Texas A&M University

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Texas A&M University (Texas A&M or A&M) is a public research university in College Station, Texas, United States.wikipedia
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List of universities in Texas by enrollment

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, Texas A&M's student body is the largest in Texas and the second largest in the United States.

Texas A&M University System

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It is a state flagship university and since 1948 is the founding member of the Texas A&M University System.
The System's flagship institution is Texas A&M University in College Station.

College Station, Texas

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Texas A&M University (Texas A&M or A&M) is a public research university in College Station, Texas, United States.
College Station is home to the main campus of Texas A&M University, the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System.

History of Texas A&M University

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The first public institution of higher education in Texas, the school opened on October 4, 1876, as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas under the provisions of the Morrill Land-Grant Acts.
The history of Texas A&M University, the first public institution of higher education in Texas, began in 1871, when the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas was established as a land-grant college by the Texas Legislature.

Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets

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Under the leadership of President James Earl Rudder in the 1960s, A.M.C. desegregated, became coeducational, and dropped the requirement for participation in the Corps of Cadets.
The Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets (often The Fightin' Texas Aggie Corps of Cadets, The Corps of Cadets, or simply the Corps) is a student military organization at Texas A&M University.

Southeastern Conference

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The Texas A&M Aggies athletes compete in 18 varsity sports as a member of the Southeastern Conference. Texas A&M left the Big 12 Conference for the Southeastern Conference on July 1, 2012.
On September 25, 2011, the SEC Presidents and Chancellors, acting unanimously, announced that Texas A&M University would join the SEC effective July 1, 2012, with Texas A&M to begin competition in nineteen of the twenty sports sponsored by the SEC during the 2012–13 academic year.

Lawrence Sullivan Ross

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In the late 1880s, many Texas residents saw no need for two colleges in Texas and clamored for an end of Texas A.M.C. In 1891, Texas A.M.C. was saved from potential closure by its new president Lawrence Sullivan Ross, former governor of Texas, and well-respected Confederate Brigadier General.
Lawrence Sullivan "Sul" Ross (September 27, 1838 – January 3, 1898) was the 19th Governor of Texas, a Confederate States Army general during the American Civil War, and a president of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, now called Texas A&M University.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

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Working with agencies such as the Texas AgriLife Research and Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M has a direct presence in each of the 254 counties in Texas.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service was formally established in 1915 after the 1914 passing of the Smith-Lever Act and in conjunction with Texas A&M University.

James Earl Rudder

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Under the leadership of President James Earl Rudder in the 1960s, A.M.C. desegregated, became coeducational, and dropped the requirement for participation in the Corps of Cadets.
General Rudder also at various times served as Texas Land Commissioner, the 16th president of Texas A&M University, third president of the Texas A&M University System, mayor of Brady, Texas, and a high school and college teacher and coach.

Bryan, Texas

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In 1871, the Texas Legislature used these funds to establish the state's first public institution of higher education, the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, then known as Texas A.M.C. Brazos County donated 2416 acre near Bryan, Texas, for the school's campus.
Just south of Bryan, Texas A&M College opened in 1876 in what later would be known as College Station.

Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

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At the same time, A.M.C. began expanding its academic pursuits with the establishment of the School of Veterinary Medicine in 1915. Colleges with less than 10% enrollment included the College of Architecture, the College of Science, the George Bush School of Government and Public Service, the College of Geosciences, and the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.
The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences is a college of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

University of Texas at Austin

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Enrollment climbed to 258 students before declining to 108 students in 1883, the year the University of Texas opened in Austin, Texas.
The discovery of oil on university-owned lands in 1923 and the subsequent addition of money to the university's Permanent University Fund allowed the legislature to address funding for the university along with the Agricultural and Mechanical College (now known as Texas A&M University).

1999 Aggie Bonfire collapse

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The project was abandoned in the wake of the Aggie Bonfire tragedy, in 1999.
At approximately 2:42 a.m. on November 18, 1999, the annual Aggie Bonfire at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas collapsed during its construction, killing 12 people and injuring 27.

George Bush Presidential Library

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The main campus is one of the largest in the United States, spanning 5200 acre, and is home to the George Bush Presidential Library.
Located on a 90 acre site on the west campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, the library is one of 13 administered by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

Big 12 Conference

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Texas A&M left the Big 12 Conference for the Southeastern Conference on July 1, 2012.
The eight members of the former Big Eight Conference joined with Southwest Conference schools Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, and Texas Tech to form the new Big 12 Conference, which commenced competition on August 31, 1996.

Southwest Conference

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This ended Texas A&M's scheduled NCAA athletic competitions with three former Southwest Conference rivals–UT Austin, Baylor, and Texas Tech–for the foreseeable future.
For most of its history, the core members of the conference were Texas-based schools plus one in Arkansas: Rice University, Southern Methodist University, Texas A&M University, Texas Christian University, Baylor University, the University of Arkansas, and the University of Texas.

Texas A&M Health Science Center

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On July 12, 2013, Texas A&M Health Science Center was formally merged into the university.
The Texas A&M University Health Science Center, a component of Texas A&M University, offers health professions education in biomedical sciences, dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and public health.

Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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The College of Liberal Arts and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences followed, enrolling 15% and 14% of the student body, respectively.
Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, or AgLifeSciences for short, is one of ten colleges and schools that are part of Texas A&M University.

Mays Business School

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The College of Education and Human Development enrolls 12%, and Mays Business School enrolled about 11%.
Mays Business School is the business school at Texas A&M University.

Texas Tech University

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This ended Texas A&M's scheduled NCAA athletic competitions with three former Southwest Conference rivals–UT Austin, Baylor, and Texas Tech–for the foreseeable future.
In 1917, the Texas legislature passed a bill creating a branch of Texas A&M to be in Abilene.

Bush School of Government and Public Service

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Colleges with less than 10% enrollment included the College of Architecture, the College of Science, the George Bush School of Government and Public Service, the College of Geosciences, and the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.
The Bush School of Government and Public Service is a graduate college of Texas A&M University.

Baylor University

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This ended Texas A&M's scheduled NCAA athletic competitions with three former Southwest Conference rivals–UT Austin, Baylor, and Texas Tech–for the foreseeable future.
Some of those early students were Temple Lea Houston, son of President Sam Houston, a famous western gun-fighter and attorney; and Lawrence Sullivan "Sul" Ross famous Confederate General and later President of Texas A&M University.

TAMU College of Engineering

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In the fall 2008 semester, the Dwight Look College of Engineering had the largest enrollment of 20.5%.
The College of Engineering is the engineering school of Texas A&M University in College Station and is home to more than 15,000 engineering students in 14 departments.

Texas A&M College of Geosciences

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Colleges with less than 10% enrollment included the College of Architecture, the College of Science, the George Bush School of Government and Public Service, the College of Geosciences, and the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.
Texas A&M College of Geosciences is a college of Texas A&M University located in College Station, Texas.

Texas A&M College of Science

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Colleges with less than 10% enrollment included the College of Architecture, the College of Science, the George Bush School of Government and Public Service, the College of Geosciences, and the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.
The Texas A&M College of Science is the science college of Texas A&M University in College Station.