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History was made at Texas A&M University-San Antonio this week, as the University admitted its inaugural class of first-year students. This milestone is not only a major accomplishment for Texas A&M University-San Antonio, but also for San Antonio as a whole, as it provides even more collegiate opportunities for local students.

The inaugural freshman class contains 513 first-year students, but the new additions to TAMUSA do not end there. In order to become a comprehensive four-year university, TAMUSA has added distinguished faculty members from across the globe.

This freshman class also contains a significant percent of historically under-represented demographics.

“As a dynamic and cultural University, we’re intentionally focused on experiential learning, degree attainment in four years and faculty-student engagement for the enrichment of the entire campus,” University President Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson said. “Student demographics in San Antonio are reflective of our state population and what the makeup of the nation will look like thirty years from now.”

Texas A&M University-San Antonio opened the doors on its almost 700-acre campus in 2009 and received approval to become a four-year academic institution during the 84th Texas Legislative Session in 2015. As the only A&M University in a major metropolitan area, Texas A&M University-San Antonio has quickly become one of the fastest growing universities in Texas.  By the time this inaugural class of first-year students graduates in 2020, TAMUSA estimates they will double their total enrollment numbers to 8,000 students.

For more information on Texas A&M University-San Antonio, visit TAMUSA’s website.

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