San Marcos, TX
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$16,858 ($7,732)
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Reviews 2951 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Junior

Athletics: Everyone is always excited about supporting our athletes. It's really fun to get involved and participate in the school pride.

5 College Junior

Academics: The school is very good at getting most of their teachers to supply what we need to be successful. Most teachers really want to help us be successful and are not hesitant in doing so. It is great to know that they care about our success as students and as potential working people.

5 College Junior

Academics: You are open to learn a lot of things to be successful in your field. The professors are very knowledgeable about what they are teaching and are broad in their understanding of how to apply what we are taught in a broader perspective as far as being successful in the working world.

5 College Junior

Computers: There are computer labs in almost every building of campus. The computers work very well and I never feel the need to carry my own laptop around because I know I will be able to have easy access to a computer wherever I am on campus.

4 College Junior

Transportation: There are buses that take you everywhere! It is very convenient. I think they recently changed the routes because there are some places the buses no longer take you, but the bus system around campus is a very nice service TSU has.

2 College Junior

Campus Dining: You get very tired of eating at the dining halls. There are even certain places on campus that I avoid because the food either is not good or I'm tired of eating the food. I also wish they had healthier food choices. No one likes Cartwells at our campus. I prefer to eat off campus.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus Police are very helpful and nice.
They are visible and ready to respond for the students saftey

5 College Junior

Campus Dining: There are many places that offer student discounts and specials.
Most accept bobcat bucks too!

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Campus police is always around to assist. Crimes in the area consist of mostly delinquent break ins that shouldn't worry you. Nothing major. Just run the appropriate measure of always securing your belongings and you'll be fine.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Local restaurants near campus offer student discounts or use "bobcat bucks" (cafeteria money that you paid with tuition). Nonetheless, there are an abundance of trailor shacks that sell great food (similar to Austin's trailor restaurants). Taproom is a must!

5 College Senior

Computers: There are countless computers in all the buildings for student use. Free printing (wireless printing as well) in the library. If you prefer to use your own laptop or tablet there is wifi all across campus. Having your own device to work out of beats searching for an open computer. I personally don't bring my own to school because there are plenty available to use and I wouldn't want to run the risk of losing or having it stolen.

5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Texas State is located in along the San Marcos River, which you can take a dip in whenever your in need of some sun or a study break. San Marcos has a vibrant night life known as "The Square" downtown district area with nightclubs and bars. If your not into that, there is San Antonio 30 minutes south and Austin 30 minutes north. You will never have a dull moment for sure!

3 College Sophomore


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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I think San Marcos has a great variety of off-campus dining options. Most of them are of affordable prices being that San Marcos is a college town. Student discounts are available for several of the restaurants and there are some delicious local restaurants.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: The process of getting into the Communication Disorder program is quite difficult. Your GPA has to be a minimum of a 3.6, and if you want an assured acceptance then a 4.0 is the way to go. What really matters is getting an A in five of the pre-requisite classes. According to the committee that reviews the applications, a students performance in those five classes can help determine whether you are qualified to study Comm. Disorders and be able to go through the rest of the program. My advice to all students applying to the program is to try their best since day one and not let any obstacles set them back.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: I believe there is a very diverse student body, but I have noticed that there is not enough interaction between the different groups. People tend to stick to their same "type of people", that being of economic status, sexual orientation, or racial background.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Currently I am part of the Pre-Communication Program here at Texas State, which means I have to apply to the Communication Program during May of my sophomore year in college. We have five pre-requisite classes which we are highly encouraged to get an A in order to show we are eligible for the future classes in the Communication Disorders program. A maximum of 58 students are accepted per year to the program, therefore the competition is difficult but it only makes me want it more and try harder.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I definitely plan on looking for an internship before grad school in order to get a closer look at what my future career will be like. I think it will look great on my resumé and give me a fantastic learning experience. Anything that helps me learn more about my career will only make me more knowledgeable, experienced, and a better student/future professional.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I am extremely pleased with the Pre-Communication Disorders program here at Texas State. Although I know it is a challenging program to get accepted to, I like that it helps bring out the best in me and makes me want to try my hardest in school. Due to the high competition there is in order to get accepted to the program it makes me strive harder to reach my goals. I wish to accomplish a bachelors degree and further on extend my studies to acquire a masters degree as well. I honestly do not have concerns about finding jobs in my field because I know there is dire need for Speech Pathologists/Therapists today, especially bilingual ones which I happen to be as well. Over all I am looking forward to what the future has in hand for me and I am willing to face all challenges and obstacles that come my way with a positive outlook.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: We have a lot of different organizations that support a copious amounts of topics regarding diversity.

For example we have a gay/straight alliance.
We have a Hispanic Club
We have African American clubs...etc.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The football team isn't very good compared to surrounding school, but they're fun to attend to, especially tailgating!

Other sports are pretty cool..but definitely not the kind where everyone MUST be there.

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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I sent all my paperwork and for some reason I didn't get awarded until the first day of school, after all my classes had been dropped. It was horrible. The wait was the worst....about a million people were there.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Different options in dining halls with different menus. After a while of eating the same is tiring.

4 College Freshman

Academics: International Studies with Bussines Focus. It's a little early for this but I think it will be excelent

4 College Freshman

Diversity: there are students of all races. I think everybody is very accepting


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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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