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 fam­ ily 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.

Overview

Applicants
31,388
Acceptance Rate
69%

Test Scores

SAT Reading
520 - 630
SAT Math
550 - 660
ACT Composite
23 - 29

Deadlines


Regular
January 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

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

Extracurricular Activities
Talent / Ability

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 fam­ ily 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 informa­ tion." These "top-notch" professors (well, aside from a very few who are "extremely dry") come back to A&M after working in powerful industry posi­ tions "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 use­ ful 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 sup­ port" 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
21.7:1
Total Faculty
2,695
with Terminal Degree
2,386

1,913
Men
782
Women
773
Minority
215
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
63%
Graduate in 5 years
96%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

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

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
81
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
$11,837

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,539

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,700

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$25,223

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
47%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$9,788

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,673
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$22,293
Required Fees
$3,209
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$606

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

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 Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

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
44,072
Out of State

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
127

Demographics

5.02%
Asian
3.28%
African-American
19.89%
Hispanic
68.79%
Caucasian
1.54%
International

48% female
52% male
90% are full time
10% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Student organizations positively abound at Texas A&M (there are more than 800), 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 week­ ends," 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
25%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
84
First-Year Students living on campus
62%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
85

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Cooperative
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
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
725
Number of Honor Societies
34

Number of Social Sororities
36
Number of Religious Organizations
77

6% 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.

Green Rating
93
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

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
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
vis-cntr@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
M-F (Sat 10-4 and Sun 1-4)
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

31,388
Applicants
44,072
Size
69%
Acceptance Rate
1180
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists