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Ambition that's Second to None

This University is unlike any other. From our start as the first public university in Texas, we have forged a legacy of brave firsts and bold progress. We lead the way for others with education and innovations that change lives in Texas and beyond.

Using Light to Fight

Our Center for Translational Cancer Research is using a technique that’s never been done before called optogenetics—a kind of immunotherapy that uses light to control the immune system and induce it to fight cancer.

Re-Thinking Therapy

Through the Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans, we are rethinking ways to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. With new studies in behavior therapy, exposure therapy, and mindfulness training, we’re addressing the mental health issue and improving lives across the nation.

Reinventing Care

A team of our biomedical researchers are exploring optical technology that tests glucose with a directional, twisting light, possibly making the invasive, painful finger-prick tests for diabetics a thing of the past.

#2 public university for most new National Merit Scholars each year

National Merit Scholarship Program

#1 in Petroleum

US News & World Report 2017

26% of undergraduates first-generation students

Texas A&M University

Top enrollment of female engineers


$892m in annual research expenditures for 2016
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From Sea to Sky

Michael Evans is taking his experience in oceanography and studying the carbonates formed on Mars, which will help better our understanding the planet’s aqueous conditions. Next, he’ll be working with NASA engineers to plan future Mars missions.

Turning Harmful to Helpful

Texas A&M researchers in the Department of Mechanical Engineering are leading the charge for our clean energy future. The research is turning one of our most abundant pollutants and greenhouse gasses, carbon dioxide (CO2), into hydrocarbon solar fuels that can help the environment and solve growing energy needs.

Keeping Our Nation Secure

The National Security Agency (NSA), along with the Department of Homeland Security has designated Texas A&M University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations. We are one of only a handful of academic institutions in the country to hold three NSA distinctions, a true testament to our high-impact research in cyber security.

Online Lunar Landing

One of our undergraduate capstone design teams developed a lunar rover prototype that can collect lunar samples while being controlled through the internet, and NASA has its eye on the model for a future moon mission.

Advanced to Reduce

Advanced reactor technologies have the potential to reduce fossil fuel emissions, improve energy efficiency, and cut down nuclear waste. We are not only providing new insights on these reactors, we’re also building the largest one of its kind to date.

Raising Ranks

The Texas A&M College of Nursing recently received recognition from two different organizations, naming the college as one of the top nursing schools in the state.

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