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Texas A&M, College Station - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Texas A&M

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Texas A&M Description:

Texas A&M University is a large public university located in College Station, a college town located a couple hours from Houston and Austin. The school is no longer limited by the "agricultural and mechanical" label it had when the doors first opened in 1876, but the university has kept the letters and the nickname of the "Aggies." Texas A&M is a Senior Military College with a highly visible military presence on campus. Of the university's 10 colleges, engineering, liberal arts and sciences, and agriculture draw the most students. On the athletic front, the Texas A&M Aggies compete in the Division I Southeastern Conference (SEC).

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 50,627 (40,103 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 52% Male / 48% Female
  • 90% Full-time

Scholarships for Texas A&M (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,506 (in-state); $25,126 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,246 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,450
  • Other Expenses: $2,849
  • Total Cost: $21,051 (in-state); $37,671 (out-of-state)

Texas A&M Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 78%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 61%
    • Loans: 36%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,837
    • Loans: $5,929

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Agribusiness, Animal Science, Biology, Biomedical Science, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, English, Finance, Health and Physical Education, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Psychology, Sales, Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 92%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 14%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 49%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 80%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Texas A&M Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.tamu.edu/statements/mission.html

"Texas A&M University is dedicated to the discovery, development, communication, and application of knowledge in a wide range of academic and professional fields. Its mission of providing the highest quality undergraduate and graduate programs is inseparable from its mission of developing new understandings through research and creativity. It prepares students to assume roles in leadership, responsibility, and service to society. Texas A&M assumes as its historic trust the maintenance of freedom of inquiry and an intellectual environment nurturing the human mind and spirit. It welcomes and seeks to serve persons of all racial, ethnic, and geographic groups, women and men alike, as it addresses the needs of an increasingly diverse population and a global economy. In the twenty-first century, Texas A&M University seeks to assume a place of preeminence among public universities while respecting its history and traditions."

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