YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews 4988 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

{{ error }}
5 College Senior

Diversity: Texas state has a great range of diversity. One of the best things about the campus.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Good way to meet new people. They are redoing most dorms.

5 College Sophomore

Technology: The computers at Texas State are up to date every day. There is wifi all across the campus as well allowing you to use your own computer too. A big pro about the technology at Texas State is that if your computer ever stop working properly, there is a technology group on campus where you can take your broken computer to get fixed by the experts there for free!

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: There are many attractions around the area at Texas State. It's a great place to meet new friends everyday.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The pros of off-campus housing are there is always something interesting thing to do, many of the apartments and houses are also near the campus making transportation not difficult. The main cons of off-campus housing is that the parking is not very good, if your not at school early, you will have a long walk on hills to get to school.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am a student in the college of Education and I adore my program. The classes are not ridiculously hard but they do require you to work hard and put in a lot of hours. You are required to take so many hours you do not even have time to minor, which I believe is the only downfall. All of the professors at this college are very smart, experienced, kind, and always willing to help. My senior year I will work almost full time off campus as a student teacher to gain real classroom experience.This college really connects you to the outside world.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: My education major was pretty easy to get into. You need to make the required grades on the prerequisite classes before entering the college of education. If your grades qualify and you just apply your basically in. My suggestion is if your interested in becoming an education major join the teaching club. It may sound dorky but you will make great connections ad they will help you gain experience with children and help you until you graduate. Also they are incredible nice.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Although it does get very hot in the summer months there is a beautiful, clean, cold river everyone loves to cool off in. It is not very humid which I adore coming from Houston Texas so it doesn't feel as hot as my home town. In the fall and Winter it is great. I hate the cold and the coldest it usually gets is in the 60's. There can be snow but only every few years.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The are many different kinds of people at Texas State simply because we have such a large population. A large majority of the school is white but every year the school is becoming more and more diverse. Also a lot of the students here a very strong Christians which is fine although I personally seen incidences where they have come together and completely bashed in public students who were not heterosexual. The one thing we do have at our school that I think excels more than other universities is or LBGTQ group that is widely supported by our professors and staff. Employees even where pins and post signs in their room that they support the group and are willing to help anyone.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I am Studying to be an Elementary Education Major therefore we must take many hours of on the job training as student teachers. This is the equivalent to an unpaid internship. As a student teacher you work hands on in real public school areas helping the classroom teacher and their students. I work one on one with students struggling to finish their work on time. Help with classroom management, create lesson plans and teach the curriculum with the help of the class room teacher. I can not think of any better preparation to becoming a successful teacher than this.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: there are buses that take you from austin to san marcos as well as around the campus from parking areas to classes. and at night there are officers that will help girls get from the library to home safely

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: the clothing choice there is a normal appropriate choice. the students are hard working and friendly. The guys and girls are not judgmental in any way and welcome you to the school with open arms.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drug scene is discussed with you right from the beginning at orientation and tell you that if they do see it, hear of it, or smell it you will be suspended from school.

1 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Mostly everyone don't care at all what they where mostly girls and guys where shorts with a simple shirt. Even from "goodwill" they don't care. Guys are usually blond and tall and girls as well.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Its ok during the day but during the night it feels unsafe since there is almost no cops to even guard you. Some spots of the campus are really dark.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: There is many organizations that involves people for the campus. But one thing I hate is that there is no 24hr library even in finals is not open all the week. Its very crowed in finals almost everything gets full even in the floor there is people. They place is not a good environment since its super hot outside and the library is not open a bunch of hours even the 24hr lab closes in the weekends. What a joke. That push me to rent my own apartment to study.

1 College Junior

Parking: The parking permit for people that live in the dorms is about $500 it increased 50% in less than an year. The parking is a nightmare no parking even after you got that $500 parking tickets. There is parking in parking lots but for a few 2 hours its 8 dollars. Its just not a good experience so I ended up moving close enough so I can walk and forget about the parking. The only way you will find parking if you go at 5-6 a.m.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments are everywhere and the city is continuing to build more, finding a place to live is not a big issue and prices vary all over. Most are reasonably priced but of course there is a few outlandish one. Parking is pretty decent at all apartments, weekends become pretty busy so i would suggest if you want a specific parking spot then don't leave.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Every school has drugs and alcohol don't let anybody tell you different. Anywhere you go outside of campus with other students alcohol is usually involved but from what i encountered i was never pressured to drink or smoke. Most people prefer to drink off campus which is the best way to go if at all.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Parking: I lived on campus my first year and so parking was not too much of an issue for me unless i chose to leave. Parking permits were $245 then which at the time seemed a little high but then again i didn't really know. Now parking permits are nearing $500 and i doubt i will even park on campus. If you live on campus the need for a car isn't essential for classes.

4 College Junior

Technology: All are in working condition and several labs have really good computers if you know where to look!!!

5 College Junior

Academics: I love my program! I am in the Agriculture degree, specifically Horticulture and it is wonderful!!! Great faculty and really cool opportunities.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: The river is really nice to have and the town has great little stores.

4 College Senior

Local Area: San Marcos is a smaller city, with the major attractions being the University and the Outlet Malls, but there are lots of other, lesser-known opportunities for fun in the area. The San Marcus River offers a way to cool down, with swimming and tubing in the summer; local parks and hiking trails in the city offer a chance to escape the highway sounds; eating options are quite varied around the University area and city, ranging from Italian to sushi or Chinese, with several food trailer parks also. San Marcos is also easily accessible to larger cities, being only about a 25-30 minute drive to Austin and perhaps 35-40 minutes to San Antonio. I have not encountered any negative attitudes toward students in my general interactions with non-University places of business.

4 College Senior

Academics: I have really enjoyed the offerings in the Graduate Program for English Lit. The course offerings are varied, the professors extremely knowledgeable, and the class sizes small. The only reason I did not give an A+ rating is because summer course offerings are usually the same each year, with only a few extra (different) courses every summer.


{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Overall ExperienceWhat's this?

View student contributors

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. 

Admitted Students' GPA/Test Scores More on admissions . . .

Applicant Status At Texas State University

How do I stack up?

Compared against the students in the chart, you are in the:

??? Percentile
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!