Texas A&M University at Galveston: Narrative Description

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PO Box 1675
Galveston, TX 77553-1675
Tel: (409)740-4400; 877-322-4443
Admissions: (409)740-4414
Fax: (409)740-4709
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tamug.edu/


State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Texas A&M University System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 122-acre suburban campus with easy access to Houston. Endowment: $1.6 million. Research spending 2003-04: $2.9 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5669 per student. Total enrollment: 1,615. Faculty: 170 (93 full-time, 77 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,148 applied, 80% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 45% from top quarter, 75% from top half. Full-time: 1,466 students, 43% women, 57% men. Part-time: 111 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 13 other countries, 16% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 3% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 11% 25 or older, 54% live on campus, 18% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: biological/life sciences; business/marketing; interdisciplinary studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Naval.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT, THEA. Recommended: essay, recommendations, community involvement, SAT Subject Tests, SAT II: Writing Test. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $3675 full-time, $48 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,415 full-time, $306 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1007 full-time, $504 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. College room and board: $4870. College room only: $1958. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 37 open to all. Most popular organizations: Sail Club, Caving Club, Dive Club, Rowing Club, Rifle Drill Team. Major annual events: Aggie Muster, Spring Fest, Maritime Ball. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. 650 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Jack K. Williams Library with 56,589 books, 54,187 microform titles, 640 serials, 2,822 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.1 million. 122 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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