Texas A&M University-College Station

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Texas A&M University (A&M standing for "Agriculture and Mechanical"), College Station, is the flagship institution among 11 more universities in the Texas A&M University System (see list below). The Texas A&M University System educates more than 131,000 students each year.

Texas A&M University, College Station was opened in 1876 as Texas' first public institution of higher learning. It is a research-intensive university with more than 50,000 students – including 10,000 graduate students – studying in more than 120 undergraduate and 240 graduate degree programs in ten colleges. Students of the university can join countless activities ranging from athletics and recreation to professional and community service events; all organized within 950 student groups.

Being a part of amazing school organizations is only part of the Aggie experience. What is an Aggie? An Aggie is a student at Texas A&M University. In the early 1900s A&M students were referred to as Farmers. The term Aggie began to be used in the 1920s. In 1949 the yearbook changed its name to Aggieland, that’s when Aggie became the official student body nickname.*

Texas A&M also offers its students access to world-class research programs and award-winning faculty. There are opportunities to learn in and out of the classroom, whether through technology, or through one of their branch campuses, or at international study centers. All of this helps fulfill Texas A&M's mission of "developing leaders of character dedicated to serving the greater good."

The U.S. News and World Report's 2014 edition ranks Texas A&M as 25th overall among public universities and 2nd in the nation in the "great schools, great prices" category. The Wall Street Journal named Texas A&M 2nd among all national universities in a survey of top U.S. corporations, nonprofits and government agencies, based on graduates who recruiters prefer to hire. Texas A&M also ranks 2nd nationally among public and private universities in 2014 Washington Monthly based on research, service, social mobility and contributions to society.

Athletics

Arch-rivals with the University of Texas, the Aggies play as a member of the Southeastern Conference in all sports as of July 2012. The school was previously a charter member of the Southwest Conference until it dissolved in 1996. Texas A&M athletics has had almost 650 student-athletes compete in the SEC at the NCAA Division 1-A level in 20 varsity sports.

The school's 20 sports teams wear the colors maroon and white, and as of April 2011 have earned 138 Southwest and Big 12 conference regular season and tournament titles, as well as 11 team national championships.

In 2002, Sports Illustrated ranked the university 46th in an analysis of America's Best Sports Colleges, naming College Station as the 9th best college sports town.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Texas A&M offers a variety of resources to help students defray the cost of attendance: scholarships, grants, loans, waivers, work-study, and on-campus student employment. Approximately 71 percent of the student body at Texas A&M receives some form of financial aid, sharing in over $536 million in financial assistance annually.

Library System

Texas A&M's campus libraries include Evans Library & Annex, Cushing, West Campus, Medical Sciences, Policy Sciences & Economics, Map & GIS, Digital, Qatar Campus, and Galveston Campus. More than 4 million e-books are available throughout the library system.

Student Housing

In the 2006 fall semester, more than 20 percent of the student body lived on-campus in one of a pair of housing sections on opposite ends of campus: the Northside and Southside areas, which have both single-sex and co-educational residence halls. There are 17 student residence halls on the Northside; these include three university honors dorms. The first new residence hall built since 1989, Hullabaloo Hall, opened in fall 2013; it is a state-of-the-art, 648-bed residence hall with many amenities such as music practice rooms, game room, and open-access computer lab. On Southside, several residence halls are reserved for members of the Corps of Cadets; there are also two Living Learning Communities on this side of campus.

The Texas A&M University System

The Texas A&M University System institutions include:

*Source: Texas A&M Traditions and Spirit, by C.J. Bible

General Information

Admission Office
PO Box 30014
College Station, TX 77842
(979) 845-1060
Fax: (979) 458-1808
[email protected]
Contact: Scott McDonald
Director of Admissions
Main Address
College Station, TX 77843
(979) 845-3211
www.tamu.edu
Size
Total enrollment: 53,000
First-time degree-seeking
freshmen: 8,176
Degree-seeking undergrads: 44,839
Graduate enrollment: 13,000
Student-to-faculty ratio: 20:1

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

Degrees offered:
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Required
Secondary school rank: Required
Secondary school record: Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
College-prep program completed: Recommended
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall
2011

Number of Applicants: 25,990
Percent Admitted: 63%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled:
50%

Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading

  • 530 (25th Percentile)
  • 650 (75th Percentile)

SAT Math

  • 570 (25th Percentile)
  • 670 (75th Percentile)

SAT Writing

  • 510 (25th Percentile)
  • 620 (75th Percentile)

ACT Composite

  • 24 (25th Percentile)
  • 30 (75th Percentile)

ACT English

  • 23 (25th Percentile)
  • 30 (75th Percentile)

ACT Math

  • 24 (25th Percentile)
  • 29 (75th Percentile)

ACT Writing

  • 6 (25th Percentile)
  • 8 (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 $7,335 $7,844 $8,176 $8,387 +2.58%
Books and
Supplies
$1,156 $1,200 $1,278 $1,350 +5.63%
Living Arrangement –
On Campus
Room and Board $7,700 $8,000 $8,039 $8,008 -0.39%
Other $2,853 $2,851 $2,823 $2,776 -1.66%
Living Arrangement –
Off Campus
Room and Board $7,700 $8,000 $8,039 $8,008 -0.39%
Other $2,853 $2,851 $2,823 $2,776 -1.66%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On
Campus
$19,044 $19,895 $20,316 $20,521 +1.01%
In-state Off
Campus
$19,044 $19,895 $20,316 $20,521 +1.01%
In-state with
Family
$8,491 $9,044 $9,454 $9,737 +2.99%
Average Graduate Student
Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state
Students
$5,437
In-state Student Fees $2,715
Tuition for Out-of-state
Students
$12,181
Out-of-state Fees $2,715

Financial Aid

Full-time
Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per
Student
All students
financial aid
5,613 75%
Grant or
scholarship aid
3,980 53% $36,601,763 $9,196
– Federal grants 1,634 22% $7,580,625 $4,639
– Pell grants 1,338 18% $4,639,303 $3,467
– Other federal
grants
1,521 20% $2,941,322 $1,934
State/local
government grant or scholarships
1,796 24% $8,941,372 $4,978
Institutional
grants or scholarships
3,714 50% $20,079,766 $5,407
Student loan aid 2,588 35% $15,786,949 $6,100
– Federal student
loans
2,553 34% $12,692,368 $4,972
– Other student
loans
334 4% $3,094,581 $9,265

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most
Recent Year
BA/BS MA/MS DOCTOR AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 8356 2040 691
Agriculture 875 102 26
Agribusiness/Agricultural
Business Operations
443 10
Agricultural and Food Products
Processing
22
Agricultural and Horticultural
Plant Breeding
3 2
Agricultural Animal Breeding 5 3
Agricultural Business and
Management
33 19
Agricultural
Communication/Journalism
49
Agricultural Economics 8 13
Agricultural/Farm Supplies
Retailing and Wholesaling
2
Agronomy and Crop Science 9 5 3
Animal Sciences 76 17 1
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and
Production
124
Applied
Horticulture/Horticulture
Operations
44 6
Aquaculture 7
Dairy Science 3
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management 8
Food Science 11 2
Ornamental Horticulture 1
Plant Protection and Integrated
Pest Management
2
Poultry Science 23 3 1
Range Science and Management 17 6 1
Soil Science and Agronomy 6
Turf and Turfgrass Management 15
Architecture and Related
Services
150 75 12
Architecture 114 48 6
City/Urban, Community and
Regional Planning
15 16 6
Landscape Architecture 21 11
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic,
and Group Studies
8 3
American/United States
Studies/Civilization
5
Hispanic-American, Puerto
Rican, and
Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
3
Women's Studies 3
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 707 63 47
Biochemistry 37 5 17
Biology and Biological
Sciences, General
248 3 2
Biomedical Sciences 269 11 2
Biotechnology 27
Botany/plant Biology 2
Cell/Cellular and Molecular
Biology
22
Entomology 39 7 5
Environmental Biology 3
Microbiology 11 1
Molecular Genetics 48 3 7
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology 3
Plant Physiology 1 5
Toxicology 3 5
Zoology/Animal Biology 30 1
Business, Administration,
Management, Marketing, etc.
1692 537 8
Accounting 359 106 1
Business Administration and
Management
178 173 3
Finance 378 115 1
Human Resources Development 105
Logistics, Materials, and
Supply Chain Management
8
Management Science 148
Marketing/Marketing Management 273 29 3
Operations Management and
Supervision
52
Real Estate 54
Sales, Distribution, and
Marketing Operations
181
Tourism and Travel Services
Management
70
Communication and Journalism
Programs
27 4
Digital Communication and
Media/Multimedia
27
Technical and Scientific
Communication
4
Computing and Information
Sciences
93 115 19
Computer Graphics 22 5
Computer Science 47 32 19
Information Science/Studies 78
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager 24
Education 203 78
Adult and Continuing Education
and Teaching
33 13
Agricultural Teacher Education 26 14
Curriculum and Instruction 106 26
Educational Leadership and
Administration
25 21
Educational/Instructional
Technology
4
Health Teacher Education 6 4
Physical Education Teaching and
Coaching
2
Special Education and Teaching 1
Engineering 1066 580 153
Aerospace, Aeronautical and
Astronautical/Space Engineering
61 26 10
Agricultural Engineering 21 12 3
Bioengineering and Biomedical
Engineering
54 13 6
Chemical Engineering 134 4 18
Civil Engineering 151 118 23
Computer Engineering 49 38 11
Electrical and Electronics
Engineering
88 70 24
Engineering 1 1
Industrial Engineering 112 99 8
Materials Engineering 5 14
Mechanical Engineering 198 88 20
Nuclear Engineering 32 19 7
Ocean Engineering 52 18 3
Petroleum Engineering 114 69 5
Engineering Technology 229
Construction Engineering
Technology/Technician
144
Electrical, Electronic and
Communications Engineering
Technology/technician
31
Manufacturing Engineering
Technology/Technician
54
English Language, Composition
and Literature/Letters
226 9 17
English Language and Literature 226 9 17
Foreign Languages, Literatures,
and Linguistics
75 7
Classics and Classical
Languages, Literatures, and
Linguistics
5
Comparative Literature 1
French Language and Literature 12
German Language and Literature 4
Russian Language and Literature 7
Spanish Language and Literature 47 6
Health Services and Allied
Health Sciences
245 3 132
Community Health
Services/Liaison/Counseling
57
Health and Wellness 188
Veterinary Anatomy 1
Veterinary Infectious Diseases 1
Veterinary Medicine 125
Veterinary Physiology 1
Veterinary Preventive Medicine,
Epidemiology, and Public Health
1
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary
Clinical Sciences
1 5
History 206 4 3
History 206 4 3
Homeland Security, Law
Enforcement, Firefighting and
Related Protective Services
4
Forensic Science and Technology 4
Human Services 43
Public Administration 43
Mathematics and Statistics 61 46 25
Applied Mathematics 25
Mathematics 36 27 14
Statistics 19 11
Multi-/Interdisciplinary
Studies
786 8 3
International/Global Studies 130
Multi-/Interdisciplinary
Studies, Other
656
Nutrition Sciences 8 3
Natural Resources and
Conservation
205 26 8
Environmental Science 69
Environmental Studies 19
Forest Management/Forest
Resources Management
3
Forestry 3 2
Natural Resources Management
and Policy
11
Natural Resources/Conservation 17 18 6
Urban Forestry 2
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands
Science and Management
84 5
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and
Fitness Studies
416 24 14
Kinesiology and Exercise
Science
219 17 7
Parks, Recreation and Leisure
Facilities Management
28
Parks, Recreation and Leisure
Studies
8 6 7
Sport and Fitness
Administration/Management
161 1
Physical Sciences 138 50 70
Atmospheric Sciences and
Meteorology
26 8 8
Chemistry 49 7 40
Geological and Earth
Sciences/Geosciences, Other
3
Geology and Earth Science 31 12 4
Geophysics and Seismology 7 2 3
Hydrology and Water Resources
Science
7 1
Oceanography, Chemical and
Physical
5 3
Physics 22 9 11
Psychology 340 40 43
Community Psychology 3
Counseling Psychology 4
Educational Psychology 31 18
Industrial and Organizational
Psychology
1
Psychology 340 9 8
School Psychology 9
Science
Technologies/Technicians
7
Nuclear/Nuclear Power
Technology/Technician
7
Social Sciences 617 94 30
Anthropology 47 6
Economics 144 24 7
Geographic Information Science
and Cartography
27
Geography 25 6 3
International Relations and
Affairs
50
Political Science and
Government
245 3 12
Sociology 129 5 8
Visual and Performing Arts 21
Drama and Dramatics/Theater
Arts
14
Music 7
Work and Family Studies 169
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness
Studies
169
Above data represent
first majors only.
(-) Indicates that
program is not offered at this award
level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee:
Yes

Regular application fee: $60

Online application fee: $60
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 69%

Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, &
Gender Studies

Latin
American Studies B

Biological & Biomedical
Sciences

Biology
B

Business, Management, &
Marketing

Accounting
B
Business
Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial
Economics B
Finance/Banking
B
Management
Information Systems B
Marketing
Management B

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric
B

Education
Bilingual/Bicultural
Education B
Biology
Teacher Education B
Early
Childhood Education B
Elementary
Education B
English
Teacher Education B
History
Teacher Education B
Mathematics
Education B
Reading
Teacher Education B
Social
Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish
Language Teacher Education B
Special
Education B

English Language &
Literature

English
Language & Literature –
General B

Foreign Language &
Literature

Spanish
B

Health Professions &
Clinical Sciences

Nursing
(RN) B
Nursing
– Preoperative/Surgical B

History
History
– General B

Mathematics
Mathematics
– General B

Natural Resources &
Conservation

Natural
Resources & Conservation –
General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical
Fitness B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry
B

Psychology
Psychology
– General B

Public Administration &
Services

Social
Work B

Security & Protective
Services

Criminal
Justice Studies B

Social Sciences
Political
Science/Government B
Social
Sciences – General B
Sociology
B
Urban
Studies B

Degrees, certificates and diplomas
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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