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Texas A&M University
College Station, TX
Texas A&M at College Station, founded in 1876, is a public, comprehensive university. It is one of the few institutions holding triple federal designations as a land-, sea- and space-grant university. It offers extraordinary, high-quality academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels in over 100 fields. Its students have unique opportunities to develop leadership skills through its optional Corps of Cadets and 700 other organizations. Texas A&M is the nation's only university to rank among the top ten in four key categories: student body size (4th), enrollment of National Merit Scholars (8th), research expenditures (9th) and endowment (10th). Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture, Architecture, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Geosciences, Liberal Arts, Medicine, Science and Veterinary Medicine. Its 5,200-acre campus is located in College Station, 90 miles northwest of Houston.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 50,735
   Women 24,601 (48.5%)
   Men 26,134 (51.5%)
Graduate Students 14,567
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 66% of 35,494 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline December 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math 609 average
550-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 582 average
520-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 27 average
24-30 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities X      
Cost of Attendance In-state: $27,208
Out-of-state: $47,386
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $10,030
Out-of-state: $30,208
  Room and Board $10,368
Average Percent of Need Met 76%
Average Freshman Award $18,348
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 2,834
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 2% of classes
10-19 students: 19% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 17% of classes
Over 100 students: 10% of classes
College Station Population 97,801
Nearest Metropolitan Area Houston
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 70% of freshmen, 23% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Reveille the Collie Dog
Sororities 13% of women participate
Fraternities 8% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.4% Asian
3.2% Black/African-American
22.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
63.9% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students 1.5% from 96 countries
First-Year Students Returning 90.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 52.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported