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Location
Laredo, TX
Undergrads
3,918
Tuition (in-state)
$14,138 ($5,714)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Junior

Facilities: Everything gives off a positive vibe.

4 College Junior

Facilities: It's a great place to study at since it gives off such a positive atmosphere.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Love meeting new people at the REC, library.e

5 College Student

Facilities: This school has great technology and diversity in carrers. Also, it is full of vegetation and animals like deers.

3 College Junior

Facilities: well, find a parking lot, get parked, go to class, walk or run depending on the hurry. Go have lunch, then go to class, then go home..

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 94th
    Best Library
  • 129th
    Best Performance Venues
  • 218th
    Best Student Centers
  • 295th
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 413rd
    Greenest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Rudy Duran
Hometown
Laredo, Texas
Major
Political Science
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TAMIU’s facilities are breathtaking at first but become normal mainstays for students by the end of first semester. The school recently built a new University Success Center that combines the bookstore and offices for financial aid, registar’s, and admissions in one building. Most students seem to be pleased that they don't have to walk to different places to get to the financial aid or registar's offices. It’s also nice because once people register for classes, they can just walk a few steps in the same building to buy their books. The campus also has a state-of-the-art recreational sports center that includes two basketball courts, ping-pong tables, a weight room, more than a dozen cardio machines, and a variety of personal training and fitness classes. The Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library has a large collection of books and research data that is more than adequate for the student's needs.

The planetarium is very entertaining if you're interested in a light show, and the water fountain in the middle of campus is eloquently beautiful. A minor complaint could be that a student may have to walk from the University Success Center to Killam Library, which is on the other side of the campus. But that doesn't necessarily tend to bother students too much. There are also only five dining vendors on campus, but each is unique. Overall, the campus has a variety of functional and adequate facilities that cater to any student's needs.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
31
Campus Size
300 acres
Student Centers
  • TAMIU Student Center
  • University Student Success Center
Campus Library?
Yes
Main Libraries
Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • The cafeteria
  • Library
  • The Rec Center
  • Residential Learning Community
  • University Village
Bar on Campus
None (alcohol is prohibited on campus)
Bowling on Campus
None
Coffeehouse on Campus
Starbucks in Killam Library
Movie Theater on Campus
Movies are shown from time to time in the TAMIU Student Center auditorium.
"Green" Initiatives
The University has a green initiative to better protect the environment around TAMIU. Some recent projects include an automated irrigation control system, ongoing water conservation research, drought-tolerant vegetation, low-flow shower heads and toilets in student housing, and recycling of all paper, metal, cardboard, and plastic, as well as batteries, lights, and phones. Furthermore, the TAMIU course catalog is only accessible through the campus website to save on paper. Generally, TAMIU has done a remarkable job with the "green" movement and helping keep the environment clean. Most students seem happy with the University's efforts on campus.
School Slang
  • Angel: The online distance education website for TAMIU
  • Blue Book: The booklets found at the bookstore that are used for written exams in class
  • The Bridge: Campus newspaper
  • Butt Africa: Phrase used by students when they have to walk a long distance from one area of campus to another
  • CAB: Campus Activities Board
  • Cabbies: New inductees of the Campus Activities Board
  • COAS: College of Arts and Sciences
  • Cramming: Absorbing as much information as possible in a short amount of time during the semester
  • Dust Em, Devils!: The fighting slogan for TAMIU
  • Dustdevil: The University's official mascot name (it's a tornado)
  • DustyALRT: The notification system used to alert TAMIU students and faculty to emergencies
  • FPA: Department of Fine and Performing Arts
  • The Green: The large expanse of grass surrounding the water fountain in the middle of campus
  • Keggers: Keg parties with beer and liquor
  • The LBV: Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium on campus
  • OIT: Office of Information and Technology
  • Parking Wars: The conflict that ensues when there is one parking spot close to campus and two people trying to get to it first
  • The Rec: Recreation Center
  • The RLC: Residential Learning Community, on-campus housing
  • SAAC: Student Athlete Advisory Committee
  • SGA : Student Government Association
  • Study Sesh: Study session
  • TAMIU: Texas A&M International University
  • The USC: University Success Center
  • The Village : University Village, an on-campus apartment complex
Traditions
  • Dustdevil LIFE Week: Dustdevil Leadership, Involvement, Fun, and Engagement week informs students on how to get involved around the University and community. Also during this week, an organizational fair is held to inform TAMIU students about the many campus organizations available.
  • University LIFE Awards: This ceremonial banquet is held to recognize students and organizations that displayed exceptional leadership qualities.
  • Welcome Week: This annual week-long event welcomes back returning and new students. Many activities are held, and they're free to all enrolled TAMIU students.
Urban Legends
An urban legend here is that the deer wandering around campus contain Native American spirits that were killed by the Confederates.
Favorite Things To Do
Generally, TAMIU students enjoy hanging out with their friends and just chatting about how their day has been so far. Students also enjoy playing basketball at the Rec Center and occasionally ping-pong . Students also attend events on campus or go to the auditorium to see the various performances, plays, or musicals. The TAMIU planetarium has light shows that are wondrous to see. Overall, TAMIU students have a small but fun selection of things to do on campus.
Student Organizations Web Site
tamiu.collegiatelink.net/organizations
Student Newspaper
The Bridge
www.thebridgenewspaper.com
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
Texas A&M International University has a variety of student organizations that help promote awareness and friendship among students. Some examples include Student Government, Criminal Justice Club, Gay and Straight Alliance, STARS club, and even an anime club! There are also some organizations that cater to athletes, such as the Student Activities Committee and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In order to form a new organization, a student has to complete several comprehensive steps, such as getting an advisor, writing a constitution, and filling out the necessary registration forms. Apart from all these steps, forming an organization seems like a pretty easy step depending on who you speak to. Some of the most active organizations on campus include the SAC, SIFE, CAB, the SGA organization, and the STARS club, which works on community projects like fundraisers, Habitat for Humanity, and the Dusty Cup.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Model UN
  • Student government
ROTC
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes
Did You Know?
  • There are more than 50 student clubs and organizations at TAMIU.
  • The University's Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center and Planetarium is a busy place and can see more than 3,500 school visitors in just one month.

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 38 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 46 responses

  • 9% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 22% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 37% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 33% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 37 responses

  • 3% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 11% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 57% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 30% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.

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