Texas A&M University-Galveston Reviews

  • 2 Reviews
  • Galveston (TX)
100% of 2 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 2 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 3/16/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"Texas A&M at Galveston is a great school. Their resources for undergraduates and their marine biology department keeps expanding and impresses me every time I discuss it. I am a huge advocate of my Alma Mater. I wish I could redo my undergraduate studies just to get a taste of all the new assets to the Aggieland by the Sea community."
  • Reviewed: 9/5/2016
  • Degree: Business Administration
"I attended Texas A&M University at Galveston from 2010 to 2014 with a degree in Maritime Administration; basically a degree in International Trade and Logistics. Texas A&M University at Galveston is a great school for students who want to pursue a degree in any ocean related degree, Texas A&M University at Galveston classes are small and hands on; however that doesn't mean they're easy. One of the best parts of the university is the professors they're easy to talk to and ask for help without scrutiny. I highly recommend Texas A&M University at Galveston for it hands on and personal approach to education."
Carlos Pena
  • Reviewed: 12/9/2014
  • Degree: Business
"The program is in a prime location for potential opportunities in internships and jobs in the same field. However, living expenses off campus are very high."
Daniel Pessa
  • Reviewed: 5/19/2014
  • Degree: Business
"The school is not very challenging academically and lacks maritime focus."
Claire Iseton
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2013
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Texas A&M University at Galveston's Marine Biology IDP Program recently opened for master's and Ph.D track students in 2008, allowing students to take classes either in person or through Camtasia/Saba Centra in conference rooms through both Texas A&M University College Station and TAMU-Corpus Christi. Additionally, many of these courses are offered at Galveston rates (which are cheaper than College Station). This allows students a greater opportunity to take courses relevant to thesis/dissertation projects in development and to their own specific career interests. Teaching assistantships are widely available to both Master's/Ph.D students and those who have found an advisor of interest may also be able to obtain Research Assistantships. A caution to Master's students: Unlike the Ph.D students, TA'ships do NOT cover tuition for Master's students and therefore students must rely on financial aid/scholarships to cover tuition while on a Teaching Assistantship (by law, in the State of Texas, Research Assistantships must pay a student's tuition). The Research and Graduate Studies office is extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the specifics of each program and funding opportunities and hosts several in-house research symposia for students to gain experience in presenting for outside academic society symposia related to their research discipline. The Marine Biology Dept. offers MARB Mini-Grants also to fund travel, research, sample analysis, etc. that students can apply for each fiscal year on a first come, first serve basis. Graduate student life can, at times, be grueling and lonely. At TAMUG, the graduate community has formed the Galveston Graduate Student Association (GGSA) to encourage camaraderie amongst all the graduate students through volunteerism in the local community, participation in intramural sports leagues on campus, and off-campus social gatherings at local restaurants/bars. Plus, GGSA fundraises each year through auctions, donations, and calendar sales to raise money for Mini- and Micro- grants offered to students each spring. Overall, TAMUG has a great value for the education you receive and a great faculty with a wide breadth of academic/research interests."