B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  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
    A-
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

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Test Scores and GPA for West Texas A&M University

Cost

Net Price
$11,754/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,400/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,349/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,772/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,249/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,875/ year

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
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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,654Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
43%
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
Report
  • Sense of community
    42%
  • Pride
    31%
  • Amazing Class and Character!
    15%
  • Genuine class.
    6%
  • Excellence
    2%
  • Mediocre
    2%
  • Precedent
    2%

After West Texas A&M University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
47%
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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West Texas A&M University Reviews

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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.
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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.
This is my first semester at college, but so far it has been a great experience! I came here knowing no one but I was welcomed with open arms from people in my dorm. I have made friends quickly and I believe that they will be friends that will be by my side threw my college year. The dorm atmosphere is very friendly and everyone seems to get along very nicely. This will allow for more bonds and friendships to be built.