Texas A&M University, College Station

Texas A&M University, College Station


Continente:
North America
Country:
United States of America United States of America
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 2019
World University Rankings 75 90 96 96 86 79 80 95 109 115 107 115 112

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 21 29 31 33 18 33 35 41 44 39 44 43
Engineering 44 38 43 35 33 35 40 48 48 53 59 64
Life Sciences 166 162 182 171 141 167 177 187 183 193 194 184
Medicine - 290 - - 287 - - - - 351-400 351-400 351-400
Natural Sciences 43 49 42 36 39 39 46 52 59 50 56 51
Social Sciences 56 50 47 64 47 56 61 61 64 61 54 59

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - 11 18 26 31 29 32 39 41 43
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 91
Chemical Engineering 56 63 47 61 53 67 60 67 64 68
Chemistry 46 32 46 43 42 65 70 67 67 61
Civil Engineering 16 9 12 12 13 14 15 17 28 31
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - 401-450
Computer Science 74 65 37 46 50 56 55 65 68 51
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 23
Electrical Engineering 33 36 36 41 46 46 38 54 65 41
Environment / Ecology - 58 38 53 60 64 68 63 77 67
Geosciences 30 36 38 46 56 59 54 47 52 49
Immunology - - - - - - - - - 250
Materials Science 101 83 89 99 97 99 104 108 109 108
Mathematics 18 18 12 8 8 13 17 11 15 19
Mechanical Engineering 22 23 19 21 21 16 15 12 20 25
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 118
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 168
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - 237 255 248 - - 287 263 230
Physics 69 57 57 49 59 65 71 69 81 77
Plant & Animal Science - 36 37 34 36 49 50 51 41 44
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 110
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 90
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 68