Texas A&M University at Galveston

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Texas A&M University at Galveston is a part of the Texas A&M University System that is ocean-oriented. This university is also home to the Texas Maritime Academy with a Navy-only option NROTC unit on campus. The cadets of the Texas Maritime Academy of the Texas A&M at Galveston receive hands-on training while aboard the General Rudder.

The Students of Texas A&M University at Galveston receive a lot of the benefits that students who attend College Station campus receive. The Sea Aggies, also known as the Sea Ags, buy tickets to the sporting events, concerts, and fine arts performances that are put on in College Station. Because the degrees are awarded from Texas A&M University in College Station, the Sea Aggies obtain the same Aggie ring and have the option to attend the College Station ring ceremony.

This sea-emphasized university has undergraduate degrees in marine fisheries, marine biology, marine sciences, marine engineering technology, marine transportation, maritime studies, maritime administration, maritime systems engineering, oceans and coastal resources, and university studies (the curriculum focuses on marine environmental law and policy.)

There are also graduate programs which include a Master’s in Marine Resources Management and a Master’s in Marine Biology as well as a Ph.D. in Marine Biology. The program has the option of thesis or no thesis.

The Texas A&M University at Galveston shares a lot with the main campus but the atmosphere fosters an intimate relationship with the sea. The university incorporates many of the advantages of living right on the Gulf of Mexico coast which enhances the campus life.

General Information

Admission Office
PO Box 1675
Galveston, TX 77553-1675
(409) 740-4414
(877) 322-4443
Fax: (409) 740-4731

Contact: Cheryl Moon
Executive Director of Enrollment Services
Main Address
PO Box 1675
Galveston, TX 77553
(409) 740-4428


Total undergrads: 1,566
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 518
Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,566
Graduate enrollment: 46

Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:


Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $15
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: Not reported

Open admission, but with selective admission to some programs

Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Recommended
Secondary school rank: Required
Secondary school record: Required
Recommendations: Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
College-prep program completed: Required
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 1,716
Percent Admitted: 68%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 50%

Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading

  • 480 (25th Percentile)
  • 580 (75th Percentile)

SAT Math

  • 510 (25th Percentile)
  • 600 (75th Percentile)

ACT Composite

  • 21 (25th Percentile)
  • 25 (75th Percentile)

ACT English

  • 20 (25th Percentile)
  • 25 (75th Percentile)

ACT Math

  • 21 (25th Percentile)
  • 26 (75th Percentile)

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Student Gender

Undergraduate Student Age

Undergraduate Student Residence

Graduate Attendance Status

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Retention and Graduation Rates

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor’s Degrees

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $6,055 $6,454 $6,818 $7,158 +4.99%
Books and Supplies $1,381 $1,200 $1,278 $1,350 +5.63%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $5,203 $5,508 $5,676 $6,276 +10.57%
Other $2,628 $2,160 $2,223 $2,225 +0.09%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $15,267 $15,322 $15,995 $17,009 +6.34%
In-state Off Campus $7,436 $7,654 $8,096 $8,508 +5.09%
In-state with Family $7,436 $7,654 $8,096 $8,508 +5.09%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $5,564
In-state Student Fees $1,482
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $13,004
Out-of-state Student Fees $1,482

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 288 59%
Grant or scholarship aid 198 40% $1,193,852 $6,030
• Federal grants 69 14% $286,863 $4,157
• Pell grants 68 14% $227,019 $3,339
• Other federal grants 61 12% $59,844 $981
Local and state government scholarships or grantss 85 17% $386,099 $4,542
Institutional scholarships or grants 172 35% $520,890 $3,028
Student loan financial aid 209 43% $1,258,675 $6,022
• Federal student loans 209 43% $1,241,711 $5,941
• Other student loans 2 0% $16,964 $8,482

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 262 12
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 71
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 71
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 77
Transportation/mobility Management 77
Engineering 31
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering 11
Ocean Engineering 20
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 23
Marine Sciences 7
Maritime Studies 16
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Natural Resources and Conservation 15 12
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management 3
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management 12 12
Transportation and Materials Moving 45
Marine Science/merchant Marine Officer 45
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agribusiness Operations B
Agricultural Business B
Animal Sciences B
Food Science B
Plant Sciences B
Range Science/Management B

Architecture & Related Programs

Interior Architecture B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Interior Design B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Management Science B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B


Agricultural Education B
Art Teacher Education B
Bilingual/Bicultural Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Family/Consumer Sciences – Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B


Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Petroleum B

Engineering Technologies

Engineering/Industrial Management B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies B
Family/Consumer Sciences – General B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B
Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Speech-Language Pathology B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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