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Location
College Station, TX
Undergrads
36,219
Tuition (in-state)
$25,035 ($8,506)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The professors are very competent and knowledgeable in their field. The curriculum is challenging but fair and reasonable for the field of study. The registration process is straight forward and available for prospective students to view on the school website.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The most unique aspect of the J.D. program I attended was the size of the classes and the diversity of the faculty. In many of the classes I was able to get to know my professor and most of my peers because such a setting allowed us to be interactive which I believe facilitated better learning. The workload was heavy at times but fair and reasonable. The Career Services Department was well integrated into the program. Career Services offered resume reviews and regularly communicated available job opportunities and internships. The school offered other programs to give students the opportunity to learn more about the field (e.g. Law Clinic, Mock Trial).

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Texas A&M is one of the best universities in the world. I feel a sense of loyalty and accomplishment walking around campus. Professors are willing to help and students are willing to learn. This university promotes higher learning to an extent of new heights in education.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: The engineering program at Texas A&M is one of the greatest to be enrolled in. The engineering program teaches to see the world in a different way than ever before. Workload amount is large, but necessary to become one of the most respected majors. Internships are easy to come across with Texas A&M's connections internationally. It feels great to know that after graduation there will be other Aggies to train me in engineering beyond college.

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4 College Senior

Academics: I have loved the majority of my professors and I have thoroughly enjoyed majoring in Biomedical Engineering.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 52nd
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 53rd
    Best Course Variety
  • 143rd
    Best Academic Advisers
  • 156th
    Best Technology in the Classroom
  • 213rd
    Best Online Course Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Isuey Asuzena Iraheta
Hometown
Houston, Texas
Major
Psychology
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Texas A&M offers a variety of degrees, classes, programs, and professors. Every student will have that one class they love, as well as one that “could have done better." The same goes for the professors—they range from being down-to-earth to having thick accents to being almost impossible to deal with. However, the one thing they all have in common is that they are all qualified in their fields and are very knowledgeable about their subjects. Of course, college is all about choices, and the decisions you make will determine the grades you'll earn. The main key to passing a class is actually going to class. Beyond that, participate in class and go talk to your professors during their office hours—a little effort can go a long way. One thing to remember is that some class sizes here have more than a 100 students, so find a buddy in a class to exchange notes with and bounce questions off of. However, professors are always willing to help those who try.

There are also many research opportunities at A&M that you can get involved with in your department. You can go to your adviser, and they can direct you to some opportunities. Some professors are even willing to take students under their wings and give them letters of recommendation. Just remember, when it comes to grades, you can either hang out with your friends or go to class—the choice is yours.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
22:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
2,344
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
100
Total FT Faculty
2,362
Faculty with Terminal Degree
93%
Average Faculty Salary
$92,544
Full-Time Retention Rate
92%
Part-Time Retention Rate
87%
Transfer-Out Rate
14%
Graduation Rate
80%
Programs/Majors Offered
142
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 22%
  • 20 to 49 students: 56%
  • 50 or more students: 22%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • The Bush School of Government and Public Service
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • College of Architecture
  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Geosciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science
  • College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • Dwight Look College of Engineering
  • Mays Business School
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Accounting: 2%
  • Agribusiness Agricultural Business Operations: 2%
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other: 3%
  • Psychology: 2%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • Computer literacy
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cooperative education program
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Exchange program (domestic)
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Liberal arts/career combination
Online Courses
Texas A&M doesn't offer any undergrad programs online, but it does have more than 20 online grad programs.
Best Places to Study
  • Annex Library
  • Evans Library
  • Research Park
Tips to Succeed
  • Check out the professors before you register for classes.
  • Have frequent meetings with your adviser regarding your academic plan.
  • Have frequent meetings with your professors so you can get good recommendations on your resume.
  • Take "Succeeding in College" your first semester.
Did You Know?
  • The website www.myedu.com offers ratios of each professor's grade distributions, as well as comments and criticism from students who have taken their classes.
  • Texas A&M is getting more selective due to the "Top 10 Percent Rule," which states that Texas students who graduated high school in the top 10 percent of their class get automatic admission to a Texas state university.
  • A&M has a co-enrollment program with Blinn Community College, which is only several miles from A&M, that allows Blinn students to transfer into A&M more easily after a year or two. Some students suggest going to Blinn to get your basic requirements out of the way before coming to A&M.
  • For good luck before tests, students leave pennies and other trinkets at the feet of the statue of Sul Ross in front of the Academic Building.
  • The journalism department was disbanded in 2004 due to lack of faculty and budget cuts. Texas A&M still offers a journalism studies minor, as well as an agricultural communications and journalism major through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 171 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 36 responses

  • 36% Rick Perry - governor of Texas
  • 32% Johnny Manziel
  • 10% Granger Smith
  • 6% Lowry Mays - co-founder, Clear Channel Communications
  • 6% Lyle Lovett - country singer
  • 6% Does George Bush count?
  • 2% Any of the medal of honor recipients
  • 1% George Bush is one of the most notable alumni here

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 165 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 7 responses

Never
Always
  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

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