When Texas A&M University was established in 1876, it began a mission to education young Texan men in farming and military techniques. Nearly 140 years later, TAMU is a coeducational public research university, the flagship school of the A&M University System, the the sixth-largest university in the U.S. Student living at the university introduces students to a massive campus in the city of College Station, located about 60 miles northwest of Houston and 40 miles northeast of Austin. Student housing in this area places students in a community that cooperates with and benefits from the school's presence. Largely due to the presence of Texas A&M University, College Station was recently named Texas' most educated city by Money magazine, and the 11th most educated city in the country.
As of 2011, more than 50,000 students live in a Texas A&M University apartment or dormitory as they pursue a degree at the institution, which may span a wide variety of fields. The university offers degrees in more than 150 courses of study through ten colleges, and also houses 18 research facilities. In 2011, the U.S. News and World Report ranked Texas A&M 19th among public universities in the country.
The campus' location in College Station makes off campus housing a popular option among A&M students. A university apartment between Wellborn Road and College Avenue put students in a peninsula of off campus housing that is surrounded by the the school's campus on three sides. This area also includes student hubs like Daisy Dukes and Dixie Chicken.
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