Texas A&M has over 1,000 student organizations, including academic, service, religious, Greek and common interest organizations. Orientation programs encourage students to become involved in campus activities and organizations from the beginning. Many students also observe the traditions of Texas A&M University, which govern daily life, as well as special occasions, including sports events.
According to statistics, about one-fifth of the student body lives on campus. While some halls are single-sex, others are co-educational. Usually students of different genders live on alternate floors, although some halls are segregated by room or suite. Residence hall styles vary. Many halls offer only indoor access to individual rooms, but other halls locate room entrances on an outdoor balcony. Room sizes vary by building. Halls with larger rooms include en-suite or private bathrooms, while halls with smaller rooms have a common bathroom on each floor. Several halls include a "substance-free" floor, where residents pledge to avoid bringing alcohol, drugs, or cigarettes into the hall.
97% of students are employed, freelancing, or continuing their education six months after graduation.
Texas A&M's College Station campus, one of the largest in America, spans 21 km2 plus 1 km2 for Research Park. The university is part of the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area located within Brazos County in the Brazos Valley (Southeast Central Texas) region, an area often referred to as "Aggieland".
The campus is roughly 30 minutes away from the Brazos River. Which is one of the best places in Texas to float the river and enjoy the outdoors.