Students participate in the Elephant Walk at Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University

#164, overall score 28.17/100

Fun Fact:

The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band is the world’s largest military marching band, with over 400 members. The band eats together and stays in the same dorm. According to the student newspaper, “some of the Aggie band’s maneuvers are so complex that some drill-charting software says that the drills are impossible because they require multiple people to be in the same place at the same time.”

ACADEMICS

  • Acceptance rate: 66%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 20:1
  • Jewish Studies major: No
  • Israel Studies major: No

FINANCES

  • In-state tuition:$10,176
  • Out-of-state tuition: $28,768
  • Room & board costs: $10,338
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $8,712

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: College Station, Texas
  • Region: South
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 48,960
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 250
  • Jewish population share: 1%
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Aggies
  • Ultimate Frisbee team: Dozen, Stacked

ISRAEL Score: 12/20

  • Score: 12/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 16
  • School-approved study abroad program in Israel: Yes
  • Israel-related clubs: Students Supporting Israel
  • BDS resolution: Never introduced

JEWISH LIFE Score: 6.17/40

  • Score: 6.17/40
  • Hillel: Hillel at Texas A&M University
  • Chabad: Rohr Chabad Jewish Center at Texas A&M University
  • OU-JLIC: None
  • Meor: None
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi, EAM
  • Jewish sororities: AEPhi
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2016: 2
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan?: No
  • Active Hillel clubs: 4
  • Hillel Friday night services: 1
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Hillel: 45
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 1 (1 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Where do Jewish students come from? Most of our undergrad students are from Texas, but our graduate students are from all over. Over the last two years, we have had more undergrad students coming from out of state, such as from New Jersey, California, Louisiana, Nevada and more.
  • Kosher food details: There is kosher food such as pre-made sandwiches that can be located on campus, but there are no kosher dining hall facilities. Students can find kosher food at Hillel during the week.

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