Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG), established in 1962, is an ocean-oriented branch of Texas A&M University. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs in marine and maritime studies with excellence in science, engineering and business majors.
Texas A&M Maritime Academy is the only maritime academy located on the Gulf Coast. This academy is also among one of the six US maritime academies preparing graduates as licensing officers in the American Merchant Marine. Students of Texas A&M University at Galveston share the same benefits as students of Texas A&M University (TAMU) campus in College Station
Texas A&M University at Galveston is ranked as follows for the year 2019:
|Accreditation Agency||Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges|
|Parent University||Texas A&M University|
|No. of Campuses||1|
|No. of Residence Halls||3|
Texas A&M Galveston houses the Texas A&M Maritime Academy. The 130 acres Mitchell campus is the island campus located on Pelican Island in Galveston harbour. It has immediate access to the ocean, Port of Galveston, Port of Houston and estuarine areas.
Texas A&M University at Galveston residential community, houses more than 1200 residents including domestic and international students in 3 residence halls. Students can apply for housing by submitting an application to the housing portal with an application fee of 75 USD to reserve their spot in the residence halls.
Information about the number of students accommodated by various residence halls is provided below:
|Residence Hall||No. of Students Accommodated|
|Texas A&M Maritime Academy Hall||Over 600|
|Atlantic & Pacific Halls||588|
|Hullabaloo & Oceans Halls||Over 250|
Early Move-In approval can be requested through the Early Arrival application via the housing portal. The on-campus residents should purchase meal plans separately.
Texas A&M University offers academic degrees, research, continuing education and public service programs in sciences, administration, engineering, business, transportation, and liberal arts. Graduate programs of Texas A&M University, Galveston are offered through the departments of marine sciences, marine biology, and maritime administration.
Four-year ocean-oriented undergraduate degrees are offered across 8 departments with excellence in business, oceanographic and physical sciences, biological sciences, engineering and transportation and liberal arts and 6 minors.
Computer science and technical writing courses are taught to all students irrespective of the majors.
Application Fee: A 90 USD non-refundable application fee is charged from international students.
Application Deadline: Undergraduate applications for fall semester is accepted till August 1. Spring semester undergraduate applications are accepted till December 1. The deadlines vary for graduate programs.
Following is the yearly cost of attendance for non-resident students enrolled at Texas A&M University at Galveston undergraduate and graduate programs, for fall and spring semester:
|Expense Type||Cost/Year (UG)||Cost/Year (PG)|
|Tuition & Fees||38,850 USD||17,418 USD|
|Housing & Meals||12,500 USD||13,168 USD|
|Books and Supplies||1,222 USD||1000 USD|
|Personal Expenses||3,414 USD||4,528 USD|
|Travel||4,084 USD||3,368 USD|
|Total Expenses||58,912 USD||39,642 USD|
Note: Total expenses for non-residents with license option is 41,368 USD.
Rates of residence halls for a person per semester are as follows:
|Residence Hall||Cost for Double Occupancy|
|Texas Maritime Academy Hall||3,927 USD|
|Atlantic and Pacific Halls||3,381 USD|
|Hullabaloo and Oceans||2,656 USD|
International freshmen can apply for international freshmen scholarship through ApplyTexas Application or Coalition application before December 1. The SAT/ACT test scores are considered for the review process.
Texas A&M University (TAMUG) also grants scholarships for international transfer and continuing students. Texas A&M University Galveston students are, however, not eligible for International Texas Public Education Grants and International Student Financial aid.
Students enrolled for a minimum of 6 hours of credit during fall and spring semesters, with minimum CGPA 2.0, are eligible for on-campus work-study programs. They can work up to 20 hrs/week during the fall/spring semester and up to 40 hrs/week during break and summer months. All Texas A&M University student employment are handled online through the workday system.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$12,120 / Year|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$12,120 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$12,390 / Year|
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary