Students Say

The “untold spirit at Texas A&M” lies in its tradition, which is “the underlying pulse of Aggieland.” This large research school has “deep-rooted values” and “runs as a tight-knit family despite the numerous population.” This strong family dynamic makes the school an “open, friendly place to learn and grow,” and the incredibly strong engineering and life science programs certainly don’t hurt. The academics can be “difficult,” but “the goal is to set [students] apart from the rest, so [they] can excel.” The “wonderful” professors “do their best to bring the topics from pages to the real world.”

Overview

Applicants
32,190
Acceptance Rate
71%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
510 - 640
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
550 - 670
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 610
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 30

Deadlines


Regular
December 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Non-Academic

Extracurricular Activities
Talent / Ability

Selectivity Rating

Overall

Students Say

The “untold spirit at Texas A&M” lies in its tradition, which is “the underlying pulse of Aggieland.” This large research school has “deep-rooted values” and “runs as a tight-knit family despite the numerous population.” This strong family dynamic makes the school an “open, friendly place to learn and grow,” and the incredibly strong engineering and life science programs certainly don’t hurt. The academics can be “difficult,” but “the goal is to set [students] apart from the rest, so [they] can excel.” The “wonderful” professors “do their best to bring the topics from pages to the real world.” They “all have life experiences working with the topics that they teach making them the perfect resource for information.” These “top-notch” professors (well, aside from a very few who are “extremely dry”) come back to A&M after working in powerful industry positions “because they love the atmosphere and the students.” “I have never skipped a class because I thoroughly enjoy going,” says one student. Particularly with the sciences, professors offer students the opportunity to participate in “world-changing research,” and all such experiences “have had something useful to add to the material,” which helps students when they go out into the real world. The “Aggie network” is something to behold; it reaches far across the nation (“Aggie alumni are loyal to their school forever”) and “is good for getting jobs after graduation.” The sense of pride here motivates students to do well “because they’re part of something bigger than themselves.” There is “great support” from both the faculty and staff together. “The mindset they have is to effectively prepare students for world-class challenges,” says one student. “At Texas A&M, you learn to be a well-rounded, moral, and ethical person.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
20:1
Total Faculty
3,772
with Terminal Degree
3,201

2,503
Men
1,269
Women
786
Minority
192
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
50%
Graduate in 5 years
76%
Graduate in 6 years
79%

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural and Food Products Processing
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Communication/Journalism
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling
  • Agriculture, General
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production
  • Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
  • Farm/Farm and Ranch Management
  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • Poultry Science
  • Range Science and Management
  • Turf and Turfgrass Management

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architecture
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Landscape Architecture

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Microbiology, General
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Finance, General
  • Human Resources Development
  • Logistics and Materials Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management
  • Transportation/Transportation Management

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication, General
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Science
  • System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager

  • Engineering

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Manufacturing Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Health and Wellness, General
  • Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies
  • Marine Sciences
  • Maritime Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
  • Forestry, General
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management
  • Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Forensic Science and Technology

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Cartography
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Gov. Rick Perry
Governor of Texas

Jorge Quiroga Ramirez
Former President of Bolivia

Alberto AlemanZubieta
Administrator of Panamal Canal

Lyle Lovett
Singer/Actor

Martin Torrijos
Panamanian President

Academic Rating

Career overview

Students Say

The Career Center at Texas A&M does a tremendous job of assisting undergraduates in their career search. Students can connect with over 3,000 potential employers, including more than eighty percent of the Fortune 500 companies. Clearly, these undergrads are in demand. Many students happily share that “the Aggie Network is [another] good [avenue] for getting jobs after graduation.” Of course, prior to seeking out interviews, undergrads can arrange one-on-one meetings to review resumes, cover letters, etc. Lastly, prospective (and current) students will be delighted to discover that the average starting salary, according to Payscale.com, for recent A&M grads is $51,900.

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
50%
Graduate in 5 years
76%
Graduate in 6 years
79%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Median Starting Salary
$51,900

Median Mid-Career Salary
$94,300

Alumni with High Job Meaning
58%

Return on Education (ROE) rating
93

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Bottom Line

Texas A&M’s price tag depends on whether you are from the great state of Texas or not. In-state students pay only $5,673 in tuition, while out-of-state students will pay $22,293. In addition, student should expect to spend another $13,977 on housing, fees, books, and supplies. Three-quarters of the freshmen student body receive some aid, while almost half will take out loans. The average student will accrue $25,223 in debt during their Texas A&M career. The bottom line is that Texas A&M is a big school with big resources and big pride.

Bang For Your Buck

If you love college sports, and especially football, it is hard to do better than Texas A&M. About 650 student athletes compete in twenty varsity sports. In 2012, Texas A&M officially joined the storied Southeastern Conference (SEC). Kyle Field is always “packed for home games.” This is all part of the Aggie school spirit which extends to the vast Aggie alumni network. “Aggie alumni are loyal to their school forever” and can be a great source of support for students looking to enter postcollege life. The school has a wealth of resources for students and over 950 student organizations for students to participate in. Those who attend Texas A&M tend to enjoy the experience. A full 91 percent of freshmen return for sophomore year.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$11,537

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,315

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,441

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$25,005

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
51%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$8,783

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,971
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$23,147
Required Fees
$3,209
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$606

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

Students Say

A typical student is “white,” “conservative,” “involved in at least one club, spends a fair amount of time studying, and learns to two-step for Thursday nights.” This being Texas, “some wear cowboy boots, a flannel shirt, a cowboy hat/baseball cap, and jeans.” There is also a strong faction of members of the Corps of Cadets, as well as religious folk (the school has “the largest Bible study in the world”). Though lacking cultural diversity, interests and hobbies run the gamut, and “students from other races and classes fit in just fine and are able to make friends just like anybody else.” While it’s a big school, “a lot of classes are pretty small, so it’s easy to make friends in class.” There are “no pretenses” among Aggies, and “everyone shows who they are.” “Most of the people I have met here are truly genuine individuals,” says a student.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
47,093
Out of State

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
81

Demographics

5.54%
Asian
2.82%
African-American
20.95%
Hispanic
66.96%
Caucasian
1.55%
International

49% female
51% male
89% are full time
11% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Student organizations positively abound at Texas A&M (there are more than 1,000), and they are a huge social outlet for students looking to find those with similar interests. “Get involved in something you’re passionate about; there is a club for just about everything,” says a student. Off-campus, there are “four-dollar movies, many dancehalls, endless restaurants to eat at, and a large mall,” as well as “an ice-skating rink, bowling alley, and miniature golf place.” Students at Texas A&M are “loyal to one another and are always willing to support their fellow Aggies.” “Tradition and chivalry run the school,” and students all “work hard during the week so we can party hard on the weekends,” usually at Northgate, the “bar street.” “Texas A&M is kind of like a cult—a really happy cult,” explains a student. The “immense school spirit” is derived from the many “time-honored traditions,” including the Big Event, which is the largest one-day, student-run service project in the nation. That’s not even to mention the football: “Saturdays in the fall are owned by football.” “Although the school is very large, whenever the…Aggies at Kyle Field are belting the war hymn and linking arms, I feel like I am part of a huge family.” As one student cryptically sums up his school’s mythology, “From the outside looking in, you can’t understand it. From the inside looking out you can’t explain it.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
24%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
60%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Cooperative
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Services for Students with Disabilities

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Dr. Anne Reber

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Comprehensive psychoeducational testing, intelligence and achievement scores, written report, WISC-III or WAIS-R with Woodcock J

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Psychoeducational testing along with documentation from qualified evaluator diagnosing the ADHD. Documentation should match the DSM.IV-TR criteria.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
992
Number of Honor Societies
41

Number of Social Sororities
36
Number of Religious Organizations
74

3% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Aggies)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Riflery
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Aggies)
13 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Equestrian Sports
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

As a combined land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university, Texas A&M has a long history of environmental research and education. Texas A&M was a charter member of the AASHE Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) program, and in 2012 received a silver STARS rating. The schools Energy Action Plan 2015 set a goal of reducing energy consumption by 20 percent between 2011 and 2015. Since 2002, the school has managed to decrease its energy consumption from 6.8 trillion BTUs to 4.8 trillion while simultaneously expanding the campus. While Texas may be known as a land of brisket and BBQ, Texas A&M provides vegetarian and vegan options for all meals at the Sbisa dining facility. The school works to use organic and locally grown food in all its facilities. The university’s “Borrow a Bike” program provides free bicycles, which is helpful given Texas A&M’s massive 5,500-acre campus. All students and employees have access to this free and sustainable form of transportation. In addition, the school provides free shuttle services around campus and the local community. Texas A&M is a school that believes in the power of its students, and students delivered with the creation of the Aggie Green Fund (AGF). Since 2011, AGF has awarded over $1.1 million in grant dollars for campus environmental improvements. Example projects include part-time funding for the Office of Sustainability Outreach Team, Big Belly Solar trash compactors, water bottle filling stations, and funding for the student run Howdy! Farm that provides organic—and tasty!—locally grown produce. AGF funding also provided Howdy! Farm with a sustainable, off the grid facility that serves as their headquarters and storefront.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
14%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

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
300

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
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Visitor Center

Address
Aggieland Visitor Center
1372 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-1372

Phone
979-845-5851

Email
visit@tamu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Recreation Center
Kyle Field
Corps of Cadets
George Bush Presidential Library/Museum
Research Park

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Washington on the Brazos
Blue Bell Creamery
Messina Hof Winery
George Bush Presidential Library/Museum

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8:00 - 5:00
979-845-5851

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length:

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
webadmin@athletics.tamu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Limitations
Spend the night with the Corps Program is only overnight stays available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Aggie Bus Operations transportation available, and the closest airport is Easterwood Airport.

Local Accommodations
Memorial Student Center Hotel and various chains
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Key Stats

32,190
Applicants
47,093
Size
71%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists