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Is A&M a good school?

marisarinkevichmarisarinkevich Posts: 13Registered User New Member
edited November 2010 in Texas A&M University
I've lived in Texas all my life and almost half of every class from my small private highschool has gone here (and usually just because they couldn't get into a "better" school or they couldn't let go of high school and wanted to be with their friends), so it seems like a pretty mundane and ordinary school to me. But they have a Genetics major that I'm in love with and I hear about kids, even OOS students, busting it just trying to make it in, so I'm wondering if someone outside of my high school could give me a better perspective - how good of a school is Texas A&M? Would I have a good chance of getting into med school or graduate school by going here?
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Replies to: Is A&M a good school?

  • idk2016idk2016 Posts: 87Registered User Junior Member
  • boneh3adboneh3ad Posts: 6,355Registered User Senior Member
    TAMU is a great school. A lot of people go there because it is one of the two major state schools in a very large state, but that doesn't mean it is a bad school. Heck, UT is even bigger, but I don't hear you making the argument that they are worse because of it. I can't comment on the genetics program, as it isn't even close to my area of expertise, but I can tell you that TAMU is a quality school at a very quality price.
  • iambored10iambored10 Posts: 1,573Registered User Senior Member
    Well your going to get a biased opinion by posting this in a TAMU forum. Obviously. Sounds like your a **** too.
  • boneh3adboneh3ad Posts: 6,355Registered User Senior Member
    And how is my opinion biased? I didn't attend undergrad here. I didn't even grow up in this state, so I don't have the UT-TAMU grudge match instilled at me from birth. In fact, I applied to both schools for graduate school and still have tons of respect for UT. Heck, the fact that I am calling it UT instead of "t.u." ought to give you some idea of how little I care about that silly rivalry. What answer would you have given?
  • univ2011univ2011 Posts: 2Registered User New Member
    My niece gratuated with a major in Genetics and Biology and a minor in Math in spring of 2010. She had lots of offers around the nation for PHD programs and landed at a great school working in a great lab. She loved it at A&M and said they prepared her well.
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