Academics

YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Academics

Reviews

{{ error }}
close
College Freshman

Academics: Being a biology major there is a lot of note taking and studying if you miss a day in class it's like missing a week.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Academics: In my field of civil engineering I feel as though the professors could be more concerned with the students achievements. It almost seems as though they don't really care about us, with a exception of a few. Registration has gotten better but not many classes are offered for both semesters so if you need it to graduate you will have to wait. The workload I feel is a little too much. Some of the professors give work that's the only class we have. Sometimes it can be overwhelming.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Two thumbs up for the educational program!

3 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: They really are prudent about academics.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Academics: I haven't truly been challenged in my opinion.

1 person found this useful Report
{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Student Author OverviewWhat's this?

View student contributors

Academics at A&M is excellent. Students who enjoy a challenge should join the Honors Program, as it's one of the best programs on campus. The professors are very intelligent, and they expect the best out of each and every one of their students. However, the honors courses are not easy; they require a lot of hard work, but students who are diligent and motivated can succeed in these types of classes. One of the things students love about A&M is that although the University has rigorous classes, the professors equip students with the necessary skills to do well. All students really have to do to succeed is follow the teachers' instructions and work hard.

The classes that are not honors are a little different. Students are less motivated and not used to hard work. The best advice for students who are taking "regular" classes at A&M is to ignore the foolish students, and to continue to strive for excellence because teachers pay attention to the students who want to learn. The students who demonstrate that they are serious about their education are the ones who are rewarded. Another piece of advice is to get really close to the administration in your department. You'll be amazed at how far it will get you by simply being polite and getting to know the people who work in your department.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
17:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
254
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
76
Total FT Faculty
265
Faculty with Terminal Degree
45%
Average Faculty Salary
$61,108
Full-Time Retention Rate
68%
Part-Time Retention Rate
58%
Graduation Rate
32%
Programs/Majors Offered
48
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 65%
  • 20 to 49 students: 31%
  • 50 or more students: 4%
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: No
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences
  • College of Business and Public Affairs
  • College of Education, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences
  • College of Engineering, Technology & Physical Sciences
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Biology and Biological Sciences: 4%
  • Business Administration and Management: 4%
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching: 3%
  • Social Work: 4%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • Computer literacy
  • English (including composition)
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Cooperative education program
  • Double major
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Washington semester
Best Places to Study
LRC (Learning Resources Center)
Tips to Succeed
  • Find a study buddy.
  • Get to know your teachers. Meet with them during office hours; it will pay off in the end.
  • Keep your circle of friends small. It will make your college experience so much more enjoyable.
  • Students post signs all over campus of books they are selling. Save some money and buy them used.
  • Study, study, study.
  • Work hard.
Did You Know?
If you take AP or IB classes in high school, you will be very well prepared for the courses at A&M.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 33 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.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 32 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 8 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

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 6 responses

  • 62% Ruben Studdard - "American Idol" winner
  • 12% Howard Ballard - NFL player
  • 12% Sun Ra - jazz musician
  • 12% Marc Lacy - author
  • 0% Cleon Jones - former MLB player

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 8 responses

  • 0% This was my dream school.
  • 25% This was one of my top choices.
  • 75% This was a school I settled for (safety school).
4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!