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Texas A & M University-College Station

College Station, Texas
The Clayton W. Williams, Jr., Alumni Center is the home of The Association of Former Students. credit: Oldag07
  • Overview
  • Location
  • Students
  • Admissions
  • Costs
  • Academics
  • Campus Life
  • Athletics
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Overview
Public
45,091 Undergraduates
67% Admissions Rate
City: Midsize
Public
Region: South
Size: Big
Doctoral
Texas A & M University-College Station
JKW Administration Building, Suite 200
College Station, Texas
77843-1248
(979) 845-3211
www.tamu.edu

Texas A&M University, one of the top 70 colleges in the nation, is a public research university located in College Station, Texas. It was the state’s first public university, and established by the Morrill Act of the U.S. Congress in 1862. Today, the university sits on 5,500 acres, and is one of the largest college campuses in the U.S. It’s home to the George Bush Presidential Library, and the Former U.S. President is known to drop by from time to time. Its purpose statement is “To develop leaders of character dedicated to serving the greater good.” Notable alumni include football player Johnny Manziel, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett, actor Rip Torn, journalist Roland Martin and actress Martha Madison. The school’s colors are maroon and white, and its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – SEC. Varsity sports offered include men’s basketball, football, baseball, cross country and golf, and women’s basketball, swimming and diving, tennis, golf and soccer. Every year, the college hosts The Big Event, which was started in 1982. It is the largest one-day, student-run service project in the U.S. Every spring, tens of thousands of students do service projects, like yard work, painting and window washing around their College Station community to show their appreciation.

Location

College Station is a city in Brazos County, Texas, situated in East-Central Texas in the heart of the Brazos Valley, in the center of the region known as Texas Triangle. It is 90 miles northwest of Houston and 87 miles northeast of Austin. As of the 2010 census, College Station had a population of 93,857, which had increased to an estimated population of 118,064 as of August 2018. More from Wikipedia...

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Students
51%

Men

49%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

2584

New Transfer Students

Admissions
67%

Acceptance Rate

38%

Enrollment Yield

1070-1310

SAT Range

34,780

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$15,455

Typical Cost

$36,606

Out-Of-State (published)

$11,234

In-State (published)

77%

Recieve Financial Aid

80%

Have Loans

$15,250

Median Debt

Academics
21.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

142

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

740

Doctorates Awareded

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Top Major

14

Faculty Awards

27

National Academy Members

386

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, many than 1,000 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, nearly 60 to choose from

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Football Conference:

Southeastern Conference

Basketball Conference:

Southeastern Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Southeastern Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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