Location
San Marcos, TX
Undergrads
24,223
Tuition (in-state)
$16,858 ($7,732)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 2949 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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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.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: buses run very often, although they are sometimes inconsistent, you are always able to look up the next available bus on the Texas State Tram app.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: i really like my dorm, but some need updating.

3 College Student

Greek Life: there i s a lot of greek life. Doesn't ruin anything if you're not in it.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: a few good places, with some chains.

3 College Student

Weather: Texas weather, can be really random, but mostly good.

4 College Student

Transportation: a lot of bus's that run often.

4 College Student

Majors: worked at a great company, well paying, hours 9-5.

College Student

Scholarships: didnt apply for financial aid.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: As school spirit, as a whole we don't have very much. Football games are attended because of tailgating. But everyone leaves by halftime. Our teams are good, we just need more student involvement.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in Blanco Hall and I loved it. It was spacious and I had my own bathroom. The housing department was good about choosing my first choice for housing preferences and gave me the option to pick my roommate. If I had the choice I'd be living on campus every year!

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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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