Fewer than three out of four applicants to Texas Tech University are accepted. Successful applicants will need solid grades and standardized test scores to get admitted. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that the majority of students who got in had high school GPAs in the "A" and "B" range, combined SAT scores of about 1500 or higher and ACT composite scores of 20 or higher. Clearly the higher your grades and standardized test scores, the better your chances are of receiving an acceptance letter. In fact, Texas Tech assures admission for students with high test scores, and admission is likewise assured for students in the top 10% of their graduating class.
Note that there are a some red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) hidden behind the green and blue in the left part of the graph. Quite a few students who had grades and test scores that seemed to be on target for Texas Tech did not get admitted. Note also that some students were accepted with test scores and grades a little bit below the norm. This is because Texas Tech's admissions process is not just quantitative. When students have borderline grades or test scores, the admissions officers will take into consideration a range of factors such as the rigor of your high school courses, your extracurricular activities, leadership experiences, socioeconomic background, special talents (such as music or athletics), bilingual proficiency, and legacy status.
To learn more about Texas Tech University, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- Texas Tech Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?