San Marcos, TX
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$16,858 ($7,732)
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Reviews 3295 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Junior

Diversity: Tx State has a huge diversity of students from all ethicinities to all kinds of ages.

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: I love the campus and the atmosphere it creates

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorm itself just depends on what hall you live in. Most are pretty decent. The social atmosphere at Texas State is fantastic. Everyone is so friendly and easy to get along with. In the dorm I lived in, which was San Saba Hall, things such as a/c went down quite a few times and it also took a while for the work order to go through. Other than that, I enjoyed living there.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: most of the eateries are par for the course of a campus, nothing too special.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: if you're willing to just follow a few rules, this campus is amazing.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are a nice outlet here, although you can go all four years without ever going to a game, they exist. the most talked about sport would have to be rugby though.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: San Marcos has a booming variety of night life scenes. Most of which are extremely easy to get into.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: honestly i haven't even noticed them...

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Its not boasting that this campus includes some of the best looking people in the state. No, they may not all be brilliant, but at least they've all found ways to hold their own and remain at an acceptable GPA.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Over all, many if not all of the professors present are extremely happy to be there and teaching young and eager minds. As of yet I have failed to locate even one professor or course that was too difficult to work with or through without the on campus aids and tools provided in your tuition.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Though this may not be the most prestigious school to recive a degree from, it is still valued. As this is a very social and amazing environment creating social networks and branching out to others is made incredibly easy. This aids in your life after college, pursuing a career.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: They have a nice inexpensive italian resturant, a chipotle, The tavern, little places that are nice ot eat at, but the food is really not amazing.

They have a taco bell, and some other little taco places.

I LOVE THEIR kolache place, it is so awesome, and they even have a veggie sauage option for kolaches.

3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Guys: dress preppy/hipster/bring skateboards/ classy/ have vehicels/ computer bags/ ride bikes

Girls: preppy/ hipster/ artsy/ creative/ ride bikes/ have cars/back backs

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: They require you to come to class, and some teachers give you an incentive to come to class such as extra points on exams per unit throughout the semester.

They require you to have a min. GPA in your department of study; and they leave opprotunity for those who have the credentials to be in the honor societies.

5 College Senior

Academics: Classes are fun, the club is too. I'm going to have my internship next year

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I've heard some incidences of robberies and sexual assaults around campus

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5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Can't complain. Alot of different places in different areas

5 College Senior

Diversity: Texas State is a potluck of different cultures and backgrounds

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: With so many "mom and pop" shops maintaining such a high standard the other competition "i.e. chain restaurants" must also maintain an unprecedented standard of excellence, meaning the bathrooms are generally spotless, the servers are always fast and responsive, the food is fresh and prompt, but enough about the run of the mill chain eateries. San Marcos has a plethora of home grown organic and "human friendly" eateries, all with freindly and amazing service.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: With an entire range of dorms, i was able to locate one that fit my exceedingly tight financial budget and still remain in a happy and healthy environment, making friends and social ties.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: I fell deeply in love with this campus from the moment I stepped foot on it, with its large and spacious green areas and beautiful flora plotted throughout the campus, and its breathtaking architecture. One would have to be simply crazy to not consider this to be one of the most beautiful campuses in Texas. The campus couldn't be better located either, dead center of the little city, the town square is within a few walkable blocks of campus! On top of all the beauty and awe inspiring aspects of this campus, the addition of the REC center, the campuses gym, makes it an even better experience, the REC is fully furnished and equipped to run 24/7.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: While the security on campus isn't made blaringly obvious, it is there, and in great working condition. With its own central police force and many security cameras in plain view making it a noticeably safer feeling environment, there are other factors making this campus a little safer than what meets the eye. With the addition of "bobcat Bobbies" student (predominately females) Can call or text the campus office requesting a vehicle to come pick them up in order to avoid any unpleasant nightly encounters. Other additions to the campus one may consider are the innumerable amounts of helpful and caring students and staff, creating a wonderfully engaging social environment for all.

3 College Senior

Academics: Like I mentioned before, it's really stressful but the major is not very easy when you're taking a full load. It's a lot of pressure especially when you're close to graduating. There are some great volunteer opportunities though and I do enjoy that.

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4 College Senior

Academics: There area a lot of different programs here. I do not know the specifics of each but the grad programs here are pretty good. I have heard good and bad things about specific programs. You would have to ask someone in that current major. It's tough to say. Health professions has mostly great comments.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Every once in a while there is a message about someone being robbed or assaulted but not a lot. Campus police is always on top of it though. They always send alerts and are very informative when incidents like this happen. You honestly shouldn't feel safe anywhere. It's always best to be on alert. It's a college town and people are care less sometimes. It's always important to report whatever you see to campus police.


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Nate Stanley
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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Texas State is such a friendly, open, accepting university. It's not a super huge college, so the people aren't stuck-up or cocky like you might find at bigger universities. It's very relaxed on campus, and there's a very chill atmosphere surrounding the city of San Marcos, as well. You can feel at home at Texas State, and you'll be surprised to find how easy it is to make friends.

Texas State is superb in making sure its students are offered the opportunities they need to gain skills that will make them the most competitive in their field. Being a smaller university makes it even easier for academic advisers and professors to take the extra time to talk to students one-on-one about their future career paths. The professors and advisers are always eager to help. 

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