About Texas A & M University-College Station
Texas A&M University (Texas A&M or A&M) is a public land-grant research university in College Station, Texas. It was founded in 1876 and became the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System in 1948. As of 2020, Texas A&M's student body is the largest in the United States. Texas A&M's designation as a land, sea, and space grant institution—the only university in Texas to hold all three designations—reflects a range of research with ongoing projects funded by organizations such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research. In 2001, Texas A&M was inducted as a member of the Association of American Universities. The school's students, alumni—over 500,000 strong—and sports teams are known as Aggies. The Texas A&M Aggies athletes compete in 18 varsity sports as a member of the Southeastern Conference. The first public institution of higher education in Texas, the school opened on October 4, 1876, as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas under the provisions of the Morrill Land-Grant Acts. It is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". Originally, the college taught no classes in agriculture, instead concentrating on classical studies, languages, literature, and applied mathematics. After four years, students could attain degrees in scientific agriculture, civil and mechanical engineering, and language and literature. Under the leadership of President James Earl Rudder in the 1960s, A.M.C. desegregated, became coeducational, and dropped the requirement for participation in the Corps of Cadets. To reflect the institution's expanded roles and academic offerings, the Texas Legislature renamed the school to Texas A&M University in 1963. The letters "A&M," originally A.M.C. and short for "Agricultural and Mechanical College," are retained as a link to the university's tradition. The main campus is one of the largest in the United States, spanning 5,200 acres (21 km2), and is home to the George Bush Presidential Library. About one-fifth of the student body lives on campus. Texas A&M has more than 1,000 officially recognized student organizations. Many students also observe the traditions, which govern daily life, as well as special occasions, including sports events. Working with various A&M-related agencies, the school has a direct presence in each of the 254 counties in Texas. The university offers degrees in more than 150 courses of study through ten colleges and houses 18 research institutes. As a Senior Military College, Texas A&M is one of six American public universities with a full-time, volunteer Corps of Cadets who study alongside civilian undergraduate students.
- Offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
- 52,568 students
- 0.20 faculty staff per student
- Campus housing available
Notable programs at Texas A & M University-College Station
25,866 students out of 36,669 applicants were accepted into Texas A & M University-College Station. They had an average SAT score of 1277. 55% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 45% chose to submit their ACT score.
Tuition and costs
In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Texas A & M University-College Station was $36,606, while for in-state students it was $11,234. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $45,987.
The average financial aid at Texas A & M University-College Station is $7,861. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $28,745 for undergraduate tuition on average.
Financial aid available at Texas A & M University-College Station
54% of undergraduate students at Texas A & M University-College Station received grants or loans in 2017.
The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.
Average student living expenses at Texas A & M University-College Station
The average yearly cost of room and board at Texas A & M University-College Station was of $10,368 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,054.