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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
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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
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

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
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  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

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.69 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.69 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,650Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
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  • Friendly
    44%
  • Southern Hospitality
    29%
  • Texan Hospitality
    23%
  • 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.79 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.100 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Sense of community
    42%
  • Pride
    32%
  • Amazing Class and Character!
    15%
  • Genuine class.
    6%
  • Excellence
    2%
  • Mediocre
    2%
  • Precedent
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
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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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.
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I am a transfer student at WT, and the transition was super easy! I also lived on campus my first semester, and the resident halls are so inviting and the residential assistance are very helpful and caring. There are always events going on, on campus, and they're great ways to meet people. Everyone is so friendly! I love my campus!
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!