Location
San Marcos, TX
Undergrads
24,223
Tuition (in-state)
$16,858 ($7,732)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 3295 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Public transportation around Texas State is very good in getting you to either your exact location or nearby landmarks at routinely times located on the tram bus schedules or through the online app use.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: There is a lot of construction going on around the school so traffic and be a snorer as well as being a little late to class if the bus isn't at your stop on time if you are a commuter.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: when it rains, it quickly gets flooded and classes are pretty far to walk in the rain. they never cancel classes. when the weather is nice everyone is outside and hang outs at the river.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking on campus is sucky. it's always full and expensive. they just made a new garage but can't park. it is only for the new theater they built.

2 College Senior

Scholarships: I have had trouble with the financial aid office every year. I will "complete" (so they say) my application, and then a month or two later they will tell me that I am missing a form. It ends up being a lengthy back-and-forth process that has actually lost scholarship money for me before because apparently completing my applications is a rolling process.

3 College Junior

Transportation: I think that if you live in San Marcos the transportation is probably great, but many students, such as myself, live thirty minutes away in Austin. To my knowledge the school has decided to discontinue their transit services that once included the Austin-Metro area, for this reason I give it a C+.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Like most universities I'd say that Texas State has a a fine athletics program, however I a not involved in any type of athletic team, so perspective is merely an outsider's.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The Communication Design program is still changing. I think I'm lucky that I'm in it now from what it used to be but they are trying out a lot of things and different teachers and I feel like I'm not getting the best education as possible in some classes just because they want to experiment. Most of the teachers are good. Some are great professionally but have no idea how to teach.

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: It really just depends on the people you hang out with.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Like any college the classes and professors are average. Some times you can land yourself in an awful class with an awful teacher but there are amazing classes with great teachers out there. I recommend using RateMyProfessor.com and word of mouth to choose your classes and teachers.

1 Recent Alumnus

Parking: There are more parking permits sold than there are parking spaces. Depending on the time of your classes and where they are on campus dictates where you will park. Arrive an hour early to grab a spot or cruise around for one. It's weird following people as they walk back to their car but it is survival of the quickest. Otherwise parking is pretty terrible.

3 College Senior

Computers: If I need one I have no problem getting one but they could update them a little more. It is convenient to be able to check one out on campus.

4 College Senior

Majors: Double Majoring – I'm not particulary talented but I love music. I've been trying to get into the music school so that I can get into my second degree Sound Recording along with my International Relations degree. I enjoy my international Relations degree very much and so far I love my Japanese proffessor even though I'm having difficulty balancing paying for school, working, medical bills, and studying. The workload for this is most of the time unbearable. It would be nice if I could afford not to work so much. One of the hardest things about this degree is finding someone who will take an intern with no experience so that I can get a start on building my resume.

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4 College Senior

Transportation: They're Ok – Well they are very affective. I can got from the mall to the store, home and campus, plus it's all free because it was deducted from my tuition. My only complain is that there is no affordable service provided by the school for when to bus is not in service. Taxi's here are really expensive and there is no regular bus system avaiable here.

3 College Senior

Nightlife: All i hear most nights is yelling and out of control parties! I know thst a lot of them drink and drive so I feel unsafe with idiots like thst on the road. All there is to do hear is get wasted they have so many bars it's insane. If you wanna do something besides drink then you go to austin

4 College Senior

Weather: sometimes because it's up hill the rain can be a pain other than that its a beautiful campus and relatively calm.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: plenty of variety there are even off campus dinning really close to campus

5 College Senior

Drug Safety: Not Bad – Of course there are drugs being done but you don't see people doing it in public. But if you see a dude that's got a glazed look in his eyes you know what's going on.

5 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Strict Lol – you have got to be kidding me. I have yet to see an officer on campus

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3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: What a Place – It's busy and full of things to do. We are the in between spot of Austin and San Antonio. Life is never dull. Great shopping center and plenty of places to eat. If you have the money joining an organization of club is very easily accessable.

4 College Senior

Academics: Professors are great and seem to enjoy there job.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: I always feel safe. Walk around campus at night all the time.

4 College Senior

Nightlife: The town has a great bar scene for students who are 21 or older. Lots of house parties.

College Senior

Campus Strictness: I am a graduate student, so campus strictness doesnt impact me.

College Senior

Campus Housing: I have never lived on campus, so I cant give an accurate description

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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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