicants are not required to submit SAT scores with their application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required".

Students who get into Texas Tech University score in the top 39 percent of all SAT test takers.. The SAT composite score range for the middle 50% of students is 1110-1280.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Texas Tech University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1280 and Above Good >80%
1195 to 1280 Avg + 68%-80%
1110 to 1195 Avg - 53%-68%
1025 to 1110 Reach 37%-53%
Less than 1025 Low <37%
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Texas Tech ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
23-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
16%
ACT Scores for Texas Tech University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Texas Tech University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Texas Tech?

Texas Tech University is test optional. Students are not required to submit ACT scores with their application. The policy on ACT scores is "considered but not required".

Texas Tech regularly accepts students who score 23 and above on the ACT. These students typically score in the top 32 percent nationally. The ACT composite score range for the middle 50% of students is 23-28.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Texas Tech University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
28 and Above Good >82%
25 to 28 Avg + 68%-82%
23 to 25 Avg - 56%-68%
21 to 23 Reach 43%-56%
Less than 21 Low <43%
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Texas Tech GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.76
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Texas Tech University?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Texas Tech. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Texas Tech University was 3.76 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 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 68% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Texas Tech University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 3.3% Good
3.75 to 3.99 37.6% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 33.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 15.2% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 6.4% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 4.1% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.4% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

High School Class Rank

53.8% of Texas Tech University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Texas Tech University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 24.5%
Top 25% of class 53.8%
Top 50% of class 85%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Texas Tech University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 18,078 15,678 33,756
Accepted 12,575 10,333 22,908
Acceptance Rate 70% 66% 68%
Enrolled 3,478 3,151 6,629
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 30% 29%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Fall 2023 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2023 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Texas Tech University is $75.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Texas Tech University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Texas Tech University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Texas Tech University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=229115 IPEDS survey data for Texas Tech University.

FAQs

Does Texas Tech University prefer SAT or ACT?

31% of students submit their SAT scores to Texas Tech. 16% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Texas Tech University?

68% 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.

What SAT score is required for Texas Tech University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1110 and 1280. 31% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Texas Tech University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 28. 16% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.