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One of the best things about tech is that its just such a beautiful campus. The buildings are really pretty and its a great place to take pictures if you ever needed any with a old fashion style. The only thing id change is that since it is such a big campus we really need more buses to help get people to class faster. Other than that it is a nice size. Usually people are pretty interested when i tell them i go to texas tech, especially older people because when they were in college tech was known as a huge party school so they want to know what parties are like now and how the teachers are. well truth is, tech likes to party. there is rarely a weekend that there isnt a party going on but for most people its not a problem with school work and staying focuses. most people learn fast they dont want to be in college for 7 years so they dont get too out of control. it is a college town i mean there isnt much else in lubbock but tech, thats what attracts people. you cant beat everyone in town going to a football game on saturday or it being the highlight of every news channel. sometimes you forget its an actual town and there are high schools and elementaries! Techs administration is pretty good though ive never had a problem with getting in contact with someone if i ever had a question about classes or grades. they are really helpful and really do want to know your opinion about the professors they hire. there is definitely a lot of school pride, you dont want to drive through lubbock with a longhorn sign or aggie tshirt on because you will get thrown out of lubbock! even the tech alumni that still live here whether they are 30 or 80 will get onto people wearing anything other than tech. its pretty awesome! so far my experiences at tech have been great. its a lot of fun and people live for football and basketball season around here! there are a lot of good organizations and programs here to fit just about everyones interests, rarely have i ever hearrd anyone complain about anything to do with tech, except the police that think they are the toughest people around, but other than that its a great college!
Tech is an amazing school. I don't think there's a single one of my friends at Tech that, if possible, would go back to senior year in high school and change their choice of university. We have a beautiful campus, and it's continuously being added on to or upgraded. If I could change one thing, it would be the amount of school pride among Tech students. We always have good attendance at sporting events, but I wish it would be GREAT attendance. Speaking of, I love the size of our school. It's big enough to meet someone new everyday, but it's small enough to where your professors know your name (if you take the time to introduce yourself). It's also one of the biggest consecutive campuses, so you're able to walk to all our classes (hence the "consecutive" part) but large enough to get you a little exercise (hence the "big" part). It's also a ton of fun, because Lubbock is definitely a college town. The town is very happy to have Tech a part of it, and the town gets just as involved with football tailgating and school events as the students. Some people (that obviously don't go to Tech) complain that "Tech is in the middle of nowhere." But more than likely, those people go to SMU or TCU and their student population spends every weekend driving to "the middle of nowhere" to hang out with us. Our student body generally spends most weekends here, because for such a "small town in the middle of nowhere" we have a LOT going on.
When I tell someone I go to Tech the usual reaction is a comment about how flat Lubbock is or that the campus is in the middle of nowhere. Lubbock really is flat and there really isnÕt a whole lot besides the campus around but thatÕs the fun of it. Everyone supports Tech and it is such a college town because most people you see are students themselves. The campus is really big but with all the architecture and sculptures around it makes it a pretty sight to look at. The best thing about Tech is the people and the school spirit. The people are so friendly and down to earth. There is a ton of that "Red Raider pride" amongst students and alums. Before every home game the Saddle Tramps wrap the Will Rodgers statue (right in front of campus) with red streamers and wrap studentÕs cars that are parked around campus. It gets us fired up for the games. Greek life is HUGE. IÕm a Tri-Delta and can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I made by choosing to join a sorority. You interact with so many different groups of people and are always in the know about the events going on around campus. I know guys who say the same thing about joining a fraternity. The major issue I hear people complain about is the weather in Lubbock. One day it can be clear and sunny, next day there could be around 30 mile per hour winds, and the day after that thereÕs snow on the ground. It is very unpredictable. There are no drains in Lubbock so when it rains, it floods. Everyone planning on coming to Tech should invest in some rain boots. Also because Lubbock is so flat there are a lot of dust storms, sometimes it gets so bad that the skies look red. The grossest thing is the smell at times. ThereÕs a slaughter house on the outskirts of campus somewhere and every month or so they have to do what they do with all the cows and the stench is literally unbearable for about two days. On a positive note, the summers are beautiful. Many students stay for summer sessions or just relax in Lubbock to stay near their friends. IÕve been here for three years and have stayed every summer for both sessions just taking a class or two and it is always a blast. I spend most of my time on campus in the SUB (Student Union Building) when IÕm not in the Mass Communications building doing classes. The SUB has the cafeteria (which has a large array of restaurants and food to choose from, a Starbucks, a Barnes and Noble, electronic shops, and other small stores. There are also lounge areas to hang out if you have some extra time in between classes and donÕt want to get off campus.
I believe Texas Tech is a great university and has many great opportunities for students that come here. I have never had any problems with administration or faculty and have formed a great relationship with many of them as well. I would not call Lubbock a college town, but it is a great size for Tech to be a big priority in the community. I would like to see some of the sportsmanship at sporting events change. The words to the fight song have been altered and it has begun to spread. this is one big issue that I would like to see get resolved, however I know it is not an easy process.
The best thing about Texas Tech is its people and the students that create the atmosphere. Given the opportunity, I would change the way business is handled in regards to authority. I think the old way of running the campus are outdated and require a major change, but that is hard to see with the naked eye and does not directly affect the general students. I believe that Tech is just right in terms of size and if it were to be a little bigger, I would have no complaints. When I mention to people that I am a Red Raider, some take it as a negative thing, usually UT or A&M students, but others ask questions about my university. I realize now that as a university we are becoming more well known, but in the mean time other people are more inquistive about us. I spend most of my time at the recreation center or in my room on campus, simply because I work where I live. I am there for my residents and attempt to be as close in proximity as possible just in case I am needed. Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas is definitely a college town and personally I do not see it as anything else. I cannot imagine living here without attending or working at the university. As far as the Administration of Texas Tech, i believe that some have done a great job and others need to clean up their act, take a chance and stand up for what they believe in rather than selling themselves short of what authority tells them. Of course, that may be a particular situation, but I think that new ideas within departments is not such a bad or evil concept. The biggest controversy on campus was Bobby Knight leaving his career to his son, but after the win against number 5 Texas, there has been no controversy. Also, there was the controversy over messing with the fight song and although that has not ben solved, the studnet body needs to understand that it is disrespectful to say f*** in something that belongs to all of us. It is not funny nor make u a better person, so please do not join in. Is there a lot of school pride? A lot is an understatement of the school pride at Tech. Football games are the most spirited with the most in attemdance, but over all there is school pride in everything we do. No, this is not a cult and I do not, have not ever felt so overwhelmed with pride that it took over my life, but I am proud to wear the logo and support the school that has furthered my education. So far, Tech is the only school that includes a sports package to every student. Meaning that you get into every HOME game for free! The alumni have threatened to take that privilege away if we refuse to sing the fight song correctly. Other schools make students buy individual tickets or only allow them to go to a certain number of games, while Tech students are able to attend them all. There are two experiences that I will never forget, one being my position as a Community Advisor, and the other being Gospel Choir. I enjoy working with residents and being that "go-to" person. Gospel choir has introduced me to amazing spiritual people that have motivated me to be a better person in faith. As far as complaints are concerned, some students have a problem with community bathrooms, but personally I think they are one of the best things simply because they are cleaned daily and it is nice to always have hot water. Students also complain about math and sciences classes because of professors that cannot speak english, but we do what we have to do.
Texas Tech is really working on expanding and growing. We are currently at 28,000 students and our Chancellor has a goal of reaching 40,000 students by 2020. That means we are building newer and more high-tech facilities. We are bringing in some national and world renowned professors and bringing in better programs and development more opportunities for our students. Tech is growing and working to make a difference. The people at Tech are some of the nicest most down-to-Earth people you will ever find. As an Asian from southern California coming to Tech was one of the scariest and most exhilarating experiences. Without a doubt I stood out like a single long stem red rose in the dead of a New York winter. But I fit in and found some of my very best friends. These people, I know, will be in my life forever. Though lacking in ethnic diversity, the school compensates in many other ways. We have diverse extra-curricular activities from chess club to habitat for humanity or Greek life we have it all. Our recreational center has swimming pools, indoor track, weight rooms, we offer belly dancing, salsa dancing, cardioboxing, and even fencing. The school goal is to help develop a well rounded student strong in both academics and extra-curricular activities. Lubbock is without a doubt a college town. The county lives for Tech and they love the students more than the students could ever love the town. It's a perfect place to study and go to college. You can always find something to do, you just have to decide what. From movie theaters, the drive-in, clubs, and the mall we have just about everything to have a solid experience. The administration really works with the students and truly cares for their success. I have met the Chancellor, President, Provost, Vice President of Student Affairs, and so many others. This is not because I am very involved but because they care. When I was trying to set up meetings with various persons their secretary went out of their ways to work around my schedule. One secretary even rescheduled a meeting because she felt it was important for me, a student, to be able to meet with my Provost. They truly care and they will always work with you to help your experience be a great one.
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