West Texas A&M University

Canyon, Texas

Team Name: Buffaloes (Buffs and Lady Buffs)

Address: 2403 Russell Long Blvd., Canyon, TX 79016

Web: WTAMU.edu, GoBuffsGo.com, and BuffAlum.com

Phone: 806-651-2000

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West Texas A&M University

Canyon, Texas

WEST TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY (WT) is a regional research university that transfers insights and ideas from the Texas Panhandle to rural communities across the nation and the world. Research at WT focuses on areas as diverse as rural education, environmental issues in Palo Duro Canyon, feed yard performance, and Copper Clean to protect surfaces from viruses and bacteria.

As a Hispanic-Serving Institution since 2016 and one of 53 U.S. institutions recognized for advancing first-generation students, there are many reasons to apply, enroll, attend, experience, and graduate at WT.

WT was named the safest campus in Texas in 2020 and a “Top Ten Safest Campuses in the U.S.” by YourLocalSecurity.com. While many colleges and universities across the nation raised tuition in 2023-24, WT is committed to remaining affordable and accessible, through the Buff Promise and more than $32 million in scholarships and grants. WT employees and their eligible immediate family members receive fifty percent off tuition and mandatory fees, among the most generous benefits offered by any state college or university in Texas.

WT was designated as a best-value university in the U.S., earning thirty awards for individual programs, and was awarded nine best program rankings from U.S. News & World Report. WT also has been nationally recognized by Money and Fortune magazines.

By The Numbers


Acceptance Rate 69%
Median composite SAT score 1060
Median ACT score 20
Undergraduate Enrollment 6,901
Students on Financial Aid 74.3%


In-State Tuition $608.68 per semester hour
Out-of-State Tuition $664.78 per semester hour
Room and Board $5,001–$7,000


African American Students 4%
Asian American Students 2%
Hispanic Students 34%
International Students 2%
Male/Female Ratio 40/60

Campus Life

Greek System Yes
Freshman Living on Campus
Freshmen Who Return 68%
Student/Teacher Ratio 21.5:1
Full-Time Faculty 355


Graduation in Four Years 31.7%
Graduation Overall 47.7%
Alumni Who Give $ to School 3%

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