West Texas A & M University
Canyon, TX, USA

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West Texas A & M University
3.70 Average Rating

Miriam from Amarillo, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Great place to study at. They have really good teachers. Everyone is friendly.
Tips for prospective students
Great, they help you to pick the career you are looking for.
Academic Rigor
Everyone cares about you and your future. Teachers teach great. They help making hard things easier.
Dorm Life
I never got in a dorm. I always lived out of campus.
Food and Dining
Really good food. Different things almost every day. Everything really clean.
What to do for fun
Sports is something fun to do. The indoor pool we have as well. It's a great place to make friends. Clubs are also fun to do.
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Caleb from Amarillo, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Visit with professors and don't be afraid to ask for help. They often are more than willing to extend the extra effort. Also, find and use study groups.
Food and Dining
the cafeteria here is awesome!
Bang for the buck
lower cost than a typical large university. however, i think its better in terms of dollars per knowledge
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Jordun from Lubbock, TX

a current student here
11 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Being an Education major here at West Texas I learn so much. The field of education is always changing and I feel like the teachers here keep me updated on all the updates going on. Here at West Texas the teachers really do care about you and want you to succeed, so they like to help you in any way possible they can so that you can learn the material. I feel as though West Texas is a good medium between high school and a university. It is difficult at times, but I do not think that it is overwhelming and too hard. It's the perfect school to learn a lot about your intended major.
Am enjoying being here
I enjoying being at West Texas because I am from a small country town and so is everyone else here. For the most part most of the people here at WT are from small towns around here and you are bound to know some of them or know some of the same people. Every, including faculty, staff, and students, is so nice and friendly here so it is not hard at all to make friends. And unlike a big university you actually get to see these new friends are campus or maybe even in some of your classes. I love that the classes are small and dorm life is great. I have lived in the dorms for two years and have loved it. They do programs so that you can meet others living in your dorm, and the programs are fun. Also the cafeteria is not bad either, yes it has it's not so good days, but for the most part they try to change it up where you don't get tired of it and it is pretty tasty.
Bang for the buck
West Texas is a great school for everyone. They have a medium size campus that is beautiful and they are always adding to it. If big universities are scary for you, like they are for me, then WT is the place for you. The classes are small and the faculty is nice. Here at West Test you are more than just a number or grade, you are a person. Everyone is nice and there are always fun, free things going on around campus for you to get involved with. Here at WT we have over 100 organizations to get involved with including Greeks! Come take a tour today and DISCOVER THE BUFF IN YOU!
Tips for prospective students
I advise you to come take a campus tour today. You can come for tours in the morning or afternoon of the campus and then also a tour of all of our residence hall tours in the afternoon. West Texas is one of the most inexpensive schools in Texas (tuition here is lower than the average of Texas college's.) I would also advise living in the dorms because there you meet so many great friends and make many great memories. We have something for everyone here at WT and would love to have you.
Great for these types of students
All of West Texas's programs are excellent but there are a few standouts that we have. If you are interested in being on the radio or television WT is great for you. We have a great Broadcasting program here that competes nationally! Also you get hands-on experience your first semester here! Another great program is their Education department and the Ag department. Also another fast growing program at WT is Engineering. We are currently getting more engineering programs and moving that department into a bigger building. Schedule a tour with an advisor in your prospective department today to find out more information!
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KaitlynN from Amarillo, TX

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I am ALWAYS learning something new. There isn't a day that hasn't gone by that I haven't obtained newly acquired knowledge. Being an General Studies Art Major, I have found that many of my classes are very interesting and are always sparking my interest.
Am enjoying being here
I love this school. Dorm life could be a little less noisy, but it's worth it.
Tips for prospective students
If you chose to apply here, know that people hold doors open for you, they smile at you (even people you don't even know!), and they actually treat you like a real person! :D
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Bridget from Dallas, TX

researching this school
4 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
I really feel like they have a great nursing department and I would really like to attend West texas A&M.
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Sabrina from Clovis, NM

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Some tips would be:
1. To ask people ahead of time for the best professors for each course.
2. Get to know your professors so they know you by name.
3. Always keep a positive attitude when meeting new people.
4. Not to take your entire room to school with you.
5 Get to know your RA's, most of them are great!
Academic Rigor
I love all of my professors, they're very understanding and helpful. Their classes are difficult enough to challenge yourself, but easy enough to not stress too much over. They're also very willing to help, as well as there are tutors and labs that can help improve your grades.
Dorm Life
Dorm life to me was very great! There was always something going on in the hall, and always something to keep everyone involved in. The dorms also have the best of the best staff to help everyone and make friends with everyone.
Food and Dining
It's not your usual Home cooked meal but it's not as bad as others will make it out to be. On campus there is also a food court that has fast food which is good, but then in the cafeteria is always something good there.
What to do for fun
There is an activity center with a swimming pool, game rooms, a gym, and a bowling alley. There is always something to do. The gym is great and the pool is indoors so it's even open when it's winter which is very nice. Also, the dorms have stuff going on all the time, and groups on campus usually have get togethers or events every week.
Bang for the buck
WTAMU is the best education with a great price tag! You get great education and it's cheaper than most Universities.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There is a tradition in my dorm hall where you do not step on the buffalo on the floor, or you have to kiss it if you do. There is also an underground tunnel under the campus that takes you to every building on campus.
Great for these types of students
WTAMU is great for the type of students who are willing to put their best foot forward, and are willing to try. WTAMU is great for the athletes because WTAMU has a very good record in sports. WTAMU is good for the people who love to be involved on campus, and know what's going on. It's also good for the people who want the best education and love being in Texas.
Clubs and Activities
WT has something for everyone. There are church groups, groups for game supporters, and groups for all academics. There are a lot of activities for everyone to join in on. There is always something fun going on. I loved Buff Branding and getting to meet all the peer leaders, and new students.
Greek Life
Greek life is good for the people who want to be involved in Greek life. The sororities and fraternities are all welcoming to everyone and make sure that everyone feels included. There isn't one group that singles out anybody. They all are great for campus and stay involved in everything that goes on on campus.
Campus Safety
Buff alert is great for campus safety. It's a text messaging service that lets you know when campus is on lock down, fire drills going on, and if anything bad happens that students need to know about. Also, there are plenty of campus police everywhere you go on campus. WTAMU is one of the safest campus' I feel there is.
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TREVOR from Aztec, NM

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
A big college with a small town atmosphere.
Small classes with caring instructors.
Terrific college experience.
Tips for prospective students
Take a tour of the campus and meet the awesonme staff.
Get involved with a club.
Watch a WTAMU Buffs football game.
Academic Rigor
Awesome pre-med program.
Great communications program.
85 % placement program for gradutes.
Dorm Life
A wide variety of dorms from single to married dorms.
Two sets of new dorms.
Friendly resident managers.
Food and Dining
Awesome cafeteria.
Many food choices in the caf.
Plenty of fast food options in the student union.
What to do for fun
WTAMU BUFFS FOOTBALL, a total football experience.
Bowling on campus.
A wide variety of campus clubs with many social events to choose from.
Bang for the buck
Everyone is so friendly and the staff at WTAMU is awesome. They really care and they look after the students.
Big college with a small town atmosphere.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The college square, many traditions are unveiled at the college square,
which includes the old square colck story, the great white buffalo.
You need to attend to find out the rest of the story.
Great for these types of students
Students who want a university but wouold like smaller more intimate classes.
Clubs and Activities
Any type of club you can imagine
Campus Safety
WTAMU is one of the safest campus' in Texas.
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Keagan from Amarillo, TX

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Here at West Texas A&M University, I haven't had a professor yet that I didn't learn something from. THe professors are really good about taking time out to answer questions and make sure the concepts being taught are understood. They all have a great knowledge of what they are teaching, and usually if they don't know the answer they look it up because they care about your education as well as theirs.
Am enjoying being here
I love being at WTAMU because there is something for everyone to be involved in. There are fraternities and sororities as well as interest clubs and student government. I also love the fact that there is always something going on at the campus or that is campus sponsored. The activities are usually entertaining, and the university tries to get something that everyone will like. There is also a place where you can find out about all of the activities and social groups that is very helpful.
Everyone that I have met so far has been so friendly and helpful whether it be a student, professor, or other employee on campus. It seems like every corner has someone just waiting to help you. If you call any office, they can usually answer questions quickly and give you all of the information you need.
Bang for the buck
At West Texas A&M University, when you pay for your classes and tuition, you don't get a faculty that is there because they have nothing better to do. You get professors that love what they do and genuinely care about their students.
You also pay fees that are actually profitable (for the most part). If you are from home and don't have a doctor, there is a student health center that can figure out what is wrong with you and prescribe medications. Also, there is a gym, library, and computer lab that is included into your fees so you have free access whenever you need it. You don't have to go elsewhere and pay extra for those luxuries.
You also get into any sporting events for free, but that's just a bonus.
You pay very little for so much.
Tips for prospective students
I would recommend getting plugged in. The university makes it so easy for new students to get involved because of all of the clubs they have. Once you're involved, you gain friends, but you also gain a support system that has helpful information about the university and their experiences.
I also recommend getting in touch with the financial aid and scholarship office as soon as possible because they will do everything to help you pay for college. The people within those offices are very understanding and helpful. If they can't help you, they probably know someone who can or ways to get you more money for college.
Great for these types of students
If you are a student that loves to be connected to people around you or loves to be involved, this school is great for you. Also, with it being located in Canyon, Texas it still has a small hometown feel with luxuries of bigger universities. It is also great for students on a very tight budget. It doesn't cost a whole lot, but there's a whole that it has going for it.
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Rebecca from Hobbs, NM

accepted here and planning to attend soon
2 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
Though so far I've only taken tours everybody was very friendly and I learned a ton about the college.
Will enjoy being here
I love that even the food served in the cafeteria is delicious. It was just another reason to love West Texas A&M!
Bang for the buck
Oh yes!
Tips for prospective students
Break out of your shell and try something new!
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Gerald from Lubbock, TX

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
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.
Tips for prospective students
Start early, scholarships might go fast.
Academic Rigor
15 hours are required per semester for many scholarships and the honors college. It seems like they teach so that you learn well.
Dorm Life
The dorms all seem closely knit, like a family. I especially liked talking to some of the current students and seeing how they were great friends. There are even many activities put on by the dorms.
Food and Dining
The caff seems like a great place to eat, almost like a college version of Golden Corral.
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