Location
San Marcos, TX
Undergrads
24,223
Tuition (in-state)
$16,858 ($7,732)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are not many cheap options that are away form the train.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The people are very nice and welcoming. I haven't met very many rude people.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The dining halls have a lot of food but nothing to get excited over. The food courts have better food but not enough to fill you up.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Weather: Texas state campus has a lot of hills so when it rains geting to class can be some what difficult.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It has been a hassle to get the money necessary to pay for classes from the financial aid office.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Computers: There are always computers available, you may have to go to another building but i have always been able to find a computer.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Academics: Texas State combines all the things that makes college a place where you can succeed not just in school but in life.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Academics: I'm satisfied with the way things are at texas state university.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Majors: As a business major, McCoy business school program at texas state university is where its at.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I live at the retreat apartments and for what I am paying, I get a whole lot of quality but it could be better. But when I compare prices and quality to other apartments in San Marcos and Austin, I feel lucky to be paying what I am paying.

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: San Marcos' safety and proximity to campus is amazing. The price on the other hand is another story. It isn't outrageous but I believe apartment owners take advantage of the fact that a lot of college students have their parents supporting them, so they raise the prices and have individual leases.

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Campus Housing: The safety on campus is pretty good. Students are always updated with any situations that occur on campus through email. The cost is a little steep and there are some really bad dorms (one doesn't have air conditioning), but it's convenient to live on campus. Jackson Hall is the best dorm to live in on a budget. The rooms are tiny, there are community bathrooms and central A/C but that just gave the residents a reason to go downstairs and socialize with one another.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of dinning places around campus, but I wish there were cheaper options.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Safety Escorts are available after dark, I have no problem leaving campus at 8 and walking to my car. I feel secure.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Academics: As a transfer student from a community college, I noticed a huge increase in quality of academics. The school website is easy to understand and expedites registration.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Athletics: Texas State is a very athletic school. Any and all sports and intramurals are encouraged. The walk around campus is a workout in itself!

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: People promote marijuana use in the bathroom stalls, also free AA meetings are easily accessible for students

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Senior

Transportation: not well organized or suited for the size of the student population.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Great rec center. I am also a nutrition major so everyone is health consciences

1 person found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Not aware of the drug sence.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Going Greek was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I have gained numerous connections through involvement in the Greek community and it has bettered my college experience as possibly even my life after graduation.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot fast food options as well as sit down dining restaurants. San Marcos could use a little more diverse food selection though.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Academics: Great professors who truly care about the students and provide us with great knowledge and real life situations that we may face in the business world.

4 people found this useful Report
2 College Senior

Health & Safety: I have been here for 4 years now and there have been more frequent thefts at on campus at night, usually in parking garages and outside dorms, than in previous years. To me those seem like obvious places to already have heavier security, especially at night but I haven't really seen of heard of much. So as of right now my school's security is pretty disappointing.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Drug Safety: As with any college I would say there is a percentage of the student body that uses recreational drugs such as alcohol weed and Adderall. That's as far as I would say for the majority of students but I'm sure there are some who use more serious drugs but are just less transparent about it.

1 person found this useful Report
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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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