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West Texas A&M University

Canyon, TX

West Texas A&M, founded in 1909 as West Texas State U, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 124-acre main campus and ranch and farm of approximately 2,600 acres are located in Canyon, 15 miles south of Amarillo.

Web Sitewww.wtamu.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students7,389
   Women4,160 (56.3%)
   Men3,229 (43.7%)
Graduate Students2,512

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate60% of 6,163 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math481 average
430-530 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading478 average
420-530 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite21 average
18-24 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $20,674
Out-of-state: $21,697
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,936
Out-of-state: $8,959
Room and Board
$7,196
Average Percent of Need Met69%
Average Freshman Award$9,163
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$24,525

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
317
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 22% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 19% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 10% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Canyon Population13,857
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 83% of freshmen, 31% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division II
MascotBuffalo
Sororities6% of women participate
Fraternities 6% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
5.2% Black/African-American
27.4% Hispanic/Latino
2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.3% White
1.7% Unknown
International Students1.8% from 55 countries
First-Year Students Returning65.5%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
27.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
85%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
11.6%
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  GPA SAT ACT
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Average 3.51   440 560  
Low 3.50   440 560  
High 3.53   440 560  
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