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It's a pretty crappy accounting program.Not so brightAccounting
It's a pretty crappy accounting program. Unless you get into the PPA program, the department gives very little guidance on what to do. I had to enroll in another university to get a masters degree to meet the 150 credit hour requirement because my scholarship was only for four years at the university. And,to keep my GPA up, I had to take classes that didn't count toward either the board exam but counted toward an accounting degree making me deficient with a BBA in accounting of 100 credits and 24 junk credits.

The Texas A&M accounting research is great and I've cited professors in my masters program from another University, but the undergraduate accounting program is not good at getting resources to the wide range of sub disciplines of accounting. Okay, I'm not in the PPA. What do I do if I want to go into tax, information systems, audit? Well, they don't advise you. You are not even allowed to go to recruiting events for the PPA or masters program. Those elitist policies are not conductive to education. I can't even talk to professionals in my own industry.

So, yes. Even though I have a masters from another university and got free school from Texas A&M, I'm still suffering from all the anxiety, depression, and regrets, dealing with this accounting program. It was a traumatic and enraging experience to see classmates graduate with jobs lined up knowing you had to get an extra degree, take the GMAT, apply to grad school at a less recruited school. It pains me that all the effort I took during my sophomore and freshman year to get into the accounting program was all for nothing.

I would recommend getting into the business program upfront so you can get coddled with all the resources , not have to take hard sciences or maths, and get early professional tips and tricks. If not, you are stuck in general studies contemplating should I limit my options by taking easy math and sciences that only apply to easy majors or do I take the weed out engineering courses where the maths and sciences apply to all majors? I honestly hope all my accounting classmates in the PPA divorce, get their CPAs taken away from them, fall into depression, get blacklisted against practicing accounting.

4th Year Female -- Class 2014
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The people at a&m are the nicest inQuite BrightIndustrial Operations Engineering
The people at a&m are the nicest in the world. The Aggie network after you graduate is second to none. I would never go anywhere else and trust me, I've taken classes at 5 other major universities. The engineering program is tough but there are resources to help you if you put in the effort. The northgate area is also a great place for nightlife. Oh and Aggie sporting events are exceptional and extremely fun.
4th Year Male -- Class 2015
Education Quality: A+, Campus Aesthetics: B
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Social life is not good.Quite BrightIndustrial Operations Engineering
Social life is not good. Everyone hangs out with high school friends. I have been here almost a year and have really no good friends, and spend most of my weekends watching netflix. People here act like Texas and Texas A&M are the only important things in the world (a very closed minded place).

Education is great. I love my department and the classes I am taking.

1st Year Male -- Class 2016
Education Quality: A+, Individual Value: F
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