Texas A&M International University: Narrative Description

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5201 University Blvd.
Laredo, TX 78041-1900
Tel: (956)326-2001; 888-489-2648
Admissions: (956)326-2200
Fax: (956)326-2348
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tamiu.edu/


State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Texas A&M University System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1969. Setting: 300-acre urban campus. Endowment: $4.4 million. Research spending 2003-04: $396,428. Total enrollment: 4,078. 1,494 applied, 52% were admitted. 22% from top 10% of their high school class, 52% from top quarter, 85% from top half. Full-time: 2,084 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 1,032 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 9 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 92% Hispanic, 0.5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 37% 25 or older, 8% transferred in. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; interdisciplinary studies; protective services/public administration. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: 7/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $2820 full-time, $94 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,560 full-time, $352 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $993 full-time, $34.75 per credit part-time, $53 per term part-time. College room and board: $5240. College room only: $3400. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 35 open to all. Most popular organizations: TAMIU Ambassadors, Electronic Commerce Association, Rainbow Education Association of Laredo, Student Finance Society, Psychology Club. Major annual events: Halloween Fest, Thanksgiving Festival, International Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 250 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Sue and Radcliff Killam Library with 166,951 books, 148,825 microform titles, 8,492 serials, 1,040 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $3.1 million. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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