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 Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a number of locally owned restraunts that are wonderful. The best breakfast tacos and Mexican food for sure.

4 College Freshman

Computers: The allkek library is usually always overcrowded, but the derrek building always has open spots available!!

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I had many problems with financial aid. I had to request an independent form which took nearly 2 weeks to come in. Besides the wait everything else went good.

College Freshman

Majors: I have not experienced an internship.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I do not believe I had to meet any criteria for going into my major.

4 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is good! If only it would get colder...

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in sterry, which is one of the oldest dorms at Texas State. Besides the stinkiness and oldness I really do not mind because I am happy just to have somewhere to stay while I pursue my career in criminal justice.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are always police men/women literally EVERYWHERE. Which I love and personally think is necessary.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I have had no experiences with strictness. My dorm at least tends to let everyone do whatever they would like including making noise and messing around in the lobbies.

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2 College Freshman

Parking: The parking is so ridiculous. They oversold the permits and I have to park by the stadium, which is 2 miles away from the main campus and dmy dorm. Everyone waits until someone walks out to the parking lot and the proceeds to stalk them to their car! Just outrageous

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Basically everyone drinks, and advertises on facebook that there will be big parties with alcohol. Peer pressure is not too bad when you are actually in a sports group, you have a reason to decline, such as we have to play the next morning!

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Facilities: The facilities are the best I have ever seen! We even have the highest rock wall in texas, how cool is that?

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Facilities: There are tons of events, but things such as sports club seem to be cliquey.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletic facilities are so wonderful! Everything is kept in good condition and the rec is by far the best in the state.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall it is a good school. I like the ambiance and all but its just some things here can really get on my nerves. Such as the food or the bundle of racist people that walk the campus. But fact of the matter is, it is kind of a good thing that all of that is here. That's life. Everyone's not always going to be nice to you and your choices aren't always going to be there.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: It absolutely sucks. I came here in hopes of being exposed to a healthier lifestyle but turns out the food is 10 times worse than back home. The only thing that is not smothered in butter and seasoning is the salad bar. My diet can't only consist of lettuce and cucumber. I need lean protein but the only thing they offer is pizza and burgers.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: I live in a fairly expensive residence hall so the majority of the girls who live on my floor are republicans who are bery and i mean very conservative. I had to learn this the hard way during the government shutdown. My roommate, who too is a demanding conservative, and her friends were in our room watch the debate between republicans and democrats. I was tucked in bed awake but the girls the room thought i was asleep. They went on and on how Obama was only elected because the "stupid" minorities voted for him.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Athletics: All you see is football football football.Attending Texas State University 2013 has exposed me to a lot of school spirit given that our varsity football team has entered the Sun Belt Conference. There is a lot of student involvement in the intramural sports in my residence hall. I keep getting asked to participate with the soccer team but I'm more of an indoorsy couch potato kind of girl.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Haven't been to the health center, but have heard they take long for appointments.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Computers: Printing labs are EVERYWHERE Computers also, there is never no availability.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: There is a little bit of everything off-campus.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Student

Health & Safety: They want to keep the students safe on and off campus.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Facilities: If you are involved in the campus life, you will have a great time. If you sit inside and avoid everything except your classes, you're missing out.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Parties are usually only on the weekends unless school just started. Underage nightlife is okay, there are a few places that are 18+. If you don't have transportation, the square is in walking distance.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have friends who live off campus and love it mainly because of the freedom from the rules for the campus living.


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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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