San Marcos, TX
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$16,858 ($7,732)
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Reviews 3295 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: safety isnt that great especialy in dorm halls because all you have to do is swipe your id to get it. health isnt that great either cause the food is mostly junk and fattening.

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2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: walking around trying to find new places and meet new people.

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College Freshman

Overall Experience: The Best Campus Ever – Texas State is such a great school, the classes are great the environment is absolutely great there is nothing about this campus that isn't great the students are super friendly, it is very easy to make friends. I am enjoying every bit of my time here! the Rec center is is amazing i think we may have one of the largest in the state of Texas! we are constantly growing to bigger and bigger numbers in populations and its becoming one of the most beautiful campuses that ive seen!

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2 College Junior

Weather: HOT HOT HOT – It is hot everywhere you go. There aren't very many shaded areas when you are transferring from one building to another so you will be very hot from the sun beating down on you while you climb those hills/stairs.

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4 College Junior

Facilities: Food, Renovations, Traditions – The food overall is pretty good. there is a Panda express, Chicfila, pizzahut, and then various other sub, salad, and burger places. There is also an all you can eat buffet for one mealvtrade. They have been doing alot of renovations an building on campus, so the construction a the moment is rather aggravating, but what they have fnished is BEAUTIFUL! Also texas state loves traditions so there are many "landmarks" on campus. One of my favorite is the Fighting Stallions representing freedom of speech.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Bad Reputation – Texas state has a bad reputation for being a bad party school, but what university doesnt have thousands of kids out partying? Its so easy sneak drugs, alcohol, etc on campus, and the use is extremely heavy in all the student populated residential areas.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: So far my program has been great. The advisors for my program are so helpful and always want to make sure you get what you need and more out of advising appoinments. The instructors are always willing to work with you and help you. Professors are always very nice people, and love to talkl to you when they are available. Im keeping my workload high 15 plus hours a semester and its not crazy hard. There are buildings for every program that is offered. An example would be that we have a Flowers Hall, which is our English Building for english classes.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The facilities are great! Stadium is new! Love it!

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Such a great place, so many cool people, I love it!

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: San Marcos Eateries: Variety and Convenient – San Marcos provides it's resident with plenty to eat, not only in food variety but quantity of restaurants. Some places are even open really late (4am), if not 24 hours. And some even deliver into those wee hours of the morning. What more could you ask for?

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: My Freshman Living Experience – My freshman living experience was insanely great. I was lucky enough to get into an upperclassmen dorm hall as a freshman. I lived in San Jacinto Hall for my first year and it was absolutely fantastic. I couldnt of asked for a better living situation for my first year at Texas State on-campus. The other dorms I went to with friends and study buddies also proved to be very accomdating and best of all fun.

5 College Senior

Academics: Biology Majors Unite – I love being a biology major at Texas State. There are so many devoted students are me everyday as well as the most passionate professors in their fields of interest. With every class I take that pretains to my degree, I grow founder and founder of my choice to pursue my bachelors in science at Texas State University.

5 College Senior

Drug Safety: No Smoking on Campus – As of last year Texas State made the campus tabacco free so students no longer are permitted to smoke cigarrettes while on-campus. That's why I give Texas State an A+.

4 College Senior

Academics: My Degree Plan Is Perfect. I am going to school to be a Biology major and Biochemistry minor. The classes that Texas State provides for my major and minor have helped me really want to pursue medical school after I graduate as well as have taught me a lot of very valuable information that I know I will be using for the rest of my life.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: When it comes to parking, the school is probably the most strict about this, which is the most annoying. Do not park in a parking lot that does not match you're parking sticker. The school also implemented a No Tobacco rule on campus, stating it would be a smoke free school, but I do not ever see any officers ticketing or warning the smokers. But other then that, the school takes policies seriously and will not tolerate alcohol on campus since we are a dry campus.

4 College Junior

Athletics: When it comes to school spirit, us Bobcats take great pride with our athletes and school. On football game days, the school holds a giant tailgate party in the parking lot of the stadium allowing local business to come to sell food. It's such a big deal that we have our own spirit group called the Loud Crowd that will follow the sports to their events to cheer them on.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek Life is very prominent on Campus. Many of the groups hold events and fundraisers for different groups, such as cancer research. Being Greek is a big deal on campus, but If you do not like the idea of cliques, the national Greek groups are so large, there are cliques in the fraternities or sororities.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Very Tight Security Involving Drugs. Campus police are always on the prowl and never give any leeway to students breaking the rules.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I Had a Great Time on Campus! My dorm was always lively and my roommates were nice. They were very prompt with work orders and they were always around to help with anything you needed.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The dining halls offer little to no healthy options, and when you eat the unhealthy options you are left feeling terrible. Many of my friends have accused them of putting laxatives in their food due to the overwhelming need to defecate immediately after eating. They need a new company right away.

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Good System – They have a good notification system in place for occurrences.

3 College Senior

Facilities: Lots to Experience – There are many buildings to visit and some events to attend.

3 College Junior

Academics: Well Executed – The process is very streamlined and we got good teachers.

College Junior

Greek Life: Non Existant – I haven't seen much influence regarding Greek Life

3 College Senior

Diversity: Growing Minority Groups – TX State is getting to be much more diverse than it has been in recent years. PLenty of while/ caucasian but many new african american and asian + huge amount of hispanics flowing in.


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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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