West Texas A&M University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of West Texas A&M University

Situated in Canyon, Texas, West Texas A&M University is a member school of the Texas A&M University System. The institution has a large selection of over 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to select from. Students are supported by a 20 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via the university’s over 100 clubs and organizations. The West Texas A&M Buffaloes play in the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference. The university fields seven men’s and eight women’s intercollegiate sports.


  • Total Enrollment: 10,029 (7,376 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male/58% Female
  • 74% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,688 (in-state); $10,274 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000
  • Room and Board: $7,196
  • Other Expenses: $4,854
  • Total Cost: $21,738 (in-state); $23,324 (out-of-state)

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 86%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 74%
    • Loans: 51%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,984
    • Loans: $6,615

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; and Education

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 67%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 33%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 28%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 44%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of West Texas A&M University Admissions

Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data                        

  • West Texas A&M Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 490/590
    • SAT Math: 480/580
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 19/24
    • ACT English: 16/23
    • ACT Math: 17/24

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for West Texas A&M University, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If West Texas A&M University is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

California State University Sacramento, California State University Northridge, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California State University Fresno, California State University East Bay, Kean University, California State University Los Angeles

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for West Texas A&M University, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Old Dominion University, Texas State University, Georgia State University, State University of New York at Fredonia, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of California, Merced, Liberty University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than West Texas A&M University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

University of Alabama, Quinnipiac University, Ohio University, University of North Texas, California State University Long Beach, Pace University, Florida Gulf Coast University

Applying to West Texas A&M University

Application Deadline: August 1

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