Texas A&MTexas A&M University, located in College Station, was established in 1876 as an all-men’s school called the Agricultural and Mechanical College. Today, the school offers 90 undergraduate degree programs and 268 graduate and professional degree programs. Situated in an urban setting on about 4,000 acres, Texas A&M is a Tier 1 research university. Nearly 15,000 students attend the graduate programs through the Dwight Look College of Engineering, the Mays Business School, and the College of Education and Human Development. Students can also participate in the study abroad program. Texas A&M is one of six United States Senior Military Colleges. The Corps of Cadets is one of the largest uniformed groups of students outside service academies. Members of the Corps have fought in every conflict since the school’s founding.

The most popular majors are business, management, and marketing; engineering; agriculture and agriculture operations; multi/interdisciplinary studies; and biological and biomedical sciences. The student to faculty ratio is 19.4 to 1, and only 25% of classes have fewer than 20 students. The school is well-respected for allowing undergraduates to participate in research activities. (Instead of just limiting resources to graduate students.) More than 3,000 students take part in research courses or projects every year.

Texas A&M rankingThere are plenty of opportunities outside of the classroom for students to broaden their horizons. Many individuals become involved in community service. Freshmen can sign up for the FISH (Freshmen in Service and Hosting) program, and all students can take part in The Big Event. This single-day, student-run volunteer program allows more than 12,500 students to engage in community service in College Station and the nearby city of Bryan. The event is the largest of its kind in the country.

The social scene thrives at Texas A&M, with more than 1,000 student organizations. There are active 58 chapters. About 17% of women are affiliated with a sorority and 8% of men with a fraternity. One of the oldest groups is the Singing Cadets, which was established in 1893. Students can write for the newspapers, “The Battalion” or “The Maroon Weekly.” The “Aggieland” is one of the country’s largest college yearbooks.

Texas A&MThe athletic scene is also flourishing. More than 25% of students compete in intramural sports leagues. Texas A&M has one of the largest programs in the nation. Varsity teams compete in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference. Overall, the school is known for being a somewhat religious and conservative campus. It holds one of the country’s largest on-campus weekly prayer gatherings called Breakaway. Students who are more comfortable with a socially conservative campus and large class sizes would fit in at Texas A&M.


Acceptance Rate

Texas A&M acceptance rate

Academic Qualifications

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SAT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)

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ACT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)

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Admissions Information

Freshmen Admissions
Number of applicants: 42,899
Enrolled: 10,602
Yield: 43%
Acceptance rate: 57.5%

Transfer Admission Statistics
Number of transfer applicants: 5,766
Acceptance rate: 56%

Academic Qualifications
Average GPA: N/A
Top 10% of High School: 70%

Middle SAT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)
SAT Composite: 1180-1390
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 580-680
SAT Math: 580-740

Middle ACT Range (25 to 75 Percentile)
ACT Composite: 26-31
ACT English: 24-33
ACT Math: 25-30

Standardized Test Requirements

Texas A&M does not require the SAT/ACT   SAT/ACT not required

TAMU does not require the writing portion   Writing portion not required

TA&M does not require the sat subject tests  SAT Subject Tests not required

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Graduation Rates

Texas A&M graduation rate

Loan Defaults and Rhodes Scholars

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Salary After Attending

R&D Expenditures

Campus Safety

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Graduation Rates
4 years: 54.8%
5 years: 79.2%
6 years: 81.9%

Transferred to another school: 8%

Loan default rate: 2.1%

Total Rhodes Scholars: 5

Salary after attending: $58,000

R&D Expenditures: $905.5 million

Campus Safety
Sex offenses: 88
Robberies: 26
Aggravated assaults: 37
Burglaries: 21
Car thefts: 7

Financial Aid

Net Cost and Total Expected Cost of Attendance

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Average In State Net Price By Income

Student Debt

Additional Information

In-state tuition, room and board (2020-2021): $21,144

Total Estimated Cost of Attendance (2020-2021)
In-state: $31,428
Out-of-state: $59,8954

Net Cost (in-state)
Average: $19,237

By income
$0 to $30,000: $11,454
$30,001 to $48,000: $13,270
$48,001 to $75,000: $18,810
$75,001 to $110,000: $26,028
$110,001 and more: $27,666

Graduates with student debt: 43%

Average student debt at graduation: $24,590

Student Body

Student Residence

Undergraduate Class Sizes

Texas A&M undergraduate class sizes

Student to Faculty Ratio

Student Population

Additional Information

Student to Faculty Ratio: 19.4 to 1

Women: 47%

Undergraduate Class Sizes
Under 20: 25%
20 to 39: 40%
40 to 99: 26%
100+: 9%

Student Population
Total: 68,390
Undergraduate: 53,791

Student Residence
In State: 94%
Out of State: 5%
International: 1%

Texas A&M student body

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This page was last updated in August 2020.