Tool | December 2016

Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 61%
Applicants who took ACT: 39%
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+: 57%
ACT score 24-29: 51%
ACT score 30-36: 32%
ACT score 24+: 83%
Students applied: 33,970
Students admitted: 22,371
Admission rate: 66%
Students per faculty: 19
4-year graduation rate: 51%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 48,960
Full-time enrolled men: 22,074
Full-time enrolled women: 21,458
Part-time enrolled men: 2,987
Part-time enrolled women: 2,441
Freshmen retained: 90%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $6,679
Fees (in state): $3,351
Tuition (out of state): $26,857
Fees (out of state): $3,351
Room and board: $10,368
Est. book expense: $1,054
Total cost (in state): $21,452
Total cost (out of state): $41,630
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$11,634
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$17,872
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$31,812
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$38,050
Average debt at graduation: $24,276

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 66%
Average need-based aid: $9,818
Average non-need-based aid: $3,580

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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