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Texas A&M University, College Station

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1876
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 36,580
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $370,208,646
Admissions Address

College Station, TX 77843



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Send application by: February 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Dr. Scott McDonald
Admissions office telephone: (979) 845-3741
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: December 1
Decision sent by: N/A
Application fee: $60
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
http://www.tamu.edu/admissions Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $300 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 4 4
Science 3 3
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 2 2
History 1 1
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 18 19

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Very important
Talent/ability: Very important
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Important
State residency: Important
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 77%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 77%
Total applicants: 17,410
Total acceptances: 13,334
Total freshman enrollment: 7,804
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

Male applicants: 8,900
Male acceptances: 6,616
Male freshman enrollment: 3,893
Female applicants: 8,510
Female acceptances: 6,718
Female freshman enrollment: 3,911
Out-of-state freshmen: 5%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 2,925
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 1,278
Students enrolled from waiting list: 1,062

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 46%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 77%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 90%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 91%
Average high school GPA: N/A
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 78%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 520 – 630
Math: 560 – 660
Combined: 1080 – 1290

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 7.0% 12.0%
600-699 35.0% 45.0%
500-599 40.0% 32.0%
400-499 18.0% 11.0%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 22%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 22 – 28
Math: 23 – 28
Composite: 23 – 28

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 14.0% 17.0% 17.0%
24-29 58.0% 46.0% 55.0%
18-23 26.0% 34.0% 26.0%
12-17 2.0% 3.0% 2.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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