Location
San Marcos, TX
Undergrads
24,223
Tuition (in-state)
$16,858 ($7,732)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 3295 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Junior

Facilities: San Marcos – The river is awesome!!! There's nothing like finishing a long day of class, then walking over to Sewell Park and laying around!

4 College Junior

Facilities: Being a music Major has its ups and downs. The upside is all the fantastic people, yet the building that we're in is do depressing!!

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments Are Reasonable – Most of the good quality places to leave near campus are somewhat costly, but its worth it in the end. My Apartment right now s $500, but the upside is it comes fully furnished!

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't particularly care for most Greek Life. However it does provide a sense of unity and creates a family environment for some people. On the flip side I also think it gives people the wrong idea about what colleges should be.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The academic probation and suspension rules are pretty strict. If one falls below a 2.0 GPA they are on academic probation and if they fail to bring it up they are on suspension. It works out relatively well for the most part.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I've seen the softball team when a brilliant game against UNT and they showed every aspect of what a team looks like. The football team is also great. The stadium is always packed and everyone is ALWAYS excited. All of the facilities are awesome, especially the addition to the football stadium. The band, can't forget the band, they are always great fun to watch.

4 College Junior

Academics: Passionate Teachers – Even in very big lecture classes there are professors that would want to you to talk to them after class for any additional help you might have. The ones I've associated with seem to be very devoted to making sure you succeed in their class, for themselves but also for you.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: From Monday to Thursday there are booths set up through the main walkway of campus where club admission and fundraisers are held. There's always something going on outside which helps to keep you active with all the commotion.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of Places to Eat – A large variety of places to eat, even healthy foods are available. What's fortunate is that some places accept college tokens so you're not always stuck having to eat at the places on campus.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Feeds You – There aren't many "healthy" places to eat, but that's normal for college. I don't eat much on campus so I haven't looked through every eating area on campus. The fact that I'm fed when I have to is enough to satisfy me

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Calm Environment – I enjoy San Marcos quite a bit. During the night it im calming yet there seems like there is much to do. There are all kinds of restaurants around the campus as well as supermarkets and a pharmacy. Not to mention if you ever need to shop for something there are always the Outlets. We have many cultural events or more like festivals.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: All Round Computer Usage Is Good. During finals and midterms the computer labs do seem crowded. During other times they are just fine. They have computers that can be used until one is done with whatever needs to be done and computers which you can log in for 10 minutes which are just usually used to print. The network is reliable and the speed is incredible you don't need to wait at all for something to load. Having a personal computer is a great help for finals and midterms.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs Are More Popular – I for one have not seen people drinking at Texas State. Though regarding the drugs I have smelled the odor yet not have seen the people actually smoking the drugs.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments Go Fast! Apartments around campus go very fast and it is generally difficult to get one in time for school. That being said, there are quite a few to choose from considering the size of the town, and good values for staying in rooms larger than a 1 bedroom.

4 College Junior

Transportation: Tram Travels Around Town – Texas State has a free bus system that traverses through out campus and town. There are night buses, weekend buses and also some that travel to large towns such as SA and Austin, however, they require a small fee.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Safe Zone – I've never felt unsafe at Texas State. There is little to no crime in a town like San Marcos.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The girls at this school seem to only go to school for a popularity vote and attention. Some dress very classy but others dress almost as if going to the beach, or just inappropriately. The students in general are very well rounded and nice. They will be happy to help and put a smile on your face.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors Really Help – Although some core classes may be large due to money saving efforts, professors always make themselves available for further questions during office hours.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms Are Alright – I did not live in a dorm my first year but I did have friends who did and they enjoyed it. Downside is the community showers in some dorm halls.

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1 College Sophomore

Parking: Permits are ridiciously expensive and spots fill up extremely fast. Also, parking services people are always around to surprise you with a ticket.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Profs Help With Internships. Professors in my major classes are extremely helpful in assisting you at job searching. Maintaining a good relationship with them is greatly rewarding as they are valuable references.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I am a transfer student and I absolutely love it there. Everyone is so friendly and the campus i beautiful.

5 College Senior

Drug Safety: DRINKING > DRUGS – I would say alcohol is more consumed than drugs are. If I do hear about drugs it mainly marijuana.

5 College Junior

Parking: School Review – As a whole the school is great! Everyone their is friendly and their is a diversity atmosphere. Academic wise the school makes sure you don't fail and that's a plus the teachers here care!

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Cheaper Than on-Campus – I'm living off campus because it's cheaper, and I'd rather have it more house-like than living in a dorm. Just like residence halls, some are loud and some are quiet. I recommend you do research before you sign a lease because my roommates and I almost ended up in an apartment that had a shooting and robbery a few years back. You also want to make sure you have good management.

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Nate Stanley
Hometown
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Major
Anthropology
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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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