Located on the campus of Texas A&M University, the sixth largest public university in the nation, the Bush School enjoys the best of urban and rural Texas. Consistently ranked as one of the best places in the nation to live, the twin communities of Bryan and College Station, adjacent to the Bush School campus, with a combined population of some 130,000, are literally in the "heart" of Texas. Only 100 miles from Houston and Austin and 160 miles from Dallas and San Antonio, Bryan-College Station is within a few hours of many of the beautiful sights of Texas, including the beautiful beaches of the coast and the Texas hill country. A network of well-maintained highways and a nearby regional airport serviced by major international airlines facilitate quick transportation between College Station and the rest of the country and the world. The two communities and the University work together to create an environment that is welcoming and affordable to Bush School students.
As a major research institution and a Southeastern Conference school, Texas A&M brings diversity of race, culture, and nationality to the community, and reflects much of the vibrancy, tradition, and spirit that make it a special place. Ranked 23rd among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report, and 5th in 'best values,' Texas A&M has an enrollment of more than 53,000, and some $550 million in research funding. In addition to resources of the Bush School, students also have access to the extensive facilities, libraries, and other amenities of a major research university. The University provides a sophisticated and extensive computer networking environment and impressive on-line library services, as well as state-of-the-art recreational and physical fitness facilities. Texas A&M offers a blend of academic excellence, belief in the values of tradition and selfless service, and a real sense of family to create a welcoming and secure environment.
The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum are immediately adjacent to the Bush School, and regularly host renowned speakers and unique traveling exhibits. Part of the National Archives, the complex chronicles the public service career of George Bush, 41st President of the United States, and includes a comprehensive collection of his official and personal papers, photographs, museum objects, and video footage of his life.