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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  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 5,615 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the West Texas A&M acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Business. Graduating 41% of students, West Texas A&M alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,200.
About West Texas A&M University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Lone Star Conference
Address
2501 4th Ave
Canyon, TX 79016
Website
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West Texas A&M University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
980-1170
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$13,806/ 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
$6,082/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

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
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,615Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,779
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 52 responses
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  • Friendly
    40%
  • Southern Hospitality
    27%
  • Texan Hospitality
    25%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Judgmental first impressions
    2%
  • Off campus
    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.83 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.104 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 57 responses
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  • Sense of community
    40%
  • Pride
    30%
  • Amazing Class and Character!
    18%
  • Genuine class.
    5%
  • Excellence
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Mediocre
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
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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Hey guys, I am Amya Johnson, a sophomore who goes to West Texas A&M. My first year was amazing the staff truly does care about their students. However i did not like the little diversity in the school itself- i am a minority and there is not much attending West Texas. The scholarship services need improvement as well, they rather give the people that they see hard at work the left over funding because We did not apply early enough for a countious scholarship (senior year of highschool early). However, i am still standing and i have some life impacting friends thats right there ( at West Texas A&M) with me!
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I am in the psychology program at WT, and the professors in this program are awesome! They truly care about your education, urge you to get involved with research, and do a great job as instructors. Some of the issues I had with WT had to do with the administration department. Those in the Financial Aid office were not very polite or very helpful when I was trying to get information on financial help. They also lost documents that my sisters had given to receive financial aid, and both my sisters had to give certain documents three or four times before the people were able to keep up with them. Financial aid is an important aspect of college education, and the administrators in charge of it should be well-informed and organized.
WTAMU is a great place for a distance education as well as local college experience! There are wonderful professors who actually care about the students. They are very approachable and fair. There is a good selection of online classes available for those who want to pursue an online degree, although most of their majors do require some face to face time. Occasionally the communication from the financial aid department is a bit confusing and can be inconsistent, but they are always willing to help if you have a problem. I would highly recommend checking out this campus for your educational future.