Location
San Marcos, TX
Undergrads
24,223
Tuition (in-state)
$16,858 ($7,732)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2949 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: A Little Bit of Everything! I think the diversity is ideal at Texas State. We have a little bit of everything and everyone, but it is all very accepted.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Live on Campus – I do not live on campus but have heard nothing but good things. I am rating this based on the gapevine.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Atmosphere of Town – I do not live in San Marcos but know it a quaint town and perfect for the college attendee.

4 College Junior

Academics: The university offers good business and education academics. I wish they offered an accounting doctoral program and offered an accounting program at their Round Rock location. Other than that, the professors, curriculum, registration, and workload is very good.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Experience Is Everything – Greatest place on earth. Good weather, everyone is very friendly and willing to make friends! Professors are easy to get along with and more than will to stop and talk if you would like. The worst part about the school is the stairs there are so many! But if that is the worst part then anyone should be happy here!

4 College Freshman

Weather: We get all kinds of weather! Snow, rain, windy, sunny, but what do you expect it is Texas. Most of the time weather is great though and if there is a problem with the weather you will be notified by authorities quickly too!

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Dining Hall Opportunities – We have 6 or 7 dining halls but I, and probably most people on campus, prefer about 3 or 4. My favorite is Harris (buffet style), Jones (Fast Food style), The Den (Fast Food) and The Layer (Fast Food). All top notch with great food! The healthiest food though I believe is at Harris. Every place though makes you feel at home, with good music playing and friendly service.

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: Texas State has a lot of pot smokers and binge drinkers, but I have never seen anyone doing lines of cocaine or taking ecstasy. There probably are a lot of people doing drugs but it seems to be more behind the scenes from what I have seen.

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3 College Junior

Computers: There are a bunch of computer labs on campus. You just have to get in the loop of where the less busy ones are, and at what times labs are the busiest.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Safe Place – Campus is well lit at night. Generally a safe place.

4 College Junior

Transportation: The buses run everywhere on campus and they are pretty much always on time. They are great because parking is pretty bad here.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Fun Times – Sports activities are pretty fun to go to. There'e a lot of sprots to choose for intramurals.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Good Enough – The new housing policy for hays county, disallowing multifamily (3+ non related people living in the same house) housing in the majoirty of the neighborhoods around Texas State is the only downer. The apartments are great though, a bit pricey.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There are many options for finanical aid- if you're super smart, a great athlete or a minority. It's hard for the above average but not genius kids to get money to help with college, especially if you're white. It can also be confusing with all of the paper work to keep up with.

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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life at Texas State is not huge at all. They do have good parties. There is no pressure to join, and I personally have no desire to. The houses don't look that great and it won't have a big impact on you at all.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone Is Nice – There aren't really cliques as there are in high school. Most people are generally nice to everyone and are cool to hangout with. There are plenty of cute guys and girls both

5 College Sophomore

Weather: San Marcos almost always has nice sunny weather. It is a great place to enjoy the river or party at a pool.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The tram is very useful and I pretty much use it every day. However during the busy parts of the day like 5p.m. it can be very packed.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I really enjoy the new restaurant Chimeys. It is a great place to go before going out to the square.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: LBJ Center – A nice variety of mediocre cafeteria food. I give it a b+ because they have a Chick-Fil-A and Starbucks.

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3 College Junior

Nightlife: The nightlife is typical of a university located in a small town-house parties and local bars are very popular amongst college students

4 College Junior

Athletics: The university contains a wide range of athletic opportunities. The school has a wide variety of athletic sports that promote athleticism in addition to school spirit

3 College Junior

Diversity: The university is composed of a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, but with the opportunity to be more culturally diverse.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Texas state is the best school. I have loved every minute of this place. I would make the choice over again to come here. I hear it every time, "the party" school but thats not true. This is a great place you just have to keep your priorties intact.

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1 College Junior

Campus Strictness: School Policies Affecting Social Lives – Recently our school wrote an article adressing an issue of drinking on our private property that is near school property. They prohibit private owners from legal age drinking in there frat houses or just houses for that matter. They allow drinking alone but not in groups even if it is not affiliated with an organization.

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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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