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Texas A&M University - College Station Overview

Texas A&M University - College Station is a public institution situated in College Station, Texas. The location of Texas A&M College Station is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Texas A&M University - College Station Known For?

14,022 Undergraduate Awards
$44,729 Avg Cost After Aid
63% Acceptance Rate
  • The 3% student loan default rate at Texas A&M College Station is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Texas A&M College Station.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 87% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Texas A&M College Station bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $58,000 a year. That's about 42% more than their peers at other schools.

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Texas A&M University - College Station Rankings

According to our 2022 analysis, Texas A&M College Station is ranked #138 out of 2,587 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 137 colleges in Texas, it is ranked at #5.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Texas A&M College Station has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#33 Best Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#126 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#150 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Texas A&M College Station.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best General Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Maritime Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Ocean Engineering Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Mental & Social Health Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Engineering Technologies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#72 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#85 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Texas A&M College Station has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#8 Best Engineering Technologies Schools College Factual
#8 Best Agriculture & Agriculture Operations Schools College Factual
#13 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Schools College Factual
#27 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search
#60 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools College Factual
#61 Best Education Schools College Factual

Where Is Texas A&M University - College Station?

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Contact details for Texas A&M College Station are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Jkw Administration Building, Suite 200, College Station, TX 77843-1248
Phone: 979-845-3211
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tamu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tamu

How Do I Get Into Texas A&M College Station?

You can apply to Texas A&M College Station online at: admissions.tamu.edu/freshman/apply

Admission Requirements for Texas A&M College Station

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Texas A&M College Station?

63% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
61% Submit SAT Scores
Texas A&M College Station has an acceptance rate of 63%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 50% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 65%, and the acceptance rate for women is 62%.

Average Test Scores

About 61% of students accepted to Texas A&M College Station submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 680. Math scores were between 580 and 700.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Texas A&M University - College Station  ( 580 to 680 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Texas A&M University - College Station  ( 580 to 700 )
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800
Texas A&M College Station received ACT scores from 39% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 33. Math scores were between 25 and 30. Composite scores were between 26 and 32.

ACT English Scores for Texas A&M University - College Station  ( 24 to 33 )
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ACT Math Scores for Texas A&M University - College Station  ( 25 to 30 )
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ACT Composite Scores for Texas A&M University - College Station  ( 26 to 32 )
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Can I Afford Texas A&M University - College Station?

$44,729 Net Price
31% Take Out Loans
2.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Texas A&M College Station is $44,729. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Texas A&M College Station, approximately 31% of students took out student loans averaging $8,182 a year. That adds up to $32,728 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Texas A&M College Station is 2.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Texas A&M University - College Station Undergraduate Student Diversity

49,442 Full-Time Undergraduates
48% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 55,568 undergraduate students at Texas A&M College Station, with 49,442 being full-time and 6,126 being part-time.

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There are also 14,850 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 49,442 full-time undergraduates at Texas A&M College Station, 52% are male and 48% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Texas A&M University - College Station students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4,665
Black or African American 1,236
Hispanic or Latino 12,448
White 28,526
International Students 613
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,954

Geographic Diversity

Texas students aren't the only ones who study at Texas A&M University - College Station. At this time, 46 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 125 countries are represented at Texas A&M College Station. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Texas A&M University - College Station

2,619 Took All Classes Online
23,188 Took At Least One Class Online
23.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 41 master’s degree programs available online at Texas A&M College Station. In 2019-2020, 23,188 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Texas A&M College Station has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 12th most popular in Texas for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Texas A&M College Station

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Texas A&M University - College Station was $9,837 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $27,745. The following table shows how Texas A&M College Station is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Petroleum Engineering #1 #1
Wildlife Management #1 #1
Geological & Earth Sciences #4 #4
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies #4 #4
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology #4 #4
Fisheries Sciences #4 #7
Animal Science #4 #4
Agricultural Engineering #7 #7
Statistics #7 #7
Materials Engineering #10 #10
Plant Sciences #10 #10
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #10 #19
Legal Research #10 #18
Multilingual Education #10 #16
Public Policy #10 #16
Legal Professions #13 #25
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #19 #28
Physical Sciences #19 #22
Hospitality Management #19 #28
Natural Resources Conservation #19 #25
Systems Engineering #22 #28
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering #25 #28
Industrial Engineering #28 #37
Public Health #31 #75
Mechanical Engineering #34 #40
Mathematics #37 #37
Electrical Engineering #40 #67
Computer Engineering #46 #64
General Engineering #47 #78
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #49 #67
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #58 #109
Psychology #67 #157
Engineering-Related Fields #67 #86

Online Growth Rankings of Texas A&M College Station

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Texas A&M University - College Station was 23.6%. This is the #987 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Texas A&M College Station regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Texas A&M College Station majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 5%
Agricultural Public Services 8%
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 8%
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 11%
Business Administration & Management 1%
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 17%
Computer Engineering 3%
Curriculum & Instruction 5%
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 19%
Education 13%
Educational Administration 43%
Engineering Technologies 11%
General Engineering 34%
Homeland Security 41%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 16%
Instructional Media Design 25%
International Relations & National Security 14%
Legal Professions 11%
Legal Research 14%
Materials Engineering 23%
Mechanical Engineering 10%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 3%
Nursing 5%
Plant Sciences 1%
Psychology 5%
Public Administration 23%
Public Administration & Social Service 25%
Public Health 21%
Special Education 15%
Teacher Education Grade Specific 16%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Texas A&M College Station ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Texas A&M College Station.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Wildlife Management #1
Petroleum Engineering #1
International Agriculture #1
Materials Engineering #1
Applied Mathematics #1
Agricultural Engineering #4
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology #4
Statistics #7
Agricultural Public Services #7
Nuclear Engineering #7
Plant Sciences #7
Public Policy #7
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering #10
Geological & Earth Sciences #11
Agricultural Economics & Business #12
Mechanical Engineering #16
Systems Engineering #19
Industrial Engineering #19
Natural Resources Conservation #21
International Relations & National Security #23
General Engineering #24
Natural Resources & Conservation #27
Mathematics #28
Multilingual Education #28
Computer Engineering #31
Electrical Engineering #31
Legal Research #37
Mathematics & Statistics #40
Physical Sciences #46
Geography & Cartography #48
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations #49
Engineering-Related Fields #55
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #56
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #61
Hospitality Management #61
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #78
Homeland Security #81
Public Administration #82
Entrepreneurial Studies #82
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies #92
Engineering #108
Instructional Media Design #123
Health & Physical Education #123
Public Health #124
Curriculum & Instruction #126
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #129
Legal Professions #135
Engineering Technologies #153
Human Resource Management #158
Special Education #178
Teacher Education Subject Specific #178
Public Administration & Social Service #180
Social Sciences #202
Educational Administration #212
Psychology #213
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #250
Teacher Education Grade Specific #259
Nursing #423
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #473

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Texas A&M University - College Station Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 42 1,153 2 17 0 1,214
General Biology 110 718 0 40 43 911
Business Administration & Management 11 550 44 279 16 900
Accounting 10 336 0 239 0 585
Mechanical Engineering 0 441 0 90 44 575
General Psychology 22 502 0 17 2 543
Health & Physical Education 0 453 0 73 8 534
Agricultural Economics & Business 16 455 0 36 12 519
Economics 0 276 0 109 11 396
Civil Engineering 0 252 0 105 26 383
Communication & Media Studies 29 346 0 1 5 381
Finance & Financial Management 15 285 26 46 0 372
Electrical Engineering 0 239 0 106 27 372
Computer Science 0 257 0 99 14 370
Industrial Engineering 51 151 16 136 10 364
General Sales & Marketing 0 362 0 0 0 362
Construction Engineering Technology 0 299 0 15 0 314
Political Science & Government 0 295 0 5 3 303
Health Sciences & Services 0 300 0 0 0 300
Natural Resources Conservation 0 255 2 24 12 293
Hospitality Management 141 134 1 7 4 287
Public Health 0 164 17 91 10 282
Computer Engineering 0 141 0 120 20 281
Chemical Engineering 3 221 0 19 30 273
Animal Science 0 207 0 32 25 264
Marketing 0 216 13 32 0 261
Petroleum Engineering 28 138 0 46 27 239
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 188 49 237
Biomedical Engineering 14 154 5 34 17 224
Agricultural Production 50 164 0 1 0 215
Nursing 0 189 0 24 0 213
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 140 0 37 16 193
Sociology 0 184 0 1 6 191
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 118 0 60 11 189
Medicine 0 0 0 0 181 181
International Studies 0 176 0 0 0 176
Information Science 0 0 0 175 0 175
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 31 0 47 56 35 169
General Architecture 0 114 1 40 7 162
General English Literature 0 143 0 4 12 159
History 0 149 0 2 5 156
Nutrition Science 0 142 2 3 5 152
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 74 1 57 17 149
Human Resource Management 0 95 8 37 0 140
Public Administration 0 0 21 112 0 133
Law 0 0 0 0 131 131
International Relations & National Security 0 0 39 88 0 127
Educational Administration 0 0 0 105 10 115
Industrial Production Technology 0 115 0 0 0 115
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 115 0 0 0 0 115
Computer Software & Applications 0 92 0 21 0 113
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 0 113 113
Management Information Systems 0 105 0 0 0 105
Agricultural Public Services 0 101 2 0 0 103
Dentistry 0 0 0 0 100 100
Geography & Cartography 0 63 21 12 4 100
Urban & Regional Planning 0 54 25 16 4 99
Statistics 0 26 4 64 5 99
Chemistry 0 57 0 2 39 98
Nuclear Engineering 0 69 0 16 11 96
Applied Mathematics 0 77 19 0 0 96
General Engineering 63 6 3 16 3 91
Zoology 0 73 0 5 12 90
Plant Sciences 0 45 0 22 20 87
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 86 0 0 0 86
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 21 41 20 82
Marine Transportation 0 81 0 0 0 81
Real Estate 0 0 0 80 0 80
Mental & Social Health Services 0 77 0 0 0 77
Mathematics 0 33 0 23 21 77
Genetics 0 65 0 1 10 76
Ocean Engineering 0 52 0 14 2 68
Physics 0 37 0 10 18 65
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 49 0 1 13 63
Information Technology 0 62 0 0 0 62
Anthropology 0 48 0 3 9 60
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 58 0 0 0 58
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 41 13 4 58
Legal Research 0 0 0 58 0 58
Agricultural Engineering 0 41 0 7 8 56
Food Processing 18 22 10 0 0 50
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 43 6 49
Romance Languages 0 49 0 0 0 49
Horticulture 0 48 0 0 0 48
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 12 33 0 45
Philosophy 0 40 0 2 3 45
Landscape Architecture 0 30 0 14 0 44
International Business 43 0 1 0 0 44
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 44 0 44
Wildlife Management 0 42 0 0 0 42
General Agriculture 0 39 0 0 0 39
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 27 0 4 5 36
Recreation Administration 34 0 0 0 0 34
Homeland Security 0 0 34 0 0 34
Special Education 0 0 0 33 0 33
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 32 0 32
Marine Engineering 0 32 0 0 0 32
Natural Resource Management 4 15 4 9 0 32
Materials Engineering 0 0 1 11 19 31
Dental Support Services 0 27 0 0 0 27
Fisheries Sciences 0 26 0 0 0 26
Maritime Studies 0 25 0 0 0 25
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 14 10 0 24
Forestry 0 23 0 0 0 23
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 14 0 3 5 22
Educational Assessment 0 0 22 0 0 22
Biotechnology 0 0 0 19 0 19
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 19 0 0 0 19
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 19 0 0 0 0 19
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 15 0 4 0 19
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 17 0 0 0 17
Ethnic Studies 0 8 4 0 2 14
Food Science Technology 8 0 0 2 3 13
Environmental Design 0 0 13 0 0 13
Botany/Plant Biology 0 0 0 4 9 13
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 13 0 0 0 13
Child Development & Psychology 12 0 0 0 1 13
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 12 0 0 0 0 12
Marine Science 0 10 0 0 0 10
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 9 0 9
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 8 0 0 0 8
Archeology 0 0 2 6 0 8
Soil Sciences 0 0 0 5 2 7
Historic Preservation 0 0 7 0 0 7
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 1 0 0 0 5 6
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 6 6
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 1 4 5
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 1 4 0 5
Materials Sciences 3 0 2 0 0 5
Public Policy 0 0 0 5 0 5
Operations Research 4 0 0 0 0 4
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 0 3 1 4
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 0 3 0 3
Systems Engineering 0 0 0 3 0 3
Area Studies 0 0 3 0 0 3
Classical Languages & Literature 0 3 0 0 0 3
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 3 0 3
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 2 0 0 2
Multilingual Education 0 0 0 1 0 1
General Engineering Technology 0 0 0 1 0 1
Architectural Engineering 0 1 0 0 0 1
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 1 0 0 1
International Agriculture 0 0 0 0 0 0
Housing 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nuclear & Radiological Technicians 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 0 0 0
Music 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 909 13,113 514 3,544 1,338 19,418

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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