Texas State University

5,011 reviews
  1. San Marcos, TX
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C+
Texas State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Address
601 University Dr
San Marcos, TX 78666

Texas State University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Range
930-1120
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$11,871/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,149/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,894/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,578/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,856/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,913/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.231 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.233 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.233 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
26,234Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 130 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    29%
  • Friendly
    16%
  • Average
    15%
  • Unique
    12%
  • Different
    9%
  • Young
    8%
  • Fraterntiy obbsessed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.332 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.422 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 116 responses
Report
  • Great Education in a great location
    21%
  • Good education opportunities with lots of parties
    16%
  • Great town with an amazing atmosphere
    16%
  • Party school
    15%
  • A good introduction into university life
    10%
  • Great education with a Good balance
    9%
  • Great education, beautiful town, fun environment
    6%

After Texas State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.110 responses

Reviews

5,011 reviews
  • Excellent
    922
  • Very Good
    1952
  • Average
    1763
  • Poor
    221
  • Terrible
    118
Texas State University is a very diverse group of people from many regions of the state, other states, even out of country! The people are nice and welcoming probably due to the fact of how the campus feels small despite being so large. There are so many activities and groups to be apart of you should never feel alone once you are here.
  • Freshman
  • 7 days ago
Texas State University has a million possibilities and opportunities, and yet can make you feel right at home. The city of San Marcos, the home to Texas State, is a quaint town filled to the brim with character. You could not possibly get bored on campus with all of the activities going on. However, some of the official business could use some work. The tuition statistics listed online drastically fluctuated from what was actually paid. This causes a lot of confusion and often results in students not choosing the school as their home. I certainly encourage prospective students to go in person to the University and talk to admissions and financial aid in person.
  • Freshman
  • 17 days ago
I like the campus and people are very friendly. Everything is close because campus is in a small town, so easy to walk everywhere. Rents are pretty cheap to compared to other college universities living.
  • Senior
  • 17 days ago