(Image: Texas A in 1902). "Texas A University (often referred to as A or TAMU) is a coeducational public research university located in College Station, Texas, United States. It is the flagship institution of the Texas A University System. The sixth-largest university in the United States, A's enrollment for Fall 2011 was over 50,000 for the first time in school history.... The first public institution of higher education in Texas, the school opened on October 4, 1876."