Local Area Information
The Bryan/College Station area has a population of over 130,000. It is located 85 miles northwest of Houston, 90 miles east of Austin, and 165 miles southeast of Dallas. Excellent airline commuter service is available from the community's modern airline terminal.
Entertainment and cultural activities provided by both the university and community include: The Arts Council, The Opera and Performing Arts Society, the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, the University Chamber Series, the Brazos Valley Chorale, Stage Center and the Aggie Players. Popular music groups and entertainers perform at the Memorial Student Center and other local venues throughout the year.
There are many sporting and other recreational activities. Texas A&M's recently completed $36.4 million, 286,000 sq. ft. Student Recreational Center houses several facilities including multi-purpose gyms, indoor soccer courts, racquet sports courts, rock climbing facilities and a natatorium with an Olympic-sized pool. The Bryan/College Station area support an extensive park system; including excellent swimming, baseball, running and soccer facilities.