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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College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not in greek life so i do not have a personal opinion however it is pretty popular

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Aspen Heights – This housing location is close to the school, they have buses to take you to school as well. The houses are big and neat and the ammenities are awesome! The price can be a little steep but totally worth it!

3 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Texas State has huge Rec Center that allows all students to work out on their own time for free. The only thing you need to get inside is a student identification card.

3 Recent Alumnus

Computers: The computers at Texas State are very high tech and expensive. If a student choose to bring your own laptop there is a chance that the student will not always receive WiFi, but the given computers are available to all of the students and work perfectly fine.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Texas State offers many dining options including two buffet options, and 3 different places which offer a variety of food choices. The meal plans are reasonable, for each swipe the student gets an entree, side and a drink. Each dining hall has a good variety of different food options, including Mexican, Italian, sandwich, and hamburger choices as well as healthy options such as wraps.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: On the Rise – With the entrance into the WAC, Texas State football will grow into a bigger deal than it already is, and the tailgates will grow in size as well

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There's a wholeeee club dedicated to diversity at Texas State. Diversity is very accepted.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: TONS to Choose from – There's so many resturaunts around San Marcos, love the variety. If not in San Marcos there's two major cities 30 minutes away each direction.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The campus bus is very convenient. I personally don't ride it all the time, but when I do it's always on time. There's even an app on the iphone that tells you where the buses are and when the next one near you will be arriving. It's awesome!

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: You really can do what want. You do get in trouble if it gets out of hand. Ultimately, if you aren't absolutely causing chaos and raging ruckus then anything is fine in the dorms and around campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Gets Old – The places on campus are delicious, some more than others. The only problem is they have the same things every day, and as bis as my campus is I eat at one. So, that one gets really old really fast but it's the closest to my dorm. Also, the hours of the dining halls is not very cooperative with every day life.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: The Bus...Well Tram or Shuttle – there's always one near, runs constantly with decent times, clean, drivers are friendly too...very convent specially b/c the parking options suck and are limited

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: All of the Above – pretty good verity you have fast food and sit down places and delivery places too some are expensive and not worth it while others are worth the cost but you also have decent and really cheap places as well everything is pretty good there to it though and its not to far from campus either. ihop does a student discount as well

4 College Sophomore

Computers: All of the Above – lots of labs some have free printing some you have to supply your paper but he printers are fast and they always wk and you can always get to them, the network is pretty reliable it has decent speed some times its real fast sometimes just avg, wireless access is pretty good...whole campus has wifi actually...u don't need a printer if you don't mind going to the nearest one however its convent same for the personal computer

2 College Junior

Parking: Parking areas are limited currents at Texas State. The school is currently constructing new dorms and a new parking garage but that is the least of the students problems. We'er already broke and they charge us for access to the texas state transportation but additional charges are made if we choose to have a parking pass. Even then we're not guarunteed a parking spot.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drugs? What Drugs? The drug scene at Texas State is limited to a select few students if any and in most cases they keep it to themselves and not on campus.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Texas State consists of such a variety of sports and they're extremely student oriented. The varsity team sports are big and in most cases attract the greatest amount of supporters but the IM sports just as important to the student body simply for ease of joinig a team to the utilities available to us students with the Recreational center. In the best of terms Texas State's athletic program is top noch.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: The Texas State student body is very accepting of the diversity on our campus. Everyone is very friendly and respectful towards the different political and religious beliefs our students have.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Texas State has a lot of buildings that offer computer lab services. There's at least one at every corner on the campus!

4 College Sophomore

Academics: A handful of the professors I have met are very intelligent and extremely open to offer help to any students who need it. History is the hardest department at Texas State, but there are many resources to help out! Registration can be frustrating. Everybody can have a good time and relieve some stress at the river!

5 College Senior

Majors: I Love Public Relations – I love Public Relations! I always had a struggle narrowing down a major and deciding what I wanted to declare. I went from nursing, to radiation therapy, to Health Administration before I finally realized that health care was just a safe option. Not something that I was interested in. When I finally switched to PR I had my "ah ha!" moment. I enjoyed going to class and enjoyed doing assignments. I hope to stay in the public relations field but at the corporate level. My only concern is the job market right now.

2 College Senior

Campus Dining: Generally Good – Basically, the food selections vary on campus. It's all good choices but it does get old after a while. Eating the same things every day gets repetitive. But the food is actually really good if you only frequent the dining halls every so often.

2 College Senior

Majors: Internship Possiblities – I have not yet done an internship but I would like to. I work 38 hours per week and many of the internships are not paid. So, at the moment I am not in a place where I can take an unpaid internship. That's my problem at the moment. I do work for a custom home builder as an assistant so I am getting hands on sales/office experience.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Texas State is a great place to go to school. I feel like it is often under rated in the outside world. The student body has pride in the school and enthusiasm for the area. My school is unique in the aspect that it is in a small town so the entire town caters to the university which makes it all the more fun. I really struggled to find my place at a college I liked. I transferred twice before I made it to Texas State. I always made the best of each city and experience but I never felt content. I transferred in to Texas State but if I could do it all again I would go to Texas State straight from high school. Its the best choice I've made since going to college.

5 College Senior

Athletics: The athletics at Texas State are quickly growing in popularity among fans and students. We used to be a school that had a weak athletic program where students hardly frequented games. Currently we are adding an addition on to our football stadium because every game we are at maximum capacity in the crowd. I personally love college football and school spirit so I am proud to be part of this growing movement at Texas State. We also will be joining the WAC conference in the fall which is bringing in more funds and more attention to the school. I get a sense of pride seeing my school grow and become better. It makes me proud to be a Texas State bobcat!


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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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