West Texas A&M University

Canyon, TX

West Texas A&M University

Canyon, TX

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Tuition & Fees

$8,456

$9,903

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
560
25th
460
75th
570
25th
460
75th
22
25th
15
75th
23
25th
17
75th
23
25th
18
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

18

students

1

faculty

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Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,908
Declined 2,084
Total Received 4,992
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Public

8,271

undergraduate students

3,407

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

West Texas A&M University, 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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 11,678
Established in 1910
Coeducational Coeducational

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135-acre campus in Canyon (population: 15,306), 12 miles from Amarillo. Served by bus; air serves Amarillo. Satellite campus in Amarillo.

  • Campus Setting: Small town

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
28%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
80%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
75%
Bottom 1/2
25%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
560
25th
460
75th
570
25th
460
75th
22
25th
15
75th
23
25th
17
75th
23
25th
18

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (final deadline) August 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Selective

58%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,908
Declined 2,084
Total Received 4,992

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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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

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

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Financial Aid

77%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$6,419

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,748
Room $4,641
Board $3,620
Additional fees $2,708
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $17,717
Average Financial Aid - $6,419
Total with Avg. Aid $11,298

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 806 651-2055
F: 806 651-2924
financial@wtamu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Equestrian
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

bowling, riflery, rodeo, tennis, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

bowling, riflery, rodeo, tennis, wrestling

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, bowling, flag football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Lone Star Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations.
Agricultural Business and Management, General.
Agricultural Communication/Journalism.
Agronomy and Crop Science.
Animal Sciences, General.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biotechnology.
Broadcast Journalism.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business/Commerce, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Chemistry, General.
Civil Engineering, General.
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
Computer Science.
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance.
Counseling Psychology.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Dance, General.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Education, General.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Educational/Instructional Technology.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Engineering, General.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Science.
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
Equestrian/Equine Studies.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.
Finance, General.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
General Studies.
Graphic Design.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
History, General.
Journalism.
Management Information Systems, General.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music, General.
Musical Theatre.
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
School Psychology.
Social Sciences, General.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Wildlife Biology.

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Nursing
  3. General Studies

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

11,678

total students

87%

in-state

13%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

71%

8,271
students

Female
57%
4,754

Male
43%
3,517

29%

3,407
students

Female
57%
1,937

Male
43%
1,470

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

67%

5,551
students

Female
57%
3,189

Male
43%
2,362

33%

2,720
students

Female
58%
1,565

Male
42%
1,155

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
31%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

81

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 50
Countries most often represented China
El Salvador
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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