Texas A&M University, often referred to as A&M or TAMU, is a coeducational public research university located in College Station, Texas.
It is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System
. The seventh-largest university in the United States, A&M enrolls over 48,000 students in ten academic colleges.
Texas A&M's designation as a land, sea, and space grant institution reflects a broad range of research with ongoing projects funded by agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research.
The school ranks in the top 20 American research institutes in terms of funding and has made notable contributions to such fields as animal cloning.
The first public institution of higher education in Texas, the school opened on October 4, 1876, as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. Its original mission was to educate white males in farming and military techniques. To reflect the institution's expanded roles and academic offerings, the Texas Legislature renamed the school to Texas A&M University in 1963.
The school's students, alumni, and sports teams are known as "Aggies"
The university offers degrees in over 150 courses of study through ten colleges and houses 18 research institutes. Texas A&M has awarded over 320,000 degrees, including 70,000 graduate and professional degrees.
A school with deep roots in tradition and school pride. Texas A&M is the pride of Texas. Texas A&M one of the most admired campuses in Texas, so much that not only t.u wants to rival it but also tech.
t-sip : I wish I was an Aggie
Texas A&M Aggie: you cant be because you like dick
Texas A&M is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Texas. Much ribbing has been endured by it's students and staff as the butt of many jokes. Most of which are usually found humorous by most Aggie's themselves. In true Texas form, Aggies are steeped in tradition from the moment of acceptance to the university. All Aggie traditions are deeply honored and fiercely defended by a majority of the students and faculty. If a student is particularly involved in keeping and honoring these traditions, he or she is said to be "redass". Adversely, a student who is not concerned about the experiences of the culture outside the classroom, he or she is deemed a "two percenter", indicating the level of involvement in such activities. As for the general demeanor of the students, you will find that a friendly "howdy" is uttered as you pass one by and a willingness to help in any way necessary is standard issue. They don't take themselves too seriously, but are generally dishing out as much good-natured rivalry as they receive. As for "that other school" in Texas, it has been this author's experience that you don't have to be a bed-wetting, self-loathing, liberal hippie to go there. But it sure helps. Remember folks, it could be worse, at least we're not from Oklahoma.
student: "Howdy! Are you folks finding your way around Texas A&M campus alright?"
Bewildered tour group member: "I think we're lost, and I don't know about anyone else, but I'm starving!!"
Aggie student: "No problem everyone!! If you'll follow me, we'll head on over to the MSC
grill for some grub and then I'll show y'all the flag room
! Hats off guys, we're inside."
students who attend this school are known as aggies
aggie are often the but of many cruel (yet often true) jokes directed to make fun of their obvious stupidity
person 1:"Did you know that a few guys from Texas A&M died last weekend?"
person 2:"NO! really?"
person 1:"yeah, they were coming home from a party in a truck. there were two kids in the front and three in the bed."
person 2:"Oh, then what happened?"
person 1:"well they were on a bridge and the driver lost control and the truck went off the side and down into the river."
person 2:"oh geez, who died?"
person 1:"well, the two guys in the cab got out okay, but the three guys in the back just couldnt get the tail gate down....."