The Island University is ranked number 1 on ‘The 50 Best Colleges By The Sea’ List (BestCollegeReviews.org, 2020)
As a student at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi you will enjoy a balanced student life on campus. When you’re not studying you can meet up with friends for beach, barbecues, fresh air and sports, while still able to easily access exciting Corpus Christi.
The University campus includes a scenic hike-and-bike trail, natural wetlands full of marine life, and the University's own beach overlooking Corpus Christi Bay. At the beach you can relax in the sun, or try new things like fishing, boating, and windsurfing.
Corpus Christi, Texas is a subtropical climate with hot summers and short, mild winters. You will enjoy more than 250 days of sunshine, a Gulf breeze, and mild weather year-round.
The TAMU-CC campus is located on its own island, with a network of bays, inlets, and islands nearby. The Corpus Christi Bay, Oso Bay, Padre Island, Mustang Island, and the Gulf of Mexico are all just minutes away. You'll find your favorite beach among miles of beautiful sandy shores.
Harbor Bridge connects you to downtown Corpus Christi.
With the beach at your doorstep, you will have the unique opportunity to conduct leading marine research.
Walk to class under sunny skies and paths lined with palm trees.
Live on a tranquil island, with buzzing Corpus Christi nearby.
Students enjoy living in a tropical climate with lots of sunshine.
As the country's only island university, you'll never be far from the sea.
Enjoy 250 days
of sunshine throughout the year
The city of Corpus Christi offers a range of career development opportunities, outdoor activities and cultural events to enrich your study abroad experience.
Downtown, there are a number of restaurants and shops offering local and international cuisine. You'll find everything you need in a small, safe city.
Texas has one of the largest economies in the USA and one of the best economic climates in the nation. Many businesses in Corpus Christi offer opportunities to gain practical career experience during your studies through internships and work experience, and great opportunities for graduates as one of the best cities in the nation to start your career.
Each year, the city hosts the Texas Jazz Festival, Festival of the Arts, and Dia de los Muertos Street Festival. On-campus events like the 'Islander Revue' give you the opportunity to join in and share your culture in an evening of performance, charity, and community.
It's easy to travel between campus and downtown Corpus Christi. Buses, shuttles, and bike share are all readily available.
Throughout Corpus Christ there is a bike-share program that provides all residents and visitors with the option of short-term bike rental. These cruiser bikes are available at seven stations around the city for use by members. You can use them hourly, monthly, or even purchase an annual pass. Renting a bike can be a great way to travel across the city, or for a fun trip along one of the make bike trails along the seaside. Find out more about the available bike-share program.
The University has partnered with Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA) to provide free access to the bus system. By presenting your student ID you will be able to ride any CCRTA bus for free. You can learn about TAMU-CC connection routes and all available routes on the CCRTA website.
From the Momentum Campus you can take Islander Shuttle to campus. The shuttle is free to ride for all students with a valid student ID, and travels between the Momentum Campus and the Island Campus Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters.
Corpus Christi is only a short distance from many large cities, and local airports make it easy to travel throughout the state. You can also travel internationally from one of the larger airports.
By car you can easily travel to San Antonio in two hours where you can see the famous River Walk and the Alamo. San Antonio is also home to a number of theaters, cathedrals, museums, and amusement parks.
Austin is three hours away by car and famous for its art and culture. There is a vibrant music, film, and culinary scene.
From Corpus Christi International Airport you can quickly travel to many southern cities. Direct flights are available to Dallas and Houston, where you can take a connecting flight to almost anywhere in the USA. Some shorter trips include flights to New Orleans and Orlando.
Houston is also home to George Bush Intercontinental Airport, an international airport offering travel throughout the USA and abroad.
Located between Oso Bay and Corpus Christi Bay, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is the nation's only island university.
10th best city to start a career
in the USA and 4th
for professional opportunity
Student accommodation on campus at TAMU-CC has everything you need to live comfortable, including private swimming pools.