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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3 College Senior

Academics: many different academics to choose from

3 College Senior

Academics: very intensive workload, nice professors, small classes, study abroad opportunities.

2 College Senior

Parking: too many students and not enough parking spaces

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Not perfect, but there are many places to go grab a bite to eat through the day and night.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: The diversity at Texas State is perfect! There are many different types of people with different backgrounds, races, and religions.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It is pretty easy for a underage student to get alcohol, and pretty common to see people high or drunk out of their mind.

1 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is terrible! The cost for a parking permit is outrageous.

5 College Freshman

Computers: The computers as well as networking are amazing.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Nothing better than being a Bobcat at a Bobcat game

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It is a tough process but well worth it and needed.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: It isn't called San Marvelous for nothing. It rocks!

5 College Freshman

Transportation: The amount of buses and bus routes are awesome

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Its great. There are so many majors to choose from and the process is very easy. there are many tutor programs and out of class help in the library and with student aids. Most of the professors are very nice and knowledgable as well. Learning is fun at Texas State.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: I am a physical Therapy Major. Texas State has one of the best Physical Therapy programs in the state. They are one of the few schools that has a cadaver program which allows students to learn with real peoples preserved bodies which is much more hands on and educational.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Everything about Texas State is Amazing

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are a coupe of reasons I chose Texas State and a couple of reasons I have decided to stay. They have a superb Physical Therapy graduate program that I am determined to get into. Everyone is very fun and exciting and full of life on campus. I love the fitness community and the outdoor community. The River is beautiful and the whole campus is beautiful to me. I wouldn't want to go to school anywhere else.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: As a freshman I enjoyed the dining halls. I was able to eat all i wanted and there were so many different options. However once I started getting into buying my own groceries I soon despised the quality of food at the dining halls. Everything just seems old or processed which is something I do not like. I like fresh healthy food.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: I have never had a problem with computers, network, or printing at Texas State. It seems like there are computer labs everywhere I look on campus. I have a Mac laptop, but I often use the computers on campus because it is convenient if I need to print off something or complete a quick assignment in between classes.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I'd say the drug scene at Texas State is about average for a Major University. Alcohol is definitely a given for almost every school. Marijuana is also a pretty common drug, but other than those two, you would be pretty hard pressed to find anything else. You may get your hands on some "molly" or "ecstasy" but thats about it. Peer pressure isn't too bad if you develop self control.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: San Marcos is the perfect place. It is right in the middle of San Antonio and Austin. San Marcos also has the Square which is a big part of college nightlife. You are close to 6th street in Austin and The boardwalk in San Antonio. Although San Marcos is a small town, we have big shopping with the popular Tanger and Premium Outlet Malls. Let's not forget the RIVER in San Marcos and New Braunfels.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I love Texas State University. In my opinion there is something for everyone there. Greek life is big, so ig you are into brotherhood, socializing, networking, and parties, then thats perfect. There are also lots of artsy people for those unique individuals. Personally I enjoy the fitness community. Texas State has one of the best and biggest recreational facilities where students work out. Many students are into fitness and health at Texas State. There are SO MANY beautiful woman as well! Many people dress in athletic or casual clothes since Texas State is a large spread out campus with many stairs. Walking around campus is a workout in itself.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty big at Texas State. I considered joining my freshman year, but later discovered that it wasn't for me. I have no problem with greek life, it's just that I very into fitness and and working out and I felt that being in a frat would be a bit of a distraction for me. I have nothing against fraternities. I feel that they add school spirit and are part of the college experience.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: I love the weather in Texas. It's usually always sunny and warm and when it gets cold, it's only for a while and then back to normal.

1 College Freshman

Transportation: its extremely hard to get around san marcos unless its decent walking distance.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: i honesly dont know much about the Greeks, or greek life.


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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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