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West Texas A&M University
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  • 4 Year
  • CANYON, TX

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

The WT community is prepared for the fall 2021 semester. The campus is fully open for in-person course instruction and events. Campus status modifications will be at the direction of The State of Texas, The Texas A&M University System, and local health agencies. Learn More

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

2501 4TH AVE
CANYON, TX 79016
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Lone Star Conference
From West Texas A&M University

We serve West Texas and the Panhandle. We call the communities in the top 26 counties of the Panhandle our home. Hard working people who value individual freedom, effort and dedication live here, and those values fill our campus with people who want to see others succeed and who dedicate themselves to this high calling. We do this in our classrooms, lecture halls, auditoriums for performances and visual arts, laboratories, our offices and conference rooms, and the arenas of competition where our student athletes compete.

We are a strong community. A family. I know you would love our Buff Spirit and enjoy becoming part of the WTAMU family community.

Thank you for your interest in WTAMU. Please know that we hold it dear, and we will do our best to productively serve you.

Dr. Walter Wendler, President

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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

Application Deadline
August 1
Acceptance Rate
58%
SAT Range
920-1130
ACT Range
18-23
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$13,105 / 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
$7,324 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
84%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
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. 80 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 80 responses

Majors

WT has something for everyone!

WTAMU offers quality in person, online and hybrid/blended undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. Our University’s online undergraduate program is the best in Texas and No. 24 in the country, according to newly released 2022 rankings from U.S. News & World Report. We offer 59 Undergraduate majors, 38 Master's programs, and 2 Doctoral programs. Accredited by SACS.

Online

Online Programs Offered
14
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
14
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    47%
  • On Campus
    27%
  • Online
    26%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,621 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,705
Undergrads Over 25
22%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 58 responses
  • Friendly
    43%
  • Southern Hospitality
    26%
  • Texan Hospitality
    22%
  • VERY friendly
    3%
  • Judgmental first impressions
    2%
  • Off campus
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 90 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 111 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 64 responses
  • Sense of community
    39%
  • Pride
    28%
  • Amazing Class and Character!
    16%
  • Genuine class.
    5%
  • Excellence
    2%
  • Mediocre
    2%
  • Precedent
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,700 / 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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