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Reviews 4091 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Junior

Majors: The teachers are there to help you in any way they can. They provide many opportunities for jobs and internships and prepare you for the business world.

5 College Junior

Majors: I have not gotten an internship yet but teachers give you many opportunities to obtain one.

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5 College Junior

Weather: The weather is always excellent in San Marcos. Not much rain. Mostly warm and sunny

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I have lived off campus for 2 years now and I have found it to be a great experience. The price per month is pretty expensive. There are not many nice apartments close to campus so you have to take the bus.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Many people drink at Texas state but it's no worse than at any other school. It's college.

5 College Junior

Local Area: There is a lot to do in town and the local people are very friendly. The location of the school is great.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: I genuinely enjoyed my dorm experience.

5 College Junior

Academics: There is a lot of homework and projects that come with being in the McCoy business school but it is worth it. The teachers are very willing to help you with anything they can including jobs and internships.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: The outlets are close, and you can take campus buses to them until 6, the river is good to swim year round, TONS of cultural stuff from all the different native groups.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't really participate in sports, but I know the REC center is amazing and has a lot of amenities available. The rock wall is the BEST but you have to pay for it, it is not included in your tuition.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The workload is actually really good depending on the major you choose, it's enough to know you're getting your education's worth what you paid for. Professors are really cool, and most are super understanding if you need help. Registration can be a pain, figure out what classes you want ahead of time and get up as soon as you can to register.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: Really nice and breezy after you get past September, really okay in winter but it gets pretty damn cold, other then that it's really nice.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It's a lot of effort to get aid from the school, especially if you don't know where to look. I found more options after being on campus for a semester looking around the art building (this was for my major of course).

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5 College Freshman

Administration: They're super serious about drugs and alcohol, but they aren't going to stop you for doing what you want with your health. Just don't do it on campus.

Visitation is only specific for certain dorms, most are 24 hour but I don't really know the details.

Be weary of where you park. They love giving parking violations.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I only notice a few people that do use drugs but since campus itself is dry, most people do them off campus and then come back on when they're done, they're still buzzed, but they're done. Plus the police are really good at catching people who try to do them on campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's everything from a nice steak house to Gil's for Manske rolls. Pretty good food, with your fair share of fast food in walking distance if you don't have a car. Even a little Italian restaurant that while busy, usually has small wait times.

3 College Freshman

Technology: If you need to print something during the day, don't go to Alkek, you'll be waiting in line for ever. Have your own printer to use if you need to print color or small things, otherwise go to the labs during non-peak hours.

For good labs DURING peak hours, I recommend the ASBS Lab as it's really handy and usually not extremely busy, just bring your own stapler.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is perfect because all of my classes are within a 10 minute walk from Laurel, the only "bad" part is the location is at the bottom of the hill and your classes are in Supple or the Mitte complex for science, physics, or art majors. The rooms in Laurel are kinda small, but the showers are huge and have really great water pressure and changing areas, as well as they get warm really quickly. The RAs also provide a lot of activities every week as well as being really friendly.

Since it's traditional style it isn't as expensive as a suite style dorm. But it's location is perfect for being right by all of the classes along the quad and the river isn't too far either.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We are alerted through text or email the SECOND something out of the ordinary has happened. Just recently we were alerted of a man who stole some items. It's great TXST really cares about the safety of their students.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Well everywhere you go you will see something Greek related. My best friend is in a sorority and I've kind of been all up to date with Greek events and parties. I think it mainly has to do with who you hang out with.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I'm all for fast food! Off-campus food is basically your typical burger, fried chicken, fries and whatever fast food item you can think of. The cost is cheap! Convenience is well since mostly everything is walking distance! Student discounts are offered all over the place!

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Everywhere you go for nightlife you are guaranteed to have a good time!

5 College Freshman

Local Area: We have a river that goes through campus!!! If you're ever feeling too hot go cool off at Sewell Park! There is also The Square which is downtown San Marcos and they have great restaurants and an awesome night life for the weekend nights! There is also the outlet malls which have like 200 stores!

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I personally love living on campus! Everything is so convenient and to your reach! I live in Blanco hall and I will be living there next year as well. It is the farthest dorm on campus, for it is all the way at the end but it's great, it's homey! You have the REC right there and a dining hall! I promise the walk to classes isn't bad at all! Everyone at every dorm is highly social! Cost are great! Housing process is kind of lengthy and it is a first come first serve basis.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I didn't really face any difficulties. The most important criteria for admission are high school GPA, class rank, and SAT scores.

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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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