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West Texas A&M University is a public institution that was founded in 1910. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,543, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 135 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. West Texas A&M University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 80. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,969 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $7,869 (2013-14).
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West Texas A&M University, a member of The Texas A&M University System, is the northernmost senior institution of higher learning in the state. Its location in the Texas Panhandle makes it one of the most accessible and affordable universities in the five-state region. Traditionally recognized for excellence in agriculture, business, teacher preparation, music and nursing, WTAMU offers more than 62 undergraduate and 41 graduate degree programs, including a Ph.D. in agriculture, to approximately 8,000 students. The University also is a leader in distance education, offering individual classes and six undergraduate and six master's degree programs that can be completed totally online. Satellite opportunities are also available, including courses taught at WTAMU's Amarillo Center.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to West Texas A&M University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at West Texas A&M University is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 69.4 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||69.4%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at West Texas A&M University is 20:1, and the school has 34.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at West Texas A&M University include: Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Health Professions and Related Programs; and Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 63.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||24%|
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West Texas A&M University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,543, with a gender distribution of 45.2 percent male students and 54.8 percent female students. At this school, 32 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 68 percent of students live off campus. West Texas A&M University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
West Texas A&M University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. West Texas A&M University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at West Texas A&M University, 34 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at West Texas A&M University.
|Students who have cars on campus||34%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At West Texas A&M University, 56.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $7,857.
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|In-state tuition and fees||$6,969 (2013-14)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$7,869 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$7,136 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data