Texas A&M, one of the top 10 largest American universities, has an enrollment of 46,542 students pursuing degrees in 10 academic colleges. The student body represents all 50 U.S. states and 128 foreign countries. Texas residents account for 86.31% of the student population while 27.2% are either of international origin or members of ethnic minority groups. The student body consists of 46.9% women and 53.1% men.
The university consistently ranks among the top ten public universities each year in enrollment of National Merit scholars. According to the College Board, the fall 2006 entering freshman class consisted of 46% students in the top 10% of their high school graduating class, 77% in the top quarter, and 90% in the top half. The middle 50% of the freshmen had an average SAT score between 1580 and 1900 (out of 2400) and an ACT score between 23 and 28.