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Reviews 3331 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Texas State holds a large variety of majors, minors, extra curricular activities, club....etc. you name it and they have it.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The only time I have an issue with Texas summer heat is when my class is located at the top of a hill (the campus is in the hill country) so I tend to be extra sweaty when I make it to class.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on the Texas State campus. The campus is very pretty and the police are always on the ball when a crime is concerned.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am involved in Greek Life. I enjoy all the new people I continuously meet. I feel that Greek life is a great asset because it not only helps the community, but pulls the university together as whole.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: People are very nice, school is next to the river, so people usually hang out by the river.

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4 College Junior

Transportation: It runs all the time, but somehow with all the construction that is going on, buses are being delayed, and some of the buses aren't enough.

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Public transportation is pretty good, but at peak times get crowded.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I love the people and the layout. It's very hilly unlike Houston .

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is very affordable! Texas State University is surrounded by food places for instance: gummby's, DG, Taco Bell, Jack in the Box, Subway, Chipotle, Taco Cabana, Mc Donalds, Wendys, and etc. Some places except student discount of like 10-15% or the accept bobcat bucks. Which that is a form of money that is purchased seperately at the beginning of the year and is used like meals trays except for off-campus facilities. Hands down definitley I suggest to try Gummby's Pizza, it's been ranked as the number one pizza place on campus and is very tasty and reasonable price!

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is average here at Texas State University. A couple of cons is maitnance is not the best at any of the apartment complexs and parking is unreasonable at some places. However, pros are people in the facility are friendly, the prices are reasonable for the apartment of one's own choosing, and a lot of the apartment complexs are close to one another.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Varsity sports at Texas State University are well rounded. The school spirit is not as big as I thought it would be, but we do got some. The facilities for athletics is tremendously amazing. Intermurals is a huge deal at the college, for instance: flag football, basketball,soccer/indoor soccer, volleyball, etc.

5 College Junior

Diversity: There are tons of international students. Texas State is a multi-race community with amazing professors also of different ethnic backgrounds.

5 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I feel safe and comfortable here and enjoy the calm nature of the campus and my peers.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Fun college atmosphere consisting of students ready to assist freshman students with their way around and resources!

5 College Junior

Campus Dining: There are LOTS of places to get food on campus and around campus, within at least a 15 minute walking radius!

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Well.. Its Texas. Its cold sometimes when you aren't expecting it and other times it feels like its about a million degrees outside.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The coolest thing about the athletic program at Texas State is that you are able to attend any home game sporting event absolutely free with your ID. The facilities are also pretty great.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There are a lot of dining options ranging from the healthy to the straight up junk food. There are some pretty awesome salad bars if you are into eating healthy as well as some vegan options. On the other hand if you want more non healthy food then there are options like burritos, milkshakes, and the always loved Panda Express.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The crime rate at Texas State is one of the lowest and I have never felt truly unsafe on the campus. There are Bobcat Bobbies who will come pick you up if you are walking around on campus at night and are afraid. The University Police are always patrolling and their headquarters are right on campus.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I was really lucky to live in a dorm that had a very social atmosphere. Everyone hung out in the lobby of the small dorm and we acted like family. In some other dorms (especially the big ones) aren't as community based, so it's hard to get to know neighbors. Dorms are certainly convenient for class and getting food. The cheaper dorms are lower quality of course, but they're not always bad.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Texas State is about embracing diversity. We don't hate at this school!

5 College Senior

Majors: Plenty of majors to choose from and high-quality education, despite what other people will tell you about Texas State being a party school

1 College Senior

Parking: Incredibly difficult to find a parking space. Take the bus!

5 College Senior

Computers: All over the place and really up to date on programs

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Crime doesn't happen too often here so when it does, it's a big deal. Our campus police are always patrolling San Marcos.


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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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