We are in the middle of college application season, and you know what that means. Whether or not you have chosen all of your potential schools, there is still time to get those applications filled in, and to add several more. What better choice than Aggieland itself?
Texas A&M University College Station, or Aggieland as the people in the know call it, is Texas’ first-ever public university. In this article, we will talk about what this university offers and all the other details you will need to try this place.
But first off, a little about this school’s history and background.
Starting as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, this university came about because of the Morril Act of 1862. Only in 1963 did the school use A&M (Agriculture and Mechanical) and fully adopt its current name of Texas A&M University.
- This school was founded in 1876.
- It started as a military college for only male students.
- They have a total of 11 colleges, spanning 5,200 acres.
- There are up to 59,000 in the student body.
- It is one of the biggest universities in Texas (and the greater part of the United States).
Apart from that, they also promote reasonable and accessible higher education from all walks of life, which is reflected in their programs and research.
|Example of the Courses:
|Agricultural Economics (AGEC)Agricultural Science (AGSC)Agricultural Systems Management (AGSM)
|Marine Biology (MARB)Marine Engr Technology (MARE )Marine Transportation (MART)
|Aerospace Engineering (AERO)Aerospace Studies (AERS)
Texas A&M University College Station boasts to be one of the few institutions with the trifecta of land, sea, and space grants. This is only designated for a total of 17 schools in the nation.
The research done through these grants and research programs is for the conservation of terrestrial and aquatic resources, as well as innovations in exploring outer space.
Yep, you read that right. Apart from the courses relating to the land, sea and space grants, there are various programs outside these three.
Their courses include the following, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg:
- Gender Studies
- Political Science
- Religious Studies
Their Department of Global Languages and Cultures also has 17 language courses.
There are so many reasons why you will adore this school, from its programs to its prestige. Though not everything is about homework and grades. Here are the other reasons why you should consider going to Aggieland:
When it comes to deciding on what school you want to go to, the campus is always a crucial factor to consider. It’s a good thing that Texas A&M University College Station is considered one of the most beautiful campuses around, according to Forbes and Travel+Leisure.
Not just that. There are numerous art galleries and museums right on campus, including the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. It commemorates the history of the presidency of the late George Bush with authentic records and relics during his time in office.
Campus life is always the bomb at Texas A&M University. They have the Rudder Theatre Complex, which is famous for its unreal lectures and Broadway performances. The school further showcases a variety of shows like orchestra, group and ensemble concerts.
Not to mention how dedicated the Aggies are to their sporting events. They have over 20 varsity sports for you to try, and all of their games to attend. This is your chance to experience tailgating parties.
Their staff is just as well-rounded as their college programs. They have 3,500 teachers, including the National Medal of Science, Wolf Prize, and Nobel Prize winners. Each of them is an expert in their respective field.
List of Requirements:
- Transcript of Records
- Application Form
- Personal Statement
- List of relevant test scores
As with any other college, they ask for a specific passing score for the following exams for you to get in:
|English – 28 & 1301Math – 24 & 1314
|American College Testing
|English – 610 & 1302Math – 580 & 1314
|Scholastic Assessment Test
|Graduate Record Examinations
|Law School Admission Test
|Test of English as a Foreign Language
Make sure to fill out the fields properly in your online application forms and make sure to submit everything. The degree programs require the candidate to have an in-person interview with a college rep or counselor.
The initial fee for the application is 85 dollars, with an additional charge of 70 dollars for every program you want to add. As for the deadline for your applications, it is always the first of July of every year.
Knowing Texas A&M FAQs
Is it safe on campus?
The town of College Station is one of the safest towns in Texas. As for the campus, it is safe for the students to learn, roam around and live their best college lives. There are systems in place (the buddy system, etc.) and safety personnel are always available.
How much would it cost
Students who live on campus full-time with a full course load could generally cost up to 30,000 dollars per school year.
Are there available scholarships?
There are scholarships available for eligible students. They can choose from several designated grants, scholarships and loans from almost all of the departments and colleges of the university. There’s an option of student employment too.
- What Is Texas A&M University, College Station? – tamu.edu
- Land, Sea, and Space Grant – research.tamu.edu
- 200 Undergraduate Programs and 300 Graduate Programs – catalog.tamu.edu
- The Campus – georgewbushlibrary.gov
- The Campus Life – 12thman.com
Christian Linden is a seasoned writer and contributor at Texas View, specializing in topics that resonate with the Texan community. With over a decade of experience in journalism, Christian brings a wealth of knowledge in local politics, culture, and lifestyle. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Texas. When he's not writing, Christian enjoys spending weekends traveling across Texas with his family, exploring everything from bustling cities to serene landscapes.