Texas A & M University-Commerce
Commerce, TX, USA

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Texas A & M University-Commerce
3.65 Average Rating

KaDetria from Dallas, TX

a current student here
8 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Attending TAMU-Commerce, has taught me how to be more responsible for me. It's been a challenge for others, from what I've noticed. However, staying on task and completing all of my assignments and having the turned in before the due date has kept me more accomplished that I imagined that I would have been before.
Am enjoying being here
Being here has given me the experience of being on my own, seeing the reality of things, and actually realizing that if I truly want my success I must continue to go after it. I enjoy being at TAMU-Commerce, because it is a welcoming environment, I have made it my home away from home, and I have adapted to the differences. Initially, I thought it would be different, being that Commerce is in the country, but it is way better that I expected it to be.
Bang for the buck
In my opinion, TAMU-Commerce is well worth your money. Simply because they have so much to offer! There are no expenses for tutoring or any assisstance in contrast to other universities,the housing is worth the cost, and also the meal plan, which most people are worried about is well worth it.
Tips for prospective students
Prospective students, prepare yourself during your senior year of high school because your parents won't be here to help you. You will have to do everything on your own and be responsible for your own actions. I believe that any prospective student will be successful at TAMU-Commerce by staying on top of your work, being well aware of grade and be willing to have fun all at the same time!
Great for these types of students
If you're a student who is accustomed to a small environment, this is the perfect school for you! You will be able to get an abundance of assisstance just by asking one question.
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Claudia from Howe, TX

researching this school
6 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
I am currently looking into the Honors College at Texas A&M Commerce. Students are required to complete 21 hours of honors classes by the time they graduate, and complete an honors thesis on any subject they choose by their senior year. All in all, education will be eminent.
Will enjoy being here
I personally think I will enjoy being here. I like small towns, and the whole student body is like family, due to the size. There is a brand new student center, a gym, a pool, and many school organizations to join.
Bang for the buck
Texas A&M Commerce is no more expensive than any other University. If accepted into the Honors College, a student will receive a full ride, including an apartment (not a dorm) in an apartment complex reserved only for honor students.
Tips for prospective students
Definitely research the Honors College, it is a great program, and if accepted, it is free!
Great for these types of students
Students from a small town
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Jose from Sulphur Springs, TX

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
As a member of the honors program here at Texas A&M, I have been in very challenging courses that have taught me well in the areas of study I need. The professors on campus are second to none and they are always willing to help.
Am enjoying being here
Thanks again to the honors program, I quite enjoy being at this school because of all the interactions and friendships that I have created there already. This school is a place where finding friends is easy and fun to do.
Bang for the buck
The money you will spend at this school is very worth the dollar. For the great education you get here, you will be very satisfied with the price.
Tips for prospective students
apply for the honors program as it is a very good program
Great for these types of students
biology students and business students would love this school
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Justin from Saginaw, TX

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I have learned more than I ever imagined while I've been here. Personally, I believe the history and political science professors are outstanding.
Am enjoying being here
I love going to college here! There's always something to do (despite the common misconception of Commerce being small). You don't need to be in a large town to find things to do and to have fun. The best times are when you're with your friends hanging out and doing whatever.
Bang for the buck
You are really getting your money's worth here! Commerce is so much more inexpensive than many other schools. Before you choose a college, think about how much money in student loans you'll have to pay off after you graduate. Commerce is great in that aspect.
Tips for prospective students
Apply for everything early. Stay optimistic. There is much more at Commerce than meets the eye. There are so many opportunities here and things to do! Most importantly: get involved. Get involved in something, like an organization or club. It will make your college experience amazing!
Great for these types of students
Honestly, Commerce is a great school for every type of student. If you like living in a smaller college town, this is the place to go. It's also a great commuter school, although I live on campus. We also have an Honors College if you are into that.
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Angelia Collins from Dallas, TX

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The classes here aren't bad at all, it just depends on the teacher. Most students don't seem to have much of an issue getting through the majority of their classes.
Am enjoying being here
There isn't much to do around here. They try to keep it kid-friendly since they have families here and it's a commuter school. It's pretty low-key.
Bang for the buck
This school doesn't cost nearly as much as other schools but you'll see it when you realize that buildings are falling apart all over the place. They are trying to remodel and build new buildings though, so in a few years this should improve.
Tips for prospective students
The housing sucks. Tour them first. New housing is also being built now, which may be an improvement. Also, the campus uses soft water which will make your skin feel slimy after showering and tastes nasty in the fountains. I'd recommend sticking to water bottles for drinking purposes.
Great for these types of students
If you don't want to worry about huge debt but want a 4 year school, this is for you.
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Turner from Richardson, TX

accepted here and planning to attend soon
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
This school is amazing! The staff is very friendly and shows genuine compassion and concern for the students. My first initial visit to the campus and I knew this was the place I would pursue my college education at.
Tips for prospective students
Visit the campus on Main Event days which can be located on their website. Ask as many questions as you can while on tour of the campus. Take advantage of the break out sessions because this is where you learn the most about financial aid and the requirements for being accepted as a student. Also when the admission representatives come to visit your school as them about visiting the campus. Obtain their contact information because they will help you through the process. Best of luck to you! Go Lions!!
Academic Rigor
As a incoming freshman I am looking forward to utilizing the many tools set up to assist me as a student be successful. My freshmen load is only 13 hours, but since the college life is new to me I feel a lot better knowing that tutoring, study sessions and on-line training is available to me.
Dorm Life
Pride Rock is the place to be. Make sure you have all your basic needs when you arrive. If you have forgotten anything there is a Wal-Mart across the street. Make friends with your dorm mate because this is the person you will lean on the most. Also get acquainted with others in your dorm as well. These people will become your buddy!
Food and Dining
There is a wide variety of food on campus in the cafeteria. Depending on what meal plan you select you could try each restaurant available on campus from Mongolian grill, Starbucks, pizza, sandwiches and home style meals.
What to do for fun
For fun the campus does a lot of events on site. I suggest getting involved in different social groups or organizations. Interact with others and learn new and different things. Get involved as much as you can until you find something that fits your personality.
Bang for the buck
Texas A & M Commerce is a great placed to seek a college education. The cost of tuition is very reasonable and with the expansions and additions they keep adding on to the school it makes being away from home a lot easier.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The campus is located in the country as us city folks would call it. It sits on the most beautiful property and is surrounded by several restaurants and a Wal-Mart for your everyday needs. There is a legend on campus about kissing the book on knowledge. It states that if you kiss the book of knowledge that you will graduate successfully with a 4.0. I kissed the book of knowledge and hope this legend holds true.
Great for these types of students
This is school is great for any type of student. The campus has a diverse culture and welcome anyone seeking a quality education. They have something for everyone!
Clubs and Activities
There are many activities such as football, basketball, sororities and fraternities. There are many clubs that you can get involved as well. I plan to become a member of the Orientation team and soon become a RA.
Greek Life
Greek life is available on campus. Seek out which one you desire to be apart of. See what their requirements are, learn about their purpose and what they stand for.
Campus Safety
During orientation I spoke with the Campus PD. He assured me that my safety was their first concern. He also stated that he sent officers to dorms to have sessions with the students about safety on the campus. This made me feel safe knowing that they were available and will to protect and serve.
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TAMUC Student

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
This is an affordable university with a great atmosphere. I would suggest Texas A&M-Commerce to anyone looking for an affordable, well-rounded college. The professors and staff are very friendly and love to work with the students.
Tips for prospective students
The campus is very active so try to take advantage of the various activities offered.
Academic Rigor
The classes are challenging and some courses will test your abilities. Even the most courses are not impossible with hard work.
Food and Dining
The food choices are great, I love eating in the cafeteria.
What to do for fun
There is a local lake that is great for camping, fishing, and hiking. The university always has some sort of activity going on for entertainment. The recreational center is amazing!
Bang for the buck
This school is well worth the money!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There is a beautiful courtyard garden where you can sit on a bench and be surrounded by beautiful greenery and flowers.
Great for these types of students
Traditional, non-traditional
Greek Life
Lots of sororities and fraternies to choose from
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Emily from Commerce, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Very good school, all professors wish to help you succeed. It is a very small town with mostly commuters however everyone that lives on campus is very pleasant to be with. Is a little frightening to be outside alone at night.
Tips for prospective students
Take a campus tour of the school while the campus is open to get the best feel for how you think you would fit in there.
Academic Rigor
Very challenging but many tutoring outlets to help you succeed.
Dorm Life
Depends on the dorm you are living in, Pride Rock is the newest and nicer of the two freshman dorms with individual bedrooms and a shared bedroom and bathroom. It is not communal like Whitley hall is. Whitley is a 12-story building that is your typical dorm however still not community bathroom, just shared with you and three others.
Food and Dining
In the beginning of the semester it is really great and you'll love to eat there however by miderms you will be eating at the fast food places around.
What to do for fun
The Drunken Mule is the only bar in town but on concert nights its is tons of fun to go hang with your friends.
Bang for the buck
Totally worth the money you pay, all the staff is willing to help for you success.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Firing a cannon off at every touchdown.
Great for these types of students
All types of students can thrive here.
Clubs and Activities
Various activities to accommodate everyone.
Greek Life
Pretty decent Greek life, they don't only associate with greeks. Most are very friendly.
Campus Safety
THERE ARE COPS EVERY WHERE!!!! OBEY ALL SIGNS AND LAWS.
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Anonymous

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
The University is so small, however because of that it's so comfortable. Everyone is just so friendly and the school itself is quite precious. Being that it's an official branch of the Texas A&M family, the academics are amazing as well.
Tips for prospective students
1.Adjust to the changes of academic requirements-Many people find college work to be too difficult, however, sometimes this is not really the case. The problem is that during high school and middle school we were taught to learn things in specific ways. In college there's many ways to learn things. Find a style that makes you comfortable and make it your own.
2.Take notes!-this is extremely important! Note taking has always been a huge requirement growing up, and in college note taking is the greatest way to get A's on tests and pass your classes. Also remember to find a style of note taking that makes you comfortable and make it your own!
3.Use the library!-Libraries are so amazing! There's literally almost anything you need to know about anything in there! Need to write a report on the Holy Roman Empire Charlemagne? Go research him at the library! There's so much you can do at these places! You can check out books, periodicals, rent laptops, chargers, cameras, etc.
4.Make friends!-also another important tip! As a sociable person myself, I cannot imagine myself without people around me. And it's 20 times better if it's friends. Though making friends with all kinds of people is great, I recommend making even more friends with people within your major since that tends to lead to study groups and study groups are not always about studying hahaha
5.Please do not cram- especially on your finals. That's a big no-no and a huge stressful situation. Be prepared in all you do and study. Whenever you're debating on sleep or pulling an all nighter, sleep is the best option! Let your mind rest instead of letting it crash and burn during your test the next day!
Academic Rigor
Most of the professors here are really great and extremely lenient when it comes to turning in projects and papers as they understand that life can be quite hectic for a college student. But as far as the actual work and rigor they give us, it's not that bad. Of course, they want us to succeed in whatever they do, but they remind us that the best work comes from confident people that know how to relax and not worry.
Dorm Life
It really depends on where one stays. For instance, I live in the dorms on the other side of the school(Berry and Smith) and I can say that I've never had a problem with the quiet, comfortable atmosphere it gives.
Food and Dining
I really wish they had a little bit more of variety. There's nothing wrong with the food itself, however things can sometimes get boring. And though two new stations opened, I really with they experimented with other cooking styles as well.
What to do for fun
Commerce is a really small town with not much to do. With no cinema, no mall, no big brand stores, joining campus clubs is the best option.
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Brooklyne from Commerce, TX

a current student here
10 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The classes here are really small which is great for me because I grew up in a small town. However, there are a lot of students that go here are from Dallas Texas. Big or small if you get involved it never gets boring.
Am enjoying being here
I love my room mate we are best friends and I go to her house, visit her family and now I am like a part of their family. People hang with everyone else not many people have there own click of people. You can go to the cafe and instantly be surrounded by lots of people and it does not matter if you are a freshman or a senior. I get along with aln=most everyone here. I love this campus so beautiful. the maintance people keep up with everything.
Bang for the buck
It really is a bang for your buck. The cost is reasonable, the classes being small and you get free tutoring for math, science, english, and much more. They really care about you, from the people in your class to the lunch ladies in the cafe or the maintance guys. If you are having a hard day you can go to the counseling center. Sit in this big massage chairs and it relieves all your stress and you feel so amazingly relaxed. Book cost is average I would say, but you can not beat the recreation center! That place is wow.. will blow your mind. Courts of all kind to play on, also a gym and workout stuff, a track that is up above the courts and as you run you can look out and see the campus. I can not forget that 40 foot rock wall though, I love to climb and now I am certified to belay people.
Tips for prospective students
Take a tour and ask lots of questions. I did even is they sound silly ask them anyways. If you like the campus apply early and put your housing depoit down early. like before december or you will be staying in smith hall which has community bath rooms. Whitley hall does not, however it is a 12 story building. So when there is a fire drill I feel sorry for you. The university offers an honors program, I recommend applying so you get the best rooms.
Great for these types of students
Any really, If you are pursuing a career in biology or any degree it has it all medical, law. It is a small town and there is nothing here. resturants close at midnight or sooner. There are a lot of young people as well as old that live around here. There is a lot of foriegn exchange students which is neat to see. but most importantly dedicated students. It takes hard work but if you have the motivation then hey come on down we will not turn you away.
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