Galveston, TX
Tuition (in-state)
$14,813 ($6,389)
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Texas A&M University
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Reviews 252 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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2 College Junior

Campus Strictness: We are a dry campus. Anyone under 21 must reside in the dorms and are not allowed to drink or use drugs whatsoever. Dorm rooms are broken up by gender in each hall with visitation hours. Anyone over 21 is not allowed to bring alcohol on campus either.

We go by the Aggie Honor code where aggies do not lie, cheat, or steal. Students will be kicked out of school if they get caught.

3 College Junior

Diversity: We are a small campus, but are totally accepting of one another. Since most students are southern Texas in-state students, it's not a bunch of diversity.

2 College Junior

Transportation: We are a campus located on its own island. We have a gas station with a connivence store, but if you need anything else, you'll have to drive off-campus.

4 College Junior

Computers: Printing is free and you have an unlimited amount to print. The computer lab is now open from 8am-3pm and 24hours during finals week.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: I utilize the Post. 9/11 G.I. Bill from my parents and working with the V.A. office here has been a breeze. A bunch of my friends work with financial aid and have not had much problems.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: Nightlife is on Thursdays and is usually on the Strand which is located downtown (10 minutes from campus). Yagas, Tsynami's, and Float are the big bars but are all 21 and up. Buckshots is the country dance bar and is 18+. There are also bonfires on east beach or 8 mile, all you need is a truck, a bunch of wood pallets and music. During the Fall semester, most party people travel to Main Campus for football games and party at North Gate. There is a bus that will take people up for the weekend and bring the back.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Eating off campus is okay. It's better than eating on campus. Lots of Mexican, Chinese, and fast food. There are some Landry's restaurants which are great, but expensive. Nothing healthy though.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: There are so many things to do in Galveston. Yes there may be some pricey activities, but there are tons of free or cheap things to find. You just have to look. Food can be a little pricey though!

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is great! However, watch out for where you choose to live off-campus. Galveston has a lot of scum since the hurricane and there are areas that students should stay away from. Lots of choices however with different price ranges.

3 College Senior

Diversity: Normal diversity on campus. Nothing stands out on campus.

2 College Senior

Computers: Nothing is open 24 hours. So if you do not own your own computer you are out of luck after they close. The computers that hold engineering software - those labs close at 6! Way to early if you ask me. They have 2 computers that hold the same software in the library. Those computers almost never work, and besides, the library closes by midnight most nights. Definitely need your own computer.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: It's great if you get the brand new dorm rooms. They offer several study rooms, a full kitchen on the first floor, a classroom, and clean spacious rooms. You do not want to live in the old dorm rooms! They are like an old motel 6 - used and beaten from the weather over time.

3 College Senior

Majors: Only 7 majors. You have to dedicated to attend this school. Transferring could result in starting over. If you do not like your major there are not may options to switch to that will be in the same field.

3 College Senior

Majors: Getting in to Offshore and Coastal Systems Engineering is not difficult to get into. There is a preliminary lower level class system you must pass with a certain GPR in order to move forward. Failing a class, or not fitting one in your schedule could easily result in an added year to your education. They hardly offer classes more than once a year including fall, spring and summer.

College Senior

Greek Life: We do not have Greek Life at Texas A&M University at Galveston

5 College Senior

Scholarships: The financial aid office can be very helpful. Make friends with the women and men who work there!

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: They are a zero tolerance school for alcohol and drugs. Even if over 21 for alcohol. The school is directly affiliated with the Galveston police department.

College Senior

Transportation: There is no transportation to and from campus. There is one city bus that runs back and forth twice a day. Not ideal if you depend on bus schedules. Many people who life off campus carpool which is very convenient. You are almost never more than 10 or 15 miles away from campus most are closer however.

2 College Senior

Weather: Days it is humid (which is many in Galveston) we get very hot walking to classes and buildings can sometimes struggle to stay cool. The mosquitoes come out and they are SO BAD! In the winter, it can be cold with winds ranging from 25 to 40 mph daily. It also rains all the time.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the feel of the campus. People are overall friendly and helpful. And it's on an island which is pretty amazing.

4 College Freshman

Computers: Plenty of computers in the library and computer labs. Internet can be a bit slow though.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I'm majoring in marine biology which is one of the biggest ones on campus so sometimes it's hard to get in with an adviser just because there are so many students and so few of them. Workload starts off easy but gets pretty difficult.

2 College Freshman

Weather: Campus is on an island so it can change fast. Rain boots and rain jackets are a good investment because the puddles get bad and usually when it rains, it's hard. It gets really windy too.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The midnight yells are definitely different. When I first heard them I thought I'd never see myself doing any of it but after orientation you realize how much fun it is.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: I like my school because it's small and it's encouraged to be nice and help people out. The campus is on an island so we basically live on the beach. You can see dolphins in the harbor almost every day.


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