Welcome to Texas Tech University, home of the Red Raiders. No matter who you are or where you come from, Texas Tech is a place of opportunity. A place where you can learn more about yourself and others. A place that will provide you with the skills to go out and make a difference in the world. As we say here at Texas Tech, "From Here, It's Possible."
TEXAS TECH SEAL
Over the course of your time at Texas Tech, you will take numerous photos in front of this giant university symbol that greets you as you enter campus from Broadway Ave. However, the obligatory graduation photo that you will take in your cap and gown next to this iconic landmark will probably be the most satisfying photo of your time on campus.
Your 1,839 Acre Home
That's right. 1,839 acres. Not only is Texas Tech one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country, it's also one of the largest. In fact, only the Air Force Academy claims a larger main campus than Texas Tech.
But don't let the size scare you. Once you step foot onto our campus, you will immediately feel right at home. Yes we have beautiful buildings and grounds, but it's the people at Texas Tech that make the difference.
One of the first things you will notice when you come to our campus is the architecture. All university buildings are crafted in Spanish Renaissance architecture to represent the southwestern history of this region. Our signature red tile roofed masterpieces stand as a tribute to the craftsmanship that makes Texas Tech one of the most beautiful college campuses in the world.
The most iconic building on our campus was also the first constructed. The Administration Building, which houses the office of the President, is the flagship and most photographed building at Texas Tech. Since 1925, this building has served as the official home for the university and sits in the heart of campus.
Public Art Collection
As you explore our vast campus, you will soon take notice of more than 100 pieces of public art that enhance the vibrance and beauty of our campus. Since 1999, the university has allocated one percent of each new major capital project toward public art. The collection has been named one of the top 10 university public art collections in the U.S. by Public Art Review, the leading journal in the field of public art.
With over 10,000 students, the College of Arts & Sciences is the largest and most diverse college on the Texas Tech University campus. Our 15 academic departments offer more than 40 different majors and we take great pride in Building Innovators for a 21st century workforce.
Any student that has attended Texas Tech in the last 30 years, has taken at least one class inside Holden Hall. Holden Hall is the official home of the College of Arts & Sciences and houses the Departments of Economics, History, Political Science and Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work.
The sciences building is yet another building on the Texas Tech campus that is one of the most photographed. The main steps to this building hosts one of Texas Tech's most loved traditions each year - the Carol of Lights. The building is home to the Physics and Geosciences departments.
Experimental Sciences Building
The experimental sciences building is a hub of research on the Texas Tech campus. Students and faculty alike utilize this building for both learning and discovery. A second experimental sciences building (117,000 square feet) will soon be constructed on campus to provide more research space.