The school was established in 1923. Today, Texas Tech University has more than 39,000 students and 18,000 faculty / staff from over 100 countries. The main campus in Lubbock, Texas has 30,049 students.
Texas Tech University comprised a vast 1,850 acres, but elegant Spanish Renaissance-style buildings and attractively landscaped grounds give the campus an old-fashion collegial feel. Located in Lubbock, Texas Tech enjoys the area’s High Plains climate and four distinct seasons.
Texas Tech offers students a choice of more than 150 bachelor’s, 100 master’s, and 50 doctoral programs. Faculty members are nationally known for their work in a wide variety of fields. It is the ONLY institution in Texas with a graduate school, a law school, and a medical school in the same location as the main undergraduate campus. Overall, there are 14 colleges at Texas Tech University with 62 academics departments and 198 degree programs.
More than 400 clubs and organizations provide enrichment outside of the classroom.
Texas Tech also many other locations such as San Angelo, El Paso, Spain, and Germany, etc. It is expected to be designated as a tier one university soon.
Undergraduate: Approximately 56% male – 44% female
Graduate & Professional: Approximately 52.5% male – 47.5% female
New Transfer Students: Approximately 57% male – 43% female
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SPICE (Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence) was established in 2007. It is the only established university chess institute in the United States and possibly in the world. The goal of SPICE is to work with our friends and colleagues to enhance chess, education, technology, and research, etc.
Why should a student / chess player come to Texas Tech?
Here are just a few of the many benefits:
1. To receive top notch education.
2. To receive world class intense chess training.
3. To have the opportunity to compete in multiple major SPICE chess tournaments (SPICE Cup, SPICE Spring Invitational, Get Smart! Play Chess!, Lubbock Open, and many more) every year.
SPICE is a premier center for chess education, research, technology, and outreach.
The goal of SPICE is to:
– Recruit outstanding undergraduate and graduate students to TTU and TTU-HSC
– Provide a substantial amount of scholarships to chess players
– Be a world leader in promoting women’s chess
– Support the nation’s most elite chess programs
– Promote chess as vehicle for enriching the education of children
– Serve as a center for chess education and research
– Support and promote competitive chess at the college level
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– GM Susan Polgar