Texas Tech University is the home for over 25,000 students every year. Students come from very close from around the world. The diversity and the international population is very large. Texas Tech began its days as a univesity in 1925 when it opened its doors under the name of Texas technological College. It got its current name in 1969.
The campus is beautiful and streches about 1,839 acres. Every building has a unique Spanish-like architecture. Currenty it is under a massive amount of construction. As some projects reach the final stage other are just begining. Though many of the projects may take a good amount of time, when they are all finished the campus will be even more beautiful and appealing to others.
As a member of the Big 12 conference Texas Tech has trys to stay competitive among other major universities. Miami Dolphins player Zach Thomas once played football in the Texas Tech Stadium. As women's basketball player Sheryl Swoops of the Houston Comets once played in the basketball arena. Along with very talent players, Texas Tech is the home of two very well known basketball coaches, Marsha Sharp and Bobby Knight.
The newly built United Spirit Arena has brought much wanted attention to Lubbock Texas. The new 15,000-seat facility has brought new entertainment and stregthened athletic events, including Big XII Basketball and Volleyball contests, commencement ceremonies, concerts, and other types of events as well. Some of the big names that this arena has brought to Lubbock are the Dixie Chicks, Elton John, Creed, and soon to perform Britney Spears.
Texas Tech offers a wide range of academic departments. It is composed of 7 primary colleges which are broken down into departments. The Texas Tech faculty is made up of highly qualified professors that are an asset to the university. Texas Tech has so many things to offer to both those interested in the university and to those visiting Lubbock. The beautiful landscapes and design of Texas Tech should not be missed. Many visitors to Lubbock do not miss the oppurtunity to see Texas Tech. However young a university, Texas Tech has a lot to offer and is definitely worth a visit!