West Texas A&M University

1,019 reviews
  1. Canyon, TX
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
West Texas A&M University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Lone Star Conference
Address
2501 4th Ave
Canyon, TX 79016
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
860-1080
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$11,754/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,400/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,349/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,772/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,249/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,875/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.67 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,654Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    43%
  • Southern Hospitality
    30%
  • Texan Hospitality
    22%
  • Judgmental first impressions
    2%
  • VERY friendly
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.77 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.98 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Sense of community
    43%
  • Pride
    31%
  • Amazing Class and Character!
    16%
  • Genuine class.
    4%
  • Excellence
    2%
  • Mediocre
    2%
  • Precedent
    2%

After West Texas A&M University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.53 responses

Reviews

1,019 reviews
  • Excellent
    177
  • Very Good
    368
  • Average
    367
  • Poor
    72
  • Terrible
    35
For me this school is the greatest! It's a very personable university with a staff that truly cares for its students. The classes pertaining to your major typically has a maximum of 25 students, so students are able to build relationships with their professors. The campus is only about a square mile, making it easy to make those early morning classes that you almost missed your alarm for. The town of Canyon is very supportive of WT and WT returns that support through community service and aiding the local schools. The campus is also culturally diverse; it contains many religious groups that connect with one another and many of the student athletes are from all across the world.
  • College Junior
  • June 25 2015
I first learned of the WTAMU music program from attending the TMEA (Texas music educator's asso.) conferences with my junior college music department. Visiting with the professors from that school made me feel that it would be a good fit for me. The info. I gleened as in size of the school, the teacher's focus and their experience with musicians like me who started late in this particular instrument, made me change my mind on the school I would attend. I applied to the school, did an audition and waited to see what happened with financial aid from FAFSA processing to music dept. scholarships. The first real challenge I encountered was not receiving any college scholarship only PELL grant. Thank God for Pell! I had unknowingly not applied for the individual college scholarships, thinking the FAFSA was to do it all. This was the case at my community college. So my advice is to read everything you can on the admissions websites and also talk directly to financial aid at the school to be sure you have done everything toward this process. Not all websites are user friendly either, so call directly if you aren't sure about things.
  • College Junior
  • July 8 2013
All internships, part time/ full time jobs, alumni network and recruitment on campus are high. The opportunities that are available on and off campus are incredible! The tight niche community allows for current and past students to become involved with something bigger than themselves. The sky is not our limit, we have opportunities of a life time and we just have to be brave enough to take them.
  • College Freshman
  • 3 months ago