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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Texas State provides several opportunities to get financial aid through the school.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The best thing to do is after your first year, find an apartment.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Texas State has something for everyone. Whether you're looking to relax and have a good time, or go out and make the most of the night there's always something to do.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: San Marcos provides plenty of options for students looking to eat off campus. The restaurants aren't usually over-priced and many are open late.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The school is fairly lenient on violations, and the school provides a student lawyer for anyone who needs assistance with violations. In certain areas, like parking, the school is too strict and causes many of its students extra stress by issuing an overabundance of tickets.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food at Texas State was fairly diverse. Food was made available and within reasonable proximity no matter where you were on campus. If you didn't like one type of food that they served there was always the option to go elsewhere.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Texas State provides many housing opportunities for its students. Each dorm has its own design and sub-culture, giving students an opportunity to find the best fit for them. Their dorms also range in price, allowing for the accommodation of every budget. One drawback is that not all dorms are located close to classrooms, but that's to be expected on a large campus.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Many people show up and it's free to students.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: You can find some nice ones, but expensive.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Nice people and you make new friends.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: They were close by, but no student discounts.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Administration: I believe it is just right where it's at.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Scholarships: All I had to do was accept awards on website.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Not many healthy options, limited, and pricey.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Expensive, good location, lounge, and lively.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I would not want to rate it yet, because I have only gone through the lease signing process and have not actually lived off campus yet.

College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't really party. On weekends, I have movie nights with my boyfriend and listen to music.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: My dorm building was close to a lot of restaurants, so I enjoyed eating off campus, but there was not much variety. You choose between tacos and sandwiches, which I am fine with. There were not any student discounts, which made things pricy. I will not be eating out that often this coming semester.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I haven't really noticed that much enforcement of rules and am only basing my answers off of stories I've heard. Apparently, parking is overly strict, whist I, myself have not seen too much enforcement of anything else.

College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not apply for financial aid, and my degree program does not offer scholarships.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It sustains you, and could definitely be worse, but for what I pay for it, it is not good enough. I am not getting a meal plan ever again. I had too many swipes left over, and waisted over $100.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I loved being able to walk everywhere I needed to go for school. Also, were I was located I had access to many shops and things to do also. The housing process was easy, but I am looking forward to being off campus next semester, where it is cheaper, less crowded, and I have my own living space.

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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

2 people found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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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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