美本大学分析-德州农工(Texas A&M University)

发布日期:2022-08-16 04:49    点击次数:150

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德克萨斯A&M大学(Texas A&M University,简称TAMU),又称德州农工大学,是全美规模第六大学校,也是著名的公立研究型大学。德州农工大学位于休斯敦、达拉斯、圣安东尼奥这三个美国十大城市之间,并且离德州首府奥斯汀也很近,交通非常方便。

因为学校规模太大又是公立招生太多,USNEWS本科排名一直不太给力,常年在50-70名晃荡。但在外州逢人提起德州农工,大多数美国人也都知道,因为这所学校其实并不弱,尤其理工方面。有机化学巨匠德里克·巴顿在此工作十二年,成为了构象分析和自由基化学的主要奠基人;集成电路之父杰克·基尔比为该校电机学院的特聘教授,著名的JK正反器即以其名字命名;达德利·赫施巴赫等人在此研究化学基元反应体系,获得1986年诺贝尔化学奖。另外,TAMU更以其顶尖的科学克隆技术而闻名于世,人类史上的第一只克隆猫、克隆狗都是该校的研究成果。

德州农工大学设有农业与生命科学学院、建筑学院、教育与人类发展学院、地球科学学院、文学院、理学院、兽医学院、工程学院、布什公共事务管理学院和商学院10个学院。其中农学院、商学院、工程院,地球科学院和兽医学院为全美最大的专科学院。

德州农工大学拥有全美顶尖的工程学院,工程学院最有名,全美排名第15位,该学院的农业工程学系全美第3位,石油工程学系排名全美第2位,核能工程学系全美第5位,航空航天工程第7位,工业与系统工程第13位,土木工程第15位,机械工程第16位,计算机科学第17位,其余工程专业也名列前茅。学校不仅工科实力强劲,在会计、管理、教育、商科等领域都处于全美领先地位,被评为全美20大公立科研机构之一。

德州农工这个名字有点土,搞得很多中国家长不喜欢它,申请理工科专业方向的孩子,在选择保底校的时候, 新金瓶梅全集很多人会考虑普渡保底,其实在我心中,这所学校综合考量下来,应该和普渡相当,甚至略排在普渡前面。因为,论综排,大家都差不多,论工程方面的排名一个第9,一个第15名,差别也不是最大。但是论地理位置,德州农工要略胜一筹,论就业机会,那肯定德州强。另外,GPA的难度,德州农工显然容易一些。告诉大家这么多,大家自己衡量吧。

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哦,对了,还有一个优势是学费优势!大家一般知道的是在德州读一定年限的高中,到了本科可以享受本洲生的学费。其实还有一个享受本洲生学费的办法,就是拿奖学金,我把英文原文都贴出来了,自2017年开始,每学年获得4000美金奖学金的孩子(老生是1000美金),就可以享受本洲生的学费。现在拿到带奖学金OFFER的孩子,看下,有到4000美金没有,有的话,学费自动变为每年1万多一点了,性价比妥妥上升了吧。

Non-Resident Tuition Waiver

The Competitive Scholarship waiver, authorized under Texas Education Code 54.213a, is an optional waiver that institutions can implement. An eligible non-resident student who holds a competitive academic scholarship of a specified minimum dollar amount for the academic year or summer for which the student is enrolled may be eligible to pay the fees and charges required of Texas residents without regard to the length of time the student has resided in Texas. The student must have competed with other students, including Texas residents, for the scholarship and the scholarship must be awarded by a Texas A&M University college or departmental scholarship committee or university representative. An outside donor may be consulted for input by the college or departmental unit, however, outside donor(s) may not make the final selection of the student recipient for a scholarship.Effective Fall 2017, undergraduate students must be awarded and maintain competitive scholarships of at least $4,000 per academic year in order to qualify for this waiver.  All graduate students, all professional students, and current undergraduate students with existing eligible and continuing eligible competitive scholarship awards, may continue to receive this waiver at the previous $1,000 threshold. 

Students may receive this waiver at the discretion of the University and in compliance with the limit on the number of waivers allowed by the State of Texas. Non-resident distance education students who reside outside the state of Texas pay a teaching fee in lieu of tuition, and are not eligible for this or other non-resident tuition waivers.In the case of a student exceeding their degree plan by more than 30 SCHs, both resident and non-resident students are charged non-resident tuition and are not eligible for this or other non-resident tuition waivers. 

Scholarships that qualify for Non-Resident Tuition Waivers follow this process:

1. University department certifies that the scholarship awarding process qualifies for a non-resident waiver.

2. University department awards competitive scholarship.

3. Scholarships & Financial Aid verifies student recipients meet Selective Service registration requirements (or exemption) each academic year.

4. Scholarships & Financial Aid posts non-resident waiver as a resource to financial aid package.

5. Scholarships & Financial Aid forwards student and scholarship information to Student Business Services.

6. Student Business Services credits the non-resident waiver to the student billing account.

Timing of the non-resident waiver credit depends upon when the scholarship is awarded (i.e. becomes a part of the financial aid package) and student billing. All non-resident waivers are to be certified and approved no later than the 12th class day of the fall/spring terms and the 4th class day of the summer terms.There is no minimum GPA requirement to continue to receive the waiver in subsequent years (for multi-year scholarships). As long as the student maintains eligibility for the qualifying scholarship, the student will continue to receive the benefit of the waiver of non-resident tuition. If the student loses eligibility for the qualifying scholarship, the student will lose eligibility for the waiver as well and will be assessed non-resident tuition rates. 

德州农工由于排名比较靠后,录取难度并不大,基本和普渡相当,OFFER是滚动发放的。下图是类似校的SAT在25%和75%的分数比较,大家申请的时候也可以用这个表找标尺,基本所有大公校都在里面了。图不是最清楚,给大家链接,你还能看前面几年的,这样清晰。

https://accountability.tamu.edu/All-Metrics/Vision-2020-Metrics/Test-Scores

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这样可以看出来,德州农工的录取分数段其实还是中等偏低的。如果水平高,没准可以拿到奖学金,就保底来说,不吃亏吧。

最后比对就业,德州农工大学位于休斯敦、达拉斯、圣安东尼奥这三个美国十大城市之间,这些城市,美国人都懂的,基本快成小硅谷了,肯定是比其他地区好,所以,只要你在德州农工的GPA和专业好,我觉得就业不是大问题了。