Tool | December 2015

Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 62%
Applicants who took ACT: 38%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 35%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 9%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 44%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 43%
SAT I Math score 700+: 15%
SAT I Math score 600+: 58%
ACT score 24-29: 51%
ACT score 30-36: 30%
ACT score 24+: 81%
Students applied: 32,190
Students admitted: 22,863
Admission rate: 71%
Students per faculty: 20
4-year graduation rate: 50%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 47,093
Full-time enrolled men: 21,587
Full-time enrolled women: 20,542
Part-time enrolled men: 2,636
Part-time enrolled women: 2,328
Freshmen retained: 90%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $6,149
Fees (in state): $3,279
Tuition (out of state): $24,742
Fees (out of state): $3,279
Room and board: $10,338
Est. book expense: $1,194
Total cost (in state): $20,960
Total cost (out of state): $39,553
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$11,645
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$17,606
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$30,238
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$36,199
Average debt at graduation: $25,005

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 68%
Average need-based aid: $9,315
Average non-need-based aid: $3,354

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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