San Marcos, TX
Tuition (in-state)
$16,858 ($7,732)
Admission Difficulty
More statistics . . .
YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews 2951 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

{{ error }}
4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: San Marcos is a good sized town that is a true "college town". Not too small, but not huge by any means. The landscape is pretty, with lots of little hills, trees, and the river to enjoy. Students spend a lot of time, it seems, involved in water related activities and going for a swim after class on a hot Texas day is popular.

San Marcos' downtown is charming and there are various options for eating out, hanging out, and shopping at eclectic little shops. You might have to leave San Marcos for more exotic food choices though.

The rental rates seem to be comparable to rents in San Antonio (an hour away) and a bit cheaper than Austin for sure (nearest city to the North) so I would say that San Marcos' cost of living is reasonable. It's a pretty little town with larger cities in either direction close by for weekend adventures.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The campus grounds are really beautiful. The construction is a pain but when it is over, it will have been worth it, I think. The proximity of the river, the park dedicated to student and staff use, are wonderful assets. The campus is really large and hilly so the walking can be excessive, but it also makes for a very visually appealing campus with trees and water areas and a great mix of architecture. The older buildings blend well with the newer ones.

College Senior

Scholarships: I have never received a scholarship or any financial aid at Texas State.

4 College Senior

Academics: Most of my professors have been great! I've only had a couple professors that I didn't feel like I could talk to outside of class. They seem to be from one extreme to the other, either extremely great or (on rare occasion) extremely poor.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: The police on campus don't seem to be preventing crimes like assault or even handling such cases properly. As a female, I don't feel very safe walking on campus alone at night. However, I feel that our campus is considerably safer than most others in the country.

4 College Senior

Academics: Many of the professors I've had have been great, however, the fact that the course load is so laid back gives me the feeling that I can't compete with students from other schools such as UT or A&M. It also makes me worried about having a hard time in grad school.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I'm very satisfied with my education so far. I am a Geography major, and my professors thus far a brilliant. They are dedicated and hardworking and demand the same from their students. I look forward to continuing my education in this program and University.

4 College Junior

Academics: I'm in the Respiratory Care program. It is one of the best bachelor programs in the state and even in the nation. The professors are VERY dedicated to helping you succeed. I enjoy clinical rotations at nearby hospitals and will be doing two internships my Senior year. The work load is heavy and the program is difficult, but manageable. Many job opportunities await the graduates!!

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Small town feel since the university is located right next to downtown, yet there's so much to do! Big cities nearby like Austin and San Antonio. New Braunfels is about 20 minutes away (Schlitterbahn!).

4 College Freshman

Academics: Texas State has a pretty big variety of majors of courses. All the professors I've had are really nice and fun. Registration can be a bit hectic at times, but that's with all schools. We have a lot of study groups and a learning center where you can get tutored for free! The library is usually open until 3am.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: A lot of bars and clubs so you have to be 21. There are a lot of parties to go to near campus though. It's always fun to walk around downtown or in the square when everything is lit up.

5 College Senior

Computers: This grade is if somebody have 80 and above points

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: I would say that a lot of the students are fashionable and healthy

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is always in the Quad raising awareness for a cause, fundraising for their chapter, or volunteering around the city.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather in San Marcos is always beautiful. It can get really hot in the summer but there is a river to help you cool down.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are people of many different races and religions at Texas State.

5 College Sophomore

Computers: At Texas State, there are tons of computer labs in every building. They provide the students with some of the nicest computers that work at a fast speed. The internet and Wifi can get a little slow sometimes when there are a lot of people using it at once.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: San Marcos is a small town but has a beautiful river that runs through the campus at Texas State University. Everyone is friendly and love being in San Marcos. There is a huge outlet mall located in the town where many people come to shop.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Every place is nice. But they fill up fast.It's hard to get a place.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: its good but it gets old

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is usually amazing. There are only a couple days out of the year that it is raining or terribly cold.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Dining halls always gets old, even though they offer a wide variety or food from italian to sushi. Other than dining halls we have places on campus like Chick-Fil-A, Blimpee's (like Subway), Starbucks, etc. With dining halls, you have everything from buffet to the actual food stand.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Transportation is pretty easy around campus. We have multiple buses that pick you up from basically everywhere! You can also download the Texas State app and it will tell you when the buses come and how much longer until they pick up at your desired location.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: When choosing housing at Texas State, it is best to first think of location. I live in Tower Hall and it is great because it is in the middle of campus and right by the food court and student center.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The health and safety is of normal average rate, though if you need assistance for a common cold or any medical reason, I would suggest finding a cost first because the cost could go ridiculous for a common examination or so.


{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Rankings View more rankings . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Nate Stanley
Cedar Falls, Iowa
View all previous student authors

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. 

Admitted Students' GPA/Test Scores More on admissions . . .

Applicant Status At Texas State University

How do I stack up?

Compared against the students in the chart, you are in the:

??? Percentile
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!