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East Texas Tech on Young Sheldon: Is it a real college?

Iain Armitage on Young Sheldon
Iain Armitage as Sheldon Cooper on Young Sheldon. Pic credit: CBS

On last night’s Season 3 finale episode of Young Sheldon, titled Secret Letter and a Lowly Disc of Processed Meat, multiple colleges, including Caltech, send letters expressing interest in young prodigy Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage).

However, Sheldon’s mother, Mary (Zoe Perry), keeps the news secret from Sheldon and her husband George.

Sheldon is angry when he finally learns that his mom hid the letters from him. He confronts his parents, Mary and George, and demands to know why they kept the exciting news from him.

But it turns out that Mary also hid the letters from George and did not tell him that colleges from across the country were expressing interest in their son.

Mary insists that she does not want Sheldon to go alone to California to attend Caltech because he is not mature enough to be on his own. But, of course, Sheldon thinks he is mature enough to take care of himself.

George and Sheldon suggests East Texas Tech

Although George is also upset that Mary hid the letters from him, he finally concedes that Sheldon is too young to go to a college far from home.

However, he is open to the idea of enrolling him in a nearby college.

When Mary insists that he is too young to start college, George teams up with Sheldon to convince her to let him go to a nearby college.

With George’s help, Sheldon makes a video presenting his case on why he should be allowed to go to East Texas Tech University, a local college where he’s been attending Dr. John Sturgis’s physics lectures.

Is East Texas Tech a real college?

After last night’s episode of Young Sheldon mentioned a university called East Texas Tech University, some fans have been inquiring whether or not the college exists.

There is no college called East Texas Tech University in Texas. However, there was formerly a university called East Texas State University.

The university was admitted into Texas A&M University System and renamed Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1996.

There is also a university in Texas called East Texas Baptist University.

Texas Tech University (TTU), a public research university, is also located in Lubbock, Texas. The university is one of the four institutions that constitute the Texas Tech University System.

Lubbock is in northwestern Texas and not in East Texas.

Young Sheldon airs on Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS.

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  1. The photo on the brochure is of Gaylord Hall on the OU campus in Norman, OK. Pretty low to use such for a Texas University, even if it is a fake one.

  2. The colors at East Texas State University were blue and gold as in the show. However, the college is too far from the suburbs of Houston where the mythical Medford is. And it’s no Cal Tech, but was founded originally as a Normal College,which colleges that prepared teachers in the early 1900s were called. It still is true to its roots, with the majority of students majoring in education. Even after the merge, the college is still mainly a liberal and fine arts one. Serious technological students go to Texas Tech, A & M in College Station, Rice or UT. And the shirt design reminds me of one from the 70s

  3. Guess the writer didn’t do any actual research. The East Texas Tech is most likely Stephen F Austin State University. The classrooms even look the same.

  4. So many wrong answers here and the writer clearly didn’t do any research. The school they are referring to is most likely Stephen F. Austin State University. Located in Nacogdoches, its the only 4 year public university in East Texas. In the show, the classrooms look identical, and look just like the Arthur Temple Forestry College classrooms.

  5. Sam Houston University in Huntsville, Tx would have been a good choice – not too far from where they live, but far enough for longer car rides. There is Lamar University in Beaumont, TX but I think Sheldon and his family would have chosen Sam over Lamar. Stephen F. Austin is plausible as someone said.


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