Texas A&M University at Kingsville was founded in 1917 but not opened until 1925 because America entered the first World War. It is located in beautiful Kingsville, Texas, just 30 miles southwest of Corpus Christi and 120 miles north of the Mexican border. The university offers a variety of educational opportunities including bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, doctorates and graduate certificates. TAMUK has a wide array of majors ranging from business to agriculture and nursing. The school has various research projects going on at all times so that students get the opportunity to benefit from hands-on learning in their fields of choice.
TAMUK offers students an exciting social life as well. There are several sports teams as well as intermural sports and numerous student clubs and organizations. There is an active Greek life that frequently holds activities that the entire campus may take part in. The school also holds social and academic functions that are open to all.
In addition the the main campus, TAMUK also operates several satellite campuses including the agricultural center, the wildlife research park and a rodeo arena. There are various dining halls and restaurants throughout campus as well as numerous great restaurants in town. Many students choose to hang out in the “living room of campus”, which is the Memorial Student Union Building. In addition to housing the financial aid office and many other administrative offices, the building is also home to coffee houses, a pizza restaurant, a fast food restaurant and a sandwich shop.
If students get tired of the myriad places to go on campus, the local area offers many recreation activities including camping, hiking, water sports, shopping and cultural activities. The famed 825,000-acre King Ranch, which has been an operating cattle ranch for nearly 200 years, is within a couple of miles from Kingsville and was the birthplace of the only two cattle breeds originating in the United States. The ranch was also the home of one of the most famous American Quarter Horses of all time, King P234. Both the school and the local community are steeped in a rich history and provide an excellent environment in which to learn and play.