Tuition & Fees

$7,936

$8,958

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

undergraduateRatios

44%

56%

male

female

1
20

teacher

students

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Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,686
Declined + 2,477
Total Received 6,163
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Public

7,389

undergraduate students

2,512

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
30%
400-499
44%
300-399
16%
200-299
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
32%
400-499
45%
300-399
13%
200-299
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
18%
18-23
43%
12-17
33%
6-11
3%
30-36
2%
24-29
26%
18-23
43%
12-17
29%
30-36
2%
24-29
23%
18-23
55%
12-17
20%
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School Facts

West Texas A&M, founded in 1909 as West Texas State University, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 124-acre main campus is located in Canyon, 15 miles south of Amarillo.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 9,901
Established in 1910
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Canyon, TX

135-acre campus in Canyon (population: 13,913), 12 miles from Amarillo. Served by bus; air serves Amarillo. Satellite campus in Amarillo.

West Texas A&M University
2501 Fourth Avenue
Canyon, TX 79016-0001

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
29%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
80%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
5 fraternities 12% of male students
 
5 sororities 6% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
43%
Top 1/2
77%
Bottom 1/2
23%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
30%
400-499
44%
300-399
16%
200-299
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
32%
400-499
45%
300-399
13%
200-299
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
18%
18-23
43%
12-17
33%
6-11
3%
30-36
2%
24-29
26%
18-23
43%
12-17
29%
30-36
2%
24-29
23%
18-23
55%
12-17
20%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,686
Declined + 2,477
Total Received 6,163

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Kyle Moore
Director of Admissions
P: 806 651-2020
F: 806 651-5268
admissions@wtamu.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,544
Room & board $7,196
Additional fees $2,392
Books & supplies $2,000
Total $17,132
Average Financial Aid - $29,266
Total with Avg. Aid $-12,134

Financial Aid

63%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$29,266

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $10,831,749
State $6,504,602
Institutional $1,612,215
Other external $1,001,642
Total $19,950,208

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $1,547,364
Other external $1,111,992
Total $2,659,356

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
equestrian sports
football
golf
soccer
softball
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Lone Star Conference
Mascot
Buffaloes/Lady Buffs
School colors
maroon and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administration
Agribusiness
Agribusiness Economics
Agriculture
Animal Science
Applied Arts/Sciences
Art
Biology
Biology/Wildlife Science
Business
Chemistry
Communication Disorders
Communications
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Counseling
Counseling Education
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Studies
Curriculum/Instruction
Dance
Economics
Educational Diagnostician
Elementary Education
Emergency Management Administration
Engineering Technology
English
Environmental Science
Environmental Sciences
Environmental/Resource Economics
Finance
Finance/Economics
General Business
General Studies
Geography
Geology
Graphic Design
History
Instructional Technology
Integrated Pest Management
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies/Elementary/Secondary Education
Liberal Arts/Dentistry
Liberal Arts/Medicine
Management
Marketing
Mass Communications/Advertising/Public Relations
Mass Communications/Broadcasting
Mass Communications/Print Media
Mathematics
Medical Technology
Music
Music Composition
Music Performance
Music Theatre
Music Therapy
Nursing
Nursing/Education
Nursing/Nurse Practitioner/Administration
Physics
Plant/Soil/Environmental Science
Plant/Soil/Environmental Sciences
Political Science
Professional Counseling
Psychology
Public Administration
Reading Education
Recreation
Social Sciences
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Speech
Sport/Exercise Science
Sports/Exercise Sciences
Studio Art
Theatre
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Undergraduate

75%

7,389
students

Female
56%
4,160

Male
44%
3,229

Graduate

25%

2,512
students

Female
56%
1,398

Male
44%
1,114

undergraduateFull-time

76%

5,650
students

Female
56%
3,148

Male
44%
2,502

undergraduatePart-time

24%

1,739
students

Female
59%
1,012

Male
41%
727

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
27%
Hispanic/Latino
60%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

80%

Transfer applicants accepted

68%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

81

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 43
Countries most often represented China
El Salvador
India
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Kristine Combs
Director, International Student Office
806 651-2073
kcombs@wtamu.edu

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