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Texas A&M University - College Station Overview

Located in College Station, Texas, Texas A&M University - College Station is a public institution. 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?

14,082 Undergraduate Awards
$42,463 Avg Cost After Aid
71% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Texas A&M College Station have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered 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

We have ranked Texas A&M College Station as #130 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #12 out of 159 schools in Texas.

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
#3 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#55 Best Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#66 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#84 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#107 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 Petroleum Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Ocean Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Maritime Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Marine Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Mental & Social Health Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Physical Sciences Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#29 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 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
#2 Best Colleges for Agriculture & Agriculture Operations College Factual
#3 Best Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation College Factual
#5 Best Colleges for Physical Sciences College Factual
#13 Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences College Factual
#51 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search
#51 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is Texas A&M University - College Station?

Location of Texas A&M University - College Station

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
Website: https://www.tamu.edu
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?

71% Acceptance Rate
49% Of Accepted Are Women
55% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 71%, Texas A&M College Station may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 51% of accepted students are men and 49% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 70%.

Average Test Scores

About 55% 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 570 and 670. Math scores were between 570 and 690.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Texas A&M University - College Station  ( 570 to 670 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Texas A&M University - College Station  ( 570 to 690 )
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800
Texas A&M College Station received ACT scores from 45% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 31. Math scores were between 24 and 29. Composite scores were between 25 and 30.

ACT English Scores for Texas A&M University - College Station  ( 23 to 31 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Texas A&M University - College Station  ( 24 to 29 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Texas A&M University - College Station  ( 25 to 30 )
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36

Can I Afford Texas A&M University - College Station?

$42,463 Net Price
32% Take Out Loans
2.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Texas A&M College Station is $42,463. 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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Texas A&M College Station, approximately 32% of students took out student loans averaging $6,863 a year. That adds up to $27,452 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Texas A&M College Station is 2.1%. 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

47,667 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 53,791 undergraduate students at Texas A&M College Station, with 47,667 being full-time and 6,124 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Texas A&M College Station

There are also 14,935 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 47,667 full-time undergraduates at Texas A&M College Station, 53% are male and 47% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Texas A&M College Station

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Texas A&M College Station Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4,164
Black or African American 1,305
Hispanic or Latino 11,835
White 27,886
International Students 687
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,790

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

971 Took All Classes Online
5,579 Took At Least One Class Online
-5.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 38 master’s degree programs available online at Texas A&M College Station. In 2017-2018, 5,579 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 2017-2018.

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 -5.8%. This is the #2,503 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 11%
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 0%
Business, Management & Marketing 5%
Computer Engineering 25%
Curriculum & Instruction 8%
Education 2%
Educational Administration 3%
Electrical Engineering 4%
Engineering 10%
General Engineering 60%
Health & Physical Education 9%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 6%
Hospitality Management 14%
Industrial Engineering 2%
International Agriculture 33%
Legal Professions 22%
Legal Research 98%
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 21%
Mathematics & Statistics 20%
Mechanical Engineering 17%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 12%
Natural Resources & Conservation 8%
Natural Resources Conservation 21%
Nursing 10%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 12%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 5%
Physical Sciences 1%
Psychology 11%
Public Administration 11%
Public Administration & Social Service 11%
Public Health 34%
Social Sciences 9%
Statistics 32%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 36%

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
Fisheries Sciences #3
Agricultural Engineering #4
Wildlife Management #5
Petroleum Engineering #5
Animal Science #6
Geological & Earth Sciences #6
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology #8
Materials Engineering #9
Plant Sciences #12
Statistics #16
Multilingual Education #22
International Relations & National Security #23
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering #24
Agricultural Economics & Business #26
Industrial Engineering #29
Physical Sciences #32
Natural Resources Conservation #33
Computer Engineering #33
General Engineering #38
Mechanical Engineering #39
Mathematics #42
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #46
Natural Resources & Conservation #48
Electrical Engineering #49
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #58
Hospitality Management #63
Mathematics & Statistics #65
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations #67
Homeland Security #70
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #80
Health & Physical Education #112
Public Administration #112
Public Health #115
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #129
Engineering #130
Instructional Media Design #132
Curriculum & Instruction #149
Special Education #210
Teacher Education Subject Specific #223
Social Sciences #234
Psychology #241
Public Administration & Social Service #245
Educational Administration #275
Teacher Education Grade Specific #325

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 55 1,138 2 20 0 1,215
Business Administration & Management 14 546 58 261 12 891
General Biology 68 613 0 65 35 781
Accounting 37 350 0 249 0 636
Agricultural Economics & Business 33 508 0 41 13 595
Health & Physical Education 0 478 0 82 9 569
General Psychology 19 513 0 5 7 544
Mechanical Engineering 0 368 0 101 48 517
Civil Engineering 0 247 0 148 25 420
Economics 0 271 0 110 14 395
General Sales & Marketing 0 386 6 0 0 392
Communication & Media Studies 45 336 0 1 9 391
Electrical Engineering 0 237 0 98 53 388
Industrial Engineering 42 209 8 119 4 382
Computer Science 0 228 0 93 9 330
Construction Engineering Technology 0 316 0 0 0 316
Political Science & Government 1 294 0 3 8 306
Petroleum Engineering 28 167 0 70 37 302
Natural Resources Conservation 0 270 2 19 10 301
Hospitality Management 139 135 2 13 10 299
Health Sciences & Services 0 299 0 0 0 299
Finance & Financial Management 1 244 11 41 0 297
Sociology 0 274 0 2 11 287
Chemical Engineering 3 227 0 19 29 278
Marketing 0 227 13 35 0 275
Computer Engineering 0 141 0 119 12 272
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 190 34 224
Public Health 0 115 9 86 12 222
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 124 2 65 24 215
Animal Science 0 165 0 32 13 210
Agricultural Production 43 163 0 3 0 209
Nursing 0 176 3 24 0 203
Medicine 0 0 0 0 193 193
General English Literature 0 176 0 8 7 191
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 0 146 0 26 11 183
International Studies 0 172 0 0 0 172
Biomedical Engineering 5 128 5 19 9 166
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 105 0 49 0 154
History 0 142 0 1 5 148
Human Resource Management 0 107 0 39 0 146
Information Science 0 0 0 145 0 145
General Architecture 0 77 15 43 7 142
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 34 0 29 52 25 140
Veterinary Medicine 0 0 0 0 134 134
Law 0 0 0 0 129 129
Nuclear Engineering 0 86 2 19 17 124
Nutrition Science 0 119 0 2 1 122
Statistics 0 13 19 75 10 117
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 115 1 0 0 0 116
International Relations & National Security 0 0 34 75 0 109
Computer Software & Applications 0 95 0 12 0 107
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 0 107 107
Geography & Cartography 0 71 27 7 2 107
Dentistry 0 0 0 0 104 104
Chemistry 0 67 0 2 35 104
Public Administration 0 0 0 103 0 103
Applied Mathematics 0 100 0 0 0 100
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 34 49 16 99
Mental & Social Health Services 0 96 0 0 0 96
Agricultural Public Services 0 95 0 0 0 95
Management Information Systems 0 94 0 0 0 94
Industrial Production Technology 0 94 0 0 0 94
Genetics 0 76 0 3 9 88
Plant Sciences 0 43 0 25 18 86
Zoology 0 72 0 5 8 85
Mathematics 0 40 0 33 11 84
Ocean Engineering 0 52 0 23 6 81
Information Technology 0 80 0 0 0 80
Real Estate 0 0 0 78 0 78
Anthropology 0 57 0 7 13 77
Marine Transportation 0 76 0 0 0 76
Urban & Regional Planning 0 43 5 18 6 72
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 72 0 0 0 72
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 69 0 0 0 69
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 50 0 5 13 68
Educational Administration 0 0 0 54 12 66
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 8 54 0 62
Agricultural Engineering 0 47 0 8 7 62
General Engineering 43 1 0 14 2 60
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 43 14 1 58
Physics 0 33 0 8 17 58
Horticulture 0 55 0 0 0 55
Wildlife Management 0 55 0 0 0 55
Food Processing 19 32 0 0 0 51
International Business 51 0 0 0 0 51
Legal Research 0 0 0 50 0 50
Criminal Justice & Corrections 27 23 0 0 0 50
Marine Engineering 0 48 0 0 0 48
Philosophy 4 40 0 1 2 47
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 46 0 0 0 46
Landscape Architecture 0 29 0 16 0 45
Natural Resource Management 5 19 3 16 0 43
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 25 0 10 7 42
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 36 5 41
Entrepreneurial Studies 1 0 25 13 0 39
General Agriculture 0 38 0 0 0 38
Romance Languages 0 31 0 0 0 31
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 25 0 4 1 30
Recreation Administration 29 0 0 0 0 29
Special Education 0 0 0 28 0 28
Dental Support Services 0 28 0 0 0 28
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 24 0 24
Materials Engineering 0 0 0 12 12 24
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 21 0 3 0 24
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 22 0 0 0 22
Maritime Studies 0 22 0 0 0 22
Fisheries Sciences 0 22 0 0 0 22
Homeland Security 0 0 20 0 0 20
Ethnic Studies 0 7 3 0 8 18
Forestry 0 18 0 0 0 18
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 16 0 16
Biotechnology 0 0 0 14 0 14
Veterinary Biomedical & Clinical Services 0 0 0 3 10 13
Educational Assessment 0 0 12 0 0 12
Botany/Plant Biology 0 0 0 4 7 11
Marine Science 0 11 0 0 0 11
Operations Research 10 0 0 0 0 10
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 10 0 10
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 9 0 0 0 9
Historic Preservation 0 0 9 0 0 9
Food Science Technology 0 0 0 4 3 7
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 0 5 2 7
Soil Sciences 0 0 0 3 3 6
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 2 0 0 1 3 6
Child Development & Psychology 6 0 0 0 0 6
Archeology 0 0 2 4 0 6
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 2 3 5
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 5 0 0 0 0 5
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 0 4 0 4
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 4 0 0 0 4
Classical Languages & Literature 0 4 0 0 0 4
Materials Sciences 1 0 3 0 0 4
International Agriculture 0 0 3 0 0 3
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 3 0 3
Housing 0 0 3 0 0 3
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 2 2
Music 0 2 0 0 0 2
Multilingual Education 0 0 0 1 0 1
Area Studies 0 0 1 0 0 1
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 1 0 0 1
Drama & Theater Arts 0 1 0 0 0 1
Nuclear & Radiological Technicians 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 885 13,197 422 3,476 1,441 19,421

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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