Texas A&M College Station Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate, and More

Kyle Field at Texas A&M
Kyle Field at Texas A&M. Stuart Seeger / Flickr

Texas A&M University in College Station has accessible admissions with an acceptance rate of 67 percent. Those who receive acceptance letters tend to have grades and standardized test scores that are above average. Applicants can use either the ApplyTexas application or The Coalition application. All applicants must submit at least two essays as part of the application process. Letters of recommendation and an activities resume are optional.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Texas A&M Description

Texas A&M University is a large public university in College Station, a college town located a couple hours from Houston and Austin. The school is no longer limited by the "agricultural and mechanical" label it had when the doors first opened in 1876, but the university has kept the letters and the nickname of the "Aggies." Texas A&M is a Senior Military College with a highly visible military presence on campus.

Of the university's 10 colleges, engineering, liberal arts and sciences, and agriculture draw the most students. On the athletic front, the Texas A&M Aggies compete in the Division I Southeastern Conference (SEC).

Enrollment (2015)

  • Total Enrollment: 63,813 (48,959 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 51% Male / 49% Female
  • 89% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $11,036 (in-state); $31,214 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,054 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,368
  • Other Expenses: $5,820
  • Total Cost: $28,278 (in-state); $48,456 (out-of-state)

Texas A&M Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 77%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 58%
    • Loans: 33%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,272
    • Loans: $6,641

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Agribusiness, Animal Science, Biology, Biomedical Science, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Economics, English, Finance, Global Studies, Health and Physical Education, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Political Science, Psychology, Sales, Speech and Rhetorical Studies
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Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 91%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 15%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 52%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 80%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Track and Field, Basketball, Baseball, Swimming, Tennis, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Equestrian, Basketball, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball, Tennis

    Data Source

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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    Texas A&M Mission Statement

    read the complete mission statement at http://www.tamu.edu/statements/mission.html

    "Texas A&M University is dedicated to the discovery, development, communication, and application of knowledge in a wide range of academic and professional fields.

    Its mission of providing the highest quality undergraduate and graduate programs is inseparable from its mission of developing new understandings through research and creativity. It prepares students to assume roles in leadership, responsibility, and service to society..."