Texas A&M University is located in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, home to about 170,000 residents. Our Central Texas location offers the best of both worlds: it's small enough to offer safe and affordable living and just a short drive to three major Texas cities — Houston, Austin and Dallas. Its regional airport provides commercial flights to neighboring cities.
The Bryan/College Station community enjoys a healthy economy with strong job growth, one of the state's lowest unemployment rates and an affordable housing market. In addition to Texas A&M, both public and private elementary, intermediate and high schools and a two-year community college, provide educational options for all ages. As a regional health care hub, the area has three hospitals, numerous medical specialists and several retirement and assisted living facilities.
Public education is provided by the Bryan Independent School District and the College Station Independent School District. Several private schools also serve Bryan/College Station. Higher education is offered by Blinn College, a two-year institution, and Texas A&M University, a world-class university.
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Through Texas A&M University's Opera and Performing Arts Society (OPAS), the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley and several other organizations, quality entertainment is brought frequently to Bryan/College Station.
Presentations include ballet and modern dance companies, symphonies, Broadway road shows, operas, and classical jazz and pop musicians. For further information contact the Arts Council of Brazos Valley at (979) 696-ARTS (2787).
Cultural programs often feature world-renowned speakers and political figures. There are also local theater productions, exhibits of artists and craftsmen, and a season of quality music from the area's own symphony orchestra and chorus. Texas A&M and several galleries regularly feature art and exhibits. The Brazos Valley Museum offers exhibits, lectures and demonstrations for all ages. For more information, call (979) 776-2195.
In addition to Texas A&M University and the world renowned George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Bryan/College Station takes pride in its numerous sights of interest, including the Brazos County Arboretum, Bryan's Historical District, Carnegie Library and Messina Hof Wine Cellars.
For more information on these and other sights, call the Bryan/College Station Convention & Visitor Bureau at (979) 260-9898.
Bryan and College Station both have fine park systems providing basketball, swimming, soccer, softball, tennis, jogging, nature trails and bike paths. Many programs and special events are scheduled throughout the year. Texas A&M University also offers many sporting events including Aggie football, basketball, baseball, and a host of other collegiate sports.
Bryan/College Station is conveniently located near many outdoor recreation areas making boating, sailing, swimming, fishing, camping and hunting easily accessible.
Parks, golf courses and A&M's facilities provide Bryan/College Station with a diversity of recreational opportunities.
With a wide range of available medical specialists and facilities, Bryan/College Station is considered a regional medical center.
This community is home to three medical-surgical hospitals. Together, these facilities provide more than 400 beds. In addition, there is a major medical clinic that is growing steadily. Also, 11 nursing-assisted living homes and retirement homes are located in Bryan/College Station. Texas A&M University also contributes to the medical community with its fine medical school.