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.
West Texas A&M University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.73 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities332 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science65 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies52 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering51 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services49 Graduates
Public Administration44 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.83 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.104 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.53 responses
West Texas A&M University Reviews
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!
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.