A second-rate public university located in Lubbock, Tx. Those who attend the school were denied admission to prestigious universities of Texas (Texas A&M and University of Texas) and were forced to attend the school due to: scholastic inability, a desire to attend a large Texas school, and a general lack of options. Students and Alumni are given little respect by Texas universities because of classless nature and ineptitude. The nick-name "Tortilla Tech" has been given to the school so as not to defame the great state of Texas by association.
Guns up? How about you get your grades up and transfer from Texas Tech to a real university.
The three guarantees in life: death, taxes, and acceptance to Texas Tech.
Texas Tech has such a high STD rate that local infection has been named "Raider Rash".
John: Did you get accepted to Texas A&M?
John: How about UT?
John: Well, theres always Texas Tech.
Eric: You're right!
John and Eric: Hooray for mediocrity!
A glorified community college out in the middle of Lubbock, which is out in the middle of nowhere and is full of strip malls. The students are all ill-mannered, rowdy and they love to drive drunk. They think this means they are a great party school because rednecks plus cheap beer = great party in Lubbock, TX. Most Tech students are in rehab within 2 years of graduation. If the idea of blowing people away with attending the Harvard of the Panhandle and majoring in Leisure Management and then getting a job managing a Costco appeals to you, then shoot for Tech! It has 4 different mascots and copies anything it can from other schools. Likes to pretend it's a major university and that UT is a rival, but that obviously isn't true. Leave Texas and nobody has heard of Tech, plus it's only rivals are sucky schools like A&M, A&M...who also likes to pretend it's a top school and that UT is a rival, despite every college ranking ever published showing it's a third rate farmer school. But at least Tech doesn't have a fake army that salutes a dog, I'll give them that. Lots of upper middle and just middle class kids from the metroplex who couldn't get into UT go to Tech, along with West-Texas-educated (that's an oxymoron) oil patch seesaw playing, cattle humping redneck offspring who are the first person in their family to go to college. You have to drive practically outside the city to get booze, which is odd, because Tech students are all drunks - but they have to live in Lubbock, so...more...