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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2 College Junior

Scholarships: only received an scholarship my freshman year

1 person found this useful Report
College Junior

Greek Life: not interested in greek life

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs and alcohol are serious things to get into especially when living without parents. The best advise is to be responsible and think of your future! I feel peer pressure is a thing of the past but if worst comes to worst you can always say your driving and no one will argue!

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Texas State has great architecture with beautiful interiors as well as exteriors! The rec is one of the best in the nation and is green! All the of the cardio machines help power some of Texas State when students use them. The student center is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth, in need for a nap, or a knack for billiards!

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: THe beauty of college is that you get to wear what ever you want, from a ball gown to your favorite comfy sweats. Which most girls take advantage of when its just a bit too early to look cute. but there's no doubt that they clean up good for the long awaited weekend. guys on the other hand don't have to try as hard to look good. they roll in wearing jeans and any t-shirt and its no effort at all.
Both guys and girls at Texas State and the best of the bunch!

4 College Sophomore

Computers: There are computers all over campus. It is convenient to have your own but not necessary. the computers on campus are top of the line and ive never been in computer lab that was full. printing is so easy unless the system goes down which does happen from time to time. But tech support tries their hardest to bring it back up in a hurry!

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm not yet in a program that has required me to get admitted in to.In order to further my career in education in sure ill have to go to grad school which is always very competitive.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I hope to have in internship one day to help me better understand family counseling from up-close. if not, i'm sure i can make it on my own but an internship never hurts.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: We look forward to the sunny days where the students can get a nice tan on bikini hill and take a dip in the river. We dread the windy days because of the breeze-way underneath Alkek, the library, because the cold wind hits us hard and sharp but thank goodness were never far from an air conditioned building.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics at Texas State University are growing rapidly. The football team has gone D-1 in the past three years from the WAC conference to the Sunbelt. Bobcats love their football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, soccer and even quittch!

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: After the first time you get the hang of it. If your really in a pickle as an upperclassmen with more experience. Or google it!

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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Texas State tram is a godsend! It is free and I absolutely love it! plus San Marcos bus system around town is free for Texas State Students as well.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: I love all the diversity on campus! I meet new people everyday who are different than me who i can learn from and see the world differently. Its a great environment to run around in.

4 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking on campus is a nightmare! its so hard to find a spot especially for commuters because residents buy the cheaper resident passes instead of the resident passes. And there are less spots than permits given out in the year. Parking services are very strict and will give anyone a ticket.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety is very important on campus. Late at night there is a service called Bobbies who pick up girls who are walking around late at night who want a lift to their destination to ensure they get there safely. It is very helpful and super useful if your just tired and wanna catch a quick ride.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: As long as your following the rules, make friends with your RA, and respect the law enforcement you'll be fine!

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: The town on San Marcos has about 36,000 residents and of those 36,000, about 34,000 are Texas State University students. The easiest way to unwind on the weekend is to grab a few handfuls of your close friends and head out for a night on the town! Whether it be the various bars and clubs around the Square or the house parties up in the hill country, its never a dull weekend. Even if your underage, there are dollar movies and hookah bars, plus if your feeling a little adventurous you could always jump in the river.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There are so many places to get food around campus. There are quick pick up style restaurants to buffet style eating all for a reasonable price and on every corner on campus! There is so much variety from pizza, to chicken and all the way back to vegetarian. Even coffee shops for those slower mornings.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: It is strict enough where it doesn't interfere with life.

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3 College Freshman

Computers: The computers are new models an itac is wonderful

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: They don't give out too many good student loans. It is all based on parents income.

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2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: They make you take alcohol courses to know the effects

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2 College Freshman

Parking: Parking Services are strict and permits aren't cheap

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are well renovated and comfortable.

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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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