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About College Station

97,801 in city
212,268 in metro
104 km² (40 mi²)
103.291419983 m
College Station is located about 85 miles (135 km) northwest of Houston, and 100 miles (160 km) east of Austin. It is home to Texas A&M University, Texas' second largest university with approximately 45,000 students. Texas A&M was founded in 1871 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is located on campus. College Station was incorporated in 1938. The city grew rapidly in the 1970s and 1980s as the university expanded. Its population is now greater than its older twin, Bryan, located 5 miles (8 km) to the northwest.