San Marcos, TX
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$16,858 ($7,732)
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Reviews 3309 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Texas state off campus housing seems like most other universities off campus housing, same complexes with the same names. Can't say I am particular of my place rather than another school's off campus housing, but I don't complain.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: I have been to UTSA, and was not impressed by the girls there. Then I went to UT, and there was a lot more attractive girls, however a lot were involved in sororities, which I am not that big a fan of. So here I think it is a good mix of artsy and athletic people with open minds.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus police is pretty prevalent, the station is right on campus and there are always people there. Also, after 6 they have students that are employed by security who you can call on campus and they drive you around on a golf cart which runs all night so you don't have to walk alone. While they do have security points around campus which you can press to call security, they're pretty scattered and I think they could use more. And while it's not really a big concern with me, I think it'd be pretty easy for non-students to get on campus, just because there's a diversity of age groups and you can't really tell.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: While there are many different kinds of people on campus whether it be sexuality or race, the school does promote diversity and acceptance but I do feel like a good majority of the students don't believe that. It's very well known a few of the frats refuse to rush (or even let in to their parties) African-Americans, and they make up a lot of students on campus. However, there are other student organizations for minorities or different interests, such as a few fraternities and sororities that are specific for Hispanics or African Americans and even Muslims. If you talk to people that aren't in fraternities or sororities, they are pretty accepting of everyone.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The shuttle buses are very convenient and cheap especially for how far they go. Also the trams that go around to the apartments are easy to get to your destinations as well.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: On campus dining at Texas State is only good for the first week, after that it gets old super fast! You'll also learn why "Jones" is the very last option to consider.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe getting out of a late class and walking alone .

4 College Junior

Transportation: I don't ride the buses but I hear they're convenient.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: this town is amazing! all the local businesses are very school/student oriented and its a very charming and friendly place to live. the residents make you feel at home and are very supportive of the school and it's events.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: all the off-campus housing here is nice, and pretty affordable. most are on a bus route, so getting to school is easy and you can live with your friends. most complexes also have amazing amenities like a hot tub or free tanning bed use.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: there are many different food and meal options on campus! i love the amount of dining halls and the variety of menus! i especially love the all you can eat dining hall, which has omelet, pasta, pancake, salad, sandwich, and stir-fry stations

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: the campus seems very safe and is always well-lit, as well as having emergency phones and an after-hours escort service around campus

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Gaillardia, by far the best dorm! Super nice and friendly

2 College Freshman

Parking: Not enough parking spots, better to not bring a car

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Lots of parties, everyone is so friendly and it is easy to find something to do

3 College Freshman

Computers: The computers at Alkek Library are overall good. It does get crowded during peak hours (10am-3pm), so you may have to wait a little for a computer. However, the printing sometimes has difficulties which can be extremely annoying.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: The diversity at Texas State is one of the many reasons I was drawn to this school! There is a ton of diversity in race, religion,etc. I come in contact with all sorts of people. It never gets boring.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The places are decent. There's not many healthy options which is a con. And the fact that it just gets tiring after only a few short months. We have 5 dining halls/food courts on campus. 2 are buffet-style, and the other 3 are food court/cafeteria style. Each dining hall has at least one or two good food items that most people like. My personal favorite is The Den. We have Chick-Fil-A, Starbucks, Panda Express, Pizza Hut, Blimpie, and Einsteins on campus as well.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The process is very easy to apply to Texas State. Everything is on Apply Texas

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drug usage is not very big here at Texas State, and the students who do use drugs do not pressure others to do the same.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: we have both awesome girls and guys. you will find more Hispanics than any other minority but everyone gets along! girls are the most beautiful and guys are the funnest. our people really are a family.

4 College Freshman

Majors: the process of getting into my Nutrition major was easy you just had to have a strong interest in helping people with Nutrition! i love our Family and Consumer Sciences program, great staff.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: While living on campus i find that you meet new people everyday. Everyone is so nice you never have to walk by anyone without getting a hi, good morning or so on.

3 College Student

Nightlife: The square is where most of the students who are 21 and older go. It is manily a bunch of clubs and a few restaurants. The square is what most students look forward to when they become 21.

2 College Student

Majors: It is somewhat difficult. You have to make sure you keep up with your grades because you do have to be excepted in a certain program.


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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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