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#211, overall score 26.5/100

Fun Fact:

At every home football game, students participate in the “tortilla toss,” where they throw tortillas into the field. The tradition started in the 1990s after a sports broadcaster said that the only things in Lubbock were a tortilla factory and Texas Tech football.

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Lubbock, Texas
  • Region: South
  • Campus type: Small city
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 29,963
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 350
  • Jewish population share: 1%
  • Student origin: 94% in-state / 6% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: The Daily Toreador
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Red Raiders
  • Ultimate Frisbee team: Tumbleweeds

COST & AID Score: 3.33/15

  • Score: 3.33/15
  • In-state tuition: $10,771
  • Out-of-state tuition: $23,011
  • Room & board costs: $9,384
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $4,435
  • Average loan debt: $30,759

ACADEMICS Score: 1.67/20

  • Score: 1.67/20
  • Acceptance rate: 69%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 21:1
  • Median SAT range: 1070-1240
  • Jewish Studies program: No
  • Jewish Studies major: No
  • Hebrew major: No

ISRAEL Score: 8.67/20

  • Score: 8.67/20
  • Israel Studies center: No
  • Israel-related clubs: None
  • BDS vote in last four years: Never introduced

SAFETY Score: 9/11

  • Score: 9/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 0
  • Campus crime rate: 1.18/1,000 students (low)
  • City crime rate: 60.90/1,000 people (high)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 3.83/34

  • Score: 3.83/34
  • Hillel: Texas Tech Hillel
  • Chabad: No
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Jewish fraternities: None
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 1 (Reform)
  • Eruv: No

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