History, Affiliations and Rankings
Established in 1876, Texas A&M University was the first University of the State of Texas and is the only university in Texas designated as a Land-grant, Sea-grant, and Space-grant institution. It was established as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas on a land offered by the citizens of the Brazos County. Admissions to the first classes were open only for White male students, with the student body diversifying only in the 1960s, when Texas A&M formally opened for African-American students as well as women students. One of the largest universities in the United States, Texas A&M is academically affiliated with the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), and the Universities Research Association (URA). In 2001, the University was also accepted as a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). Texas A&M at College Station is a founding member of the Texas A&M University System, which is one of the 10 largest foundations in the US. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings place the University at #193, while according to US News and World Report, Texas A&M ranks at #140 in the Best Global Universities category for 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Texas A&M University’s main campus in College Station is located in the centre of the Houston-Dallas-Austin triangle, just a two-hour drive from 26 million of the state’s 28 million residents. Other locations are the branch campuses in Galveston and Qatar, the Law school, the McAllen Higher Education Center, and the Texas Health Science Center. Texas A&M University College State campus offers a range of student services, including Further Education, Women's Center, Employment Services, Day Care, Healthcare, Health Insurance. Alcohol is allowed for adult students at Texas A&M University. When it comes to academics, Texas A&M provides a comprehensive suite of options to choose from, including 130 Undergraduate degrees, and 260+ Graduate and Professional degrees. Courses are offered across the University 17 constituent Schools and Colleges that provide a breadth of disciplines, such as, Agriculture and Life Sciences, Architecture, Business, Dentistry, Education and Humana Development, Engineering, Engineering Medicine, Geosciences, Government and Public Services, Law, Liberal Arts, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Science, Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Texas A&M University is one of the largest universities in the United States and among the top 200 of the universities worldwide. According to the Fiske Guide to Colleges, the University is #1 among national public universities for providing "superior education at an affordable cost." It is also the #1 in Texas for providing the "best value" according to the Money Magazine. A degree from Texas A&M is a springboard for a rewarding career with the University ranking #1 for Most Graduates Serving as CEOs of Fortune 500 Companies. Further, Texas A&M University is the only University in the State whose research expenditures surpass the $1 billion mark totaling to $1.13 billion. The Wall Street Journal ranked TAMU #2 in the United States for helping students find jobs in key careers. Texas A&M has participated in over 500 research projects in more than 80 countries. Backed by aa powerful network of 5,00,200 alumni including 3 Nobel Laureates, Texas A&M University has one of the largest alumni networks in the US. This includes some of the notable names such as, Khris Middleton (Basketball Player), Athing Mu (Olympic Athlete), Rick Perry (Former Governor of Texas), Rip Tom (Actor), Gene Wolfe (Fiction Writer) and more. In addition, several students have achieved local, national, and even international recognition. Current US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry; NASA astronaut Steven Swanson; America's first transgender judge, Phyllis Frye, and Hollywood's father, Charles E. Toberman, are some of the university's distinguished alumni.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Texas A&M University has a student population of nearly 73,300 students, 67,133 among which study at the College Station campus and including 53,876 undergraduates. Around 7.2% of the total students make up the international student body at Texas A&M constituting 5,100+ students from more than 130 countries worldwide. 6,257 students attend Texas A&M from Asia, while there are 2,370+ African-American students and 47% of the overall population constitutes women students on the campus. The University is popularly called as the "Aggieland" and the students as "Aggies," that constitute a dynamic and vibrant community that is always on the move! There are more than 1000 student clubs and organizations to get involved in, including arts and culture, recreational sports and fraternities and sororities. Also, the students at Texas A&M get the unique opportunity to experience exquisite dining on the campus and live in state-of-the-art residential communities. Further, students are exposed to tailored Leadership Programs, personal development resources and volunteering or internship opportunities through the duration of their program. Amazon, Dell Technologies, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Apple, Microsoft, Halliburton, Meta, Tesla, Oracle and other corporate organizations recruit graduates from Texas A&M University.