San Marcos, TX
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$16,858 ($7,732)
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Reviews 3309 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Fans Love the Bobcats – Current students, Texas State alumni, and local residents love those Bobcats, whether the team is women's softball or football. The sports teams are frequently is state and national competitions.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: The Scenic View and the Education – I think a lot of the educators are a+ and stay on top of their research plus the scenic view on campus is beautiful.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: Some races on main campus you can still see stick together and people with more monetary resources.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety Is Not and Issue – There is an alert system in every class so that everyone is informed as soon as something occurs. Also they alert system is avaliable on cell phones so we get a message via text.

4 College Senior

Facilities: San Marcos....One of a Kind – Since the city of San Marcos is relatively small Texas State University takes over and represents the City of San Marcos. Through out the city of San Marcos there is a vibe of relaxation with the San Marcos River running through campus gives the students and the residents a very calm traquil place to live and surround yourself with. One thing that made me choose Texas State University as my first choice was that they had an amazing Health Information Management Program which in Texas there are only a few colleges that have a program that is very specialized. I love Texas State!

3 College Senior

Computers: Since I am in the Health Professions bulding we have a designated computer lab which the printer is always malfunctioning which causes all the students to go to the library which there is always a wait to print and line to get on an acutal computer. I would have to give them a grade of B, but really depending on what actual speciality within the university the situation may be different.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Very Safe – I feel that Texas State University goes out of their way to maintain high safety standards throughout the entire day on campus and off campus. They have a text messaging and e-mail system that lets you know when something is going on thats not in the normal daily opperation. Which I appreciate very much, when you are aware of mishaps it prepares everyone.

4 College Student

Facilities: In the Mccoy business school that Texas State has, there is a stock ticker. The school not only offers being able to take an actual stock trading class to graduate students, but to undergraduates as sell. The students are allowed to invest the school's actual money. It is a great concept!

5 College Student

Facilities: Student Rec Center – The Student Recreational center is phenomenal! It offers so much to the students. There is a diverse range of activities including different yoga classes and rockclimbing. It has state of the art technology throughout. It is a new building and looks awesome. Texas State did a great job with this facility.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A Great Place to Be – I love it here at Texas State. The people here are the people I will know for the rest of my life. They set up a great living and learning environment. Everyday I learn something new and there is always something new to be explored. It is a never-ending adventure and I cant get enough if it.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greeks Try but the Underdogs Prevail – I am personally not in a sorority or really know very many guys in fraternities. They are all constantly in the quad and try to get new pledges or people to support them. Most of them are very polite and kind to everyone, others hold up the stereotype of being jerks and superficial people. I stick with my non greek friends and we have fun without any of the frat or sorority parties.

4 College Freshman

Academics: School Worth Going to – At Texas State University, the professors do so much to make sure that you get a good education for your money. I have always been able to go to study sessions or talk to the teacher one on one without a problem. The campus also has serval places to study and get help on various subjects. I enjoy every day I am here.

5 College Junior

Majors: Student Teaching – I am an education major and student teaching is like an internship for us. We do not get paid for the time we put in the classrooms but we gain so much knowledge and experience with the teachers and students.

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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drinking Is More Popular – I am not aware of many drugs used by students, but I think alcohol is the party favor of choice.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Safe Campus – There have been a couple of crimes on campus, but I have always felt safe at the university grounds. The school communicates very well and promptly if something does occur.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I only care about watching the Rugby team practice. Oh, and we have the most amazing Recreational Center!

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Texas State educates folks from every walk of life, rich to poor, Catholic to Atheist. No matter what your background, there is a place for you. There is even a Quidditch TEAM here, so what does that tell you?

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Available Restaurants – Texas State features many restaurants, such as Pizza Hut, Chic-fil-A, Blimpie, Einstein Bagel Bros, and many other food choices are available. If you are on scholarship and live on campus, meal plans may be covered entirely.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: PARTY SCHOOL....Maybe? Maybe Not? Of course, Texas State University is involved in numerous about being a "party school." That could be the case or could not be the case. Depending on your individual objective or plan in college, excessive partying may be what is more important on your agenda. On the other hand, more studious students may find it more beneficial for them to stay in most weekends to get their studying done and save the partying for a different time. The nightlife is not a forced thing here, but fun every once in awhile definitely helps relieve stress brought on by homework, exams and other personal issues that may come a student's way.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: We're a Family in Bobcat Country – Texas State is home to a diverse group of people of all races, religiions, backgrounds and walks of life. We encourage acceptance amongst our student body by hosting events on campus that begin as early as New Student Orientation. At this time, students are introduced to others from their class and guided on how to get to know others on a more personal level. Fellow bobcats also create clubs and organizations that keep current and prospective students informed on how to better encourage acceptance and tolerance. Organizations like Texas State Allies form a group of LGBT students and supporters who are advocates for acceptance and freedom of sexual orientation. There are many more to name, but that just goes to show that Texas State has a little bit of everything, and we continue to welcome even more diversity every year.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Bobcat Dining! I definitely cannot complain as far as dining on campus goes. Compared to the meals provided by other universities, Texas State University-San Marcos deserves at least four stars. Theres plenty of options for students when it comes to dining types, food options and proportions. Texas State has two types of dining on campus: Restaurant-style and buffet-style. The restauarant-styled halls consist of Chick-fil-a, Blimpies, Starbucks and other chains of fast food. Buffet-styled dining halls on campus are Harris Hall and Jones Hall. They provide all-you-can-eat-service for few meal points. Inside of these dining halls are a variety of stations that meat needs of students with different taste buds. There's mexican choices like tacos and burritos, italian pasta and pizza, homestyle like cheeseburgers, grilled cheese and chicken fried steak, a salad and fruit bar, juice bar and dessert bar. These proportions are solely based on how much food the student wishes to consume and at restaurant- styled dining halls, the proportions are quite generous, including an entree', side, and drink for one meal point. Bobcat is not perfect but it sure is satisfying. Come check it out!

3 College Junior

Transportation: Campus Bus Use. the trams are awesome, wish there were more buses though

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Strictness at School – the school doesn't really care what you do, as long as you dont park where your not allowed or smoke.

5 College Junior

Campus Dining: Eating on Campus – I enjoy the food at the student center, you have your pick of mediterranean, chick fil a, or maybe something healthy like a fruit smoothie.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My experience here is limited to one semester, however, I love it. The classes are a little difficult and I don't live on campus but I will be next semester. Overall great so far


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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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