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  • Locations: Lubbock, TX, United States;
  • Program Terms: Semester A (&AY), Semester B (US Spr)
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Fact Sheet:
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Click here for a definition of this term Disciplines Available (engineering or related field): Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Construction, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical, Petroleum Click here for a definition of this term Graduate Students Accepted?: Yes
Program Description:

Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX

University Info   |   College of Engineering Info   |   Exchange Student Info

Fast Facts

Texas Tech University

  • is the 2nd largest contiguous campus in the United States.
  • is among 115 universities and colleges in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education’s “Highest Research Activity” category.
  • is home to the Red Raiders as a member of the Big 12 Conference and competes in 17 varsity sports, including nine women’s and eight men’s programs.
  • The average attendance at the Red Raider’s Football games is 58,000 people and is watched from all over the world.
  • graduates have governed three of the fifty states, flown space missions, won Olympic Gold Medals, served as ambassadors to foreign countries, acted on Broadway stages, won Pulitzer Prizes, been educators at prestigious universities, and even performed heart surgery on late night television hosts.


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

Study Level

  • Undergraduate students: Accepted
  • Graduate students: Accepted
  • Computer Science majors: Accepted

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must have the equivalent of a 2.50 GPA if pursuing undergraduate courses in the following disciplines:
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil, Environmental, Construction Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering
  • Students must have a 3.0 GPA if pursuing undergraduate courses in the following discipline:
    • Mechanical Engineering
  • Students must have a 3.4 GPA if pursuing undergraduate courses in the following discipline:
    • Petroleum Engineering
  • Graduate students must have a 3.0 GPA.

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

Study Period

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

Academic Information

Disciplines Available

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering

Restricted Disciplines and Courses

  • Law School
  • Health Science(s) School(s)

Course Contents

Engineering Degrees   |   Course Descriptions   |   Schedule of Classes

Enrollment Requirements & Workload per Semester

  • Students must take at least 50% of their courses in the Whitacre College of Engineering.
  • Undergraduate students must take 12 credit hours while graduate students must take 9 credit hours.

Additional Application Materials

Students nominated by IIE to TTU must also complete TTU’s on-line application and submit additional materials.

Recommendation letter from professor or academic staff:

  • Required

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   |

City Info

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

Climate: Semi-arid

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

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