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

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2 College Senior

Majors: i am happy with the program, however my only complain would be having to register for classes, i wish there was more options open. its really hard to get into one course when there is more than 100 people trying to register for the same course.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: i lived on campus on my freshman year and there are some friendly people, the atmosphere feels great. i personally loved living in sam marcos, its a great town.

5 College Senior

Computers: i personally love that there is a computer lab available in every building, printing on campus is great as well (double sided- which i highly appreciate). i have carried my computer/ipad and I'm able to get within the network within seconds, and internet speed is great. i do not have any complaints about computers access at school.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: I have been to several local dining places within campus, however theres is not much variety and prices ranges from 5 and above. places off campus do offer university discounts but its only a few places.

College Senior

Drug Safety: As far as my assistance in the university, about 3 years, i have never witness or being part of any kind of situation dealing with drugs/ alcohol.

3 College Senior

Athletics: In my opinion, sports don't play a big part of campus life. the university does a good job on promoting sports through emails and posters, however not many students seem to take much interest on the university sports.

4 College Senior

Diversity: when it comes to college diversity at Texas State, there is all kinds of different people but everyone seems to respect one another. whether is different beliefs, religious background, ethnicity, or sexual orientation; students seem to have the freedom to share their opinions with the respect of their fellow companions.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: pros about living on campus would be availability to the bus routes at all times of the day, buses are constantly running every 10 mins or so. parking is always available close to campus along with bus routes.

3 College Freshman

Weather: We have a rainy season where it rains just about everyday. Since it is south in Texas it does get very hot and humid especially when you're going up all of the hills, but we do have the river to cool off in.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: If you want to participate in drugs and alcohol you can find it, but if you don't people will understand and they won't force you to do anything you don't want to do. You can have a great time at this school without drinking or doing drugs, but there are people who do it.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my school so much, there will be bad things about any school. I feel like next year, when I get off campus, will have less downsides because the things I mainly don't like the eating options and dorms, so hopefully that will change next year.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I think that being in greek life here is more important to boys than girls, purely because of the party scene. Generally greeks and non-greeks get along pretty well, whether you are greek or not won't stop people from being friends.

4 College Freshman

Computers: I recommend having your own computer because computer labs and the library will close and get full, while your own computer is always available to you. I also think you should bring a printer, I bought one but it was broken until second semester. It isn't extremely important because the library and computer labs have free printing, but sometimes it takes a while for computers to free up.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Some people are really into varsity sports, but our attendance is very low.

3 College Freshman

Academics: I am a science major, I feel like anywhere that major has a big workload. At this school the generally hard classes for everyone is chemistry and history, I would take history in community college over the summer.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are both chain restaurants and local restaurants. There are a lot of options with food here, also we have many shopping centers with food places.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Kind of pricey, but overall they are spacious and have good quality.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: It would be nice to have a car, aside from parking, but it is not necessary. Everything you need is on the bus route or walking distance.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Some dorms are better than others, mine is one of the further ones from class. There are good things about the dorms such as proximity to class and the environment (making friends etc.), but there are also downsides such as space, privacy, and community bathrooms.

College Junior

Transportation: Since this will be my first semester, I cannot comment on the transportation really. There is a lot of construction going on around campus and that makes driving inconvenient, but I have heard the busses are very reliable so that is what I will be using. Plus I can't afford the parking passes!

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5 College Junior

Scholarships: I applied for financial aid, but I did not qualify due to my parents income. The process went very smoothy, though, and everyone I worked with was very helpful and nice.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I personally feel very safe on Campus.

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3 College Junior

Computers: Computer lab are always busy.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: l dont have any problem.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I commute every day to school.


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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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