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Texas A & M University - Kingsville

Kingsville, TX

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  1. STEM-focused Hispanic-Serving Institution in South Texas.
  2. Popular majors include engineering, pre-health, agriculture and music.
  3. Very mild winters with only a few hours below freezing per year (no, really).

About This Campus

The University is located in historic Kingsville home of the legendary King Ranch and is the oldest continuously operating public institution of higher learning in South Texas. Texas A&M-Kingsville seeks to provide quality programs through a judicious blend of liberal and career education programs. The emphasis is on providing an intellectually challenging education reflecting high standards of academic performance. Texas A&M University - Kingsville is dedicated to serving an ethnically and culturally diverse population and committed to teaching, research, and service in South Texas for the advancement of knowledge and of regional development.

Location Information

The University is located in historic Kingsville, a city of 27,000 that is the home of the legendary 800K acre King Ranch which provides many opportunities for TAMUK students. Corpus Christi is just 40 miles northeast and Mexico 120 miles south or west. Beautiful beaches are 1 hour northeast on Padre Island in Corpus Christi and 2 hours southeast on South Padre Island near the mouth of the Rio Grande on the southeast tip of Texas.

Helpful Information

Due to high demand for engineering, pre-health, and Ag courses, it is best to process ASAP for the Fall semester in those fields. Very easy to live on campus and get to classes. From most residence halls, the rest of the university can be accessed within a 10 minute walk. TAMUK students get to know their faculty, who take pride in their success.

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2023/2024 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment
Very Good

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Kingsville
Population | 34,367
Enrollment | 6,610
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 08/17-12/10
Spring | 01/19-05/20

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 0%
Asian | 0%
Black | 5%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 76%
Two or more | 0%
White | 19%
Other | 0%
International | 11%


  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Honors Access: Yes
RA Exchange: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Adapted Physical Education, Aerospace Engineering... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Not available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550.00 paper, 173.00 computer or 61.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 5.00
Summer Exchange
  • Host/Home Pay
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Host Pay
Canadian Students
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 10/11/21

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Estimated cost: $4847.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 18
  • Home Payment: 18

Financial Aid - Host Payment
For Host Payment U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003639

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $150 Year Host Mandatory
Athletic Fee $260.00 Year Host Mandatory
Recreation Fee $150 Year Host Mandatory
Health Service Fee $57 Year Host Mandatory
Library Fee $195.00 Year Host Mandatory
ID Card $15 Year Host Mandatory
Technology Fee $270 Year Host Mandatory
Recycling Fee $5 Year Plan A Mandatory
Transportation Fee $20 Year Host Mandatory
Student Center Fee $80 Year Host Mandatory
Student Service Fee $250.00 Year Host Mandatory

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 10/11/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 30% living on campus
  • Double: $3400
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
Off-Campus Housing Meal Plans Notes About Meal Plans
Meal plan optional for Lewis, Martin and Bishop Halls and over the age of 22 for Lewis and 21 for Martin and Bishop


Figures per Semester are current as of 10/11/21

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1,000 per semester.


  • Immunization: Meningococcal

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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