Texas A&M University--College Station

As the first public institution of higher education established in the State of Texas, Texas A&M University blends rich traditions and the Aggie Spirit with intellectual innovation to develop leaders of character dedicated to serving the greater good. With 16 colleges and schools, including the Health Science Center and the School of Law in Fort Worth, branch campuses in Galveston, Texas, and Doha, Qatar, and the university libraries, Texas A&M is one of the most diversified and comprehensive institutions in the nation. Its faculty (including 3 Nobel Prize recipients, 19 members of the National Academy of Engineering, 11 members of the National Academy of Science and 2 members of the National Academy of Medicine) provides exceptional educational opportunities through more than 400 bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional programs, many ranked among the best in their disciplines. Students are not only expected to master the depth of knowledge required of their fields, but also to meet overall learning outcomes critically important to university graduates. Faculty engage students in high-impact learning experiences to develop problem solving, critical thinking and effective communication skills; personal and social responsibility; social, cultural and global competence; and the ability to work collaboratively. Texas A&M is a Tier 1 research university, ranking in the nation's top 20 in total research expenditures ($866+ million in FY 2015). Each year, groundbreaking research to solve global problems brings faculty and students together with more than 4,400 undergraduate students enrolling in research courses and many more participating in transformational learning through research projects that provide them with opportunities to develop close working relationships with faculty that, in turn, often lead to scholarships, internships, jobs, and admission to top graduate and professional schools. Texas A&M ranks first among American public universities in the number of students studying abroad and second in the number of students who participate in credit-bearing international experiences. Through its comprehensive Global Engagement Plan, Texas A&M plans to grow new global resources as well as existing signature partnerships in Qatar, Mexico, Italy and Costa Rica. Aggies also participate in service learning experiences, like the Big Event, that teach them to be part of something greater than self. This holistic focus on educating students for the future has resulted in Aggie graduates being among the most highly recruited students in the country. In fact, The Wall Street Journal named Texas A&M second among all universities in the nation for "graduates recruiters prefer to hire." University facilities continue to grow and evolve with new state-of-the-art facilities for engineering, life sciences, physics and astronomy, and the liberal arts and humanities, and the renovated Memorial Student Center is considered one of the finest student unions in the country. Texas A&M athletics is committed to academic achievement, athletic excellence and national recognition of student-athletes, teams and programs. Almost 650 student athletes compete in the SEC at the NCAA Division 1-A level in 20 varsity sports. Texas A&M is committed to excellence and to providing opportunities for leadership in and out of the classroom. Its history, traditions and Aggie Spirit, along with its world-class academics are what make TAMU unique.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1876 N/A Semester $9.9 billion College Station, TX 77843 (979) 845-3211
overall score total score state city online paying global
57 100.0 Texas College Station 257 254 50