Texas A & M University-Galveston

200 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston, TX 77554
Tel: (409)740-4414
Public | 2,014 students
Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) is a special purpose institution of higher education for undergraduate instruction in marine and maritime studies in science, engineering, and business and for research and public services related to the general field of marine resources. The institution is under the management and control of the Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System, with degrees offered under the name and authority of Texas A&M University at College Station.

School Overview:

Texas A & M University-Galveston
CountyGalveston County, TX
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPublic
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
105 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,014 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,837 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
177 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,905 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
109 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted55%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)500-590450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)520-610460-573
ACT English (25-75%)21-2519-25
ACT Math (25-75%)22-2718-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)22-2620-25

School Notes:

  • Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) is an ocean-oriented campus offering academic degrees, research, continuing education and public service in marine science, engineering, business and transportation. TAMUG includes the Texas State Maritime Academy, one of only five state maritime training academies in the United States and the only one located on the Gulf of Mexico. It is also the only training academy affiliated with a comprehensive research and teaching university. Computer science and technical writing courses are taught across curricula, regardless of a student’s major field. In every course each semester, formally administered questionnaires invite students to appraise the effectiveness of teaching.
  • TAMUG provides undergraduate academic instruction in marine and maritime-related degree programs in Marine Biology (MARB), Marine Sciences (MARS), Marine Engineering Technology (MARE), Marine Transportation (MART), Marine Fisheries (MARF), Maritime Systems Engineering (MASE), Maritime Administration (MARA), Maritime Studies (MAST) and Ocean and Coastal Resources (OCRE). All students complete the University Core Curriculum requirements set by TAMU to ensure a broad-based education.
  • Texas A&M University at Galveston is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Maritime Systems Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
  • TAMUG is located near the mouth of Galveston Bay with close access to the Gulf of Mexico. The University has facilities at three separate campus locations. Most instructional programs are taught at the 130-acre Mitchell Campus on Pelican Island (with housing for 600+ students). Research and classroom work are conducted at the three-acre Ft. Crockett Campus on Galveston Island, including an additional 15,200 sq. ft. of space leased from the National Marine Fisheries Services (which together provide approximately 90,000 sq. ft. for marine laboratory research). The 10-acre Offatts Bayou Campus houses the Center for Marine Training and Safety and student recreational facilities.

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