Students Say

“The ocean is our classroom” is the slogan for Texas A&M at Galveston, where the name of the game is maritime studies. TAMUG’s 10 academic departments, which include the Texas Maritime Academy (one of only five seacoast academics prepping students to become officers in the American Merchant Marines), all center on marine and maritime studies. Students, who refer to themselves as “Sea Aggies,” don’t spend all their time in the water, though; general academic requirements guarantee a well-rounded education, and both computer science and technical-writing instruction are integrated throughout the curriculum. Undergrads warn that “The science classes here are very hard.

Overview

Applicants
1,329
Acceptance Rate
56%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
480 - 580
SAT Math
510 - 600
ACT Composite
22 - 26

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

“The ocean is our classroom” is the slogan for Texas A&M at Galveston, where the name of the game is maritime studies. TAMUG’s 10 academic departments, which include the Texas Maritime Academy (one of only five seacoast academics prepping students to become officers in the American Merchant Marines), all center on marine and maritime studies. Students, who refer to themselves as “Sea Aggies,” don’t spend all their time in the water, though; general academic requirements guarantee a well-rounded education, and both computer science and technical-writing instruction are integrated throughout the curriculum. Undergrads warn that “The science classes here are very hard. If you get a good grade in a science class, you’ve definitely earned it,” but note that the challenge is eased somewhat by professors who “go above and beyond the call of duty. They are helpful and are willing to work with you whenever you need.” Across the board, students say, “We have excellent professors and lectures in the major programs” and that “the great teachers definitely outweigh the bad ones.” No wonder students tell us that “TAMUG is amazing and is everything it’s cracked up to be and more. I could not ask for a more challenging and fun-loving experience.” One student sums up his experience: “When I arrived, I thought of TAMUG as a stepping stone to bigger and better things. Now that I’ve been here for two years I realized that I don’t want bigger...and it can’t get any better.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
147
with Terminal Degree
78

103
Men
44
Women
27
Minority
5
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
46%
Graduate in 5 years
87%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Edward Higgins
President of Higgins Marine Services, Inc. of New Orleans

Ann Sanborn
First woman to sail as Master of any U S Flagged deep sea merchant vessel

Jon Cook
CEO of LNG shipping company Excelerate

Kirk Fitzhugh
Curator of Polychaetes at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Joanie Heinly
PA-C at the Memorial Cardiac Surgery Associates, Houston,Texas

Illya Espino de Marotta
Executive VP for Expansion Engineering & Programs – Panama Canal

Dr. Edward Louis Jr
Director of Conservation Genetics – Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
61
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,559

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,567

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,245

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$26,960

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
56%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$2,711

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,246

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$500

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

“A lot of people are ecologically minded, due to the nature of the majors” at TAMUG, a school where marine biology, oceanography, and marine science rank among the most popular departments. The typical Sea Aggie is “a white, middle-class kid, but everyone gets along. You don’t really notice if anyone particularly stands out. There are so many clubs and organizations that everyone knows everyone so no one is left out.” Sea Aggies are a motivated group, with more than half planning to pursue degrees beyond undergraduate study. Since TAMUG lacks the high-profile athletic teams and age-old traditions that bond the main Texas A&M campus at College Station, some students feel a bit left out; “People at TAMUG are not as enthusiastic as people in College Station,” explains one student. Still, students enrolled in this specialized curriculum are bonded by their common interest in all things oceanic.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,045
Out of State
13%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
19

Demographics

37% female
63% male
13% are out of state
92% are full time
8% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Life at TAMUG is decidedly laid-back, as one might expect on an island campus. “We spend a lot of time at the beach during nice weather, and we go to or rent a lot of movies and just hang out to get away from everything,” reports one student. Undergrads describe campus as “the perfect environment, except for the mosquitoes.” Extracurriculars include “tons of intramural sports, as well as other activities to keep everyone busy,” and scuba diving is particularly big. Notes one undergrad, “Life at school is pretty good. There’s always some organization hosting a program. There’s a lot to get involved in.” Socially, TAMUG “is small and feels like high school,” according to some, but students also laud their campus as “a great place to party after a grueling week of tests, papers, and presentations,” suggesting a copasetic social environment. Some here feel that “There is not too much to do in the city of Galveston” other than shop and sightsee on the Strand, the historic century-old center of town. Fortunately, Houston is only 40 miles northwest.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
60%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
77
First-Year Students living on campus
92%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
89

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
35
Number of Honor Societies
2

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
3

Sports

Athletic Division
Other

Men's Sports (Aggies)
5 Sports

Crew Rowing
Fishing
Lacrosse
Sailing
Swimming
Women's Sports (Aggies)
5 Sports

Crew Rowing
Fishing
Lacrosse
Sailing
Swimming

Student Services


Minority Support Groups: Multicultural Services, S.E.E.D. http://www.tamug.edu/stuact/StudentLifeStaffFrames.htm

Navy ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Green Rating
73

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
24

Average Number of PC's per Lab
30

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
84%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Please contact the Computer Information Services Department for details at (409) 740-4714.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Shana Marcon
Assistant Director of Student Relations

Address
Admissions Office
P.O. Box 1675
Galveston, TX 77553

Phone
4097404414

Email
marcons@tamug.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Mary Moody Northen Student Center
P.E. Facility
Small Boat Basin
Training Ship - General Rudder
Jack K. Williams Library

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Galveston Beach
Historical Strand/Silk Stocking District
Galveston Seawall
Tanger Outlet Mall
Moody Gardens

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Monday, Wednesday Friday at 10am or by appointment
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Houston Hobby Airport is closest to our campus. Galveston Limousine service is available for airport transportation. City buses route to campus. Freshmen are allowed to have cars.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Houston: Go south on I-45 which continues into city of Galveston. Turn left on 51st Street and continue over Galveston Ship Channel. Campus is on Pelican Island, first right hand turn off the causeway.

Local Accommodations
See www.galveston.com. Most Galveston hotels are located on Seawall Blvd., approximately 10 minutes form campus.
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Key Stats

1,329
Applicants
2,045
Size
56%
Acceptance Rate
1080
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists