Texas Tech University
University Info | College of Engineering Info | Exchange Student Info
Founded in 1923, Texas Tech is located on the South Plains of West Texas and carries the distinction of being the largest comprehensive higher education institution in the western two-thirds of the state of Texas.
Texas Tech University prides itself on being a major comprehensive research university that retains the sense of a smaller liberal arts institution. Although enrollment is over 30,000, Texas Tech students boast of one-on-one interaction with top faculty and an environment that stresses student accomplishment above all else. We're large enough to provide the best in facilities and academics, but small enough to focus on YOU. We are committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world.
Texas Tech students come from every county in Texas, all 50 states and more than 90 foreign countries. Tech offers 150 undergraduate degree programs through 11 academic colleges, a graduate school and a school of law. We offer more than 100 master’s degree programs and over 50 doctoral degree programs.
Terms of Exchange
- Undergraduate students: Accepted
- Graduate students: Accepted
- Computer Science majors: Accepted
English Proficiency Requirements
Please submit proof of your English language proficiency. For example, TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English Language, or a statement from your university verifying your language capabilities in English are sufficient enough to attend courses taught in English. The minimum scores for tests are below.
- TOEFL iBT – 79
- IELTS – 6.5
- PTE – 60
- Cambridge CPE – C
- Cambridge CAE – B
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Academic Calendar | Semester Dates (including exam period)
- Fall: end of August to mid-December
- Spring: mid-January to mid-May
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science
- Construction Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
Engineering Degrees | Course Descriptions | Schedule of Classes
Workload per Semester
12 - 16 credit hours
Additional Application Materials
Students nominated by IIE to TTU must also complete TTU’s on-line application and submit additional materials.
Students will receive their acceptance packet between 2-3 weeks after all the application documentation has been received.
On-campus housing is available to exchange students. The majority of exchange students choose to live in Coleman Hall as it houses the Global TECHsans Learning Community (international students) as well as domestic students. If you do decide to live on campus, it is important that you register as quickly as you can.
Students can also choose to live in off-campus housing. There are numerous apartment complexes near Texas Tech University to choose from. The majority of the apartments close to campus are included in the bus route that takes students to and from campus each day.
Estimated Cost of Living
Cost of Attendance
Food/meals – $1,000/semester
Housing – Varies depending on living quarters $500-900 per month
Local transportation – Bus route to/from campus included in student fees
Academic expenses (e.g. books, stationery) – $500 - $1000/semester
Personal expenses – $600 per term and $200 in entertainment per month
This with more and/or updated information will be given to the student once they have been accepted to attend TTU.
Office Responsible for International Exchange Students
Study Abroad Office | email@example.com
Founded by a Texas Ranger in 1876, the area known today as Lubbock, Texas, is home to more than 229,000 residents and is the center of the South Plains region. Although Lubbock still maintains an atmosphere of small-town hospitality and West Texas charm, it also offers big-city delights.
Lubbock is located in West Texas. The city is surrounded by five major Texas highways giving the appearance of a hub on a wagon wheel, hence the nickname “Hub City.”
Time Zone: Central Standard Time
Elevation: 3,241 ft.
July Average Temperature: 80.1° F
January Average Temperature: 39.2° F
Average Annual Snowfall: 10.3 in.
Average Annual Precipitation: 18.0 in.
Annual Days of Sunshine: 263 days