Texas A and M University
Texas A&M is a thriving university with a stellar academic and athletic reputation.
The university is one of the 62 members of the Association of American Universities, an affiliation not easily given nor earned. It’s also a senior military college that operates active Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) training on a voluntary basis. The university’s Corps of Cadets comprise the largest uniformed body outside of military academies.
Founded in 1876, Texas A&M currently plays host to over 50,000 students, with a record 59,000 enrolling in September of 2012. It’s no wonder that it has become such a central part of Texas culture. It’s location in the middle of Central Texas draws in students from all walks of life and from all corners of the world.
Texas A&M is one of the most beloved schools in the United States, with a high student retention rate. It boasts a diverse academic program featuring over 120 undergraduate degree programs with focuses as diverse as astronomy and agriculture. Students choosing to continue their academic career can select from 240 postgraduate degree programs from one of the world’s largest research universities.
A&M isn’t just about academics, with most students (known as Aggies) actively participating in different clubs, campus events and sports throughout their time at the university.
The university boasts an enormous athletic department with a sports roster to rival ESPN. Baseball, football, swimming, diving, golf and tennis are just some of the sports that students excel in.
The campus, one of the largest of the largest in the United States (because everything’s bigger in Texas), is composed of over 50 buildings with over 170,000 full-time residents, including faculty and staff. It is just a few hours’ drive away from large bustling cities like Austin, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. Combine this with the endless summer weather of Texas, and you get an idea of an energetic and dynamic campus that stays active throughout the year.