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A new era of excellence has dawned at Texas Tech University as it stands with the nation’s premier research institutions. In 2016, Texas Tech achieved a Highest Research University designation from the prestigious Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Research and enrollment numbers are at record levels. Texas Tech’s total research expenditures are at record levels. Fall enrollment for 2015 eclipsed that of the previous fall with 35,859 students. Numbers like that cement Texas Tech’s commitment to attracting and retaining quality students. Quality students need a top-notch faculty. Texas Tech is home to a diverse, highly revered pool of educators. In 2013, ten faculty members were awarded grants from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, the most of any research university in the nation. Through the Fulbright program, educators are bestowed the opportunity to work side-by-side with researchers around the world promoting educational collaboration. Texas Tech also has four National Academy members at the Whitacre College of Engineering. This honor is considered one of the highest among professional engineers.

Living in the Red Raiders Community

Undergraduates, your journey begins here.

What does it mean to be a Red Raider? Coming to Texas Tech makes you part of a new family, a family who truly cares about you and your success. We want you to get off to the best possible start. The First Year Raider Experience is a collection of programs and services that can guide you through a successful first year. During Red Raider Orientation in the summer, you’ll register for your first classes, learn the spirit and traditions that we hold dear and meet new friends. Research tells us that involved students are successful students. There are more than 400 student organizations you can join and dozens of intramural sports to play. Living in a residence hall puts you in the middle of campus life and helps you to succeed in your coursework. Texas Tech is a safe campus with our own police department. The Student Wellness Center is a one-stop resource that combines the services of the Student Health Center and the Student Counseling Center. There is just about every kind of food available on campus at just about any time of day or night. A state-of-the art recreational center offers a multitude of fitness classes and exercise equipment. If sports are your thing, join the Red Raider faithful in backing our teams as they compete for Big 12 titles. Surrounding the campus is Lubbock, a city of about a quarter million people with top-notch shopping and entertainment options. Texas Tech gives you a quality education and so much more. You belong here.

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