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


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Casey
Describe the students at your school.

Everyone at A&M is always very friendly.

Describe the students at your school.

Everyone at A&M is always very friendly.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school spirit. Texas A&M has many traditions that involve the student body and former students. Everyone is very supportive of the sports teams and other special events we have throughout the year such as Muster, Silver Taps, and Elephant Walk. The Aggie Family is very big and loyal, so Aggies hire other Aggies. Texas A&M is a special place because love for your school, your country, and your Aggie Family is important in everything that we do.

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

Go visit College Station!!!! Go visit, go outside of a tour and ask normal students what they like and dislike about the school. If you talk to normal people you will be a more real answer.

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

My school offers just the right combination of academic and social opportunities for me to pursue my chosen career field.

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

My school offers just the right combination of academic and social opportunities for me to pursue my chosen career field.

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

The best advice I can offer after one year of school at Texas A&M is to take advantage of all the opportunities that are made available to students. Whether your need is for financial assistance, emotional support, or academic concerns, there are people and offices across the university to help. My experience is that far too many freshmen students sit in their dorms or apartments and worry about how they will get through the challenges of being away from home for the first time and how to best navigate the large-school system. Help is available but will not come to your front door and knock. Help must be asked for. And literally, all you have to do is ask.

What's unique about your campus?

Friendly attitude of upper classmen and welcome as new student

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

There's a spirit and pride at Texas A&M in every student that you just can't explain until you attend A&M. There is an organ...

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

There's a spirit and pride at Texas A&M in every student that you just can't explain until you attend A&M. There is an organization for every student and if there isn't one the student has the option to create their own. Texas A&M is like a big family to me.

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

I think it is very important for parents and their kids to tour each college, and talk to some of the students at the college they are interested in attending. By talking to the current students at a University, prospective students get a feel for what to expect from that college. It is very important to find the right college for yourself, because not only is that where you'll be living for the next 4 years of you life, but the friendships and connections you make in college will help you out in life. You want to find a place where you can be yourself and fit in. One thing I would advise students just heading off too college to do, is to be very open to everything around you. Yes, most students are probably sad that they're leaving their family and friends, but they need to be willing to meet people and make new friends, because if you don't their college experiences will not be very fun. Most students only spend 4 years in college, so I would advise all students to make the most of it and do some things you wouldn't normally do.

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

The worst thing I feel about Texas A&M is that it is almost too large and diverse. I know that colleges are suppose to be very diverse and open to every students beliefs, but Texas A&M has almost too many diverse groups. With so many different groups students don't have enough time to experience each group.

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

When it comes to finding the right college, the best advice I can give is use the resources around you: look up school review...

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

When it comes to finding the right college, the best advice I can give is use the resources around you: look up school reviews online, VISIT THE CAMPUS, talk to several people who attend the school and can descirbe what it's actually like, as opposed to recruiters. Once you have selected a school, make sure to get involved. My school has tons of intramural sports, and many many students enjoy taking part. Or, find a club you like: chess? video games? But don't forget to focus, especially your freshman year. Meet people and have fun, definitely, but remember that freshman year is a huge transition and it's a really good idea to ease into it. For example, don't join three clubs and take leadership positions in all of them, sign up for eighteen hours, and expect to be able to go out four nights a week. A good piece of advice is to live on or very near campus your first year, take a low-moderate class load, get a meal plan, and join maybe two clubs that you like. You have four years to get everything done, so don't overload that first year.

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

I wish I had looked into extracurricular activities before I came to Texas A & M, because they have a club for everything and I would have liked to be a little more involved. The school has everything from caving clubs to SCONA (Student Conference on National Affairs) and a lot of these groups really appeal to me.

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

The wonderful atmosphere and the opportunities that the school has opened up for me. The general student body here is very open and friendly. The faculty, also, is wonderful, I regularly call home with news about my new professor and the advice, help, and other opportunities (such as participating in some graduate experiments within my field) that my professors have laid before me. And the second thing is the ability of the school to take you as far as you want, as long as you are willing to work for it; also a huge plus is the Aggie Network.

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

Tradition is the most important thing at our school as well as spirited and hard working students.

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

Tradition is the most important thing at our school as well as spirited and hard working students.

Describe the students at your school.

In high school I always seemed to be one of the smartest, but when I got to college, it seemed like everyone else was smarter than me; students at A&M are extremely intelligent.

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

To find the right college you need to first do your research. Search for schools that offer your expected degree plan, the size you want, location, as well as public vs. private. Once you've narrowed down your choices to about three or four schools, you should visit all of them. Try to envision yourself at each of these campuses. If you don't get a good first impression or feeling, then this school is probably not for you. Make sure you feel comfortable and happy at the college you choose. Also, don't be afraid to ask questions, get them all answered so you can make the right decision. Most importantly, choose your school for you and you only. Not for your best friend or boyfriend/girlfriend, this is your life, not theirs. The best advice I can give for when you get to college is to join an organization. Be committed to one and stick with it. Don't try to join too many or you'll get overwhelmed. More importantly, stay on top of your studies. Don't let yourself fall behind because it's very hard to catch up again.

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

When choosing your ideal college out of your best options, consider the three aspects of your college experience: opportunity...

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

When choosing your ideal college out of your best options, consider the three aspects of your college experience: opportunity, community, and style. Firstly, opportunity, in terms of academics, is most important! Consider what career path you might want to take, and how your potential school can prepare you for that career. Next, think about the college's community. Consider the placement of the school, and what the school stands for. Consider the kind of friends you want to make, activities you want to be involved in, the kind of area you want to live in, and how far you want to be from home. And, lastly, but still importantly, style. Consider the size of school you want to be in. Consider your own style and personality, and think about how it will work with the school's style. These three aspects will ensure you're well suited to your new home away from home. When you get to college, simply be yourself. Remember who you are, but be sure to try new things. Work your butt off, but still have fun. Get involved, but don't get too involved. It's all about balance. That's the key to success.

What's unique about your campus?

Tradtions and the Aggie Spirit. It gives everyone a sense of community and pride in Texas A&M, our home away from home. We all believe it's the best school in the world, and every Aggie is a friend to each other.

Ryan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

school is huge. the school is the city. it is a total college town. there is a lot of school pride, although im not sure wh...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

school is huge. the school is the city. it is a total college town. there is a lot of school pride, although im not sure what there is to be proud of. Football school, which is sad. classes on sheep shearing available. Rival school is University of Texas in Austin. Funny thing is everyone goes to Austin, an hour away, on the weekends to have fun. if you take a tour of campus, they tell you everyone says howdy to each other. In reality this never happens.

Describe the students at your school.

predominantly white conservatives. most of the african americans that attend Texas A&M are part of a sports team. this leads to a lot of racial segregation. almost all students are from Texas. most girls are pretty stuck up. students wear whatever they want to classes. students come from all financial backgrounds. students in the Corpse of Cadets tend to stay together. you see groups of them everywhere around campus and they sit together in classes. i met the worst people i have ever known when i went to A&M.

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

as an alumni of the environmental design program at Texas A&M, I can say that this degree will get me nowhere in life. It got me zero interviews with architectural design firms. it did get me some interviews for sales jobs at oil companies and teaching companies about software. all of these with salaries less than 25,000 a year. Luckily i got into a Clemson University masters degree program, no thanks to Texas A&M. Clemson actually taught me skills for a real job in my field of work. i regret going here. i would have had the same education and saved money by going to community college before getting my masters at Clemson. If you have to go to school in Texas, go to University of Texas. great school and located in Austin which is the best city in Texas to live in.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Rednecks. Middle of nowhere. Just a bunch of farmers and army kids.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

northside has many bars right next to each other. great if you like to get drunk every night. if you live on northside, you leave ur doors open. party central. if you live southside, you keep to yourself. more private and expensive dorms. football season is crazy huge. the team is terrible, yet alumni and students make a big deal out of this team. basketball is getting bigger all the time.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

lots of drunk rednecks and hicks. nothing around the city for 50 miles. less than half are future farmers and members of the Corpse of Cadets.

What are the academics like at your school?

competition is very high in the architecture program. some students get into the program as freshman right out of high school. when this gets full all other students that want to be in architecture get pushed to general studies. they then have to send a resume and portfolio of artwork to the department just to apply to get in. i know students who got rejected several times before making it in. by that time they had all their core classes taken care of, but needed so many architecture classes they couldnt take before being part of the program that it took them 5 or more years to graduate. i was lucky to get in after one portfolio and resume review. The students in the classes are very competitive with each other to see who can be the best. because not just anyone can get into the program every student thinks they are better than everyone else. with large classes most of the time, it is easy to get lost in the crowd and just become a number to the teachers.

Britney
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best thing about A&M is the Aggie Spirit. I've never seen another school with this much spirit across such a wide spectru...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best thing about A&M is the Aggie Spirit. I've never seen another school with this much spirit across such a wide spectrum of people. And don't be fooled into thinking that Aggie spirit is just Midnight Yell Practices and Football games. It's so much more than that; it's Big Event, the largest student run service event in the nation. It's Muster, recognizing the Aggie Spirit that will continue to live on in those they've left behind. It's Fish Camp, making sure that all freshmen coming into A&M have the opportunity to realize their potential. No matter what you are interested in, you will find your niche at A&M. The biggest regret that I've heard is not getting involved before their junior or senior year.

Describe the students at your school.

A&M is a pretty laid-back and conservative campus. Not that you couldn't find people like yourself, if that doesn't describe you but you will not be in the majority. Everyone dresses in jeans and t-shirts for classes, which I really liked. Most students you will meet are from Texas , either hailing in a small town or a suburb of Dallas, Houston or San Antonio. Selective organizations often strive for diversity so if you make it into one of them, you have a much higher chance of meeting people from backgrounds different than your own.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

I met so many different types of people at A&M; if you actually look around and talk to people, you will find much more than rednecks and Corp boys. If you look beyond the stereotypes and actually get to know people, you will find that a lot of your initial judgments of people are wrong.

What are the academics like at your school?

The classes are huge until you get into more major-specific classes. Also, most of the large classes are challenging so attending class and studying are necessary. However, graduating with a degree from Texas A&M is a big deal, so all the hard work will pay off later.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

Lots of people think A&M is comprised completely of white, conservative, red-neck Ag majors and Corp boys.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Freshmen Leadership Organizations (FLOs) are extremely popular freshman year, although they are also very selective. Dorms camraderie varies from dorm to dorm. If you want to be involved with your dorm, try to get into one on North side. The Commons on Southside may not be as involved in dorm specific activities, but their residents always seem to know lots of other people in their dorm. Greek life is available but definitely not required like it is at some schools. I met my closest friends through the organizations I joined, not in classes or in the dorms, so that is a big reason to get involved in something. Drinking is optional as there is always something to do if you don't want to drink like hanging out at Rumor's, going to sporting events, chilling in one of the movie lounges, pond hopping, working out at the Rec, etc.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Nice campus, friendly people, the majority of the population in College Station is college students, tradition, but it's not ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Nice campus, friendly people, the majority of the population in College Station is college students, tradition, but it's not physically forced upon you, anything you could ever want or need from a university is provided for you, amazing network. the best university in America.

Describe the students at your school.

12th man! we're the friendliest and the best!

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

there's always something going on even if it's not something huge, getting involved and making friends is most important. if you've got friends you're going to love it.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

there is a wide variety of people

What are the academics like at your school?

difficult in subjects you might not be great at, but there's help available and if you care you'll be ok.

aggie

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