San Marcos, TX
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$16,858 ($7,732)
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Reviews 2951 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Junior

Academics: I'm in the Liberal Arts College and love the classes and professors I have had so far. There are many diverse academics and programs to get into here at Texas State, and lots of areas to either get a group study together, or even have a quiet place to yourself to study. Plus, the campus is beautiful and they are always improving it. Some might be thrown off about walking up and down the hills here, but I find it is nice to have that excercise between classes.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: The on-campus dining options are varied, but sometimes there is too much fast-food type of options for my liking. However, if you have the time between classes, there are a lot of places you can either walk or take a short drive to around campus.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are a lot of diverse frats and sororities and they all are dedicated to their names and each other.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Hard to find parking and all the close places require expensive permits.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors here are very smart and educated people who want us to strive and succeed.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The academic are decent, but I feel like I'm being held back sometimes.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid process is effective. By the time I started school, my financial aid was available. However, everything depends on how fast the student submits the requirements to get financial aid, so people, submit efficient proof to the scholarship people so they can give you all money faster.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Most of the students at Texas States are careful when they go out to parties and drink. Usually they have acquaintances that will transport them back to their apartments or campus after drinking. Bars are fun, as I hear, but mostly are for 21 and older. Only a few are for minors. Yet, there are regular parties for minors.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: At Texas State University you will see very friendly guys and girls. They all usually smile and the majority dress very casual. However, a few people actually dress up.There is mostly people from the Valley, Houston, El Paso, San Antonio, and Austin. There is a lot of Hispanics as well.

1 College Freshman

Parking: The parking situation at our school is a problem. Trying to find a parking spot is a hassle. Buying a permit does not secure you a parking spot. Parking services sell more permits than there are parking spaces. There is no need for a car on campus because everything is walking distance

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life at Texas State is an important organization. Being apart of this organization gives you many opportunities that can separate you from the rest of the student in our campus. Greek life gets you so many connections with important groups and individuals.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: It has good options but I still would rather eat some where else.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: we all work hard, dress to our own tastes, work together and stay friendly. We are all diverse and respectful.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather in Texas in general is misleading and fickle, but San Marocs/Austin area gets so nice when the sun is out, which is almost always. (especially in December)

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Although San Marcos has many place to choose from to eat, they are basic and everywhere. We could use a better variety, but there are no complaints here!

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: I would say that Texas State has a good variety when it comes to diversity. Since it's so close to Austin, a very diverse city, I think I lot of people come from there/commute to go to Texas State.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I am so happy that I chose the physical therapy program at Texas State because I have made so many new friends and so far it has been one of the best school experiences I've had.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: For the physical therapy program, we work for half of a semester in the onsite clinic which is our first interaction with patients. Our last year we do clinical rotations where the professors pair us up with locations that match our likes and personalities.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I really like the physical therapy program. The way the program is structured is set up so that the students and professors interact on a daily basis and are easily reached.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I like the content taught in the Physical Therapy program but some of the classes can be pointless at times. For the most part it is a great program.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The campus is great and most of the professors i have had are amazing.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Texas State University is a very diverse campus and everyone is very welcoming.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Many diverse races, religions, and sexual orientations. Everyone is very accepting of other people's beliefs, and most people on campus like to learn about peoples different cultures and belief systems. We also have many many clubs and organizations furthering the acceptance of all sexual orientations. One of the main ones is known as ally.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: San Marcos is a small town but it is really close to the outlets and other really cute shops and stores. Also the river is alot of fun and very beautiful.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Everyone here is nice and attractive, anyone is willing to help.


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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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