Dismiss notification

Interested in this school?

Please type at least the first 4 letters of the school name.

Texas A & M University-College Station Reviews

Check out reviews left by other students or leave your own review. You could win a free scholarship.

  • 07/22/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    80 out of 81 people found this review useful. 1 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you like history and traditions, this college is DEFINITELY the best choice. From our Aggie War Hymns to our fun football yell leaders, participating in our time-honored traditions brings us closer together and creates a sense of family with everyone at school, even a school as large as A&M!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know the face of the school--- not just what the website says. Go talk to the advisor for your prospective major in person and ask them why they chose their field. Sometimes learning more about what you want to do AFTER college can help you decide which college will help you. And, like I've said, make sure you like the environment. It's just as important to enjoy your college experience as it is to learn a lot from a good program!

    Bang for the buck

    Be sure to apply early so you can get as much financial aid as possible! Even if your parents are willing to cover for you, it's nice for you to help in any way you can! A&M also has excellent academic programs with cutting-edge technology. Sure, it's an enormous school, but that means they get more funding to provide students with the best they can find. We have a large Library as well as an adjoining Annex, with computers all over the campus as well as wireless access if you brought your own. Don't let anyone fool you--- we're definitely a school that knows where it's going, full of students who have what it takes to succeed and are bent on learning first.

    Am enjoying being here

    Don't be afraid to get involved and make friends! When I was visiting A&M, I stayed with a friend and really got to know A&M from a different persective than from school-sponsored tours or college websites. Sometimes if you really want to get to know the face of a school, you have to travel off the beaten path. I don't regret one moment, because I loved the overall camaraderie of the school---they don't call it the friendliest campus in America without reason! And even though the traditions might seem a little strange, it's fun to do them with thousands of other people, whether it's standing at a football game yelling at the other team, or honoring the fallen at an amazing Silver Taps. I strongly encourage you to arrange a visit and stay in the on-campus housing with some students and get them to show you around. It's an experience you won't forget!

    Am learning a lot

    I'm a chemical engineering major, which in my opinion is the hardest major at school not only because of the homework but because it challenges you to think in a completely new way. While other schools might emphasize by-the-book engineering, you're tested on your knowledge of concepts rather than the actual material. This encourages you to apply what you learn in real-life situations, preparing you for the corporate world where an engineering mistake could cost lives. I really enjoy this major and am learning a lot about myself as well as about my engineering field!

  • 05/29/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    43 out of 54 people found this review useful. 2 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any student willing to put work into anything they are doing. Results will be seen!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and don't fall behind! Otherwise, the staff is excellent and friends are lifelong!

  • 07/22/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 out of 41 people found this review useful. 3 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    There is no one that A&M, and the Corps, is not perfect for. The reason I went there ultimately is that it was a huge school, and since I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted to major in, I knew I would find something if I stuck around long enough (and I have).

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. I applied early December and got my acceptance letter in January. This gave me time to think about the decision I was about to make. Join the Corps. The scholarship, guaranteed on-campus housing, academic support only available to corps members, and leadership training, not to mention the friends you will make, are so very important. Also, Aggie traditions are all based in the Corps, and those not in the Corps don't understand some of the most important aspects of being an Aggie. Visit the college. I can tell you everything great about it, but you need to visit and make sure it fits you.

    Bang for the buck

    Being from out of state, it was worrisome picking a Texas school due to finances. But by joining the Corps of Cadets, I received a moderate scholarship, which ALSO gave me instate tuition. The facilities I have access to as a student and clubs and social groups I am able to join are phenomenal. The classes are challenging and will teach you everything you need to know, and the Corps will provide you with training that you can't get anywhere else.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am also a proud member of the fightin' Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets. Often called the largest fraternity in the world, it is much more than that. It is a leadership training program unlike any other in the world. The people I have met in the Corps, as they say in Aggie land, will probably marry me and bury me. Even out of the Corps, I find myself enjoying life the most I possibly could. The night life, even for a small town, always has something available (if you're willing to Two-Step). The countless clubs and extensive list of P.E., or Kinesiology, classes can add the right amount of fun to your academic day.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a Theatre Major at Texas A&M, a program most people are unaware even exists. It is tough being in a small department in a large school, but simply due to the Aggie Network and facilities present for all students, even those of us in small departments are learning as much as we possibly can. I have taken engineering Math and Physics classes as well, though, and can say that they are rigorous and will teach you everything you ever wanted to know and more.

  • 07/15/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 out of 30 people found this review useful. 4 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Texas A&M is an excellent university for those students who love or don't mind traditions. A&M is full of traditions from the campus grounds itself to football and even the student body corp. Even more so I think A&M is for students who don't feel comfortable attending a big city university and who want to feel like they are part of a family.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask questions. Be it in the classroom or out. In class, asking a question could be the difference between a B and an A. By asking questions on campus you will find that you discover groups and activities to be involved in much faster. The nice thing is, here, no one gives you looks for being curious.

    Bang for the buck

    Texas A&M literally tries to get students everything possible for their tuition fees. Students have access to different student services like a writing center that will help with papers and research, to a testing center that will help you to study better and make learning easier, to an on campus health center, and even small things that make huge differences like 300 free prints a semester in the computer center and access to free programs at the recreation center.

    Am enjoying being here

    College Station itself is an excellent city to live in. It combines a small town feel with all the big city convenience. From a mall to live entertainment, staying busy is not a problem. Also, because College Station is so centered around the University, the residents are willing to help with anything students need; hotels allow students to study in their lobby while providing milk and cookies, Texas A&M banners hang in all the stores and restaurants, and college student apartments and housing is readily available at a reasonable cost.

    Am learning a lot

    At Texas A&M it is easy to learn as much as you wish. For those who need to absorb just a small amount at a time, less classes with study sessions put on by the Teacher Assistants (TAs) help. However, for those who are driven and wish to learn as much as possible, the honors program offers classes of small numbers where you can study in depth and have discussions with classmates and professors. Additionally, these classes are excellent to take because the majority of the professors have received a doctorates in their field and conducted research.

  • 07/28/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 out of 28 people found this review useful. 5 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    There is no certain type of student that fits A&M. A&M accepts everyone for who they are and actually encourage differences in people. I am a testimony to that because i do not fit into the white, conservative, Country stereotype that A&M has. No Matter what you stand for and what you like to do, you can and will find people just like you to fit in with.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best tips i can give to prospective students are to go where your heart wants you to go to school. Because if its what you want, then you will succeed at it. Also apply for financial aid in high school. There are so many more available scholarships in High school than when you are in college, so take advantage of it. And Last but not least, once you get into your school, get involved. You will meet so many different people with different backgrounds and people with similar goals and interests. It sounds so cliche, but it truly is very vital to enjoying college.

    Bang for the buck

    A&M is one of the cheapest schools in the country, but the education you recieve is superb. A&M is continually been rated the best school for payback in future slaries for what it costs to attend. A&M also offers many scholarships for its students. I personally think A&M is the best value out there and there are the stats to back up my opinion.

    Am enjoying being here

    I won't lie, at the beginning i strongly despised A&M. I am a city slicker, politically liberal, and am very go green and A&M wasn't exactly the school that fit my personality best. But i started to get involved. There are so many organizations that you can join basically anything. I ended up joining a freshman leadership organization and have met so many people that are just like me. It proved that there were other people in the same boat that i was in. Now i have made friends that i know will last a lifetime and wouldnt change schools for any reason. It might take time to find where you belong and fit in, but with so many organizations available you are sure to fit in somewhere.

    Am learning a lot

    I can honestly say that in just one year at A&M i have learned so much. I studied more in one semester than i did in all of high school together. But Because you have more freedom here and are able to do things the way you want to and are able to manage your own time, you not only learn about academics but you also learn about other things that prove valuable later in life.

  • 08/26/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 out of 23 people found this review useful. 6 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Texas A&M is ranked pretty high up in the nation for engineering majors and have a good program for that so if you're interested in the engineering field this is definitely a school you need to attend. Also, if you're really into school spirit and love football then this school is a must because it's everywhere during football season.

    Tips for prospective students

    I strongly advise that you do the basic courses in community colleges and not at the University. It's alot more work and studying you have to do and just added stress you have to go through when you're trying to study for the more difficult courses such as Calculus or Physics. If you're one of those kids that are lazy and don't like to study, you're in for a big wake up call your first year of college. You'll realize that you have to change your study habits if you want to pass as the workload in college is overwhelming sometimes. My biggest advice would be to not fall behind and always study everyday. Even if it's only for 30 minutes or else you're going to be cramming it all the night before and I guarantee that you won't be able to cover everything. Oh, and don't study in your dorm or your apartment. Go to the library where it's quiet and in an environment where everyone else is working. If you're at home, there are so many things to distract you so doing it in the library will help prevent alot of the distractions. Hope this helped!

    Bang for the buck

    Texas A&M offers aid for those in need and even if you're not poor, if you apply early you can still get some kind of aid from the school. The catch here is to fill out the FAFSA as soon as your parents do their tax form and get it in before the due date. If it's an emergency you can give the financial aid office a call and they'll most likely find some way to help you. They are very helpful people and will make sure to tell you everything you need to know in great detail.

    Am enjoying being here

    Honestly I didn't think going to school would be this good. The environment is perfect for students to learn and everyone respects one another and is treated like an adult. Everyone is really nice and help is always available. If you go to any games whether they win or lose it's an enjoyable experience being together with your fellow Aggies and supporting your school.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors at Texas A&M are well prepared and does a good job at covering all of the material at a timely pace. Some post the powerpoint slides the day before so that you can have them in class and take notes on stuff he talks about. They have their office hours readily available and even have SI sessions which is basically private tutoring for free.

  • 07/15/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 out of 21 people found this review useful. 7 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you love tradition, a little bit of country, and meeting new people, you will love A&M!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, and take advantage of AP testing - getting classes out of the way for free is invaluable! It has allowed me to focus on classes closer to my interests and my major. Also, put your heart and soul into that essay! It really counts!

    Bang for the buck

    Of course, A&M is a big Texas school and they can basically charge what they want and still have students lining up. However, regardless of the almost $20,000 per semester, the knowledge and experience I have gained is an investment that I know will pay off!

    Am enjoying being here

    Key advice: Get involved! My first semester, I was only involved in intramurals. They were fun, but it wasn't until I was busy with my fraternity that I really made friends and study buddies! The A&M campus is alive with tradition - Don't be shy, become the spirit!

    Am learning a lot

    A&M has so many resources that are readily available, it is amazing. How much you learn is really up to you! Take advantage of the great professors and teaching assistants, and the computers have every program imaginable. If you really dive into the material, almost every class is eye-opening and applicable to your major and your life!

  • 08/10/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 out of 20 people found this review useful. 8 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone can attend here and feel comfortable and fit in. There is anything and everything available for any type of interest for any type of student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of everything that comes your way here. The type of people I've met here and the experiences I've had already in only 1 year so far are the chance and opportunities of a lifetime.

    Bang for the buck

    I know I am getting a top notch education. I am here on a scholarship and am taking every bit advantage of my opportunity to be here at this school. I had heard so much about A&M before I got here and realize it's all true! The tradition, pride and history that this school holds is awesome and I am proud to be an Aggie.

    Am enjoying being here

    My home is about a 12 hour drive from school so it was pretty different. But you will meet so many different people that you would never had imagined if you don't step out of the box a little!

    Am learning a lot

    I am going into my sophomore year here in a couple weeks. The first year was really a reality check compared to high school. Some of the classes are huge and some are a size that I was used to. But the resources available to any student are amazing! No matter what you need help with, it's there for the taking.

  • 07/13/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 out of 17 people found this review useful. 9 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who enjoy challenging, but fun classes, students willing to commit time to their studies, and students who love the close family feeling of Texas A&M University.

    Tips for prospective students

    First and foremost, go to class. No class, no learning. Be prepared for the challenging workload and most importantly get out there and meet people. Just say howdy to next person you pass by.

    Bang for the buck

    With the Aggie Spirit and the Aggie Ring, you will be able to achieve goals never thought possible.

    Am enjoying being here

    College Station offers the most for any prospective student; the whole nine yards. It has a peaceful setting which makes it easier to stay in touch with schoolwork without getting distracted.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are willing to help out if you have problems with the material covered in classes.

  • 06/09/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    14 out of 16 people found this review useful. 10 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Apply Early!

  • 08/05/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 14 people found this review useful. 11 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing. Hard working. Determined. Elite. Fun. Caring. Anyone who wants to make a difference.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be excited take advantage of this shot, because there are tons of people that wish they could be in your spot. Also learn the traditions they are like no other.

    Bang for the buck

    Dorms are relatively cheap. Education is like no other in the state and country, in some cases. Food is also a plus.

    Am enjoying being here

    People are great. Professors are great. Students are great. Employers are great. Can't ask for a better place than Texas A&M.

    Am learning a lot

    Best professors hands down, they aren't mean like high school teachers make them seem. P.S. They are regular people and are here to help you succeed.

  • 12/29/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 12 people found this review useful. 12 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student. This university is so welcoming and open.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's an awesome school. Definitely go here. If you're choosing between UT and A&M, don't even hesitate to pick A&M. I don't regret my decision for a second. Use my edu.com to pick your professors. The reviews are really accurate and really help in picking the right teachers. Learn to manage your time efficiently. This is NOT high school.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth the money.

    Am enjoying being here

    I looooove the environment here. The people here are so amazing and kind, even when you're a freshman they make you seem like you're part of their family. That's exactly what A&M is, a family.

    Am learning a lot

    I feel like I've learned more in my first semester at A&M than I had during my entire high school career.

  • 06/11/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    10 out of 14 people found this review useful. 13 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The ones who are willing to put a lot of commitment in their classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    To be exited and enthusiastic!

  • 07/11/2009

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    10 out of 11 people found this review useful. 14 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you like strong traditions and very friendly people, then A&M is perfect for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class! Every class can be passed as long as you attend it on a regular basis. Also, live on campus your first year. You'll be right in the middle of everything and you will meet so many new people. You also will be more likely to go to class. Get involved! A&M encourages every student to play an active role on campus. It's a lot of fun and you meet amazing people.

  • 08/18/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 15 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for those students who have a goal and are willing to do anything to achieve it. Also, it is a small town, great for those wanting to get away from life in the city. Those who are looking for an excellent education, without the cost of many private universities would love what they can get at Texas A&M.

    Tips for prospective students

    Texas A&M is an excellent school, but very challenging. You have to be prepared to work diligently. However, help is available in many different ways. It is set up to help you succeed, it is just a matter of using the resources that they have made available. Also, there are hundreds of organizations who would love for you to get involved with. Joining these will help to meet new people, learn more about tradition, and look good on a resume.

    Bang for the buck

    The education and connections you acquire through this university are worth the price.

    Am enjoying being here

    The people are friendly. It is always nice to get a smile and a howdy from a stranger, especially if it has not been a very good day. The campus is large, but there are always buses available. The town seems pretty safe to me compared to many others I have been to. Being a runner, that is a very important quality.

    Am learning a lot

    There are so many tools like tutoring services, the library, office hours, and more. Even though the courses are tough, when you need more explanation it is available, allowing you to learn so much.

  • 12/12/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 16 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    A&M will be a great fit for any student and I mean ANY. I don't care what your beliefs are (religious, political, etc.) what your ethnic background is, or anything else, you will feel welcome here.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will need to study much more than you ever needed to in the past, no matter how smart you are. Also, get involved in at least 2-3 organizations your freshman year. Not only do they help you meet new friends, but they also look great on resumes for scholarships.

    Bang for the buck

    At less than $20000 a year, A&M is a great school especially with the high quality professors the school has, such as Nobel Laureate Dudley Herschbach for starters.

    Am enjoying being here

    When you can walk up to a stranger, say howdy, and just start up a random conversation without them thinking your wierd, you know there is something different about the school. I enjoy the fact that all of the students are like one big family and the fact that everyone is very accepting of who everyone else is and their beliefs. Not only that, but there are over 900 student organizations so every single person can find a group of people with similar interests, and if for some reason they can't, students are easily able to make their own. I enjoy being here because of the friendly environment.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a Computer Science major and I am learning much about both computer science and everything else for that matter. Texas A&M has a little bit of everything on every degree plan to make sure that each student gets a well rounded education. For example, one of my degree requirements is that I take a course on cultural diversity, and of course there is the standard history, math, science, etc. All of the professors I have know their subject extremely well and this helps me because they make difficult subjects easy to understand.

  • 12/23/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 17 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students that love school spirit and tradition. Also, if you love being around people, this school is great for you because there are over 45,000 students at this school. It's not very big city type of atmosphere obviously. It has more of a suburbs feel, so this place is not for people who hate the suburbs, although the location is great because college station is right in the middle of houston and austin. It's about an hour to two hours drive to either place, so it's fun to visit on the weekends.

    Tips for prospective students

    The most important tip is don't fall behind. If you can keep up with your readings and do all your homework not right before it's due, you'll do fine in college. People have the most trouble with time management. It's amazing how much time you can waste just surfing facebook or being in another person's dorm. I never study on fridays and saturdays because I make sure I get my homework done during the week, and then I take time off on the weekends. Also, get involved in something early. Don't take off more than you can handle, but if you get really involved in maybe 2 clubs, that's where you will make all your friends. It's hard to stay friends with people you see in class. Plus, employers look very heavily on leaderships as well as GPA when they're looking to hire, so leadership is extremely important.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is extremely cheap, and the network here is amazing. The cost is way less than most other Texas schools, and you definitely learn a lot. Plus, networking is going to be one of the most important things later on in life, and aggies always hire other aggies. Ranks go out every year on colleges that you get the most value for your money, and A&M is always near the top of those lists.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's definitely very different from Dallas because it is a smaller city, but don't let people tell you that it's in the middle of nowhere and people ride horses to school. It's just not true. Although it is pretty far out, there are many many restaurants, bars, and places to go out at night. The movies here are only $4 dollars for students, and the people at A&M are so incredibly friendly. This campus is very conservative which sometimes I don't click well with, but definitely one of the friendliest campuses. Sometimes people think A&M can be cultish, which is true, but it's also amazing at the same time to see how much school spirit and tradition this school has. If you're big on school spirit and love traditions, this is definitely the place for you.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm currently enrolled in the business school here at Texas A&M, and I'm hoping to do the professional programs in accounting which means you get your masters and undergraduate in accounting in five years. The business courses here are pretty time consuming, but if you don't get behind and study a little everyday, you'll do fine. The accounting department here really helps you get prepared to take your CPA or certified public accountant exam, which looks amazing to companies. The marketing major isn't recommended because it's not that great at A&M, although finance, supply chain, and accounting are the best majors here. Other majors at A&M that are good: the vet school is one of the best in the nation, the engineering program is very good, and business is pretty good.

  • 12/27/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 18 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who want a strong, tradition-based schooling, and anyone who wants a college experience that will be unforgettable. NEtworking opportunities later in life, as well, as Aggies always stick together.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study! No matter if you had to or not in high school, studying is going to be the key to passing your classes. GO TO CLASS! While some teachers teach straight from the book, I've experienced tests that have questions like In class, i said..., etc. If you live on campus, go and make friends with your dorm-mates, you'll be living with them for at least a semester, might as well make friends, right?

    Bang for the buck

    Everything you can think of is offered here. Shuttle buses run every twenty minutes for those of you without cars, and even then, any place on campus can be walked to in no more than twenty minutes, and biked to in around ten. Everyone on campus is extremely nice, and it is even encouraged to say howdy to anyone you pass, showing how friendly we like to be. All professors are available before and after class. and have at least two office hour days that you can go in to their office and talk with them.

    Am enjoying being here

    I went to four high schools, each in a different area, and never in my life have i ever felt more at home than here. From the moment i moved in, residents of my dorm that had already lived there were outside offering a helping hand and information about the barbeque they were having for new residents. These people have now become my best friends and shown me what it's like to have a home away from home.

    Am learning a lot

    All of the professors i've had so far have all been extremely knowledgeable about their subject, making me feel as if i've made the right choice in classes. Classes can range anywhere from a few people to a few hundred people, but the professors always get their point across, letting you know what needs to be learned.

  • 08/09/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 19 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    For all students. There are organizations for everybody to join. There is literally a place for everyone to fit in.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great school and a great learning environment. There is a place for everyone here and its as much as you put into it. I've only been here a year and I wish I could stay forever. Get involved and branch out.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like its a reasonable price compared to other colleges and universities. Not to mention the prestige and size of the school.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the college the town and everything else about Texas A&M University. Its truly a college town!

    Am learning a lot

    For once I am getting an education that I can put to use. I feel like I am actually learning things that I can apply to my life and career.

  • 12/14/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 8 people found this review useful. 20 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Fun-loving, friendly, active, innovative, creative, intelligent people will fit right in here

    Tips for prospective students

    APPLY!! GET IN!! COME HERE!! I didn't think i was going to like it here. I figured it was going to be a hick school, full of rednecks. I was SO WRONG, the students here are all interesting, the only rednecks are the AG majors. Come be a part of the 12th man. Thanks, and Gig 'em!

    Bang for the buck

    great school, with great programs. and much cheaper, and more fun than UT.

    Am enjoying being here

    can you say Friendliest Campus in the Nation? We can. Sounds a lot like Howdy! A lot of people. But everyone if friendly.

    Am learning a lot

    Great staff. Teachers are well rounded, and genuinely excited to be there. Many of the professors teach out of books that they have written, so listen during lecture to understand their writing style.

  • 12/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 21 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    A&M has a huge Christian student community, so it's great for people who love their church family. You have to get used to the people that approach you to share their faith, and sometimes that can get awkward. This school is great for people who are interested in a fantastic engineering, Physics or Veterinary/ Agricultural sciences program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Establish relationships with your professors and TA's. Seriously. On the first day of class, go up to shake their hand and introduce yourself. Sit in the front of the class. If they know who you are on a personal level, then they're more likely to give you a little extra help if you need to bump that D up to a C, or that B to an A. Definitely go tour the campus and the residence halls before you commit to the school. A&M is one of those places where you either have a love story with it, or you're there for an academic program that's not offered anywhere else.

    Bang for the buck

    All of the teachers are super willing to help you when you need it. The TA's are critical too. BECOME THEIR BEST FRIEND. It helps so much because they meet with you one-on-one. That way, it's so much easier to learn than when you're just one person who doesn't understand in a class of 100 kids.

    Am enjoying being here

    Sometimes it gets really lonely, and weekends after football season are really quiet. However, there's always something to do and the dorms always have activities for the people that stay on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    Some classes are made to be weed out classes. These determine who is willing to go the extra mile to do ridiculous amounts of work. Other classes are more up front about their content, like Physics 218 and Math 151.

  • 12/30/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 22 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you're willing to work hard and go to a really large school, Texas A&M is for you. There is no specific type of student, because essentially everyone can find a place in College Station where they fit in. But if you love traditions, forget about every other school and go to A&M. It's firmly rooted in tradition, honor, and excellence, and has been since 1876. Also, if you're thinking about going into the military, join the Corps of Cadets of Aggieland and get an edge for a future career in the armed forces.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you live on campus your freshman year; you'll learn the campus and be more likely to go to class (plus, you can sleep-in longer!). Find your niche and join an organization; you'll meet friends that you will have for a long time and learn how to get along with a diverse group of people. Get to know your professors and advisors; they really do care when you show that you care. Utilize free resources like the Career Center, Student Computing Center, and Writing Centers in the libraries; the employees in all of these centers are extremely helpful. Go to at least one football game and witness the most amazing student section in the country; being surrounded by thousands of unified people is a surreal experience that is unmatched.

    Bang for the buck

    The connections you make and the Aggie network you gain is definitely worth the cost of attending; qualified Aggies are more likely to get hired by Aggie bosses than alumni from other colleges. A&M offers financial aid to almost every student and has fairly low tuition if you live in-state. A&M was also named #9 on The Princeton Review's top 100 best value public colleges in January 2010 based on financial aid, costs and other criteria (USA Today).

    Am enjoying being here

    Choosing A&M is one of the best decisions I have made in my life thus far. It is a friendly, welcoming campus where people say Howdy! with a smile to complete strangers, the professors are just as helpful, and you can meet your best friend simply by joining an organization. The social scene covers everything from country two-stepping halls to rifle-shooting ranges to golf courses to student organizations. The Rec is also a huge part of student life here; membership to the multi-acre on-campus gym is included in tuition/fees, they offer group classes and boot camps, and they can help you stay in shape and manage stress.

    Am learning a lot

    It may sound cliche, but it's cliche for a reason; I have definitely learned much more at Texas A&M in the year and a half that I've been here than I did in all four years of high school. The majority of professors are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about their classes and give you the tools you need to understand material and succeed. The campus is peaceful (except during finals week) and there are plenty of places to study and get other work done.

  • 08/06/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 7 people found this review useful. 23 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and prepare to make the best choice of your life by coming here to A&M.

    Bang for the buck

    Texas A&M has a good price tag for their education. The price for going here is adequate. Not to high or outrageous. Texas A&M also has many scholarships to offer, so opportunities are always available to get more financial aid.

    Am enjoying being here

    The college life is great. In the fall, especially during football season the campus comes alive in school spirit as I have never seen before.

    Am learning a lot

    Teachers are willing to help you if you do not understand what is being taught.Do not panic and think your going to fail a class because then you will fail if no help is seeked. Teachers also give out personal phone numbers so you can contact them personally to schedule an appointment. Texas A&M has an educational experience you will not regret.

  • 10/09/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    6 out of 7 people found this review useful. 24 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People want to go far in their degree, want to be the best at what they plan on doing, and want to learn A LOT.

  • 01/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 25 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The list of types of students that would enjoy TAMU would be long, so instead I will list types that may not enjoy the school. Texas A&M is one of the most conservative schools in the nation. I believe anybody would fit well here, but I would be advised that maybe less than 20% of the student body considers themselves liberals. Also it is a school of 40,000 students. So if you hate the feeling of a big school, then you may want to look elsewhere. However, you will see many people in your specific major and find your niche!

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not let fear hold you back! You only go through college once, and there are so many opportunities available. This is especially true at TAMU. Go try new things, meet new people, and learn about yourself. Acadmically, get to know the professors! Go to class! Read the textbook!

    Bang for the buck

    I belive Texas A&M was ranked 9th in the nation for the best value public school in a Princeton Review study. Tuition is not too much and scholarship help is available. The job placement and quality of education that you receive at Texas A&M is equivolent to many expensive private schools.

    Am enjoying being here

    Texas A&M is extremely unique. The quality of people on campus is what makes this school so enjoyable. Most students are respectful, caring, and enthusiastic. It is tradition to say howdy to everyone you walk by. We also have many ways to get involved here. There are a ton of organizations for any interest you may have. It is so easy to get involved, make friends, and enjoy yourself in college.

    Am learning a lot

    In my opinion, learning truly comes down to the quality of the professors and the student atmosphere. At Texas A&M, the professors are generally very good. Most are interesting, clear, and care about the students. The reason I do not give this 5 stars is because Texas A&M is a research institution and there are definitely professors and teachers assistants that are here for research, not teaching! I am a civil engineer major so I naturally have more TA's and professors like this than other majors. Furthermore, the student environment is great. Nearly every student is driven to do well, but not to the point of obsession. Group studying is accessible.

  • 01/21/2010

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    6 out of 14 people found this review useful. 5 people found this inaccurate. 26 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    This campus is predominantly white, so if you're uneasy about that then don't go to this school.

    Bang for the buck

    I received a lot of grants and scholarships.

    Did enjoy being here

    This campus is predominantly white, so it was hard for me to find people I had things in common with. There is a lot of racism at this school no matter what everyone else says. I would know, I experienced it first hand a few times. The traditions are dying slowly, and people aren't very friendly.

    Did learn a lot

    The classes were great, but some of the professors were biased in their teaching.

  • 10/16/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 27 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who loves traditions or wants to be in a family enviroment while still attending a major university. It is also a great college for those students who are not sure what they want to do because there are many options at this college, as well as for those who know exactly what they would like to do because the training and learning enviroment for majors is both beneficial and rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for both your enrollment and housing as early as possible. The earlier your application is accepted, the more time you have to prepare for everything you must do and bring with you before coming to Aggieland. If you have a specific dorm preference, like for your own private bathroom, I would definately apply as early as you can to ensure you get the space that you want. Also do your research as to meal plan options you might consider, job opportunities available for work study students, and parking garages or lots that are convenient to get to when needed if you choose to bring your vehicle. I also strongly recommend that if you are accepted to A&M that you attend a Fish Camp session. This session will group you with upperclassmen that are very helpful to you and will answer any questions you have throughout your college career, teach you the traditions of the campus, as well as help you make great friends to start college with.

    Bang for the buck

    Although this college is expensive, the opportunities and services it offers are beyond what you can expect. Included into tuition is the campus & city wide bus service that can take you to all your classes and around the Bryan/College Station area in a timely manner that is also enviromentally friendly. Tuition also includes the maintenence on your dorm if needed, recycling facilities, housekeeping in the dorms, and many other services.

    Am enjoying being here

    This campus is extremely fun and there is always something to do here. There are many different clubs, societies, volunteer opportunities, shows, activities and everything that you could ever want in a college. Our school participates in community service constantly, which is a huge factor to me but we also have fun with battle of the bands competitions, the humans versus zombies campus wide game, and many others. I am currently in many clubs this year as a freshman and I am having the best time of my life here by meeting new friends and participating in many great opportunities that were normally not available to me. The tradition here is another thing to enjoy. Midnight yell practices before football games, pond hopping while yelling for your graduating class year, silver taps, watching our mascot, Revielle, walking across campus; these are all amazing things that make Texas A&M an amazing school and an extremely fun place to be.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes I am taking this year as a freshman are helping me learn alot of new ideas and criteria for the classwork while also helping me learn how to apply it to my daily life, future career plans, and my current major. My classes are intense but also fun and I can honestly say I have never been bored in my classes. Definately take notes though in all your classes because teachers will say many important things that you won't always remember right away but you will definately want to remember later.

  • 01/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 28 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Texas A&M is great for ALL students. There are many different degree plans offered by the university that there is certainly something for everyone, ranging from engineering to agriculture, and from business to medicine. Our campus was also rated one of the most diverse in the country. It is a place where students from all walks of life are accepted into the Aggie Family.

    Tips for prospective students

    Any student who wishes to attend A&M should definitely focus on keeping up their grades in high school. If you fall in the top 10% of your class, you can automatically be accepted into A&M. Good study habits will help prepare you for college classes. Taking AP classes/dual credit courses can be very beneficial, as getting those hours out of the way in high school means less to do in college. Also, extracurricular activities, community service, and just being involved in general are key.

    Bang for the buck

    Texas A&M, is, unfortunately, a rather expensive school. However, every student will agree, that degree is worth all the blood, sweat, tears, and every hard-earned cent. Not to mention the coveted Aggie ring and the Aggie Network that comes along with that are priceless.

    Am enjoying being here

    When I began applying for colleges, I was worried about whether or not I would like Texas A&M, since I came from such a small high school, and A&M has nearly 50,000 students enrolled. It took one week of classes, one Midnight Yell Practice, one football game, and I was hooked. For life. Now, moving on to my second semester here, I know deep down that there is something special about Texas A&M. The entire school, in fact the entire town, comes alive with tradition, the sense of family, and, of course, that good old Fightin' Texas Aggie Spirit. My whole life I've been searching for a place where I belonged, a place that I feel in my heart is home. I believe I have found that place here at A&M. It is a school unlike any other. It offers the best academics to students willing to take on the challenge. It provides students with the opportunities and tools necessary to excel. But most of all, the generosity, kindness, and acceptance shown by the students, the Aggie Family, is what defines Texas A&M for me. I started out looking to earn a degree. What I've ended up getting is so much more than just a piece a paper. I would encourage any student to explore and discover all that A&M has to offer. And maybe, you'll discover yourself along the way. Thanks, and Gig 'em!

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned an incredible amount in just one short semester here at Texas A&M. I've worked like crazy to learn everything I need to know in chemistry. I've also had to learn how to really study more thoroughly than I did in high school. I've learned how to balance homework and naps. Not only have I been learning in class, but outside the classroom as well. I've learned all about the aggie traditions and all the yells the students do at football games. And I've learned some surprising new things about myself as well.

  • 06/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 29 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I think that Texas A&M is a well rounded school and has a place for every type of person. I've met so many different kinds of people, and I believe that is one reason why aTm is so special to me. This school has given me a chance to meet so many amazing people, and not one of them is the same! Yes, it helps if you're an outgoing person; but I think that’s criteria for any college. If you're worried about not fitting in, don’t be worried about that. There is a place for you at Texas A&M!! I hope all this information was helpful, and I hope that you chose Texas A&M!! Gig 'Em Aggies!

    Tips for prospective students

    My first tip would be, if you can stand to, live in the dorms. I have personally never lived in the dorms and I do feel like I missed out on getting to know a lot more people that way. The tradition at aTm is never ceasing! If you love tradition you will love going to school here! I’m a senior in college and I’m still learning new things and traditions that aTm has. Get involved, Texas A&M is know for all the service organizations we have. I am in 4 organizations and wouldn't have it any other way. The organizations range from the Greek system to major specific organizations to strictly service. All of these organizations will make you feel more of the Aggie family love that we all share, and will strike friendships that will last a lifetime. Now down to the nitty gritty stuff...STUDY. I learned that lesson and learned it well my freshman year. I thought i could get by with the minimal amount of studying...wrong. After my freshman year I worked hard on my procrastination, and I'm a firm believer that if you do not procrastinate you're a step ahead in the game. Lastly, I know that when I went off to college I was confused and worried because I really didn't know what I wanted to do for sure. That's okay! Texas A&M's staff are the most helpful people I've ever come into contact with in my whole life! I met with a career counselor my whole spring semester of my Sophomore year, and by the next fall I was accepted into the Industrial Distribution program. If you didn’t notice through my bragging above, I really love my major and was able to find my fit with help of the aTm staff!

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, tuition is expensive. Tuition is expensive everywhere! I personally feel that what I am paying for college I am receiving every bit of that amount in the education. I am paying for my college through student loans, and I've heard all the horror stories about being in debt because of student loans after college. The reason I am not worried about that is because i know through my education at aTm I will be placed in a well respected job that will aid in taking care of those loans. There’s not much more to say about money. It's pretty cut and dry. I do however recommend that you look EVERYWHERE for scholarships! Every little bit counts!

    Am enjoying being here

    College Station, the name says it all. It's a college town that’s for sure. But it's not like any other college town. For those of you who thing Austin is a college town, you're in for a surprise when you visit College Station. Everyone is so friendly! There is so much to do in the area. Football game weekends will put a huge smile on your face, if you like crowds; people come from all over to watch the Ag's give their opponents hell. Tailgating is probably the most fun thing you could ever experience on a football weekend! Both Old Ag's, Current Ag’s and New Ag's stake out spots to BBQ and drink cold ones (if you're of age, of course) all day. Aggie football is just a small part of College Station though. I'm sure you've heard the name North Gate used when people talk about aTm. Let me tell you first hand, North Gate is a great place to go whether you're under age or of age. I am personally a fan of the dancehalls, and there are two that are 5 star in my opinion. The Texas Hall of Fame and Hurricane Harry's. Must go! I also enjoy going into the downtown area in Bryan. There are really cute boutiques and good dining down there. A lot of diamond in the rough restaurants in downtown Bryan, and it gets you away from the crowded College Station restaurants on game day weekends! When spring time rolls around and the days get hot you can find a lot of aTm students out at Lake Bryan after, in between, and sometimes even during classes. It's not the most spectacular lake but it suits us college students just fine. Another spring time love of mine is, Aggie Baseball. If you're a baseball fan or think you might be I highly suggest going to EVERY game! The student section gets rowdy and the games are always a blast! The tailgating is a close second to football season tailgating as well! There is so much that I know I'm leaving out about why I LOVE being in College Station, but just accept your admission to aTm and you'll see for yourself!

    Am learning a lot

    I am an Industrial Distribution major and I'm loving every minute of it! The Industrial Distribution program at Texas A&M is one of the best degrees you can get. It is a well rounded program that focuses on all of the aspects that define Industrial Distribution. My courses consist of Business, Logistics, Sales, Engineering Technologies, and Supply Chain. All of these topics are must knows in the I.D. world. The I.D. program connects students with industry leaders through events, business meetings, and career fairs. A lot of the classes that I have taken have consisted of numerous group projects, which makes for a more hands on experience. I feel that what I have learned so far, and what I will learn will have completely prepared me for the type of work that I'm going to do after college. All the professors in this program have industry experience and are not afraid to give us the insight in to all things industry. This definitely makes classes fun and interesting. So what else is there to say besides....Choose Texas A&M Industrial Distribution!

  • 10/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 30 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The school has anything and everything that one can ask for. They have many traditions, sports, arts, recreational activities, clubs, organizations, and also study groups. All are welcome at A&M and all are family, we are the 12th man, aggie, heart of College Station, we are Texas A&M students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember that in the end you came here for a reason, have fun, but not too much. In four years you won't remember that one party from freshman year that you were drunk at so remember when you're at home studying and making a's in a few years you'll be the one graduating while everyone else will be a supersenior!

    Bang for the buck

    It is definitely well worth your money to attend this University!

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love the campus, I love my professors, the atmosphere is so warming, and friends are all around. The best thing is you can meet almost 3 new people everyday and build a network!

    Am learning a lot

    It's intense, you learn so much every day that your head feels as if it is about to explode, but in the end, that's what you come to school for, to gain knowledge!

  • 01/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 31 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that come here should be ready to get to know people. The experience that you get here isn't just in the classroom. It is also out in the community and through involvement on campus. Many say that this is a university for the hicks from the sticks but they can't be more wrong. I have met so many people from so many places and I can say that this is one of the best decisions I have made in my short life thus far. Students need to be willing to put themselves out there and talk to their professors because otherwise you can simply fade into the crowd. Just don't be afraid to get involved and have some fun while you are here!

    Tips for prospective students

    Students that plan to come here need to be sure that they figure out the layout of the campus. The best place to eat on campus is Sbisa as it has the biggest choice of food and it is all you can eat. There are also other places all around campus that are awesome too. The buses are one of the best things to take advantage of. They have saved me so much money on gas. When you pick dorms, try to get a modular room as they are the biggest and the nicest. When you schedule a New Student Conference, be sure that you get the earliest one possible so that you can get the best classes and professors.

    Bang for the buck

    Here at Texas A&M University you always pay for 15 hours of classes even if you only take 12. The only thing that I can say is that you should be sure you take advantage of that fact and take at least 15 hours a semester. In your student fees you pay for the recreational center, a medical center, and transportation buses. Be sure you utilize them! They are worth every single penny.

    Am enjoying being here

    College Station is an amazing place to be. If you are excited to get out and socialize, there are tons of organizations to get involved in. Even as a freshman, I am a member of three organizations and a judging team in my department. The dance halls are so much fun and safe. I have never had a moment that there is nothing to do or when I didn't feel safe going out on my own.

    Am learning a lot

    Texas A&M University has the professors in the world when it comes to student interaction. This last semester alone I learned more than I did in all four years of high school! I was able to get to know every single professor I had on a name basis. Everyone is willing to help you and to make you successful. There is no reason why a student should ever feel lost for help because it is everywhere you turn. This is a place for students to succeed.

  • 05/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 32 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    A&M is obviously great for engineering students and business students, but there's a lot of other programs at A&M that are much smaller. The engineering classes are huge, sometimes more than 300 people in a class. But honors sections and courses that aren't required can have very few students. A&M has something for all students, it just depends on what your major is going to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take as many AP courses as you possibly can. Those history courses that you could have tested out of really get in the way of the courses you want to take. Also, don't be too proud to go to tutoring if you're having trouble. You're paying for your classes now, so you really don't want to fail them. Everybody goes to tutoring.

    Bang for the buck

    Considering the reputation behind A&M, the tuition really isn't that bad. So many other colleges and universities charge well over twice or three times what A&M does, and the students at those colleges don't get as good of an education.

    Am enjoying being here

    Texas A&M has so many different student organizations, it's almost impossible to not find one that interests you. I have always been fairly shy around people I don't know, but everybody in class is so friendly that it's really easy to make friends. I love A&M so much.

    Am learning a lot

    Texas A&M is known for having good academics, and for good reason. But some professors simply don't have a good enough grasp on the English language to effectively communicate the information to the students. The best way to learn the most here is to go to a website that has student reviews on professors, and pick your professors based on past student reviews if at all possible.

  • 01/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 33 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    wayy to many to name

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Elephant Walk A tradition in which the senior class walks around campus to remember the times they had at Texas A&M and before the event real elephants are brought on campus where students can ride and take pictures with them

    What to do for fun

    Im not a big club goer but we have a party strip called northgate or you join one of the hundreds groups or organizations, that will definitely keep you busy and provide entertainment. We also have a game center very close to the school or our movies are $4 for student entry!

    Food and Dining

    there are sooo many choices to choose from at very affordable prices and the hours are very student friendly.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed in a dorm my freshman year and it helps you meet many people which is a plus for a campus as large as A&M. Networking and friendships happen the most in dorm settings.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are extremely challenging but once you succeed you will feel great that you put your mind to things and overcome the challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to take some college entry level courses to help you get a ground in on studying because you will need to do alot of that once you get to college.

    In three sentences

    My school is big on traditions and is overall a very friendly campus. The professors are willing to help you one on one to help you get the grade you need and deserve. I rate my school a 10 from 1-10 because its a very big happy family who look out for eachother from the time we step foot on campus all throughout our careers.

  • 10/18/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 7 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 34 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who like a normal environment, and have conservative- christian ideals would love A&M.

    Tips for prospective students

    Lots of community service, perfect your essays, and have a personality. Your essays should reflect your character.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth the money, especially if your expecting lot of financial aide.

    Am enjoying being here

    Yea and no. It's boring. Partying here is lame for those from cities like Austin. There is really nothing to do after 9pm. There are lots of clubs but some are to pushy and over hyped. People are fairly close minded especially to people not of the Christian faith, and to non straight sexually oriented people.

    Am learning a lot

    Definitely a great place for those in sciences, engineering, and agriculture tech, but for those wanting theater, arts, or for a liberal education; Texas A&M is not to friendly.

  • 12/15/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 35 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your professors. They really do care. Sometimes it can help you at the end of the semester as well if you go in and talk to them, becuase then they know that you care about their class. Don't forget to study. Haning out with friends and dancing is great, but especially those of you going into engineering or something of the sort, classes and studying are a big time commitment if you really want to succeed.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like every penny is worth it. I couldn't imagine myself anywhere else. They are always improving things around campus (roads, buildings) and asking feedback so they can get better.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love this place. The atmosphere in Aggieland is like none other. People are very friendly and there are so many different organizations and such to get involved in. There's a spirit can ne'er be told.

    Am learning a lot

    Every day in class there is something new to be learned. I am a mechanical engineering major here, so the classes I'm taking are pretty difficult, but the professors are usually very open to students asking questions and going to office hours. In my experience, they want you to learn and they want you to take the initiative to get better. There will be times where what is happening in class won't make any sense, but as long as you talk to the professor and make friends in your classes for study groups, you should be fine.

  • 03/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 36 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up with your classes and don't give in to the temptation to skip class. Take part in campus traditions- you'll meet a lot of great people.

    Bang for the buck

    Cost of living is low in Bryan/College Station. A&M is consistently rated one of the best values in the nation; besides, few other schools have such a strong alumni network or noticeable symbol like the Aggie Ring.

    Am enjoying being here

    College Station is a little slow, but you'll meet a bunch of great people. Luckily Houston, Austin and San Antonio are close enough for weekends.

    Am learning a lot

    Classes are rigorous but fair; professors will work with you and are willing to help during office hours.

  • 05/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 37 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Find your niche. Texas A&M is a HUGE campus. You must try different organizations, groups, etc. in order to find the one that truly meets your needs. Once you find that niche, you will have the most amazing time of your life!

    Bang for the buck

    There is no doubt that you will be getting a top-of-the-line education at Texas A&M, but it does come with a big price tag. Try to obtain financial aid from a variety of places, because there is not a whole lot to offer from the university itself unless you are a minority or have an extremely low income.

    Am enjoying being here

    Texas A&M offers a unique atmosphere, which really makes me love this school. From our plethora of traditions to our world-reknown unity and brotherhood, there is no doubt in my mind that any other school could harbor a sense of community as well as TAMU does. Being an Aggie is truly the greatest thing anyone could ask to be!

    Am learning a lot

    Texas A&M offers a top-notch education, no matter what your major is. I am currently pursuing a degree in Agricultural Communications & Journalism and I am proud to be a part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. I truly believe that the faculty at Texas A&M represent a hub of knowledge in the agricultural realm and I am proud to learn from the best of the best!

  • 05/16/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 38 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any! As long as you put in time and effort, you will get great results!

    Tips for prospective students

    This school has a lot of history and tradition. When you become a an Aggie, you become a part of a family and you will have lifelong connections.

    Bang for the buck

    I am not sure about this one because I have not begun classes myself yet.

    Will enjoy being here

    I have enjoyed every minute of my time spent at A&M

    Will learn a lot

    Talking to my friends who currently attend A&M, they have learned a lot during their college career that blow their high school career away.

  • 01/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 39 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you enjoy socializing with people, TRADITION, and a challenging university this is the place for you. You can make more connections here than anywhere else and learn more about life in the process.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study early and effectively for tests especially engineers. Enjoy your time and get evolved on campus in different organizations

    Bang for the buck

    It can be expensive here but you can usually end up with a pretty big refund but it is not expensive in the long run and is well worth the investment.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere at College Station is the best in the nation and we are know for being the friendliest college in the nation. We say HOWDY to everyone and are home of the 12th man. You will never be board at a football game or any other sporting even and there is more than a 1000 campus organizations to get involved with. This was the only college I applied to after one visit.

    Am learning a lot

    This college is great for learning so much more than just about your major of studies. You are apart of the Aggie family and there are hundreds of traditions that unify all 50,000+ students and even more alumni. My major of studies has taught me more than I ever knew there was about construction science.

  • 01/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 40 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    850+ clubs and organizations. Something for everyone. Or, if you really can't find anything, make your own organization!

    Great for these types of students

    Engineering majors. Students who want a job soon after they graduate. Those who like tradition. Pre-med/vet/pharm. Greek-life oriented. Focused. Unfocused. Looking for undergrad research opportunities. Like hands-on as well as classroom instruction. Want somewhere that feels home-y

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    So many traditions. Seriously. Take a campus tour.

    What to do for fun

    College Station has your basic restaurants, movie theaters, bowling/laser tag place, ice skating and all that. There's also Northgate where a lot of the bars and a few clubs are. Downtown Bryan is a pretty cool place to spend your time, especially if you lean towards indie. We're also a little over an hour away from Austin and a couple of hours away from Houston so going out of town for the weekend is no problem (esp for things like concerts or outdoorsy adventures). We also have been having a big and continuous zombies vs humans battle on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Most of the dining hall food is good when it's still hot. Sbisa's cookie and ice cream sandwiches are a great end to any meal there (or beginning, depending on how you roll). We have Chick Fil A's all over campus but if you're more health conscious, then the best thing to get on campus is probably sushi or the fruit plates. My advice would be to get more dining dollars rather than more meals if you're getting a meal plan because at the end of the semester a lot of people end up having to give away their meals. If you're not getting a meal plan, enjoy mooching off of those people at the end of the semester.

    Dorm Life

    I've been living in an apartment since I got here so I don't have that much of an idea of dorm life. Some of my friends live in the dorms so I'll just tell you what I've learned from their experience and mine when I'm in their dorms. Things break pretty often It's usually super cold Some dorms have more camaraderie than others The Commons dorms are fun to live in. So are the ones close to Northgate ;) Use your space very efficiently. Like most dorms, the ones here aren't big at all Honors dorms are still not that great Good for your freshman year so you can get more familiar with the campus and make friends, but after that an apt would be a good (and probably cheaper) idea

    Academic Rigor

    Taking AP classes really prepares you for the academics here. The natural and physical science courses are pretty tough, though, and require a lot of time and energy. Same with most of the math classes. As a liberal arts major though, I face a little less competition and have lots of lecture classes and a few writing intensive ones.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're a Texas resident, there's more than one way to get automatic admission, so don't worry if you're not in the top 10% of your class. Try to get as many AP credits as you can because TAMU gives a good amount of hours (even for 3s in some subjects). And get yourself a lot of maroon if you plan on coming here. Maroon and white are flattering on just about anybody.

    In three sentences

    It's a very welcoming campus and has become home to me within just one semester. Being part of the Aggie Network opens so many doors - academically, socially, and career related. The academics here and the connections this school has with other schools, corporations, researchers, and scholars is absolutely amazing.

  • 05/10/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 41 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Social, team-oriented. If you like feeling that your part of something bigger than yourself, and the eletric feeling you get in great moments, A&M is the place for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!! There are obviously great athletic programs so you never run out of things to do, but there are plenty other fun things to do too.

  • 05/23/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 42 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    A degree from this university opens up doors in Texas according to my orthodontist.

    Will enjoy being here

    According to everybody who knows about A&M, the university has a laid-back super friendly and country atmosphere.

    Will learn a lot

    Everyone I talk to has wonderful things to say about this school. My mother tells me how one of the Latin American Presidents studied at A&M, and that the founders of Pixar went to A&M as well. My sister is seriously considering transferring here.

  • 05/23/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 43 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This University is great for the students who either are looking for leadership opportunities and are very involved with community service and school spirit. Those pursuing leadership, engineering, and business degrees should look into Texas A&M. It has a lot to offer!

    Tips for prospective students

    For those of you looking to go to Texas A&M, make sure you know how to study. Even if you are the top of your class at you high school, you could be the bottom of the class at A&M. From what I found in my time at Texas A&M, you have to be able to know how to teach yourself some concepts and really study in almost all of your free time. Also, though, you need to have a balance so get involved in something! The balance is key, but don't lose sight of your studies or you will get very behind.

    Bang for the buck

    This institution is pretty high priced because of how great of a research institution it is. But what I have found is that the professors, while very knowledgeable, aren't very good at teaching actually. This was only from core classes/ prerequisites (weed out classes), but I did not find it that great of a learning experience. The professors were wise and knew their stuff, but it seemed that they expected us to be as knowledgeable about it as they are and it ended up not being a good class. I had to try and teach myself a lot, and the material taught in class wasn't always the material on the tests. It sometimes seemed like the professors were making the tests incredibly difficult just to do so. I didn't feel like you got the proper teaching for the money you were paying, but some others did fine. I might have just had a different learning experience.

    Did enjoy being here

    What kept my interest at this school was the campus involvement. You really get a great college experience if you put yourself into the institution. I did Fish Camp, leadership groups, a singing group, and cheerleading. It gave me a place in the university. My first year I didn't get involved and I really did not have a good time. So just put yourself into the school and you will get a lot out of it. I found that if not it was not very enjoyable of a place to be. Find a balance, though. Don't get involved too much or your grades will suffer. Pick one thing to get involved in and focus on school the rest of the time since it is very demanding. But it is enjoyable, but you have to make it that way.

    Did learn a lot

    I learned a lot from the business courses I took. I feel very prepared for more advanced courses in accounting and in Information systems with the knowledge I gained from the prerequisite classes for the upper level. The math courses that I took both from engineering and in the business department was mostly teach yourself classes. For extra help, you must go to office hours outside of class which I didn't always have time for so just plan around that. Engineering prerequisites were terrible. Professors and all. I didn't learn hardly anything. Science classes (Chemistry and Physics) were very well organized and I learned a lot from these departments.

  • 06/02/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 44 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    A&M is great for every kind of student! We truly have a very diverse student body. It's always interesting walking around campus and noticing the different kinds of people there are.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and for as many scholarships as you can. It's a drag, I know, but it's worth it. Also, get involved! There are hundreds of student organizations, it's almost impossible not to find one that you're comfortable with. If you don't find one, make one! You're probably not the only student who will have wanted whatever kind of club you have in mind. On the academic side, don't be afraid to talk to your professors. Email them, talk after class, make office appointments, something. They will work with you to help you reach your academic goals, all you have to do is make the effort. It's definitely worth it, especially in the larger classes. The school has so many traditions, participate in them. One of the most famous traditions, saying,Howdy, is slowly fading, bring it back! It's one of the things that makes us Aggies stand out and be able to identify each other.

    Bang for the buck

    I am lucky enough that I received a scholarship to help pay, but even if I hadn't, I would still go here. The education I'm getting is more than worth the cost of tuition.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am in love with this school. For being kind of in the middle of no-where, there is actually a lot to do. There are lots of restaurants and clubs and dance halls (I differentiate the clubs and dance halls because the halls are mostly country dance, which, as much as I enjoy, I know is not for everyone). Several restaurants also offer Tuesday night specials which are pretty great, no lie. The Cinemark here also offers $4 movie tickets with college ID. Furthermore, there's always something going on around campus, all you have to do is look at the campus calender. One of my favorite things to do is go to a comedy show that the school improv group, Freudian Slip, puts on.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm an English major here at A&M and despite this being known as a predominantly agricultural and engineering school, I can promise you that the English program is just as amazing, even though it is rather small. My professors have challenged and encouraged me in my studies and they have always been open to discuss assignments, whether via email or in office hours. I also know people with majors in Philosophy, Communications, Civil Engineering, and Economics who also feel as though they are getting adequately challenged in their classes.

  • 07/07/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 45 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Family oriented kids looking for a mid-sized student body that offers the amenities and advantages of being on a large campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open minded in the process. Don't let family or friends influence your decision.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the cheapest universities in Texas, but the level of education and the standards of this university wouldn't suggest so.

    Will enjoy being here

    EVERYONE is friendly. TAMU is such a tradition based, close knit family of students. Once an Aggie, always an Aggie.

    Will learn a lot

    The professors and advisors seem so friendly and helpful.

  • 07/08/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    3 out of 5 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 46 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Well, considering I had a completely terrible experience here, I would say don't go. BUT, if you do, I just hope you have a better experience than I did.

    Bang for the buck

    Yeah, I'll admit that much. The housing aint to bad in price... for what your getting. As well as dining.... The plans are good as well. Lets just say, you'll never go hungry.

    Did enjoy being here

    I had a awful experience here. So much so, that I have actually transferred to another university. If your gonna go to A&M, make sure you KNOW someone, or a friend(s) is applying with you. It was REALLY hard to make friends there. I mean, yeah, there is the occasional howdy but thats about it. Other than that, the only time anyone ever talked to me was when they were trying to get me to do something, like sign a petition, or about something religious, or things like that. In fact, throughout the whole semester of being there, I only made one friend. The whole community not to mention is extremely conservative and I didn't enjoy being pestered all the time by missionaries or someone asking me to come to a bible study, or little panphlets underneath my door asking if I have accepted God, or this and that. Its pretty extreme here. Also, the dorms aren't that great. To me, it felt like a prison. Tile floors and white brick walls. Very unfriendly and cold. Also the students there dont respect the other students at like 2am, when your trying to sleep and they come running through the halls laughing loudly and talking. VERY inconsiderate.

    Did learn a lot

    I will admit I learn quite a lot. But a few of my professors were just awful. Quite a few of them are researchers, rather than teachers, so they really aren't that great at teaching. A lot of them, or atleast the ones I took, used powerpoints pretty much 24/7... Pretty much no interaction, other than that. I personally can't learn like that. Not to mention, they go through their slides so fast, you have barely any time to even write or type in down, and since your rushing to get all the information down, you don't really pay much attention to what the teacher is saying. But like I said, they aren't ALL like that.

  • 05/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 47 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early! Get involved with student organizations to meet new people.

    Bang for the buck

    Since this is a public university tuition isn't too high and many A&M alumni have scholarship funds out of love for this university.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers in my college in particular are pretty current with their experience so they pass it on to us.

  • 05/12/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 48 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    I cannot wait to apply to this school! I have been waiting for years to join the Aggie Family!

  • 06/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 49 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    To all the prospective students: Welcome to the Aggie family. Your time at A&M will be awesome just be on top of your academics

    Bang for the buck

    A&M is worth your time and money. The education you will obtain from this school is one the best in the nation.

    Am enjoying being here

    A&M is a friendly campus. The students and faculty are nice people.

    Am learning a lot

    Manage your study time, focus on your classes and go above and beyond and not only will you actually learn, you will make the grades.

  • 06/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 50 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any student who wants a diverse campus with many different career paths!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for financial aid, try and make friends with at least one person in each of your classes and put yourself out there! A&M is a great place to meet your lifelong friends, so get involved in what you think is interesting!

    Bang for the buck

    A degree from A&M is admired by almost every employee. Employers know that A&M teaches responsibility and integrity and that employees will we well prepared for the job world.

    Am enjoying being here

    Campus is amazing! I made the best friends in the dorm that I lived in and everybody I meet is so nice and helpful. You can ask anybody on campus for help and they will help you, as long as they are not late to class. Howdy is the best way to greet people, and southern hospitality is not dead on campus :)

    Am learning a lot

    Texas A&M has a wide variety of avenues to pursue. I am a education major involved in two learning communities and the honors program. Every class is very interesting and most projects fit with what I am learning.

  • 06/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 51 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be too shy to ask for help, you WILL need it. Sit close to the front of the class in order to keep from being distracted as well as to make your face known to the professor, this may go a long way. GO TO CLASS: you are paying to be there, if you aren't going to class then you are loosing money. Get a sports pass!!! Go to fish camp if you are an incoming freshman, it will certainly teach you about the many traditions as well as give you a group of friends before you ever walk on campus which will make it feel less intimidating on your first day. Find your classes before the first day of classes: you don't want to be lost and late on the first day. Say Howdy on campus!! People like to hear it!

    Bang for the buck

    Great packages for additional services, such as sports passes and parking permits.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus at Texas A&M University is beyond beautiful (as long as you can overlook the sections under construcion). Traditions such as Howdy, 12th Man, Muster and Silver Taps make Aggieland more than just a place to get a college degree. It is here that I feel I am at home and that I am part of a family outside of my biological family. Knowing that you will always be an Aggie even after graduation is a great feeling. Seeing the way Texas A&M honors their students who have passed away through ceramonies such as Muster and Silver Taps is truly heart warming and I am blessed knowing that I too will be remembered in Aggieland one day.

    Am learning a lot

    Professors I have had, regardless of what department, are ALWAYS willing to help. Every class has Teaching Assistants who are available when the professor isn't, so it doesn't matter whether or not you are free when your professor is because someone will always be there for assistance.

  • 06/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 52 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely make friends fast because when you need help they will be the best ones to do it!

  • 08/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 53 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Sit in the front when you are in a large class so you don't get distracted by the other students and so you are sure to hear the professor. Join organizations. We have so many to offer you are bound to find one that fits you. If you don't, start one yourself.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe I am getting a very good education that is well worth paying for.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus has such a friendly environment, especially when professors and other students say howdy! when they pass by.

    Am learning a lot

    I am an Education major, and the professors in this department really take the time to make sure you understand what they are expecting you to learn.

  • 10/25/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 54 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you like the friendliness of a small colleges, but don't won't to lose out on the benefits that a large university (nationally recognized engineering and agricultural programs and multiple libraries and graduate facilities, plethora of clubs, activities, and intramural sports, a good football/ basketball program with a large fan base). If you are interested in a military career (has all three ROTC programs and one of the few senior military colleges in the country). If you love a school with a history and traditions (too many to list). If you want to graduate with the security of millions of Aggie alumni in your network, willing to help out a fellow Aggie and offer you a job.

    Tips for prospective students

    Texas A&M has a very competitive engineering program and therefore have a GPA bar that must be met by sophomores who have finished their intro classes and want to continue with upper level classes for their major. Perform well in those intro classes (calculus, physics, chemistry, engineering, English) and don't be afraid to take advantage of your professor's office hours, drop in tutoring with TA's, test reviews, and off campus tutoring if needed- its all there for you. Being active with something on campus will make your college life much more enjoyable and help in so many ways. Texas A&M is a huge university and they have every organization under the sun, so look around when there is an open house.

    Bang for the buck

    Great deal for Texans with in-state tuition, and it is usually granted to out-of-state students with a university scholarship or who join the Corps of Cadets. Texas A&M as a very large and active alumni network which not only means more scholarships, but also helps out tremendously when you start looking for a job.

    Did enjoy being here

    The Texas A&M campus is very active and friendly and you cannot walk to class without being invited to join a group, participate in an event, or come to a pizza party. I was part of the Corps of Cadets while there and the bonds I formed with my class are immeasurable to any friendships I had before. Its the old Aggie traditions, like silver taps and bonfire, that not only the Corps, but the entire student body, participates in, that makes such a large campus feel small and like a home.

    Did learn a lot

    I just completed freshman year as a Biomedical Engineering major and I can safely say that the introductory engineering courses are challenging, though at the say time great preparation for your next years in the major. The opportunities for extra help are endless and varied. You can easily talk to your professors, despite the large class sizes in intro classes (most students don't take advantage of looking for helping).

  • 12/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 55 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Smart, Hardworking, Fun-loving, Tradition-craving, Country Students would really love this school. (Any of these not all, necessarily)

    Tips for prospective students

    If you really want to be a Fightin' Texas Aggie, you must learn how to study. Classes here can be very easy if you study. Without good study habits and a smart head on your shoulders you might not make it. Also, if you like to party and have fun, that's great but realize a final and a party aren't even compatible. I also recommend If you don't want a big school, A&M may not be for you. You have to make yourself known to your the professors and there are classes of 300+ people.

    Bang for the buck

    A&M costs a lot of money but, is well worth it if you make it worth while. If you make good grades, study, and get involved then you will totally get the result you want. All of the teachers have a quality education and they just want to give you a quality education no matter what your major or background may be.

    Am enjoying being here

    A&M can make you feel really small I know it made me feel that way but that's why you should get involved. If you are of any race the multiculural services office has many programs and groups that will make you feel special, from Atheist to Buddhist, quidditch (for you Harry Potter lovers), ultimate frisbee, competition squad (Cheer), whatever you like A&M has. For me I chose the competition squad but no matter what there's always something for you from tutoring to plays and parties.

    Am learning a lot

    A&M is one of the top schools in Texas, number 48 in the world, and one of the top schools in the Nation. Some of the best professors teach at Texas A&M University. The professors want you to learn and they have a lot to teach you, but it's your duty to make yourself known to the teacher and let them know that you care about your grade. Also, you learn more than just class work. You end up learn a lot about life, and how to make decisions.

  • 12/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 56 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take 8'o clock class. Well based on my own experience, I'm not a morning person and I learned it the hard way. Most students are not capable of waking up this early. You might think that you were used to it because of high school, but reality check some people just can't do it.

    Bang for the buck

    Of course!! Definitely worth the money. I'm currently on scholarships and financial aid, but I think its the best decision I have ever made to attend here.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are so many things that you could do here at College Station. There are hundreds of clubs or organization that you can join. If you can't really find something you like you can create your own club which I think is pretty amazing.

    Am learning a lot

    There are a lot of things that I've learned and discovered not just academically, but also about myself.

  • 01/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 57 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Texas A&M is great for all types of students!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Know how to cook and do laundry before you leave home. Both will make your life much easier.

  • 01/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 58 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Texas A&M has its own police department and hospital. the campus police phone number is on you student ID. The Corp of Cadets offers and escort service if you are on campus at night. You call call and have a cadet walk with you from your car to your dorm or anywhere you need to go free of charge. There are also free emergency phones throughout campus for ou to use.

    Greek Life

    There are many fraternities and sororities to rush that contribute to the university all the time.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and organizations on campus to choose from. And if you do not find one you love, you can even start your own club. There are clubs for your major, your hobbies, even movements or foundations you are passionate about. And you can't forget about the Corp of Cadets, the reason the university exists.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are into math and science, this is the university for you. That;s not to say if you like to dance to go elsewhere. Texas A&M has a great program for dance as well. Texas A&M is known for its engineering majors around the world with petroleum engineering being one the leading majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As mentioned before Texas A&M has many traditions that the students are passionate about. Aggies greet everyone with a howdy and we BTHO (beat the hell out of) every team we play during football season just to name a couple.

    Bang for the buck

    Since Texas A&M is such an enormous campus, the tuition is higher than other public universities, but cheaper than private universities. The university continues to renovate and upgrade everything from computers to entire buildings all to better accomodate the students.

    What to do for fun

    Another great thing about Northgate is it is full of bars, dance halls, and hang-out spots. Some are even 18-and-up so you do not have to wait until you are about to graduate before you can experience Northgate.

    Food and Dining

    On campus there is a main dining hall that also has another food court underneath it. There are many other food courts dispersed around the campus so no matter where you are, you are not far from some great food of all cuisines. Across from campus is Northgate, where there many great places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Texas A&M has older dorms and they are currently renovating and building new dorms and university apartments around campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I give academic rigor four stars because Texas A&M is a top engineering school in the country. The reason is this is true is because of the discipline and drive you need to have to make it through a difficult major. Texas A&M also has a great liberal arts department and agricultural department that students fall in love with.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering Texas A&M, be sure to schedule a tour of the campus. Aggies are passionate about carrying on traditions so read up on all the traditions and see if you have what it takes to be an aggie.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is an enormous campus full of over one hundred years of history. There are many world renound professors that lecture and research. With so many majors to choose from, there is no way not find something you are passionate about.

  • 01/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 59 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Texas A&M has too many traditions to count.

    What to do for fun

    Movies are very cheap in College Station. There are also several country dance halls where many people like to go. There is a good variety of parks throughout the city as well, and Lake Bryan is close, which is a good place for hiking, running, and water activities.

    Food and Dining

    There is a good variety of dining choices on campus, but the food can get old fairly fast. Don't buy too big of a dining plan. Chances are you will spend some time eating off campus and in your dorm room. You can always buy more dining dollars, but if you don't use them all, you can lose them at the end of the semester, which is a little disappointing.

    Dorm Life

    There are a variety of different dorm styles. Make sure you know what you want before applying to dorms. Some of the dorms on the Northside of campus are loud because of their location close to Northgate, where most of college station's bars are located. The southside dorms, especially the commons dorms, are where many freshmen prefer to live and I haven't heard anything bad about them.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty level of each class varies depending on personal skill and major. It is a good idea not to take a heavy load of classes your first semester as you adjust to college life. After your first semester, you should be able to take a class or two more and do quite well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for dorm housing as early as possible because space does run out quickly. Try not to buy textbooks on campus because you can usually find them somewhere else cheaper.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is a wonderful school! The campus has a beautiful military feel, steeped in tradition. The professors are knowledgeable and care about each student individually.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 60 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I like the idea of the campus Corp offering escort service a night for students walking throughout the night.

    Greek Life

    Although, I have no plans to participate in any Greek club, I see the importance and discipline that these organizations afford students

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a myriad of activities and groups available for students to network.

    Great for these types of students

    TX A&M offers many opportunities in the summer for new students to get acquainted with the school, staff, and other students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The mos unusual location on campus is the A&M memorial for fallen students of the bon-fire tragedy.

    Bang for the buck

    I expect to get the best bang for my buck at TX A&M, as they are known to have one of the best engineering degree programs in the state.

    What to do for fun

    Social media, studying subjects of interest other than what is required for school or classes taken. I enjoy spending time with family, playing board games, building and repairing computers

    Food and Dining

    I plan to dine with my peers on a regular basis, to network and share experiences. I have had the opportunity to enjoy the cuisine at a couple of the dining halls and the food is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    I look forward to dorm life, the independence of being responsible for myself, which is not new to me, since I have always taken the initiative and proven my self-determination throughout life.

    Academic Rigor

    My entire school career has been rigorous; from maintaining a high GPA, to leading student social empowerment groups, volunteering for peer college goal planning organization, along with sustaining a high performance rating on my job that I've held since 14yrs old as a Computer Network Technician.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ensure your success by visiting the school(s) of your choice several times at differing times of the year to observe the happenings around campus. Make contact with as many students in your class as possible before enrollment. Join study groups in your field.

    In three sentences

    Looking forward to the 1st day of attendance. I made several visits to this college and others before making my choice, which was made based on the courtesy and knowledge of their staff. The degree program and extracurricular opportunity is overwhelming.

  • 08/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 61 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    A&M is great for students with a lot of school spirit and strong academics. A&M is proud of their traditions and there are many events based on these traditions. Classes are challenging so you also have to be there to learn. A&M has a good balance between learning and fun so if that's what you are looking for, make sure to check out Texas A&M.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking at Texas A&M make sure you visit and talk to a few students to get their perspective on the academics and social scene. Make sure you will fit in with the beliefs of the campus because from what I have seen, you either hate or love A&M. Also, really look into the majors they offer. Some departments are a lot stronger than others and you want to pick a school based on academics.

    Bang for the buck

    Out-of-state tuition is a little high compared to those who live in Texas. It would not be awful if you have scholarships because if you receive a $1,000 scholarship from Texas A&M they will grant you in-state tuition. That being said, the University only gives roughly 600 scholarships (said in the 2011/2012 e-mail), so your chances are not extremely high.

    Am enjoying being here

    While I enjoy the academics, being an out-of-state student makes the adjustment a little hard. There is definitely a culture shock and if you don't have a lot of school spirit you won't enjoy being at A&M because the university and the students cherish their traditions.

    Am learning a lot

    A&M has great academics and wonderful professors. The work load is never too overwhelming so you have time to actually learn the material you are given. I have had so many great professors who love what they do and actually make you want to learn while giving you new perspectives.

  • 08/08/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 62 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    The necessary prices for the necessary education.

    Will enjoy being here

    Very fun times here.

    Will learn a lot

    Just from stepping though the front door of the college, I felt a rush of knowledge travel though my veins. Top quality education here.

  • 08/21/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 63 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Conservative; Enthusiastic and Involved; Friendly;

    Bang for the buck

    You can't put a price on the education, friendships, traditions and integrity that A&M will give you

    Will enjoy being here

    WHOOP!

    Will learn a lot

    Great academics! TAMU is turning out so many students who are getting great jobs right away and succeeding in their field of study!

  • 08/30/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 64 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    It is a very good flat-rate tuition fee for the education they provide.

    Did enjoy being here

    I met many great friends here. I also networked through my professors, giving me access to schools and opportunities all over the world.

    Did learn a lot

    I received my Bachelor of Arts in Classics at Texas A&M University. I loved the professors in my department as well as in the Anthropology department. They really cared about my success.

  • 09/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 65 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wishes to learn while in a friendly, tradition rich environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is more to getting admitted than making good grades. I cannot stress the importance of a balanced resume enough. While grades may get you into A&M, extracurriculars and volunteering may be what help you to pay for it.

    Bang for the buck

    A&M is a great university, and, with the low tuition cost and variety of scholarships available, affordable.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is no shortage of activities. There are organizations for any interest. Also, the people are wonderful. Just about anyone you walk up to will start up a conversation with you. The campus is like one giant family.

    Am learning a lot

    All of my professors so far are great. The information is taught in an understandable way without being too simplistic. I'm sure my rating will change to a 5 later, but at the moment, I am taking basic courses, so there is some review.

  • 09/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 66 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Like many public universities, Texas A&M is quite affordable, and is nationally renowned for its programs in petroleum engineering, business and biomedical sciences.

    Am enjoying being here

    One of the most prominent aspects of Texas A&M is it's many traditions. No matter how recently they were started, all traditions hold a special place on campus. This may be the reason that the campus has a closer-knit feel despite its large student body. Everyone is generally polite and friendly to one another and that really conveys a sense of belonging here on campus. Admittedly though, there is not too terribly much to do in College Station, but the you will undoubtedly make displaces that issue.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a sophomore biology student here at Texas A&M and I have to say, I have never been as fascinated with the subject of biology than when I took classes here. All of my biology and chemistry courses, specifically my Molecular Biology course, left me with a desire to acquire more knowledge of it, even outside of the course materials.

  • 09/11/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 67 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who are outgoing and love new opportunities and experiences. However, like all new college students in a frest experience and temptations, one must have incredible self control. Texas A&M has everything, make it good or bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. The earlier you apply, the better your chances of being accepted. Applications start on August 1 and continue into December. Don't worry about bad ACT or SAT scores. Just apply. You may never know.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm looking for scholarships and lucky for me, Texas A&M seems to have many different ones for all the different majors it offers. Money's out there. You just have to find it.

    Will enjoy being here

    I have visited the campus over seven times and every time I go, I feel safe (the Corp is there and ever courteous), have fun, and love the feeling of union throughout the student body.

    Will learn a lot

    My father went to A&M and said it an experience he would never replace. After researching, reviewing, and visiting the campus for myself several times, I also believe that the campus will be the best for me. The architecture program has excellent people (after participating in a CAMPARCH program) and I feel that the education will help me in my future.

  • 09/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 68 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    BEST SCHOOL EVER

  • 10/01/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 69 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Being an out of state student, I'm a little worried about the price, but know that the education will be worth it in the end.

    Will enjoy being here

    During the visitation, I found the tradition and activties of the school to be a big attention grabber for me. This is one of the reasons I want to apply to A&M!

    Will learn a lot

    Found students and teachers this summer, after meeting them for a visitation, to be friendly and helpful in any matters that I might have.

  • 10/06/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 70 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who aren't wanting the independent feeling that big business schools give off should consider this school!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and keep in touch with your representative, also take a tour of the campus or go to a game, get a feel of the campus for yourself.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a state school and the experience you get from it is worth it all.

    Will enjoy being here

    Everyone on campus is so friendly. People stop to talk to each other, and walk each other to class... Aggies look out for each other, not themselves. It's just such a happy, friendly college.

    Will learn a lot

    The teachers all have office hours, so there is always a chance to go get one on one tutoring time with them if needed, or just discuss problems your having with the class.

  • 10/07/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 71 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are interested in the military and also a great school if you are in to traditions and a whole lot of school spirit.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like history and traditions, this college is DEFINITELY the best choice. From our Aggie War Hymns to our fun football yell leaders, participating in our time-honored traditions brings us closer together and creates a sense of family with everyone at school, even a school as large as A&M!

  • 10/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 72 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    A&M is great for anyone who wants to be involved in spirit and organizations, as well as get a prestigious education.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you decide to come to A&M as a freshman, or a transfer in the spring or the fall, attend which ever camp is offered for you. They teach the traditions, and you make so many friends. When i went to camp, i fell in love with this school.

    Bang for the buck

    A&M is a top university and we are a family. Ags stick together and help each other out. Also the Career center, academic advisors, and the study abroad office are all awesome benefits here. The people in each center love what they do and love helping.

    Am enjoying being here

    TAMU is unlike any other college campus. Everyone is so incredibly friendly and the entire school is extremely spirited. We have so many traditions and organizations that anyone and everyone can find their niche here.

    Am learning a lot

    I absolutely love it here. The classes are interesting, and the profs are great. I am just getting over mono, and i had to miss classes for a week. All of my profs were super understanding, and have either allowed me to make up missed exams, or have allowed me more time before i have to take the exam because of my absences. Each class that i have taken has actually taught me something and I find myself using what i've learned in my daily life.

  • 10/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 73 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Open-minded, semi to extremely social people will definitely enjoy Texas A&M, I know I did and it's turned me into a better person all around. Basically, if you're one way before you get here, you'll not only learn new perspectives on ideas but you will be able to come up with your own and evolve them over your 4 amazing years here. Thanks and Gig 'Em!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get everything done because the deadline for Texas A&M comes sooner than you think and believe me when I say that, I NEARLY learned that the hard way. Also, the same rule applies for parking permits and on-campus living, I know people that have to stay in converted study rooms because they didn't apply soon enough.

    Bang for the buck

    Scholarships REALLY come in handy here, although the price tag for such a great education isn't as high as in other places, you have to hope for some form of assistance. I definitely looked into every kind of scholarship I could find to help my folks out, all in all it's totally worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    The people here are extremely friendly, you can walk in on the first day of class and strike up a conversation with one person and eventually have the entire group around you join in. I love the atmosphere and it was certainly something I had to get used to but it really didn't take too long, after all making new friends isn't exactly a burden.

    Am learning a lot

    It really is amazing how much I've changed since first starting here last year. Not only does Texas A&M provide you with the resources necessary to survive while taking classes, but it entirely changes your perspective on things like selfless service, which is basically what TAMU is notorious for promoting.

  • 11/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 74 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Its a great school for all type of students no matter who you are or how different you are from others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just make sure you submit your application in on time, and make sure you have turned everything in befor ethe deadline. Don't be afraid or shy to leave your home. I was a bit homesick the first couple of days but I all that changes when you meet people. Just don't worry and don't stress yourself out, because it will all turn out fine.

    Bang for the buck

    Texas A&M has a pretty good price for an awesome and first class education.

    Am enjoying being here

    i am enjoying myself here all the people are just great. Everyone is accepting of everyone and we are all treated nice. Aggies love everyone.

    Am learning a lot

    All the proffesors here are just amazing, and you can tell that they are really interested in what the teach and that they love teaching. If you want awesome proffesors then come here.

  • 12/07/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 75 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Medicine Nursing Agriculture Mechanical Technology

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, with the amount of money one may pour into their education do it right the first time. make sure the degree pursued is really what is loved to be gained. Otherwise one would drive themselves into the ground and debt.

    Bang for the buck

    The way I see it a degree is a degree no matter where you obtain it but the fun here makes up for the money your spend.

    Will enjoy being here

    Although the campus is located in a bigger city the out lying city of Bryan is rather run down it might be a throw off but the campus itself is beautiful.

    Will learn a lot

    Texas A&M is an amazing learning environment, and they give back to their comunity. As a young boy they helpped rebuild fences and homes at Still Creek Boys & Girls Ranch. definatl valuses I would want anyone to learn.

  • 12/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 76 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Texas A&M is great for students that are passionate about every aspect of their life. Being passionate about God, your studies, your extra-curriculars, and your friends makes a real Aggie.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you apply early and before the scholarship deadline!

    Bang for the buck

    I pay approximately 16,000 per year without the scholarships and financial aid that I have. It is the cheapest school for the quality of the education!

    Am enjoying being here

    My time so far at A&M is like nothing I can explain. Football games, bonfire, volunteer groups, sororities: there is something for everyone!

    Am learning a lot

    The courses are challenging (science and math in particular) but I am learning so much! The professors at A&M are top experts in their field!

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 77 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Jocks, Brainiacs and hardworking individuals

    Tips for prospective students

    Please come visit, spend the weekend.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is kept at a study rate, fees rise annually.

    Am enjoying being here

    Not much to offer off campus.

    Am learning a lot

    A good place to learn, most of the time. Large school that requires students to stay on top of scholastic activities.

  • 01/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 78 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Apartments are cheaper than dorm housing, although the modular dormitories are nice.

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 79 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    With a 24/7 ROTC, if you are scared to walk from a building to your car, you can call the ROTC and they will send a Corp of Cadets member to escort you to your vehicle.

    Greek Life

    I've heard good things, however, I'm not in a fraternity, so I wouldn't really know. Greek life does hold plenty of events for students though.

    Clubs and Activities

    Excellent variety of clubs, even a quidditch team.

    Great for these types of students

    Students willing to make lifelong bonds with people they've never met. Students willing to lend a helping hand to anyone that needs it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a statue on campus Lawrence Sullivan Ross, and when he was the president of A&M he fought to help maintain / increase A&M's budget. Students now put pennies at his feet for good luck prior to exams.

    Bang for the buck

    I couldn't have asked for a better University.

    What to do for fun

    From going out dancing, to bar hopping on North Gate, there is plenty to do.

    Food and Dining

    You can't beat Sbisa dining hall food. Yes, that is how it is spelled.

    Dorm Life

    Each dorm hall has competitions with the other dorm halls. I personally have always lived off campus, but have heard great things.

    Academic Rigor

    When I got here it was more difficult than I was used to. I graduated in the top 5% of my class in high school, and I never had to study. You don't receive that luxury here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to participate in a lot of tradition. It really produces a lot of friendships.

    In three sentences

    You cannot beat the atmosphere created by the students here at Texas A&M. A school with the highest moral standards for each of the students.

  • 01/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 80 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I worried about being safe when I first moved to College Station. The neat thing is there are numerous organizations that are there if you need anything.

    Clubs and Activities

    Texas has something to offer everyone. You can find a club that works for you. I have always been big in community service and I stay as busy as I want to.

    Great for these types of students

    Texas A&M is great for all kinds of students. I am an engineering student and I love it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I think the elephant walk is awesome.

    Bang for the buck

    If you have the chance to attend Texas A&M you will love it! I have never really felt like I fit in before; I don't have those kind of feelings anymore. I always have things to do and I am always with friends.

    What to do for fun

    I love sports so I play basketball or hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Honestly the food is not to bad. It isn't what I am used to at home. My dad is a chef, so I love his cooking.

    Dorm Life

    I did not get into a dorm. However, sone of my friends say that it is great! You can always find someone to study with; and you can usually find someone to help you if you are struggling in a particular class.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging; but if you spend some time studying you will do just fine. My first semester i ended up with four A's and one C. The C was in chemistry. Chemistry is a tough class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do think twice about enrolling in a four year university. I am from a small 3-A high school and I have adjusted just fine.

    In three sentences

    I think Texas A&M is the best thing that has ever happened to me. The people are friendly and care about each other.

  • 01/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 81 of 354

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    a good school especially for engineering majors.

  • 01/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 82 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    despite the fact that college station, texas is the safest place to raise a family in the state, texas a&m university has a wonderful security force at all times of the day. students even have the option to use the phone number on the back of their student identification card to call and request that a member of the corpse escort he/she to their destination for safety and company.

    Bang for the buck

    as mentioned earlier, college station, texas is geared towards college students. hence, its restaurants, stores, and other services around the city offer incredible daily deals where students can get a lot more bank for their buck. no doubt about that.

    What to do for fun

    the texas a&m university campus has plenty of activities going on daily. from its occasional $1.00 movie showings, to its fade 2 black dance performances, to its live theater performances from groups around the nation, and to its large variety of aggie sports games, texas a&m university makes it possible to enjoy leisure time at prices affordable for each of its students. college station, texas has grown in its city life and is geared to function for college students. it offers a fantastic night life, country scenery, an affordable movie theater, and plenty of stores.

    Food and Dining

    texas a&m university has exquisit dining services located all across its unique campus. every dining service staff member involved puts an immeasurable amount of effort into every aspect of their duty to be sure that each student/customer is satisfied accordingly. i can personally and honestly admit to this as i was once an employee of the texas a&m university's all-time famous sbisa dining hall. the campus provides all types and kinds of foods for its diverse student population, for as one of its dining services claims, the belly rules the mind.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is an important aspect of entering a college or university. texas a&m university offers wonderful experiences to its students that are full of exciting traditions that have been lived through for countless years. taking part in the dorm life brings each student closer to the aggie spirt and its ever, so famous, aggie traditions as students bond together and learn from one another, all while making new friends and creating memories.

    Academic Rigor

    texas a&m university is not a piece of cake. you must work hard and dedicate your time to learning each subject. its academic rigor is challenging, but of course, extremely possible to grasp and succeed. its faculty, staff, and professors are always available for any concerns, issues, and/or questions one may have. knowing that texas a&m university offers a challenge to all of its students, it is an honor to one's self when he/she prevails.

    Tips for prospective students

    focus on what matters most to you and your studies. time wasted can never be given back, so use your time wisely and nevertheless do not let precious memories slip away. balance your priorities and outings and take advantage of all that your university's programs and services has to offer. embrace every type of person you meet, as they each bring something new to the table and to your life and learning experiences.

    In three sentences

    it is an honor being a student texas a&m university. there is not a greater feeling than having the privilege to be called an 'aggie' nor is there a greater university with such a grand school spirit in all that we do. i love texas a&m university and everything it stands for especially since it is ranked one of the top rated universities in the nation.

  • 02/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 83 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    fraternities and sororities are quite removed from campus, but are still apparent in activities around school.

    What to do for fun

    go to austin.

    Food and Dining

    it can be a bit difficult to get around to find what you want, as not everything is in close proximity, but once you know what is where or if you have a car and time to spare finding a good meal is not a problem.

    Dorm Life

    i live in a private dorm and would recommend trying to live on campus. there is a better sense of community and it is generally easier (friends, food, and classes are all closer).

    Academic Rigor

    as with any school, you get out what you put in. classes are challenging and rewarding if you put the necessary effort into your studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    visit - overnight if you can - before making a decision to get a feel for the school and local environment.

    In three sentences

    the school and community are excellent. classes are both challenging and interesting. the local atmosphere can be somewhat lacking to someone used to any sort of urban environment, but on the whole most everyone is friendly and welcoming.

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 84 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very good with safety!

    Greek Life

    greek life is very fruitful and theres a frat for anyone on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    multiple clubs and activities, more than one would initially expect

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    howdy is said to greet everyone on campus, and we build a bonfire tree every year before the last football game of the season

    Bang for the buck

    you get bang for your buck academic wise, but they dont tell you about a lot of hidden fees and they sneak up on you later on in the semester

    What to do for fun

    not very much unless you are in a lot of clubs and extracurriculars

    In three sentences

    very good academically, but the town can be very dead at times

  • 02/13/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 85 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    secure.

    Clubs and Activities

    fraternities, sororities, sporting events, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    agricultural, engineering, math or science majors

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    midnight yell

    What to do for fun

    midnight yell sport events

    Tips for prospective students

    texas a & m have many extra-curricular activities and groups to join.

    In three sentences

    texas a & m has great professors. they offer great classes to help you succeed. the university is among the top colleges in texas.

  • 02/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 86 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    i love all the places i can go to concerts and shows here in college station. this year i got tickets to see chinese acrobats perform on campus and it was absolutely amazing! there are so many activities you can attend on campus and off.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    you will definitely find out about traditions and places on campus yourself... i don't have to tell you about it!

    Bang for the buck

    aggieland is a very unique town to be in and as a college student they make it very affordable. not only is the tuition relatively low but there are tons of college nights in town! there are plenty of discounts you can get at local movie theaters and dance halls for being a student.

    What to do for fun

    northgate is kind of a hot spot on campus. it is a street of bars/clubs that everyone starts going to as soon as wednesday rolls around. not only that but, you have to hit up hurricane harry's if you are an aggie! you definitely will learn how to dance coming to college station. besides the bars, clubs, and parties you will definitely be attending alot of sporting events which are a blast! plus, there are tons of cool classes or organizations you can try out for a pretty good price in town.

    Food and Dining

    the on campus dining is absolutely amazing. you can get everything from decent cafeteria food to chick fil a to which which?? i absolutely love eating at all of these places!

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is definitely not the way to go here. there are 100s of different housing options off campus that easily reach the amount you would pay for a tiny dorm. unless you like living with strangers in a cramped closet of a home.... then live off campus!

    Academic Rigor

    for a public university i have had an extremely hard time here with my grades. although, i do work and go to school i would definitely not say that a&m is any easier than any other larger universities. it has definitely given me a challenge!

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you either have a friend or relative there to give you a really good tour. if you don't have any of those make sure you visit a few times before attending. also, know what fees your tuition includes and use what you are paying for because it will only benefit you in the end. last thing, know where all of the main buildings are on campus it will definitely save your life.

    In three sentences

    texas a&m is a well rounded university that allows students to be involved in every aspect besides providing an extremely credible education. a&m goes above and beyond to show students that they can get involved in 1000s of student organizations. i love a&m the most because it may seem big, but it is extremely easy to fit in there because everyone is so helpful and friendly.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 87 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Before every home game the student body comes together for midnight yell, and at midnight the night before the game we warm up our voices and practice our cheers!

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining is excellent there are many restaurants that range from fine dining to affordable.

    Dorm Life

    I dont have a dorm but I have friends that do and there is a range of Dorms and costs that can fit what you need.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics at Texas A&M is a step above the rest, a degree from Texas A&M sets you apart and shows future employers that you are well educated.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advise is simply come to college station and get a feel for the tradition and talk to the students, you will quickly want to be apart of the big things happening in college station.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is a great school, Between the Academics and rich tradition there is no where else I would even consider attending school. My future holds big things, and Texas A&M is going to help me get there, and put me in the position to reach my dreams.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 88 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    A&M is extremely safe with patrolling police, emergency stations and the Corps of Cadets. For women, walking alone at night is not always the safest thing. The Corps can be called and a member will come out and walk the indiviudal from where she is to where her destination is.

    Clubs and Activities

    As I stated before, there is every opportunity available to find a group of people that enjoy what you do enjoy to do!

    Great for these types of students

    Texas A&M is great for football loving, conservative, Christian students. Majors that they excel in are engineering, architecture, many liberal arts and of course, Ag classes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unusual traditions? Ha! Texas A&M is tradition! An interesting place on campus is if on goes to the O&M Building and claps in one of the gaps in the wall, you can hear it go echo all the way up the building.

    Bang for the buck

    With everything in society today, prices are high and income hasn't gone up in a long time. I spend my money frugally and where I will get the most out of it. That is why I spend my money for a Texas A&M tuition.

    What to do for fun

    A&M is a large campus with the small town feel. There is dancing every Thursday night. If partying is your thing, I'm sure there are a lot of those too. I tend to simply hang out with friends, watching movies for $4 or eating frozen yogurt.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining offers quite a variety but after a year, it tends to get old. At the main dining hall, I enjoy that there is home-cooked meals every night. I also like that each college has its own dining area so one does not have to travel far if really hungry.

    Academic Rigor

    The math and sciences are quite difficult here being that historically, A&M has been an engineering school. Other classes and subjects vary on major and professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved: with your church, activities, hobby; whatever you do, there is a club of other people who also love doing that. Attend as many sport activities as possible and become a part of the 12th man, because the Spirit here is like no other university.

    In three sentences

    The Spirit of Aggieland really has changed me just through my one year there so far. To rate it is to put Texas A&M in comparison to other univerisites and in my mind, there simply is no contest there. I can't help but believe that it is the best university in the nation.

  • 02/21/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 89 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The places to eat on campus are good but you are required to have a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms look great and they are big on security. It is very safe to stay there and the rooms are nice.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is big on academics and really wants their students to succeed!

    In three sentences

    This school seems like an amazing campus! It has always been my dream to attend this school. I would highly recommend this school.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 90 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go to a game and maroon out!

    In three sentences

    This was my number one choice. A&M is steeped in tradition and has a great network. Everyone wants to be an aggie!

  • 07/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 91 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Blue police poles around campus make it easy to dial 911 if necessary. Campus police are always around. Also, if you're afraid to walk back home at any time, call and a Corp Cadet will walk you back at no charge. Carpool offers a service to give you a free ride home, no questions asked. You don't even have to have been drinking to partake in it!

    Clubs and Activities

    Texas A&M has over 800 clubs, including things you wouldn't even think of. There has GOT to be at least one that interests you.

    Great for these types of students

    Agricultural, engineers, awesome students!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Texas A&M has a joke that if you do anything twice, it becomes a tradition. While that's not exactly true, we do pride ourselves on our many traditions. Some are simply for fun, such as Ring Dance and the Howdy! Others are much more solemn. Each month, Silver Taps is held to honor the Aggies that have passed away in the last month. All lights on campus are turned out for a period of time to honor these lost family members. Yearly, Muster is held world-wide on the same night. Reed Arena is packed with Aggies from near and far to honor the Aggies that have passed in the last year. Candles are burned to honor each one, and the family members answer Here in the roll call of the absent. It is truly the most solemn experience. If you experience this, you will understand the spirit that can ne'er be told.

    Bang for the buck

    Texas A&M graduates share a bond like no other. When you graduate, people will notice your Aggie Ring and make connections based on that shared bond. Not only will your degree prepare you for your career and make you much more likely to get hired, it will create a bond with all other Aggies around the world.

    What to do for fun

    College Station is pretty far away from the big cities, but it doesn't have any lack of activities. Northgate District is a main attraction, primarily on weekend nights for students to have some fun.

    Food and Dining

    Sbisa has pretty much anything you could possibly want to eat! Also can you say unlimited?

    Dorm Life

    The dorms, like any school's, are small and not the greatest. However, despite this, ResLife makes an effort to make you feel at home with your dorm-mates. Community activities are going on all the time to get you and your fellow students together and having fun. Also, free food!

    Academic Rigor

    Texas A&M is known for exceptional academics, primarily in the Agricultural industry as well as Engineering. It is one of the most highly ranked schools in the state.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start early! Tours of the campus are offered all the time and can really help you fall in love with the campus. You'll hear about the great academics, but you can't explain the feeling of actually walking around and belonging at this campus. Visit with an advisor while you're on campus to plan out which one of the many majors interests you the most.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M University in College Station is called the friendliest campus in the nation for a reason. A friendly Howdy! from a stranger walking by immediately immerses you in the Aggie spirit. Through its meaningful traditions and exceptional academics, Texas A&M is a big school with the comforting feel of a close family.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 92 of 354

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus, great atmosphere! LOVE IT.

  • 08/08/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 93 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    DELICIOUS! There is food everywhere. If you are hungry, turn the corner and the food banquet is right there.

    Dorm Life

    Clean, very roomy, and well-equipped.

    Academic Rigor

    Although it might seem a lot of work at times, it seems as if Texas A&M emphasizes on the effort a student should make towards their education. Instead of the usual boring, long lectures, Texas A&M has a unique way to go about their classes, providing hands-on experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Applying early was the main thing Texas A&M alumni emphasized on.

  • 05/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 94 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There are several good places to eat on campus, but there are not always healthy options. Also, since campus is so large, the places to dine are quite far apart. Sbisa, the only true dining hall is usually very unsatisfying.

    Dorm Life

    All but one of the dorms are quite old. I'm fairly sure only one dorm (Hullabaloo) has been built in the past several decades. Since the dorms are old, they're rather outdated with few commodities, but I will say it is convenient living so close to class.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the class, of course, but generally quite challenging. Science courses are especially rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be frightened of the school spirit if you normally aren't into all of that. I wasn't very peppy about my high school, but Texas A&M is worth being proud of. Knowing that I am getting a top-notch education motivates me every day to make the most of the amazing opportunity that I have received.

    In three sentences

    Becoming a Texas A&M Aggie will extremely increase your school spirit. Everyone you meet, even strangers, are unbelievably kind and caring. A&M is one of the most respected universities in the nation because it produces knowledgeable, capable, and diligent members of the work force and community.

  • 12/05/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 95 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    TAMU's biology department is wonderful. I know that it would be a good college for those interested in science. Also it would be good for all the football fans out there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start working on the application process early, that includes the general admission and dorm applications both. It will save you tons of trouble later and will make the process go more smoothly. I've already applied and I got my acceptance letter very soon after I submitted my application.

    Bang for the buck

    They are much less expensive than private school and actually have more opportunities available for a student interested in research than any private school I've considered. At least for a student with my interests they seem to give a wonderful education for a reasonable price.

    Will enjoy being here

    It felt like a very close knit, upbeat community for the short time I was there. The tour guides were very enthusiastic and made me feel like I made the right choice in considering TAMU and that I would enjoy my time there.

    Will learn a lot

    Texas A&M has tons of opportunities for students like me. I am very interested in biological research and the research options there are enormous. I feel that I will learn quite a bit while attending TAMU.

  • 01/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    96 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    willing to give new things a try

    Tips for prospective students

    go to fish camp

    Bang for the buck

    worth every penny. everything is run by students

    Am enjoying being here

    love the atmosphere

    Am learning a lot

    i was a valedictorian and the work is no pushover and the teachers are willing to teach

  • 01/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    97 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    it is a very safe campus. even at night, if you're out and you need someone to escort you, there is always someone who will be there when you need them.

    Greek Life

    there are a variety of fraternities and sororities. each one of them do something different and support a cause.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is a club for everyone. the great number of clubs help each individual be a part of something.

    Great for these types of students

    students looking for tradition. it's about being a part of something bigger than yourself.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    this campus is all about unusual and traditions. for instance the century tree, it is said that once a couple walks under there they are together forever. another is our mascot, reveille. if he comes into a classroom and barks, the professor has to dismiss that class. there are also the silver taps every month on the first tuesday. an amazing experience. the yells, the 12th man, bonfire, howdy, gig'em, and the statue of sullivan ross, all are unique symbols of texas a&m.

    What to do for fun

    we have the rec, as well as a media library. everything is free.

    Food and Dining

    sbisa is the best place to eat for on campus, as well as bernie's and the underground. other than that there is a lot of variety off campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    living in a dorm is like having an extended family. it's fun with all the activities and new people you get to meet. the only downside is that there is no kitchen.

    Academic Rigor

    there are many outside options that help learn the ways of a&m academics. at first its hard, but they eventually start to get easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    always research your professors and classes before taking them, and do not procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    one of the best schools out there. they make you feel like a family and no one will ever feel like they don't belong. it's just right.

  • 02/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    98 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    while this university is more expensive than some colleges, they make it a point to treat you like family with many traditions designed to create a bond between all the students.

    What to do for fun

    recreation center offers many activities and trips to get students motivated towards physical activities.

    Food and Dining

    grat dining for reasonable cost.

    Dorm Life

    great facilities and reasonable rights.

    Tips for prospective students

    plan to get a meal plan to save on food while on campus. you should consider living on campus to broaden your social circle.

    In three sentences

    this university has a great campus with plenty of activities available to students. the faculty are very knowledgable and dedicated to encouraging students to reach their full potential.

  • 02/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    99 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the university police department has been very good about responding quickly, and i have never felt unsafe while on campus. northgate is a little sketchy though.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are a ton of clubs and organizations here. there really is something for everyone here. there's and organization for every imaginable idea.

    Great for these types of students

    conservative, white, engineering, christian, males.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    good grief. there are a million traditions. like, students stand for the entire football game, people put pennies on a statue for good luck, the corps of cadets, muster, silver taps, our fight song, saying howdy, gig 'em, and the list goes on...

    Bang for the buck

    eh, they lure you in with scholarships for your freshman year, but then don't offer you any for the rest of your years here. it's a cheaper option because it's a state school, but as far as state schools go it's definitely not the cheapest.

    What to do for fun

    i think the best thing about college station is that movies here are really cheap. $3.75 for students. but other than that, there's not much else to do unless you love drinking and country dancing.

    Food and Dining

    very overpriced, and there aren't a lot of options especially if you follow a certain diet (eg, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, etc).

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are very well run and fun, but they are a little old and a little overpriced. however, the price is worth it for the convenience and ease of living on campus. it's really nice to be able to roll out of bed ten minutes before class and still make it there on time.

    Academic Rigor

    the academic rigor really depends on which classes you take, your major, and which prof you sign up for.

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepared for the fact that it still holds strong to it's military background. aggies have extreme school spirit. there are a lot of pointless and seemingly insane traditions.

    In three sentences

    tamu has strong academics, but it is very large and very conservative. it has a very strong focus on engineering and agriculture, so if you're interested in liberal arts, this might not be the place for you. since the school is so large, the advising offices aren't the most helpful and there's a ton of paperwork and hoops to jump through to get anything done.

  • 02/26/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    100 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    they have quidditch. enough said.

    Food and Dining

    delicious food on the actually capmus itself. there are also endless restaurants within walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    very active and clean!

    Academic Rigor

    when we spoke to some of the professors, they were very detailed in what their teaching styles were like.

    Tips for prospective students

    ask a lot of questions. it's such a large school and so many thigns to learn about it.

    In three sentences

    i stepped onto this campus and completely fell in love with it. the campus is beautiful, the people are extremely kind, an the dorms are great!

  • 03/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    101 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    like most things in life, 'what you put into it, is what you get out of it' so join something! it is the people that make the fun, not just the place!

    Food and Dining

    eating on campus can be a struggle at times because not all of the food is healthy or nutritional. i encourage you not to limit yourself on just on-campus food, but explore different options throughout the city! some of the best places to eat are places you would never expect!

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is something that every student should experience whether for a semester or even all four years! each dorm or hall matches you with another person who shares your interests or habits; they genuinely want you to have a great living experience. dorms also spend time together at socials or events in order to create lasting relationships.

    Academic Rigor

    texas a&m has some of the most prestigous professors who challenge their students to be better academically, individually, and as active members of society. coursework can be difficult at times, however, there are amply study and tutorial sessions available to students and professors gladly adminster office hours to further help.

    Tips for prospective students

    the best way to truly enjoy your college experience, at any college or university, is to be involved! whether you like to garden, play video games, participate in community service, or even knit, there is an organization out there for you! a&m proudly boasts over 800 organizations so that all aggies can come together one way or another!

    In three sentences

    texas a&m university is a diverse campus that prides itself in the their many traditions! not only are the students and staff extremely welcoming, but there are over 800 organizations that you can be a part of; no one is ever left out! a&m excells in groundbreaking research and providing their students one of the best educations in the nation; gig 'em!

  • 03/13/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    102 of 354

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    looks good!

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    103 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I think the food in there will be awesome! No more boring high school cafeteria food. :)

    Dorm Life

    I think dorm life will be amazing because you get to know other people. However, I want to advise everyone to apply early because they get fill up pretty quick.

    Academic Rigor

    Texas A&M has one of the best Vet program in the State of Texas as well as one of the best school.

  • 03/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    104 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There have been a couple of known incidents this year, however, generally the campus is quiet (as in free of disturbance). There are even multiple options provided by the university to help ensure student safety such as Corp escorts (when you're need to walk back to your dorm or car late at night) and Car Pool (which is free and will take you home and any hour of the night if you need it).

    Greek Life

    Greek life at Texas A&M is not as dominant at Texas A&M as it is in many other Texas schools. However, it has been said that the Greek life feel is everywhere, and that is the reason Greeks don't dominant. This is said because Aggies graduate with extensive connections and opportunities. Only in that aspect is Texas A&M a big Greek school.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is an activity for almost anything you can think of. No matter what profession you are persuing, what ethnicity you are, what sports you enjoy, what weird habits you have, you will most likely find it here at A&M. There are also countless of community service clubs with creative and fun ideas to help the community and earn you service hours. As far as activities, athletics is a huge deal. We have intramurals, great varsity teams, club sports, etc. We have choirs, a famous band, and last but definitely not least, our famous Corp of Cadets. If ROTC is your thing, look no further.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who intend to work hard to further themselves in life but also have a great college experience and make lots of friends are suited perfectly. Also students interested in serving their countries or ROTC are a perfect fit because Texas A&M used to be a military school and currently has a huge Corp of Cadets. If you crave big city living or a school that is dominated by Greek life, this is probably not your best match.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    1. At Academic Plaza, there is a statue of Sul Ross (or Sully), a previous president of Texas A&M who used to personally tutor students for free. When they tried to pay him he'd say, just a penny for my thoughts. So now right before big tests, aggies put pennies at the feet of the statue for good luck (and even much larger sums depending on your level of desperate). 2. Silver Taps is a tradition held on the first Tuesday of every month where thousands gather at night to honor aggies who deceased in that past month. The family is also invited to attend the ceremony, and students are encouraged to write letters to them. All lights are turned off on campus, and bugle players play Silver Taps, once to the North, once to the South and once to the West, but not to the East because the sun will never shine on those aggies again. 3. We have an awesome Quidditch team so you never know when you're going to see a guy in a golden unitard (the snitch) running around campus. 4. When someone mentions you're graduating year, you do your wildcat (which is just a yell with respective hand signs). Freshmen yell AAAAAAAAAY! Sophomores yell AY! AY! AY! AY! AY! Juniors yell AY! AY! AY! WHOOP! Seniors yell AY! WHOOP! And if you whoop before you're a junior and an upperclassmen catches you, they can make you push (do pushups), which sounds bad but it's always really funny. 5. There are many, many more.

    Bang for the buck

    For all the academic, athletic, and extracurricular riches Texas A&M has to offer, it is a very inexpensive large school. It is nowhere near as expensive as a private school.

    What to do for fun

    Despite the small town feel, College Station has a lot to offer for fun. During the week, there are always special things happening on campus. For example, Texas A&M is a division one school, and the student population is very big on sporting events. Our games are a lot of fun with plenty of traditional side bits unique to Texas A&M. It's hard to explain them all but I encourage you to come to a game if you're considering this university! On weekends there is also a lot to do. If you like country dancing, you're in luck. There are quite a few dance halls, especially in the Northgate District. For older students, there are also plenty of dance clubs and bars at Northgate as well. If relaxed fun is more your style, we have the Grand Station which has bowling, laser tag, arcade games, food, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Sbisa is the best dining hall on campus. There will also be a few new dining services this coming year (2012) when the Memorial Student Center opens up, which by the way is supposed to be beautiful and a very huge deal. Generally, on campus dining is fairly good, and off campus food around College Station is fantastic.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very old, small and not the most beautiful. However, students tend to build close bonds with others in their dorm halls, which is really nice because we're all going through the same things. Also, the honors dorms are much bigger and quieter (something to consider if that's what you like). If you choose Texas A&M, pack lightly, bring decorative things to brighten up your room, and be social.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes/majors are much more difficult than others depending on your personal strengths. It's no ivy league so don't kiss your social life goodbye, but do expect to give it your best if you want to stay.

    Tips for prospective students

    The two best tips by far are: study hard and get involved. If you keep up with your classes, get tutoring and do all the homework, you will pass all your classes. If not, there will be a lot of late night cramming and frustration because this is a serious university. However, you need to balance yourself out by branching out and meeting new people. By joining organizations, you get to free yourself from your lonely study bubble (which you will create if you're an engineering or science major) and do fun things with interesting people, while also boosting your community service hours for grad/prof school if that's what you're going after. Trust me, doing things like this and having friends will help a lot with the frustration and make the transition much easier. Last but not least, ATTEND A FIGHTIN TEXAS AGGIE FOOTBALL GAME! Thanks and gig 'em!

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M University is a strong institution with fantasically intelligent professors who are serious about helping you expand your mind. The coursework is intense, but there are a million free programs within the university dedicated to getting every student to where they want to be. The campus is also very lively with so many fun things to help you unwind and get involved, and last but not least, it's known for its friendliness.

  • 03/22/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    105 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Good food can't really complain. Lots of options.

    Dorm Life

    Great community atmosphere within the commons(a group of 4 dorms connected).

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your major but the classes tend to require a good amount of studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for on campus housing as soon as you can. THe dorms go fast especially the commons.

    In three sentences

    This university is unlike any other public school in Texas. The sense of community and school spirit with in College Station enhance the great academic experience that is guaranteed at Texas A&M.

  • 03/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    106 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Pretty ex

    What to do for fun

    Study, intramurals, and eat.

    Food and Dining

    We have a variety.

    Dorm Life

    Classes are too tough to spend time monkeying around

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are no joke in A&M

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    107 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Football games are a blast, and unlike anything I've ever experienced. If you like to country dance, we have a great dance hall, Hurricane Harry's. There are numerous restaurants if you just want to go out for some good food with friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's important to get involved, because it is such a large school. Find something that you are interested in, because you will be able to make friends who share similar interests. Keep up with your studies, because that is the main reason you attend, and you (or your parents) are paying for it.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is a huge school, filled with huge spirit. United under the numerous traditions, A&M creates an atmosphere that can only be understood if one is an Aggie. There is a place for every individual here.

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    108 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Not in a large city, when you're on campus, you're on campus i.e. you won't have to walk downtown to get to class, it's all self-contained.

    Greek Life

    Evident but not rampant. You'll have a great social life regardless of if it includes frats or not.

    Clubs and Activities

    The Big Event is a huge campus wide volunteer project, there are constantly traditions and outings, whether organized by dorms or just local groups.

    Great for these types of students

    Conservative, small-town, friendly, social

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are literally sites dedicated to this. This school is a traditionholic.

    Bang for the buck

    State school, great community/post-grad network. Totally worth the price, especially at in-state rates.

    What to do for fun

    Northgate - music, bars, food. Paintball, school event - lots of religious groups to socialize with. Also, only about 3 hours from Austin, Houston, or Dallas, so great for day trips to concerts or other events with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Not nearly as good as the food in say, Austin or other, larger cities, but you can still get some classic Whataburger or any major restaurant chain you'd see in a major city in Texas.

    Dorm Life

    Cramped, but good. Apart from the occasional fire drill or loss of cable, I have heard no dorm horror stories. (Although my friend's roommate ate all the marshmallows in her cereal one time...)

    Academic Rigor

    The school is as hard as you make it, depending on your major and desired GPA. The more concentrated areas like engineering are more intensive, but I have heard that education degrees can be a breeze.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just walk around. Try things at least once. Then do the things you enjoy.

    In three sentences

    If you're looking to connect with a school, this is for you. In a simple analogy, going to school here is like choosing a spouse. It becomes a part of your family.

  • 03/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    109 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go dancing, football games, movies, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up your grades, and prepare yourself with college-level classes.

    In three sentences

    LOVE A&M! So happy to be attending, everyone is so nice! Can't wait to become a Fightin' Texas Aggie, Whoop!

  • 04/02/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    110 of 354

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    I love the school when i first visited the school. I feel excited and looking forward to this fall of 2012. I will a freshman in college, and longing to attend my first football game :]

  • 04/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    111 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Every time anything that could possibly harm students happens, every student gets a code maroon warning through text message or e-mail.

    Clubs and Activities

    Almost all the clubs here are designed to help you in the future. I am in the AGC club which helps me meet people in the industry I want to work in when I graduate.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for any student who needs a way to express themselves. It is great for anyone willing to show their creativity.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Texas A&M was built on traditions. The tradition I love the most is the cheers and chants the students say at the football games.

    Bang for the buck

    I truely think I have found the place I belong. No longer am I a small town boy. I am an Aggie from College Station.

    What to do for fun

    There are many environments around campus for leisure time. I personally love to play pool with friends after a long day of exams.

    Food and Dining

    The food is incredible. There is high quality food for all appetites, from healthy to sweats.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone around campus is extremely friendly. You can't take two steps without getting a howdy.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel that Texas A&M is helping me bring out my most pensive traits.

    Tips for prospective students

    I advise not to be scared to be yourself. There are so many people here that anyone can find someone they identify with.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is a very diverse community. It is full of intellectuals ready to think outside the box. It has a comfortable feeling attached to its environment.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    112 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is safe. If you ever need to walk from one place to another, you can call a uniformed corps member to escort you.

    Clubs and Activities

    A&M has 100's of organizations and you are guaranteed to find one that you fit in with.

    Great for these types of students

    A&M is perfect for just about anyone. There are so many clubs and organizations that you will find a group of people you connect with. However, the classes are challenging and you should be a hard worker and diligent student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A&M has so many traditions. Some of my favorites are midnight yell (Where aggies get together at midnight the night before a football game to practices yells), kissing after our team scores at football games, AGGIE RING, The Corps of Cadets and Silver taps.

    Bang for the buck

    While the college is expensive, its totally worth it. Aggies look out for other Aggies. A&M is unlike any other school in the nation. Also, here's some places where you get a lot of bang for your buck: Double Dave's $.75 pizza rolls night on Tuesday. Get into Harry's free on Thursday nights with a valid college i.d. until 10p.m. The movies at Cinemark are only $4 with a valid college i.d. It's free to climb the rock wall at the rec every 1st Friday of the month.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of sporting events that are always a lot of fun. Going dancing at Harry's is very popular and a lot of fun. The Rec has a rock climbing wall, and many classes. There are always events on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    Sbisa has pretty good food, but the cookies are amazing! There are many options on campus such as Chick-fil-a and Which Wich. The food is pretty good. My only complaint is that after a while it gets boring to eat the same thing.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are about as nice as college dorms can get. The dorms plan dorm wide events to help you get connected with other people in your dorms. The cleaning staff is friendly and does a good job of keeping the dorms nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are difficult, however A&M has many programs in place to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and get your grades up. Learn how to study before coming to Texas A&M. Get involved when you move on campus or to College Station. Use the resources that A&M provides.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M offers students a great learning environment. The classes are challenging, but they provide many services to help you. There are people from all walks of life at this school.

  • 04/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    113 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Not as intrusive as UT or some of the private Texas universities.

    Clubs and Activities

    See above.

    Great for these types of students

    Conservative, studious, fun loving Texans! (or those that would like to be Texans).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    To many to list-this is Texas A&M!

    Bang for the buck

    Texas has one of the best values for higher education, and Texas A&M and the University of Texas are both nationally known.

    What to do for fun

    Outside activities (horses, water sports, intramural sports). Get in a group - many to choose from.

    Food and Dining

    Main dining hall (Sbisa) has great food. Many places to eat on and around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Have lived in dorm for 2 years - great experience!

    Academic Rigor

    No easy classes. Plan on lots of studying. TAMU is very focused on helping students - great resources for information technology, study groups, and faculty assistance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start early with getting your grades up! Very competitive school. Housing is tight, but city is very college friendly. Concentrate on getting accepted - you can always change your major later.

    In three sentences

    Great school with unmatched traditions. Major Texas university, with full complement of programs, including liberal art, medicine, nationally renowned animal science, engineering, and business.

  • 04/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    114 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    ALPHA PHI OMEGA

  • 04/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    115 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are more than 800 organizations on campus, and you will sure find at least one that suits you.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone will love A&M.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A&M is proud of its many traditions, such as fish Camp, Midnight Yell, Silver Taps, and Muster.

    What to do for fun

    Go to Northgate.

    Food and Dining

    A bit pricey, but pretty good. You can't walk out of Sbisa dining hall without eating a cookie.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be pretty fun. You can run for hall council if you want to get involved and have some leadership to put on your resume. The resident advisors are really helpful. They also hold awesome social programs and hangouts, like a BBQ or s'mores in a winter afternoon.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, and you'll be perfectly fine.

    In three sentences

    Going to A&M is the best decision I've ever made in my life. Once you come here, you will understand what it's like to be a part of the big Aggie family, and I am so proud of it.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    116 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police are easy to access and are all around campus

    Clubs and Activities

    Anything and everything you can imagine

    Great for these types of students

    Social, friendly, smart

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Say howdy not hi or hey. There is a Sulley statue that everyone puts a penny on for testing days, supposed to be for good luck. If the mascot Revielle comes in your classroom and barks then your class is dismissed for the day.

    What to do for fun

    Very many campus activities. Northgate. Ice skating rink.

    Food and Dining

    Never eat at diner.

    Dorm Life

    Didn't live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    School is hard but it you get your priorities straight, you should be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard. Have a life outside school. Manage time.

    In three sentences

    Very good educational experience. The traditions here make you feel like you are a part of a big family. Campus activities are everywhere.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    117 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do around College Station!

    Food and Dining

    I have only tried the food twice, but it was good when I had it.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are small, but I believe I will be able to fit all of my stuff.

    Academic Rigor

    It will be challenging, from what I hear.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. It is also very spread out. I love all of the traditions at A&M!

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    118 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus. The dorms have their own security system and you must be a resident in order to get in.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved. There are so many things to do in College Station. Whether you like to volunteer with disabled adults/children, or have religious activities. There is always something to do, besides studying, which you must do in order to make the grades.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places on campus to eat. I suggest not getting a large meal plan, as you get tired of eating at the same places and want to go off campus to eat some with your friends.

    Dorm Life

    I currently live in the dorm. I chose potluck for my roomate, and I am very happy with my choice. We will probably be life long friends. Love it.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes can be difficult, but there are study groups, etc. that will help. If you want to exceed, then you can do it. The classes are good and the professors make it interesting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come and tour the campus. Meet and greet fellow students and ask a lot of questions. If you attend A & M, there are so many opportunties for you when you graduate.

    In three sentences

    This is a great university, as the faculty and students are friendly. Everyone seems to want the best for you and wants you to excel in your endeavors. Seems like a family away from your natural family, with lots of activities to become involved in.

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    119 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I go running at night (as a girl) and I feel completely safe in this little cozy town. You get the occasional crime but that's life.

    Greek Life

    I was not personally part of Greek Life but they are slowly growing and yes they do throw parties.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 800 student organizations and all of them are of amazing quality and it is super easy to stretch yourself really thin because everything sounds like so much fun so you join everything! But even if you're only in one organization it will be so worth it and definitely will take up time.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who like to create amazing relationships and be in a fostering environment... Pretty much who wouldn't like A&M?!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Texas A&M is HUGE on tradition! 1. Silver Taps- Since it used to be a full military campus there are many military style traditions. This focuses on honoring the current Aggies who have passed away in the recent month, all of the student body assembles and gives them a moment of silence. 2. Muster- This is silver taps on a grander scale where you honor all of the past Aggies that have passed away in the past year within a 100 mile radius. 3. Howdy- The traditional greeting on campus is Howdy. 4. MSC Grass- You can't walk o the MSC grass (a building on campus) because it honors all of the fallen Aggies that died in war. There are many many more but these are my favorites.

    Bang for the buck

    Since it is a state school it has a very affordable price but it doesn't get five stars because the prices are going up. The classes and the networking are definitely worth the money though.

    What to do for fun

    Being that it is a small college town there isn't a whole lot to do around the town other than the classic mall, movies, and food but on campus hosts many opportunities to see speakers, movies, and other festivals. There are also dance halls and bars for when you turn 21 around town that are the main drag for Thursdays and the weekend.

    Food and Dining

    If you live on campus then the food gets old pretty fast but there are tons of options on campus and the dining options keep expanding. If you're extremely health conscious there are options but not too many, thankfully College Station is a college town so they host plenty of dining options off campus.

    Dorm Life

    Take it from someone who is living on campus again for a second year, it is very clean and hospitable!

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, it will be the same situation with any accredited university, there will definitely be those extremely challenging classes as well as the easy blow-off classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not come in and think just because it is a public university that it will be easy, that would be a huge mistake. Come in with as many hours as possible so that you can get your Aggie ring as soon as you can! Whoop!

    In three sentences

    The greatest college family you will ever make. If you're looking for a home away from home this is the place. Literally the most quality people I have ever met and it is provides a great network for once you graduate.

  • 05/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    120 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe. There are emergency phones located all around campus. Also, if you are ever feeling uncomfortable, there is a service called the Corps escort where you can call a number on the back of your ID and a member of the Corps will come and find you and walk you wherever you are going.

    Greek Life

    The greek life here is great and not at all like it is made out to be on TV. The people are very friendly and relaxed. The parties are great, too!

    Clubs and Activities

    If you can think of it, there is a club for it. And if there's not, it is very simple to create one yourself. There are so many things to get involved in that there is no need to choose just one!

    Great for these types of students

    Texas A&M is great for a student who is friendly, down-to-earth, and relaxed. People here are extremely friendly and accepting of all nationalities, religions, etc. It is a community of respect where everyone can find a place.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A&M is the school of traditions! If something is done here more than once, it becomes traditions. One of the many traditions that we have is silver taps: a monthly ceremony carried out to honor fallen Aggies,

    Bang for the buck

    You truly do get your money's worth at Texas A&M. There is a place on campus where you can rent movies for free. There is also free tutoring and help stations such as the University writing center.

    What to do for fun

    There are many dance halls and restaurants. There are clubs and hangouts on Northgate. There is a great bowling alley that has put-put golf and lazer tag and the movie theaters are nice.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many local restaurants and chain restaurants, too. The food is wonderful. There is always something new being built.

    Dorm Life

    I live in an off campus dorm and I love it. I have friends who live on campus and they say it is great. Everything is extremely convenient.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are difficult sometimes, but there is always help available. If you want to do well, there are many resources here to help you achieve your goals. Use everything you have at your disposal.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to send everything in early in order to meet the scholarship deadline. Advisors are happy to help over the phone or in person, so use them! Buy a pair of boots.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is wonderful. Everyone is extremely friendly. It is a big town, but it feels so small because the sense of community is great.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    121 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You are given different number on the back of your school ID for your safety. One is for a Cadet to come to whereever you are on campus and they will walk you to wherever you need to go no matter what time a day it is. There are blue phones all over campus that are strictly used for emergencies that you can use as well.

    Greek Life

    I have so many sorority friends who love Greek life, but as I am not in a sorority myself I can't speak on their behalf. From what I hear, it is amazing!

    Clubs and Activities

    There is any kind of club imaginable at A&M and if there isn't one then it is very easy to make it happen. Just try anything you've always wanted to try, this is your chance!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who like to learn, be sociable, to just learn something new. Someone who wants to be a leader in this world and stand out in the crowd.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Texas A&M is all about traditions. Some traditions include Sully. He's a statue on campus of a man that donated what we Aggies call, the Academic Plaza. He didn't ask for anything in return for the donation but to just cast a penny for our thoughts. The students built a statue of him and every week at the end of the semester before finals and before any test there will be pennies stacked up at Sully's feet for good luck. We also have a mascot that's a dog named Revielle. She is assigned to a cadet in the Core and he will take her to all his classes and live with him for the semester. If she barks in class, it is said that if the professor can't keep an attention of a dog, then he sure can't for his students, so the class will be let out early.

    Bang for the buck

    Texas A&M is very much worth your time, money, and years spent on your education. You will not be sorry that you went there!

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of parks, movies, tons of events to go to at A&M including; music festivals, plays, parties etc!

    Food and Dining

    Texas A&M has TONS of food options. There isn't just the commons or Sbisa! There's all different restaurants and cafes found all over campus and very close, within walking distance of campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms aren't the greatest, just do your research and do the different dorm tours to pick out your favorites and the best.

    Academic Rigor

    All the teachers are great and very intelligent.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just join as many activities as possible, you never know what you're good at until you try! START STUDYING ASAP when you get your assignments and test dates, trust me!

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is one of the best, well-diverse, and severly educated colleges that I have ever known. The students that go here are accepting, intelligent and diverse.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    122 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There's Northgate and Velocity. College Station actually still has places to go two-stepping at.

    Food and Dining

    The food here isn't too bad, but without a meal plan, food costs go sky high.

    Dorm Life

    It's livable, but still not that great. However, there are new dorms being put up and old ones getting torn down. So dorm life may get better.

    Academic Rigor

    Knowing older students who have had your professor before is a big help. It's a fast way of finding out how the teacher teaches and what the tests will be like.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you come into college, you can't hold onto that high school mentality. You can't bomb one test and still expect to do well in the class.

    In three sentences

    This university has a great environment. The students and teachers here are friendly, and always willing to help you out. Pretty much everything is college-life friendly.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    123 of 354

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    All I have to say is that this place takes my breath away every time I visit. I participated in the Spend the Night With the Corps of Cadets and fell in love with the school. The atmosphere, the traditions, the people just make the place great.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    124 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    In spite of the notoriously small town that College Station is known to be, you come to understand that a town where 71% of the population is represented by fellow students, it is difficult to think you can run out of fun things to do. You come to appreciate the simplicity in the exposure to a youthful community that has not been polluted with corporate agendas.

    Food and Dining

    With the enormous dining halls on campus, such as Sbisa and Duncan, it is hard to see anyone really needing to leave campus at all. However, moving on towards the rest of College Station, and even it's ajoined city of Bryan, Texas, you see that all types of foods are readily available. With a highly diversified student constituency, the community had to accommodate to the market presented to them. It is a paradise of restaurants for any college student.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life seems almost essential to this university and it's strong promotion of a communally oriented student body. This is where all the bonds are made, where you realize how strong the bond is between the students in the school.

    Academic Rigor

    The Liberal Arts program as in incredible program that transcends all stereotyped and narrow-minded conceptions of Texas A&M University. The versatile teaching styles presented for each class allots every student the opportunity to decide what style they work best with. The ambience held between student's in class is a friendly helpful environment with a goal of promoting the intellectual wealth of the whole group, not just individual growth.

    Tips for prospective students

    Begin to look into University's early, make sure that you are doing more than just internet exploring. It is always a great idea to visit a campus, or call the university and find a student who is willing to take up some of their valuable time to tell you about their school. That is something that will always show you the view of the school as thought of by the actual student body.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M University is a public university that showcases its student's development through a high level academia program as well as a hands on, open exposure community referred as the second education. The second education is predominantly run by Student Activities, and it exposes all students to opportunities to run service programs and take leadership position that help develop the values that A&M strongly values. This is elegantly tied with a amiable campus that immediately offers you an arm into the loving Aggie family.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    125 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Texas A&M is a safe campus, as everyone abides by an honor code. In Aggieland, students aim to help one another in every way possible. There is no place like Texas A&M. Gig ' em!

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is present in Aggieland. There are many Fraternities and Sororities. These groups value academics and honor, unlike many other areas of Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 800 clubs and groups at TAMU. Texas A&M makes it so easy for students to get involved within the school and community.

    Great for these types of students

    Texas A&M is great for any student. There is no possible way not to find your niche in Aggieland.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Apart from any other school in the US, Texas A&M does not have cheerleaders or a dance team. Texas A&M has Yell Leaders. Yell Leaders are students who are elected by their peers to lead Aggies in chants at the football games.

    Bang for the buck

    Texas A&M is a fairly affordable school, although you simply can't put a price on the learning experience achieved, while in attendance.

    What to do for fun

    Everything is fun in Aggieland. There are yell practices, ring dunks, bonfires, and game at Kyle Field - home of the 12th man.

    Food and Dining

    There are numerous dining halls at Texas A&M. TAMU is also home to the largest dining hall in Texas - Sbisa.

    Dorm Life

    I spent my freshman year in the honors dorm. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Dorm life gives students opportunities to get involved and stay on track.

    Academic Rigor

    Texas A&M is no walk in the park. There is a saying around campus, No one simply graduates from Texas A&M.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students who are considering Texas A&M would not be wrong in their decision. Texas A&M is rich in tradition and spirit. There is no place like Aggieland.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is a conservative institution, in which students are able to learn and grow in a safe environment. Texas A&M is accepting of all aspirations and goals. The university will help any student reach their fullest potential.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    126 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    If you are a guy and like sports and helping your community, join Texas A&M Iron Spikes the premier men's service organization.

    What to do for fun

    Sporting events, bars, and intramural sports

    Food and Dining

    The food on and off campus is amazing. Watch your wallets empty

    Dorm Life

    I did not have a good dorm experience my freshmen year but it was mainly because I had a bad pot luck roommate

    Academic Rigor

    The engineering department is one of the best in the nation and I have witnessed it first hand

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk with your adviser and make sure you get a sports pass and parking pass early

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is a superb school academically. The entire campus is friendly and it has a feeling of being in one giant family. This institution is easily one of the best colleges to attend.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    127 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Food is okay. It could definitely be better

    Dorm Life

    I loved living on campus

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are difficult.

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    128 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is really good! There is a system called Code Maroon that sends your phone text messages in case there is an emergency that we need to know about. For instance, if there is a tornado warning then everyone stays where they are and takes proper precautions. Last year, there was a bomb threat that everyone was alarmed about and was made clear to stay away from that area. Luckily it was fake! You have nothing to worry about on campus!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are thousands of clubs to join, and if the club you want isn't there you can make it!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's nothing unusual at A&M! We have the best student section in all of College Football, the game day experience there is like no other. The only thing that might bother some people is that the students stand the entire time at the football games (not including halftime when our band is not playing).

    Bang for the buck

    All college students during their freshman year tend to eat a lot which means you would use your Dining Dollars up fast and be left broke with nothing to eat for a while. Be a little conservative with your money and save, save, save!

    What to do for fun

    There are a numerous amount of activities to do, you can go dance, play sports, play video games, work out, anything you can think of!

    Food and Dining

    Whatever you want to eat, you will be able to find it on campus or within 10 minutes of the campus. I mean absolutely anything!

    Dorm Life

    My dorm, Eppright Hall, was the best dorm on campus. I was actually Vice President of the dorm and we organized a lot of events so that everyone could get to know each other and events to just hang out to get rid of the stress of finals.

    Academic Rigor

    The math and science courses (Chemistry) are indeed difficult, but there is a lot of free tutoring help so that if you are struggling there is someone available to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get all the partying out of your system during Gig 'Em week (move-in week) because once class starts, your true test begins. The math and science courses are the hardest on campus so a lot of focus is required on your work. Procrastination will hurt you in college!!!

    In three sentences

    An incredibly interactive and hands on college experience. A lot of programs and activities to be involved in.Academics is hard but the work pays off in the end with an Aggie ring.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    129 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Football games. Chill out at the MSC, Evans, or the Annex. Go to Northgate for a drink...

    Food and Dining

    There are two main dining halls: Sbisa and Duncan Halls. There is an underground food court on the Northside of campus, a food court in the Commons on Southside. Plus, there are a bunch of restaurants and places to eat all over campus. There is a coffee shop in Evans Library, a burger place in the Pavilion....I could go on forever.

    Dorm Life

    There are plenty of choices in location and price for living on campus. I lived in a dorm for 2 years and I loved it! It's very convenient to live on campus. A&M now has student apartments on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the intro classes are especially difficult, and they are called weed-out classes. If you cannot make it through these classes, then you need to rethink why you are at college. They are tough to test you and make you study.

    Tips for prospective students

    If living on campus, apply early for a parking permit, or you'll get wait-listed.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M University is a school that is full of traditions, history, and a feeling of community. With a beautiful campus, plenty of class choices, and brilliant professors, this school was the right choice.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    130 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Traditions Football MSC Rec Center

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for hard work, but also expect to enjoy yourself during your time at TAMU

    In three sentences

    A&M is a really friendly place. It's super welcoming and it's a lot of fun living on campus. Overall, it is a great place to be and I wouldn't choose to be anywhere else

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    131 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I never felt unsafe on campus, and there are emergency phone booths all over campus in case of emergency

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If any campus knows tradition, its Texas A&M. From the specific lingo (bad-bull, red-ass, pull-out, howdy, gig 'em, AAAA, and many more), to the tradition of the 12th man, Texas A&M has some of the coolest traditions that I couldn't even begin to list. It's what makes A&M so incrdibly special and cherished.

    What to do for fun

    Dance halls are incredibly popular in College Station. I found myself at the movies often, or simply hanging out at coffee shops and friends houses. Some of my favorite memories were impromtu adventures throughout campus or town.

    Food and Dining

    Although sometimes the food was repetitive, it was still good quality and I never went hungry!

    Dorm Life

    Although it was tight living quarters, I loved living in the dorm. It was a great way to meet people and to come out of my shell. I met one of my closest friends through living in the dorm, and it was awesome being so close to classes.

    Academic Rigor

    I found Texas A&M to be very challenging. I was definitely taken by surprise, but it encouraged me to become a better worker and to put in the time that was required to be a sucessful student. It had begun to adequetly prepare me for the real world.

    Tips for prospective students

    1) Work hard and study 2) Make time to rest 3) Make time for organizations and for trying new things 4) Become involved and make memories

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M University-College Station, was incredibly welcoming, and a wonderful place to begin my college journey. Texas A&M was educationally challenging, but all of the hard work put in was worth it and fulfilling. The people at A&M are so warm and considerate and I couldn't imagine a better environment to continue my college career.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    132 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You can call the Corps to escort you back to your dorms if you're coming back late at night and need someone to accompany you. Other than that, the campus is generally safe at night because there's always people walking around and it's well lit up.

    Food and Dining

    There could be more vegetable on campus and it's certainly not a place for people who like to eat organic food, but if you plan your meals out carefully, you'll be fine.

    Dorm Life

    I live in an all girls' dorm where it's quiet and friendly. We get together for lunch and dinner and there are party from time to time for everyone to get to know each other.

    Academic Rigor

    I enjoy the challenge and materials that professors put forth to me. They don't regurgitate the textbook, but they talk about their past careers and the challenges they face as engineers and on the field. In addition to that, they make me think and apply my knowledge practically.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sit in the front of the classroom where you'll be able to pay attention and ask questions when you need to. Study, do your homework early, and so on - the best thing you can do for yourself before going into college is learning how to study and retain the material, not read the stuff before and hope for the best.

    In three sentences

    There's a good environment here for those who want to learn, belong, and explore their dreams, ideas, and goals. If you're here you learn, the professors are more than willing to help. If you're here to make friends, you'll find that everyone you meet are friendly and warm.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    133 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have a card if you need any assistance during anytime of the day.

    Greek Life

    I would be in the library all day.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have tons, you can even make you're very own.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I heard they have many and would love to be part of them.

    What to do for fun

    Work out in the Rec center or catch a movie on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is quite tasty from here.

    Dorm Life

    Its something new and I would like to experience it.

    Academic Rigor

    I heard they have an amazing program in nutrition. Something I want to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Very friendly environment.

    In three sentences

    When I stepped foot on the campus its just felt so right, like home. Every person I met there is very friendly. I would love to attend here in the fall 2012.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    134 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Texas A&M provides multiple locations and various food options, including our new SEC complete with Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    Some have been updated, others are in need of such renovations.

    Academic Rigor

    Form study groups and find diligent friends who have a positive outlook on the library from square one.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate in any of your classes, regardless of how easy or a blow off class you believe it is. All courses I have taken have provided a challenge and require studying.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M University is full of spirit and tradition. It is a very conservative university. A&M offers many wonderful opportunities to get involved, meet new people and be successful academically.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    135 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very, very safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life here is not huge or all-encompassing like UT greek life. But many people here like it more because it is smaller, more personal, and still offers a number of fun group activities. I think the quality of greek life depends on what you are looking for out of it. If large numbers and a ton of activities is what you are looking for--Texas A&M's Greek life will likely disappoint. But if you are looking for a smaller (still large) group of friends and a fair amount of activities, then A&M would be perfect.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are innumerable clubs and groups at Texas A&M. If you have a hobby, there is a group for it. And if not, you are fully allowed to start your own! It really is so easy to get linked in and find your niche in the vast number of groups offered here. Clubs ranging from Ultimate Frisbee, to fencing, to poker, to chess, to volleyball--you name it, and we probably have it.

    Great for these types of students

    Frankly, the student body of Texas A&M University is not highly diverse relative to campuses elsewhere. The majority of students are white, Texan, Conservative, and Christians. That being said, I think it is a great school for anyone. People here are not intimidating, and having an identity different than the usual Texas A&M mold is neither shameful, nor frowned upon. Anyone and everyone can excel in this environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A&M is rife with tradition. Perhaps more than any other campus. To name a few: Muster, Sul Ross, Elephant Walk, Aggie Ring dunk, Silver Taps, Fish-Camp, Yell-leaders, Midnight Yell, Bonfire, and many more. These traditions provide for commonality between students and alumni. They act as a bridge both on campus and off and are fun and exciting to participate in.

    Bang for the buck

    For the price, I would say Texas A&M is definitely the best college option in Texas, if not the whole US. It is relatively cheap, the education is quality, and upon graduation, the Aggie network usually provides job opportunities unlike any other university.

    What to do for fun

    College Station is a very small town. Being from Austin, the move to College Station was quite a downturn in city festivities. However, movies are four dollars here--which I have really come to appreciate. Also, the tiny downtown (though I'm not completely sure you can call it that), has a few restaurants and bars that are popular on the weekends. There's a beautiful lake twenty minutes away from campus that is also a nice attraction for barbecues or camp-outs. Mostly the trick is to find fun people, rather than fun destinations.

    Food and Dining

    The food was good. There was Chick-fil-A, Pizza, a Pasta spot, a Sub-shop, and a Salad Bar all within two minutes of my dorm room freshman year, and if I wanted cafeteria style food from the notoriously delicious eating spot, S'bisa, I walked 5-10 minutes to get it. For on-campus dining, Texas A&M really does pretty well. Naturally, there's also a few coffee/pastry shops around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Although the dorms are small (they are after all, dorms), they are conveniently located and well laid out so that small does not translate to feeling like the interior of a prison cell. The Potluck system, where a random roommate is assigned to you, is well laid out and usually successful (surprisingly). I had a really good first year dorm experience and through Potluck met my best friend.

    Academic Rigor

    This University is nothing if not academically challenging. As cliche as it may be, this is a place where people quickly develop extreme caffeine addictions. Without this utter dependence on caffeine, most would perish. Just kidding, but still--this is a very rigorous University where diligence is a requirement, regardless of innate intelligence.

    Tips for prospective students

    Early on in your academic career, get involved. It may seem overwhelming to be juggling academia and extracurricular activities in college--after all, it's not quite the same caliber as high school--but if you don't get involved with clubs or groups, your overall college experience will be far short of what it could have been.

    In three sentences

    As a public University, Texas A&M values research as the primary leading sector of its development as a University. This strong focus often can undermine and undercut teaching and learning at the undergraduate level. That being said, for a public University, it is a wonderful and rigorous academic school that is easily one of the best and most affordable educations available.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    136 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Dancing at North Gate, which is right across the street from campus, plenty of activities like bowling, mini-golf, laser tag, ice skating, etc. As well as lots of college sporting events to go to and Lake Bryan located only 15 minutes from campus.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of great options throughout campus for food. There is a Starbucks as well as a Chick-Fil-A on campus and within walking distance there are plenty of other options.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes will be very challenging for most students. Especially the math and science ones for freshman designed as weed-out classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, work hard, make sure you keep your grades in high school high so you will get accepted.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M University is a wonderful school full of traditions that keep the school spirit alive. A&M has wonderful academic programs and great sports programs as well.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    137 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    If you do not want to go off campus you can always go to the MSC and hang out or to the commons. They both have games such as ping-pong and billiards that you can play.

    Food and Dining

    You will never go hungry. There are a lot of places to eat and if you have a meal plan it is very convenient. On the weekend however, most of the places on campus are closed, but Sbisa is open every day and you can also go to the C Store on north side to get a snack. They are open late every night.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm experience has been great for my personality. I do not like a lot of craziness in the halls or next door, and fortunately there has not been any of that. Everybody is very friendly, but not too obnoxious.

    Academic Rigor

    This may not be Harvard or Yale, but you do need to dedicate a lot of time and put in a lot of effort in order to do well. But luckily there will always be professors, peers, TA's, and tutors to help you whenever you need them.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a young student it is easy to put off studying until after you go out and have fun, but don't. You will regret. Even if you pass your classes, you will likely not get the A that you wanted and eventually you will realize what you did and what you should have done differently. As you get ready to graduate you will regret those years that you spent goofy around regret letting your GPA fall.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M gives you a valuable education in order to be a valuable worker that employers look for. Not only do you gain knowledge, but you also gain the professional skills needed in the working world. A&M is more than any ordinary university, it is a community of young adults working together to further themselves in the world, and to improve the world around them.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    138 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    On Campus, or even on most student living apartments in College Station, there is a large sense of security and dedication from the officers to keep Aggies safe and out of harms way.

    Greek Life

    Although the Greek life may not be for everyone, at Texas A&M University at College Station the Greek life allows students the opportunity to create lifelong friendships that are tied by the pride of sisterhoods and brotherhoods. The Aggie Greek Life allows students to be apart of a tight net group of people who help to better each other everyday; like studying, and doing service work together.

    Clubs and Activities

    Texas A&M University at College Station has so many clubs and organizations that allows students to meet people who have the same interests and stay involved within the campus environment.

    Great for these types of students

    Texas A&M is a place for students who thrive off of school spirit, work hard to achieve their academic goals, and embrace the love and traditions of Aggie-land.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The most unique thing to Texas A&M University is that there are no Cheerleaders for the football team! This might seem odd, however Texas A&M began as an all men's school. When female Aggies began to arrive, Texas A&M continued the tradition of no Cheerleaders by having Yell Leaders!

    Bang for the buck

    Texas A&M University is a well known prestigious school that allows it's students to go far in their fields of study. To be an Aggie you must be dedicated and hard-working, and there is nothing more fulfilling than having an A&M diploma by your side when reaching for your career goals.

    What to do for fun

    There are endless organizations at Texas A&M University like the student body, sports clubs, service groups, religious groups, and the list goes on. There is without a doubt something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    Texas A&M University offers a wide variety of foods for the hungry jock, the health nut, the vegetarian, the junk food eater, and yes...even the sweet tooth's; like myself.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm can be very beneficial due to living so close to campus and having more opportunities to meet new Aggies that are always willing to help you in any way they can.

    Academic Rigor

    A&M is without a doubt a prestigious school, that offers it's students nothing but the best environment, the most dedicated professors, and a full sense of Aggie pride throughout the whole campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice to any potential Aggie is to embrace the love and honor of being a Texas A&M student. Being an Aggie is not just for the four years you will spend in college; it is for life! It is honor that you will be able to carry with you forever.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is without a doubt one big family. The spirit of every Aggie fills the campus with a sense of belonging and accomplishment. Everyday in Aggie-land is going to be one inspiration after another.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    139 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Throughout the campus there are emergency phone that you can use to contact the police if you need help. If you don't feel safe walking to your dorm or car at night you can call the corp of cadets and they will send two cadets to escort you to your destination. There is also a service called code maroon. This program sends text messages and e-mails to warn students if there is any dangerous activity on and off campus.

    Greek Life

    I was never in a sorority, but many of my friends were. They loved their sisters and the weekly activities they did together. Another plus is the ability to live on sorority row. These houses look like southern mansions.

    Clubs and Activities

    A&M has about 500 clubs on and off campus. You can learn about all these clubs during open house the first week of school. There is a wide variety of clubs from choir to wave boarding, ensuring everyone will find something to join.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are sportsfan you will love Texas A&M. Football is a HUGE deal here. If you don't go to the game you are considered a two percenter. This year we have transferred to the SEC conference. I can't wait to watch us play LSU in the fall!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As I said earlier Texas A&M is strongly rooted on traditions. Some of the major traditions are the bonfire memorial, muster, silver taps and Big Event. During the Bonfire Memorial students meet at 2 am on a cold November day to honor the students who died during the tragedy years ago. Muster and Silver taps is a cermony held on the first tuesday to honor past and present students who have recently passed away. Lastly, Big Event is the largest member activity in the nation. Last year we had about 40,000 students volunteer. During this event, students give back to the community by helping homeowners with household chores to say thanks for letting us be apart of their community.

    Bang for the buck

    Texas A&M University is a public university so the tuition is about $5000 a semester. This University is located in a rural city, College Station, so you don't have to worry about paying outrageous prices for parking. Off campus living is also pretty reasonable compared to bigger cities. In College Station I pay about $475 a month for my apartment. My friend who goes to University of Texas pays about $900 a month for an apartment.

    What to do for fun

    On Thursday night, Daisy Dukes or the Tap is always crowded. College Station is a country town, but they do know how to get down. During the day time people go to central station, which has mini golf, laser tag and bowling. We also have a pretty decent size mall that consists of Buckle, Forever 21, Pacsun and my favorite a puppy store!

    Food and Dining

    The food is actually not bad. Sbsia, which is the big cafeteria dinning hall, is the second biggest in the nation. I would definatly recommend trying the chocolate chip cookies, they are so good they even have a facebook page. There is also three chick-fil-a, a starbucks, a sushi place and a panda express on campus. No matter what you like you will find something on campus to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the commons my freshmen year. These had suite bathrooms, which I liked because you were able to become close friends with your neighbor. Another great thing about the commons is during the winter time when it is cold you don't have to go outside to get food. A dinning hall is connected directly to these dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I studied a lot when I was in high school, but it is nothing compared to the studying I did at college. Honestly I think it depends on your major how much studying you will put in to each class. I was a science a major and I did a lot of studying because I need good grades to get into pharmacy school. If grades are not that important, most people spend about an hour toward studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    During the first week go to open house in the MSC. Here you can explore all the clubs the school sponsors. These clubs are a great way to meet new friends and look great as extracurricular if you plan on applying to graduate school after undergraduate.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M University is strongly based on traditions. Even though this is big school, the unity that the tradition brings makes it feel like a small school.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    140 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Corps escorts if you want them, plus security on campus all day.

    Greek Life

    I'm not in a sorority, but I have gone to some of the charity events, over all a good experience helping out the community.

    Clubs and Activities

    My favorite activities are water aerobics and sand volleyball at the REC center!

    Great for these types of students

    The library and the new MSC is great for students who want to study in groups!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hulabuloo, and the ring dunk, but they are two of my favorites!

    What to do for fun

    For fun I would say definitely join a rec team, maybe volleyball or soccer, something to keep you active. Go out with your friends when your not studying, it's a great way to let go of stress and make new friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    A few tips I would give is one, to speak up in class. Two, ALWAYS go to your professor's office hours if you need help. Last but not least practice good study habits!

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M has strong traditions that the student body, faculty, and alumni hold dear to their hearts. Texas A&M is a very diverse community striving for academic excellence in every way. Texas A&M university is made up of the brightest minds past, present, and future.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 141 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anybody and everybody is welcome to come no matter what your goals are. I would recommend this school to anybody who loves learning and is espcially interested in math and sciences. Anybody seeking to go to medical school, law school, wants to be a teacher can come to Aggieland.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Texas A&M is known for its traditions. 1. We put a pennys on statues for luck instead of in the fountains. 2. Every school has their class ring however, the Aggie Ring is probably one of the most recognized around the world. It is considered a high achievement and is well respected. The ring is worn on facing you then, when you graduate, the ring faces away from you to symbolize that you are ready to face the real world.

    What to do for fun

    Do anything you want whether its going for a midnight jog/walk/run. Join a club or an organization. There are over 800 different things you can do there at A&M. The Media & Reserves center in the main campus library allows you to check out all kinds of movies, CDs if you want to go check one out for free.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is expensive but worth the trip to the dinning areas. Sbisa dinning complex is the best one on campus and is a buffet style with many different options. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. For for the finals weeks, they are open till 12. If you have a chance, stop by Bernies cafe, they serve the best sandwhiches.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the modular style dorms and it was wonderful. I have had great roommates, hall mates, and Resident Advisors. Dorm are peaceful unless you live in a suite style on Northside, then it can be a bit noisy at times with the train and Nortgate but, for the most part there is really nothing to worry about.

    Academic Rigor

    Texas A&M University is a tier one university, which means that most, if not all your professors will be doing their own or working on a research project. They will challenge you to think in an innovative way and ask you to share your opinion which may mean stepping outside of your comfort zone. I am a Spanish Language Major and I have been asked to do presentations in front of the class, participate in group research projects and share the findings to friends, strangers and even instructors/professors in the Department of Hispanic Studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone, everybody is friendly and so willing to help you out. Say howdy to a student. He or she will say howdy back.

    In three sentences

    This school is worth applying to, it's worth the drive, and the degree is marketable. It is one of the best schools in the nation. Overall, you will fall in love with it, just wait and see. You wont find another network like the Aggie Network.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    142 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Northgate

    Tips for prospective students

    Study really hard and don't give up

    In three sentences

    High quality of education

  • 06/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    143 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    If you ever feel unsafe, you can ask the corp to escort you to your room. You will get a personal body guard pretty much that walks you to your dorm and makes sure you get home safely. The best thing is that it is free of charge!

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities are great on campus! They are good for getting your mind off school work and getting exercise. They have anything from MMA to Ultimate Frisbee. If there isn't a club for it, you can make one!

    Great for these types of students

    Texas A&M is great for the types of students that want to get away from home and still have a home town feeling. It is a great place filled with much tradition and things to do.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In academic plaza there is a statue of Sul Ross and it is said that if you place a penny of his foot before your test you will do good on it! Also there is a big tradition of pond hopping at night at the several different ponds located on campus!

    Bang for the buck

    The professors are good and I feel you get a good education for the amount of tuition you pay. As far as the dorms, the more money you spend the nicer your dorm will be. This being said you get exactly what you pay for all around I think. The food is well priced and dining dollars are easy to use and reload.

    What to do for fun

    During the week days I play video games with my roommate and go to the rec to burn some calories. On the weekends I get off campus and find a good place to relax and try the food in the college station area. It is a great home town environment and there is always something to do if you plan it!

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is really good on campus. Its mostly fried and fast food so it may be tough to eat healthy but there are places to find a healthy meal if you choose to do so. They have everything from all you can eat, to buy what you want, and sit down places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    There is much to do if you live on campus but keep in mind that some dorms are nicer than others. You get to know several people by living on campus but living with someone you don't know is always a new adventure.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very rigorous and have to be taken seriously. Although there are many classes that you can breeze through, there are many core classes that take several hours of homeworking and studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a trip to visit the school and get to know some of the many traditions of Texas A&M.

    In three sentences

    Home, Tradition, Excellence.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    144 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You hardly ever hear anything about intruders or anything like that around campus. However, if there ever comes the time when something dangerous is happening, there is a system called Code Maroon which will notify you through a text message.

    Greek Life

    There are more fraternities and sororities around campus than I can count. In every class you will see at least one person wearing a shirt with their Greek letters on them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are new clubs and organizations that are created every semester. Almost everyone is a part of an organization by the second week of the semester. There are also plenty of community service opportunities for everyone around the school every semester.

    Great for these types of students

    If you enjoy making friends, enjoy studying in the library, or you enjoy yell practice, then this place is for you. Everyone comes together during football season and there are plenty of yells that get stuck in your head without you even trying.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One tradition includes our mascot Reveille. If she ever attends your class and she barks then the professor must release the class, no questions asked. I'm happy to say that it happened in my class during the Spring 2012 semester.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is perhaps the least expensive school for the amount of knowledge the students receive. Since the city is made up primarily of students and retirees, a lot of things are reduced. Movie tickets, for example, are only $4.50 for students. There are also a lot of tent sales where merchandise that is usually up to $25 gets brought down to a third of the price.

    What to do for fun

    There are events every week around campus thanks to the hundreds of student-run organizations. There are film clubs, anime clubs, dance groups and computer groups to list a few. Around the city there are two movie theaters to choose from, a shopping mall, and an arcade/bowling/mini golf place called Grand Station.

    Food and Dining

    Although there are more dining options on the North side of campus, the South side has this location called the Commons. There are plenty of dining locations to choose from, and plenty which are famous because of their delicious food.

    Dorm Life

    The university dorms are divided into the South and the North sides of campus. The ones on the North are closer to more dining locations while the ones on the South are closer to the library and class locations. There are dorm tours that will help in deciding which side to choose.

    Academic Rigor

    There are plenty of professors who have office hours for students to visit them but there are also those who are mainly there for research. Talk to your adviser and to friends who have taken a course that you need to take to make your college life easier. There are also websites like MyEdu which rate professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    The transition from high school to college is different for everyone. There is one thing that we must always remember; we are not alone. There will be times when you might feel like giving up. Just talk with your family, with your friends, or with your RA. They will be there for you to talk about anything that might be stressing you out.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M University is a very calm and pleasant university to attend. It is in the center of a nice town comprised of mainly college students. If one ever wants to meet a new friend all one has to do is say 'Howdy' and expect one in return because it is sure to come.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    145 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Lots of emergency blue-light telephones on campus. The Corps of Cadets also offers a 24 campus security escort service to walk students back to the dorms and parking lots.

    Greek Life

    Attended the meeting for Greek Life during NSC. Nice presentation. Not all national sororities and fraternities are at TAMU. Rush begins in late August for women. Around 3700 students participate in Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Unbelievable selection of clubs and activities. Too many to do as our Dean told our parents. Start small, maybe a professional major club and something that you have always wanted to try.

    Great for these types of students

    Have to be able to reach out and meet people. This campus is huge, but extremely friendly. Howdy is a very familiar greeting that I am having to learn instead of saying Hi!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This campus is steeped in tradition. That is what made me decide I wanted to attend. I am just learning all the yells and traditions that TAMU has to offer. Gig em! Whoop!

    Bang for the buck

    Out of state tuition is steep. If you apply for scholarships during the rolling application process and receive at least a $1000.00 award, the scholarship and financial aid office will possibly extend a waiver on out of state tuition.

    What to do for fun

    I am active in Equestrian eventing. I also love to rock climb, zumba, tap dance and have just started to learn how to skeet shoot.

    Food and Dining

    Freshman who live on campus are now required to have a dining plan beginning in the fall of 2012. TAMU has two large dining halls as well as other options throughout campus.

    Dorm Life

    Spent 2 nights in the dorm while attending NSC. I will be living in the commons this fall. I was accepted into the L3C program which will reside in Aston Hall. I am looking forward to meeting my leadership peers!

    Academic Rigor

    I was accepted into the BIMS program. This is an extremely challenging academic program. I hope is to apply to Veterinary school after completing my degree program at TAMU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus. You need to see if this campus will be too large for you. One of the biggest land mass campuses in the U.S. Great bus system for students to use.

    In three sentences

    Wonderful atmosphere on campus. Just attended NSC in early June and enjoyed hearing about all the great programs and classes I will start in the fall of 2012. Enjoyed getting to know some of my fellow classmates. I am from out of state and they were extremely nice and offered assistance for a new found Texas lifestyle!

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    146 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel really safe walking around campus at any time of day or night.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots and lots.

    Great for these types of students

    Country folk.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are tons. You won't remember all of them. To name a few... Put a penny on Sully for good luck on tests. There is the Century Tree that is for couples and such.

    Bang for the buck

    College is college.

    What to do for fun

    I never went, but I'm sure Northgate is fun for some people.

    Food and Dining

    Learn how to cook. Food in College Station is terrible.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Keathley. I loved my roommate, whom went to high school with me. My neighbors were really loud, but my RA was always around to tell them to stop being loud. People are really loud when it rains. Northgate is annoying. The train is a bother.

    Academic Rigor

    Compared to my community college back at home and high school, this is a whole different world - a million times harder.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a car. Study hard.

    In three sentences

    It is a really small college town, but the campus itself is huge. The university is pretty difficult but not impossible. Don't forget to say Howdy!

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    147 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a campus police, campus clinic, emergency phone stations, and (ladies you might like this one) Core Cadet escorts whom will escort you to any part of the campus and at any time of the day/night.

    Clubs and Activities

    Texas A&M has a LOT of clubs. Not too sure on an exact amount, but A LOT sounds about right.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Silver taps is held on the first tuesday of each month to pay our respects to passed Aggies. Each class has its own chant. A&M has many many many traditions. some romantic ones as well.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of Aggies enjoy spending their weekends a Northgate, where college bars, clubs, restaurants, etc. may be found. You can always run into students playing flag football, Ultimate Frisbee, soccer, etc. The student REC is also a good place to relieve stress and have fun. Football games are outstanding. According to some national survey, A&M has the best game days.

    Food and Dining

    Don't get me started on the food at A&M! Sbisa is the main dining hall located on the north side of campus, and it's amazing! not just because it's a buffet, but the quality of the food is also great.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a Dorm at A&M is one of the best experiences a student could obtain. The residents in each dorm hall has its own sort of family and once in a while there'll be friendly competitions held.

    Academic Rigor

    Texas A&M is one of the best universities in both Texas and in the USA. Expect the classes to be tough, but don't let one low test score change your attitude.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't think that being a straight A student in high school will get you off the hook on studying at any university, especially A&M. It's a tough school, but it's also a great school that'll prepare you for anything in your future

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is a fantastic school! The traditions that are held are delightful. The students there are like family.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    148 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our campus is completely safe. Crime on campus is incredibly rare.

    Greek Life

    There seems to be a never-ending supply of fraternities and sororities. If that's what you're looking for, you'll have plenty of options.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a club for just about everything you can imagine. There's also tons and tons of different intramural sports to participate in.

    Great for these types of students

    Texas A&M is great for all types of students. Our university is so big and diverse, there's a place for everyone to feel comfortable.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are too many traditions to name. There's a saying around campus, If it happens twice, it's a tradition. It would take more than ten pages to explain them all.

    Bang for the buck

    If you're a Texas resident, you won't find a better college at this price. A&M is ranked in the top 25 universities nation-wide. Our college of engineering is one of the best in the world, literally. You're not going to get a better education anywhere else and it's definitely afffordable.

    What to do for fun

    College Station is home to the famous Northgate. It's located on the North side of campus, hence the name Northgate. At Northgate there's two pizza shops, a Freebirds, three dance halls, and six bars. On any given Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night, Northgate is where at least half of the 50,000 students will be. Even if you're not 21, it's still a blast. If you're only in College Station for one night, Northgate is where you need to be. Other than that, there's all the standard places to have fun: movie theaters, a bowling alley, putt-putt, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the University dining hall is pretty average, nothing special. But there's plenty of chains on campus and within walking so if the food on campus isn't doing it for you, you've got plenty of options.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms aren't that nice, but then again what dorms are? The problem is, they're pretty expensive. There are plenty places to live off-campus that are much nicer and much cheaper. There's also a free shuttle service that covers the entire city, so you don't have to worry about driving to class.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses here at A&M have the perfect amount of difficulty, especially the Honors classes. They're hard enough to challenge you and make you learn, but they're not so difficult that it's impossible to succeed. The professors are fantastic. Every once in a while you'll get a professor who's not that great of a teacher, but as a whole our faculty does a great job of teaching.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you come here, never be afraid to strike up a conversation or ask somebody for help! Literally everyone here will be more than happy to talk to you and help you out. Also, be prepared to walk! Our campus is HUGE.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M University - College Station is an amazing place to study. You'd be hard-pressed to find a friendlier university. Being a student here is like joining one huge family.

  • 07/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    149 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs of every kind and if there is not the one you want all you need is a couple of other students and a faculty sponsor to start it.

    Food and Dining

    Sbisa cookies are the best! A lot of variety especially since the MSC is open again.

    Dorm Life

    Several different areas to stay in. There are the dorms on the Quad, in the Commons, and on North Gate. They all depend on your personality.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major is how hard your classes will be. The technical majors have heavier loads than other majors, but they are all doable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to pay attention to deadlines. They are vitally important and are created for a reason. Also begin to learn your study habits.

    In three sentences

    Great school if you love traditions. We also have a great atmosphere for friendly people where you can ask for help from anyone.

  • 07/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    150 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The Code Maroon emergency alert system is very effective, and no threats or potential threats are ever taken lightly. They are handled calmly and professionally by the administration to what I perceive to be the best of their ability.

    Greek Life

    I don't like greek life in general, but it's here. As far as I can tell, it's the same as you'll find anywhere else. And the people all look and act and dress the same too.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to name. There are over 800 school-sponsored clubs and activities, and I have no idea how many are unsponsored. But if among all those things you cannot find your niche, the environment is very open to you starting something new.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for people who can get good scholarships are want to have some fun during college while still getting a well-respected degree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A&M is famous for its numerous traditions... there are too many to name, but many carry a very special significance to all the students there. I doubt there is school more nostalgic of its traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    It's not a big surprise, but tuition costs have been rising every year. You are definitely paying for a big university, and it is very common for people to take their first two years of undergraduate studies at a local community college first.

    What to do for fun

    As long as the students are around, there is no shortage of things to do. College Station is by no means a big party city, but it still takes very little effort to find things to do during the day... and at night.

    Food and Dining

    A&M has good food facilities, but its best by far is Sbisa, the all-you-can-eat dining hall. Every semester I have attended, there have been noticeable improvements to the food and decoration. I would still hesitate, however, before getting boxed into the larger meal plans there. You will still crave the variety of outside food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is almost always vibrant on campus, with plenty of activities for undergrads. The more obnoxious you like to be, the further north on campus you want to live.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor varies with the type of major you choose. I do know that engineering in particular is not an academic load to be taken lightly. The professors are all very competent and MOST of them care about the students. However, since it is a big university, you willl still need to make the effort to communicate with them first to develop a connection.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to participate in a strong sense of school spirit, and find your niche in the large student community. Be careful not to over-involve yourself though, as it is easy to do so.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M in College Station is a big school with a big heart. You are never short of opportunities to be involved in a wide variety of activities that cater to your talents and skills. And the culture of community will last far past your time spent there.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    151 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always feel very safe on campus, there are always security officers patrolling campus, there is the option of Corps escorts, and a campus alert system.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life isn't really big at A&M, but with the switch to the SEC, that may change.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am continuously amazed at how many organizations A&M offers. There is literally an activity for anything you can think of.

    Great for these types of students

    A&M has a reputation for being a very conservative campus, but I don't feel that way at all. I truly feel that there is a wide range of people and so many student organizations anyone could fit in and find people like themselves.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A&M has so many traditions and unusual quirks I could not possibly list them all here. My favorites are, of course, saying Howdy, and doing your wildcat whenever anyone says your class year.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like tuition is expensive; however, if you make it a point to utilize all or most of the services offered then you do get bang for your buck. But, if you do not use the Rec Center, printing resources, and health services then you are wasting money.

    What to do for fun

    One of my favorite things about A&M is how much there is to do. There is something going on every night. There are always people out and around, and so many student organizations.

    Food and Dining

    In previous years, the food at A&M was okay. But, since the MSC has reopened, they are trying to get different and better dining options.

    Dorm Life

    I love living in the dorms, you are right in the middle of everything. If you want to go back to your room really quick between classes you can do that. My favorite thing about living in the dorms is that you don't ever have to worry about traffic or anything else that would make you late for class.

    Academic Rigor

    Of the classes I have taken, I would say that A&M is by no means an easy A college. Every A I have gotten I have had to work for. The professors are very good at telling you what they expect, so if you study you will do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are on the fence about A&M, I would definitely suggest visiting the campus. College Station and the campus itself have a strange way of feeling like home whether home is a country town or a big city.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is a wonderful school, rich with history. The students are very helpful and courteous of one another. Academically, there are several programs for students that need help with classes.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    152 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    'code maroon' text alerts students for every type of concern. Overall a pretty safe place. Though the sister city of college station, Bryan is not as safe and their issues are also college stations issues.

    Greek Life

    Present. Don't know how to rate since i don't take part in it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Thousands of clubs for every possible hobby or interest.

    Great for these types of students

    Every type can find someone with similar interests.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are tons of traditions....TONS! My favorite is putting pennies on the feet of the statue of Sully, who saved A&M from being shut down. The pennies are there for good luck on exams.

    Bang for the buck

    Rated very high in terms of quality of education for your dollar.

    What to do for fun

    One must be creative, there are parks, and thousands of clubs to join.

    Food and Dining

    We have a great dining hall, sbisa's. Not much health food available.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms. But from what I know it is not bad or amazing.

    Academic Rigor

    For my liberal arts major it's not intense but for business or science it's quite so.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get lost in the partying of the bars adjacent to campus.

    In three sentences

    I school for people of every type. Study anything and be assured of a high quality education. Many great professors.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    153 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is plenty of bars and clubs along Northgate. There is games, especially football games. There is also many clubs and organizations to join.

    Food and Dining

    Food is healthy and actually really good. There is a wide choice of things to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are nice and not extremely loud. Really depends on where you stay but they are all nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging but will help you in the long run.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open to meeting new people. Go to games, join clubs, do anything to get involved. You will meet people who will be your friends for a while and could help you later in life.

    In three sentences

    This college is full of life and school spirit. Here, there are many different people all excited to learn. It is a great school for anyone to attend.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    154 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Since attending I have not heard of any major campus scares. You can call Corps escorts to walk you home at night.

    Greek Life

    It really is not that popular here. Only about 5% of students participate in Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is pretty much any type of organization you can think of. It is very easy to find your niche.

    Great for these types of students

    Honestly, it is great for everyone. A&M has been voted the friendliest campus in the country and we are very accepting. Plus it is very easy to fit in and find your interest with over 800 organizations.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Texas A&M is very well known for our traditions. There's a joke that if something happens twice here it becomes a tradition. Saying Howdy is the campus greeting and receiving your Aggie ring is a huge deal. One of the more unusual ones though is if Reveille, the mascot, barks in one of your classes, class is dismissed because if the professor cannot keep the attention of a dog then how is he/she suppose to keep the attention of all the students?

    What to do for fun

    The football games are awesome! Going two-stepping at some of the dance halls is also a lot of fun and really popular here. Also, there are over 800 student organizations, so it is really easy to find your niche.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall, Sbisa, has some great home cooked styled meals. There are many other places on campus to that offer Chic-fil-a, Which Which, and other restaurants as well.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms are pretty nice, but some are pretty old and worn down. Try to apply to live in the Commons dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Texas A&M is extremely challenging academically. However, it is doable. It might take time to get the hang of all the school work, but every semester gets easier in the sense that you become accustomed to the work loads.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come on a tour to learn all about the school and the traditions. If you have been accepted and are attending, definitely apply for fish camp.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is an absolutely amazing university, and I could not imagine myself anywhere else. Academically, it is very challenging but doable. The student life and activities are great, and it is really easy to become involved.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 155 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There has been some incidents were outsider have gone on campus and hurt people. I think there should be police walking around especially in the North side at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    You get to meet great people and make lots of friends. They are there to help you get situated and guide you throughout your college experience.

    Great for these types of students

    Conservative, Polite, Friendly, Competitive

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every first Tuesday of every month Aggies on campus come together for Silvertaps. This tradition is held for the Aggies that have passed away during that month. To honor them, we walk in complete darkness and a gun salute is taken place. It has only been once or twice that we did not have a Silvertaps.

    Bang for the buck

    On campus food stores charge you twice what will cost you at Walmart. So make all groceries at a Walmart or HEB.

    What to do for fun

    I only went to Northgate once and I didn't like it. If you are like me and don't like to be around drunk people I recommend you do not go, but if you have a group of friends and you want to go to a club, you might have fun!

    Food and Dining

    The dinning is decent but after awhile you will get sick of it just like at any other campus. You will start missing your mom's cooking for sure.

    Dorm Life

    It is always best to start college living in the dorms, that way you can stay in bed and not worry about getting to class on time. You get to meet new people and make friends also.

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone is always so into their studying!

    Tips for prospective students

    Always seek ways to get help and make it easier on yourself. Attend study sessions, find tutoring, and don't pass any opportunities to improve your grade.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M University at College Station is a very friendly place. We have so many traditions that binds us as Aggies! I cannot be more proud to be part of the Aggie family.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    156 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    An Aggie's honor code is An Aggie does not lie, cheat or steal, and does not tolerate those who do. With this being said, the students are very respectful and one can feel extremely safe. If for any reason you don't, there are a couple numbers in the back of everyone's id card. These numbers can assist you in contact the corps at anytime-be it day or night-to come and escort you to wherever you may be on campus. If you are off campus, you may call a carpool assistance and they will come pick you up and drop you off at your dorm. (Don't worry, the car has both a female and male so you don't feel uncomfortable!)

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities on campus are endless! Possibilities may be overwhelming, and to top it all off, if you cannot find one just right for you--just create one yourself!

    Food and Dining

    There are many locations to find some grub, and the dinning is buffet!! Also, there are areas found on campus where you may use your dinning dollars for pizza, Chick-fil-a, or other luxuries including Starbucks!

    Tips for prospective students

    Before you decide that this may be the college for you, please visit the campus and talk to current students. Students can tell you whether or not your goals and expectations can be achieved here. Try to go to college with a minimal amount of unanswered questions!

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M University is a very large campus with many traditions. Students here take these traditions very seriously; once admitted you become one of the family. Very loud and proud but also safe and welcoming.

  • 07/15/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    157 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You can enjoy the college, play, study, or go to their football games they have.

    Food and Dining

    The food can be good, or interesting if nothing persists.

    Dorm Life

    You go live the college life and enjoy it with new people

    Academic Rigor

    This has great academic standings.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to be concentrated if you're going to the university, or to another.

    In three sentences

    A really great university to go to. They have the things that would make college life memorable. Plus, it can be rewarding.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    158 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are lots of things just off campus to do for fun. including $5 movies, bowling, shopping, and eating at lots of different movies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, not party hard. the classes are hard and will require focus and attending party's will only hurt not help. Furthermore, be responsible there are lots of programs to help students take advantage of them.

    In three sentences

    They are a friendly institution that has strong traditions and is willing to share these with the new members to campus. they are a top tier research facility and focus on academics. they also have a strong ROTC program as it was originally founded as a military academy and carry on many of the traditions from that time.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    159 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Theres a student organization for everyone

    Great for these types of students

    conservative

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there's a ton of traditions like midnight yell, the aggie ring.

    What to do for fun

    northgate

    Academic Rigor

    Engineering is tough, especially the first couple of years

    Tips for prospective students

    Live off campus, join student organizations.

    In three sentences

    It's an amazing experience, if you are willing to put in the effort

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    160 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When you come to A&M you will learn we have millionns of traditions. Some of my favorites are standing up at the football game, bonfire, not walking on the grass, and mustard. These are just some but I promise they are much more you will learn about.

    What to do for fun

    It is a lot of things to do for fun like bonfire, Greek life, intramural sports, study groups, parties, and much more. But, the thing me and my friends like is going to the recreational center to play basketball or hang out at the MSC to chill or study.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining are great. It don't have that many options but it is good and covenant. One place that every on love is sbisa. It is a buffet and have varieties of food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a blast. I love it so much because it is closer to everything on campus then living in an apartment. One great thing is if you wake up like five minutes before class it will not be a problem getting there on time.

    Academic Rigor

    Sometimes school may get rough at times but you will have awesome peers and teachers to help you through your college life. So take advantage.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning on going here, i recommend you going to fish camp because it is amazing and it teach you a lot about traditions. It will also help you meet new friends there too.

    In three sentences

    Tamu has the best campus in the world. People are so amazing and helpful.the professors here are great and easy to talk to.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    161 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone interested in Veterinary degrees, Engineering, or Agriculture.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One odd tradition is the Aggie Ring Dunk; after getting an Aggie Ring, students are encouraged to place the ring in a pitcher of beer and gulp it all down.

    What to do for fun

    Texas A&M is famous for Northgate; it is a strip of bars and clubs right across the street from campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    With such a big college, there are many opportunities to get involved, and I would encourage everyone to join a organization. Also, because it is academically challenging, take advantage of the many tutoring opportunities.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M University is academically challenging. All of the diversity on campus makes it unique. My favorite thing about it is the strong traditions we all hold true to.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    162 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is a game room/ lounge are for TV, you can play pool, video games ect. There is also the Rec Room which is HUGE. It has every sport imaginable there and it is included in your tuition. . swimming, basketball, soccer, an indoor track, raquetball, ect....

    Food and Dining

    I have eaten on campus for different events and it is very good and there is alot of selections to choose from

    Dorm Life

    Since college hasn't started yet I can not answer honestly. I am staying in Mosher hall which is the freshman dorm for Engineers

    Academic Rigor

    Since college doesn't start for another month I can not answer honestly

    Tips for prospective students

    I chose this school because of its reputation and family atmosphere

    In three sentences

    It is a great school with alot of traditions and feels like home. It has a great reputation for Mechanical Engineering and the students have jobs before graduation.

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    163 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Many activities are available to do at the university.

    Food and Dining

    There are several options for food and dining.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is quite entertaining and there are many activities to do.

    Academic Rigor

    Studying daily and attending classes are important to do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Seek to attain scholarships to attend this university.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is an excellent university for those desiring a good affordable education.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    164 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every class has their own yell and one of the most important times in an Aggie's life is getting their Aggie ring. There is always a ring ceremony held for your family and friends to come out and share your big day!

    What to do for fun

    College Station is a small town, but it is also a college town. The Memorial Student Center just recently reopened on campus and there are always functions going on around campus.

    Food and Dining

    A&M has one of the biggest dining services hall in the country. On campus we have Sbisa, Bernies, The Underground, The Commons, The Pavillion, and also many other dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    I would advise all incoming freshmen to live on campus their first year. There is nothing like experiencing living in a dorm. It is also more convenient if you accidentally overslept for class. You could get to class in a matter of minutes,

    Academic Rigor

    Texas A&M has an AGGIE HONOR CODE that states, An Aggie does not lie, cheat or steal, or tolerate those who do. As Aggies, if we are not honest with ourselves, then how can we expect to be honest to each other.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to become part of the Aggie family and experience all future endeavors.

    In three sentences

    At Texas A&M University, you will experience Aggie traditions and be apart of the one of the largest networks in the state of Texas. A&M has a large selection of undergraduate and graduate programs. Not to forget one of highest graduating rates in the country.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    165 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Code Maroon is an amazing service. Sign up for emails or texts and get updates on any danger or hazards on and near campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    You will find a club for just about anything you can think of. And there is an open house every semester where every club has a booth so you can check them out!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Texas A&M has probably the most traditions of all schools! From silver taps to muster to the good old friendly gig 'em

    What to do for fun

    FOOTBALL GAMES. That is all!

    Food and Dining

    Food is good but if you're a health freak it might be tough to find suitable food.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Mosher and Wells Halls, both in south side. The rooms were spacious(for dorms!) and not community showers. It makes life much easier when you can leave for class 5 minutes early.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are TOUGH. I don't think I have ever really taken a blow off course. However, when you are done with your studies you will be a highly qualified candidate for whatever job you may choose to apply to

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're considering Texas A&M, you have obviously experienced the awesome environment in Aggieland. Apply early, look for scholarships and when you're accepted GET INVOLVED! There are so many amazing things going on that you just don't want to miss out on.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is hands down the best university you can ever hope to attend. The people are friendly, the campus is beautiful and the professors are brilliant. No other college has such an amazing network; the Aggie network.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    166 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel it is pretty safe, but the only thing is having your bike stolen.

    Clubs and Activities

    I love pre-vet society, and couldn't ask for a better organization.

    Great for these types of students

    anyone and everyone!!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Always put a penny on sully before a big test to bring you luck!

    Bang for the buck

    School is well worth the money!

    What to do for fun

    I love to go to the parks in CS and theres one that is purely trails, and I feel like I am out in the woods.

    Food and Dining

    The food in College station is pretty good and makes me feel at home.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It is pretty hard, but very doable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and always ask a professor for help, no matter how scary they are!

    In three sentences

    I love the traditions and values that A&M offers to the community. The college has professors that are wonderful and willing to work with the students. I am in love with the ag program and can't believe how amazing it is.

  • 08/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    167 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    One of the safest campuses in the Nation. And when you are concerned for your safety, you can simply request an escort across campus from the Corp of Cadets.

    Greek Life

    Numerous Greek life organizations that can be joined and many are recognized by the university.

    Clubs and Activities

    With over 400 student clubs, its easy to find something to get involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    There aren't many students that would find a way to fit in at Texas A&M. Those that have a strong sense of family are likely to really enjoy the campus the most.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A&M is full of traditions but perhaps the biggest are Silver Taps, an event the first Tuesday of every month, where all Aggies stop to remember fellow students that have passed in the past month. Aggie Muster is a one day event that occurs on April 21st all around the world, where all Aggies come together to remember the fallen and to remember their times at Texas A&M.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of education is very affordable compared to many other schools

    What to do for fun

    There are multiple dance halls in the area that many students visit. There are two movie theaters in the area that are very affordable. Campus life also produces many activities to do.

    Food and Dining

    There can be a variety of food on some days however somedays the dining halls have a reduced menu and that food it all pretty similar. The cost of eating off campus to on campus makes it more cost effective to eat off campus.

    Dorm Life

    The resident halls aren't the newest but they do the job as best they can. The ease of living on campus can be very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses aren't high school courses. The professors challenge you and expect you to produce results. The rigor requires you to learn what is going on and not skate by.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely come check out the campus. Its a great place, but sometimes not everyone fits in. If you love Football, make sure you check out an Aggie Football game.

    In three sentences

    Great school for the cost, location, and education. The town is a great college town. The spirit amongst everyone is unbelievable.

  • 08/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    168 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Apply as early as you can but do not sweat it if you don't hear back right away. Even if you are not accepted right away there are several transfer programs that get you into the mix as soon as possible.

    In three sentences

    I could not picture myself in any other town. The quality of the education combined with the networking that coming along with an Aggie degree is second to none. Also the traditions and overall atmosphere in College Station make it the place to be.

  • 08/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    169 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join clubs and organizations. Many parks for outdoor activities, and a decent night life.

    Food and Dining

    Food is good. Any thing is better than roman noddles.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in a dorm, but I have heard, just like any school, they aren't that great.

    Academic Rigor

    A&M is very competitive with grades, but that also helps in the long run when searching for jobs. Being form A&M is a widely accredited school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Even though A&M is a huge Agriculture school, don't forget there are numerous other options that are just as good, some may even be better.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is a great school with a huge variety in majors, cultures and ethnicity. There is so much tradition at A&M and any where in the world if you meet an Aggie they treat you like family.

  • 08/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    170 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe and campus, but for those who need soemthing extra to feel a little bit better, you can call a core cadet to walk you home when you're out and it's dark.

    Greek Life

    I personally didn't rush and don't know much about the greek life other than the groups throw multiple parties.

    Clubs and Activities

    The intermural sports teams are very welcoming to new players that want to join to have somewhere to play for the seasons.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The MSC is a great place to hang out, eat, shop for apparel or school supplies, and study in a different environment.

    Bang for the buck

    The first two weeks of school there are coupon books and free stuff everywhere! I definately say take advantage of that!

    What to do for fun

    I like to just hang out with friends for fun and go to the movies and catch something that's just come out. Plus movie tickets are just $4 with your student ID.

    Food and Dining

    They have so many on campus dining options that are always delicious!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very small and compact. If you go pot luck and end up with a roommate you don't like in such a small area, you're probably going to have a rough 10 months.

    Academic Rigor

    The expected work rate and levels is set high here and people expect the best from you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to always read the materials profesors give you and pay attention to any study tips they give, they'll more thn likely end up on your test!

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is a university with a very homie feeling to it. When walking around campus I always feel safe and welcomed and the occasional Howdy! from people passing by always makes me smile.

  • 08/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    171 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is a big thing on campus. If you ever are walking alone and feel scared you can call a corps escort and someone from the corps will come and walk you to wherever you need to go.

    Greek Life

    I didn't rush a sorority but a lot of people i talk to said it was a lot of fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    One club I'm looking forward to doing is called Big Event. Big event is where students go out into the community and help the people of college station.

    Great for these types of students

    Texas A&M is a very diverse college. They accept everyone for who they are. Before i even got on to campus everyone i talked to couldn't tell me enough how much to be accepting of others.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One tradition not most people know about is the wake me up tradition. It is when you are asleep in the flag room and you can leave a sticky note on you that says wake me up at 3:30 and people who walk by you and see that will wake you up at 3:30

    Bang for the buck

    Stores around town understand that it is a college town so there are amazing deals and tons of coupons around town.

    What to do for fun

    I like to go to sports games. Almost every night the campus and your specific college puts on some type of social event so you can meet people.

    Food and Dining

    The restaurants in college station are really good. Cookies on campus are the best.

    Dorm Life

    I unfortunately dont live in a dorm but off campus housing is just as good, because the campus makes sure that you still have a way to get to campus on time for all your classes.

    Academic Rigor

    My professors really go out of there way to make sure that if i need help they are there.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely tell people to come to Texas A&M. As soon as i stepped on to the campus the atmosphere was amazing. I fell in love with the campus.

    In three sentences

    The Campus is beautiful and the faculty make it easy for students to get around the campus. The services you get with being a student are wonderful. Texas A&M's traditions are nothing you have ever seen before.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    172 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Every Aggie watches out for a fellow Ag. One of my classes ends passed 9 pm and I still feel safe around the campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is the Howdy tradition, Century tree tradition, not walking on the grass in front of the MSC, the A&M Corp of Cadets and many more. A&M is a school built upon years and years of traditions.

    Food and Dining

    There are more than enough places to eat and the variety is astounding. From Panda Express to salads, each dining hall and MSC have plenty of cuisines to try. The food doesn't taste frozen but actually better than some home-cooked meals.

    Dorm Life

    I chose to live with a random roommate and she is continuing to help me transfer from high school to college life. Each specific dorm can become a community as they participate in events together. I actually like my dorm better than my room at home.

    Academic Rigor

    I have only begun my first week of academics here at Texas A&M but the rigor is excellent. They put you in classes that will challenge you but also provide many opportunities if you begin to feel that the work is too difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come into this school with an open mind. If you feel embarrassed by the traditions and don't participate then you may begin to feel lost. Students are always willing to help a fellow Ag.

    In three sentences

    This college is home. The Howdy tradition makes everyone feel welcome and that they belong. I feel that I have become a better person and figure in the world solely on participating and immersing myself within the Texas Aggie culture.

  • 09/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    173 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is pretty safe here. We have a campus alert system and you can set up a text report to your cell phone. There are a lot of campus polices. I feel very safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are some clubs a the north gate. You can hang out with friends in the weekends.

    Great for these types of students

    Here is good for people who want to have a good major in engineering, and for those who loves country life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We call ourselves Aggies and we are in the Aggie Land! And we say Howdy not Hi.

    Bang for the buck

    You should study hard and you can always learn more.

    What to do for fun

    You can go out with friend in a bar, play some sports in the gym, and drive two hours to the river for fishing.

    Food and Dining

    There are different restaurants in the campus and around the campus. The only thing is you may not want to walk all the time under such a hot sun.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm here, but I heard it is quite interesting to live with people from different places.

    Academic Rigor

    My major is in power system area of electrical engineering. The classes are not easy, but you will learn very much if you pay attention to the details.

    Tips for prospective students

    You may want to have a car ready if you don't want to be dependent on the school bus. However, you need to pay for the parking which is expensive. Living in the dorm may not be a bad choice.

    In three sentences

    The environment is very relax. The school facilities are fantastic. People here are friendly and nice.

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    174 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Behind every student's id card is a number that you can call in case its to dark and one of the Corps of Cadets can walk you to your destination. There are phones everywhere around campus that can be used in case of an emergency. There's carpool for the people that drink at night and can't drive.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The silver taps was something that I didn't know about, but I tried it and loved the way that A & M still remembers their loved ones. The bonfire is an activity where you get met new students and get together and cut down trees. Then you burn it down and have some quality time with your new friends.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on around campus. All you have to do is go out your dorm and you will have an invitation to a barbecue, pizza taste off, free snow cones or to the silver taps. You will only sleep at your dorm because A & M has a lot of activities that makes time go by fast.

    Food and Dining

    I'm in love with the food here. I eat every hour because I just can't help it. The food is healthy and cheap. I love their pasta, salad, egg omelets and veggie burgers.

    Dorm Life

    My roommate and me are two opposite people, but we found something that we have in common, we love food. From then on, we hang out and met each others friends and spend a lot of time together. The people here are amazing.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers here push you to the limit, but they help you pass your limit. Its an unexplainable feeling after you pass your limit because its something that you taught will never happen. College is suppose to be hard and challenge all your strengths and weakness, but you don't do it alone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be shy to ask for help. Everyone here has their goal, but they are glad to help others achieve theirs. Its an amazing adventure.

    In three sentences

    Teachers and students are so friendly and polite. There's always someone that can help you out, and if they can't, they find someone that can. This school is a five star university.

  • 09/10/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    175 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Ive heard there's soooo much to do around the campus!

    Food and Dining

    i dont know..im a prospective student

    Dorm Life

    looks good from what I've seen.

    Academic Rigor

    This college seems very academic wise focused.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start applying early! The application takes a while.

    In three sentences

    I love TX A&M!! Theyre amazing and have such a great campus with amazing opportunites to reach your goals in life. I would suggest for anyone to look into this college!

  • 09/14/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    176 of 354

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    I have been researching A&M for some time. I have also been to thier campus recently for a High School 7On7 State Tournament. The campus seemed nice but I wish I could have been able to see more while I was there.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    177 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food is what you would expect on a college campus but there is a lot of variety.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice and the maintenance and cleaning crew are fast and kind.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are hard but there are certain professors that will make your life so much easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in with an open mind and be prepared to work hard. Getting A's in your classes won't be easy as pie but it is definitely tangible.

    In three sentences

    A&M is full of spirit and kind people. The games are an experience in their own and their is so much tradition and always something to get involved in. You're only alone here if you want to be.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    178 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    If you are ever out alone at night, just call the corps office and you can have an escort anywhere on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are too many to count. We have Silver Taps, Muster, Pennies on Sully's Statue, Midnight Yell

    What to do for fun

    They are many places on and off campus. The Dixie Chicken, Daisy Duke's and Northgate are the places to party it up.

    Food and Dining

    The dining choices are excellent. Many different restaurants are available whether they are chains or are specific for Texas A&M. The food is always hot and fresh and made to order.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very well taught and the curriculum is very in depth. Many different areas are covered in each subject and the teachers really understand how to get the ideas across

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply as early as possible and study often. Make sure you do homework before the due date so if you have questions you can ask other students or go to the teachers office hours and get help.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is the most friendly, inviting place I have ever been to. The students and teachers are all welcoming and helpful no matter what your problem is. The atmosphere is great and I love being here!

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    179 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very secure campus, there are many emergency call centers around campus, plus constant campus police patrolling the area.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of On-Campus organizations to attend, there is a club for everyone, no matter who you are. Get involved, be involved and enjoy A&M to its fullest.

    Great for these types of students

    Great school for Business Majors, Engineering Majors and Agriculture Majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Traditions are what make A&M the amazing school it is, everything Aggies do is for a reason, there is a tradition behind everything!

    Bang for the buck

    Relatively great prices for a school as prestigious as A&M which is now a Tier 1 Research institue.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of fun things to do at A&M, join organizations, participate in Bonfire, go to Football games, go to clubs, malls, golf, the list is endless, A&M is a college town, you will never run out of things to do!

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of places to use your dining dollars and eat on campus, plus 2 all you can eat cafeterias!

    Dorm Life

    The Dorms, though are small, each individual dorm has its own traditions and community atmosphere.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging academically yet you still have the ability to live and experience a college life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Become involved in on-campus organizations!!

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M has strong ties to tradition, family, and community proudness.The student body is extremely friendly and helpful to everyone, not just students but former students and prospective students.

  • 10/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    180 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe. Not only are there tons of emergency phones across campus, you also never have to walk anywhere alone at night. We have a corps escort service that you can call anytime to walk you across campus and make sure you are safe.

    Greek Life

    There are so many different sororities and fraternities to look at and there are plenty of people here who are in them. Texas A&M has a great balance between those who are in them and those who are not so that there is no obligation felt to rush, yet there are tons of people doing it so you are definitely not alone.

    Clubs and Activities

    With over 800 student organizations, there absolutely is a place for anyone and everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Texas A&M is all about traditions. From standing for the whole football game to going to Silver Taps, traditions are what A&M is all about.

    Bang for the buck

    For a top-notch four year university, Texas A&M tuition rates are hard to beat and I think very worth while. Time and time again they have been recognized as having one of the best bang for the buck rates in the nation.

    What to do for fun

    There is always some sporting event to go to and they are so fun! There is nothing like the Aggie spirit and that is definitely evident at every event. If that's not your thing there are tons of clubs to be a part of and places to go around the Bryan/College Station area that are tons of fun!

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty decent. Some places are oh my gosh amazing while others people generally avoid. It's really a preference on opinion and what you like.

    Dorm Life

    I loved living in a dorm! It was very convenient and made it easier to get to class on time. Also, there are so many on campus activities always going on that you may not hear about off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    A&M has great academics! You will be challenged, but the professors are great and the classes are definitely manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to visit campus and get a feel for it! This will help especially when planning your class schedule and where you want to live.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is the friendliest campus in the nation, if not the world. No where else can you find the unity, spirit, and camaraderie found here. Being an Aggie means joining a network that will last a lifetime and give you unlimited opportunities.

  • 10/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    181 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    College Station is far safer than most cities I've visited in Texas. The residents as well as students of this small town watch out for each other. Even walking on campus at night can be scary, but with the Corps Escorts, it is very safe. Corps Escorts allow students to call in and request a member of the Corps of Cadets to walk you anywhere on campus at any time.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life isn't something that defines your college experience at A&M, but it sure is worth it. I'm not part of it, but I have friends who love it here! The student body at A&M does not put significant importance on Greek Life like most schools, yet they are quite active on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 600 clubs to join and there is something that will fit every student. If there isn't, you can always make your own organization and there is sure to be tons of people who may be interested. I have friends that have founded organizations and every year, the membership grows to a bigger number than before.

    Great for these types of students

    Texas A&M is a great school for someone who wants the full college experience but with a small, hometown feel. This is probably the biggest reason students choose A&M. College Station is a small town but Texas A&M truly transforms that feel into the ideal college experience (all the while maintaining a 'close-knit' camaraderie).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Texas A&M is full of traditions that may seem odd on the outside looking in. This is what makes me feel like a part of the Aggie family. The strangest tradition (and most fun!) is Midnight Yell. It's basically a huge pep rally that always brings an excited crowd during football season. We have it during the night before football games, at midnight of course! We pile into Kyle Field and hear silly stories from Yell Leaders and do our Aggie yells. These are just short cheers that pump the crowd up for our upcoming game. It's an experience like no other.

    Bang for the buck

    Texas A&M is a tier-one school with an amazing academic reputation. It's a highly recognized public institution and definitely one of the cheapest schools around for that type of recognition. This is why I chose to come to A&M--it's super affordable!

    What to do for fun

    There are a ton of things to do for fun! It doesn't matter if you're into the Greek scene or not, you can always find a way to have a good time (with or without parties). That's what I love about Texas A&M. Joining organizations helps a lot. There are socials on campus, at apartment clubhouses, at venues across Bryan-College Station, even opportunities to take trips to Houston for the weekend! My favorite thing to do on the weekends is just hang out with some friends on campus or at Northgate (which is conveniently located across the street from campus). Northgate has so many options, from dancing to dining, that I never seem to tire of it.

    Food and Dining

    There are always so many options for lunch on any given day. I enjoy being able to walk to the closest dining facility after class and relax with friends. A&M's campus is huge, but there is always a place nearby to settle my cravings.

    Dorm Life

    I chose to live on campus my freshman year...best decision ever! The Resident Advisors really go out of their way to make you feel a part of A&M. There are all types of socials throughout the year and I ended up making a ton of friends through my dorm experience. Living on campus also helped me become active in organizations, since my dorm was always up-to-date on weekly activities/events. It helped me take advantage of some awesome traditions like Midnight Yell (a kind of pep rally the night before football games) and Silver Taps.

    Academic Rigor

    Engineering at Texas A&M is in no way a walk in the park! Even some of the most basic classes are tough, but by the end of the semester, I'm always confident in what I've learned. That is the true test of a great education here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a campus tour and find out for yourself if Texas A&M is right for you. For many, the small-town feel isn't very appealing, but you never know until you try it out! Being on campus for the first time ever was an amazing experience for me...the campus atmosphere dispelled all doubts that I had in choosing this university.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M has the most spirited student body ever. We have an awesome sense of camaraderie and we live and breathe Aggie tradition! There truly is no place like Aggieland.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    182 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Code Maroon.!

    Clubs and Activities

    SHPE, MAES, SWE, MSA

    Bang for the buck

    Pricey but the experience is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Lake Bryan, Academic Plaza, Aggie football games!

    Food and Dining

    Variation. On Campus and off campus. SBISA <3

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to this University.

    In three sentences

    Amazing Aggie Network. Full of Tradition that is difficult to explain. Texas A&M University hands down has a well rounded experience.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    183 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    emergency stations located across campus and a corps escort service is available each night if you ever feel uncomfortable

    Greek Life

    not as big of an aspect as it is on most campuses, but they're still prevalent

    Clubs and Activities

    hundreds of organizations on campus, you're guaranteed to find one you're interested in. my service fraternity has changed my life for the better, I've made my best friends through it!

    Great for these types of students

    great for people who like to work hard, have kind hearts, and like to be around people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    too many to list. my favorites are the aggie ring and muster. when students become a senior, they have the option to buy an aggie ring (most people do). it's a nationally recognized symbol of being an aggie for life. muster happens ever april 21st where the student body gathers to honor students and alumni that have died in the past year. it's a really moving experience. a smaller version called silver taps happens each month for current students that have passed.

    Bang for the buck

    it's a state school so it's affordable, but you still get a really good education

    What to do for fun

    dancing, football games (a big tradition on campus)

    Food and Dining

    not great, they recently changed the meal plan system so it's not as affordable

    Dorm Life

    I lucked out with my dorm and made lifelong friends, be sure to introduce yourself to people around you!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are tough, but as long as you apply yourself, you'll do fine

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to get involved! Once I got involved, I found my niche and enhanced my experience even more :)

    In three sentences

    I love this school hands down. It is a big school with a small school atmosphere due to its love of traditions and its emphasis on being courteous. If you don't come here, you'll regret it!

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    184 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Code Maroon is great way of being informed about what is occurring on and off campus in the areas near by. Another great thing about A&M is the corp. Usually woman who are walking alone from studying at the library late or were at a friends dorm late at night will call the corp and will be escorted back to their dorms. I have heard that some men do this too.

    Greek Life

    It is here. Not very involved with Greek life but my roommate is in Delta Gamma and she just loves it so anyone who is interested in joining the Greek life should definitely consider doing so here at A&M

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I said, there are over 800 clubs and organizations on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    I believe A&M is great for any type of student who is willing to work hard, serve their community well, and just be the best person that they can.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many traditions here at A&M such as putting a penny on Sully for good luck before taking exams. Receiving your Aggie ring after completing 90 hours, 70 of those hours must be completed here at A&M. The century tree is another great example of an unusual tradition, it is an enormous tree that is one of the oldest here on campus and tradition says that if you walk under the tree with someone you will marry them, if you walk under the tree alone you will be single for the rest of your life. These are just a few of the many traditions that create the Aggie spirit.

    What to do for fun

    When you are not busy studying, doing homework, or working on other class assignments the REC is the best place to go to relieve stress. If you are not a person who is fond of working out there are other things to do such as joining a FLO (Freshman Leadership Organization) and other organizations of your choice. There are over 800 clubs and organizations here at A&M so you are bound to find something that interests you.

    Food and Dining

    There are tons of places to eat on and off campus. Dining dollars, which are a fixed amount of money that is purchased when housing and all that good stuff is being chosen, are awesome because you can use them just about anywhere on campus. The food is not like food back home but it is much better than any high school cafeteria and the variety is always good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is a wonderful experience that everyone who attends a University should have. Best thing to do is spend at least one year living on campus, which allows you to get acquainted with the campus and make many friends. On a side note, living on campus usually allows you to get to classes in a decent amount of time.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are very rigorous and are not taken lightly

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have good study habits and that you are very committed to succeeding as an undergraduate student.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is full of traditions and just provides a great atmosphere for those who want to become successful in life.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    185 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Anything you could imagen

    Dorm Life

    didnt live in dorm

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ahead of your school work and it will be a breeze

    In three sentences

    It is a great school for students who love to socialize but still get there school work done

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    186 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you do not have a lot of money, A&M is a very affordable school and they have a massive financial aid program. If you enjoy weird traditions and inside jokes, A&M is the place to be too.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Where do I begin? A&M goes way back to old army. We have a large corps of cadets that know way more traditions than you can count. If you want to know some traditions, you have got to visit campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Apply for scholarships. If you have a strong application, A&M will throw money at you.

    What to do for fun

    Meet nice people. The movies are only $4 in Bryan, so that's a win. I usually don't leave campus because most of the on-campus services are already included in my fees.

    Food and Dining

    Food here is pretty good. There are tons of places to eat on campus which accept the university meal plan, and lots of affordable good eats just walking distance away. Fair warning: get the smallest meal plan you can. While they save you lots of money, if you don't spend all of your dining dollars, you will lose most of them.

    Dorm Life

    My neighbors could not be friendlier. My roommate is a great guy, and once a week, housekeeping cleans your bathroom for you.

    Academic Rigor

    While the classes offer a challenge, there are plenty of great people who know what they are doing. Professors, their teaching assistants, and supplemental instructors all love to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    The most important thing you can do is find something that you love doing, and do it. Nobody judges here, so go for it.

    In three sentences

    There is a great community environment here. Academically, you are likely to be challenged. It is one of the more affordable colleges I have looked at.

  • 10/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    187 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I've never had or heard of anyone having a problem involving safety on campus or around the area.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 800 organizations here, at least one for every type of student!

    Great for these types of students

    Hardworking, determined, anyone really can find a home here!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have countless traditions, come and visit!

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs/activities to do through the school. Students here are super nice and fun to hang out with.

    Food and Dining

    They have a wide variety of options throughout campus and the surrounding area.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm but I have friends that love it there.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is difficult but doable if you are committed. Teachers are always helpful but you need to reach out to them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and go on the website to see all the resources they have. Also go to fish camp!

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is an amazing school. I'm so glad I chose it and I wouldn't change my decision for anything. I absolutely love the traditions and the value they put on characteristics like honesty, integrity, and willingness to serve others.

  • 10/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    188 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have not felt unsafe here at all. There are many options to keep you safe. There are tons of emergency phones and there is also an escort service.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of my favorite traditions here is Midnight Yell. It's when students gather at Kyle field the night before a home game to pump everyone up for the game.

    What to do for fun

    You make it what it is. There's always something to do here.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options here on campus as well as off campus. But it's easy to repeat meals because you don't want to walk to some of the places that are farther from you.

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm. There is always some activities going on including study night, movie night, trips to midnight yell and silver taps. I've made close friends by living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I have worked so hard since i have been here. I know it will be worth it in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare to work hard and study hard. Also, don't be afraid to ask for help. The people here are very friendly and helpful.

    In three sentences

    My experience here at Texas A&M University - College Station has been wonderful thus far. The education here is amazing, I have learned so much since i started here. Also the traditions and the people are the icing on the cake!

  • 11/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    189 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus. Our Code Maroon system is very helpful in case of emergencies. One specific thing I like is that, if you are out on campus late and don't want to walk back to your dorm or car by yourself, you can call for a Corps Escort and have one of the corps members walk with you.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of activities to be involved it around campus. There are over 800 student organizations, so you are bound to find several that interest you.

    Great for these types of students

    Everybody! I do know specifically we have a great business school and engineering school. Everything else is very good as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unusual traditions? They are everywhere! From class wildcats to putting a penny on Sully to The Century Tree, traditions are everywhere on campus. Gig 'em!

    Bang for the buck

    It may seem expensive to attend college, but here, it is completely worth it! Great value for your education.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of places to eat on and around campus. Across the street there is an area we like the call the chicken strip. There is Raising Cane's, Fowl Digits, and Layne's all right next to each other, and they all serve fried chicken.

    Academic Rigor

    This school definitely has high standards academically. It can be difficult, but you just have to stay on top of your work. There are many ways to receive help in classes, including TA's, SI's, and tutoring places.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit several colleges when you are applying. Even if you say you are committed to attend a school, visit others, just to be sure of your choices. Then you will truly see the wonders of Aggieland. Also, apply early for everything: admissions, scholarships, housing, etc. Lastly, go to Fish Camp!

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is full of traditions and spirit. Being an Aggie is all about the 12th Man. This school has a great history, and it is a wonderful place to be.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    190 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    A&M excels when it comes to offering students activities to get involved. there seems to be a organization for everything and everyone! just being here a few weeks you can meet many people who share the same interest as you. name it they have it, sports, literature, computing, anime, leadership etc...

    Food and Dining

    A&M has an outstanding food court! plus, the other food stations around campus are more than exceptional. i have no problem getting a meal plan that allows me to eat there all year.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are extremely impressive by a transfer students standard. some of the best rooms around and has the ability to quickly build a sense of community with everyone on your floor. accommodations are always pleasing and if not, this place is good about fixing what needs to be changed.

    Academic Rigor

    the acadimic life here is really impressive. the classes are hard and will teach you everything you need to know. but at the same time the professors are willing to help and other students are always there for you. it definitely has the right push to get your life started in the right direction.

    Tips for prospective students

    this campus is worth a trip to see( even if out of the state). Texas A&M is known far and wide and has a great reputation, with the credentials to back them up. it is a must to add on your list of colleges.

    In three sentences

    this university can offer the whole college experience ranging from social life, education, and great opportunities. just being there makes you feel connected with everyone around you and have a sense of community. just one tour of the campus and talking to people there will make you want to sign up immediately.

  • 11/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    191 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The school is definitely all about keeping its students safe. We have a program called Code Maroon that sends students text messages and emails to update us and keep us safe if anything does happen to arrive.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is really big at TAMU. I have yet to pledge, but all the Greek life activities and members are fantastic people that support TAMU and keep the school's traditions alive.

    Clubs and Activities

    Has a variety of activities for any and everyone. From sports clubs to language goups TAMU has something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    1. We don't step on the grass at the MSC EVER!! 2. Students always stand the entire time at football games ( We are the 12th man!!) 3. All core cadets wear their uniforms to all their classes (Everday) 4. We have Silver Taps every 1st Tuesday of every month to recognize all Aggies that have passed in the previous month.

    What to do for fun

    With the area around the school being a college town, there are plenty of things to do for fun. I've gone to Bingo, the Gun Range, and the roller rink all in one week, before. Northgate is a very popular area for the weekends and with Houston nearby you can always go there find really good entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    With such a large and diverse campus, the school has a great variety of food. SIBSA is amazing if you want buffet style dining, the Underground and the Commons also have great fast food places if you are on the go.

    Dorm Life

    All my roommates have been amazing. The dorms here have fantastic roommate matching!!

    Academic Rigor

    The education at TAMU is definitely strenuous, but the teachers here know what they are talking about and very open to meeting and discussing any of your questions. A TAMU education is really going to benefit you after you graduate. We call it the TAMU connection!!

    Tips for prospective students

    1.The golden rule is to NEVER STEP ON THE GRASS AT THE MSC!! 2. If you are not already an avid bike rider BECOME ONE (the campus is huge)!! 3. Make sure you get a sports pass that gets you into all the football games (Welcome to the SEC)!! 4. Bring a good pair of walking shoes!!

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M University- College Station is definently a school that is all about tradition!! The student, staff, and faculty are really down to earth people who love the campus and what the school stands for. TAMU is a school that honors education and integrity, respects it traditions, and love its community.

  • 11/22/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    192 of 354

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    The atmosphere here was amazing! I loved everything about this university. Everyone was very friendly and the campus was beautiful.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    193 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a thing called CODE MAROON where if and whenever there is an emergency, you will know through via text message or email. It is the fastest and safest way to let everyone know when there is an emergency.

    Clubs and Activities

    All activities and clubs, no matter which one, are always fun. They are always a great thing to experience. You encounter many people your own age, in the same major, or even older students that share similar things with you. It is a great way to make friends outside your comfort zone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well one great tradition is called pond hopping. It is pretty self explanatory. Anyone can pond hop, but it is most common with freshman. It is a great way to show our Aggie Spirit, by jumping into any water fountains nearby.

    What to do for fun

    There are several activities to do while attending Texas A&M University. First of all, attend football games and other athletic activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food is always a great thing here. It is nothing compared to high school lunches. It has many great places to eat here.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is like a huge family. There are so many activities in each residence hall to get to know more people.

    Academic Rigor

    This university challenges us and strives us to our fullest. It prepares us for what we have in store for the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always ask questions, be involved, work hard and it will pay off in the end. Attend Fish camp, it is a great way to make many friends that will probably be with you till the end.

    In three sentences

    This university is a great way to experience college life and feel welcomed. It has so much diversity, activities, and ways to share a wonderful experience with others. It is also a great place where people will be challenged academically and become successful in their near future.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    194 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Watch movies, join clubs, etc.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of places to eat here on campus and the food is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms here are pretty nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are hard, but they are fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to be on top of your work and studying.

    In three sentences

    The campus is great. The people here are amazing, kind, and helpful. The professors here are great too.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    195 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is about average, considering that there is not supervision of all of your choices at all times in the dorms and out. Within the classroom areas, teachers and students are fully aware of any suspicious activities that would pose as threats to the people. This semester there has been a bomb threat and shooter threat here. Both turned out to be nothing but the level of security measures taken in evacuations and in other drills within dorms is taken very seriously. I think the reality of the situation is that moving to college where you do not have parents to control your decisions is really the major threat to your safety depending on the decisions you make. No matter where you live in your life, as you become more independent other facilities and institutions can only do so much to protect you as long as you are protecting yourself and watching out fro any dangerous activity.

    Greek Life

    There are approximately 58 well known sororities and fraternities involved here at Texas A&M that are relative to each major and multiple interests. They are dedicated to academic excellence, or at least the worth while joining ones are. I know many people who have joined these groups and participate in activities that give them a sense of home and family here where they are home away from home.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a large list of clubs and activities offered on campus, too many to list. So, do not fear there is something for you. This school is so large that almost every club has been thought of, maybe. I can assuredly say that you can find something you are interested in granted you have the time for it. You will not find yourself sitting in your room wishing there was more to do because there is too much to do here that it is impossible to do it all, so choose wisely.

    Great for these types of students

    Texas A&M is definitely the college for you if you can handle large groups of people and a huge campus. If you are looking for a more defined one on one experience within the classroom as opposed to the rooms with almost 200 sometimes, than a smaller scale university is more what you should look into. Regardless this university facilitates many activities that allow you to branch out, as long as you are willing to participate in them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a large tree in the Academic plaza that is in the center of campus, and it represents commitment forever intimately wise to whoever you walk under the tree with. So, it goes that if you walk under it with your boyfriend or significant other, you will be together forever. Or, f you walk under it alone you will be alone forever. There is a branch that comes off of it that is known as the friendship branch, and holds the same ideas but only for friends. Additionally, there is a Statue of the founder of the University in the center of the Academic plaza that people like to place pennies on the toe of for good luck on exams and finals and such.

    Bang for the buck

    Unfortunately A&M is a pricey school with pricey food plans and activities like games, especially now that we are involved in the SEC. There are particular food vendors that are less expensive for the same amount of food that you would eat at the cafeteria, such as Chick-Fil-A. It eally just depends on where you can fin that is less expensive. But, in reality the minimum food plans required still leave you with so much left over by the end of semesters that you will see lines of people paying for boxes of gatorade and practically shopping at the convenient stores that get cleared out every other day, literally. So definitely get the lowest meal plan and you will not go hungry! As far as classes go, yes they are expensive compared to community colleges, but the degree is worth it and the level of instruction you will receive will surpass any local college, especially considering that Texas A&M is ranked as one of the best in Texas as well as in the nation.

    What to do for fun

    I live directly behind the hoppin'' North gate district that has the most nightlife in the College Station Bryan region. You can go dancing, and if of age drinking. There is a mall called Post Oaks mall that is right off campus and has some shopping centers as well as a popular store called the Puppy Store that receives a lot of business. Right near the mall there is a bowling alley and arcade place called Grand Station that is relatively cheap with a large group of friends. On University Dr. and Texas Ave. you will find most of the restaurants and stores not too far from campus.

    Food and Dining

    I will say I am not too impressed with the dining here at A&M. The hours are so difficult to work around because I often find myself walking up to the door of the main cafeteria and it is closed for another 2 hours or so. Even so, when it is open the food is good but not amazing, but that's just college for you. There are fast food locations on campus like Panda Express that offer foods other than cafeteria food. However, the proximity of most of the dining locations is convenient as they are scattered across campus close to relatively popular places and classes.

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely love my dorm and the people in it. I think the dorms here are generally set up to be friendly environments, safe as well. There is more than enough space in the modular size dorms, and comfortable sized rooms otherwise. The people are all friendly, I have had wonderful experiences getting to know everyone. There are so many opportunities to step outside the comfort zone and meet people!

    Academic Rigor

    So far, I would say I have not yet experienced the hardest classes yet to come, but I have had challenges in the physics courses. There is an atmosphere in the engineering department that clearly defines that in order to succeed you must work as hard as possible and generally dedicate most of your free time to mastering the material if you want to maintain a perfect GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    Whether you are applying for business, engineering, or medical departments, this University is not a place to come kick back and expect a free ride. I hear stories from fellow class mates of higher grade that they came in with a somewhat lax attitude that really destroyed their grades, and they now spend their time making up for it. Take it seriously, but do join at least one group that you can be a part of so that you don't find yourself alone in your room.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is a school that will offer you everything from active social life, challenging school work, and vast opportunities to discover yourself and the world around you. It is a large campus that has much to offer ranging from activities to food and housing, all to satisfactory standards. The professors are for the most part very helpful and easy to approach if you take the time to seek their help.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    196 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Anything!! Football, clubs

    In three sentences

    It is absolutely the best experience ever. Gig 'em!!

  • 12/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    197 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We offer Code Maroon alerts that send text messages right to students phone case of emergencies.

    Greek Life

    Several opportunites to get involved in Greek Life. ... Formal Recruitment is held in the fall

    Clubs and Activities

    Because we have so many students with such varied interest we are able to offer over 800 Clubs/ Organizations to get involved in

    Great for these types of students

    Engineering Agricultural Business Liberal Arts Dance Science Construction Science

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Traditions: Midnight Yell Silver Taps Muster 12 the Man Ring Dunk Fish Camp (Freshmen) E-Walk (Juniors) Elephant Walk (Seniors) Pond hopping AND MANY MORE

    Bang for the buck

    A & M is pricy but you get exceptional faculty, a wide variety of resources (Libraries, Annex, Math and Writing Labs, beautiful campus full of tradition, tons of study abroad opportunities, etc.) and much more.

    What to do for fun

    1. Country western dancing 2. Rent movies from Annex 3. $4 movies at the theatre 4. Hang out with friends

    Food and Dining

    The food is great although, you do get tired of having limited options as to where you can eat.

    Dorm Life

    I love living in the dorm. There are always people to hang out with.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors mean business but that doesn't mean they are not willing to do everything they can to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're on the fence about whether or not you A & M is right for you come and take a campus tour. I know my campus tour is what put A&M over the top for me.

    In three sentences

    Texas A & M is by far the best university. We have outstanding professors willing to help you achieve your goals. Also, the students, spirit, and traditions here are unlike anything you'd find elsewhere.

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    198 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Every now and then you hear about some crime, but it is mostly in Bryan (the neighboring city). Campus itself is very safe!

    Greek Life

    Not part of Greek life so I wouldn't know what to say.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs at the university. Think of the most random thing and I'm sure there is a club just for that.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    MSC building is one of Texas A&M's most cherished tradition. The MSC is a building that hosts the display of previous students who gave their life defending the country in different wars. It also hosts the offices of many of the school's clubs.

    Bang for the buck

    There are many things to do at A&M, but if you are trying to do things outside of the university it gets kinda tough. It is clear that College station mostly caters to the country crowd but if you look hard enough you should be able to find other things to do.

    What to do for fun

    If football is your thing, then A&M is the place to go. You can really see the student body come together at these games. For nightlife, College Station offers you Northgate. Northgate has restaurants, clubs, and bars.

    Food and Dining

    One word: Sbisa!!! these place is one of the largest school cafeterias in the country. They serve a little of everything and they are starting to get more vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free friendly. There are multiple dining locations throughout campus, so where you are hungry for a snack you are sure to find a place to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms for 2.5 years. It was definitely an experience. Living on campus was extremely convenient those first couple of years but after awhile you kinda need your own space. Dorms are decent and they are currently building a new super dorm so incoming freshmen should be getting newer stuff that what I had.

    Academic Rigor

    I think the workload greatly depends on which major you are in. I feel like it is the same in any university you go to.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are thinking about going to A&M, I would recommend going on one of those college tours. Sure, you will learn all the things in your New Student Conference but there is something about hearing the traditions beforehand that enriches your whole experience!

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M has a special way of making you feel like an essential part of its community. All the traditions involve you in the university's history. By promoting these traditions, the student body comes together into one spirit.

  • 12/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    199 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Cops are always on campus, at night they are patrolling. Phones are located all over campus to call for help. Corpsman are available to walk you to your car or dorm.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am personally not in a club but I always see stuff on campus advertising events they are hosting. I go to watch the sports when I get a chance (especially FOOTBALL) and participate in intramurals.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're willing to work, love tradition, want a good education, and want to make friends you will definitely want to give us a chance. Visit once and you will be an Aggie for Life!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Penny on statue of Sully for Good Luck, Kiss your sweetie at midnight yell, don't walk on the grass as MSC, don't watch an Aggie do push-ups....list goes on and on!

    Bang for the buck

    Tradition, family, and country. Great education that prepares you for real world. Getting appointments to talk with profs or advisers aren't a nightmare.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs, sororities/fraternities are always hosting events. Intramural sports are AWESOME! Bowling, ice skating, mini golf, parks, mall, arcade, church functions, and many other things. Never have to get bored with same old stuff.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria as well as other chain restaurants. Healthy choices are available.

    Dorm Life

    never lived in one.

    Academic Rigor

    So far all my profs grade fairly and really work with students. Realize we have other classes and jobs/clubs/activities...

    Tips for prospective students

    If you don't get in the first time, keep trying. It's worth waiting for. Being involved really makes the college experience amazing. Don't let worry about money interfere with your decision...They help you out!

    In three sentences

    They really try to make all students feel welcome. Professors really try to help the students. A truly unique experience.

  • 12/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    200 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Silver Taps, Century Tree

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to upperclassmen from your major and talk to students who were just freshmen!

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is a fantastic and tradition-filled campus. It's the most tightly-knit 50,000 student campus you could imagine. The educations standards are surpassed only by the friendliness and personal standards held by everyone.

  • 12/13/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    201 of 354

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    I currently attend the Marine Military Academy located in Harlingen Texas and I am looking for a school with the same kind of pride. I am almost positive Texas A&M is the right school for me and I hope to attend. I will be applying as soon as possible.

  • 12/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    202 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have the Corps of Cadets that will walk you home at night if you call them. It is well lit, and it has the emergency posts everywhere.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have hundreds of clubs on campus that you can become involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    I would recommend this for all students. Although the university is huge, I never felt overwhelmed, and I came from a graduating class of 57.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Once you have hit 90 hours, you receive an Aggie ring. You wear that ring for life; you will instantly have a conversation with that person and will expand your Aggie Network. We have Silver Taps on the first Tuesday of every month for any students that have passed away the previous month. We also have Muster, held once a year, which is for any Aggie that has passed away in that year. We stand during the entire football games (12th man).

    Bang for the buck

    A&M is ranked 2nd for what employers look for in a University. Aggies always help Aggies out. Some employers go directly to A&M to recruit and only A&M because the qualities that the students have.

    What to do for fun

    We are a university filled with traditions. We have Midnight Yell every Friday night before home football games where students go to Kyle Field to practice our yells. Every Thursday night, alot of students go to either Hurricane Harry's (dance hall) or Northgate (bars).

    Food and Dining

    I have been to other universities, and the food just doesn't compete. A&M has multiple dining halls, and all of them are fantastic. If you visit, I definitely recommend visiting Sbisa!

    Dorm Life

    I personally do not live in the dorms; however, a friend of mine does and loves it. They have bathrooms that 4 people share instead of the entire hall.

    Academic Rigor

    A&M is a very difficult school. The professors are more than willing to help you and will go out of their way to do so; however, for one hour of class, be prepared to spend 2-4 hours out of class studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    A&M is a very academic orientated university. I would recommend taking no more than 15 hours your first semester and joining a club or two. In the clubs, give it your all; it pays off in the long run!

    In three sentences

    I truly believe that Texas A&M is the best university in the country. Not only does this school offer a fantastic academic program, but it also creates an overall well-rounded student. I came here to A&M from a 1A school and had no problem adjusting; the professors go out of their way to help you here.

  • 12/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    203 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I am never afraid on campus. This campus is very safe. There is a phone number you can call to be escorted around campus if you ever feel threatened. This campus is very safe.

    Greek Life

    There are plenty of sororities to join and be involved in.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and organization to be involved in. The fish camp organization is a great group to be involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a military school that is rich in tradition. Also is a great engineering school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a statue on campus that you put a penny on before a test for good luck. There are pennies all over the place before finals.

    Bang for the buck

    The university has many organizations to join and become involved in. Also, I am involved with the Catholic church on campus. The fish camp is also a good group to get involved in.

    What to do for fun

    Well the football games have to be the number one thing I could think of, considering that Johnny Manzel won the Heisman trophy this year. The surrounding town has plenty of restaurants and malls to go shopping.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining options are more than you can imagine. I choose to eat healthy and I have no problem following a special diet. They offer plenty of fruits and vegetables and healthy proteins.

    Dorm Life

    I love living in the dorms. This is my first time away from home and everything is made easy and comfortable. I would recommend living in the dorms as a matter of fact I signed up for another year in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    This university is a tough institution. But it will pay off in the long run with a degree from here. Anything is possible you you study hard enough.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you take A/P classes in high school. Make sure that you study hard and keep your GPA high. Also, study for your SAT and take it as often as needed to receive your highest possible score.

    In three sentences

    This is the best university in the nation. I absolutely love this school. The fighting Aggies is the school for every student to strive to attend.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    204 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have had to stay studying at the library or doing Engineering projects in the labs and had to walk around campus by myself past 11 pm. Its a bit scary, but I definitely felt safe. Plus, you can call the Corps of Cadets at any time and they will immediately send a cadet to escort you to your dorm or car.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    -Cheerleaders are overrated - we have 5 (very attractive) Yell Leaders. They wear all white during games and lead the student body during football games. And when we win, they get thrown into one of our numerous ponds. -Why sing happy birthday when you can get thrown into a pond? Does not matter if your birthday is in summer or winter, a good group of friends will bang on your door right at midnight of your birthday carry you outside, and throw you into Fish Pond. - Pond hopping! It is a rite of passage at A&M. Go with a group of friends around 11 pm and literally jump into a pond on campus, then hop out and run to the next one. Make sure to cover them all!

    What to do for fun

    Go to Harry's on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday nights with a group of friends to unwind from the week and dance to some good country music. Take a stroll around the Northgate District (before midnight) and visit the shops and restaurants. Go to the movies any day to relax and take advantage of the student discount ($3 for movies!). Take a weekend trip to Houston (about 1 hour from College Station) or Austin (about 1.5 hours from College Station) with some friends for some shopping and sight-seeing.

    Food and Dining

    Starbucks coffee is readily available almost anywhere on campus! Buying from Campus Dining is a tad bit expensive, but if you have a meal plan you can use your ID to eat anywhere on campus. There is a good variety of food, and the hours for on-campus dining places are really convenient for students. P.S. the smoothies and omelets at the Rec are the best!! As are the fraps at Poor Yorick's coffee shop in the library.

    Dorm Life

    I have met some of my closest and best friends in my dorm. They are people that I can go work out with, study with, go to movies with, and relax on weekends with. Obviously there will always be those obnoxious people in the dorms, but they are outnumbered by the awesome people I have met. There is an overall feeling of respect and camaraderie by all the residents in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are tough. Profs are tough. You will want to give up and quit so many times. Sometimes you will study for two weeks and still not pass an exam. DO NOT GIVE UP. Everything is do-able and professors will do everything in their power to help you out. Getting an A in a class at A&M is definitely one of the most rewarding experiences!

    Tips for prospective students

    -Work hard! This is not a place where you can blow off going to classes and just get by with minimal effort. -Get to know your professors! These are people that are extremely well-known in their fields and are working with the latest research projects. They can help you with your studies, guiding you to your interests, and giving advice for your future endeavors. -Take in the Aggie Spirit! I am not kidding, the student body at Texas A&M really is a family. Friends will help you with studies and life in general. GO TO MIDNIGHT YELL. GO TO FOOTBALL GAMES. The spirit of Aggieland will really amaze you and keep you working through the tough semester. -Use your dining dollars! Or else you will be trying to spend $800 in two weeks...its not as easy as it sounds.

    In three sentences

    This school has the most amazing school spirit. This school has some of the best academics in the nation and dedicated, knowledgeable, and involved professors. I love this school.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    205 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The Campus security work hard at keeping students safe, the Corps of Cadets also are used to escort people home safely.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities that gear towards most people.

    Great for these types of students

    ROTC minded, loves sports, country lovers!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We are home of the 12th Man and Corps of Cadets! Being an Aggie is something you won't forget.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm on a full ride, so it's great for me!

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of activities on campus, malls, movies near by too.

    Food and Dining

    I get my three squares a day!

    Dorm Life

    I live in ROTC dorms, so my life is different.

    Academic Rigor

    You will really need to study!

    Tips for prospective students

    Always retake your SATACT tests. Apply for school and scholarships early.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M offers an outstanding education. I'm apart of the elite Corps of Cadets. Best school in America!!

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    206 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is the best. their is a emergency pole on each corner, which calls 911 if help is needed. There is also security and a ambulance in site of the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are all kinds of clubs to sign up for. They all advance you in your pursuit towards your career. All while having fun at the same time.

    Great for these types of students

    This is great for students that are ready for something new away from what their use to. It combines the elements of each culture. While also allowing each individual to shine.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Mid night yell is one of the big traditions, it happens the night before every football game. There is also silver taps in which we pay homage to the fallen solders. each traditions is heavily celebrated and held at a high regard.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes it is worth the price. It is one of the cheapest D1 colleges around. Yet it still carries its self as if it is very expensive.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of things to do for fun. such as bowling, dining, football games, the mall. There are lots of options in college station.

    Food and Dining

    The food is awesome. It is just like eating a home cooked meal. I happily eat there daily.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is exceptional. The people are very friendly and helpful. Their is always something to do with friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are very challenging. Yet they can be mastered with with focus. They are accomplish there motive of helping each student move on to the next task.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and stay focused. Always review each subject daily. Remember why you are in college, to earn a degree.

    In three sentences

    Always someone to help each and every student. There is not a dull moment on campus. It is a wonderful experience, very inviting in every way

  • 12/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    207 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Texas A & M is home to over 800 organizations. Getting involved on campus is a great way to spend free time. Country dancing is popular, as well as North Gate.

    Food and Dining

    There are many food options on campus and near campus.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms, but my peers have great things to say about the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at Texas A & M are challenging and interesting. There is an emphasis in research.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to Texas A & M to talk to advisors, take a campus tour, and partake of the Aggie traditions.

    In three sentences

    Texas A & M University is a fantastic school full of tradition, research, and core values. The Aggie Network provides special opportunities for students to attain jobs and provide community. Attending A & M is a great privilage because the adminitrators and professors care about the success of each student.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    208 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    College Station is a college town and there is so much to do with dance halls and all of the organizations on campus but if that's not enough, College Station is right isn't too far away from Houston, Dallas, and Austin so you can get your city fix on the weekend.

    Food and Dining

    I have Celiac disease so I make a lot of my own food but when I do eat on campus they are super accommodating and will definitely work with you if you have special dietary needs. (I can't really speak for the regular food like pizza.)

    Dorm Life

    I live in an off campus dorm and even though its a little bit more expensive, it's really nice being in this type of community and having everything really clean!

    Academic Rigor

    You will definitely be challenged (especially if you're an engineering major) but it's all worth it to be able to wear that Aggie ring and WHOOP!

  • 12/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    209 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    VERY SAFE.

    Greek Life

    I don't know, I don't hang out with many greek students.

    Great for these types of students

    College station has all types, I suppose rednecks, country folk, southern people, Republicans, Libertarians, Christians and especially Catholics feel especially at home here. It's less friendly toward the liberal, international, diverse, or gay crowd.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Each class has a yell, called a class wildcat. Whenever you hear the number of your class year, you are supposed to do your wildcat. Some people get REALLY into it.

    Bang for the buck

    It's listed as one of the most cost-effective universities in the nation.

    What to do for fun

    There's an ice skating rink, a bowling place, movie theaters, dance halls, bars, and clubs. All of this soon gets boring. College Station is not an exciting place, you bring your own excitement.

    Food and Dining

    On campus food sucks. It is a combination of bland, too expensive, and inconvenient. I recommend eating off campus or cooking your own meals as much as possible.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are generally quiet with university police and RAs patrolling the buildings. Everyone mostly goes to Northgate or to off campus apartments to party.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are hard, but they will be hard at any college. It all depends on your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great choice for in-state Texas students, and even students from neighboring states. Those from the East and West Coasts should expect a culture shock. Texas, and especially College Station, is very outspoken about its Republican, Libertarian, and Catholic views.

    In three sentences

    It has a lot of traditions and college spirit, but it is a top notch university in terms of research and education. Texas A&M has a lot of supporters, so it offers scholarships for good students. It also has the funds and the acreage to buy expensive equipment and build new buildings.

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    210 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    I am in the polo club, the crew club, and the pre-vet club, and all are excellent! There is something for everyone so there is no excuse not to be involved. You can try almost anything you want!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone and everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a history or tradition to go with almost everything at Texas A&M! My favorite is the 12th man spirit at football games because you really bond with your fellow students by cheering on the aggies! I also love silver taps; it's a great way of remembering all our aggies and honoring those who have passed.

    Bang for the buck

    Great value for in state students. Dining plans are not quite worth the money. There are many scholarship options so look into them to save some dough!

    What to do for fun

    JOIN CLUBS! I row with the crew club and play polo with the polo club as well as attend pre-vet club meetings. There is something for everyone at A&M so find a club that interests you and join!

    Food and Dining

    I transferred to Texas A&M from Colorado State, and compared to CSU the food isn't that good. However, things are improving and the food is still edible. Dining plans are not worth it if you live off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I actually never lived in the dorms so I cannot say. I have heard good things and bad things. Either way the experience is what you make of it.

    Academic Rigor

    Definitely more intense than high school but still manageable. There are plenty of resources for studying or getting help in class. If you know how to manage your time you can succeed

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare yourself in high school for the course load you will get in college. Be sure to get involved in any club or activity.GO TO THE FOOTBALL GAMES!!!

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is a great university, and there is no place like it in the world. No school can match the spirit of the 12th man. Anyone would be lucky to go to this fantastic institution.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    211 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    A&M uses a text alert system called Code Maroon to send out potential warnings to all students and faculty. Also, if you are out late in the dark across campus from your dorm or car, you can call and a member of the Corps on duty will walk you to wherever you need!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone looking for a large university with a small town feeling.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    THERE ARE SO MANY TRADITIONS! Midnight Yell, yell leaders, Whoop, Sully......the list goes on and on. A&M is built on traditions.

    What to do for fun

    While College Station is a small town, it centers around the college and its students. It has a mall, restaurants, places to go out, etc.--anything you could want to do. Also, the college itself has many activities for people from all walks of life.

    Food and Dining

    A&M has many food choices, especially in the SBISA dining hall, which happens to be one of the largest college dining halls in the country.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed in a dorm for a weekend football game with my friend, and it was an amazing experience. Even though I wasn't a student there, I felt accepted by everyone. I made so many new friends just by walking down the halls. It is incredible!

    Academic Rigor

    A&M is set on making students successful, so you must work hard to see good results, especially depending on major.

    Tips for prospective students

    APPLY EARLY. Very early. Many of the top majors fill up mid-fall, before some students have even thought about applying. The same goes for housing--apply early! There are more students than housing that is available, so apply ASAP to get the dorm you want.

    In three sentences

    A&M is the perfect fit for anyone going to college. The friendly atmosphere of the town, the traditions, and the academics prove to be above all others. Everyone attending becomes part of a huge group--the Aggie family, with lifelong friends and opportunities!

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    212 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus is pretty safe. not a whole lot of crime in the area.

    Clubs and Activities

    they are all fun. join one.

    Great for these types of students

    hard workers and those who dont give up.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    google Texas A&M traditions, youll get a better idea.

    Bang for the buck

    totally worth it.

    What to do for fun

    join of lots clubs and activities around campus.

    Food and Dining

    Sbisa dining hall will be your freshman 15 administrator. its delicious.

    Dorm Life

    i never lived in a dorm here, but i can assume its a lot of fun.

    Academic Rigor

    this is not an easy college to attend, so you should expect to study lots. the people you meet here will help you in any way they can and together you will go far.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont give up, Ever. be an achiever and do the best you can. join lots of clubs and activities.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M University in College Station is the best school to go to. There are a lot of traditions and school spirit is all over the places. This is where you will meet the people of the future of this country.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    213 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Code Maroon is an app that can be dowloaded to your smart phone. This app send notifications incase of an emergency of any type. Code marron will also notify you via e-mail, in any case you will be prepared for any situation.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to eat on campus, if you ever get bored of the food on campus you can just drive to a near by restaurant. Occasionally you can find yourself missing mom's cooking, but that's what breaks are for.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm is exciting and fun! If you wake up late for class, there will be no major problem, you can easily walk, run or bike to class.... no need to wait for the bus or drive trough taffic.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply! A&M has awesome traditions that will make you fall in love with it! College station may be a small town; but there is lots to do. You will never get bored. The education is great and the proffesors are helpful.

    In three sentences

    Teaxas A&M is much better than I had expected. The people are friendly, the proffesors are helpful and you never feel alone! The staff is friendly and there is help where ever you are on campus. Not to forget, the school spirit is like a virus, once you get it you can't get rid of it!

  • 01/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    214 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A great tradition that we have in A&M is before every home game the students go to the football field for a Mid Night Yell practice. We basically practice our chants and songs for the actual game. You are supposed to bring a date to kiss at midnight. Whoever finds themselves without a date at midnight just lights a lighter and finds another lonely aggie to kiss.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities that you can enjoy at A&M. For example you can go to the Rec and play sports with your friends or get in the pool. Off campus you can go to the movies, ice skating, bowling, and or clubbing whichever appeals to you.

    Food and Dining

    There is a great variety of food selections located on and off campus. On campus there is Asian, Vegetarian, Mexican, and American food among others. Off campus across the street from the north side of the University there is a street lined with restaurants that you can walk to. McDonalds, Free Birds, IHOP, Dominoes, and Cheddars are a few that line up the street.

    Dorm Life

    I have lived in two on campus halls. Aston which is located in the commons and southern campus was a great place to live in. If you like to make friends Aston is the hall for you. There you can usually be rowdy without anybody getting after you. Davis- Gary is a different story these are single rooms where you must be quiet because here they will get after you.

    Academic Rigor

    Of course college is going to be challenging but if you seek out the resources offered to you, you shouldn't have a problem. Professors are willing to help you during their office hours if you make the time to go and see them. Most classes also offer SI sessions (Supplement Instruction) by an upper classmen who sits through the class you are taking and basically dumbs it down for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning to come to A&M make sure to apply for scholarships the university offers. Also try to join at least one student organization so that you may be able to make new friends. Don't be shy and try being outgoing in your classes so that later you can form study groups with your classmates.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is a great campus full of wonderful traditions and friendly people. There is a lot of help offered on campus for free and just an over all beautiful place to get an education.

  • 01/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    215 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Get involved in some of the multiple organizations found on campus, explore the town, go to parks, go to Northgate, meet people. There's many things to do here in College Station, find where you fit best!

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of locations across campus to grab a bite to eat. The Commons features a few places such as Chik-Fil-A to eat and there are various other dining rooms sprinkled across campus. The main dining hall, Sbisa features anything you can need in an all you can eat variety.

    Dorm Life

    I did not actually live in a dorm myself but I now have a roommate who did and he had no complaints. He was able to score in on one of the modular dorms on campus that was a bit larger and nicer. He had a great roommate there and met a few friends that way.

    Academic Rigor

    It really all depends on you major. A&M University takes all courses and majors seriously of course but some will be inherently more difficult than others depending on your strengths and interests. Agriculture and Engineering are focused on many times here so those course may be a bit more strenuous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come on in, learn the lay of the land and get involved in activities where you can meet fellow Aggies. Don't miss out on an opportunity to meet a few folks here.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M University is a great school to call yours. The people are all friendly, both students and staff who will help you out if you ever need anything. The school offers a little of everything.

  • 01/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    216 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    They have a large variety of foods and a convenience store on campus so there's always something for everyone.

    Academic Rigor

    It has hard classes, but they're not impossible and the teachers are always willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, this school will definitely fill up fast.

    In three sentences

    A&M is an absolutely fantastic school to attend. Not only are the classes interesting and the school a high ranking school, the general atmosphere on campus is always welcoming. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    217 of 354

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    Every since I was really young Texas A&M has been my number one priority for my future. Because of my desire to study veterinary medicine, this university has always stood out to me. Very eagerly awaiting an acceptance letter!

  • 01/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    218 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Play ping pong and pool with my roommates at the commons.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great! there are many place to eat on campus, they also have a variety of foods at the Sbiza dining hall

    Dorm Life

    The dorns are a great place to stay in. They are not so small and you can work with the furniture.

    Academic Rigor

    Great!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard. Then study even more. Finally keep studying

    In three sentences

    It is a very huge campus with profound activities. There is much to do every day no matter at what time. Every body is friendly.

  • 01/27/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    219 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    good enough

    Dorm Life

    heard some bad stuff about rudder dorms

    Academic Rigor

    seems great

    In three sentences

    Atmosphere generally, good or average?

  • 01/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    220 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are only 800+ clubs and organizations on campus, so anyone should be able to find something they will enjoy getting involved in. If you don't find something to pique your interest, you can feel free to get some people together and start your own club.

    What to do for fun

    First rule about having fun: it is much easier with friends. So, get together with some friends and you are off to a great start. There are two movie theaters nearby with fairly cheap movies for students. We also have Grand Station Entertainment which has bowling, laser tag, and mini golf. If you are more of a mall person, we have one of those too. Ice skating is also available at Spirit Ice.

    Food and Dining

    Dining on A&M campus is great. There is a wide variety of foods available, and the food locations are spread out across campus, providing convenient eating wherever you are.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is very convenient, both for food, and for getting to class. As long as you don't mind sharing your room, I would suggest spending freshman year on-campus. The convenience of being close to a wide variety of resources helps relieve some of the stress of being in a new environment and taking challenging classes.

    Academic Rigor

    While there are some degrees that are easier than others, overall I would say that A&M has very rigorous classes, especially in the Engineering fields.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective Students, if you decide to come to Texas A&M, the friendliest campus in the nation, be sure to go to Fish Camp. Fish Camp provides a great way to start building a network of friends, while at the same time introducing you to the many traditions of Texas A&M.

    In three sentences

    A&M has a very friendly campus with some amazing people. The academic programs are amazing and top-notch. Campus life is fun, entertaining, relaxing, and quite enjoyable.

  • 02/03/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    221 of 354

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    Is the city of College Station a well-rounded city? I mildly dislike the fact that all of its benefits are centered around the college.

  • 02/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    222 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is very well managed. We have monthly code maroon tests to make sure everyone has easy access to local information in case of emergencies.

    Greek Life

    Soriorities and Fraternities are very popular at Texas A&M. The bid weeks are usually a lot of fun and I have heard great things about all of them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for almost anything you could possible think of. Activities are always happening and they are really easy to learn about.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for spirited and ambitious students. You will get a great education, but it is also awesome to get involved.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Texas A&M is filled with many different traditions. You can place a penny on a statue for goodluck, say howdy instead of hi, and stand up the entire duration of the football games. These are just a few examples.

    Bang for the buck

    There are $4.00 movies at the local cinemark if you have your college I.D.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, you can go to a ton of different dance halls and clubs. There are movie theatres and bowling alleys as well.

    Food and Dining

    College Station has every possible restaurant to eat at. There are tons of different options for food everywhere you go.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are well maintained and nice. They do a really good job of roommate matching.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics can be tough, but if you put in the time it will pay off. Looking up prospective professors can help out a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    You have to do a lot of studying, but it is totally worth it. Everybody here is so friendly and kind. You will love the school spirit.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M University is absolutely amazing. The spirit here is unlike anywhere else. I have learned so much about diversity in such a short time.

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    223 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I don't know how I feel about the Wildcat bucks (or whatever its called); it seems like the meal plan is just a mandatory gift gard to local food places and a few cafeterias.

    Dorm Life

    Have yet to experience. I've heard its difficult to get a spot on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I snuck into a class on Molecular Biology and the class discussion was riveting. Afterwards they gave everyone pizza and soda because they had ordered too much for something else.

    In three sentences

    I visited the campus and fell in love! All the traditions and school spirit illuminate the joyful energy of the college. I can't wait to attend!

  • 02/22/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    224 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This campus is good for almost every type of student. If you like a close family environment and if you also like your space, then this mix is just what College Station has to offer.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    All the architecture is stunning. Taking a walk around campus, for myself at least, was breath-taking.

    Bang for the buck

    College Station offers a great education while remaining pretty affordable if you have a little cash in your pocket and some good financial aid.

    What to do for fun

    Ever heard of the 12th man? Well, football is a long surviving tradition in College Station. You can always find your 12th man cheering on your eleven men on the field.

    Food and Dining

    I can't say that I've eaten the food on campus, however there are several restaurants on and around campus that I have heard wonderful reviews about.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm are a little small but everyone in them become like family. The close and personal relationships you form with your dorm mates improves the homey feeling and quality of life on such a large campus.

    Academic Rigor

    From speaking to the professors on campus, I was told that while in some universities you may receive an A, making that high mark is a bit more of a challenge in College Station.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice would be to take a tour of the campus. Go to Aggieland Saturday if you ever get the chance and spend some time with the professors. It will give you a good idea of what to prepare for in your future.

    In three sentences

    Three sentences cannot describe the beauty you encounter upon entering this campus. The architectural design; large, spacious scenery; and beautifully modern buildings are captivating. This is definitely the campus for me.

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    225 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    One of the great things about going to A&M is the Corps of Cadets. They offer a service called Corps Escorts. At any given time, if you call the Corps Escort office, they will send a member of the corp to meet you at whatever building you are at and walk you to your destination. This is great because you never have to walk alone down a dark, sketchy path or into a creepy parking garage. There is always someone to escort you, if you want.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is at a great balance at A&M. It is pretty popular, but not so popular that if you don't join in, you are considered an odd-ball.

    Clubs and Activities

    A&M has so many options of clubs you can join. There is no possible way that you will not find an organization of interest to you. From service, to leadership, to academics, there is a club with an interest to you.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are friendly and hard-working, you will do well at A&M.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I simply cannot tell you enough about the traditions of A&M. A&M is based on traditions, and there are a million of them. Most notably, the students stand at all the football games and have organized cheers that we call yells. Every friday night before a saturday football game, fans go to Kyle Field at midnight for a Yell Practice, where about 6,000 people rehearse the yells for the game on Saturday.

    Bang for the buck

    A&M is consistently rated among the top ten universities in the country for the education you get based on the money you spend. Absolutely worth the tradition.

    What to do for fun

    The country western dance halls are very popular in this college town. You'll learn how to two-step in no time. If that's not your thing, with all the organizations on campus, there is always a cool event happening, be it a concert, musical, a speaker, or a play.

    Food and Dining

    Like any university, A&M has ample on campus dining options, all of which are good, but none of which are great. There are plenty of off campus eateries, but they do cost more than on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice, and while not expansive or luxurious, they give you a great living space right in the heart of campus. With friendly RA's who always plan dorm activities, there is no doubt you will love living on campus. The only problem is that so many students want to live on campus that not all of them can be accommodated.

    Academic Rigor

    A&M is a tier 1 research university composed of the top 10% of students from each school across the state of Texas as well as high achieving students from around the country. You will be pushed to excel by the outstanding demographic of your peers. The classes are difficult, but will give you the education you need to do well after college.

    Tips for prospective students

    The family atmosphere and welcoming campus make transition to college an easy one. Finding friends is effortless, as there are hundreds of organizations to get involved in. If you are on the fence, I highly encourage you to come take a tour. I guarantee you will fall in love with this university.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is unrivaled in friendliness, traditions, academics, and athletics. Texas A&M will give you a world class education and life long friends and memories, all while being very affordable. In short, I cannot imagine a better university to attend.

  • 03/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    226 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Many options for food on and around campus, sometimes it can be too many options.

    Dorm Life

    I didnt live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Very rigorous, much different from a community college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, get a good GPA because it is really competitive. take your time on your app essay.

    In three sentences

    The most freindly campus I have ever been on. Great diversity of programs, organizations, degrees, and minors. Many cool traditions that make you feel part of the family.

  • 03/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    227 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You can have a cadet walk you to your dorm late and there are emergency Phones everywhere and guarded 24/7

    Clubs and Activities

    Meh they're so so

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student would love A&M!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Silver Taps, Muster, the list is endless!!

    Bang for the buck

    Up to 18 hours you only pay for 12

    What to do for fun

    NORTH GATE, and I Chill with friends!

    Food and Dining

    OMG SBISA!!

    Dorm Life

    The Dorms are so so.

    Academic Rigor

    It's a Tier one research institute and is as hard as expected!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study! Study! Study!

    In three sentences

    There is nothing that beats Aggie Spirit! Our traditions are everything! This school is the greatest school ever!

  • 03/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    228 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This campus is extremely safe and home-y. There is no safer and more trusting place than College Station, Texas. If you're stuck on campus late at night and are skeptical about walking across campus to your car or dorm, don't worry!, call a Corps escort. They're available throughout the night and will walk you anywhere on campus to provide a safe transportation.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is rewarding but small. You absolutely will not feel out of place if you don't 'go Greek'. There is a very small percentage of greek life, but those that are involved in it, love it!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 600 organizations at this university--there's something for everyone! Don't hesitate to get involved. With as much scholastic work that should be done, there also should be a balance between work and play. GET INVOLVED!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Texas A&M is founded on the Corps of Cadets and the traditions they bring. Go to tamu.edu for more information on the century-long traditions they continue!

    What to do for fun

    There's plenty to do for fun! Texas A&M has tons of athletic events that many people like to go to, take football for example. There is also a lot of intramurals to participate in. Texas A&M has one of the highest number of student organizations on campus and they are extremely rewarding and fun!

    Food and Dining

    Food isn't ever high-quality on university campuses, and the same goes for Texas A&M. You won't starve, but don't expect 5 star meals.

    Dorm Life

    I highly recommend living in the dorm your first year or two. It makes getting to class convenient and hassle-free. You will not have to worry about parking or traffic. Plus, many of the newer-style dorms are very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    This university is considered difficult. The academics are rigorous, but achievable. If you can make it through your undergraduate years, the Texas A&M Aggie network will do wonders for your future career.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're considering Texas A&M University, get educated on the campus -life first. The best advice is to get involved, while focusing and balancing school. Curriculum is difficult at this university, but achievable. Stay focused, study hard, and have fun.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is an intellectually stimulating university that gives students a great social experience as well as a strong education. The traditions that are found at this school aren't any you'll find anywhere else. Students here love their undergraduate and graduate experience and enjoy the Aggie network for future careers.

  • 03/15/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    229 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food is great! My only problem is I'm worried about gaining too much weight while I'm there.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are relatively small, but most college dorms are, so that shouldn't be much of an issue.

    Academic Rigor

    From what I've heard, A&M is very rigorous and challenging academically.

    In three sentences

    I've only been to Texas A&M once, but I love it there. There are so many traditions and friendly people there. I can't wait to go there next year. :)

  • 03/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    230 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    This is huge. All the sororities are gathered together in one part of town.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is so much to do here. I love it!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are too many traditions to list.

    What to do for fun

    Go dancing in Bryan, the town next door.

    Food and Dining

    Good food but very expensive and there are not a lot of healthy options. Go to the grocery store and stock up. It's Panda Express and burritos everywhere.

    Dorm Life

    I live off-campus so I can't rate this.

    Academic Rigor

    My classes are more challenging than I anticipated.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in clubs and community service when you get here.

    In three sentences

    A&M has a very friendly, upbeat campus. It is easy to get around town on the shuttles. There is a huge internation presence here.

  • 03/18/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    231 of 354

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    Seems like a great school for majoring in computer graphics! Hope I get in with my low scores. But I will try my best to get in!

  • 03/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    232 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    rather small

    Great for these types of students

    Hard Workers, traditional, country, likes to keep busy, active

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Where to startâ?¦ every part of campus has its own theme or feeling, Some parts are very modern (university street) while others are more traditional. The football games are probably the tradition most participated in (twelfth man).

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of parks in the area, of course north gate is always fun, and there are so many students here so something is always going on.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study Hard, get involved.

    In three sentences

    A very Good School. They achieve everything they are supposed to (setting their students up for either the best possible career, or secondary school).

  • 03/22/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    233 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are so so so many I have no idea where to begin. You can go to tamu.edu and they will be listed.

    In three sentences

    Amazing campus, amazing environment, amazing student body, amazing in everything. I love the amount and value of traditions here as well.

  • 04/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    234 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Through out campus their are phone booths where by just simply pressing a button you can call the police, making the University a more safe environment.

    Clubs and Activities

    At A&M their are over 800 organizations. There is a website where you can insert your interests and it will match you with your perfect organization. Their are so many organizations about odd interests. That being said, A&M has a sandwich club where they make sandwiches and eat them. Doesn't that organization sound tempting?

    Great for these types of students

    I am international student and on campus their is a building called the ISS building which is amazing for those who are also international students. Also, the ISS helps out with any international involved problems you may have. So be sure to educate yourself about your

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A tradition which I was not aware of was the seal tradition. Through out campus their are a variety of A&M seals which you are not to step on because if you do so you will not graduate. So be aware. There is also a tradition that states that you are not to wear an aggie ring that is not yours because you it is bad luck.

    What to do for fun

    What I usually do for fun is pond hopping. At A&M there is a tradition called pond hopping and what you basically do is jump in all of the water fountains around campus before the end of your freshman year. It's and amazingly fun experience that advise everyone who attends A&M to do this.

    Food and Dining

    The food at A&M is alright. You will be living in the same area for a whole year and if you have a meal plan this means that you will usually be eating the same things and you will eventually get tired. I recommend you check out online all the food sources available to you around campus.

    Dorm Life

    A lot of people are different about their space and A&M is a big campus, meaning big dorms. I am overall happy with my dorm. If you like your space make sure you check out the dorms online and maybe possibly go see them yourself before you make your choice. I also recommend a comforter. The beds aren't like regular beds and a comforter can make the difference.

    Academic Rigor

    Texas A&M University is quite challenging. My first semester was tough but all you have to do is remember what your their for and remember you have a responsibility with the school. College involves a lot of reading but its manageable as long as you do everything you need to be doing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Something I would have thanked someone to tell me about college was how much reading I have to do for college. Always read before class so you can understand lecture much better. Also remember that this is not high school you actually have to study and do everything on time. If your first tests aren't too great don't stress just study a lot harder for the next one. If you also didn't do too great on the next one check out Cain Hall. They have many study strategies available to the students.

    In three sentences

    I love the traditions that this school has. They are all so friendly they make me feel at home. It a life time experience.

  • 04/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    235 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police are there when you need them. Not over bearing but around.

    Greek Life

    Very organized and performs alot of philanthropy!

    Clubs and Activities

    There is an orginization for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    Hardworking Smart Persistent

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A&M probably has more traditions than any other school. Silver taps, midnight yell, the century tree, you name it. These you can read about but to really experience the culture you have to come and visit the campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive but SO worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Northgate District. A place with lots of bars, dancing, and fun!

    Food and Dining

    The dining dollars make it easy and quick to eat on campus. They've brought in places like Panda Express and Chik Fila s you can get a taste of fast food very now and then. They also have vending machines everywhere so you nevergo hungry!

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus but from what my friends tell me your not in there much anyways but it's just a great way to meet people.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a whole new level whenit comes to academics. Working hard and being persistent is a must.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared when you come in as a Freshman! It is so much more difficukt than highschool and you need work ethic if you plan to succeed.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M University is a prestigious college and when you get here you realize just how great it is. The professors are extremly knowledgable about what they are teaching. The social atmosphere is equally as engaging.

  • 04/19/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    236 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Delicious. Great hours. Decent price.

    Dorm Life

    Nice dorms. Family feel. Decent price.

    Academic Rigor

    Not the easiest school to get into. Tutoring is available. Pick the right major for you!

    In three sentences

    Love the campus! The traditions are great! Can't wait to get an aggie Ring!

  • 05/03/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    237 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Adventurous, Hardworking, traditional, conservative

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Century Tree: If you go under it alone, you will be alone forever. Whoever you're with when you go under it is your soul mate.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of sports and students organizations that one can join for fun

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, ask questions, visit the campus, and apply for many scholarships.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is a very beautiful school with lots of interesting traditions and values. The environment is lovely and the people are friendly. It is my dream college

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    238 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police maintain a presence, and the student body are very protective of fellow Aggies

    Clubs and Activities

    Visit the MSC Open House during your first semester, you are bound to find a club for you.

    Great for these types of students

    Engineering and Agricultural programs are excellent. Pre-vet and vet graduate school is very prestigious and the nursing and medical schools are great.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Howdy, class wildcats, and other traditions are explained in the New Student Conferences.

    What to do for fun

    Northgate bar district, Rec center, and sports games. Lots of places for outdoor activities as well.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of on-campus options as well as nearby off campus restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I have not stayed in a dorm, but many of my friends have and didn't complain.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, but the professors are generally very good. Check out reviews online before registering for classes for an idea.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to classes, join study groups, and find extracurricular groups that you enjoy.

    In three sentences

    This is an excellent school. I am in the Computer Engineering program, and I absolutely love it here. Classes are challenging, but you can certainly succeed if you apply yourself and use the available resources to aid in studying.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    239 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food is good and there is a variety of food on campus. The only thing is that sometimes the food tends to get old and you want something new. For the biggest and most diverse type of meal, there is Sbisa where you can get a buffet with various choices of food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is good. Usually you can be paired up with people of the same major and there are several dorms that are specific for a type of student if you don't want to go in the regular dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I am an engineering major and the classes can be pretty tough, but with a good amount of work put in in the end it may not seem as difficult as it was at first.

  • 05/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    240 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The school is mostly really safe, and at night people can get corp escort to anywhere on campus for extra safety purpose.

    Clubs and Activities

    Breakaway, corp of cadets, DEEP, Women's Chorus, Singing Cadets, and more...

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working, conservative (hence the slogan, Keep College Station Normal!), Christian based, love to volunteer and help others, caring, honest, and have pride in their school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Too many to list; Century Tree, whoever you walk down there with will be your soul mate, and never walk down there alone! Put a penny on Sully: When Sully was the President on Texas A&M back in the old army, he use to tutor students and when they want to pay him back, he'll ask them to give him a penny as a token of appreciation, and now it has become the tradition of Texas A&M. many many more traditions can be found here: http://aggietraditions.tamu.edu/

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is reasonable. and financial aid advisor/ scholarship counselors are very helpful.

    What to do for fun

    Country Dancing (at Harry's), chill at Dixie Chicken (aka The Chicken), study at Evans-Annex library (personal suggestion-6th floor of Evans), Midnight Yell, and of course, Fighting Texas Aggie Football Games!

    Food and Dining

    The Pavillion by Evans-Annex Library is the best. A1 burger is like heaven in your mouth!

    Academic Rigor

    Top tier school, especially the Dwight-Look College of Engineering.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join organization to be involve, go to Breakaway every Tuesday night, have some fun, study lots, and pray even more.

    In three sentences

    From the outside looking in, you can't understand it. And from the inside looking out, you can't explain it. We are a school that sweat, bleed, cry, and laugh together, we will always bleed maroon, and never forget the spirit of the 12th Man. An aggie puts other aggies' lives before their own, they are the true definition of loyalty, integrity, excellence, leadership, respect and selfless service.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    241 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Top 10%, country kids, smaller town students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Howdy! Say howdy to everyone. :) and don't step on the school seal!

    What to do for fun

    Sports events, northgate, clubs.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options!

    Dorm Life

    Didn't live in a dorm

    Academic Rigor

    Very difficult coursework, but in a challenging sense of the word.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!

    In three sentences

    The best decision I have ever made. It's full of school spirit and very academically challenging. Wonderful in all aspects.

  • 05/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    242 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Sporting events are amazing on campus, the twelfth man is like no other. Apart from sports there are instrumentals, and over 800 student organizations, so you are sure to find something you like.

    Food and Dining

    There really are not many options for food on campus. Apart from Chick-fil-A and Panda Express, most of the food places are overpriced and not worth the money. Luckily there are many restaurants around the campus!

    Dorm Life

    Texas A&M University dorm are not all state of the art, being that it was a military college many of the dorms are old fashioned. However, the university is in the works of building more new buildings which great!

    Academic Rigor

    Texas A&M University is quite challenging academically, however the course difficultly A&M offers helps prepare its students for the real world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Being admitted to Texas A&M University can be quite challenging. I recommend that you make sure you are not only excelling academic, but in extracurricular activities as well. Texas A&M University prides itself on having well diverse students.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M University is a world class institution, striving to be the best university possible and the lowest cost. This institution is rarely growing, and offers hundreds majors, so you can be sure to find what you need. With its rich traditions and outstanding network, Texas A&M continues to give you the most payback for your dollar.

  • 05/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    243 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Be the 12th man at all sporting events!

    Food and Dining

    The food is great.

    Dorm Life

    The commons are the best place to stay as a freshman.

    Academic Rigor

    It is awesome. The professors are great but the courses are challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your ACT early. Try to get in the top 10 percent. Accept Blinn Team if offered.

    In three sentences

    Texas a&m is a great institution of higher learner. The rich tradition and core values at a&m , make it the best university in the county. A&M has a friendly campus and great academics and I will refer anyone to come here.

  • 06/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    244 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    With Code Maroon, you will be alerted for any unusual and dangerous activities around campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Midnight Yell - the night before every home football game. The 12th Man.

    What to do for fun

    Entertainment places in the MSC, in the South side Commons, and the new North side Commons. There are also bars and restaurants in the Northgate.

    Food and Dining

    It's pretty affordable with a meal plan, but the North side burger place in the Underground is not good, everything else is acceptable.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm location is so convenient for everything and everyone is friendly, especially the RA's.

    Academic Rigor

    It's challenging but not too hard with enough effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Believe in yourselves; Do your best; Ask when you need.

    In three sentences

    It's an amazing school. Texas A&M University teaches me a lot of things about traditions, helping others, leadership, etc.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    245 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are a great amount of clubs for students to join. Students just have to look for the club they want whether it be during the open house or even online through the university website.

    What to do for fun

    The recreational center is a good place to go to play sports for fun, the center is very large so you have enough time and space to do anything.

    Food and Dining

    It provided little nutrition, I definitely learned how the freshman fifteen is gained. The food would be much better if it were not all fatty.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is decent but they charge too much to live in a space that is shared between students. The university does not do very well as matching the students goes.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor was completely different from what I am used to. Professors aren't very communicative so you have to ask the questions that were not answered or they will never get answered. The tests are completely different from a community colleges rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    The university has many prospective student centers around many areas located around Texas. The staff are very helpful in the aspect of helping students gather the needed material to apply to the university.

    In three sentences

    The university provides all students with the needed material to succeed.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    246 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus. The Corp provides a service in which anyone can call during the night and have a corp member escort them to wherever they need to go. Also, CARPOOL is a student run FREE taxi service from Thursday night to Saturday night.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Students place pennies at the foot of a statue before an exam for good luck.

    What to do for fun

    Visit the movie theater for $4 movies (with your student ID), have a weekend getaway at Lake Bryan that is only 30 minutes away from campus, have a night out with your friends at Northgate, the town's entertainment center for students.

    Food and Dining

    Tasty food with many locations across campus

    Dorm Life

    Since A&M was the first public Texas school, the dorms are very old. However, A&M has increased its efforts at renovating several dorm buildings so now there are wi-fi in many dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Great school for engineering and business. The liberal arts programs are undermined here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be aware of the possibility that you will may possibly but heads with students who hold different religious and political beliefs.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is a great university for students who value traditions and the feeling of a close-knit student body. It is a very conservative school with a large portion of the population being from surrounding Texan towns. Their football season is the most anticipated event of the school year.

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    247 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    A&M Corps of Cadets.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 800 student run organizations. Grab 3 friends with a common interest and start your own club. There is something for everyone!

    What to do for fun

    For fun you can watch the Fighting Texas Aggie football team at Kyle Field or get involved in student organizations that always have something exciting going on, on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Community service is key. A lot of people have good grades what you do outside of school helps you stand out.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M University in College Station is one of the best colleges to attend. This campus is inviting and welcoming to all. In addition the traditions make the campus and students feel connected as a family.

  • 06/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    248 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    I am pursuing a degree in sociology because I absolutely love helping others. I plan on going into the criminal justice field later on in life because that is truly my passion.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love Texas A&M University. It is has a great learning environement that makes my future look brighter. Everybody is friendly and willing to help out.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    249 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Fish camp Aggie Angels Diamond Darlings Honor council Quidditch

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Pond hopping is amazing - but be careful because campus cops hate it Putting a penny on Sully before exams or presentations Revellie barking during class and being let go early Midnight yell before home football games Fish camp

    Bang for the buck

    Spoons is a good, healthy, inexpensive alternative to ice cream at midnight Blue baker gives you a lot of good food for a low price

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved right away. Go to class Don't be deterred by the number of students

    In three sentences

    You will find the most amazing atmosphere here. The people really are different than anyplace else. From the outside looking in, you can't understand it, and from the inside looking out you can't explain it.

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    250 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hanging out with friends is probably the most enjoyable part of being at college. There are usually lots of events going on. Plus, many restaurants and venues are close to campus.

    Food and Dining

    I've been living off of the meal plan for the past two years. I'm glad there's lots of options. There's everything from chinese to pizza and burgers to pasta.

    Dorm Life

    I've lived in the dorms for two years. Modular halls are probably the best. Lots of people prefer to live off campus, but I enjoy living on campus and being close to classes and all of the resources.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are really hard, but managable if you are focused on your work. Personally, chemistry has been the most difficult so far. Professors are extremely helpful, however, and will go out of their way to be of any assistance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try your best in high school. Research other schools that you may be interested in. It is a very competitive school and not everyone gets accepted. You need to be certain that you do want to attend.

    In three sentences

    I am a junior at Texas A&M at the moment. It was a bit difficult adjusting to college life but I absolutely love it now. I'm looking forward to the next two years!

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    251 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Rated one of the nation's safest campuses! You could honestly be walking late at night ( I recommend walking with a friend) and be perfectly okay.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life for the longest time wasn't popular at A&M, but since the switch to the SEC, Greek Life has grown and become more of an accepted concept. There are honestly tons of organizations that compete with Greek Life and most students chose to only be part of one since most are time consuming. However, Greek Life is accepted and popular on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons, mostly aimed towards freshmen, but still, if you're looking to be involved on campus, this is the campus for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At A&M, there are tons of traditions. Midnight Yell, Put A Penny On Sully, being the 12th man at all the football games, Yell Leaders, attending Fish Camp, Muster, Silver Taps, and those are just some of the many here at A&M.

    Bang for the buck

    Texas A&M has been rated as one of the best places in the nation where you get the most bang for your buck and return on your educational investment. The Aggie Network is one of the most helpful and greatest in the nation.

    What to do for fun

    There's plenty of things to do for fun in College Station, there's a mall that's growing in store diversity, the Northgate bar scene is always going on, there's traditions like pond hoping on campus, cheap movies, Grand Station which has bowling, laser tag, arcade and mini golf, and plenty more.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty great! I'd say between average and great. The food is too expensive, however. You could get a better (more healthier) version of it right off campus for a lower price, however A&M just happens to be more convenient whenever you're in a hurry to get to your next class.

    Dorm Life

    Most dorms at A&M are as old as when they first built A&M, however they recently built a new one. The living conditions aren't too bad though.

    Academic Rigor

    Texas A&M is known for producing some of the most intelligent students and that doesn't come easy. A&M pushes you to learn and interact on a real world basis.

    Tips for prospective students

    To become successful at Texas A&M you need to make sure you know how to study, don't become too involved your first year, and make sure to keep up with heathy lifestyle habits like eating right and working out.

  • 06/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    252 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Awesome! If you don't want to walk alone at night you can call the Cadets to walk you home, there are blue light poles where you can find a phone.

    Greek Life

    2 words: fun and involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is over 800 clubs to choose from so there is no way you can be bored!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Midnight yell for football games is awesome! If Reveille our mascot barks in class it will be dismissed. If you walk under the century tree by yourself you'll be forever alone. Dont walk on the A&M seal or you wont get your aggie ring. You stand for the whole football game, if not then you are a two-precenter. And there are still many more traditions at A&M

    What to do for fun

    There's North Gate, movies, bowling, plenty of organizations, sporting events and there is always free stuff being given.

    Food and Dining

    Panda Express, Love it! but there are plenty of good unique places to eat and the cafeteria pizza is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    Definitely need to experience the dorm life. There are tones of events and things that they do together. You make great friends that you will greatly cherish. The facilities are only getting better disregarding the old ones that are still left.

    Academic Rigor

    Texas A&M is definitely not to be taken lightly. It is very challenging but absolutely doable. Class size can vary from 15 per class to 300+, but don't be afraid to ask questions. Tutoring is not a problem because it is oferred everyday and it is free. Plus, professor will more than willing to help you understand the material if you ask. Nevertheless academics is rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not leave studying and homework last, make it a priority. Be active and join some organizations because it will build up networks to help you out in the near and far future. Take advantage of all the resources that are given to you, they will become your best friends during finals week. Also, there is so much stuff to do in College Station, go out and enjoy it, don't limit yourself to only school, but like i said before priorities first!

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is without a doubt the best university i could have chosen. Everyone there is friendly and willing to give you a helping hand to any fellow Aggie no matter your race, ethnicity, size, gender or circumstance. Not only is the academic side of A&M awesome, but the athletics and organizations available for every student are far beyond amazing, including any club or topic you can imagine!

  • 06/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    253 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs to get involved in that are for everyone! You are bound to find something just for you!

    Food and Dining

    There is so much food to choose from at A&M. Sbisa is the main dining hall that is buffet style and has great choices.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in a dorm personally but many of my friends did and said it was a good experience but they're glad to me living in a full apartment now.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics is very challenging and as long as you study and stay motivated, you can prosper.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you go to Fish Camp. It is an amazing introduction to the crazy spirit and lifestyle of Aggies.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is a competitive school. It has rigorous academics that challenge me everyday. It also has hundreds of diverse clubs and organizations to get involved in.

  • 06/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    254 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many things a student can do for fun at A&M, for starters, there are many organizations to join at the university where you can meet many great people that you can hang out with. Another thing that many people do for fun is go to north gate, which is located right across from north campus, there are many clubs to go to where you can go and dance with friends or just hang out and watch the game at restaurants. If those two options are not enough, there are always the famous Aggies football games which are a great part of the Aggie tradition where Aggies from everywhere come to support the football team as they BTHO whoever they are playing.

    Food and Dining

    The food offered is pretty good, it is average food served at universities such as chick-fil-a, panda express, among other fast food places, they are good, but you can get tired of eating the same things all the time. I have to say that they do offer a variety of food around campus, but sometimes it can be far from where you stay so you end up eating the same things all the time.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was hard at first, but you get used to it after a while. The hardest part about living in a dorm is that you now have to share a room with someone else and be mindful of the other students that live around you with things such as noise level. I would say that the best thing about living the dorm life would be that you make many new friends that live on campus, friendships that might last a lifetime.

    Academic Rigor

    I have to say that most classes I have taken at A&M have been really challenging, they require a lot of studying and dedication. The classes can be passed with good grades, but that will require no slacking off and lots of studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    In order for prospective students to succeed at Texas A&M i would recommend that they really focus on their school work and study everyday. There are many things that go on in college station, but you have to learn how to manage time very well between studying, hanging out with friends, and in some cases working. The most important thing to remember is to not give up and try your hardest at everything you do in life.

    In three sentences

    I would have to say that Texas A&M provides a wonderful opportunity for students to not only gain lots of knowledge, but also make many new friends. The University gives students to experience a sense of unity with other students and make life long memories. Aside from these things, Texas A&M is a great place to network with former Aggies and future Aggies that will soon hire other Aggies.

  • 06/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    255 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go to Aggie football games, go out dancing and take part in all of the great traditions (i.e. Silver Taps, etc.).

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let the size of the school overwhelm you. Find your niche and you will do great!

    In three sentences

    This school holds a lot of tradition, which makes it so unique. Although the school is large you can integrate yourself well. Nonetheless, make sure you stick to your beliefs and values.

  • 06/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    256 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are cops who go around and check the dorms and patrol campus at all times.

    Greek Life

    There are TONS of sororities and fraternities to join that will fit your need if you want to be a part of Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs to join that you are BOUND to find somewhere to fit in and if you don't find a club you like, you can always start your own!

    Great for these types of students

    A&M is a very conservative school, though it is open to everyone, people who are more liberal tend to find it difficult to voice their opinion.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A&M is ALL about tradition. There are so many traditions from the Aggie Ring to pond hopping! The Century Tree is one of the locations on campus that you have to see but DO NOT walk under there alone. The tradition is that if you walk under the tree with someone you will be with them for a century but if you walk under there alone you will be forever alone.

    What to do for fun

    There are country dancing places and Northgate which are within walking distance of the campus. There is also a theater that is about a 5-10min drive and it has student discounts. Also there are clubs that put on events and movie showings. Sometimes bands come to perform, for instance NEEDTOBREATHE came last year!

    Food and Dining

    The food is good but there is some problems that are trying to get resolved about the issue of Dining Dollars. All on campus freshmen and sophomores are required to buy a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm as a freshmen was not bad at all! There is a new dorm on Northside that is currently opening up that is going to have all new sorts of amenities and is going to be like it's own little community within the campus. There are key cards needed to get into the dorm so it is safe and if you forget your key card, there is usually someone who will be at the door sooner or later who will let you in.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging and you do have to put the work into it to get the grades you want but it isn't too difficult that you will feel like you are drowning in homework constantly. The professors are more than happy to help and there are student led reviews as well to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Strive for the automatic acceptance because waiting for the letter of acceptance is nerve wracking! Make sure you feel comfortable with your choice. This is the college you will potentially be spending at least four years at! But at the same time, don't be scared to take a risk. This is supposed to be an experience you will enjoy and never forget.

    In three sentences

    College Station is amazing! The atmosphere, the people, the faculty, the campus-everything about it makes you feel like you are a part of something big. Also the opportunities that are available for you afterwards is astonishing especially with the Aggie Network!

  • 06/21/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    257 of 354

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    The environment at A&M is unique and so far I haven't expirenced anything else like it on my college search. The people are friendly, it's the kind of place you are greated by strangers like you've known them forever, it's an amazing feeling. Texas A&M is a top notch school and of the several times I've visited I've never been disapointed.

  • 06/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    258 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have 'Code Maroon' that alerts everyone on campus what's going on, but I've only seen it used twice. Texas A&M is nice because it's located in College Station, and almost everyone that lives around there is affiliated with A&M in some way. It feels like a safe, small town.

    Greek Life

    It's pretty good, Chili fest is the best part of being involved in Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Fraternity and sorority life here isn't HUGE, but I think that's awesome because there are so many cheaper opportunities for amazing organizations to exist. For freshman, there are organizations called FLO's (Freshman Leadership Organizations) that everyone can apply for, and meet hundreds of friends!

    Great for these types of students

    Friendly, outgoing, and dedicated students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    HA! Texas A&M has the most traditions of any college campus in the nation. We have midnight yell before each football game to practice yelling for the next day, the Aggie 12th man that stands up for the football team the WHOLE time at each sporting event, the tradition of the Aggie ring, ring dunk to obtain said ring, putting a penny on Sully for luck, reveille barking in class means class is out, silver taps to commemorate and honor fallen Aggies in the past month, Aggie muster, class yells, and not walking on the grass by the MSC out of respect for the past, present, and future veterans that have dedicated their lives to the freedom of this country. seriously there are thousands. You need a campus tour to hear them all and why they exist!

    Bang for the buck

    The sports pass is too expensive, and so is tuition, but I would pay almost anything to continue attending this school.

    What to do for fun

    NORTHGATE! North gate, or more commonly called The Gates of North, is the big music scene, lots of good food, and abundant fun and late nights. If you want a more classy scene I would recommend going to First Friday in downtown Bryan for the little shops that stay open late, yummy food and good music. Lake Bryan is beautiful and has a lot of good camping sites, but I promise you'll be spending a majority of your time studying.

    Food and Dining

    There's actually a huge array of foods to eat on campus! Check out Chef Tai's food truck. He used to be the head chef of a 5-star restaurant, retired, and now makes delicious tacos for hungry Aggies.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms are old, especially on north side. The location is extremely convenient, but privacy is always an issue. Plus, potluck roommates are always nerve-wracking.

    Academic Rigor

    There is an amazing variety of courses at Texas A&M. However, the science, engineering, and business departments are known to have some of the smartest professors in the nation. Be aware! This is a tough school, but the rewarding feeling of an 'A' is unsurpassed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus and learn the traditions. Also, sit in on a couple classes, especially if you're planning on becoming a science major. The level of work here is pretty intense, and if you want the normal 'college party scene,' you probably will not be getting it here-you'll be studying.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is hands-down the best school in Texas. It has taught me self-discipline, respect for military veterans, love for my state and country, and appreciation for traditions passed down through many generations. I could not have attained the caliber of education I have combined with any of these qualities at any of the other schools I considered attending.

  • 06/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    259 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    MSC, Rec Center, Northgate, .. actually the library is pretty fun, you can take out videos and stuff and stay there and watch them kinda like a movie theater

    Food and Dining

    The MSC is the best place to eat. Love that place, great vibe and lots of food

    Dorm Life

    I've heard its ok, i honestly live outside campus and it is great lol

    Academic Rigor

    They will push you to go further!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your act together, you will be studying a lot! but you'll meet great friends as well

    In three sentences

    Great courses, great people, awesome vibe

  • 06/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    260 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    A&M's campus is extremely safe. Blue phones are set up all over campus, relatively close together so that if you happened to come across danger, there's a phone lit up to call for help. Even at night, campus is a safe place to be.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is extremely popular on this campus. Several sororities and fraternities are available for students to join throughout the year. Many members advocate for their sororities and fraternities year round on campus, allowing you to meet them and learn more about the group.

    Clubs and Activities

    A&M offers hundreds and hundreds of clubs and activities. Included are CupCake Club, Knitting Club, Global Medical Brigades, and Latin club just to name a few. Whatever your interest might be, A&M has a club for it. And if it doesn't? Students are free to create their own clubs!

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students dedicated to learning as well as those looking to be involved in organizations and internships. If you enjoy walking in the sun when it's 90 degrees outside, this school is where you need to be.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My favorite tradition at Texas A&M is the ssssss that seems to flood classrooms whenever a teacher or student mentions UT.

    Bang for the buck

    This school's cost of tuition is below average. A student could easily graduate with under $100, 000 in debt, which these days, is astonishing. For the price of tuition, students recieve an excellent education and what's more, they have access to top notch internships. A lot of bang for minimal buck.

    What to do for fun

    It's important to note that Texas A&M is located in College Station. Though there are several things to do for fun, the town is a little more limited when compared to most other cities. There's every restaurant under the sun available in College Station as well as a movie theatre. Night life on North Gate is extremely known for its bars, clubs and dancing. Each month, downtown Bryan offers music festivals for those looking for a fun, relaxing night out. Shopping in College Station is also extremely popular with every store under the sun available to visit as well as hole in the wall boutiques and shops!

    Food and Dining

    Several places on and off campus are available for dining. The campus itself, has several cafeterias and restaurants; and let�s not forget: much needed Starbucks! College station offers almost any restaurant you can think of. Recommendation: for a cheap, yet delicious meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) try College Station�s one and only Fuego. Technically it's fast food but the quality of the food makes you feel as if you were at home in your own kitchen.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life provides students with a home on campus that is close to class. This is extremely important for freshman or new students learning their way around campus but wanting a safe and friendly environment to come home to after class. Dorm life allows students to build relationships with roommates and get to know other students.

    Academic Rigor

    Texas A&M may not be an Ivy League school, but when it comes to teaching, this school doesn�t mess around. Going to class and studying are any student�s sure way of achieving a good GPA. Faculty members are involved in their students� education and work to make their teaching extends past the limits of the classroom. Teaching rigor is somewhat vigorous but manageable if a student works hard to retain the information taught in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is wonderful all around. A&M provides challenging, yet achievable coursework as well as opportunities to work in internships related to any field of interest. This school works around the Aggie honor code, encouraging honesty and perseverance that ultimately lead to success. Hundreds of organizations exist to culture your every interest and with faculty members as interested in students� education as these are, any student is well equipped to succeed.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M creates safe and accepting environment that merges the rich, diverse student culture with that �small town feel.� Faculty members actively engage in student�s education and work to be there in need of guidance. A&M embodies a mentality that promotes honesty, perseverance and success.

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    261 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I would say this campus is safe at night and if someone still doesn't feel safe they have a Corps Escort Service where you can have a Cadet walk you to where you are trying to go so you are not alone.

    Clubs and Activities

    Again, there are so many! The Memorial Student Center (MSC) hosts an open house each semester for a viewing of all the organizations the campus holds so that a person can basically go shopping for any clubs/organizations that they want to join.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are too many traditions at A&M to discuss them all on here including the story of the history of the university. The 12th Man, Bonfire, Corps of Cadets, Yell Leaders, Midnight Yell, Reveille, Spirit of Aggieland....... the list goes on so definitely take a tour to find out or ask an Old Ag.

    What to do for fun

    Different organizations host different events on campus throughout the week and even on weekends. There's also always a sporting event occurring on campus otherwise there are a few small parks to visit, small shops in the neighboring small towns, and the typical shopping centers.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is mediocre and it gets tiring eating the same foods over and over, including off campus but I am not one for fast food so that could be why.

    Dorm Life

    General dorm life is very exciting since there are always people around in the dorms. Since some of the dorms are small and crowded, it can feel homey or like a hotel but that's regular college dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a lot of coursework involved, even for the blow off classes whether a person is reading the chapters for class, studying for an exam, or reviewing notes there is plenty of work to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely visit the campus and try out any of the different programs available to let students spend the weekend there on campus for a real feel of the campus life and to take a visit in an actual class.

    In three sentences

    This campus is extremely large but is filled with friendly students who are very helpful at the beginning of the year for freshmen and for transfers. There are a lot of different organizations on campus, don't know the exact number, that students can get involved in whether it is for part of their degree interest or general hobby interest. There is always some event occurring on campus so there is never a dull moment, plenty to stay busy between organizations and sports and regular course work.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    262 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Along with having campus police, the Corps of Cadets offers a service to walk students home after dark from anywhere on campus. This is just another way that the Corps is serving the students of Texas A&M.

    Greek Life

    Though there are both IFC fraternities and sororities, Greek Life is just starting to become accepted among the die hard Ags who would prefer everyone to be in the Corps. As a member of a sorority, I never feel singled out in any situation and there are typically a couple others in each of my classes that participate in Greek Life as well!

    Clubs and Activities

    With over 800 organizations on campus, you are sure to find your place in the crowd.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, open-minded, outdoorsy, dedicated.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Oh man, A&M is covered in traditions! From the Corps of Cadets to the Century Tree which is reserved for couples who are in love! The Memorial Student Center at the heart of campus is our student center but is also a living memorial to the people who have died fighting and those who continue to fight for our freedom. With that being said, students aren't allowed to walk on the grass or wear hats inside as a memorial to our troops and Aggies serving around the world. Another tradition that has continually allowed A&M to receive the title of the friendliest campus is that whenever you pass someone wherever you are, you say Howdy. This is a special marker that Texas A&M students use to greet and grab attention from others and lets them know you are an Aggie. That's just some, you'll have to experience a little bit of Aggie Land to see the others in action.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes and cost at A&M are very generous and they offer a lot of opportunities for scholarships. I have many friends who are able to work and go to class while still maintaining a social life. The housing in the area is affordable as well, really all across the city. There are plenty of places to eat that have specials for college kids and the town is friendly to anyone's wallet.

    What to do for fun

    For fun on a nice day we would set up stake in Academic Plaza and either hang hammocks on the generous trees or play Frisbee across the lawn. There was always a ton of people around to join in and it was a great avenue for meeting new friends. At nights, Northgate or dancing at Hurricane Harry's were the places to be. There was always a ton of things to do for the night life and there are great parks in the area, as well as Lake Bryan which was always just a short drive from campus.

    Food and Dining

    The best thing about the big campus is that there are tons of options for food! Any kind of food that you may be craving is either in the Commons, MSC, Sbisa or West Campus, and if its just a snack you prefer, than Rattlers Convenience stores are the place for you. The food is always of the highest quality for its mass production and is tasty!

    Dorm Life

    If you're going to be a freshman, you have to live in the dorms on campus! I met some of my best friends in the dorm because I was in such close proximity with them and that allowed for us to become really close. It really was such an incredible experience getting to eat dorm food, learn how to share a room with someone, and take hold of the leadership opportunities that living on campus presents.

    Academic Rigor

    I didn't study in high school for any of my classes and so when I took my first round of tests, I was stunned by the failing grades that I received. I quickly turned my study habits around and with the help of my professors and Teaching Assistants I was able to pass my classes!

    Tips for prospective students

    Come ready to make friends. This is a place where friends are made just as easily as it is to get into a kinesiology class. Whether you come from a private or a public high school, nationally or internationally, be flexible to meet all kinds of students and embrace the differences of the student body. Get ready for a challenge in your classes and even better, a Fightin' Texas Aggie football season!

    In three sentences

    This tradition-based University does everything they can for the good of their students, meeting them where they are. Every student is treated with respect and equal opportunity among the 50,000 students in the friendly environment of College Station.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    263 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus here is quite safe, with several police officers located on campus as well as something called CodeMaroon Alert, which lets students know when there's an emergency on the campus!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    That's for you all to find out for yourselves! That's where most of the fun is! (Like the 12th man!)

    What to do for fun

    There's a variety of things to do while in college station - they've built quite a multitude of shops and buildings near the school such as Hobby Lobby, Target, Pier 1 Imports, World Food Market, Cinemark, a mall, Shoe Carnival, some tattoo shops, several food eateries, Wal-Mart, Game Stop, and several others. They are still in construction over there!

    Food and Dining

    So far (from what I tried), I actually enjoyed eating some of the food on the campus (quite delicious!).

    Dorm Life

    Truthfully I wouldn't know, I won't be living on campus my first year! BUTTTT I've heard that students really loved living in the dorms (it really connects students with one another!)

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't started classes as of yet, but I've heard of the academic life at A&M is quite rigorous, so make sure to study hard. (Yeah, can't help much in this department...)

    Tips for prospective students

    Try Try Try to visit the campus! (It's a good idea so you know what kind of town/city you will be living in. Make sure to ASK questions to all the orientation leaders and faculty members that are there, it's important to gather as much information as you can. Hopefully you took some advanced classes in high school (it's okay if you didn't) but if you did and you scored great on your exams, you already earned some college credit! YEAAAA!! (good job) If you are going to have some financial difficulty, DO THAT FASFA (I mean you're going to have to anyways but still...) and earn that money that will help you pay for school!!

    In three sentences

    A&M has a beautiful campus (still under construction too!) with new buildings and centers. There's students from all around the world (which amazes me) to which an opportunity is presented where different students from different backgrounds can intermingle. So far, it's an amazing school and I'm proud to become a part of the Aggie Family!

  • 07/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    264 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The century tree is very romantic, just don't take any girl there though. Before tests go put a penny on Sully for good luck.

    What to do for fun

    Meet new people and go out. There are plenty of fun things to do in College Station, but it also depends on who you are with. Just be social!

    Food and Dining

    All the cafeterias are good. Panda Express at the MSC is very popular. Northgate is directly across from part of campus and has plenty of good restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the off campus dorms The Cambridge. I was not very satisfied and would not recommend it. The only reason I lived there is because I missed the on campus dorms sign up.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor really depends on your major, however A&M is an amazing institution of higher education. This being said grades really depend on effort. The more you study, the harder you work the easier it is.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not slack your first year. It is extremely easy to not study/do homework. Go to all the sporting events possible, they are really fun!

    In three sentences

    The Texas A&M University has amazing opportunities for all students. We are a tight family and welcome everyone. I would rate A&M 10/10!

  • 07/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    265 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is usually very well lit even at night. There is also an escort service available through the corpse of cadets that provides escorts for students after hours to their cars or dorms.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for just about anything and everything you're interested in.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who don't mind big universities but also are looking for more of a small town feel. The greatest thing about A&M is that it's actually a very decent sized school, but it still does a great job of giving off the same sort of small school charm that you get with other universities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Aggieland is ALL ABOUT the traditions. There are really too many to count, and chances are that by the end of your freshman year you probably won't even know what most of them are. So, come and check them out for yourself!

    Bang for the buck

    Texas A&M is actually ranked among the nations top ten universities for a graduate's return on investment. (Ranked but Online College Database.)

    What to do for fun

    A lot of students like to go out to Northgate on the weekends, it's really close to campus and a lot of fun. Downtown Bryan is also worth checking out, especially on First Friday.

    Food and Dining

    The greatest thing about College Station is that their is always good places to eat! They have just about every restaurant you can think of an many of them can be found on campus, or within walking distance of campus. A&M also has pretty good on campus dinning halls. I personally recommend trying out Sbisa.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't personally live in the dorms, but I had many friends who did. I mostly hear that they really aren't that bad. But also, off campus housing is plentiful and not really that expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not exactly a breeze, but they aren't very difficult either. If you put for a little effort and communicate with your professors (make the most of office hours!) as well as with your classmates then you should do just fine!

    Tips for prospective students

    Download the TAMUmobile app, it's so helpful for freshman. It has a all sorts of really useful features including a full gps map!

    In three sentences

    At first I wasn't exactly thrilled to be attending this school. But over the course of my freshman year it was really won me over. The campus is lovely and everyone is so friendly and willing to help out; I just love it!

  • 08/14/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    266 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There is an assortment of food stations and restaurants. Where, i do not know yet...

    Dorm Life

    I wont be living there...but i recommend you should live on campus during your freshman year.

    Academic Rigor

    A&M takes their academic courses seriously and try to help out the students as much as they can, but keep in mind that you need to put in the work also. DO NOT BE A SLACKER!

    Tips for prospective students

    STUDY. Do not forget why we all go to school in the first place. Do not try to take on everything at once and it is okay if you are not apart of every club on campus. I dare you to say Howdy to at least five people you see.

    In three sentences

    The Aggie Spirit is one of the things that prompted me to want to go to A&M in the first place. My adviser has been very helpful and patience with me as i try to figure out my schedule. The support of the student body at football games and the 12th Man belief is amazing and shows me the dedication everyone has for each other.

  • 08/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    267 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Too many to list. Texas A&M is full of traditions that may seem unusual to outsiders. From the outside looking in, you can't understand it. From the inside looking out, you can't explain it

    What to do for fun

    Go to games, join clubs, hang out with friends, go to the rec.

    Food and Dining

    There are a couple of pretty good on campus restaurants. Some of the eating places on campus are familiar chain restaurants that you probably know of and enjoy eating at off campus. There are plenty of good and inexpensive eating options off campus too, many within walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms that I stayed in were pretty nice and spacious. Some dorms are about as nice as a couple of friend's apartments. I met a lot of nice people in the dorms and there were plenty of public spaces to hang out with them in the dorm if you did not want to hang out in someone's room but wanted to stay in.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes were pretty challenging but they weren't so bad if you did all of your work and took the time to study. Going to study sessions and your professor's office hours could also be helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your admissions tests early and be sure to turn everything in on time and apply for scholarships. When you get here be ready to work hard and study but also remember to have fun and enjoy your time here.

  • 08/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    268 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    If one is seeking to have a good time, the options are endless at Texas A&M. There are many different organizations to get involved in on-campus, as well as fun opportunities in the Bryan/College Station area. There are a number of bars and restaurants at the famous Northgate as well, which is right across from campus.

    Food and Dining

    Because Texas A&M is such a large campus, food and dining options are endless! There are many hidden gems where good food is served. There are also more commercial options on campus such as the popular Chick-fil-A, Genghis Grill, Smoothie King, and many, many more. We also offer home-style meals in Sbisa, where the food is always delicious!

    Dorm Life

    There is nothing more exciting than being surrounded by so much excitement and liveliness at A&M. Incoming Freshman will especially be attracted to how easy it is to make friends just by leaving their doors open. Dorm life at Texas A&M is a one-of-a-kind experience that cannot be matched by any other university.

    Academic Rigor

    Aggies take our academics very seriously! We have some of the top schools in the nation for both Business and Engineering and many other departments in our university are also extremely rigorous. We take pride in hard work and perseverance. We also reward persistence: the day you earn your Aggie Ring is the day you are set for success for the rest of your life!

    Tips for prospective students

    Honor the Aggie Code: An Aggie does not lie, cheat or steal, or tolerate those who do. We are very serious about our integrity here in Aggieland. Also, never allow yourself to think that you're incapable of accomplishing anything you set your mind to. If you can accomplish getting accepted into Texas A&M University--which is an extremely difficult feat in itself--you can accomplish anything!

    In three sentences

    There is no feeling more indescribable than the feeling of being a Texas A&M Aggie. Not only is this school one of the most renowned, prestigious institutions in the nation, but here one can genuinely feel enveloped by a love only comparable to the love of a family. Aggies care for other Aggies: here, we are on top of the world.

  • 09/01/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    269 of 354

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    I enjoy the atmosphere of the place. It also has a lot of traditions that are really cool. Also it has my interested career.

  • 09/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    270 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are police officiers all over campus, and if you feel uncomfortable walking around campus after dark, there is an option to call a Corps escort to walk with you wherever you need to go.

    Greek Life

    I am not affiliated with a Greek sorority, but overall I feel that the programs are in good standing.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are 200+ organizations at A&M and anyone is able to start a new club, so there is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type, really. There is something for everyone at Texas A&M.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Being an Aggie is all about traditions, such as 12th man, Silver Taps, and Aggie Muster. The 12th man tradition is what makes an Aggie football game so great. Every Aggie is participating, standing the whole time to show their support for the team. Silver Taps and Aggie Muster are both events to honor Aggies that have died.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say that the education and the experiences you get here is well worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    There is something for everyone around College Station. There is a bowling alley, laser tag, two movie theaters with student discounts (Whoop!), clubs, bars, country dancing, and many organizations that may hold events (plays, dances, etc.). And lets not forget the Aggie athletic events, such as football, soccer, and baseball. There are also intramural and club sports to join and many classes to take at the recreation center.

    Food and Dining

    I have not had a food dining option on campus before, but I have known many who have. From what they say, the meal plans are getting less reasonable for students, limiting the amount of dining dollars that can be purchased and instead having a one meal a day option. In the past we had the option of purchasing many dining dollars at once and just using those for food purchases.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms on campus, but I have been in a few. Most are small, but I feel are reasonable to live in. Most dorms hold social events so it is a nice way to meet new people. The locations of the dorms are really convenient, but it is just as possible to live in an apartment or house and take the bus system, walk, or bike to campus.

    Academic Rigor

    This really depends on your major, class, and professor. But overall the classes typically have a tough but reasonable workload.

    Tips for prospective students

    When applying, apply early. This increases your chances for getting in. Do well in high school and it should be no problem getting in. And if you don't, it is easier to transfer in anyway. And when you do get in, the best advice I can give is to just get involved. Go to Fish camp, Impact, or T-camp. Join a couple of the hundreds of organizations A&M has to offer, but don't join more than two or three so you can focus on your schoolwork.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is a great campus, having such friendly students and a small feel for being such a big university. With a larger focus than most campuses on traditions-students say that being an Aggie is 2% academics, 98% traditions. That does not mean, however, that it fails to meet academic standards-Texas A&M is certainly an academically competitive school, having great programs for vet students, engineers, and many other majors.

  • 09/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    271 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Every 300 feet there is an emergency phone. Police are generally around, especially at events. The Corps sends a member to walk with anyone who feels unsafe at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for every person!

    Bang for the buck

    Although they get a lot of money from you, it is well worth it because they take very good care of you.

    What to do for fun

    Attend the games! Midnight yell. Join clubs.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many choices wherever you go. And all of it is really good.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are serious about their job and don't want jokers in class. But they are always willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for a parking pass immediately after it opens. Apply for dorms quickly too. You should get a sports pass.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is lives by the Code of Honor no matter what. We're always willing to help. We are proud.

  • 09/30/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    272 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I only know of one issue while attending the 4 years. There was some theft in the parking garage of the apartments I lived in. I never felt unsafe in College Station.

    Greek Life

    I belonged to a sorority. It was a great way to meet new people and get involved in the community.

    Clubs and Activities

    I joined a couple of the Honor Society Clubs and Mock Trial since I was pre-law. These were additional ways to meet people, add more to your resume, and take in more of what A&M has to offer.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are about tradition and a strong student body bond, Texas A&M is for you. The students are very close and are always welcoming to everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The traditional ring ceremony and ring dunk tops anything any other school could have. It is a special day with all of your family and friends. The ring everyone gets at A&M makes them stand out among all other students from other schools.

    What to do for fun

    I got involved in intramural soccer. It was a blast. If you are good at sports or just enjoy them, join an intramural team.

    Food and Dining

    There is just about any restaurant you could want in College Station. It was great having such a big variety to chose from.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in an on campus dorm, but in an off campus one. It was nice being off campus, but living in a dorm that had a meal plan. It was a great set up for my freshman year.

    Academic Rigor

    I spent many hours in the library studying, but it certainly paid off with my grades. If you put in the hours and manage your time well, you can succeed at A&M. All four years, I had great professors who were fair and always available when you needed to speak with them.

    Tips for prospective students

    You need to make sure you are ready to put in the work. If you manage your time well, and balance your play time with your studying time, you should do well. GO TO CLASS!! If you begin sleeping in and missing classes, you will get behind and it is almost impossible to catch up. If you don't understand the material and didn't do well on a test, talk to the professor right then. Don't wait until another test or two goes by that you don't do well on. You will dig a hole for yourself and you won't be able to crawl out of it if you don't. Always be proactive. Be sure you fill out FAFSA on time. Know the deadline in order to receive financial aid. If you make good grades, you can also be eligible for a scholarship.

    In three sentences

    It is the best University ever. Everyone is so friendly and there is so much tradition. I always felt at home there.

  • 10/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    273 of 354

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is wonderful. Campus is well lit at night and has many booths around the campus where you can call for help in case of an emergency. You can also call for one of the university's Corps of Cadets member to escort you to where you need to go.

    Greek Life

    There is a wide variety of fraternities and sororities here at Texas A&M focused to giving back to the community and service.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Texas A&M University at College Station has so many wonderful traditions that encourage the student family to come together in support of one another as well as show a large amount of school spirit. Midnight Yell is one of the better known traditions where the student body assemble in Kyle field at midnight for Yell practice. Another tradition that is my favorite is Silver Taps. On the first Tuesday of each month, the student body will come together in Academic Plaza to honor any aggie students, past or present that have lost their lives. The student body is their to show support for the families as well as to show their commitment to one another.

    What to do for fun

    The college offers a wide variety of inter mural sports and has over 300 clubs and organizations to choose from.

    Food and Dining

    Because I do not live on campus I do not have a meal plan but I do live in an apartment style dorm that offers a meal plan with wonderful food.

    Dorm Life

    I was unable to find a place to live on campus, however I am staying at the Traditions at Northgate and it is a wonderful place to live.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are easy enough as long as you put your time in and study. I found out the hard way that college classes are not the same as high school classes in the fact that I actually need to study in order to keep up

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with an open mind.

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M is a wonderful school with a beautiful campus and diverse population. The student body is very friendly and dependable. It is a wonderful opportunity to be able to experience life on your own here where almost everybody is willing to help out.

  • 10/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    274 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Joining clubs, intramural teams, and different organization is great way to meet people and make life around campus exciting. There is more than 500 different organization to help meet everyone's interests. Attending football games, midnight yells, bonfires all is in one bunch will make you feel like home.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining are found almost everywhere around the university with a great variety of foods that one may look for. From a huge cafeteria to smaller restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I am currently living in dorms: it provides quick access to every part around campus, it is really good for incoming freshman, it provides a great living environment.

    Academic Rigor

    Like every other university of this scale academics is a big priority every student is a part of. It will with no doubt get you prepared physically and emotionally for the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    - Visit the University first - Make sure it fits you - Take time to see what it offers you in the major you want to pursue

    In three sentences

    Texas A&M University - College Station is no doubt one of the greatest education environments some can ever be a part of. From traditions to the great academic opportunities is presents attending A&M has been the best choice I've ever made. Thanks and GIG'EM !!!!!

  • 10/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    275 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join a club or organization, and you'll meet lots of people. College Station is a pretty small town, but if you make friends you'll have a good time where ever you are!

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty great, and you have a wide variety of options all over campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are fairly nice, it really depends on which you get. Make sure you apply for a room quickly because they fill up fast!

    Academic Rigor

    Its a very hard school, the classes you are taking will really prepare you for your intended job, but as long as you keep up with your classes, you'll be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to all your classes, and actually pay attention in them! Exams always seem to come up very fast, so know when all your exams are, and start studying for them in advance. Also get to know the other students in your classes, and form study groups.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love Texas A&M University! The atmosphere and the attitude of the students is unlike any other University, we really are one big family!

  • 10/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    276 of 354

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do for fun on-campus that it's hard to remember them all. There are TVs in the Memorial Student Center where students can watch shows or hook up their own personal game consoles and relax with friends. There are also a number of computer labs on-campus where students can go to work on homework or hang out with friends playing online games. Lastly, there are pool tables and ping-pong tables in the Commons, which can be used by students.

    Food and Dining

    The dining at Texas A&M is undeniably bland. There aren't very many choices for styles of food, but they make up for it with the friendly service of the faculty. The only thing I don't like is the mandatory meal plan for freshman living on-campus, because our dining dollar plan is much more efficient and doesn't waste as much of the students' money.

    Dorm Life

    Texas A&M admitted a lot of freshman this year and I didn't decide on TAMU until May. By then all of the dorms were full, so I am currently living off-campus. As a freshman living off-campus, I can tell you that it is much cheaper than living on-campus but there are a lot of distractions, so you have to stay focused and know when to say no.

    Academic Rigor

    I came from a college preparatory school, so the work load from Texas A&M wasn't