College Station, TX
Texas A & M University-College Station


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Recent Reviews

Samantha
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

The most friendly, school spirited, down to earth, academically challenging, community involved, Big 12 school there is to of...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

The most friendly, school spirited, down to earth, academically challenging, community involved, Big 12 school there is to offer.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Besides majors in Agriculture, Veterinary Health and Engineering, we are known for our intense school spirit and friendly campus life.

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

Dare to dream. Don't limit yourself. If you have a dream school don't be afraid to go for it, even if it's out of your financial ability. There are tons of scholarships and grants available for you, you sometimes just have to be willing to take time to find them. Even if you have to take out loans don't worry, because in the end after you graduate and get the job you always wanted, you will see that it was all well worth it. While you're in school, get involved! Try something new! This time could be your only opportunity in life to do that certain something you've always been curious about or interested in. Step out of your comfort zone and meet new people, let experiences teach you to be well rounded and cultural. College only lasts a few years so take advantage of the time and all of the resources you are offered as a student. "When I grow up I want to be..." is not just a fantasy, it can become real!

Chris
What's unique about your campus?

Traditions, spirit, friendliness, strong alumni network, great education

What's unique about your campus?

Traditions, spirit, friendliness, strong alumni network, great education

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

Go with your gut. Visit colleges and talk to random people to see what they think. Look at rankings and job placements and how your specific major stacks up

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Town is small and can be boring and run out of things to do especially during breaks or summer

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

In regards to finding the right college, my advice would be to choose a school that has degrees related to your interests. M...

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

In regards to finding the right college, my advice would be to choose a school that has degrees related to your interests. Many people follow their high school friends, significant others, or allow their parents to determine what college they chose. Think about what you want to do, what interests you, and make the decision thats best for your future. To make the most of your college experience I advise to balance school and extracurriculars. Get involved in organizations, meet people, and don't forget to go to class. Moderation and Balance! Never let fun get in the way of school, and never let school ruin your fun! If you choose the right major, the people in your classes will become your friends because of your shared interests. School then becomes a lot of fun! Eventually the line between "play" and "school" becomes blurred, and class becomes another way to spend time with your friends. College is about growing and learning; be sure to allow yourself to grow and learn both intellectually and in life in general.

What's unique about your campus?

I consider the best thing about my university is the family-like atmosphere. Texas A&M students have strong ties to each other and great traditions. Even though the "Aggie Family" is enormous, we are one close-nit group!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Texas A&M University has the reputation of being very conservative. I find this frustrating b/c the most vocal students tend to be the MOST conservative students at the university, although they are not the majority. We are a diverse university, although not usually perceived this way. I find that many other schools have a preconceived notion of Aggies that is not accurate, and having the "prove them wrong" is cumbersome.

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

Look for schools that offer programs that you're interested in and can make a career of. After you've narrowed those down, l...

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

Look for schools that offer programs that you're interested in and can make a career of. After you've narrowed those down, look at alumni networks, this is where your jobs are going to be. Alumni want to hire people from their alma maters. Look at what you'll be doing in your free time. Does this school have a lot of organizations to get involved in? Does it have atheltic events to attend? Once you've narrowed down your choices to a few schools, visit the campus and make your decision based on how welcome you feel there. You'll know when you get there. Once you start classes, get involved! You'll make a lot of friends and learn how to budget time between school and outside activities. Go to athletic events! You are filled with a sense of pride and you know that you're part of something so much bigger than yourself. It is absolutely incredible! Have fun, study, and enjoy your time in college. You'll never have this experience again so make the most of it!

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Everyone seems to think that A&M is REALLY conservative and it's really not. Yes, we are rooted in the heart of Texas but there are plenty of liberal students here as well as conservative ones. I think the worst thing about A&M is the stereotypes that everyone else gives it. People from other schools seem to think that we're a bunch of hicks. A&M is very diverse and doesn't get enough credit for it.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Loud and spirited because we yell at EVERY sporting event Proud because Aggies are proud of everything that has our name and/or school associated with it Honest because "An Aggie does not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do" Loves tradition because pretty much everything at A&M is based on tradition

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

Pick the college that will set you up for success. You want to surround yourself with the type of people that you want to be ...

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

Pick the college that will set you up for success. You want to surround yourself with the type of people that you want to be like. You also want a school that has a strong network of alumni. In this world everything is about relationships. You will learn as much in college as you want no matter where you go to school. The same thing can be said for relationships but some schools just have much greater oppurtunities than most. Don't let money be a factor. A college education is something that no one can take from you. You can pay on student loans forever if you have to. More important than where you go is what you do once you get there. Make the most of it.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone who wants to increase their social and leadership skills. Those who care about others. We are a big family at A&M, if you don't want to be a part of that don't come.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

Give it all that you have got from the beginning. Form new relationships and keep nurturing them.

Kjersten
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

On the first day of school as a freshman I unfortunately had to bring out my map because I forgot where my class building was...

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

On the first day of school as a freshman I unfortunately had to bring out my map because I forgot where my class building was. Within seconds of doing this, a girl came up to me and said, "Sweetheart where are you trying to go?" and then proceeded to walk me to class. The friendliness you will find here you will not find at any other large university. Everyone is very willing to help eachother out and make every new member of the Aggie family feel welcome.

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

1. Avoid the bandwaggon affect, go where you think you will fit in best as a person. 2. It will make it much more enjoyable if you align your personal views with the common views of the other students at the school 3. If you plan on taking 15 hours, sign up for 18 and after the first week drop the class that seems least likely for you to succeed in, no need suffering for a whole semester. 4. Find a professor each semester in a class you are enjoying and doing well in and take some time to get to know them, ask questions, and you could have an awesome reference when you are jobhunting. 5. Don't think that in college you will be any better at waking up for an 8 am class if it was already a struggle in high school 6. Join a group, being involved is the best way to meet people with similar likes and interests and to keep you busy. 7. Study abroad, there are so many different programs to choose from and the opportunity only comes once in a lifetime. 8. Study - overstudying is never a bad thing, ever.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A&M is an extremely conservative school. Someone with extreme liberal views would not feel comfortable here. There is not much emphasis on artistic and creative thinking here. While the person might still be welcomed they might benefit more from a more liberal-arts oriented school.

Thais
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very different from each other, but are predominantly white.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very different from each other, but are predominantly white.

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

Don't pressure your children into choosing what you think is best for them. Odds are they know better of what suits them in a college than you do. Oh, and don't buy meal plans. They're out to cheat you of your money, and your children won't go hungry without them, as there is plenty of food around campus for them to eat.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Some students tend to want to make you think like them a bit too often.

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

By far the most important piece of advice anyone could give to a prospective college student would be to go where you feel co...

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

By far the most important piece of advice anyone could give to a prospective college student would be to go where you feel comfortable. Trust me, you can learn just as much information at a local college as at big university, but you won't be able to enjoy yourself if you are in an uncomfortable situation. Always visit the place you want to attend because no matter what it says in brochures or on the internet, you just don't know until you go. Don't listen to jaded high school classmates who have biased opinions of a school based on what their parents said: only you can make the decision at where you want to spend the next four years of your life. Also, make sure while in college that you get your priorities straight. Planning is also something college students seem to lack. Have a vision for the future and plan your major and classes around that vision. For example, if you want to go to medical school, don't mess around your first year. Or if you want to go into engineering, try and get a job lined up before you graduate.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

There is a lot of construction going on right now. It makes everything look bad and makes getting around terrible. Also, sometimes we get a bad rap for not being diverse enough, but really almost everyone here is very accepting and kind. It is simply that in the past, diversity was nonexistent and now things have changed, but opinions outside of the school haven't. It is just the actions of a few fools that may make Texas A&M look bad, whereas most of of us are very accepting.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The Biomedical Sciences department is one of the best, if not, the best in Texas. It will prepare you for a career in healthcare better than almost anywhere. Also, Texas A&M is so huge, it offers a tremendous amount of activities for everone to do. You could literally "extracurricular" yourself out. If you get too involved, you might flunk out.

Travis
Describe the students at your school.

Aggies are friendly lot who are focused on succeeding in their education and future careers.

Describe the students at your school.

Aggies are friendly lot who are focused on succeeding in their education and future careers.

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

The right college should be a place that resonates with the student in two primary fields: academics and overall college life. The school should have both the student's desired course of studies and the right faculty to properly educate the student in his/her field. Academics should challenge the student and make him/her work toward their degree, while also equipping him/her to succeed in the real world away from the classroom. What good are years of study if they don't teach students how to properly function in their chosen fields? The college life at the institution a student chooses should fall in line with his/her beliefs, morals and desires. The kind of school a student goes to shouldn't clash with his/her personality, nor should it put the student in a situation in which (s)he is forced to compromise who (s)he is and what (s)he believes. Quiet, relaxed introverts shouldn't attend party schools, nor should strongly religious individuals attend staunchly secular schools. In finding a college with a lifestyle matching the student's, it will be ensured (s)he will make the most of the college experience.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Hardcore liberals and University of Texas aficionados should probably stay away.

Haley
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Traditions, friendliness and conservativeness.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Traditions, friendliness and conservativeness.

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

Texas A&M is the best school in the country, don't cheat yourself by going somewhere else.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A rude inconsiderate person should not attend this school.

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