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#5 Best Public Universities in Texas

Texas Tech Admission Requirements

Lubbock, Texas

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Chances of getting into Texas Tech University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
70.7%
Admission Difficulty for Texas Tech University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow
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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.

Texas Tech SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT
59%
SAT Scores for Texas Tech University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for Texas Tech University
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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Texas Tech University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Texas Tech ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
40%
ACT Scores for Texas Tech University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Texas Tech University
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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Texas Tech University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Texas Tech GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.49*
Typical High School Grades
B+

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

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Texas Tech. 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.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.49 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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High School Class Rank

55% 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 22%
Top 25% of class 55%
Top 50% of class 86%
Bottom 50% of class 14%
Bottom 25% of class 3%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Texas Tech University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 12,541 11,911 24,452
Accepted 8,831 8,449 17,280
Acceptance Rate 70% 71% 71%
Enrolled 3,083 3,088 6,171
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 37% 36%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
52

Applicants have 52 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

Texas Tech University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
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

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?

59% of students submit their SAT scores to Texas Tech. 40% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Texas Tech University?

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.

What SAT score is required for Texas Tech University?

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.

What ACT score is required for Texas Tech University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 27. 40% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.