Angelo State University is a medium-sized, 4-year, public university located in a small city in an urban setting. San Angelo is a city with 100,000 residents located along the Concho River and is the county seat of Tom Green County. A medium-sized city carved out of Texas ranch land that has a river running through it as well as medium-sized university all combine to create a very unique educational experience.
The university was originally funded by local contributions and a self-imposed county tax to create San Angelo Junior College. They first opened their doors in 1928 in downtown San Angelo and survived the Great Depression. During that time the college dropped “Junior” from its name to become San Angelo College, (SAC) as it would be known until it became Angelo State University in 1965. The university out-grew its downtown location and moved to its current location in 1947. During the 1950s, SAC was a pioneer in racial relations, admitting its first black students a year before Brown vs. Board of Education. During the 1960s, SAC evolved into a four-year, state-supported university and in 2007 became a part of the Texas Tech University System
San Angelo is 200 miles from Austin and 210 miles from San Antonio. The college has a student population of 10,775 undergrads. The makeup of students is 46 percent White, 7 percent Black, 38 percent Hispanic, 4 percent Non-Resident Alien, 3 percent Two or more races and 57 percent of the students are female.
The two most popular majors are Business at 19 percent and Interdisciplinary Studies at 12 percent, but SAU is also known for their Parks and Recreation and Health Professions programs. When students are not studying, they have fifteen Division II sports teams to cheer for. There are also numerous clubs, organizations, community service opportunities and Greek life to explore.
SAU uses the ApplyTexas application, and their admission rate is 77 percent. The estimated cost of attendance is $23,121 in state and $35,991 out of state with an average financial aid package of $11,490. Academically gifted students will enjoy the benefits offered by the Carr Scholarship, grants and work study programs.
SAU is a Hispanic Serving Institution, has been designated a Military Friendly School and offers Air Force ROTC. The student to faculty ratio is 20:1, 74 percent of the freshmen live in college housing, 69 percent of freshman students return for sophomore year and 40 percent of the students graduate in six years. And for the outdoorsmen, they also have a Bass Anglers Club and the Rams Clay Target Shooting Team.
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