Angelo State University in San Angelo, TX

On Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 07:46

The city of San Angelo has one of the Princeton Review's top colleges right in its backyard.

Angelo State University was included in the Princeton Review's "The Best 371 Colleges" for 2010.

The school, a member of the Texas Tech University System, delivers undergraduate and graduate programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional disciplines and is known for its strong academics and nationally ranked programs like physics.

ASU has an enrollment of approximately 6,300 and attracts students from every region of Texas, 40-plus additional states, and more than two dozen countries, with tuition and fees that remain at one of the most affordable rates in Texas.

Numerous student clubs and organizations, as well as outstanding NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics, create a lively and engaging campus environment.

The university has been steadily expanding its programs and facilities as its student population continues to swell. Students can select from 40 academic programs and nearly 100 majors and concentrations. Many students continue their education in one of the university's 29 graduate programs or attend leading professional schools across the nation.

Founded: 1928

Location: 268-acre campus in San Angelo

Programs: Nearly 100 majors spread among 45 undergraduate; 27 graduate, including one doctorate; and one associates degree program

Teaching faculty: 254

Student-to-faculty ratio: 19:1

Semester cost estimate: In-state tuition and fees for 15 credit hours is $3,069. Room and board with a maximum meal plan is $3,628. Average book cost is $575.

Financial aid: Nearly three out of four students receive some form of help.

Student organizations: More than 100

Athletics: NCAA Division II and Lone Star Conference member Five men’s teams - baseball, basketball, cross country, football and outdoor track and field. Seven women’s teams - basketball, cross country, golf, outdoor track and field, soccer, softball and volleyball

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