Texas A&M University is situated in the center of Bryan-College Station, a metropolitan area that is colloquially referred to as "BCS" and "Aggieland." According to 2019 population estimates, Bryan has approximately 85,000 residents, and College Station has approximately 123,000 residents. The region combines the modern amenities of a big city with the warmth and charm of a small town.
Area attractions include the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the Brazos Valley African American Museum, the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, the Museum of the American G.I., and the Brazos Valley Children's Museum. Historic Downtown Bryan
is another popular attraction that combines antique shops, family-owned restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques, a restored Art Deco-era theatre, a Carnegie Library, and the open-air Palace Theatre. One of the most popular times to visit is on First Friday, a free event that takes place every month.
The following online guides provide more information about what the community has to offer residents and visitors alike: