San Marcos, TX
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$16,858 ($7,732)
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Reviews 3299 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It is like any other college. Love my room and my roommates

4 College Freshman

Academics: Great school, and can always give you a challenge if you try, and study

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Pretty good food most restaurants in most towns but also have some great restaurants ive never heard of.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not in the greek life. I think that people in Greek life are the next leaders, but I also believe not everyone fits in greek life, but can do just as much.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: It's pretty strict when it comes to parking because it is so limited. Also on drugs. Drugs are bad. Drinking is semi strict at tailgates. Cheating is also a big deal at Texas state Those are the only things they really monitor.

3 College Junior

Computers: There are many computer labs and laptops available to rent. The internet can be slow at times but overall I haven't had much problems.

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5 College Junior

Greek Life: I am I'm a sorority at Texas state and it has been the best decision I have ever made. I have made many friends through Greek life and it has made my college experience more than I could have asked for. I also live in the sorority house this year and it has definitely been one for the books. I have had the chance to get close to girls I never thought I would have been friends with. Greek life is a great way to get involved and have a good time.

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3 College Junior

Transportation: There are busses that will transport you around campus and to nearby cities. There is a separate bus that will take you to grocery stores and the outlet mall.

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5 College Junior

Majors: The teachers are there to help you in any way they can. They provide many opportunities for jobs and internships and prepare you for the business world.

5 College Junior

Majors: I have not gotten an internship yet but teachers give you many opportunities to obtain one.

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5 College Junior

Weather: The weather is always excellent in San Marcos. Not much rain. Mostly warm and sunny

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I have lived off campus for 2 years now and I have found it to be a great experience. The price per month is pretty expensive. There are not many nice apartments close to campus so you have to take the bus.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Many people drink at Texas state but it's no worse than at any other school. It's college.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: There is a lot to do in town and the local people are very friendly. The location of the school is great.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: I genuinely enjoyed my dorm experience.

5 College Junior

Academics: There is a lot of homework and projects that come with being in the McCoy business school but it is worth it. The teachers are very willing to help you with anything they can including jobs and internships.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The outlets are close, and you can take campus buses to them until 6, the river is good to swim year round, TONS of cultural stuff from all the different native groups.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't really participate in sports, but I know the REC center is amazing and has a lot of amenities available. The rock wall is the BEST but you have to pay for it, it is not included in your tuition.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The workload is actually really good depending on the major you choose, it's enough to know you're getting your education's worth what you paid for. Professors are really cool, and most are super understanding if you need help. Registration can be a pain, figure out what classes you want ahead of time and get up as soon as you can to register.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: Really nice and breezy after you get past September, really okay in winter but it gets pretty damn cold, other then that it's really nice.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It's a lot of effort to get aid from the school, especially if you don't know where to look. I found more options after being on campus for a semester looking around the art building (this was for my major of course).

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5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: They're super serious about drugs and alcohol, but they aren't going to stop you for doing what you want with your health. Just don't do it on campus.

Visitation is only specific for certain dorms, most are 24 hour but I don't really know the details.

Be weary of where you park. They love giving parking violations.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I only notice a few people that do use drugs but since campus itself is dry, most people do them off campus and then come back on when they're done, they're still buzzed, but they're done. Plus the police are really good at catching people who try to do them on campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's everything from a nice steak house to Gil's for Manske rolls. Pretty good food, with your fair share of fast food in walking distance if you don't have a car. Even a little Italian restaurant that while busy, usually has small wait times.

3 College Freshman

Computers: If you need to print something during the day, don't go to Alkek, you'll be waiting in line for ever. Have your own printer to use if you need to print color or small things, otherwise go to the labs during non-peak hours.

For good labs DURING peak hours, I recommend the ASBS Lab as it's really handy and usually not extremely busy, just bring your own stapler.


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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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