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| Texas A&M is not the college experience I dreamed of. Before I went off to college, I literally sat and read tons of reviews from this very website that I thought would help me make the right decision. Texas A&M had the most positive reviews out of every college I had been accepted to which was pretty much every school in the SEC, so I ended up choosing Texas A&M. If I could go back and do it all over again, I can't say I would choose Texas A&M. I love being an Aggie and what being an Aggie stands for but in all honesty I really don't like the student body here. First of all, a little bit about me. I am out-of-state (from the South, yet for some odd reason I'm still called a "yankee"). I'm a stereotypical aggie as in I'm white, republican, and middle class. If you're from out-of state or you come here without people from your high school than MAKING FRIENDS HERE WILL BE HARD!! Just about everyone here hangs out with the same people from their high school. It's freakishly weird and annoying. I'm in a sorority and that where I have found my close girlfriends. If I was not in Greek Life than there is no way I would still be here, but even sometimes I don't feel that accepted in the Greek system. I like my major and the people in it are super nice, but the people here DO NOT hang out outside of class. So don't plan on making friends in your classes for the most part. The biggest disappointment I have had here at this university so far is the guys. First of all, they all have girlfriends they bring with them from high school, get engaged senior year, end of story. Those that don't have girlfriends from high school (few and far between) are just interested in picking up drunk girls for the night down on Northgate. Growing up, I never had a problem getting attention from guys ,but its a different story here. They don't flirt with you. They don't talk to you. They don't ask you out. They rarely hit on you. I know a lot of attractive females too and they share the same problem. The guys here are just super weird. Honestly, I do not think it's me either because as soon as I'm out of College Station I don't have this problem. I have been asked out once here, yes once , and I'm a junior. The party scene here sucks. The fraternity parties are nothing but super wasted girls and creepy non-student people. It's difficult to find a house party, and Northgate is just an inconvenience. The parking sucks down there and once again, people don't socialize with one another. Whoever you go with is who you will drink with the whole night and you will not meet new people. Unless you look completely slutty you will not get hit on or talked to by guys. End of story. Academically, this school is rough. If you can keep above a 3.0 , you are doing well. You will have to study and you will have to study a lot. Maybe this is part of the reason why the social scene sucks. College Station is not that charming and there really is not much to do. For the most part everyone is friendly here which is why its difficult to explain that it's hard making friends here. Also, I was expecting Texas A&M's student body to be made up of country people. Let me be the first to tell you, it most certainly is not. Everyone here is from the suburbs of Dallas or Houston, and are the farthest thing from country. In short, if you don't care about a great social life than this school is the place for you. If you can get by with one or two good friends than awesome, otherwise you should probably think long and hard before coming here. Texas A&M has a weird social scene ,and that's just that. |
|Oct 21 2013|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2015 |
| As of college experience, A&M is great if you are a white chrisitan who is super conservative and stupid enough to belive in the hpyed "Aggie Spirit". Aggie Spirit is simply a joke, I believe any rational human should recognize that, but few people openly talk about how ridiculous traditions are because that's not socially acceptable! |
I haven't figured out why I should hate UT that much. I'm not a longhorn fan but UT doesn't bother me. Let's talk about aggie football, everyone is supposed to watch aggie football, tickets are overpriced, parking on gameday is tough. I hate football gamedays.
However,even though my experience is negative, your experience will be positive if you are white,christian,republican...
I came to A&M because the engineering is said to be high ranking. The ranking is high for a reason, there are a ton of engineering professors who have done outstanding research. But education quality is just another story. Professors are more interested in their research than your educaiton. The faculty/student ratio is way to small that professors don't have time to pay attention to individuals. In A&M, you end up teaching yourself. But this is pretty much accurate with other public colleges, so the education in A&M is decent(neutral).
College Station is a small city but decent. It boils down to your personal preference.
|May 03 2013|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2011 |
|Not so bright|
| I attended T&M for one year and decided it wasn't for me. When I first toured the campus I was in awe of the traditions and sport prowess and being the 12th man. I knew it would be a little different than the military, but being a veteran I could really appreciate the military backround and traditions that this school has.|
That was so so naive.
The first semester was good. I got to go to football games and watch the Aggies lose. But being a part of the crowd was exciting. However besides that I was extremely underwhelmed by the student population there. Being in the top 10 percent of your class is impressive. But not if your class has 100 people. Which is the majority of the students here. Small, white, christian towns. I grew up in Minneapolis. This was ridiculous. I thought I was a part of a cult when I was there. Most of the guys are totally unaware of what the world is about. Great you have a huge truck and I drive an Audi. They both still do the same thing. And if you don't ever take your truck off road whats the point of the 40 in lift? But I digress...
The Corps - Apparently when you're in ROTC that means you're a Navy SEAL here. I've been to Afganistan twice. I don't need a 20 year old yelling at me about being committed to the Corps. Screw your "Howdy". One Corps member got mad that I didn't respect his Corps status by saying Howdy. I've already been there, done that, you're an ROTC student. Simmer down.
I transferred to TCU using the GI Bill. It was the smartest decision I have ever made. It's a smaller school, still not that much more diverse, but the general student population is much more in tune with the world and how it really works. Much more social awareness as well. Sure there are some rich d-bags here and there. There is tons of school spirit, but it doesn't border on cult status. If you want to really change the world, and God forbid...actually do something outside of Texas. Go to a school that has more going on than A&M. TCU may not be your cup of tea, but I would rather go to Texas State or even Sam Houston State than this place.
|Feb 20 2012|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2014 |