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Reviews 3331 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Senior

Academics: I have really enjoyed the offerings in the Graduate Program for English Lit. The course offerings are varied, the professors extremely knowledgeable, and the class sizes small. The only reason I did not give an A+ rating is because summer course offerings are usually the same each year, with only a few extra (different) courses every summer.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are a great deal of high quality apartments in the area, and being that Texas in general is known for cheaper real estate prices, apartment prices are reasonable. The university also runs a bus services that reaches most apartment communities within the area.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I rate the campus's security well. I've always felt safe within the university. There's also an school escort program that can take you anywhere on the campus at night. There are also many programs to encourage alcohol and sexual heatlh. However, in terms of personal safety, I feel many students take great chances with health in regards to alcohol and drugs. I do feel, however, that students are well aware and careful with sexual health.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are a number of positives about Texas State facilities, such as its very expansive student rec center, and many of its academic program are great. My only complaint is that some of the academic building are becoming very outdated, but the school is working on this, including building a brand new performing arts center.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are a good number of interesting people to talk to, but there's also a way too large (in my opinion) population of students who seem much more about the college party scene than anything academic.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There are plenty of college-related activities to do not only in the campus town itself, San Marcos, but also in the nearby city of Austin, where the University of Texas is located. San Antonio, an even larger city, is located about 45 minutes in the other direction, and there's plenty to do there as well.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: We have a lot of diverse places to eat at when not eating on campus, for instance sushi to Mexican food and so much more. I like it.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is fine, Texas has crazy weather sometime but it doesn't interfere with our studies or campus life very much. The worse is when it rains a ton but besides that it's fine.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Texas State could probably do a little better, but I honestly haven't watched very many of the sport events. They are tons of fun though. Also our school has tons of school spirit so we are always supporting our athletes.

5 College Sophomore

Computers: The computer availability and facilities are very good.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: The Campus as well as its population is too big. No matter if you find parking or not, still is far from the class bildings.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I feel very confident that the major I am in is definitely going to help me in my future career. As of now, thankfully getting a job after graduating is promising. I just need to work hard and not get behind. All the teachers really care about making us into knowledgable speech pathologists and I think that is what makes this major at Texas State University great.

4 College Freshman

Academics: In the program I am in everyone is so competitive. The academics are awesome and make us really work for our grades! They have really showed me, early on, that reading is a big part of learning and studying.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I really admire that the program for my Major that I am in was relatively hard to get into. I was so nervous about the whole process and not getting in. Overall it really did prepare me for what was going to be in store within the Major.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: It's awesome. Everyone is literally so friendly and helpful with anything. I love my school and the people there. I also love it's location which is in between two big cities with other colleges. It's makes its easier to travel to these cities because they're so close!

2 College Freshman

Parking: Getting a parking permit is so expensive and even then sometimes you don't find parking! This often leads to being late to class. It's really just way better no take the bus to school. Trust me!

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I have never been around drugs personally. I really just think it comes down to who you are with and where. But if you are with the right people, I'd say you don't have to worry about drug safety. :)

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The transportation is awesome. There is a bus that passes every 10/15 minutes. There is even an app on my phone to tell me when the next one is coming by at my apartment.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: I currently have a student loan and not scholarships. I applied for several my senior year but none came through. I do not like the prospect of being in debt when I graduate. It causes much stress on my daily life. The whole process is a bit confusing.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: This last year was a bit difficult transition for me my father has terminal cancer, so being away from home and not having a friend base or family close by made it a little hard at times. I look forward to fall semester as I played goalie last spring for the woman's lacrosse team and have a built in family. My fathers conditions was also up graded this summer to stable! San Marcos is a fabulous town and a great place to live, the campus is so beautiful will the hills and the river, it is not flat like much of Texas. People are very friendly and welcoming.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity at Texas State. Especially coming from an urban city where there is not much.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: some areas on campus have better computers than others. such as the labs

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: The campus rec is amazing, and the campus is beautiful. Besides the fact that there are tons of stairs, i enjoy walking to class everyday.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I have never seen anyone openly doing drugs on campus, but off campus it is somewhat prevalent.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are lots of different options and price ranges. Very affordable.


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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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