B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
West Texas A&M University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Lone Star Conference
Address
2501 4th Ave
Canyon, TX 79016
Website

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
60%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
850-1060
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$12,022/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,024/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,278/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,846/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,869/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,897/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.68 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.68 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,681Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 47 responses
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  • Friendly
    45%
  • Southern Hospitality
    30%
  • Texan Hospitality
    21%
  • Judgmental first impressions
    2%
  • VERY friendly
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.78 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.99 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 52 responses
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  • Sense of community
    42%
  • Pride
    31%
  • Amazing Class and Character!
    15%
  • Genuine class.
    6%
  • Excellence
    2%
  • Mediocre
    2%
  • Precedent
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,000/ 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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I love West Texas A&M University! It is located in Canyon, TX. Canyon is a very calm town with just enough happening around it to keep you busy on and off campus. Once you step onto campus, you will find yourself feeling right at home. However, some parts of the dorms are under construction and that can be a slight hassle. Other than that, WTAMU is a great place to further your education!
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West Texas A&M University in Canyon, TX offers a friendly, small-college experience and at the same time a scenic campus and skilled professors. There's a bit of everything for every student of every major. I was a music major during my time here and the community was incredible, my professors were approachable and professional, and I was well-prepared for my field upon graduation.
I'd change a few things, including the housing situation. The only area the college could potentially change would be the dorm situation. Many are outdated, lack air conditioning, and cost more than they should to live in. The apartments and rental homes are similar to the dorms. There are very nice apartments, that cost a lot, and pretty bad apartments, that cost less but are still not worth what a resident will pay. My adoption of a large dog constricted my housing options even further. Aside from these couple of hiccups, my time at WTAMU was fantastic, and I recommend it to just about anyone.
All internships, part time/ full time jobs, alumni network and recruitment on campus are high. The opportunities that are available on and off campus are incredible! The tight niche community allows for current and past students to become involved with something bigger than themselves. The sky is not our limit, we have opportunities of a life time and we just have to be brave enough to take them.