Texas A&M University, College Station
Texas A&M University, College Station

Continente: North America

Country: United States

Address: Texas A&M University, 400 Bizzell St, College Station, TX 77843

Web Site: www.tamu.edu



About Texas A&M University, College Station:

Texas A&M University (Texas A&M or A&M) is a coeducational public research university in College Station, Texas, United States. It is a state flagship university and since 1948 is the founding member of the Texas A&M University System. The Texas A&M system endowment is one of the 10 biggest in the nation. Texas A&M's student body is the largest in Texas and the largest in the United States. Texas A&M's designation as a land, sea, and space grant institution–the only university in Texas to hold all three designations–reflects a range of research with ongoing projects funded by organizations such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA), the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research. In 2001, Texas A&M was inducted as a member of the Association of American Universities. The school's students, alumni—over 450,000 strong—and sports teams are known as Aggies. The Texas A&M Aggies athletes compete in 18 varsity sports as a member of the Southeastern Conference. The first public institution of higher education in Texas, the school opened on October 4, 1876, as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas under the provisions of the Morrill Land-Grant Acts. Originally, the college taught no classes in agriculture, instead concentrating on classical studies, languages, literature, and applied mathematics. After four years, students could attain degrees in scientific agriculture, civil and mechanical engineering, and language and literature. Under the leadership of President James Earl Rudder in the 1960s, A.M.C. desegregated, became coeducational, and dropped the requirement for participation in the Corps of Cadets. To reflect the institution's expanded roles and academic offerings, the Texas Legislature renamed the school to Texas A&M University in 1963. The letters "A&M", originally A.M.C. short for "Agricultural and Mechanical College", are retained as a link to the university's tradition. The main campus is one of the largest in the United States, spanning 5,200 acres (21 km2), and is home to the George Bush Presidential Library. About one-fifth of the student body lives on campus. Texas A&M has over 1,000 officially recognized student organizations. Many students also observe the traditions, which govern daily life, as well as special occasions, including sports events. Working with agencies such as the Texas AgriLife Research and Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M has a direct presence in each of the 254 counties in Texas. The university offers degrees in over 150 courses of study through ten colleges and houses 18 research institutes. As a Senior Military College, Texas A&M is one of six American public universities with a full-time, volunteer Corps of Cadets who study alongside civilian undergraduate students.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World University Rankings 75 90 96 96 86 79 80 95 109 115 107 115

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - 21 29 31 33 18 33 35 41 44 39 44
Engineering - 44 38 43 35 33 35 40 48 48 53 59
Life Sciences - 166 162 182 171 141 167 177 187 183 193 194
Clinical Medicine - - 290 - - 287 - - - - 351-400 351-400
Natural Sciences - 43 49 42 36 39 39 46 52 59 50 56
Social Sciences - 56 50 47 64 47 56 61 61 64 61 54

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - 11 18 26 31 29 32 39 41
Chemistryical Engineering - - - 56 63 47 61 53 67 60 67 64
Chemistry - - - 46 32 46 43 42 65 70 67 67
Civil Engineering - - - 16 9 12 12 13 14 15 17 28
Computer Science - - - 74 65 37 46 50 56 55 65 68
Electrical Engineering - - - 33 36 36 41 46 46 38 54 65
Environment / Ecology - - - - 58 38 53 60 64 68 63 77
Geosciences - - - 30 36 38 46 56 59 54 47 52
Materials Science - - - 101 83 89 99 97 99 104 108 109
Mathematics - - - 18 18 12 8 8 13 17 11 15
Mechanical Engineering - - - 22 23 19 21 21 16 15 12 20
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - 237 255 248 - - 287 263
Physics - - - 69 57 57 49 59 65 71 69 81
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 36 37 34 36 49 50 51 41