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5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Texas State University is big on diversity. I love being a bobcat because EVERYONE is accepting. We have tremendous school pride which makes me love my school even more. Go Bobcats!

4 College Sophomore

Technology: I really am grateful for the nice and durable qualities of the computers Texas State accommodates for us students. It really makes it easier for the students like myself that could not afford my own person laptop.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid is easy to get, if you're not Caucasian and not from a decent income bracket. Scholarships are difficult to get so you really have to stand out to get any scholarship money: but anything worth doing isn't easy!

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is something for everyone to do at Texas State. Whether you want to binge drink with your buddies, smoke till you can't stay awake, or live the sober life, you will find yourself right at home.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off-dining campus is amazing in San Marcos. The smallness of the town makes all restaurants easily accessible and there are tons of different places to choose from. Easy to say that no matter your taste, you can find something!

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's mostly just smoking weed; we're 30 miles from Austin so this area of Texas is pretty liberal. Alcohol is popular also at parties.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There need to be more (visible) emergency phones on campus, as well as more lights across campus for walking late at night.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The bus system was great, but the school is downsizing the routes. Buses will not travel as far to pick up students, and parking is always a nightmare. More buses are needed, it is awful that they have been cut!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dining halls are full of fast food options which are fine from time to time but not great for everyone.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Emergency phones are everywhere on campus so you can feel safe walking around even at night. The police are timely and even send out emails campus wide when a crime is committed.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: About average, although there are a lot of Hispanics.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They always make you feel safe- the Bobcat Bobbys are always there!

3 College Senior

Local Area: It's a small town atmosphere but it is really family oriented. San Marcos has a lot of local things to do such as the square but it is also right between Austin and San Antonio so if you get bored you can run there!

4 College Freshman

Academics: I have loved all my teachers. they are all very smart, caring people who don't just care about a letter grade, but how you are learning and who you are as a person.

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1 College Freshman

Transportation: I rather walk to school, because the buses do the best job they can, but that doesn't mean its a good job. the parking lots are never empty. hardly anywhere to park and even if you buy a pass they are way over priced and the price increases every year and don't even guaranty you a spot.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: There is great nightlife but it is mostly accessible to those 21 and up. The square in downtown san marcos is a great place to party and meet up new people. There are lots of bars and hangout spots.

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1 College Junior

Parking: Commuter student parking at this campus is truly a nightmare. It takes you about 30 minutes waiting time in order to get a good spot close to the side of campus that your class is located at. It is a miracle if you can get a spot and make it to class on time.

3 College Junior

Weather: It is extremely hot around campus during the summer and fall semesters. Temperatures typically reach the 100 mark. Tx state is a huge campus so it typically takes around 15-20 minutes walking time from class to class. There is also not a lot of campus transportation to get you by.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have felt pretty much safe walking around campus most days of the week. I have not been a victim of theft and I feel like the on campus police is always there and they are easily accessed.

1 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: A large majority of students smoke pot. MDMA has grown in popularity in the last year and it's really taking a toll on the sophomore class numbers. There aren't any programs in place to stop students from getting into drugs or seeking help on how to stop.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The closest places are fast food, unhealthy options. The square in town has so OK places, but they don't offer student discounts since that's the majority of their customers.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food is terrible. It's full of salt, preservatives and by-product nonsense. Chartwells is our catering service that provides us with food and it's really just no good. Make your own PB&J's in your room and save the money on the expensive meal card. Waiting to get an apartment is well worth the wait.

1 College Sophomore

Administration: Students who are out late at night are not monitored at all. They can access a lot of buildings and do whatever they please. There really needs to be more people walking around and monitoring the campus late at night to prevent the vandalism and sexual assaults that often happen.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: You have a variety of dining halls that are located in different parts of campus. Yes, I'll admit after a while one gets tired of eating dining hall food, but who doesn't? There are 2 buffet style dining halls and the other 3 dining halls provide different styles of food (Panda Express, Chick-Fil-A, etc).

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Practically everything is walking distance. The buses are great! They can take you to the outlets, some apartments, around campus, the stadium. There's always different ways to get from one place to another.

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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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