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Texas Tech University

#1 Texas Tech University

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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. 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 more than 50 doctoral degree programs.

Lubbock, Texas

#2 Lubbock, Texas

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Founded in 1876, Lubbock, Texas, is now home to more than 229,000 residents and is the center of the South Plains region. The city features major retailers, numerous restaurants and internationally recognized wineries along with top-flight golf courses, dozens of city parks and three recreational lakes located within an hour of the city.

A Great Place to Call Home

#3 A Great Place to Call Home

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Lubbock's nickname is the “Hub City,” which derives from it being the economic, education and healthcare hub of the South Plains. Lubbock’s cost of living is 6.3 percent below the national average, and there are no local or state personal income taxes. The city ranked 73rd for Best Places for Business and Careers, according to Forbes and also was selected as the 12th best place to start a small business by CNNMoney.com

New Great Public Research University

#4 New Great Public Research University

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Tech University recently met the necessary criteria to become eligible to receive a share of the state of Texas’ National Research University Fund. Inclusion to the fund moves the university a step closer toward its ultimate goal of becoming a nationally competitive research university.

Excellence in Research

#5 Excellence in Research

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From the study of the smallest nanoparticles to comprehensive wind power systems, from research in autism and addiction, to our pioneering work in STEM education, Texas Tech researchers are finding ways to solve problems, improve lives, and find new solutions to the world’s critical needs.

Growing Research Community

#6 Growing Research Community

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Texas Tech University is experiencing tremendous growth in the area of research. We’ve seen increases in the number of patents filed and granted, and the number of companies created as the result of work done by our researchers. In 2012, Texas Tech’s total research expenditures topped $130 million, a figure that is only expected to grow.

Vibrant Arts Community

#7 Vibrant Arts Community

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Texas Tech faculty are known worldwide for their creative works. Our students are successful in the performing and visual arts. Our public art program was rated one of the 10 best in the nation and the Presidential Performance and Lecture series brings noted performers and lecturers to campus.

Distinguished Faculty

#8 Distinguished Faculty

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Texas Tech University boasts one of the finest and most diverse faculties in the nation. Faculty members excel in teaching, research and service as demonstrated by the award-winning chapter of the nation’s most prestigious honor society, Phi Beta Kappa. In 2013, 10 faculty members were awarded grants from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, the most in the university’s 90-year history.

A Great Education

#9 A Great Education

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Texas Tech University provides a great education to both graduate and undergraduate students. The Wall Street Journal ranked Texas Tech 18th among all universities for the quality of its graduates, and Forbes magazine ranked Texas Tech seventh in a survey of the Best Colleges for Women and Minorities in STEM. Additionally, Texas Tech was named a Fiske Best Buy School and recognized by U.S. News &World Report as a school with a high campus ethnic diversity, and among national universities whose students have the least debt at graduation.

Engaging our Community

#10 Engaging our Community

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Texas Tech University was one of the first institutions to earn the Carnegie Foundation’s classification for Community Engagement and is routinely named to the Corporation for National and Community Service President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. In 2013, Texas Tech was chosen to host the prestigious Engaged Scholarship Consortium, which attracted more than 500 participants from more than 100 universities.

A One of a Kind Campus

#11 A One of a Kind Campus

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Marked by Spanish Renaissance architecture, Texas Tech is one of the largest and prettiest campuses in the United States. Ornate columns, decorative window structures, archways and pilasters are hallmarks of the Spanish style.

From Here, It’s Possible

#12 From Here, It’s Possible

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Texas Tech is in the midst of the most exciting era in the school’s history. Not since the university was founded in 1923 has there been such opportunity or momentum. As the university embarks on becoming the state’s next national research university, the opportunities for all could not be greater.