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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

Admitted 
70%
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 70%.  It ranks #0 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, 20,400 out of 29,131 applicants were admitted.

The school has challenging admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 42 percent (SAT 1070/1240 ACT 22/27). Texas Tech University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.63. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 32% 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. 59% of students submitted SAT scores and 40% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

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 prefers 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 average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. Texas Tech ranks #0 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. 59 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >82%
1155 to 1240 Avg + 70%-82%
1070 to 1155 Avg - 55%-70%
985 to 1070 Reach 39%-55%
Less than 985 Low <39%
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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 20
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Texas Tech University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
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 #0 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 40 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Texas Tech University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 >83%
24 to 27 Avg + 70%-83%
22 to 24 Avg - 58%-70%
20 to 22 Reach 46%-58%
Less than 20 Low <46%
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Texas Tech GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.63
Typical High School Grades 
B+

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

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Texas Tech. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Texas Tech University was 3.63 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #0 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 70% 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 5.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 31.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 39.8% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 16.5% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 4.6% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 2.6% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.5% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

51% 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 18.4%
Top 25% of class 51%
Top 50% of class 88%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Texas Tech University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 15,568 13,563 29,131
Accepted 10,743 9,657 20,400
Acceptance Rate 69% 71% 70%
Enrolled 3,303 3,219 6,522
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 33% 32%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
32

Applicants have 32 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are 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

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?

70% 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.