Texas A&M University-Kingsville: Narrative Description

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West Santa Gertrudis
Kingsville, TX 78363
Tel: (361)593-2111
Free: 800-687-6000
Admissions: (361)593-2811
Web Site: http://www.tamuk.edu/


State-supported, university, coed. Part of Texas A&M University System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1925. Setting: 255-acre small town campus. Research spending 2003-04: $5.8 million. Total enrollment: 7,126. Faculty: 438 (327 full-time, 111 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 2,335 applied, 98% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 33% from top quarter, 65% from top half. Full-time: 3,910 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 1,735 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 39 states and territories, 61 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 66% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 28% 25 or older, 30% live on campus. Retention: 55% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission for the college of arts and sciences. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $2640 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $9660 full-time. Mandatory fees: $1266 full-time. College room and board: $4214. College room only: $2304. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 2% of eligible men and 2% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Aggie Club, Rodeo Club, Educational Association, Child Development Club, Resident's Hall Club. Major annual events: Fall Carnival, Homecoming activities, Pageant. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. James C. Jernigan Library with 358,466 books, 183,416 microform titles, 2,304 serials, 3,224 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $1 million. 600 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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