- Class: Senior
- Major: Marketing
- Gender: F
- High School: Wylie High School
- Transfer Student: N
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.
Like I said above, professors at Tech are very likely to know your name if you take the time to actually remember theirs. By taking a couple minutes the first days of class to introduce yourself, most professors will go out of their way to remember it and remember you. My favorite class throughout college was probably Professor Brad Carlson's Marketing Promotions class or one of Dr. Till's (Tillman Wagner) classes. Dr. Till is from Germany and has a hilarious accent....not to mention his humor is hilarious, too. Students generally study a good deal at Tech and especially if it's finals. It's almost sad how much of a social scene the library is. Class participation is also pretty common. It (understandably) get even more common the older you get. You start looking at your GPA and realizing that the classes you actually attending you got A's in...and the one's you didn't...you somehow got C's. The amount of intellect through Tech's student body is also often underestimated. Alot of extremely smart people come to Tech, because their parents, siblings, or friends did or on their own accord. And because of that, there is a lot of intellectual conversation in and out of the classroom. I'm in the business school (Rawl's College of Business) and it's highly competitive. I'm not sure what the minimum GPA is to get into the college, but I know it's not very low. It also has, what I believe, to be some of the most fun, and funniest professors on campus.
The student body at Texas Tech is pretty diverse. There are a lot of different social groups, and most of them get along extremely well. I have noticed that there aren't as many minorities (specifically African Americans) on our campus. We are known to have a pretty conservative campus, and the majority are Republicans. We do, however, have a "Tech Democrats" club, and they're very active on campus, as well. We have a lot of students from Dallas (Highland Park, Lake Highlands, Plano), Houston (Memorial, The Woodlands), and San Antonio (Alamo Heights). We also have a lot of small towners - Abilene, Brownwood, Midland/Odessa, Sweetwater, Victoria. Many of the students are wealthy through oil or just family money.
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