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Texas A & M University-College Station Reviews

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  • 07/22/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    83 out of 85 people found this review useful. 1 of 144

    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.

    45 out of 57 people found this review useful. 2 of 144

    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.

    45 out of 46 people found this review useful. 3 of 144

    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.

    31 out of 32 people found this review useful. 4 of 144

    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.

    29 out of 29 people found this review useful. 5 of 144

    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 144

    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 144

    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 144

    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.

    18 out of 18 people found this review useful. 9 of 144

    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 144

    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 144

    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 144

    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 144

    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 144

    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 144

    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 144

    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 144

    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 144

    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 144

    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 144

    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 144

    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 144

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    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.

  • 01/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 23 of 144

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    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.

  • 08/06/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 7 people found this review useful. 24 of 144

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    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. 25 of 144

    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. 26 of 144

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    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. 27 of 144

    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. 28 of 144

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    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.

  • 06/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 29 of 144

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    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 144

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    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 144

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    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 144

    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 144

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    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.

  • 01/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 34 of 144

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    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.

  • 10/18/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 7 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 35 of 144

    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. 36 of 144

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    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. 37 of 144

    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. 38 of 144

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    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. 39 of 144

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    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. 40 of 144

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    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.

  • 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 144

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    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 144

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    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 144

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    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 144

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    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 144

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    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 144

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

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 47 of 144

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    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 144

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    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 144

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    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 144

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    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 144

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    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 144

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    Tips for prospective students

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

  • 08/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 53 of 144

    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.

  • 08/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 54 of 144

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    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. 55 of 144

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    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. 56 of 144

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    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. 57 of 144

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    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. 58 of 144

    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. 59 of 144

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    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. 60 of 144

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    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.

  • 08/08/2011

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

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 61 of 144

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    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. 62 of 144

    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. 63 of 144

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    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. 64 of 144

    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. 65 of 144

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    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. 66 of 144

    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 2 people found this review useful. 67 of 144

    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. 68 of 144

    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. 69 of 144

    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. 70 of 144

    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. 71 of 144

    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. 72 of 144

    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. 73 of 144

    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.

  • 12/05/2011

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

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 74 of 144

    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.

  • 12/07/2011

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 75 of 144

    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 144

    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 144

    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 144

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

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

  • 01/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 79 of 144

    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

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 80 of 144

    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. 81 of 144

    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. 82 of 144

    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. 83 of 144

    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. 84 of 144

    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. 85 of 144

    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. 86 of 144

    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. 87 of 144

    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.

  • 02/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 88 of 144

    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.

  • 03/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 90 of 144

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    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.

  • 01/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

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    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.

  • 02/26/2012

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    In three sentences

    looks good!

  • 03/21/2012

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

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    ALPHA PHI OMEGA

  • 04/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.