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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2 College Freshman

Parking: Parking permits aren't too bad in price for residents, but i have an issue with the fact that they sell more permits than there are spaces available - meaning it it often VERY hard to find a spot.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Texas State is a wonderful school for many reasons. The location is near downtown San Marcos and has a culture that is very inspiring for collage students.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Just Getting Started – I just changed my major tis semester from Communication Disorders to Family and Child Development. The advisors in both departments were very nice and very helpful! Both programs are amazing. They each have facilities on campus that allow the students to get hands on experience before going out into the actual field. Its great!

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I didn't get much aid from the school. When it came to talking to people at the financial aid office though, they were always very helpful. I found it easier to go into the office rather than calling.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Not Horrible – Texas State has 5 different dining facilities. When I first got to campus, I was really excited about all of the options. The food isn't bad, but after the first couple weeks it gets old. You are able to change things up a bit, but there are still always going to be those times when you wanna get dinner off campus. Texas State has a system which allows students to buy "Bobcat Bucks" which are accepted at different locations off campus. That is a plus. If you can't get off campus, Texas State has a Chick-fil-a and a Starbucks. Overall the food isn't bad, but it isn't amazing either.

4 College Junior

Weather: San Marcos is the most beautiful city in the world, that is if it is not raining. Most of the students on campus rely on the beautiful weather the city usually has to offer. We have the river which is a main attraction, sand volleyball and many other outdoor activities. Although San Marco's does see rain, it is on very rare occasions which leaves the weather to be almost perfect.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Just as any campus would have, there are a variety of different students on campus. Coming from a very liberal city, we have many "hipsters" if you will, that roam campus, performing free speech rallies and what not. On the other end of the spectrum we have the greeks who prefer a different more conservative outlook on campus. Then we have what I would like to call the "brahs." Those are the students who like to skateboard and wakeboard at our local cable park down the street. No matter who you are or what you are into, Texas State University is extremely diversified in every aspect.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: Texas State University prides itself with the diversity on campus. We have all types of ethnicities on campus which I find very important among college campuses. Political belief is well spoken and displayed on campus all the time.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Lot of Fan Support, and facility trainers that help aid this school.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Plenty to Eat – There are numerous off campus dine ins, with good reputation and familiarity.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There is often reports of students fighting, or walking around with weapons, or crimes happening two or three times a semester, happening to students.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is poor as a whole. While they are building new parking, there always seems to be a shortage. Lots of walking is required.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: A Good Amount of Things to Do. While not a huge city, San Marcos can certainly hold its own to schools in larger citites. There is the San Marcos river, abundance of parks and trails and nightlife. It is known as a "party school."

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Campus Aesthetics – Texas State University is one of prettiest campus' around. It is the only college that claim that it resides on a natural spring. There are rivers fed by natural springs right on campus!

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Campus Life : Tower Hall – I lived at Tower Hall for the first two years of college. Many of the dorms are older and have historic charm, but there are also contemporary, new ones being built to keep up with the growing student population.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not Too Bad – I'm not involved in Greek life and I have met very few involved in it. They seem to stick to their own kind a bit, but they are very welcoming when you come to their parties.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Not Much, If You're Not of Age. Unless you're 21, theres not many places you can go on the square at night. There is one club that is 18 and up, called TMT. If you're 21, though, the nightlife is excellent on the square.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of Variety – There are many apartment complexes to choose from in San Marcos. The school even owns one of the complexes, and it still counts as student housing. Almost all of the apartments are very nice. The only con, for me, is that parking is limited for visitors in almost every apartment parking lot.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Texas State is a great atmosphere and tons of fun! The scholastic opprtunites are abundant as well. The only thing holding me back from an A+ would be that with the campus being so big it is hard to find what your looking for as far as clubs and organizations.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not in greek life so i do not have a personal opinion however it is pretty popular

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Aspen Heights – This housing location is close to the school, they have buses to take you to school as well. The houses are big and neat and the ammenities are awesome! The price can be a little steep but totally worth it!

3 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Texas State has huge Rec Center that allows all students to work out on their own time for free. The only thing you need to get inside is a student identification card.

3 Recent Alumnus

Computers: The computers at Texas State are very high tech and expensive. If a student choose to bring your own laptop there is a chance that the student will not always receive WiFi, but the given computers are available to all of the students and work perfectly fine.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Texas State offers many dining options including two buffet options, and 3 different places which offer a variety of food choices. The meal plans are reasonable, for each swipe the student gets an entree, side and a drink. Each dining hall has a good variety of different food options, including Mexican, Italian, sandwich, and hamburger choices as well as healthy options such as wraps.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: On the Rise – With the entrance into the WAC, Texas State football will grow into a bigger deal than it already is, and the tailgates will grow in size as well

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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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