Texas A&M University

From humble beginnings in 1876 as Texas’ first public institution of higher learning to a bustling 5,000 acre campus with a nationally recognized faculty, TAMU is one of a select few universities with land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant designations. With an enrollment of about half men and half women, 25% of the freshman class are the first in their family to attend colege. Here, 38,000+ undergraduates and more than 9,000 graduate students have access to world-class research programs and award-winning faculty. TAMU has two branch campuses, one in Galveston, Texas, and one in the Middle Eastern country of Qatar. This research-intensive flagship university has 10 colleges and many degree programs are ranked among the top 10 in the country.

Texas A&M University is dedicated to the discovery, development, communication, and application of knowledge in a wide range of academic and professional fields. Its mission of providing the highest quality undergraduate and graduate programs is inseparable from its mission of developing new understandings through research and creativity. It prepares students to assume roles in leadership, responsibility, and service to society. Texas A&M assumes as its historic trust the maintenance of freedom of inquiry and an intellectual environment nurturing the human mind and spirit. It welcomes and seeks to serve persons of all racial, ethnic, and geographic groups, women and men alike, as it addresses the needs of an increasingly diverse population and a global economy. In the twenty-first century, Texas A&M University seeks to assume a place of preeminence among public universities while respecting its history and traditions.

Foundation year: 1876
Short name: Texas A&M
Type: Public
Students: 58570
Faculty: 2270
Faculty/Students Ratio: 26:1
Region: North America
Location: College Station, TX