Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (7)
Overall I'm happy with the Education I received at Texas A & M University- Corpus Christi. I chose to major in Elementary Education which was a good choice for me. My degree earned me several teaching positions abroad in South Korea and Turkey, followed by three years teaching in the state of Texas. I think that the courses I took at A & M Corpus Christi prepared me for the classroom as well as any University could have done. Practice is the most important thing in teaching and it comes in time. The teachers were both approachable and knowledgeable. The location right on the Gulf of Mexico was a bonus!
Texas A&M University Corpus Christi was ranked the number one school located on a beach in the United States. To continue, the school is literally located on its very own unique island called Ward Island. The campus is fairly small but growing at an exponentiation rate. The ratio of students to faculty averages at around 30:1, which is much better than larger universities. The atmosphere of the university is very relaxed, much like a day at the beach. The student life is very active. Organizations are very prevalent on the island and many students seek guidance and membership to the majority of them. The curriculum for most degrees will challenge you, however the professors have a genuine care for your future and career after college. There are plenty of opportunities for work-study, internships, and scholarships granted by the university. Tuition is relatively inexpensive as compared to other universities, but that soon may change due to the expansion of the campus and its programs. The housing on the island is a bit on the expensive side, however it is very convenient because classes are located within a mere 5-8 minute walking distance from apartments and dorms. All in all, this is a wonderful university that provides hundreds of degree programs and a great amount of Master's and Doctoral programs. If you're interested in island style living, then this is the university for you!
The criminal justice program gives you plenty of connections with several careers within the criminal justice field. The professors help even with application process into police departments and they even gave me helped me with deciding what criminal justice field worked best for me. The professors made the class interesting from studying serial crimes to making and solving your own crime scenes! This even prepared me for the police academy, I was ahead of my class thanks to the classes at TAMU-CC.
Great school all around! The school is expanding and the amount of diversity is increasing as well. The classes are all lecture classes you are able to work one-on-one with your peers and/or professors. They give you a great amount of experience with the various projects and assignments given. For the degree I received I do feel I was well prepared with the information provided and I do use the knowledge received to this day!
I loved my time at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi! The beach and atmosphere makes everyday a beautiful day! The campus is big enough to where you see and meet different people every day, but small enough to where you aren't just a number in the class. It's easy to get personal with you professors, and they want to see you succeed and will do whatever they can to help you. In fact, 4 years later, I still correspond with my freshman Chemistry professor who ended up writing me a letter of recommendation for graduate school. There's always something to do on campus and very easy to get involved!
The English Program at TAMUCC works to prepare students to be skilled and detailed writers. The greatest attribute to the program is the staff. They genuinely care about how students are doing in the program and want them to be able to write, argue, and present information well.
I feel the university is limiting. I did not learn anything new. I think the campus is small. Overall, I earned my degree, but not impressed.