Texas A & M University-College Station Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (54)
I had a wonderful experience at Texas A&M. I received a top flight education, made great friends and memories. As Dr. Crompton told us in our last day of class of our last semester, "Education is what's left when the facts are gone."
Choosing Texas A&M University was one of the best decisions of my life. I learned so much and had an amazing experience both in class and out. I gained an abundance of work experience and really got hands-on opportunities in class.
Texas A&M was an incredible place. There truly is something that cannot be explained about the environment and culture here. It sometimes gets a bad wrap as "cultish" but I truly believe they instill great values and attract good people to where you can't help but fall in love. I was not your typical Aggie; I was not raised by Aggie parents. I did not have any desire to feed the Texas rivalry by attending either UT or A&M, but I wouldn't not have had it any other way looking back. It was far more diverse than I ever would have imagined from all of the stereotypes. There's a place for everyone if you look for it. I highly recommend living on campus your first few years. That experience is unforgettable. As far as the education goes, I always felt challenged and engaged. Even the mass freshman courses were well taught. I never had a prof who was unreasonable, and they always seemed intent on making sure students weren't going to fail. There were always resources for extra studying whether student led, or off campus. I loved my major because it required a study abroad. A lot of international focused degrees never actually require you to study abroad, or at least not for a significant time to where you truly experience another culture. International studies required at least a semester, and I would highly recommend a full year to anyone! After your study abroad you have to complete a thesis. Think about what you might want to write about while you're abroad. Collect information on it while you're there. Don't wait until you come back. Whether A&M is your first choice or not, it will never be a bad choice! Thanks and Gig 'Em!
Texas A&M has a largely homogenous undergraduate population made up of in-state students. It has an incredibly conservative undergraduate atmosphere that minority students or those with moderate or liberal viewpoints may find stifling and offensive.
A&M was more than a school for me. For three years it was my home. I made friendships that have lasted nearly a decade, and the experiences I had at university taught me as much as the classes I took. At the same time, my degree helped me get into a fast track nursing program, and has played an important part in my attaining a great job that I love.
College Station is the best place on earth! I was absolutely in love with the school spirit and the overall atmosphere. My education was top-notch and enjoyed my classes and professors.
TAMU was great school. A lot of the professors have actual real world experience so they have great insight. I would suggest if you are looking into the management degree you stay to get your masters before you go into the work force. Just having the bachelor's is okay but a masters sets you apart. Mays Business school offers a lot of options for double majors and 5 year masters programs. I would suggest looking into these early.
Like any large school, it can be easy to get swallowed by the masses. You will have to advocate for and plan your education path more than in a small school. There are lots of resources available for support, but if you want to be independent, that's up to you. The instructors I had were generally top notch. There are of course a few that take some getting used to, but that's true anywhere. The variety of courses available is outstanding. Aggies are the greatest community of students and alumni anywhere. I didn't put a lot of planning into my school choice, but my first Silver Taps erased any doubts. The Aggie Network is an invaluable resource. The reputation of the engineering program helped me get my first job and has been remarked upon positively throughout my career.
I attended Texas A&M for a degree in Biomedical Science, which gave me an education preparing me for the medical field. I was prepared for the 8 years I spent in veterinary medicine, the 8 years I spent in the pharmacology field after that, and now as an RN. This major covers many sciences (from Biology to Biochemistry, Anatomy to Pharmacology, and other options for electives). It is a difficult major but well worth it if medicine is what one chooses to pursue.
I didn't know how lucky I was to go to A&M for my education degree. I taught in Spanish Harlem and Plano, Texas after I graduated and I was a lot more prepared than my peers who went to other schools. I loved the teachers and I feel like all of my upper level classes helped prepare me for my teaching career.