Texas A&M University (Texas A&M)

805 Rudder Tower, College Station, TX

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Texas A & M University is an international island university located in Corpus Christi, Texas. It is surrounded by natural wetlands, which provide a perfect laboratory for environmental and marine sciences.

History

The Agricultural and Mechanical College was established as a land-grant college in 1871. It was the first public institution of higher learning in Texas. Students were first welcomed here in 1876.

Enrolment at Texas A & M University was restricted to men who were interested in receiving military training for the better part of its first century of operation. A requirement was to participate in the Corps of Cadets. A limited number of women were allowed to attend during this time but they were the daughters of facility and could not receive a degree. In 1918, during WWI, the senior class was called by the military to fight in France. Over 20,000 combat troops, many of them officers, were mustered out of Texas A & M during WWII.

Shortly after WWII, Texas A & M University upgraded from a college to a university. The name was changed to Texas A & M University after the war ended. At this time it became co-educational and integrated.

Near the end of the 20th Century, Texas A & M University gained recognition for its research. Designation of space grant university and sea grant university were specified at that time. In 1997, George Bush Presidential Library was established.

Academics

Students have ample opportunity to pursue career choices at Texas A & M University. The degree programs offered are ranked in the top ten nationally.

Colleges

  • College of Architecture
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Department of General Academic Programs
  • Mays Business College
  • Dwight Look College of Engineering
  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Science
  • College of Geosciences
  • College of Liberal Art
  • College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Research at Texas A & M extends around the world. The University is renowned for world-class research facilities and a student and faculty body that is highly motivated. Texas A & M University offers more than 130 graduate programs.

Student Life

Texas A & M Student Services will allow students to have access to a supportive environment both on and off campus. Students will be learn how to hone leadership skills, to embrace diversity, be active in the campus community and assist them in realizing their educational goals successfully. There are a wide variety of fraternities and sororities on campus.

Athletics

Texas A & M University athletic teams are known as the "Islanders." The school has a physician's examination room, staff offices and state of the art equipment. Teams include:

  • Men's basketball
  • Women's basketball
  • Baseball
  • Women's golf
  • Softball
  • Cross country
  • Men's track and field
  • Women's track and field
  • Men's tennis
  • Women's tennis
  • Volleyball

Community

Corpus Christi is located on the Gulf of Mexico and is sheltered behind beautiful barrier islands. The shoreline runs for miles and is the perfect spot for sunbathers. It's also a popular haven for bird watchers. The area consists of 133,000 acres of undeveloped barrier reefs and is a treasured jewel of nature. There are a multitude of shops, restaurants and clubs along Chaparral, Shoreline and Water Streets.

The promenade and seawall offer stunning views and bikers, skaters and walkers can be found enjoying the moderate climate and scenery. Historical and cultural venues are numerous.

Be sure to take in the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History and the Art Museum of South Texas. If you enjoy sea life, be sure to drop by the Texas State Aquarium. The Corpus Christi Botanical Gardens are beautiful year 'round for those who enjoy strolling along pathways and viewing stunning blooms.

Corpus Christi comes to life after sunset. Bars and pubs are plentiful. A favorite spot for seafood lovers is Pelican's Landing Restaurant, located on Mustang Island.

Whether you enjoy spectacular views, gorgeous sunsets, shopping, nightlife or nature, there's something for everyone in Corpus Christi.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give an overview of the applicants Texas A&M University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students that were accepted, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to have a better understanding of your chances of getting into Texas A&M.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading520 - 630
SAT ® Math550 - 660
SAT ® Writing490 - 610
SAT ® Total Score1560 - 1900

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English22 - 29
ACT ® Math24 - 29
ACT ® Writing6 - 8
ACT ® Composite Score23 - 29

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into Texas A&M

The table below lists the chances of getting accepted into Texas A&M.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants31,387
Granted Admissions21,803 (69%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled10,241 (47%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Texas A&M University is around 51,000 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 21% enrolling as graduate students and 79% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $11,600. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $60 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $5,300-$6,400
    • Out-of-State: $22,000-$26,190
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $180-$210 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $730-$870 per unit
  • on campus dorms & meals are estimated to cost around $10,000

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid78%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships61%$9,531
Receiving Student Loans36%$8,844

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 5%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Texas A&M University may offer student services like:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

With a high graduation rate of around 81%, Texas A&M is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years50%
Graduating in 5 Years27%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dietetics Program (more info)
  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • School Psychology (Ph.D.) Program (more info)
  • Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) Program (more info)
  • English Language Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Texas A&M University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Southeastern Conference)
  • Basketball (Southeastern Conference)
  • Track and Field (Southeastern Conference)
  • Football (Southeastern Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Equestrian

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Architecture

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Science Technology

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Transportation and Materials Moving

Visual and Performing Arts

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