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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3 College Freshman

Athletics: A lot of people support the football team more than any other sport but i have yet to see a football game to actually sell out.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I have not lived on campus but almost all of my friends have.

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5 College Senior

Academics: I have loved every single class at Texas State. The professors are the best around!

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Not the best and not the worst. Wish there was more healthy places to eat.

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5 College Senior

Nightlife: It is pretty huge especially with the square being so close.

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4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: I have not had any problems.

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1 College Senior

Scholarships: I do not hardly get any money even though I do need it!

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Its pretty expensive and takes a long time to get to campus. However, the added freedom and lack of having to pay for permit is worth it.

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3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Do not really hear too much about it

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3 College Senior

Transportation: Shuttle takes forever in the mornings.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Very good, the only problem that I have is when walking to certain places can be scary at night because of the lack of light and people around.

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College Junior

Nightlife: I don't like to party, so I don't go to them, but my roommates always have fun when they go. People throw an occasional party at my apartment complex, and they always seem to be be pretty good. I know there are plenty of apartment complexes that are party places where people go to go to the best parties.

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College Junior

Greek Life: I have literally no idea about Greek life here, except they are out at the beginning of every semester trying to get people to join and that I don't think there are many, if any, actual "houses" where they stay.

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College Junior

Campus Housing: I haven't lived on campus, the most I've ever done is walk by the buildings. Some are nicer than others, but that's all I know.

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2 College Junior

Weather: First of all: I HATE humidity. It's disgusting, and with the river running through town and just the fact that the school is further down south in Texas means it is humid quite a lot. Also, moving two hours south from where I was before was not a good idea because I hate heat, and it runs about 5 degrees hotter here than back home. Basically though, my grips with the weather are just based on the fact that I hate living somewhere where it is hot.

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4 College Junior

Academics: The ESS club is awesome, they do a lot of things in the community that are really fun and don't feel like a hassle to deal with. They even take a few trips, which is cool. The work isn't too hard, it gets a little harder with some of the more biology or anatomy based classes, but over all it isn't too bad. I feel like a lot of people are getting into this major though, so it's kind of scary for job prospects.

3 College Junior

Computers: Some of the computer labs get really crowded at the most random times, but overall I guess the whole computer situation is alright. I would recommend people have a computer, or something that they could take notes on faster than they can write, because there will be professors who either go over material really quickly or talk a lot to the point where you're not sure what you should and should not write down. It's always nice to be able to get notes down quickly on my laptop.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I hated needing to apply for financial aid in the first place, but the people here made it easy, so at least I didn't hate the process.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I would say off campus dining is about average. There are plenty of chain restaurants to feed the people who want something they know and something that isn't necessarily expensive. The Outlet Mall provides a interesting little places to get food that aren't as common as those around town. Downtown holds a lot of local restaurants, as well as the local places throughout San Marcos that everyone loves to go to.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: I've seen all types of people here on campus, everyone mingling, not very segregated and very few clicks. It just seems like people make friends with everyone. There was even a group that came to represent a Native American tribe one day and all different types of people stopped to watch them perform and to shop at their little booths.

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4 College Junior

Majors: So far the ESS program has been pretty great. The classes are interesting and the teachers seem very involved and knowledgable. The attendance policy is kind of sad at a university, I think, because I was excited to be able to skip an occasional class if I felt like it, but points are deducted pretty harshly for no-shows. PFW classes have fun instructors who make the classes entertaining and I haven't met anyone in the program who isn't happy with their choice.

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3 College Junior

Transportation: The bus system to get too and from school isn't bad, but it's the app that drives me crazy! It is so glitchy and many times it isn't accurate for my early morning classes. As far as good things, it is nice to live on the bus route, in general the bus drivers are really nice people, and it saves a lot of money on gas as well as frustration because in general, on campus parking sucks.

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4 College Junior

Academics: I really enjoy the academics at Texas State so far! I truly love all of my teachers so far, and I feel like the curriculum is very straight forward and well-followed. The registration process was not easy, but that is solely based on the fact that it was my first semester at Texas State (I transferred from Austin Community College) and I couldn't register until after my orientation. My orientation didn't occur until December, so class availability was very limited, and I commute which limits my options even more. I am positive that the registration process will never be that difficult in the future.

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College Junior

Greek Life: Once again, I really don't know about greek life. I am way past the age of the average college student, and I don't live on campus.

College Junior

Athletics: I honestly have no information about Texas State's athletic program. All I know is what I see when I'm driving through San Marcos on my way home: students are outside playing sports, and it looks like they have nice accommodations and plenty of focus on practice.

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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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