Texas A&M has got to be one of the only schools that turns me off to it more and more every time I hear its alumni talk.
A few weeks ago, I had some valedictorian luncheon thing with a bunch of A&M's "who's who," including the mayor of Austin, and it was just awful.
They continuously (and proudly!) described it as a quaint school for "good ol' boys," a place where Average Joes pass each other and say "howdy, neighbor!"
It became pretty obvious that they had no clue about the intentions of their audience. Here they were, talking to a room full of Harvard hopefuls, ranting on and on about that "small town feel." Sheesh.
At one point, they mentioned the minimum SAT score required to gain automatic admission to the Honors Programs, much less the school itself, and I almost choked.
That may be all well and good for other high school students, but I would encourage A&M reps to play to their audience a bit more.