About Texas A&M University
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A&M at a Glance
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- Located in College Station, Texas, which is located about 90 miles northwest of Houston.
- Home to more than 50,000 students, ranking as the sixth-largest university in the country, with more than 360,000 former students worldwide.
- Holds membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities, one of only 61 institutions with this distinction.
- Conducts research valued at more than $705 million annually, currently ranking among the top 20 universities nationally and third behind only MIT and the University of California at Berkeley for universities without medical schools.
- Has an endowment valued at more than $5 billion, which ranks fourth among U.S. public universities and 10th overall.
- Claimed four national team championships and nine conference titles last season, both of which were school-bests.
- Finished eighth nationally in the prestigious Learfield Sports Director's Cup all-sport rankings a year ago, tallying its most points ever and leading all Big 12 schools. In the inaugural Capital One Cup, which rates teams' final national rankings, the Aggie women finished second nationally with five top-10 finishes, while the Aggie men finished tied for third with five top-10 finishes.
- Recognized as Home of the 12th Man, where students stand during football games to show support for the team – and for fellow Aggies – a personification of the Aggie Spirit.
- Recently rated by Sports Illustrated as the nation's best game day: '...few venues are more hostile to opponents than the maroon bowl of Kyle Field, where the eardrums of visiting players are under constant assault from the Aggies' 12th Man – the nation's best-drilled student body.'
- Corps of Cadets is recognized among the nation's largest uniformed student bodies at more than 2,300 strong. Texas A&M commissions more officers than any other institution outside of the nation's service academies.
- Named second in the nation by The Wall Street Journal among all universities, public and private, in a survey of top U.S. corporations, non-profits and government agencies, based on graduates that recruiters prefer to hire.
Measures of Excellence
Texas A&M consistently ranks among the country's top universities, with a number of our individual programs recognized as Top-10 in the nation.