Texas A&M GPA, SAT and ACT Data

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Texas A&M GPA, SAT and ACT Graph

Texas A&M GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
Texas A&M GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

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​Discussion of Texas A&M's Admissions Standards:

Texas A&M in College Station accepts roughly two-thirds of all applicants. Admissions aren't painfully selective, but applicants will need decent grades and test scores to get admitted. In the graph above, green and blue represent accepted students. As you can see, the majority of accepted students had a GPA of B or higher, an SAT score (RW+M) above 1000, and an ACT composite score of 19 or higher. Chances of admission improve as those numbers go up.

It's important to realize that there's a lot of red (rejected students) hidden beneath the blue and green in the middle of the graph. Some students with scores and grades that are on target for Texas A&M still get rejected. I've created a version of the graph above that shows only the rejection data so that you can see the important data hidden below the blue and green above. It reveals that even students with grades and SAT/ACT scores that are well above average sometimes get rejected from the university: Texas A&M Rejection Data Graph.

Note also that a number of students were accepted with test scores and grades a bit below the norm. Texas A&M has holistic admissions, so the admissions officers are considering qualitative as well as quantitative information. Students with exceptional talent (in, for example, athletics or music) will typically receive a closer look even if their numerical measures are a bit below the norm. Like all selective universities, Texas A&M is trying to enroll students who will contribute to the campus culture in meaningful ways. Strong application essays, positive letters of recommendation, and interesting extracurricular activities are all important pieces of a successful application. Engineering applicants have an additional essay requirement.

Finally, Texas A&M recommends (but does not require) that prospective students visit campus, attend a prospective student session, and/or participate in an academic program for visiting students. All of these opportunities allow you to get to know the university, and they help demonstrate your interest in Texas A&M. The university also recommends that applicants submit their applications as early as possible (you might want to consider the Early Action option).

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Texas A & M University Admissions Data for Rejected Students

Texas A & M University GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Rejected Students
Texas A & M University GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Rejected Students. Data courtesy of Cappex.

This graph of rejection data for Texas A&M shows that even high grades an standardized test scores are not a guarantee of admission. Some students with "A" averages and SAT/ACT cores that are well above average did not get in. This may seem strange since Texas A&M has guaranteed admission for students who graduate in the top 10% of their class. This state policy, however, does have a couple restrictions. For one, students must be in the top 10% of a Texas school, so out-of-state applicants have no admissions guarantees. Also, Top 10% Admits must have completed enough college preparatory classes to qualify.

Other reasons why a seemingly strong student might be rejected include red flags raised by the applicant's essays or letters of recommendation, an incomplete or late application, criminal background problems, failure to demonstrate English proficiency (for non-native speakers), or any factors that suggest the applicant doesn't have all the required academic preparation for college.

Learn more about the university in the Texas A&M profile.