Texas A&M University-College Station Reviews

  • 215 Reviews
  • College Station (TX)
  • Annual Tuition: $37,495
96% of 215 students said this degree improved their career prospects
96% of 215 students said they would recommend this school to others
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aggiealum95
  • Reviewed: 10/13/2020
  • Degree: Computer and Information Science
"I was a National Merit Scholar with a perfect SAT score coming out of high school, so I had my pick from many different universities where I would receive full scholarships. My connection with Texas A&M was familial, all of my uncles and my father all graduated from there, so it was a leading contender from the beginning. I considered other places, but kept coming back to Texas A&M. My chosen major (I started in Aerospace Engineering) was solid at this school and I bought into much of the propaganda surrounding the institution, which I had been fed from a young age. Unfortunately, in retrospect attending Texas A&M was one of the biggest mistakes I've made in my life. Educationally, the institution is above average for business and engineering, but nothing spectacular. Once it became clear I wanted to switch majors, I quickly realized that when it came to my new major, Computer Science, A&M was actually a below average program. By this point though I was a Junior, and transferring to another school simply wasn't realistic. Culturally, I can't imagine a more poor fit for me. Not to put too fine a point on it - the whole place is a backwater in every way. If you grew up in a rural area, you are doing yourself a disservice going to Texas A&M and not at least exposing yourself to a different culture in a larger city. If you grew up in a suburban or urban area, you will quickly reach the limits and become bored at this place and find yourself making more frequent trips home or to nearby Houston. Politically, unless you are a hard right evangelical conservative the school is just a nightmare. There is very little diversity of opinion on campus and what there is is not well tolerated in my experience (and I was actually a center right libertarian at the time of my attendance). You will chronically find yourself stifling political opinions that don't conform with local orthodoxy, especially if you find yourself around any of the members of the Corps of Cadets."
Lisa Marinelarena
  • Reviewed: 1/17/2020
  • Degree: Education
"Early in my research before undergrad, it became clear that the challenges Texas A&M University could offer me, combined with what I would bring to the program, excited me. Four years later, I will now graduate from Texas A& M University, where I became a true scholar and found my passion. As an education major taking a full load and a job, I found an interest in research. In 2019, I became a research scholar while making the Dean's List and Sum Cum Laude. A&M has given me grit, excellent time-management skills, and the dedication to improving my life and that of others. Not everything was easy, honestly, none of it was easy. It did take lots of ups and downs to fully exceed in my degree. Although not everything was pitch-perfect, having the experience of failing is what made me successful in the long run."
Jasmine Zenn
  • Reviewed: 12/26/2019
  • Degree: Economics
"I personally liked my time here. As a student of color, it was a hard adjustment at first to attend a large, predominantly white institution. However, once I got involved and joined organizations, the campus became a lot smaller and I felt more comfortable being myself and pursuing my passions. I also enjoy how friendly people are on campus and I enjoy the many traditions they have here. There is a lot of traffic and a lot of students, but overall it is a good institution that has a lot of former students that will help you once you graduate here. The Aggie Network is a real thing and it is huge. Regarding my major, I enjoyed being an economics major because we had a lot of freedom and there were many directions to go with the major. I got a minor in business so I took a lot of classes that business majors also had to take with a lot less stress than business majors had. I cannot say the same for every major, but Economics specifically has advisors that care about your success and there are a lot of different avenues to pursue while you are here at the institution."
Noelle
  • Reviewed: 12/10/2019
  • Degree: History
"What can I say, I fell in love with Texas A&M. I was not an Aggie growing up but boy did I drink the koolaid once I got there! Joking aside it is one of the best universities I have had the chance to visit and experience. The professors, even in the large classes, are willing to take the time to talk to you and get to know you. I can only speak for the History department and the Liberal Arts College, but there's a reason we are named the friendliest college campus in the US and it's not just because our students are nice. It's because any person on campus is willing to go above and beyond to help you succeed."
Ana Maldonado
  • Reviewed: 12/6/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"My time in college was an incredible gift! The atmosphere Texas A&M University has to offer is unlike any other school! There is a reason it is often referred to as "the friendliest campus in the nation." It is deeply rooted in tradition that unites students, past and present, from all over the world. This unity is very beneficial for job hunting as it provides an immense networking system known as "The Aggie Network." Aggies tend to have excellent reputations. Many companies have become fond of hiring other Aggies. My college experience was better than I could have ever imagined, with the hundreds of opportunities to get involved and friends that will last me a lifetime. I would recommend this university to everyone!! The Psychology program is a high-quality program, but not one I was particularly fond of because of the career I hope to pursue. There were definitely quality professors who made classes engaging and interesting, but if you are hoping to do clinical work in the field of psychology (mental health counseling, rehabilitation therapy, etc.), a Psychology undergraduate degree will not immensely target your interests. I only had about one or two classes (both which were phenomenal) that gave me a greater understanding of the human person that would help me be a better therapist. If you are interested in research or neuroscience, there are many wonderful professors that can grant hands-on experience and mentorship to undergraduate students that will surely help in entering a PhD or Master's program. I simply did not have these areas of interest and found the program to be lacking knowledge in what I was hoping for. Many classes covered theories, neuroscience, or research methods. Though these were quality classes, they did not satisfy what I was seeking in the program. It is an overall good program on par with other top tier universities."
Logan Kidwill
  • Reviewed: 8/14/2019
  • Degree: Landscape Design
"The Landscape Architecture program at Texas A&M University teaches a holistic approach to understanding the field of landscape architecture. The program first teaches the basics of design as well as the programs that are most used in the industry. These programs include Adobe creative suite; Photoshop, Indesign, & Illustrator, AutoCAD, Lumion, and other optional programs. They build on this knowledge through the application of design within the multiple studios classes. Construction documentation is covered but supplemental learning and on the job learning would provide a better benefit than the class."
Farmer Aggie
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2019
  • Degree: Political Science
"Texas A&M University is an overall good school. I transferred to A&M for the last two years of my undergraduate program and immediately felt the "big school" vibe as opposed to the small liberal arts college I came from. Educationally, it really is "you get what you put in". Meaning sometimes one is fortunate to have a great teacher who is passionate about their subject and good at communicating it, while other times it was clear that the professor may have been knowledgeable but not necessarily a good instructor. For some students, this may be a challenge but for others it about how hard you are willing to work to learn the material on your own. Honestly, this is an issue at most institutions.Socially, it can be difficult to fit in at A&M if you do not already have your core friends from Freshman year. But there are many social organizations available that offer opportunities to connect with other students.Overall, I felt my time at TAMU was effective. I transferred with a purpose and I ultimately achieved my goal. I recommend it to anyone hoping to do the same."
Logan Kidwill
  • Reviewed: 6/10/2019
"The Master of Land and Property Development (MLPD) is an entrepreneurship-oriented program of study which combines business and finance with physical planning, design and construction. As Texas A&M University's Real Estate Development degree, the program provides students the full range of real estate, financial and management skills they need to succeed in the highly competitive real estate development industry. One of only a handful of Land and Real Estate Development programs in the United States, the program attracts students from practically every academic discipline. The MLPD utilizes a current and comprehensive curriculum, provided by experienced practitioners, to teach how ecologically sensible, socially acceptable, and financially feasible development ventures are created.Like other Master of Real Estate Development programs, the MLPD program dissolves the boundaries between planning, construction and environmental issues and between finance, accounting and market issues. However, through rigorous training in due diligence, site analysis, entitlements, project management, and market and financial analysis, graduates become uniquely prepared for the real-world.The practical knowledge is applicable on a daily basis."
Jared B
  • Reviewed: 5/1/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"Texas A&M was an amazing institution that helped me immensely by gaining the skills and experience necessary or me to progress in my professional needs. Even more so, it continually felt like there was a huge family that I was a part of, resulting in a campus culture that made the majority of students feel welcomed, respected, and seen in their day-to-day experiences."
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  • Reviewed: 2/10/2019
  • Degree: Civil Engineering
"The Construction and Engineering Management masters degree in the Civil Engineering Department did not provide me with useful skills that could be utilized in the civil engineering market. It was mainly theory based, many of the courses could only be used in less than 1/100,000 of the civil engineering jobs (for example, 654 strategic construction engineering systems), did not provide any preparation for the market, and did not have an effect over my career. Some courses that are supposed to give us a competitive edge in the market were delivered in a very confusing and ambiguous manner (for example 644 Risk Management and 710 Project Finance). It was a complete waste of my time, effort, and money. I am certain that Texas A"
Daisy Brenes
  • Reviewed: 11/10/2018
  • Degree: Business
"This program was very rigorous and rewarding. You must be structured and organized. Keep your books - they are a great reference in the future for business leaders. I feel that this program helped me tremendously prepare for my experiences in the business world by far. I would highly recommend this program to prospective business students!"
Nick
  • Reviewed: 9/20/2018
  • Degree: Statistics
"Do NOT because associated with this institution under any circumstance. They will literally take your money and provide you nothing in return. My main issue with the institution stems from my experience with their "Student Business Services" which is essentially a collections team."
Fafa Abotchie
  • Reviewed: 5/15/2018
  • Degree: Allied Health
"I enjoyed my time at A&M. It is a huge school, so it can be easy to get lost in the crowd. However, once you find your community of people that you can relate to and do life with, it will feel homier. There are many colleges and departments on campus for many different degree tracks, so there's definitely something for everyone. The school has a good reputation overall, but especially in Engineering and Business. The Aggie Network is quite large, so wherever you find yourself in life, you're bound to bump into a few Aggies."
Jessica
  • Reviewed: 3/12/2018
  • Degree: School Psychology
"Texas A&M is a close-knit community. Networking is so important and the faculty, staff, and students become family. The strong networks you make at Texas A&M will be there to support you for years to come. There is also an energy College Station that is empowers students to work hard to achieve their goals."
Delma Ramirez
  • Reviewed: 12/6/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
"Texas A&M University is a great school because it brings people from all backgrounds and walks of life together through its rich traditions. My favorite tradition is Aggie Muster. Aggie Muster is a yearly event where all students, current and alumni come together to honor all deceased aggies worldwide. In this ceremony all the names of the fallen aggies that year all called. I believe this truly embraces "once an aggie, always an aggie". The aggie network is truly priceless."
Jacob Rembish
  • Reviewed: 12/3/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"Attending Texas A&M University has certainly been one of the best choices in my life. The facilities, faculty, and resources offered to students were outstanding. In addition, the student culture of the university is so welcoming to every student. There was never a time when I felt I did not belong. The Aggie family is real, and it is something amazing to experience."
Dorothy Christopher
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2017
  • Degree: Mathematics
"Texas A&M has the best supporting staff a college student needs. They not only helped me with my financial aid, but also offered me a job position in the Dean's Office - College of Science. I was able to create lasting relationships with my peers and mentors!"
Christopher '11
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"One of the best decisions of my life was to go to Texas A&M!"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: History
"Texas A&M has a rich tradition and their history program continues to improve in its inclusion and diversity. You can study American and European history from some talented scholars."
Why go to College?
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"Great place to get experience on campus and new friends that last life time. Those four years become Hugh part of life, you get a degree and start journey - either start making money or get higher education. Either way, you have grown and matured tremendously, and best of all - you get the respect from elders."