Texas A&M University Profile

HISTORY

Texas A&M at College Station, founded in 1876, is a public, comprehensive university. It is one of the few institutions holding triple federal designations as a land-, sea- and space-grant university. It offers extraordinary, high-quality academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels in over 100 fields. Its students have unique opportunities to develop leadership skills through its optional Corps of Cadets and 700 other organizations. Texas A&M is the nation’s only university to rank among the top ten in four key categories: student body size (4th), enrollment of National Merit Scholars (8th), research expenditures (9th) and endowment (10th). Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture, Architecture, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Geosciences, Liberal Arts, Medicine, Science and Veterinary Medicine. Its 5,200-acre campus is located in College Station, 90 miles northwest of Houston.

ADMISSION

Entrance Difficulty: Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 64% of 25,949 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: No
Early Decision Offered: No
Regular Admission Deadline: January 15

Factors Considered for Selection of Students

Academic GPA: Very Important
Standardized Tests: Very Important
Essay: Important
Extracurricular: Very Important

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA: Not reported
SAT Math: 621 average  570-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading: 586 average  530-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 564 average  510-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: 27 average  24-30 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance: In-state: $20,912  Out-of-state: $37,442
Tuition and Fees: In-state: $8,506 Out-of-state: $25,036
Room and Board: $8,400
Average Percent of Need Met: 77%
Average Freshman Award: $15,878
Average Indebtedness of 2011 Graduates: $22,716

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar System: Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum: Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 2,097
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 2-9 students: 2% of classes
10-19 students: 17% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 18% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-59 students: 14% of classes
Over 100 students: 10% of classes

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID
Financial Aid Office Contacts

E-mail: sfs@tamu.edu
Web Site: Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process

Application Deadline: Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification: On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid: Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 003632: Free

University Web Site: www.tamu.edu/

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