Location
San Marcos, TX
Undergrads
24,223
Tuition (in-state)
$16,858 ($7,732)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 3295 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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College Junior

Nightlife: I have no idea. I live in north Austin, so when I get out of my long day of classes, I usually am ready to head home. Additionally, I am 26-years-old, so I'm not really interested in college for the night life.

4 College Junior

Transportation: It has been extremely convenient; I never have to wait too long for a shuttle. The only complaint I have is in the communication of how and when the shuttle system operates. I looked at the information online, but was not entirely clear on what shuttle to take and what its route is until I spoke with someone in the transportation services office.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Scholarships: The federal financial aid process is not incredibly difficult, but definitely long and detailed. At the same time, the scholarship process, I have found, is extremely difficult. It is difficult not only because of the slim chances of winning one, but because the plethora of ways to locate scholarships can be confusing and difficult in deciphering legitimacy.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There is a wide variety of options for dining, and they range in every aspect from type of cuisine to convenience and cost.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Weather: I am a commuter student, so in good weather and traffic, it takes me at least 35-45 minutes to get to school. When there is bad rain, getting to school can be dangerous, but when it is sleeting and snowing I cannot even get to class without risking the safety of myself and my car.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: nothing out of the ordinary

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: nothing out of the ordinary

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: feel very safe on campus

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: good shopping///plenty of activities ///good attitude of locals towards students

4 College Sophomore

Majors: second year too soon for internship

plan to have one ////no concern in finding one

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Security on campus is okay. They are there when they need to be and always checking up.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Majors: They should allow an easier way for students to graduate on time

4 College Junior

Computers: The computers are always available which is great

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Weather: The weather is relatively nice all the time. The winters are unpleasant.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Scholarships: I wish there were more people working in the department.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: It is a nice campus to live on. We have a good system.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Best dorms: Gallardia and it's twin. San Jacinto, College Inn, Tower, Blanco, Bexar, Jackson

Worst: Lantana, Arnold, Smith, Elliot, Lantana, Sterry

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Weather: Mostly sunny, beautiful days, but it can be pretty hot and unbearable sometimes. That's why students usually wear Nike's and a t shirt to class and make fun of people who look actually look nice. It's too hot to get put together, you're just gonna sweat in your nice clothes, hiking across our hilly campus.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Nightlife: Got a fake? Go to 6th on a party bus that leaves from different apartments

Aren't 21 and don't have a fake? Go to frat parties, apartment parties, ect.

You're 21? The world is your oyster

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are so many apartments to choose from and so many affordable options. There are also a few very nice options if you're richer than the average college student who's ballin' on a budget.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I've never had any issues regarding getting in trouble. Our honor code is relatively strong, I think most people on campus just do the right thing.

3 College Junior

Transportation: If you're living on campus, everything you need is in walking distance. If you're off campus, you pretty much need a car to get around.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The atmosphere here is simply awesome. The river that runs through our campus is THE BEST for a hot weekend near the end of spring semester. It's near impossible to have a bad day when you're soaking up the sun in cool water. The square has PLENTY of college friendly, affordable bars to go to, restaurants, movie theaters, shops, etc. There are countless things to do in San Marcos.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Athletics: I wish we had more support for our athletes and sports teams. We're actually pretty good but attending athletic events is seldom. I can count on both hands how many times I've been to a Texas State game of any kind.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Diversity: I love going to Texas State, it's such a big place. You have frat boys and sorority girls to students working full time to put themselves through to school. Clubs and groups of friends for not only for your future career but your interests, abilities, religious beliefs and personality. Everyone's relatively friendly and accepting of others despite their differences.

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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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