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Texas A&M University at Galveston - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Bridge to Pelican Island

Bridge to Pelican Island

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Texas A&M University at Galveston Description:

Texas A&M University at Galveston is a branch campus of Texas A&M University focused on marine and maritime studies. The 135-acre suburban campus's main location is on Pelican Island, along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The university is nearby several of Galveston’s popular beaches and is 50 miles northeast of Houston. It is also home to the Texas Maritime Academy, one of six American maritime academies that prepare future officers of the American Merchant Marines, Academically, Texas A&M Galveston has a 15 to 1 student faculty ratio and offers ten undergraduate and three graduate degree programs within the field of marine and maritime studies. Marine biology and marine transportation are two of the most popular areas of study. Students are actively involved on campus, with 27 clubs and organizations and 13 professional organizations for students. The university has several men’s and women’s intramural sports teams and competes in varsity sailing and crew.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,014 (1,905 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 61% Male / 39% Female
  • 92% Full-time

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

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,389 (in-state); $14,813 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,272 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,800
  • Other Expenses: $2,234
  • Total Cost: $17,695 (in-state); $26,119 (out-of-state)

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

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 61%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 39%
    • Loans: 42%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,096
    • Loans: $6,434

Most Popular Majors:

Marine Biology, Marine Sciences, Marine Transportation

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 45%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 57%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 19%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 30%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Texas A&M University at Galveston Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.tamug.edu/about/

"Texas A&M University at Galveston is a special-purpose institution of higher education for undergraduate and graduate instruction in marine and maritime studies in science, engineering and business and for research and public service related to the general field of marine resources. The institution is under the management and control of the Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System, with degrees offered under the name and authority of Texas A&M University at College Station."

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