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4 College Senior

Party Scene: There are a lot of places to go on the Square, within walking distance of campus, but many of those options kick the under-21 crowd out before midnight. The Square is mostly bars and restaurants. Dancing means a trip to Austin or San Antonio, and there's a bus that goes to San Antonio and back every week on college night.

4 College Senior

Academics: The professors are usually pretty knowledgeable and interested in their topics, and want their students to be too. Registration can sometimes be frustrating, at least in the history department, when classes are sometimes dropped for lack of interest. I know personally that the workload for history can be very brutal, and friends have commented on how hard it is to get into the nursing program, or how hard organic chemistry or other sciences are.

3 College Senior

Diversity: There are many organizations on campus to support the various ethnic, racial, religious, and sexual backgrounds. The Allies organization is strong on campus, and there are many groups and activities trying to raise awareness to acceptance issues. Most people on campus are probably straight and Judeo-Christian in belief, but there is wide acceptance for those who aren't. There are clubs for Republican and Democrat students, and support groups for non-traditional students, including those raised in foster care/orphanage.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Policy enforcement varies; it's up to student Resident Assistants mostly to be aware of incidents and to alert police/Resident Directors,etc. Certain res halls have a greater reputation for drugs and alcohol. Most RAs are aware that it's happening, and just try to make sure it's not happening on campus/in the halls. Residents can get removed from the res halls and even the university for having alcohol/drugs on campus/in hall, but it's usually a three-strike policy unless the incident is violent.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Generally, most people I know feel safe on campus during the daytime. Most girls feel less safe at night, especially on some of the more remote parts of campus, but I think that's more a part of the culture we're raised in rather than immediate threats to safety. The University Police Department patrols campus 24/7, and generally has a reasonable response time. Theft does occur in the res halls. UPD sends out campus-wide emails encouraging students to lock their doors and secure their belongings, to be aware as they move around campus and to report suspicious activity, and to let us know of situations on campus as they develop and are dealt with. The campus has a text and email alert system for emergencies.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Gen ed classes tend to be lecture style in auditoriums, but usually the big classes like communication have TAs and labs to break things down. The classes that are part of specific degree programs are smaller but still usually lecture style - for example, most of my history classes have been less than 30 or 40 students in a classroom. The professors are generally quite knowledgeable and the courses varied. Honors courses are available to non-honors students.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: The university hosts multiple career fairs throughout the year for the varying schools. The career center has many resources including online resume critiquing and mock interviews.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: There are a lot of food options and the res halls are fairly close to campus. Only a few of the res halls require a bus ride to get to campus, which is a hassle. Construction work is constant on campus as new res halls are built and old halls are torn down or remodeled. The res life staff is good about hosting lots of events for people living on campus, but each hall has its own communities and challenges. Community life is generally best in traditional style halls, and the cost is least there too. There aren't enough spaces on campus to meet demand.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Most of my knowledge of Greek life comes from the tables the fraternities and sororities set up in the Quad, and they have a lot of fundraising type events, but I've never felt like I needed to join or learn more about them.

3 College Senior

Athletics: The sports teams are improving, and the school is trying to get more people interested in going to the games and staying through the whole game. The other sports don't get as much attention as football, for the most part, and it's the football team that needs the most improvement, since most people leave the game around halftime or so. Still, when people attend the games, they're energetic and support the teams.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The campus is beautiful and not too big, and the location in San Marcos is nice; it has a small-town-ish feel while still being close to Austin or San Antonio. Res life does a great job making freshmen feel welcome, the professors are pretty great, and you definitely back what you put in at this school. The river on campus is a lot of fun and the park is beautiful.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors are great for networking and every single student no matter what school you go to should talk to all of their professors because it will pay off at some point. The classes get smaller each year. Freshmen year is when everyone has to take the basic classes so those will generally be big but once sophomore, junior and senior year comes then it's more specific to the major one has chosen.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Along with academic advisors there are also student advisors which rang from juniors and seniors to graduate students which is great because they care for you and only want the best. They give the best advice for internships because they've been through it before.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are police posts all around the school so if someone feels unsafe walking home at night they can press it and someone from the campus police can walk them safely to their dorm. There's a clinic on campus that's open to all students and there are licensed doctors there too. One of the best in the state.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I personally chose a traditional residence so that I could be more social and make friends easily and it payed off because the whole floor shared a bathroom so it made it easier to get to know people and make friends.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: You will see the Greeks doing a lot of community service around the campus and they also do through some pretty cool parties.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I'm not really into sports that much but I do workout at the recreation center and it's one of the best I've seen. Everyone loves the intramural sports though. Each time a game is held there are a bunch of people there.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Texas State is in a small town called San Marcos but it is a twenty minute drive to Austin and San Antonio so you get the best of both worlds. They have over 400 groups and organizations on campus so everyone can participate in something. All of the professors care about you and are great for networking at school the students just have to be brave enough to talk to them before or after class. I'm definitely happy about choosing this school and if I had a chance to re do it I would still choose Texas State because it's extraordinary!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: When I signed up for my classes, I was able to see my class size and choose a class that would benefit my learning the most. I plan on joining the honors college im the spring semester to have a better experience, and a better variety with my classes.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I know that the business program is one of the best in the county and I'm super proud to be apart of it. With the credentials that the school of business has, I'm sure any job would be very pleased to my degree from the school of business.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have visited a friend during the past school year at Texas State and we decided to take a night walk to go look around. As we were on our walk, I felt very safe and it was very quiet, I knew that no one would try to do something to hurt us. I also saw the emergency call buttons every few steps that made me feel a little more safer walking alone at night.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are plenty of housing options which makes it easy for someone to find a home that first them best. I love how you can choose how close from the school you want to live, and how you can choose what style of dorm you want. All the of the residential halls make you feel very welcomed and very settled in, especially when you're in an unfamiliar place.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are a ton of chapters in the Greek life which gives a lot of people opportunities to join. I don't know personally how they affect the school because I am an incoming freshman, but I am looking forward to rushing tbis fall semester.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: There are plenty of opportunities for students to stay active and to be involved in some type of sport. Overall, there is a ton of school spirit throughout the campus which is really amazing.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have only visited Texas State University for college visits and for my orientation. I had an amazing experience meeting new people that were so friendly, and the campus was beautiful. I saw so many opportunities to get an amazing education in the years I study there which made me really excited.

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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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