West Texas A&M University

Canyon, TX

West Texas A&M University

Canyon, TX

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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
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
44%
400-499
33%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
47%
400-499
35%
300-399
4%
30-36
2%
24-29
17%
18-23
56%
12-17
24%
6-11
0
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

18

students

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Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,852
Declined 1,735
Total Received 5,587
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Public

7,376

undergraduate students

2,653

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 10,029
Established in 1909
Coeducational Coeducational

Scholarships

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

  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Rick Husband Amarillo International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
28%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Residence Hall Association
  • Wesley
  • Student Government
  • SAGE
  • Baptist Student Ministries

Top Events

  • Buffalo Branding
  • Workathon
  • Homecoming
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
75%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
44%
400-499
33%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
47%
400-499
35%
300-399
4%
30-36
2%
24-29
17%
18-23
56%
12-17
24%
6-11
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $55
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.48

Moderately Selective

68%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,852
Declined 1,735
Total Received 5,587

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
standardized test scores

Important

rigor of secondary school record

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,854
Room & board $7,196
Additional fees $2,834
Books & supplies $1,000
Other fees $2,150
Total $19,034

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Tuition guarenteed plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Equestrian sports
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Bowling, Racquetball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Bowling, Racquetball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 2

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Communication/Journalism
Agriculture, General
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 Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dance, General
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Education, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Technology, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Equestrian/Equine Studies
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
General Studies
Graphic Design
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Musical Theatre
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Law Studies
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Wildlife Biology
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

10,029

total students

86%

in-state

14%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

74%

7,376
students

Female
58%
4,251

Male
42%
3,104

27%

2,674
students

Female
57%
1,530

Male
43%
1,144

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

75%

5,582
students

Female
58%
3,225

Male
42%
2,357

25%

1,773
students

Female
58%
1,026

Male
42%
747

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 68%
Student 4 year graduation rate 29%
Student 5 year graduation rate 14%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian 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

981

Transfer students enrolled

10%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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