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Reviews 3331 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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1 College Junior

Parking: Most students won't dare move their vehicles because they know that once they move it will be almost impossible to get another parking. With this Fall's new outrageous parking permit prices, I'm sure there will be less students parking on campus.

5 College Junior

Diversity: There are so many groups and student organizations available for students of any ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, etc. It is a very accepting campus.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: The square is your biggest option for going to bars, but if you are not 21 it is not easy to get into. However, there are tons of free pool/house/apt/sagewood/frat parties to go to that are lots of fun!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There are many places on campus to eat. You can definitely find something to eat no matter what your eating habits are.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are so many possibilities in campus housing. They all are different and unique. Everyone can easily one to fit their lifestyle. It is first come, first serve.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Personally, I haven't had an internship but there are a lot of places that can hook you up with one on campus! I am planning on obtaining one for next summer at a hospital!

5 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather at Texas State is just plain and simple TEXAS WEATHER. We have the occasional cold days, super cold days, cold and rainy, or just plain rain with a lot of humidity, or just hot and humid. That's Texas weather for ya.

5 College Sophomore

Computers: There are computers in every building you go into as well as printing labs. There are so many places to obtain a computer on campus! At the library every floor has a computer lab and printing stations, so its never a problem.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Campus isn't really strict about a lot of things, but not cheating on tests/quizzes. We are supposed to be a tobacco free campus but apparently no one seems to care and there is no enforcement on it.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: If you're living off campus you are no longer bound to having everything accessible like the library and extra help. You now have to cook for yourself and ride the bus to class, that means you have to wake up early to catch the bus.
The pros include having your own place, being able to do as you like (i.e. throwing parties, getting alcohol...etc)

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I love the off-campus housing selection in my town. They have so many apartment options which vary from very affordable to pretty expensive. You can get a really nice place for a very convenient price. There is always parking in most complexes. I've never heard of any security complaints from friends. There are so many good options and most of them come furnished and with a bus that takes you to school!

2 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is viewed pretty poorly by non-greeks. Unfortunately, greeks have seemed to separate themselves from non-greeks so much that they call us "GDI's" which means God Damn Independent. Apparently they view us in a negative light. There are a couple of houses where they live. Greek life seems to have their own community where only if you're Greek then you are welcome.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received a good amount of financial aid most were loans though. I suggest looking into different loans to compare and contrast what the interest rates are.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The off campus selection at Texas state is pretty good prices may vary. Even if you don't have transportation to school the bus will most likely pass near your apartments and pick you up every 10-15 minutes I believe.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: College Inn all the way. Freshmen, don't even try for San Jac or San Marcos. You won't meet anyone in your dorm and you just won't get a spot until maybe spring.

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1 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking at Texas State has to be the worst in the country. People wait for what seems like hours in a lot to get a spot. And parking permits just doubled in price. $500 for the student housing one

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: There are several halls with good choices and some fast food places. You are able to make your own choice as to where to go.

4 College Senior

Facilities: A lot of new constructiuon going on, very nice campus

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Everybody is very in shape, a lot of attractive people. There is a lot of Greek life which many of my friends and I do not like. Everybody is nice for the most part and love to party

5 College Senior

Scholarships: I received enough scholarships to pay for all school expenses for undergrad

4 College Senior

Facilities: Lot of nice friendly people and a beautiful campus

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Plenty of restaurants near campus, mostly all fast food chains. The majority of them are open until midnight.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Many computers and computer labs are available through out campus. Printing is free, up to a certain number of pages. WiFi is available all through campus.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking on campus can be a hassle at times. It is quite difficult to find a parking spot in the morning or even one near your dorm. The parking permits cost has increased for the upcoming fall semester, which makes it a burden for the students to spend more cash than necessary.

College Junior

Greek Life: I am a transfer student and have not yet experienced greek life.


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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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