Facts About Academics
At Texas A&M, students have a wealth of opportunity to pursue their lifelong career goals. Many of Texas A&M's degree programs are ranked in the top 10 nationally. With a comprehensive selection of majors and numerous extracurricular activities to hone their skills in academics, leadership and public service, a college experience at Texas A&M results in highly sought-after graduates and solid world citizens.
With more than 120 undergraduate degree programs and more than 240 master's and Ph.D. programs to choose from, the university enrolls one of the 10 largest student bodies in the nation — and the largest outside a major metropolitan area. Fall 2011 enrollment was a record 49,961, with 8,254 entering freshmen.
The average SAT score for freshmen is 1210, well above the national average. Texas A&M consistently ranks among the country's top universities in attracting National Merit Scholars. The university is home to one of the largest chapters of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and largest academic honor society.
Texas A&M ranks at the top statewide in student retention and graduation, making it the university of choice for students from all walks of life.