« on: March 15, 2007, 10:28:31 AM »
I visited Lubbock a couple of weeks ago...here's my take: it sucks. Seriously. It's is flat and dry and an all-around eye sore. There is zero natural beauty and there is no big city skyline or neat architecture to make up for it. The population seems to be comprised primarily of old people that can't drive, indigent minorities and a very large UG greek crowd. So, when you've just about had enough and need to escape from it all, you can get in your car and drive the 15 or 20 minutes outside of town to buy a 6-pack.
The campus itself is pretty, but the law school...well, not so much. It is a plain, dark, square, brick building. It's also under construction. All of the classes and the library (which is nothing to rave about) are in that building, so you don't really get to experience the rest of campus. The rec center (which is amazing) is just across from the law school, so that's good.
On the bright side, there is a brand new law school building housing an improved court room and student center that is due to open this time next year. The sketches of it look absolutely incredible. It will be a much needed, state-of-the-art addition to the law school.
All in all, Lubbock sucks, but it's only for 3 years. It can be done. Further, everyone I talked to actually seemed to enjoy Tech and Lubbock. Besides, I'm assuming you won't have much time (or money) to explore even if you did live in a fantastic city.
My advice is don't go in expecting much, and you won't be dissapointed.