San Marcos, TX
Tuition (in-state)
$16,858 ($7,732)
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Reviews 2949 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Living in between Austin and San Antonio there is a great variety of places to go eat.

4 College Junior

Academics: The graduate programs are great with fantastic professors. It is a very great school to go to

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5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The river is the best place to go tanning and hanging out with friends. It is a very popular place for students and the general public to go and have fun.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Everyone is very diverse and it is great to see such a diverse campus

4 College Junior

Athletics: As a graduate student I do not take part in many on campus activities but I see many undergraduates taking part in intramurals.

4 College Junior

Majors: The process was great and there were no problems. The advisors are very helpful during the application process.

3 College Junior

Weather: It's a great school but the transportation could be better managed.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The food around the campus is great! Not the most convenient thought for freshman who have no choice but to purchase a $1,000 meal plan. Off campus food is too expensive to be worth it.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: If students do participate in drugs they more than likely do not care to share so they will go away from the crowd and remain unnoticed.

College Freshman

Athletics: I have never attended a Texas State athletic even due to inconvenient timing or just because I am not interested.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Our campus is great with letting people off with a one-time warning.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Not too sure since I have only lived on campus. I have heard from some that their landlords and apartments are great! Others complain that they don't get along with their landlords and received unfair charges for damages they didn't cause.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Apply early for Finical Aid otherwise you will receive little to nothing.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Last semester, I would receive updates at least every week on some sort of robbery or sexual assault that happened on or near the campus. This made me not want to leave my dorm anytime after dark.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: I have yet to notice much diversity on my campus. I wish my school had more of every type of race instead of, what seems like, all whites.

2 College Freshman

Weather: If it's a hot summer day then having to walk up hills just to get where you need to be is a pain. Adds excess heat.

3 College Freshman

Academics: We have a Child Development Center that allows hands on experience with children.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: No one really cares where you're from or what color you are. Here, everyone is a Bobcat and that's all that matters. Even the sororities that are Latinas based have members who are of a different race.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Living off campus is great if you are a party animal. Starting on Thursday each week someone will host a huge party that ends up being busted so if you have Friday classes get ready to be sleep deprived. Also, no one picks up there dog crap so watch were you step.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are a lot of crimes such as robbery and assault that take place on campus. Almost every day I get an email warning me about the latest crime. Three days ago I received an email because someone on campus had a bomb.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are many places to eat in town ranging from local to chain. The cost depends on the place and is about average overall. I don't hear a lot about healthy and vegan options, though.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The biggest problem for me is parking and safety. Parking is always a mess because there are too many students wanting to get to class or football games and businesses either restrict it or decide their lot will make them a quick buck. As for safety, there have been numerous reports of theft and assault in the past year and I'm starting to feel very uncomfortable even walking from my car to my apartment which takes only 3 minutes. Other than that, I love how there are many food options and parks.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: My campus dining experience consists of only one visit but based on the experience I gathered that the overall quality of the food and dining was very accessible, clean, organized, and diverse.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: The campus represents a lot of faith-based groups as well as centers for students that hold different beliefs. Also seen on campus is the diversity of students that travel from around the United States or even over seas. In regards to sexual orientation, the campus doesn't seem neither against nor for the idea of being a gay student. But the campus holds a very open perspective towards a lot of situations.

4 College Freshman

Weather: The weather in San Marcos is suitable for the campus experience being that the campus involves an active student to arrive at their classes on time. The residents of the town appear content with the climate and take part in swimming activities even in the currently cool times.

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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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