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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 TypePublic
Undergraduate Students47,093
   Women22,870 (48.6%)
   Men24,223 (51.4%)
Graduate Students14,170


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate71% of 32,190 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineDecember 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math609 average
550-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading579 average
520-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing553 average
480-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite27 average
23-30 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $23,960
Out-of-state: $42,553
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,428
Out-of-state: $28,021
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met75%
Average Freshman Award$16,417
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 2% of classes
10-19 students: 20% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 15% of classes
Over 100 students: 11% of classes


College Station Population97,801
Nearest Metropolitan AreaHouston
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing60% of freshmen, 24% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotReveille the Collie Dog
Sororities13% of women participate
Fraternities8% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.5% Asian
2.8% Black/African-American
21.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
67.0% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students1.5% from 86 countries
First-Year Students Returning90.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.54 3.88 615 593 586 27
Low 1.89 1.70 320 340 380 16
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 36
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• The Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M typically includes the country's largest military marching band: approximately 375 members.

• "The BIG Event" is an annual day of student-run community service projects in the Bryan/College Station area.

• "Aggie Muster" marks annual worldwide reunions of Texas A&M alumni wherever they live.

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Annual Survey of Colleges 2014, copyright © 2014 The College Board. All rights reserved.
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases,
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