About Texas A & M University-College Station

Founded in 1876, Texas A & M University-College Station. is a Public college. Located in Texas, which is a city setting in Texas, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 50,735 full time undergraduate students, and 14,897 full time graduate students.

The Texas A & M University-College Station Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 2695 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Texas A & M University-College Station include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate67%
Application Deadline
Application Fee75
SAT Range1070-1310
ACT Range24-30

Admissions at TAMU are considered Selective, with ,459% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 29 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

99% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 90% were in the top quarter, and 55% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Texas A & M University-College Station.

2%
“We”re apathetic”
24%
“We know about current events and vote”
68%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
6%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
12%
“Sometimes, but not often”
61%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
24%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
34%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
64%
“I feel extremely safe”
1%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
3%
“We bought the gear”
96%
“We live for the big game”
11%
“It”s not really our thing”
28%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
57%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
5%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
66%
“They keep regular office hours”
23%
“They”re always available”
5%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
27%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
66%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
2%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
4%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
23%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
38%
“We only party on weekends”
35%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
18%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
65%
“There might be people who do”
17%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
1%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
2%
“We”re apathetic”
24%
“We know about current events and vote”
68%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
6%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
3%
“We save it for the classroom”
12%
“Sometimes, but not often”
61%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
24%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
34%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
64%
“I feel extremely safe”
1%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
3%
“We bought the gear”
96%
“We live for the big game”
11%
“It”s not really our thing”
28%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
57%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
5%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
66%
“They keep regular office hours”
23%
“They”re always available”
5%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
27%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
66%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
2%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
4%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
23%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
38%
“We only party on weekends”
35%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
18%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
65%
“There might be people who do”
17%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
1%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Texas A & M University-College Station REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    608 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    386 Students rated off-campus housing 4.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    663 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    686 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    686 Students rated class size 3.8 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    686 Students rated school activities 4.6 stars. 67 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    686 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    687 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 59 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Texas A & M University-College Station?

341 Students rated Texas A & M University-College Station

Oghenetejiri - 09/04/2022

I think the school has a great education so it's a 4/5 education. It's really big which is ok but then some classes are across the school with only 20 minutes between them and the busses are very unreliable. The housing costs way more than it is worth for uncampus housing and there is not a lot of scholarships for people who are at the bottom of middle class and not first gen. Some classes are so big that the TA's teach majority of the class and a lot of engineering proffessors only care about research and not teaching so they leave the class for TA's.

Olivia - 07/12/2022

I come from an Aggie family and love A&M deeply. This is why I have the critiques I do. A&M needs to make itself safer for its minority students. There is a growing presence of right wing extremists, as shown by the rudder association, a highly political radical group that the Battalion did a thorough exposé over earlier this year. I am unsatisfied with Kathy Banks's administration, and think the school would benefit from a new president. I want to see A&M safer for disabled and LGBTQ+ students, students of color, and women and non-men.

Sarah - 03/21/2021

I am a current MFA student at Texas A&M. I completed my undergraduate degree here as well. My graduate professors are some of the most amazing people I've met. They are extremely supportive and care about what it is you want to do. In 2020 they were understanding and worked hard to give the best experience they could. Outside of class, I have received grants for my work, a part-time teaching assistant position, and resources.

Molly - 03/20/2021

A&M's actions make it very clear that they are not an inclusive university at all. If you are middle class or lower, don't go here. A&M is a school for the upper class and they make sure you know that based on what resources are available. The classes are generally good as are the professors but hate against the lower class and other minorities is very apparent on campus.

Texas A & M University-College Station FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Texas A & M University-College Station?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Texas A & M University-College Station is 67%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I could go back into time and give my past self advise, I would tell myself to keep on keeping on! Never lose sight of your dream. There will be many trials and times where you will be beaten down and feel like you can't go on but you can. Have you friends speak truth over you, talk to an advisor or pastor. The number one thing you can do is believe in yourself. You are your worst critic and you shouldn't listen. Know the truth, believe it, and run with it.

    Read all  659 answers
  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates at Texas A&M, collectively, are all eager and ready to learn while still able to balance a social life, be active in campus activities, and serve the community.

    Read all  156 answers
  4. What's unique about your campus?

    Texas A&M's history and tradition rich environment makes it stand out above the rest and is what I consider to be its best characteristic. Whether it be how the university started or all the traditions that have been around since it's beginning, students can truly feel the impact Texas A&M has and will have on their lives. "From the outside looking in, you can't understand it. And from the inside looking out, you can't explain it." It's something you just have to experience to understand its meaning and power.

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  5. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    There is a spirit in Aggieland that is unlike anything else I have ever experienced. From the outside looking in, you can't understand it. From the inside looking out, you can't explain it.

    Read all  125 answers
  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Texas A&M is a friendly campus. There's always something to be involved in, and it is just a good school to come to.

    Read all  123 answers
  7. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Although I love many things about Texas A&M, the worst thing about the university is its lack of a journalism/Public Relations major. Although Texas A&M does offer a minor in Journalism, which I am currently enrolled, I would like the school even better if that major were to be offered. It is difficult to find bad things about the University because of its great education, encouraging atmosphere, and school spirit.

    Read all  117 answers
  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    How much more time I needed to take out for studying and less time out being social.

    Read all  116 answers
  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Texas A&M is a very close-knit community of people who share common bonds of school pride and tradition. People who are socially-minded and who long to be part of a family-type school environment will love this campus. School spirit is very strong here, so people who are looking to get involved and really invenst in their education and extracurriculars will thrive at this university.

    Read all  110 answers
  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Somebody who likes to be lazy would not do well at Texas A&M University because there is a lot of work involved in each class. The work is not hard, but it is time consuming. You have to be able to balance each class with the amount of time in a day.

    Read all  100 answers
  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Traditions. That is what I brag about whenever I go home or whenever I talk to friends attending other colleges. Whether it be saying "Howdy!", doing your classes wildcat, or the 12th man, we are all united here at A&M. The 12th man is by far the best tradition that is worth bragging about because if you have ever been to an Aggie football game then you will know what I am talking about. We are solidified against whatever the cause may be no matter the sport or the reason and is worth all the bragging.

    Read all  85 answers
  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    In my opinion, the most frustrating thing is getting around town without a car. My parents didn't allow me to bring mine and it gets pretty frustrating every time I need to get groceries or if I just want to go out for a relaxing time. Just bring a car!

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for its tradition. The twelth man causes to the students to feel involved in school and I love every second of being there. My school is also known for its academics and connections. I will be receiving some of the best education in the world as well as being well connected whenever I need to start working.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The best thing about TAMU is all the people that I got to meet, including my girlfriend. It truly is a college town, because with a name like College Station, you wouldn't have the city without the university. There is a tremendous amount of school pride all because of our many and various traditions that have a stronghold on life.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academics of the engineering department are of the highest standards in Texas and in the US. I am a Nuclear Engineering major. The requirements of the academics here are challenging but extremely rewarding with opportunity and experience. My department leans more towards research in the various fields of nuclear engineering. It's well known that Texas A&M is a more research-oriented school, however, we have recently been recognized as one the top 5 school in the nation that companies come to in order to find future employees.

    Read all  44 answers
  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Um.... is there any?

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  17. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Not by any means. We are just like every other standard college town.

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  18. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    People part thursday night big time!!!! friday night a little and usually saturday night is a chill night... i lived in an off campus dorm called the callaway house which is awesome if you are not into the yucky dorms! lol frats and sororities are semi big here but not a must...its all about what u want

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Dumb rednecks, etc. It isn't particularly accurate.

    Read all  6 answers
  20. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    OMG! it's crazy packed. The stands are always full of maroon and the whole student body is there till the start of the game till the end supporting

    Read all  4 answers
  21. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    Because I grew up in College Station and I've loved everything A&M from a very young age. My desire to go here was solidified when I saw they had a leading business program at Mays.

    Read all  4 answers

Student Body

Students

48%

female

52%

male

50,735

Total Undergrad Enrollment

14,897

Total Grad Students

5%

Out-Of-State

94%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

700

Student Organizations

30

Fraternities

22

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

19%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
6%
% Black or African-American
3%
% Hispanic/Latino
23%
% White or Caucasian
63%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

77% of students attending Texas A & M University-College Station receive some sort of financial aid. 24% were awarded federal grants. While 32% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$28,984

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,054

Books and Supplies

$10,368

Room and Board

40,406

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$8,037
$30 - $48K
$10,122
$48 - $75K
$15,969
$75 - $110K
$21,589
$110K & UP
$23,346

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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