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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
West Texas A&M is an above-average public university located in Canyon, Texas in the Amarillo Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,484 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the West Texas A&M acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Business. Graduating 44% of students, West Texas A&M alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,200.
2501 4th Ave
Canyon, TX 79016
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Lone Star Conference

West Texas A&M University Rankings

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West Texas A&M Admissions

Acceptance Rate
65%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
970-1170
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$13,325/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,606/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
86%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.78 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.78 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
10
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
10
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    30%
  • On Campus
    52%
  • Online
    18%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,484Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,892
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 56 responses
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  • Friendly
    43%
  • Southern Hospitality
    27%
  • Texan Hospitality
    23%
  • Judgmental first impressions
    2%
  • Off campus
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • VERY friendly
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.88 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.109 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 62 responses
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  • Sense of community
    39%
  • Pride
    29%
  • Amazing Class and Character!
    16%
  • Home away from home
    6%
  • Genuine class.
    5%
  • Excellence
    2%
  • Mediocre
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.53 responses
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My online learning experience has been exceptional. The communication with professors and advisors is easy, fast and effective. I get quick responses and nearly immediate assistance whenever I reach out with questions or concerns about my classes or degree plan. WTAMU has made the online transition smooth and easier than I could have hoped for!
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West Texas A&M has a beautiful campus with lots to do. There seems to be a new activity/event everyday. The campus always remains clean and surrounded with kind people. WT offers lots of help if your struggling with your academics, social life, or even money. The tailgates are always fun with lots of food and activities such as corn hole. From my experience living on campus you get to meet so many people from so many places that you become friends with. I highly recommend to be active with all the school activities college can be lonely, go out and meet people!
All my classes are called "Hyflex Courses" which means that half of the course goes in person one day while the other half is online, and then vise versa the next day. The professors are still trying to get a handle on all the new technology and having the classes split, but so far my online experience has been great! The professors are great communicators.