Established in 1876, we were the first public institution of higher education in Texas. We also became one of the first and few land-, sea-, and space-grant universities in the nation. These designations recognize our commitment to teaching and research in agriculture, science and engineering, oceanography and marine resources, and aeronautics and space-related fields.
College Station is home to the nation’s largest one-day student-run service project. In 2016 a record 22,500 students came together to complete more than 2,700 community service jobs around the area.
As one of the five largest universities in the country and with 451,000 former students worldwide, Texas A&M Aggies are deeply connected for life.
TOWERING MORE THAN HALF A MILE ABOVE THE DESERT OF THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, THE BURJ KHALIFA IS CURRENTLY THE WORLD’S TALLEST BUILDING. IT WAS DESIGNED BY FORMER TEXAS A&M STUDENT ADRIAN SMITH ‘66.
The co-founder and principal of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is responsible for three of the top 10 tallest buildings in the world. His next design, the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is currently under construction and once completed will raise the bar even higher.
The Burj Khalifa was designed not for ego gratification or to fulfill a list of superlatives. It was designed to lift the spirits of a nation and a culture, and to bring joy and inspiration to its citizens.
We have the #1 meat science program in the country. Aside from unique curriculum offerings, our Rosenthal Meat Science and Technology Center is a leading research institution in food safety, beef quality assurance and more. It is the most comprehensive facility in the U.S. devoted to the development and application of animal and meat science.
We were the first to successfully clone a pet and the first to clone an animal specifically for disease resistance. Our pioneering genomics programs and reproductive sciences are unlocking answers for genetic diseases and developing livestock improvements that keep the world fed.
In 2011 Texas A&M scientists observed the most distant galaxy known to humans. Called z8GND-5296, the galaxy was formed within 700 million years of the Big Bang, meaning our scientists saw 13 billion years into the past.
We have the leading academic organization in the world that is focused on the research, development, and commercialization of electron beam (eBeam) technologies. We harness this technology to:
The CDC estimates that foodborne diseases are responsible for 48 million illnesses, 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths every year. Our Center for Food Safety is leading the industry in the fight to eliminate this threat. Our food-safety programs also have a $3.3 million impact on the state of Texas.
Through a long-standing partnership with NASA, our scientists, students and technicians combine science and culinary skills in the Space Food Research Facility at Texas A&M University to prepare thermostabilized food pouches for astronauts on the International Space Station.