Texas Tech University: Off the Record (College Prowler)

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Texas Tech University Students
Tell It Like It Is


Have you ever seen college students throw tortillas onto the football field at their own team during a game? At Texas Tech, tortilla tossing is just one of the many crazy traditions that the student body consistently maintains.

There s probably plenty more that you don t know about life at Tech. Don t get caught unprepared! The College Prowler guide to Texas Tech is chock full of statistics, advice, quotes, and insider information from the real Tech experts the students! Here are some other fun facts about Texas Tech:

At 1,839 acres, Texas Tech is the second-largest contiguous campus in the United States.

Texas Tech is located in Lubbock, which is the 10th largest city in Texas.

Each year, Residence Life at Texas Tech hosts a Best Dressed Space Contest. The resident advisers judge and vote on the most creatively decorated dorm room in the residence halls, and the winners receive a prize.

Tech fans are known to be anything but classy at varsity sporting events, but they definitely have an abundance of school spirit!

By being a Tech student, you can download music for free, since Tech joined forces with Ruckus Network.

As the students say, Lubbock or leave it. Find out if Texas Tech truly has something for you, straight from the students' mouths.

Visiting campus isn't enough.

Read our Texas Tech University guide and discover what it feels like to be on campus for four years.

Discover if Texas Tech is Right For You.

College guides written by students for students.

Your ultimate source for honest, unbiased information, College Prowler delivers an inside look at the top colleges and universities in the United States. While writing our series of college guides, we felt it was critical that our content was unbiased and unaffiliated with any college or university.

We think it s important that our readers get honest information and a realistic impression of the student opinions on any college campus that s why we intend to publish information about all aspects of a particular college, even the terrible parts you wouldn t find in a campus brochure. While we do keep an eye out for the occasional extremist the cheerleader or the cynic we take pride in letting the college students tell it like it is. We strive to create a college guide that s as representative as possible of each particular campus. Our guides cover both the good and the bad, and whether the survey responses point to recurring trends or varying opinions, these sentiments are directly and proportionally expressed through our guides.

When reading our guides and looking at our college rankings, keep in mind that every college is different and that the students who make up each college are not uniform as a result, it is important to assess colleges on a case-by-case basis. Because it s impossible to summarize an entire college with a single number or description, each guide provides a dialogue, not a decision, that s made up of 20 different topics and hundreds of student quotes. In the end, we hope that this guide will serve as a valuable tool in your college selection process. Enjoy!

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About the Author:

I did it! I graduated with a BA in journalism from the best school in the world, Texas Tech. Since I left Lubbock, I have moved to Austin and into a new life as a working girl. Although my mom assures me there is more to come, writing this book has given me a chance to look back on what I believe were the best four years of my life.

I know everyone loves his group of friends, but I am amazed at the love and closeness I feel for so many people from Tech. My girlfriends are the kind of people that just make you feel good. Together we always bring out the best in each other, and most importantly, we know exactly what it takes to have a really good time. We always had an outstanding time when it was just the girls, but all of us are boy-crazy, and Tech was full of great ones. I love all of my guy friends from Tech, not only because they are studs, but because they made parties, road trips, lunch, and even class just a little more fun. When I moved away from Lubbock, I also had to move away from these great people, but I will hold on to all of these friendships as long as they will hold on to me.

I m so happy my mom (the biggest Tech fan who didn t attend Tech) and dad gave me such a great college opportunity. I learned a lot and loved a ton, and I am ready to take on the rest of what this world has to offer.

Abby Stone

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