Texas A&M University is centrally located among three of the nation’s largest cities – Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio. College Station, and its neighboring city of Bryan, is a dynamic and growing community with a population of approximately 133,000 people.
As a university town, College Station has a high proportion of professionals and enjoys many of the advantages of a cosmopolitan center without the disadvantages of a congested urban environment. Many students proclaim that with four metropolitan areas within easy driving distance, Bryan/College Station offers you many of the amenities of a metropolitan area in a more relaxed and community-oriented atmosphere. Mild, sunny winters make the region eminently suitable for year-round activities from fishing and hiking in the beautiful piney woods of eastern Texas to boating, bicycling, and camping in the Texas hill country. There are more than 100 state parks within a day’s drive of College Station. For insight on the State of Texas, please visit Texas State Travel Guide and Texas Parks & Wildlife.
Bryan/College Station’s very low rate of unemployment provides opportunities for spouses to easily find work if desired. Many spouses seek work at Texas A&M University or one the Texas A&M University System agencies.
- Texas A&M Online Employment Service
- Texas A&M University System
- Texas A&M Engineering Employment Opportunities
Cost of Living
Bryan/College Station yearly ranks as one of the least expensive cities in which to live, and several nationwide rankings have listed Bryan/College Station among the best places to live in America. For example, the average 1-2 bedroom apartment ranges from $500-$600. This provides you with many affordable and pleasant living, dining, and entertaining options.
Texas A&M University offers apartments for married students or graduate students who have roommates. For information, please visit the University Apartments web site.
We also offer services for those interested in off-campus housing. Please visit the Adult, Graduate & Off Campus Student Services web site for more information.
Texas A&M University Transportation Services provide services to the Texas A&M campus and community, which include fleet rental, parking permits and facilities, traffic control and enforcement, and bus service both on and off campus. For detailed information, please visit the Transportation Services web site.
Bryan/College Station’s public schools offer 24 elementary, 5 middle, 4 high schools and one special opportunity learning center.