Texas A&M University Visit Report by serenefire
Visit to Texas A&M University in June 2009 by serenefire(Student, HS Class of 2010)
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Information Session: Yes - Speakers were friendly and informative. They answered all questions presented. I learned a lot and have changed my initial feelings about A&M to more positive ones.
Campus Tour: Yes
Classroom Visit: Yes - The professor seemed friendly and like she genuinely wanted the students to learn. She willingly answered all questions. I was impressed by her demeanor.
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Campus Visit Notes for Texas A&M University
I'm interested in Astronomy and visited the College of Geosciences during my special SHIP tour, knowing that A&M does not offer Astronomy classes or anything similar. However, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that they do offer some such classes. I met a graduate student who works part-time for NASA as well as a professor who helped develop the Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity!
The Geosciences building itself seemed very nice. It was relatively new and very, very tall. The top floor had a nice observatory. It seemed like it would be a great place to study if I were interested in Meteorology. The college itself was relatively small, with only about 500 undergrads, apparently, meaning the student to teacher ratio for the college was about 5:1, much smaller than the university as a whole.
I knew some people who visited the Engineering building, and they said it seemed overwhelming as far as size and number of people goes. I don't know how much individual time someone would get in that specific college.
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While I did not eat there, I know a relative of the owner of the Blue Baker restaurant, and it's supposed to be amazing. The on-campus students said the same.