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Colleges / Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

College Station, TX 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate64%
Acceptance Rate64%

Texas A&M Admissions

If you are applying to Texas A&M, the regular decision application deadline is December 1 and the fee for the application is $75.

Students who submit their applications to Texas A&M for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than March 31.

Texas A&M Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Texas A&M's admissions stats.

Texas A&M 2022 Admissions Statistics
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 60%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 68%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 32%
Waitlist No

Texas A&M University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Texas A&M University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes October 15 ––
Regular Decision Yes December 1 March 31

Want to Apply Early to Texas A&M?

Texas A&M does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is October 15.

➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Texas A&M University Admissions

How Difficult Is It To Get Admitted to Texas A&M?

Getting into Texas A&M is very difficult. Texas A&M evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Texas A&M accepted 64% of students, about 28,287 of the 44,110 students who applied.

Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Texas A&M, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.

For applicants who are non-residents, getting into Texas A&M University is very difficult.

Transferring to Texas A&M University

It is very difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Texas A&M

Texas A&M has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Texas A&M?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Texas A&M

What does Texas A&M consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Talent/Ability Very Important
Geographical Residence Important
Work Experience Important
Application Essay Important
First Generation Important
State Residency Important
Volunteer Work Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with Texas A&M for more information on admission factors.

Texas A&M 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Texas A&M, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Texas A&M's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements Apply Texas application, minimum SAT math score of 550 or ACT math score of 24 for the College of Engineering
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Texas A&M?

Texas A&M has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

Out of all students that were admitted, 76.61% submitted a class rank. At Texas A&M 60% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 89% were in the top 25% and 98% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Texas A&M University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA ––
3.75 and 3.99 ––
3.50 and 3.74 ––
3.25 and 3.49 ––
3.00 and 3.24 ––
2.50 and 2.9 ––
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Texas A&M directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Texas A&M looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Texas A&M is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 68% of Texas A&M's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 32% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Texas A&M?

To be competitive with other Texas A&M applicants, you should aim to earn between 1160 and 1370 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Texas A&M 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1370 and 25% of scored lower than 1160, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Texas A&M students scored 700 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Texas A&M students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Texas A&M?

To be most competitive at Texas A&M, you should strive to earn between 25 and 31 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Texas A&M's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.

A 25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Texas A&M students. Only one out of every four students scored below 25.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Texas A&M University

For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Texas A&M.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is March 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Texas A&M during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Texas A&M Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Texas A&M?

❌ Students who are admitted to Texas A&M must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Texas A&M accept transfer credits?

✅ Texas A&M accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Texas A&M accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Texas A&M accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Texas A&M accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Texas A&M?

❌ No, Texas A&M is test optional, so you can choose whether to send your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Texas A&M's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Texas A&M is 64%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Texas A&M?

❌ Texas A&M does not offer early decision.

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Texas A&M Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective


How hard is it to get into Texas A&M? Texas A&M is a very selective institution. The Texas A&M acceptance rate is 64%. This means that the institution accepts 64 out of every 100 applicants.


Texas A&M Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Dec 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Texas A&M is Dec 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Texas A&M is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Texas A&M ACT Scores


ACT Range

25 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above


25 to 31


25 and Less


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Texas A&M SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1160 - 1370


Math SAT Range

570 - 700


Reading SAT Range

570 - 680

Texas A&M GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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