I applied and was accepted last week. I am planning to go visit the area in the next month or so. From a climate perspective, it is my understanding that it is similar to where I am now (Denver) with a bit less snow and more mild temps. Other than that, I am not sure. I also applied to UT, UH, South Texas, and SMU. I might get into SMU, and probably into South Texas, but I am not counting on SMU, UT or UH.
One of the benefits for me, is they gave me in-state tuition, and it is only an 8-9 hour drive to Denver. My wife is in school now so I do not want to displace her too bad. However, she might be able to transfer to TTU, so that may be another consideration for me.
I guess I will no more when I go visit soon enough. I will be in Houston next week to see some family but I do not forsee making that 500 mile drive to Lubbock then. If anyone does go for a visit, please report back your findings. I would be very interested to know some opinions, observations, etc..