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

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4 College Student

Computers: The use and availability of computers from the school is amazing. It can be a pain while having to wait for other students, but it is very beneficial. The entire process and system is easy and helpful, especially when your personal computer or printer is down. Though campus computers and printers are extremely beneficial to every student, they have restrictions and sharing can be a huge setback during finals and registering for new classes, therefore, owning a fully operable laptop/computer is essential in being proactive and self-sufficient.

3 College Student

Academics: Every student has to complete a core workload and then their program requirements on top of that. Biology is not the easiest program, but is very well attainable with hard-work and determination. The more you get into the program that you are studying, the work becomes a little more and harder. There are many clubs/organizations that are created for specific groups that aid students, push them, and gives them a little more insight on their major and the opportunities it withholds. Knowing what you like and want to do are essential in choosing a major because it's about determination and dedication. No program will be a walk in the park.

4 College Student

Drug Safety: Honestly, drugs and alcohol are everywhere and very hard to completely restrain from everyone. It is not a huge problem, that I know of, on campus. I understand that when there are outings and parties, alcohol and smoking are the prime factor next to music. It is impossible to crack down on every student and party that partakes in those acts. Also, I have encountered pressure, but not too extreme and very much able to refuse and get away from. Overall, it is a "norm" amongst the college population, but not forced.

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3 College Student

Majors: My major was originally Biology, however it will be changed in the near future. In some cases it could be very confusing following the program, but it's best to research your material on your own and choose what's best for you. If I could go back to the beginning and do it over, I would. Preferably my way. I plan to be a physician or a head nurse, being that these jobs are secure and rarely go through unemployment periods. There is a high demand for medical professionals and I doubt that that will ever decrease.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: Living on campus strictly optional amongst the upperclassmen or students eligible to move off-campus. There is a hand full of dorms that are exceptional, and of course there is a hand full of dorms that most people try to avoid. The better the dorm, the higher the cost; you get what you pay for. The process is overall easy and smooth if you are satisfied with the conditions and roommate matching. However, if there are any minor complaints, it's very rare that they will be satisfied soon or at all.

3 College Student

Weather: The weather in San Marcos is a prime example of the "bipolar" weather of Texas. One day it's extremely hot or mildly warm, and the next it's freezing cold and windy. The weather adds to the atmosphere of the city and is easy and interesting to adapt to.

4 College Student

Diversity: There are many different students on campus ranging from the middle east back to the western hemisphere. Everywhere you turn there is a student of a different race and sex, all intermingling and enjoying one another's company. Also, in the classroom, the professors and assistants are diverse and cooperative amongst each other.

3 College Student

Health & Safety: All students usually receive emergency emails about any unusual events, whether it be theft/robbery, harassment, or deadly altercations. Although mass emails are sent out, the event still happened and in no way was prevented.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: a little bit of everyone here.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Its ok, but nothing as big as what is at UT, Tech or A&M

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: great single dwelling apartment communities with awesome amenities.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The San Marcos River is great for tubing. One of the best outlet malls in the state of Texas is in San Marcos

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: can always get campus police to take you across campus if you don't want to walk alone

4 College Freshman

Academics: ttop notch education. Lots of free tutoring, labs etc for students

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I have only been here a semester and didn't rush at the beginning, but am considering doing it this year.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of student discounts. Great Mexican food in San Marcos!

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Printing on campus is awesome because you have a limit in every single computer lab but its a big limit and there are so many labs thats its basically impossible to run out of your limit.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The nightlife is always alive, its up to you if you want to join in or not.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I LOVE how when you live outside of campus, you have more freedom to do what you want and honestly the choices of apartments are very good. So its basically up to you how good you want it.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm a non-Greek student, so I really wouldn't know.

3 College Junior

Computers: There's plenty of labs available around campus, it's just a matter of getting there early enough to not have to wait.

5 College Junior

Athletics: So much fun and the coaches want only what's best for each individual student.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I have not really looked into off-campus housing, but based on what I've heard, it's okay.

4 College Junior

Academics: Very tiring and so much information, but well worth it!

4 College Junior

Transportation: With so many campus buses, it's easy to get around town and get your shopping done.


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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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