Athletics

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

Athletics: The athletics are known for excellence on the main campus but I attended a downtown campus, an extension of the main campus. Varsity sporting events are attended and are bigger part of campus life at the main campus. It is not a huge part of the law school campus life because it is not in the same location where the varsity sports are played. The "facilities" are not on my campus but on the main campus so it is difficult for me to answer, but to my knowledge, based on what I know about the school in general, I tried to select the best answer provided. Although not attended as frequently as those at the main campus, the students at the law school are very supportive of the athletics at the main campus.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are an integral part of Texas A&M Culture. There is a spirit that takes place at sporting events that bring the A&M Students together, being as a part of the team.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Fan support and school spirit is amazing! We are the 12th man, we yell until we can't anymore, and we always stand for our team/school.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Transitioned into the SEC, stadium being remodeled what more can you ask for?

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Football season is definitely the sport withe the most student attendance in the stands.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 15th
    Most Active Varsity Sports
  • 512nd
    Best Intramural Sports

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Isuey Asuzena Iraheta
Hometown
Houston, Texas
Major
Psychology
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TOUCHDOWN! Football is, by far, the biggest and most overshadowing sport at A&M. Most students enjoy football games and the traditions that go along with them. When there is a game, it seems like everyone goes, even their dogs. And whenever there’s a football game, there are tent sales everywhere. Baseball and women’s soccer, on the other hand, are often overlooked sports. Not as many people come to these games, but the students who do enjoy them—they are a great time, and the teams are really good.

The University devotes a lot of money and energy to developing a nationally ranked football team, and it shows. Kyle Field is always filled to capacity with screaming fans, but this obsession with football can be quite annoying. For instance, campus employees tow everyone’s cars out of the campus parking lots to make room for alumni and other fans that are driving into town for the weekend. Athletics at a nationally recognized university are important, but many students admit that the majority of athletic funding could be better used in other places. Realistically, there are things more important than football, but it’s still really fun to go to the games to cheer on the Aggies and get swept up in the students’ strong school spirit.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conferences
Football: Southeastern Conference
Basketball: Southeastern Conference
School Colors
Maroon and white
School Nickname
Aggies
Men Playing Varsity Sports
304 - 2%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
272 - 2%
Students Receiving Athletic Financial Aid
Football: 100
Basketball: 31
Baseball: 47
Cross Country/Track: 57
Other Sports: 220
Graduation Rates of Athletic Financial Aid Recipients
Football: 44%
Basketball: 56%
Baseball: 38%
Cross Country/Track: 67%
Other Sports: 78%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Archery
  • Baseball
  • Bowling
  • Competition squad
  • Crew
  • Cycling
  • Fencing
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Ice hockey
  • In-line hockey
  • Judo
  • Lacrosse (men's, women's)
  • Pistol
  • Polo
  • Powerlifting
  • Racquetball
  • Rugby (men's, women's)
  • Sailing
  • Soccer (men's, women's)
  • Taekwondo
  • Trap and skeet
  • Triathlon
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball (men's, women's)
  • Water polo (men's, women's)
  • Water skiing
  • Wrestling
Intramurals
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Dodgeball
  • Dominoes
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Inner tube water polo
  • Kickball
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Xbox 360
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • Aggie Soccer Stadium
  • Aggie Softball Complex
  • Anderson Track & Field Complex
  • Brazos County Expo Complex
  • Bright Building Athletic Training Room
  • Bright Football Complex
  • Cox-McFerrin Center for Aggie Basketball
  • George P. Mitchell Tennis Center
  • Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium
  • Grass Practice Fields
  • Indoor Baseball/Softball Facility
  • Kyle Field
  • McFerrin Athletic Center
  • Netum A. Steed Physiology Research and Conditioning Laboratory
  • Olsen Field
  • Olympic Sports Athletic Training Room
  • Outdoor Adventures Center
  • Penberthy Intramural Sports Center
  • Read/G. Rollie White Annex
  • Reed Arena
  • Student Rec Center Natatorium
  • Student Recreation Center
  • Traditions Club
  • University Golf Course
Most Popular Sports
Football
Most Overlooked Teams
Women's soccer
School Spirit
A&M students have a lot of school spirit, especially when it comes to football. Everyone gets excited for the games, even alumni and locals.
Getting Tickets
If you're into sports, you'll definitely want to order a Sports Pass when you register for classes. The Sports Pass is basically a general admissions ticket for events, although it can sometimes be hard to get. There are Sports Passes for football only, all sports minus football, or all sports. The All Sports Pass is more than $300, which is a decent chunk of change. But the passes are good for your entire time at A&M; you don't need to renew every year.

There are also websites for people looking to "rent" someone else's sports pass for a game or two if they have friends coming to visit.
Best Place to Take a Walk
Research Park

Student Polls

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 253 responses

  • 1% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.
  • 3% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 50% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 46% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 253 responses

  • 1% Almost no one participates in them.
  • 18% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 63% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 18% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 254 responses

  • 2% No one pays attention to varsity sports.
  • 4% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 61% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 34% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.

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