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West Texas A&M University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1910
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 5,895
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $18,936,119
Admissions Address

2501 Fourth Avenue
Canyon, TX 79016-0001

Website

http://www.wtamu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@mail.wtamu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Shawn Thomas
Admissions office telephone: (806) 651-2020
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.applytexas.org Tuition deposit: N/A (Refundable)
Room deposit: $100 (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 3 4
Science 3 3
Lab N/A 3
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 4
History N/A 2
Academic electives N/A 8
Total academic units 24 24

*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: August 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 15
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 73%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 73%
Total applicants: 2,224
Total acceptances: 1,617
Total freshman enrollment: 948
 
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: 1,054
Male acceptances: 742
Male freshman enrollment: 444
 
Female applicants: 1,170
Female acceptances: 875
Female freshman enrollment: 504
Out-of-state freshmen: 10%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 15%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 49%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 86%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 100%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 35%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 440 – 560
Math: 440 – 560
Combined: 880 – 1120

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.5% 2.7%
600-699 11.7% 12.0%
500-599 33.5% 39.2%
400-499 40.7% 36.2%
300-399 11.1% 9.0%
200-299 1.5% 0.9%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 74%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 17 – 23
Math: 17 – 23
Composite: 18 – 23

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 1.1% 2.4% 1.0%
24-29 19.2% 17.8% 21.6%
18-23 58.8% 47.6% 50.4%
12-17 20.0% 26.9% 26.9%
6-11 0.9% 5.3% 0.1%
Below 6 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%

 



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