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West Texas A & M University

Canyon, TX, USA
3.70 Average Rating

West Texas A&M University is a public institution and a campus of the Texas A&M system. West Texas A&M is home to six colleges and schools granting bachelor’s degrees in 58 academic majors. The school also operates several research facilities including the Advanced Wind Turbine Test Facility and the Academic and Research Environmental Health and Safety Office. In addition, the West Texas A&M campus is home to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum featuring exhibitions and artifacts focused on the region’s history.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
61%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
86%
Out-Of-State Students
14%
71%
Submitting ACT
45%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 20
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1069
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
10,060
Total Number of Undergrads
7,394
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
36%
20-39 Students
46%
40-99 Students
15%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
22%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
40%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
20:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$14,916
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,935
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$9,304
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$7,496
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

0
100
62%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
35%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,082
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
35%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,210
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,611

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
54%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,569
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$12,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$218
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
130
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
26%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Buffaloes/Lady Buffs
School Colors
White/Maroon
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Lone Star Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Amarillo
Dallas
Houston
Lubbock
Austin
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
85%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$46,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.70 Average Rating
A big college with a small town atmosphere.
Small classes with caring instructors.
Terrific college experience.
TREVOR from Aztec, NM
Love this college, and it was recommended to me by others. It just feels right, with a lot of fun and the right professors. I especially like the feeling I get after I talk to anyone.
Gerald from Lubbock, TX
Great place to study at. They have really good teachers. Everyone is friendly.
Miriam from Amarillo, TX
This is a smaller university that focuses in on its students. The class sizes are small and teachers care. It helps to be part of a community type campus.
Caleb from Amarillo, TX
West Texas A&M is a great school for people of all majors. It's a place full of great professors, and staff members. WTAMU is a full of awesome activities and friendly students.
Sabrina from Clovis, NM

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