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#198, overall score 30.92/100

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.”

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: College Station, Texas
  • Region: South
  • Campus type: College town
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 50,735
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 250
  • Jewish population share: 0.5%
  • Student origin: 96% in-state / 4% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: The Battalion
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Aggies
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: Dozen / Stacked

COST & AID Score: 6.67/15

  • Score: 6.67/15
  • In-state tuition: $10,030
  • Out-of-state tuition: $30,208
  • Room & board costs: $10,368
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $8,712
  • Average loan debt: $23,505
  • Starting median salary: $57,200

ACADEMICS Score: 1.67/20

  • Score: 1.67/20
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 20.8:1
  • Median SAT range: 1140-1360
  • Jewish Studies major: No
  • Hebrew major: No

ISRAEL Score: 12.33/20

  • Score: 12.33/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 20
  • School-approved study abroad program in Israel: Yes
  • Israel Studies center: No
  • Israel-related clubs: SSI
  • BDS vote in last four years: Never Introduced

SAFETY Score: 2.33/11

  • Score: 2.33/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 2
  • Campus crime rate: 2.80/1,000 students (medium-low)
  • City crime rate: 22.88/1,000 people (medium-low)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 7.92/34

  • Score: 7.92/34
  • Hillel: Hillel At Texas A&M
  • Chabad: Rohr Chabad Jewish Center At Texas A&M University
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi, ΣAM
  • Jewish sororities: AEPhi
  • 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 (Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Where do Jewish students come from? Most undergrad students are from Texas, but graduate students are from all over. Over the last two years Texas A&M has had more undergrad students coming from out of state such as New Jersey, California, Louisiana, Nevada and more!
  • Kosher food details: At Texas A&M there is kosher food, such as pre-made sandwiches on campus, but there are no kosher dining hall facilities. Students can find kosher food at Hillel during the week.

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