Texas Tech University

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Why TTU CoA

 

Texas Tech's College of Architecture has a historied reputation of producing technically-trained, high performing architects. In fact, we're one of the most heavily recruited from schools in the nation, an accolade we're proud of.

With a degree from TTU, you can be confident not only in your practical, marketable skills but also in your ability to make a global impact. As a Carnegie Classification Research 1 school, we place an emphasis on research and scholarship. Our students and faculty work collaboratively to investigate how architecture can mediate social, political, and cultural issues as well as explore the role of technology in shaping architecture. 

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14th most hired from school in the nation

Design Intelligence ranked us 14th among architecture schools in the nation for the number of graduates most hired by firms.

13:1 student/teacher ratio

In our studios, we boast a 13:1 ratio for undergraduate classes, allowing students to receive the attention and support they need while they're engaged in creative transactions, and our lecture-based seminars encourage thoughtful discussion with a 16:1 ratio. 

100% hiring rate

In 2017, 100% of our Master of Architecture graduates found employment.

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Global engagement

To acclimate all students to different social contexts, we offer studio-based learning experiences both internationally and domestically. A semester-long program in Sevilla, Spain gives undergraduates an opportunity to be fully immersed in another culture while taking core curriculum, language, and architectural courses. Summer studios and options studios are offered at the graduate level, providing short, intensive studies on architectural subjects specific to the student's interests.

Community-embedded learning

The Architecture & Design Learning Community (ADLC) in the Hulen/Clement Residence Halls is one of several available housing options for students living on campus. This unique living arrangement—offered on a first-come, first-serve basis—provides architecture students with a supportive environment of peers who understand the creative, intellectual, and academic demands of an architecture degree. The ADLC also conveniently provides residents with drafting space and computer resources and plans community activities to help students maintain a work-life balance.

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