Resources › For Students and Parents West Texas A&M University Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print West Texas A&M University. Anonymous Cow / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated August 15, 2017 West Texas A&M Description: Located in Canyon, Texas, West Texas A&M University is a member school of the Texas A&M University System. The 176-acre wooded campus has a hospitable small-town environment while offering easy access to more metropolitan areas. Amarillo is just 15 miles to the north. The campus houses a Texas history museum, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. West Texas A&M has a 20 to 1 student faculty ratio and offers 61 undergraduate degrees, 45 master’s programs and a doctorate in agriculture. For undergraduates, the most popular areas of study are interdisciplinary and general studies, nursing, sport and exercise science and biology. Popular graduate degrees include business administration, educational diagnostics and accounting. Beyond academics, student life is active on campus with over 100 clubs and organizations. The West Texas A&M Buffaloes compete in the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference. The university fields seven men's and eight women's intercollegiate sports. Admissions Data (2016): West Texas A&M Acceptance Rate: 60%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 420 / 530SAT Math: 430 / 530SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: 18 / 24ACT English: 16 / 23ACT Math: 17 / 24What these ACT numbers mean Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 9,901 (7,389 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female76% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $7,699 (in-state); $8,945 (out-of-state)Books: $1,000 (why so much?)Room and Board: $7,496Other Expenses: $4,854Total Cost: $21,049 (in-state); $22,295 (out-of-state) West Texas A&M Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 86%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 73%Loans: 52%Average Amount of AidGrants: $6,664Loans: $5,825 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business, General Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Sports and Exercise Science Retention and Graduation Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 65%Transfer-out Rate: 30%4-Year Graduation Rate: 27%6-Year Graduation Rate: 44% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Track and Field, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, GolfWomen's Sports: Basketball, Equestrian, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Track and Field Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like West Texas A&M, You May Also Like These Schools: Texas Tech University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphTexas State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphSam Houston State University: Profile University of Texas - El Paso: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphTexas Christian University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphBaylor University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphAbilene Christian University: Profile Angelo State University: Profile University of North Texas: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph West Texas A&M Mission Statement: read the complete mission statement at http://www.wtamu.edu/about/statements.aspx "West Texas A&M University, a member of The Texas A&M University System, is a student-centered, learning community dedicated to educating tomorrow's leaders through innovative academic and co-curricular undergraduate and graduate programs. The University serves as the principal academic and cultural center of a multi-state region and is a significant catalyst for economic development by expanding the frontiers of knowledge through education, research and consultation.."