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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: If your looking for a party you will find one.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: Attendance is pretty low at varsity games, they practically have to beg us to go.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The school is all about the honor code and you will be given a copy of it in every class. If you steal someone's work your kicked out.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The campus is beautiful but has lots of hills and stairs. No one really attends the games school spirit isn't a big thing. Food is decent but gets old after a while. Think twice about bringing a car parking is awful and parking passes are very expensive. Majority of dorms don't have wifi and are run down a few dorms are great. Overall great school!!

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Many places deliver to campus or are located close enough to walk.

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4 College Junior

Local Area: Whether you're into watching people spin fire or getting your friends together for the bar scene, there's a ton of activities.

5 College Junior

Majors: Very enjoyable program and faculty members are helpful in all aspects.

5 College Junior

Campus Food: Some don't have late hours, but there are a ton of options.

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3 College Junior

Administration: Recently removed any smoking areas on campus for extra smoking. Huge portion of the student population is unhappy with the decision.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: A lot of housing options, cost can be excessive if you want an apartment that caters to college life.

2 College Junior

Greek Life: Non-Greeks and Greeks rarely interact due to the scheduling required of Greek life.

4 College Junior

Academics: The school has a very broad Anthropology program and everyone is willing to discuss the specifics of their particular department if you have questions.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Very important to some people, heavily advertised on campus, large attendance to football games.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Great atmosphere. Friendly students and people around the area.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Many different types of apartments near campus and good prices.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Many different types of restaurants.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Application to Texas State's Physical Therapy program is a lot easier than other PT schools, that want volunteer hours to be hand signed on their own personal documents (requiring you to go back to each clinic you volunteered at for signatures). They also do not require as many prerequisite courses (just the important ones). And the admissions people were easy to contact, fast to respond, and very helpful. Also, the day before interviews, the current DPT students hold a meet-and-greet to answer questions about the program and make you feel at ease. Texas state's PT program also is different from other schools because for clinical rotations, they take into consideration the locations you prefer to work, instead of drawing your name out of a hat (which is the norm at other PT programs).

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Football is popular and there are many intramural sports to choose from

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are definitely houses dedicated to greek life, and there seems to be plenty of sororities and fraternities to choose from, but I would say the majority of TX State students do not get involved in Greek life.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't attend parties, but the square is very close to campus lined up with a variety of bars that is always packed on the weekends. Texas State students are known to be good partiers.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I'm a non-traditional older student so I don't have any experience/interest in finding a relationship on campus and cannot comment.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are not a lot of chain restaurants, which is a good thing, but there are not that many restaurants that I love in San Marcos. For a really great meal, I will go to Austin. But there is enough variety and unique restaurants to keep things interesting, and at a low cost.

5 College Freshman

Majors: The physical therapy program is one of the best in Texas. The academic advisors were easy to access and every helpful. The faculty for the physical therapy program are all wonderful, caring people who are experts in their field. The program is unique because it is on an undergraduate campus with lots of resources, and the DPT students have more access to the cadaver lab since they are not sharing the time and space as often as other medical schools that share with other doctoral students. Texas State DPT students are known for their anatomical knowledge for that reason. The program also has a clinic on site where students get to assist in treatments under the supervision of a professor, which helps them prepare for their clinical rotations the third year. Because the program is so great and competitive however, it takes more than a great GPA to get accepted. Out of 600 qualified applicants, only 40 are accepted, and they pick people based on their unique experience, passion for helping others, and social skills which are showcased in the interview. As for tips on the interview, I would take advantage of the career center on campus and schedule a couple of mock interviews, but my best advice is to not expect the worst. The professors are so kind, the last thing they want to do is see how you handle a stressful interview. It's not a board interview, like other universities, and they don't give you a lot of questions like "what would you do in this __crazy__ situation). They are mostly interested in getting to know you as a person, and it is a very relaxed atmosphere, so rest easy and have fun in there. Also, volunteer at as many clinics as you can to set yourself apart regarding experience. Good luck!

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I am a veteran and have had no problems dealing with receiving my education benefits through this college. I have not received any other scholarship to comment on other financial aid processes.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: For a small college town, there is a lot to do. Within San Marcos, there is a river where people go kayaking and tubing, the river stays about 70 degrees all year, even in the winter! The outlet mall in San Marcos is one of the biggest outlet malls in the U.S, and constantly filled with foreigners on vacation stocking up on good deals. The college recreation center has been ranked top 15 in the United States, and there are a lot of small quirky shops around campus. It is conveniently located halfway between two major cities, Austin and San Antonio, where you can go to amusement parks, attend major concerts like South by Southwest, and more. This is nice because I was raised in a very large city and the things I missed I could still find only 30 minutes away in Austin. As a city girl, San Marcos took a few months for me to adjust to, but it is a quaint and quirky town with friendly people that has definitely grown on me.

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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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