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Reviews 4059 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Junior

Transportation: I love the bus shuttles at my school. However, the only bad thing I can think of is there isn't one located at the apartments I'm living in. Sometimes during certain times of the day, there should be more buses running because they tend to be filled up really quickly. One good thing about the buses is that they're always running and makes it easier to get to campus.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I've never really felt unsafe on campus, even late at night. I usually notice school campus police patrolling certain areas of the campus and that makes me feel safe. I also like how there are escort services so you don't have to walk back to your car or dorm alone.

3 College Junior

Weather: The weather isn't so bad. The only thing I don't like about going to class or getting around campus is when it's raining.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: not the best but the school is pretty involved with athletics and team spirit. i learned to love texas state!

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is crazy. Students use it more like a last resort kind of deal. There is parking available at certain big locations, but most of the time its kind of far from where you want to be. The good side of this is that you can park wherever you want after 5 p.m.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus housing is not too bad. I did so in Blanco Hall for my first year and everything was good. I met a lot of people and the commodities were great. You even get your bathroom cleaned once a week or something like that. There is also a big variety for what you want and what you want to pay for and all of the halls are right next to campus.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking isn't all that great at Texas State, especially if you have a commuter parking sticker. It's a lot easier to find parking if you have a resident parking sticker, but even then, it's fairly difficult to find a parking spot. Sometimes it's so difficult to find a spot that it almost feels as if the school just sells parking stickers to get money, regardless of the amount of parking spots available on the campus.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are definitely a various amount of races at Texas State University, and this statement also applies to the economic background, political beliefs, religion, sexual orientation, etc. Anyone who attends Texas State will find themselves making friends with people of all sorts of backgrounds.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The transportation at Texas State is exceptional. They run frequently, and have drop offs at all the apartments surrounding the school campus, as well as at various places. Plus, they're free!

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There is a wide selection of apartments in San Marcos. To help you find one you can look online, ask for help at the University, or go to the local apartment finders that offer their services for free. For students, the prices are quite good and the locations are great too. Another good thing about all of the apartments is that the bobcat tram, the bus that takes you to and from school, is available despite your location. Good location, good selection, great price.

4 College Junior

Technology: I use the computer labs every day at my school and they are great. The service is almost never down and the printers are very reliable and you just pay a fee in your tuition so you don't have to worry about it on a day to day basis.

3 College Junior

Weather: Usually the weather is awesome with the river on campus!!

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I don't consider this campus a school with drugs everywhere.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: We have everything from apartments to cottages to houses. The build additions to apartment complexes every year because the school population is so big. They are building at least five new complexes for next year.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Parking on campus is crazy. The only reason you'd need a car is to go home or work. The parking permit prices are pretty expensive as well, like around 200-300 dollars. Depending on the situation, a parking ticket could be from 20-200 bucks, so be careful about that. But you can also get one ticket waived, but only one. Theres never alot of availability of spaces, unless you're a commuter. Or get there super early.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I haven't seen any drug use or heard of any peer pressure. Alot of poeple drink underage and get in trouble for it if they are caught but it tends to be handled well.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are so many organizations and clubs that you can really see the diversity texas state has to offer. Everyday i see blacks, whites, hispanics, asians, and all other races all over campus. There are many different religious and political groups on campus and the diversity is amazing.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There have been incidents of gas leaks due to construction going on, and there was a bomb threat but everyone thinks that was called in my a student because it was midterms. But there is tons of campus security and they have bobcat buddies to drive or walk you anywhere on campus if you are feeling unsafe. All around it's a generally safe campus.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everybody at Texas State is amazing. The females are beautiful as ever and the dudes are athletic as heck. Its fun to be amongst these people.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: This campus has a huge diversity rate. It seems like it is mainly blacks and whites i see the most though.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Its usually really sunny and clouds are in the skies. There has been some days were it is freezing outside and i don't like the cold but other than that it is all good.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: The campus is very diverse. Most of the student body is white, but everyone is very accepting of each other.

3 College Freshman

Administration: They aren't really strict at all. Just don't get caught doing dumb things and you'll be fine.

4 College Senior

Administration: This is a no smoking campus and the campus police are strict about underage drinking or drug use.
Students must maintain academic eligibility for financial aid, and students seeking to attain or keep officer positions with organizations must be in good academic standing.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Campus police are very responsive and students sign up for emergency alerts that are immediate to mobile phones. Self defense and safety classes are offered, also students can call for a free ride across campus in the evening


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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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