San Marcos, TX
Tuition (in-state)
$16,858 ($7,732)
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Reviews 3309 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Freshman

Computers: They're abundant and extremely fast. They're also fairly new computers.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They have a pharmacy at the clinic-which makes things a lot easier, especially if you don't have a car. The clinic itself is very clean and the doctors are friendly and genuinely care.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: We were required to take an online alcohol awareness course, which I think is a great thing to have college freshmen do. You become aware of stats that make you not feel like an outsider if you're the type who doesn't like to get smashed. A shocking number of college kids don't drink.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The river is the main attraction. It's stunning and adds live and good vibes to the campus and the city around it.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: If you live on campus, like I do, you are in the middle of greek life. I don't care to attend those parties.

3 College Freshman

Weather: I hate the rain, so I make sure to bring an umbrella everyday there is a possibility of rain.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: whoever goes greek, usually only hangs out with other people that are in sororitys/fraternitys as well.

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4 College Freshman

Computers: Most computer labs are equipped with newer computers and technology, but not all.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Just like every other public University campus, I would say.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: The buses go to a wide array of places in San Marcos.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: We don't have very good sports teams here.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I hate living on-campus, in a community style dorm. The general atmosphere is great, but I enjoy my own living area and bathroom.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Love the options available here at Texas State!

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Not much peer pressure occurs

4 College Freshman

Majors: There is a lot I can do with a major in biology.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Not many dining choices off campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: They're very strict about substance abuse, especially in dorms. Attendance depends on the teacher. Parking rules seem like every other college but violating them can be really expensive. I've never been affected and don't often hear about anybody else being affected so I think it's not that bad.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial aid is frustrating but it's gotten done eventually. Always look on the university website and remember the deadlines.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's nice to have your own place and there're lots of apartment complexes to choose from. Some are a bit far from campus and others are more expensive. A few include amenities and furniture so they're convenient.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I have not received much information about financial aid.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Varsity sports are only attending for tailgaiting purposes, but intramurals are very popular around campus.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Personal safety is not jeopardized at all in my opinion.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I love my major, it's great for me and the school does everything they can to make sure that I am prepared for each upcoming semester.

4 College Freshman

Majors: It was very easy and straight-forward when I decided to change my major. The school helped immensely with my final decision.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Nightlife is great, if you aren't 21, I wouldn't recommend going to the square but there is always an apartment/greek party for all of the underagers.


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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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