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Texas A&M Admissions Information

Texas A&M University College Station
College Station, TX (map)


Founded in 1876 as the first institution of higher education in Texas, Texas A&M University is proud that one out of every four freshmen in each incoming class is a first-generation college student. With nationally recognized faculty members and ground-breaking research opportunities, Texas A&M offers students opportunities that can only be found at a university that values excellence, leadership and integrity. With 10 different academic colleges, choosing a major may appear daunting but at the Prospective Student Centers, students can easily meet with admissions counselors to discuss any questions or concerns.

Not only does the school offer over 120 undergraduate degree programs, but the number and variety of clubs on campus is astonishing. With 800 organizations including staples like Greek life, hobbies like amateur radio, and odd-ball curiosities like speleology (the study of caves), Texas A&M has a place for everyone to connect. The school offers a vast 5,200-acre campus in College Station, Texas and two satellite campuses–one in Galveston, Texas and one in the country of Qatar.




Basic Info

Main Address: P.O. Box 30014
College Station, TX 77843-3014
Phone Number: (979) 845-3741  
Website: http://www.tamu.edu  


Type of school: Public  
Type of school: Co-ed  
Setting: Rural  
Athletics: NCAA Division I, Intercollegiate, Intramural, Club, Scholarship  
Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 38,810  
Percent out-of-state: 3%  
Percent international: 1.6%  
Female to Male ratio: 48:52  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 19:1  
Most popular majors: Business/Marketing
Interdisciplinary Studies
Social Sciences
Special study programs: Accelerated Program
Distance Learning
Honors Program
Independent Study
Liberal Arts/Career Combination
ROTC (Air Force, Army, Navy)
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed housing
Women's housing
Fraternity/Sorority housing
Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
Men's housing
Apartments for married or single students
Special housing for disabled students
Campus Ministries
Concert Band
Literary Magazine
Music Ensembles
Radio Station
Student Government
Symphony Orchestra
Choral Groups
Film Societies
Jazz Band
Marching Band
Musical Theater
Student Newspaper
Television Station

Fun Facts

  • Voted #5 Best College Newspaper
  • Voted #1 Most Conservative Students
  • Voted #5 Best Athletic Facilities
  • Voted #16 Students Pack the Stadiums

Admissions Information

As a large, competitive university with many research opportunities, Texas A&M values its students and holds them to a high standard. A student may be admitted to the university by many channels, including being in the top 10% or 25% of his or her graduating class, through a combination of SAT or ACT scores, and by following recommended course load throughout high school. Other factors that are very important to the admissions committee are a student's extracurricular activities, rigorous school record, and academic GPA.

Admissions officials at Texas A&M seeks may different characteristics in applicants. Prospective students should showcase themselves through the application's required essays. Special focus should be placed on establishing specific characteristics, such as leadership, special talents and abilities, and other unique, distinguishing traits.

Admissions address: PO Box 30014
College Station, TX 77842-3014
Phone number: (979) 845-1060  
Fax number: (979) 458-1808  
Admissions Website: www.tamu.edu/admissions  
Email: admissions@tamu.edu  
Contact Person: Scott McDonald, Director of Admissions  
Number of first-year applications received: 22,757  
Percent of applicants admitted: 67%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: January 15  
Early decision/action deadline: December 1  
Accepts the Common Application? No  
Admission requirements: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT with writing, online application, 2 essays, all official transcripts  

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? Yes  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: All SAT scores are required for review  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 6003  
ACT code: 4198  
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