Texas Tech University Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Texas Tech University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 14,510 out of 23,010 applicants or 63% were admitted making Texas Tech University a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Only 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 11,581 11,429 23,010
Accepted 7,090 7,420 14,510
Acceptance Rate 61% 65% 63%
Enrolled 2,411 2,749 5,160
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 37% 36%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Texas Tech University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Texas Tech University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 23 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. 43 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Texas Tech University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 995. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1185 out of 1600. 56 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1090 1280
SAT Reading 550 640
SAT Math 550 640
ACT Composite 23 27
ACT English 21 27
ACT Math 23 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >74%
25 to 27 Avg + 63%-74%
23 to 25 Avg - 50%-63%
21 to 23 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 21 Low <37%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1280 and Above Good >74%
1185 to 1280 Avg + 63%-74%
1090 to 1185 Avg - 50%-63%
995 to 1090 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 995 Low <37%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Texas Tech University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 70 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Texas Tech University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=229115 IPEDS survey data for Texas Tech University.

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