Texas A&M univesity


Admissions and Requirements

REQUIREMENTSApplicants who rank in the top 25% of their high schoolgraduation class, achieve a combined SAT Math and SAT CriticalReading score of at least 1300, with a test score of at least600 in each of those components of the SAT, or a composite ACTscore of at least 30 with a test score of at least 27 in ACT Mathand ACT English, (students must take the writing component of theSAT and/or ACT in order for the test score to be considered), andmeet minimum course work will be automatically admitted toTexas A&M University if all required credentials are received bythe freshman closing date.

Cost of fees

Tuition and FeesResident BudgetCommuting Budget*$8,440 *$20,886 *$15,886 At home *$20,886 Off campus

Destination and mile from Conroe

Texas A&M University(77845) is 56 miles from Conroe(77304)

History and location A&M college and College Station

HISTORYTexas A&M is the state's first public institution of higher education. With a current student body of more than 50,000 and a physical campus of more than 5,200 acres, Texas A&M is also among the nation's largest universities. Its origins, however, were much humbler. Texas A&M owes its origin to the Morrill Act, approved by the United States Congress on July 2, 1862. This act provided for donation of public land to the states for the purpose of funding higher education, whose "leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and mechanic arts." The State of Texas agreed to create a college under the terms of the Morrill Act in November 1866, but actual formation didn't come until the establishment of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas by the Texas state legislature on April 17, 1871. A commission created to locate the institution accepted the offer of 2,416 acres of land from the citizens of Brazos County in 1871, and instruction began in 1876. Admission was limited to white males, and, as required by the Morrill Act, all students were required to participate in military training. Texas A&M underwent many changes in the 1960s under the presidency of Gen. James Earl Rudder. Under his tenure the college diversified and began admitting women and minorities. Participation in the Corps of Cadets was also made voluntary. In 1963 the Texas state legislature officially renamed the school to Texas A&M University, with the "A" and "M" being a symbolic link to the school's past but no longer officially standing for "Agricultural and Mechanical". Since that time Texas A&M has flourished and has become one of the nation's premier research universities. Along with the University of Texas and Rice, it is one of only three Tier 1 universities in the state. In 1971 and 1989 respectively, Texas A&M was designated as a Sea Grant and a Space Grant institution, making it among the first four universities to hold the triple distinction of Land Grant, Sea Grant, and Space Grant designations.LOCATIONCollege Station is a city in Brazos County, Texas, situated in East Central Texas in the heart of the Brazos Valley. The city is located within the most populated region of Texas, near three of the 10 largest cities in the United States - Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio. The population estimate as of December 2012 was 97,534.Texas A&M University (often referred to as A&M or TAMU) is a coeducational public research university located in College Station, Texas, United States. It is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System, the seventh-largest university in the United States and the largest university in Texas.[12][13] Texas A&M's designation as a land, sea, and space grant institution reflects a broad range of research with ongoing projects funded by agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research. The school ranks in the top 20 American research institutes in terms of funding and has made notable contributions to such fields as animal cloning and petroleum engineering.

Interesting Facts

Opened in 1876 as Texas' first public institution of higher learning, Texas A&M University is a research-intensive flagship university with more than 50,000 students — including 10,000 graduate students — studying in more than 120 undergraduate and 240 graduate degree programs in ten colleges. Students can join any of 800 student organizations and countless activities ranging from athletics and recreation to professional and community service events.

How they got their mascot

Reveille is the official mascot of Texas A&M University. Students adopted the first Reveille, a mixed-breed dog, in 1931. To thank Texas A&M for its assistance during World War II, the US Army designated Reveille a Cadet General (5 diamonds), the highest-ranking member of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets.Eight years after the death of the first Reveille, a graduate of the university donated a Shetland Sheepdog to be the second official Aggie mascot, Reveille II. The third Reveille was the first to be a purebred Rough Collie; all subsequent mascots have belonged to this breed. Reveille IV, V, and VI, died in 1989, 1999, and 2003 respectively. Reveille VII has retired and is living in Wellborn, Texas. The current mascot, Reveille VIII, has served since August 2008. All Reveilles to date have been female.Upon her death, Reveille is buried in a special cemetery located outside the north end of Kyle Field. She is placed facing the south end zone and the scoreboard. After the addition to Kyle Field was built at the north end blocking the view of the scoreboard, a small scoreboard was placed outside the stadium, named the Reveille Scoreboard, so the tradition could live on.