The ELS facility, with all classrooms, offices and Language Technology Center, will be located off campus at 1921 Broadway Street, with buses operating from this location to the center of the campus. ELS students will have full access to Texas Tech’s library, wide range of excellent recreation facilities, computer labs and more! Lubbock is a city of 230,000 population located in northwest Texas. Students should fly into Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport.
ELS/Lubbock will offer all of the basic ELS programs: English for Academic Purposes, General English, Semi-intensive English and the American Explorer Program. It will operate as a Schedule B Center.
Texas Tech University
Texas Tech is a public institution offering more than 100 undergraduate programs, 100 masters programs, and more than 50 doctoral programs, and additionally, hosts over 60 research institutes. Texas Tech has approximately 32,000 students – yet prides itself on maintaining a highly personalized supportive one-on-one relationship with its students. The campus is known for its Spanish Renaissance architecture and its beauty.
Texas Tech University accepts ELS Intensive English for Academic Purposes Level 112 as fulfillment of the English proficiency requirement for both undergraduate and graduate programs. It also offers concurrent enrollment to students in Level 110 and above. Letters of Conditional Admission based upon Level 112 are issued for the majority of their programs. Texas Tech programs cover a wide variety including Architecture, Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Microbiology, Music, Personal Financial Planning, Petroleum Engineering and Psychology.
Texas Tech received a top-tier ranking (#159) among national universities in the 2012 edition of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
On-campus housing will be available for ELS students in the Carpenter/Wells apartments.
•Population of 230,000 located in northwest Texas
•Lubbock's nickname is the "Hub City," which derives from it being the economic, educational and health care hub of a multi-county region commonly called the South Plains. The area is the largest single cotton-growing region in the world.
•Lubbock was selected as the 12th best place to start a small business by CNNMoney.com. They mentioned the community's traditional business atmosphere, less expensive rent for commercial space, and its central location and cooperation from city government.
•The ten largest employers in terms of the number of employees are: Texas Tech University, Covenant Health System, Lubbock Independent School District, University Medical Center, United Supermarkets, City of Lubbock, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, AT&T, Convergys and Lubbock County. A study conducted by a professor at the Rawls College of Business determined that Texas Tech students, faculty and staff generate about $1.5 billion, with about $297.5 million from student shopping alone.
Watch for further news about this exciting June 25, 2012 opening!