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Living in Lubbock

Lubbock is an impressive city in the heart of West Texas. The cost of living is low and housing is readily available and affordable. Texas Tech University is located in Lubbock and is home to approximately 25,000 undergraduate students. Texas Tech is a member of the Big 12 Conference so there are plenty of college sports to watch. The university community also has active theater, music and drama programs providing many opportunities for both local and traveling groups to perform. Lubbock is also home to a professional symphony orchestra and a school of classical ballet.

Lubbock combines the ease and convenience of a smaller town with the cultural and recreational opportunities of a large college community. There is very little traffic, you can park everywhere you go, and you can purchase a home on a resident's salary.

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Resident Life

In our program, residents not only work together, they also socialize and support each other through the ups and downs of our personal and professional lives. Group activities, such as our annual retreats and volunteer outings, help us learn more about one another. We also make time to play together as well! From department-wide social events such as the annual holiday party to impromptu BBQs, the faculty and residents at Texas Tech are like family.


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About the Area

Lubbock is the "Hub City" of west Texas, eastern New Mexico and western Oklahoma--the center of commerce and culture for a giant swath of the sunny southwest.

  • 263 days of sun each year
  • Altitude: 3,000 feet
  • Average high temp: 80.1º F
  • Average low temp: 52.3º F
  • Population: 220,000