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.

Website: www.tamu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
53,065
Undergraduate
Students
(47.8%) 25,370 Women
(52.2%) 27,695 Men
14,515
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
70% of 37,191 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
570-690 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
620 average
570-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $28,496
Out-of-state: $54,164
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,968
Out-of-state: $36,636
Room and Board
$10,436
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Freshman Award
$18,142
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$23,505
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
2,798
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 4% of classes
10-19 students: 18% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 17% of classes
Over 100 students: 9% of classes
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Campus Life

College Station Population
97,801
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Houston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
23% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Reveille the Collie Dog
Sororities
13% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.0% Asian
3.0% Black/African-American
23.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.6% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students
1.4% from 96 countries
First-Year Students Returning
91.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
54.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3 4
History    
Academic Electives 5 7

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required December 8
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component required
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used as a validity check on the application essay
ACT: Used as a validity check on the application essay

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
400 Bizzell Street
City, State, Zip
College Station, TX 77843
Phone
(979) 845-1060
Fax
 
E-mail
admissions@tamu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
December 1
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Apply Texas application, minimum SAT math score of 550 or ACT math score of 24 for the College of Engineering recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
70% of 37,191 applicants were admitted
Women
69% of 18,452 applicants were admitted
Men
71% of 18,739 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
12,917 (50%) of 26,064 admitted students enrolled
Women
6,024 (47%) of 12,773 admitted students enrolled
Men
6,893 (52%) of 13,291 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
570-690 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
21%
Score of 600 - 700
45%
Score of 500 - 600
31%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
620 average
570-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
14%
Score of 600 - 700
50%
Score of 500 - 600
32%
Score of 400 - 500
5%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
27 average
25-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
34%
Score of 24 - 29
49%
Score of 18 - 23
16%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 60%
Top quarter: 88%
Top half: 98%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $28,496
Out-of-state: $54,164
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,968
Out-of-state: $36,636
Room and Board
$10,436
Books and Supplies
$1,222
Other Expenses
$5,870
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
sfs@tamu.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 25
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003632
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
7,877 (78.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
4,968 (63.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,738 (95.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,200 (25.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$18,142
Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,451 (93.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,201
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,375 (50.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,462
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 499 (10.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,196 (11.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,193

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
29,196 (62.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
21,397 (73.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
20,224 (94.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
4,507 (22.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$16,695
Need-Based Gift
Received by 17,498 (86.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,569
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 11,910 (58.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,307
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,445 (7.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
4,832 (10.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,987

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
43%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$23,505
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, Health Fields, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Journalism/Publications, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships, Rodeo
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Communication/Journalism
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural and Food Products Processing
  • Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling
  • Agriculture, General
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Architecture
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Communication, General
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Farm/Farm and Ranch Management
  • Finance, General
  • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Forestry, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geography
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health and Wellness, General
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Development
  • Industrial Engineering
  • International/Global Studies
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer
  • Marine Sciences
  • Maritime Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Poultry Science
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Range Science and Management
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management
  • Transportation/Mobility Management
  • Turf and Turfgrass Management
  • Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Women's Studies
  • Zoology/Animal Biology
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Engineering, Interdisciplinary studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
2,798
Part-Time Faculty
787
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
70%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 4% of classes
10-19 students: 18% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 17% of classes
Over 100 students: 9% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 33% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 39% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 12% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 7% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
6,373,675
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
2776
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Financial Management, Master of Arts, Master of Marine Resources Management, Master of Business Administration, Master of Maritime Administration and Logistics, Master of Wildlife Science, Master of Science, Master of Natural Resources Development, Master of Agriculture, Master of Engineering, Master of International Affairs, Master of Public Service Administration, Master of Real Estate, Master in Recreation Resource Development, Master of Architecture, Master of Equine Industry Management

Master's Programs of Study

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Physics
  • Architecture
  • Astronomy
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Finance and Banking
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • History
  • Homeland Security
  • Horticulture
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Affairs
  • Management Information Systems
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology
  • National Security
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Health--General
  • Real Estate
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Sciences

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Physics
  • Architecture
  • Astronomy
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Sciences

Location and Setting


College Station Population
97,801
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Houston
Campus Size
 

Weather

Temperature
39.7 average low in January, 90.1 average high in September
Rain
80 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Bryan
Nearest Train Station
90 mile(s) from campus in Houston

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
23% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
77%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
student escorts

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Reveille the Collie Dog
School Colors
Maroon and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Equestrian Sports x x    
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x  
Equestrian Sports x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x  
Equestrian Sports    
Golf x x
Soccer    
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, memorial student center, corps of cadets, fish camp, student government
Sororities
13% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
53,065
Women
25,370 (47.8%)
Men
27,695 (52.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
46,724
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.0% Asian
3.0% Black/African-American
23.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
62.6% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students.
1.4% from 96 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
14,515

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
91.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
54.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
78.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
82.2%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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