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2016 Niche Ranking for TAMIU Based on Academics, Student Feedback Posted: 10/06/15

2016 Niche Ranking for TAMIU Based on Academics, Student Feedback


2016 Niche Ranking for TAMIU

            A new 2016 ranking by Niche for Texas A&M International University values the insight of TAMIU’s most important constituents: its students.

            TAMIU was ranked 21 in Texas. The ranking is the highest among The Texas A&M University System’s regional campuses. Texas A&M University in College Station was ranked third and 40th nationally.

            Compiled by Niche, the 2016 Best Colleges ranking calculates millions of statistics and student reviews into one overall college ranking. Top-ranked colleges are elite academic institutions providing good value, attracting a diverse student body, and offering exceptional college experiences.

            West Texas A&M University was ranked 33, Tarleton State University 37 and Texas A&M University-Commerce 40.  Prairie View A&M University follows at 51, with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Texas A&M University-Kingsville at 51 and 52 respectively.

             TAMIU was also ranked a solid “B” for academics, and its Value grade was also a B. TAMIU professors were graded “B+.”

             Other surrounding institutions like the University of Texas at San Antonio and University of the Incarnate Word were ranked “B-.” TAMU-CC and TAMU-K both received “C+”grades.

             According to Niche, “this grade takes into account key factors such as the strength of the academic program, the aptitude of professors, the quality of campus amenities, the general character of student life, as well as student reviews in an attempt to measure the overall excellence of the college experience.”

              TAMIU president Dr. Ray Keck said knowing that students have cast the deciding vote in this ranking is especially important.

              “The student experience here is paramount to their success here, and in the life they lead after graduation.  To know that they highly value that experience, our classrooms and our faculty, reaffirms our mission and our passion for what we do.  We are enormously grateful and committed to our mission,” Dr. Keck said.

            Niche, initially founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students as, is one of the country’s largest content startups. It is dedicated to providing students, families, and professionals with transparent access to best-in-class content and deep insight into big life decisions.

            Some insights offered by TAMIU contributors include:

            “My experience thus far at TAMIU has made me a much more well-rounded individual -- having earned profound and insightful knowledge not only concerning my academic experiences, but also in sharing cultural heritage with my fellow peers. It has been an enlightening experience overall.”

            Another observed, “My overall experience is wonderful and if I could choose schools again, I would definitely choose it again.”

            One wrote, “I love being at TAMIU. I strongly encourage everyone to take advantage of all the opportunities TAMIU has to offer: go study abroad, join organizations and be involved!”

            The Niche rankings are available here:

            TAMIU Spring Registration starts Oct. 24. Spring classes begin Jan. 20, 2016.  Last day of registration is Jan. 26.

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