Tuition & Fees

$8,688

$10,274

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
48%
400-499
28%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
16%
500-599
51%
400-499
28%
300-399
3%
30-36
4%
24-29
16%
18-23
49%
12-17
29%
6-11
2%
30-36
2%
24-29
24%
18-23
47%
12-17
27%
30-36
3%
24-29
23%
18-23
59%
12-17
15%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

18

students

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,521
Declined + 1,906
Total Received 5,427
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Public

7,376

undergraduate students

2,653

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Nursing
  3. General Studies
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Codes

SAT 6938
ACT 4250

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 10,029
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: 15,306), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
26%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
79%
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 3% of male students
 
5 sororities 5% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
17%
Top 1/4
44%
Top 1/2
78%
Bottom 1/2
22%
Bottom 1/4
4%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
48%
400-499
28%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
16%
500-599
51%
400-499
28%
300-399
3%
30-36
4%
24-29
16%
18-23
49%
12-17
29%
6-11
2%
30-36
2%
24-29
24%
18-23
47%
12-17
27%
30-36
3%
24-29
23%
18-23
59%
12-17
15%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August 1
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

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,521
Declined + 1,906
Total Received 5,427

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

Tana Miller
Assistant Vice President, Enrollment Management/Registrar
P: 806 651-2020
F: 806 651-5268
admissions@wtamu.edu

Financial Aid

57%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,366

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,854
Room & board $7,196
Additional fees $2,834
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $16,884
Average Financial Aid - $9,366
Total with Avg. Aid $7,518

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $12,027,164
State $8,608,593
Institutional $1,964,039
Other external $1,502,054
Total $24,101,850

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $1,759,259
Other external $1,085,180
Total $2,844,439

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Marian Giesecke
Director of Financial Aid
mgiesecke@wtamu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
equestrian sports
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 Directors

Michael Mcbroom (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

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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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

10,029

total students

88%

in-state

12%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

74%

7,376
students

Female
58%
4,270

Male
42%
3,106

26%

2,653
students

Female
57%
1,511

Male
43%
1,142

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

74%

5,484
students

Female
58%
3,145

Male
42%
2,339

26%

1,892
students

Female
60%
1,125

Male
40%
767

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
30%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

82%

Transfer applicants accepted

76%

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

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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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

International Student Contact

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

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