Texas A&M University Review & Rankings
Overall Rank: Ranked #11 in the 2022 rankings of the Best Colleges in the United States. Scroll down for the detailed subject major rankings, following the college data.
Texas A&M is one of the leading universities for Engineering and Agriculture degrees. In addition to those original fields of focus, the university has expanded to a high profile in science and other majors in our RealRank analytics. The university has one of the largest endowments in the country, in addition to state funding. That combination has fueled its academic success in recent years. The “A&M” in its name stand for its founding name, which included “agriculture” and “mechanics”.
In addition to it’s rankings in various academic disciplines, Texas A&M also is one of the six “Senior Military Colleges” (SMC) in the United States. Basically this makes Texas A&M’s ROTC program a little different from other colleges. One difference is that graduates of the ROTC program are not required to enroll in the military after graduation, unlike other programs, although typically most want to anyway. Another difference is that the university maintains a “Corps of Cadets,” which are students that wear military style uniforms and have other aspects of military stature. As a SMC, it also is required to have an objective of the development of students’ character. That ethos is a component Texas A&M’s public reputation, and also helps to foster an engaged alumni network.
|Location||College Station, Texas|
|Official Website||Texas A&M|
|School Colors||Maroon & White|
RealRank Ranking Categories
|Tuition Profile||Public university with relatively low tuition for in-state Texas residents and medium-high for out of state residents.|
Key: Platinum: Elite Class; Gold: Very good; Silver: Successful, with room to improve;
Bronze: Mid to low range; NI: Needs improvement.
|Academic Range||Broad, Full Academic Program|
|Dental||Yes, off-campus in Dallas, TX.|
|Law||Yes, off-campus in Fort Worth, TX.|
|Core Science Breadth||Yes|
|Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities Breadth||Yes|
|Human Sciences / Education||Yes|
|Public Health / Urban Policy||Yes|
Here are some of the notable alumni from Texas A&M who you might have heard of. Are there any others you feel should be added to this list?
- Derek Barton – Winner of Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
- Henry Cisneros – Former Mayor of San Antonio, TX, and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
- Henry Cuellar – Congressman.
- Khalid A. Al-Falih – CEO of Saudi ARAMCO.
- Frank Ford – Founder of Arrowhead Mills.
- Robert Gates – Secretary of Defense under Democrat and Republican administrations, and, former President of Texas A&M. (not alumn).
- Louie Gohmert – Congressman.
- Patricia Gras – Talk show host.
- Robert Earl Keen – Singer-Songwriter.
- Jack Kilby – Winner of Nobel Prize for Physics.
- Chuck Knoblauch – MLB baseball player, second baseman.
- Steve Largent – Hall of Fame wide receiver for NFL Seattle Seahawks, and former Congressman.
- Lyle Lovett – Singer-Songwriter.
- George P. Mitchell – CEO of Mitchell Energy.
- Mike Montgomery – Head Coach of Stanford University basketball team 1986-2004 and of NBA Golden State Warriors, 2004-2006.
- Rick Perry – Former Secretary of Energy and Governor of Texas.
- T. Boone Pickens, Jr. – Petroleum industry entrepreneur and CEO of BP Capital Management.
- Greg Pappas – Architect.
- Jorge F. Quiroga-Ramirez – Former President of Bolivia.
- Charles E. Toberman – known as the “founder” of Hollywood, having developed the Hollywood Bowl, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, El Capitan Theater and the Roosevelt Hotel.
- Rip Torn – Actor.
- Martin Torrijos – Former President of Panama.
- Vernon L. Smith – Winner of Nobel Prize for Economics.