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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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

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Lots of shoping options with a huge outlet mall and chain stores. The river is popular for the whole family and students. Since is a small town, the students are very active in giving back to the community

4 College Senior

Academics: Great academics. I have worked really hard and learn so much.

1 College Senior

Parking: Parking is very scarce and always crowded and awful.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: Dining options were great when living in the dorms.

5 College Senior

Diversity: Texas state has a great range of diversity. One of the best things about the campus.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Good way to meet new people. They are redoing most dorms.

5 College Sophomore

Computers: The computers at Texas State are up to date every day. There is wifi all across the campus as well allowing you to use your own computer too. A big pro about the technology at Texas State is that if your computer ever stop working properly, there is a technology group on campus where you can take your broken computer to get fixed by the experts there for free!

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There are many attractions around the area at Texas State. It's a great place to meet new friends everyday.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The pros of off-campus housing are there is always something interesting thing to do, many of the apartments and houses are also near the campus making transportation not difficult. The main cons of off-campus housing is that the parking is not very good, if your not at school early, you will have a long walk on hills to get to school.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am a student in the college of Education and I adore my program. The classes are not ridiculously hard but they do require you to work hard and put in a lot of hours. You are required to take so many hours you do not even have time to minor, which I believe is the only downfall. All of the professors at this college are very smart, experienced, kind, and always willing to help. My senior year I will work almost full time off campus as a student teacher to gain real classroom experience.This college really connects you to the outside world.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: My education major was pretty easy to get into. You need to make the required grades on the prerequisite classes before entering the college of education. If your grades qualify and you just apply your basically in. My suggestion is if your interested in becoming an education major join the teaching club. It may sound dorky but you will make great connections ad they will help you gain experience with children and help you until you graduate. Also they are incredible nice.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Although it does get very hot in the summer months there is a beautiful, clean, cold river everyone loves to cool off in. It is not very humid which I adore coming from Houston Texas so it doesn't feel as hot as my home town. In the fall and Winter it is great. I hate the cold and the coldest it usually gets is in the 60's. There can be snow but only every few years.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The are many different kinds of people at Texas State simply because we have such a large population. A large majority of the school is white but every year the school is becoming more and more diverse. Also a lot of the students here a very strong Christians which is fine although I personally seen incidences where they have come together and completely bashed in public students who were not heterosexual. The one thing we do have at our school that I think excels more than other universities is or LBGTQ group that is widely supported by our professors and staff. Employees even where pins and post signs in their room that they support the group and are willing to help anyone.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I am Studying to be an Elementary Education Major therefore we must take many hours of on the job training as student teachers. This is the equivalent to an unpaid internship. As a student teacher you work hands on in real public school areas helping the classroom teacher and their students. I work one on one with students struggling to finish their work on time. Help with classroom management, create lesson plans and teach the curriculum with the help of the class room teacher. I can not think of any better preparation to becoming a successful teacher than this.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: there are buses that take you from austin to san marcos as well as around the campus from parking areas to classes. and at night there are officers that will help girls get from the library to home safely

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: the clothing choice there is a normal appropriate choice. the students are hard working and friendly. The guys and girls are not judgmental in any way and welcome you to the school with open arms.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drug scene is discussed with you right from the beginning at orientation and tell you that if they do see it, hear of it, or smell it you will be suspended from school.


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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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