Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University
400 Bizzell St, College Station, TX 77843
Texas A&M University is a public university in TX, founded in 1876 and offers Bachelor’s degrees for undergraduates and Master’s and Doctoral degrees for graduate students. The undergraduate enrollment is 55,568, and the graduate enrollment is 14,850. Texas A&M University is a moderately selective school, receiving 43,307 applications and accepting 63.0% of applicants. Texas A&M University’s athletics teams compete at the club, intramural, and varsity levels. Texas A&M University employs 3,605 full-time instructional staff (75% of whom hold doctorate degrees) and has a 19:1 student to faculty ratio.
- School Performance
- Standardized Tests
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Deadlines For Submitting Applications
Regular Application Deadline
- Academic GPA - Very Important
- Extracurricular Activities - Very Important
- Rigor of Secondary School Record - Very Important
- Standardized Test Scores - Very Important
- Talent/ability - Very Important
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Texas A&M University, also known as TAMU, was established 145 years ago and has matured into a public land-grant research university since that time. Today, it is also the flagship institution for the Texas A&M University System. Texas A&M is classified as an R1 Doctoral University for its very high research activities and remains the only university in Texas to receive designations as a land, space, and sea-grant institution.
TAMU has its main campuses in College Town, College Station, and Texas, which spans 5,200 acres—plus 350 acres for the school’s research park. This makes it one of the ten largest campuses in the United States. The school has three other branch campuses, namely: Texas A&M University Galveston, containing the Texas A&M Maritime Academy; Texas A&M University McAllen, containing the Higher Education Center; and Texas A&M University Qatar, a campus devoted to engineering disciplines.
The main campus is divided by two railroad tracks. The part east of the track is called the Main campus because it contains most of the school’s facilities, from dormitories to academic buildings to sporting centers. In contrast, the west of the track is called the West campus, containing relatively few of the school’s necessary facilities.
TAMU consists of 12 colleges and schools offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs, and in a 2021 review, the School ranks 68th and 130th among the best universities nationally and globally.
- 23% of students live on campus
- No special consideration for housing for freshmen
The Texas A&M University housing system is one of the most extensive housing systems in the United States. However, a census on the number of on-campus students showed that only 23% have opted to do so—meaning that the majority of the students live off-campus, from undergraduates to graduates. Texas A&M has a variety of residential buildings located adjacent to the School’s campus, ranging from dormitories to apartment-style buildings.
Life as a Student
Texas A&M University has a student population of 72,000 students on the main campus while the other three campuses have a combined population of over 5,000 students. Texas A&M is home to the largest student body organizations in the nation, totaling 1,000 student bodies. It includes groups such as the media and athletic team (named the Aggies), all aimed at helping students settle into the school’s environment through different traditions.
Liberal Arts and Humanities
Biomedical Science and Molecular Medicine
Foods, Nutrition and Wellness Studies
Health and Safety
- 24-hour trained security on campus
- Student security patrol
- Late night ride/safe escort service available
- Student safety escorts available
- Health Center
- Legal Advice
- Psychological Counseling
- Women's Center
Swimming and Diving
Track and Field
Swimming and Diving
Track and Field
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
The Aggie Assurance Program commitment at Texas A&M provides tuition coverage to students whose family income is $60,000 or less or up to $130,000 by pledging to provide enough scholarships and grant funds to cover tuition expenses.
*All costs below are estimates and may differ based on your circumstances.
- Tuition/Fees (Resident) - $13,012, (Out-Of-State) - $40,896
- Loan Fees - $64
- Housing & Meals - $11,500
- Books & Supplies - $1,000
- Travel (In-State) - $2,600, (Out-Of-State) - $4,000
- Personal Expenses - $3,800
- Total Estimated Cost of Attendance (Resident) - $32,026, (Out-Of-State) - $61,310
CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP / AFFILIATES
Texas A&M University was founded in the late 1800s. In 1862, the Morrill Land-grant Colleges Act was passed, auctioning land grants of public lands as endowments for colleges—and in 1871, the Texas Legislature took advantage of this opportunity. Legislature utilized funds to establish an institution known as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (A.M.C.) and received land donations from Bazos Country for the School’s campus. The school received its first class of six students on October 2nd, 1876. However, due to the low enrollment, the opening was delayed until October 4th, 1876, when the A.M.C. officially commenced with 40 students and six faculty members. However, the School admitted only males and required all students to participate in the Corps of Cadets, where they received military training. By this time, the School’s enrollment was decreasing on a semester basis until 1883 due to the nearby University of Texas opening.
At this time, many parents began advocating for the closure of A.M.C. as they believed there was no need for two institutions in Texas. All this changed, though, with the appointment of Lawrence Sullivan Ross as the School’s president. He was a man that was admired in Texas, and many parents sent their students to A.M.C to learn to become more like Ross. He brought developments and established many traditions practiced at Texas A&M today, including the Aggies Ring. After Ross died in 1898, the School went on to erect a statue in his honor. In 1911, A.M.C. bowed to pressure from the legislature to allow female students into classes. A positive expansion followed and resulted in the School of Veterinary Medicine’s establishment in 1915. During the World Wars, the school had the highest number of graduate students in military service. After the wars, it became nationally recognized, establishing its graduate schools in 1924.
A.M.C expanded with enrollment doubling and attained university status in 1963. It was renamed the Texas A&M University (with the A representing Agriculture and M representing Mechanical) to reflect the school’s past better. The university has since continued to expand, having several colleges and schools in its ranks, and achieved the status of a land-grant research university.