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Old 12-13-2011, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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You have to pay to go on a hunting lease, but there certainly is quail hunting, and some ranches stock antelope. You are really better to drive the relatively do-able distance to New Mexico or Colorado for hunting. It's not one of the things I would talk up Lubbock about.

OTOH, the skiing is great! (Anyone remember the old "Ski Lubbock" poster? It went sort of like this: ----------------______________ ).
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:55 AM
 
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Talking Great place for four years!

First I will start off by saying never choose a college before you've visited the college or based on what someone else wants. You are the one who will be on campus everyday. You will be the one hanging up that diploma in you future office. I graduated from Tech and came here because the moment I stepped on campus it felt like it was for me. When it comes down to it your dad is not going to be the one living in your dorm room.

After saying all that, here's a little about the town. The small town transition is not hard at all. Lubbock is such a college town that everything you need is here and there are a ton of young people. Honestly, if you have friends (if you don't know anyone when you get here, you'll know a ton in no time) you will have no trouble having a good time!

Pros:
college town is a huge plus when it comes to school spirit
cost of living in Lubbock is low
West Texas sunset
it snows in the winter!
beautiful campus
the engineering program is a huge part of Texas Tech and is highly recruited

Cons:
small town far from larger cities


Most importantly you need to visit the campus. That's number one on the to do list.
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Metromess
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I don't think of a town with 200K people in it as being 'small'. Perhaps it's a small city.
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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I agree -- Lubbock is a small city. It's really not its size that is problematic; that can be seen as an advantage, if anything. The problem is more that it's out by itself, relatively isolated; and it is essentially a pretty conservative place, which can be annoying if you don't share that outlook.
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:56 PM
 
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I'm a current student at tech and am majoring in construction engineering. First thing you need to do is come visit before making any decisions. I personally wanted to go to A&M till I went there and hated it. Than we went to Tech and I fell in love with the campus and the town. It's a great college town and The west texans couldn't be any friendlier. My one thing I would say is branch out and expirence college life! UTA will not fulfill that it's just a commuter school for kids who can't leave home.. Like I said come out and see the beautiful campus and talk to the PE engineering dean he will help you with any questions! On the Lubbock side, the city itself is really getting rid of any ghetto parts with the Overton area looking like Dallas and the downtown revitalization project is in its early stage.
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:59 PM
 
Location: sachse
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yes
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:36 PM
 
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Lubbock really is a horrible place.
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:04 AM
 
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Lubbock really is a horrible place.
I'm a little curious as to what caused you come to that conclusion...when did you visit/live there?
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:40 PM
 
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I'm a little curious as to what caused you come to that conclusion...when did you visit/live there?
Many times throughout my lifetime of living in Texas. Lubbock is a crappy version of Waco... which is really saying something.
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Metromess
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I rather like Lubbock, although the frequent wind and dust blowing wouldn't be too great. But I'd much rather live there than in Waco. At least it isn't very humid, and I think it's a nice town with good folks. We wouldn't have to talk about religion and/or politics..
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