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Texas A&M at Qatar welcomes its eighth class

Published Aug 24, 2010

Texas A&M University at Qatar welcomed 123 new students Sunday at its Education City campus.

According to preliminary numbers, the new class includes 64 Qatari students, 33 males and 31 females, the largest number of new Qatari students that has enrolled since the University began offering engineering programs in Qatar in 2003. Fifty-nine students from 16 countries comprise the rest of the freshman class. The new group of students marks the eighth entering class for Texas A&M at Qatar. As many as 88 freshmen are set to pursue bachelor of science degrees in chemical, electrical mechanical or petroleum engineering. Twenty-nine Qatari students have joined the one-year Aggie Gateway Program, while six other new transfer students have enrolled this fall. Director of Admissions Maha Ayyash expressed her satisfaction of the vast demand to study engineering at Texas A&M at Qatar. "We received a high volume of applications of very qualified students which resulted in a very competitive admission process," she said.