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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.


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.


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


  • 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.


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


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.

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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 Reading530 - 650
SAT ® Math570 - 670
SAT ® Writing510 - 620
SAT ® Total Score1610 - 1940

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English23 - 30
ACT ® Math24 - 29
ACT ® Composite Score24 - 30

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)
Granted Admissions16,488 (63%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled8,254 (50%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Texas A&M University is around 49,000 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 20% enrolling as graduate students and 80% 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 $9,800

Texas A&M University contains a number of schools that manage the various programs, curriculums, research facilities, and more. Listed below are the professional schools along with their estimated annual tuition:

  • Veterinary School (Tuition: $14,000/yr)

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 2009 was around 3%.

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 (Big Twelve Conference)
  • Basketball (Big Twelve Conference)
  • Track and Field (Big Twelve Conference)
  • Football (Big Twelve 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 (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (B)
  • Global Studies (B)
  • Nutrition (D, M)

Agriculture Operations

  • Agricultural Business (B, M)
  • Animal Husbandry and Production (B)
  • Agricultural Communication (B)
  • Animal Science (B, D, M)
  • Horticulture (B, D, M)
  • Agricultural Business and Management (B, M)
  • Poultry Science (B, M)
  • Agriculture (B)
  • Agricultural and Food Products Processing (B)
  • Agricultural Economics (D, M)
  • Agronomy and Crop Science (B, D, M)
  • Turf Management (B)
  • Food Science (D, M)
  • Range Science and Management (B, D, M)
  • Agricultural Animal Breeding (D, M)
  • Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding (D, M)
  • Farm and Ranch Management (B)
  • Aquaculture (B)
  • Soil Science and Agronomy (D, M)
  • Dairy Science (B)
  • Agricultural Supplies, Retailing and Wholesaling (B)
  • Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management (M)


Business and Marketing Studies

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Communications and Journalism

  • Communication, General (B, D, M)
  • Digital Communication and Media (B)
  • Technical and Scientific Communication (M)

Social Sciences


English Language and Literature


Health and Clinical Professions

  • Health and Wellness, General (B)
  • Veterinary Medicine (D)
  • Community Health Services, Liaison, Counseling (B)
  • Comparative and Laboratory Animal Medicine (M)
  • Veterinary Sciences (D, M)
  • Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology (D)

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Engineering Technology

  • Construction Engineering Technology (B)
  • Manufacturing Technology (B)
  • Electrical and Communications Engineering Technology (B)

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Nutrition and Wellness Studies (B)


  • Curriculum and Instruction (D, M)
  • Adult and Continuing Education (D, M)
  • Educational Leadership and Administration (D, M)
  • Agricultural Teacher Education (D, M)
  • Educational and Instructional Media Design (M)
  • Health Teacher Education (D, M)
  • Special Education (M)
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education (M)

Natural Resources and Conservation

Computer and Information Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry (B, D, M)
  • Geology (B, D, M)
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology (B, D, M)
  • Geological and Earth Sciences, Geosciences (B)
  • Physics (B, D, M)
  • Geophysics and Seismology (B, D, M)
  • Hydrology and Water Resources Science (D, M)
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical (D, M)

Mathematics and Statistics

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B, M)
  • French Language and Literature (B)
  • Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (B)
  • Russian Language and Literature (B)
  • German Language and Literature (B)

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Visual and Performing Arts

Security and Protective Services

Science Technology

  • Nuclear Power Technology (M)

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • Chicano Studies (D)
  • United States Studies (B)
  • Womens Studies

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