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5 College Sophomore

Academics: A&M has a well respected variety of programs with amazing research options

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3 College Senior

Academics: The experience in terms of academics has been decent till now.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: The course load is kinda of heavy you have to stay on top of stuff or you'll feel really lost in the end.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Texas A&M is one of the few top-tier universities in the state of Texas. A&M also has one of the better business programs, and one of the very best engineering and veterinarian programs. Texas A&M is a very prestigious and academically strong school.

2 College Freshman

Academics: Teachers don't care whether you understand the material, just if you know it well enough to fill out a scantron.

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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
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Total FT Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
Part-Time Retention Rate
Transfer-Out Rate
Graduation Rate
Programs/Majors Offered
Academic/Career Counseling?
Remedial Services?
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 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 437 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • 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.
  • 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 often do you:    Based on 325 responses

  • 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

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 322 responses

  • 44% This was my dream school.
  • 50% This was one of my top choices.
  • 6% This was a school I settled for (safety school).



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