Sports Illustrated named Midnight Yell as one of the "100 Things You Gotta Do Before You Graduate".  At home football games, the 12th man comprise 36, 000+ of Kyle Field's and form the largest student section in all of college football.  When singing the war hymn, they cause the stands to literally sway to the point that visiting press are warned prior to the game.  Almost every year since 1909, A&M students have built a large bonfire to celebrate their rivalry with the University of Texas.  Aggie Bonfire was traditionally lit around Thanksgiving in conjunction with the festivities surrounding the annual college football game between the schools.  Although it began as a trash pile,  Aggie Bonfire evolved into a massive six-tiered structure eventually achieving a then-world-record height for a bonfire of 109 feet (30 m).
Congressman Louie Gohmert is also a graduate.  William A. Pailes, Michael E. Fossum, and Steven Swanson became NASA astronauts.  Holly Ridings, mechanical engineer, became the first woman to be chief flight director at NASA.  Phyllis Frye is a residing judge in Houston, Texas, and the first transgender judge in the United States.  Twin sisters Mary Lockett Hutson Nelson and Sophie Palmer Hutson Rollins were the first women to complete the civil engineering program in 1903 at A&M but they didn't received their degrees until 99 years later because the school's charter at the time made no provision for female students.
The university maintains a presence in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. The College of Dentistry is located in Dallas. The Health Science Center also maintains a presence in Corpus Christi, Kingsville, Lufkin, McAllen, Round Rock, and Temple.  The Texas A&M School of Law, formerly the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, is located in Fort Worth, Texas.  Texas A&M maintains the RELLIS campus, formerly the Texas A&M Riverside Campus/Bryan Air Force Base. This campus was transferred from the university to become a separate entity within the Texas A&M University System in September 2015.
The College of Education and Human Development and Mays Business School each enrolled 9%. The College of Science enrolled 6% of the students and the remaining schools enrolled less than 5% each. In addition, slightly more than 3% of the student body had not declared a major.  As of 2019, the university enrolled the seventh highest total of National Merit scholars in the United States and third among all public universities.
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 Brazos County donated 2, 416 acres (10 km2) near Bryan, Texas, for the school's campus.  From its beginning until the late 1920s, the students were officially nicknamed "Farmers", but the nickname "Aggies" (a common nickname for students at schools focused heavily on agriculture) gained favor and became the official student body nickname in 1949.  The first day of classes was slated for October 2, 1876, but only six students enrolled on the first day.