Texas A&M University
Texas A&M is the state's first public institution of higher education. With a student body of more than 59,000 and more than 5,200 acres on the College Station campus, Texas A&M is also among the nation's largest universities. Our origins, however, are much humbler: we owe our existence 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.
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Located in the heart of the Houston-Dallas-Austin triangle and within a two-hour drive of 26 million of the state’s 28 million residents, Texas A&M's main campus in College Station is home to more than 69,000 students. Another 5,200 are at the branch campuses in Galveston and Qatar and at the School of Law, Higher Education Center at McAllen, and Health Science Center locations across Texas.
With 133 undergraduate degree programs, 175 master's degree programs, 92 doctoral degree programs, and 5 first-professional degrees as options for study, Texas A&M is full of possibilities.
Texas A&M looks to lead by example in everything we do. Our aim is to set the standard as the world-class university of the future by combining knowledge, research, and innovation to create solutions that few institutions have the depth and breadth to achieve
Ranking / Awards
#1 1st in the nation for number of public university students studying abroad
- Institute of International Education, 2019
#1 1st among national public universities for a superior education at an affordable cost
- Fiske Guide to Colleges, 2021
#1 1st in nation for most graduates serving as CEOs of Fortune 500 companies
- Fortune, 2019
#1 1st in Texas for best value
- Money Magazine, 2019
- Type of Accommodation: On Campus
- 805 Rudder Tower, College Station, TX 77843, US
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