Texas A&M University has the largest campus in the nation with approximately 200 buildings and a value of over $1 billion.
The Texas A&M campus is home to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum as well as many other world class
facilities.The campus is divided into two parts clearly separated by the railroad tracks that run through its center. The portion of the
campus east of the railroad tracks is known as the Main Campus
while the portion of the campus west of the railroad tracks
is known as West Campus
. Also, the area west of White Creek is known as Research Park
Texas A&M University's Main Campus is located in College Station, Texas also known as Aggieland.
College Station is a city located in Brazos County, Texas, population 152,415 (Census 2000), in
East Texas. The city is centrally located, approximately equidistant from three
of the 10 largest cities in the United States. It is 95 miles north of
Houston, 166 miles northeast of San
Antonio and 169 miles south of Dallas. It is 104 miles east of Austin, the state capital of Texas. 75% of the Texas
and Louisiana populations (13.1 million people) live within 3.5 driving hours of
Of the over 200 buildings on Texas A&M University Campus some of the most recognized include the Academic Building, the
Albritton Bell Tower, the Administration Building, Kyle Field, and the Memorial Student Center (MSC) and recently the George Bush
- Academic Building
- One of the most recognized images of Texas A&M University, the Academic Building stands at the heart of the campus.
Completed in 1914, it stands on the site of Old Main, the first campus building that burned
in 1912. The Academic Plaza is the site of a wide range of campus events including Silver Taps.
- Albritton Bell Tower
- Donated to Texas A&M University and dedicated on October 6, 1984 by Martha and Ford D. Albritton, the Albritton Tower is 138 feet tall and contains Westminster chimes which ring every quarter hour. There are 49 carillon bells, the largest one weights more than six thousand pounds, can be programmed to
play music such as the "Spirit of Aggieland".
- Administration Building
- For many years home to all of Texas A&M's administrative offices, the Jack K. Williams Administration Building opened its
doors in 1932 and continues to house several Texas A&M University and Texas A&M
University System offices and agencies. Designed by Professor C.S.P. Vosper and built by Campus Architect F.E. Giesecke, the
monumental classical structure's features include intricate Ionic columns, polished brass handrails along its marble staircases
and stained-glass windows.
- George Bush Presidential
- Operated by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is the
tenth Presidential Library in the United States. Former President George Bush remains actively involved with both the Bush
Library and the nearby George Bush School of Government and Public Service, frequently visiting the campus and participating in
- Kyle Field
- Since 1929 the home to the Fightin' Texas Aggies, Kyle Field is considered by many to rank among the nation's premiere
- Memorial Student Center
- For more than 50 years the Memorial Student Center has been a living memorial, a living room, and a living tradition at Texas
- Texas A&M Libraries
- Texas A&M University is ranked in the top 10 for its library collections in Engineering & Technology, Military and
Naval Science, Nautical Archaeology, Oceanography and Transportation. Libraries on campus include the George Bush Presidential
Library and Museum, the Cushing Memorial Library, the Medical Sciences Library, the Policy Sciences & Economics Library,
Sterling C. Evans Library, West Campus Library and the Biological Collections Library.
- Laboratories on the Texas A&M University campus include the Energy Systems Laboratory, Fiber Optic Lab, Hypermedia
Research Lab, Materials and Structures Testing Lab, Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab, Turbomachinery Laboratory and the
Wave Propagation and Damping Laboratory. Texas A&M was involved in a bid to operate the Los Alamos National Laboratory for the US Department of Energy but dropped its
bid in December 2004. Texas A&M is the only academic institution to clone five
different species: cattle, goats, pigs, a cat, and a white-tailed deer.
- Texas A&M University owns Easterwood Airport on the
western portion of its campus. Easterwood provides multiple scheduled flights daily to Dallas, Texas and Houston, Texas.
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