West Texas A&M University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

West Texas A&M University
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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):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 9,901 (7,389 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 76% 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: $7,496
  • Other Expenses: $4,854
  • Total 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 Aid
    • Grants: 73%
    • Loans: 52%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,664
    • Loans: $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, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Equestrian, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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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.."

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