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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I lived in Gaillardia Hall on the Texas State campus. This hall has a close walk to where the majority of the classes are. The housing process is fairly easy and it really takes you step by step. the worst dorms to live in are the new ones Falls and Sayers, the walk to class is very very far and you might have to wake up 30-40 minuets early to make it to class on time. The down part to Gaillardia was the community bathroom, although it was kept very clean by the janitors it felt like a public school bathroom.

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5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I would say if you're applying for financial aid do it as early as possible to be sure to get the aid that you want and need. The process did take a awhile to read through but it really is worth it. Texas State made it easy and simple to do.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The campus food at Texas State isn't all that friendly for people who are trying to eat healthy because the healthy options are not covered by meal plans. The dining dollars are really great for grabing a quick coffee before heading to the library. The dining halls do have a salad bar which is really great.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love the campus, I love all of the new people I've met, my program is thriving, the campus is diverse and there is always something to do. It's also nice to be a smaller town but located to bigger towns in both directions.

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Professors typically are very helpful, knowledgable, and passionate about their classes.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I'm always getting emails from career services, which is nice.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: The guys and girls on campus tend to be pretty diverse. There is always people super dresses up, casually dressed and in work out gear. Interests are pretty diverse as well.

3 College Senior

Athletics: Students don't typically get pumped about sports. The rec is pretty nice though and used by many!

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3 College Senior

Scholarships: My biggest tip is that the earlier you apply for financial aid the better. Also the unsubsidized loans add more pressure to students because it starts to accumulate interest automatically.

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3 College Senior

Campus Food: The food is okay. Some of the healthy places, such as freshens, don't allow you to have more than a certain amount of veggies in your salad which makes it less filling. The sandwich place in jones is nice and I use to love all of the dressing options. There isn't many options for breakfast if you want something quick before class.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: I think Texas State sports get overlooked because of the surrounding Universitier such at UT and Texas Tech.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: There should be more options for those who have a bad GPA but want to bring it back up to continue their education.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: They should add more healthy/ allergy options.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: They have different dorm options that fit your budget. My freshmen year I chose to live in Burleson Hall which is an all girls dorm that doesn't have central air. However the lobby and study rooms did which was a great way to have everyone mingle in a cool environment. The price helped me save money to use on other school needs. The only thing I think they need to fix is the restrooms I think they need to be updated because they're a little out dated.

5 College Senior

Academics: We are a GREAT program. I wish we were offered more major specific amenities. I like that we have 24 access to our building so we can utilize work space. Internships are great as we normally get hired over surrounding schools.

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4 College Senior

Academics: My program is awesome. It's definitely one of the top in Texas, which makes me proud. Registration isn't too bad of a process and the workload is average you just need to spend your time wisely. Good places to study are Alkek or a local coffee shop.

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3 College Senior

Campus Quality: Aesthetics are getting better with the new buildings, some are just awful. Green spaces could be better implemented. The library is pretty nice, the views are awesome.

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4 College Senior

Local Area: Theres many places to visit, especially when you want to be outdoors. There's the river, many many trails, dog parks, golfing, water sports, and sand volley ball all the time in summer. There are plenty of shopping places, local shops as well. Events happen often, mostly music shows.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I would say safety is pretty good. The campus is very good about sending alerts to warn students of any issues or problems.

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3 College Senior

Greek Life: You can always find some form of Greek life in the quad fundraising, they participate in intramural sports, and they sometimes have parties but not often.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Availability is plenty, costs are ridiculously expensive, safety depends on the location by generally pretty good, convenience is normally pretty good, if not there is typically transportation

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3 College Senior

Party Scene: Frat parties are basically just the beginning and end of the year, half the time only girls allowed.

Apartment parties are usually just with people you know, not typically too big because of noise complaints.

The bar scene is nice, but you have to be 21 to even go in.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: I love that there are so many locally owned places. There are many coffee shops, which is also great. You can easily tell which places provide discounts or allow "bobcat bucks"because it is normally advertised.

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3 College Senior

Administration: Parking fines are the absolute worst, even my teachers complain. I think it'd be smart to have a 20 minute parking space outside of each building for students who just need to run into a building really quick. For example, I've had to turn in models/projects and sometimes the weather messes up or ruins my project. I'd love to be able to run it in real quick and then go park in the garage and return to class so that it doesn't get damaged and I don't have to worry about a ticket for the 5 minutes I'm inside.

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: It was very convenient to live on campus. I luckily chose (unknowingly) the dorm closest to my building I had the most classes in. I would say parking is an issue, especially when I had a friend visiting town. I wish people in my specific dorm had been a little bit more social, other dorms everyone seemed to know everyone. My roommate and I got along really well and we are still friends today. I think it would be smart for the housing department to have surveys for students to fill out so that they are more likely to end up with someone they can actually be friends with. Another topic is food. Proximity to dining was decent I just wish they were open a little bit later. I was also close to the campus rec which ended up being a great motivator to go more often.

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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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