Collage Station, Texas
The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas was born on October 4, 1876 with almost 50 cadets. It was the first public college in Texas. Placing the all-male school near the frontier railroad community of Bryan ensured the boys would learn to stick together in the remote environment.
A Early Cadet
For over 130 years, Aggies have distinguished themselves time and time again by their commitment to the military. These values are at the core of the men and women who call themselves Aggies.
Aggies have served their country in every major conflict since the Spanish American War.
Through a deep commitment to meaningful traditions such as Aggie Muster and Silver Taps, Aggies remain loyal to one another. Many other traditions have measured the school's long history, including Bonfire, The Big Event, and Fish Camp.