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Reviews 5001 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Not many fan support, the team is not very good

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I REALLY love the variety for my meal plan. I'm a little bit ticked off about how I usually have too many meal trades left at the end of the semester.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: I'm a Mass Communication - Electronic Media major, with a minor in Business Administration. Holy cow, I was not expecting the amazing opportunities for Mass Comm majors here. The annual Mass Comm Week, several organizations, several connections with huge companies, our building Old Main standing proud at the top of the hill...the possibilities are endless.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: I haven't had much difficulty earning a B in classes where I just take notes and take tests. Some classes I can even earn an A just for showing up, taking good notes, and reviewing the week before the test.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The Bobcat Bobbies program to help students travel safely around campus in the dark is unprecedented, more universities need to implement something similar. University Police Department is good about keeping students informed on dangerous situations, and sends out "Timely Warning" emails when something has occurred.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: So, between Federal aid and scholarships from Texas State, I did okay, but I want to live in Bobcat Village (university owned apartments) and not in a dorm - this is where I had a gap between aid and expenses. It's not fun stressing out about making that third payment. But it's worth it to live in Bobcat Village. Now I feel better prepared to explore and apply for scholarships, and with getting involved in organizations to earn scholarships that way, I hope I won't have to worry about the gap in the future.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Do you have interests? Do you have career plans? There's probably a major here that will prepare you on your journey. In fact, I transferred here from a rival school because they didn't offer my major. And I couldn't be happier with my decision.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Eat 'em up, eat 'em up, GO CATS GO! Bobcat Football is to die for. The other sports are pretty great, too...I follow Texas State Quidditch and it's something good to look into as well.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Oh my. Now, I understand that the school may try to downplay the "party school" label, and there is a party at any school no matter where you go...but Bobcats party, and they party hard. It's easy to get on Twitter and find all the best parties going on. Not knowing about a party is no excuse. Even for GDIs like me, it's not hard to find a party that's really good, alcohol or not. Greek Life tends to dominate the party scene.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: We, the students that make up Texas State, tend to make up most of the city's population. San Marcos is currently the fastest growing city in the US, and it shows - construction, construction, construction, with slim to no parking sometimes. However, nightlife is still alive and well. During Bobcat Build, an annual volunteer event, we give back to the community that we tend to take over during the rest of the year. The River is the main attraction.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: All of the games get so hype. It's so much fun, and it's always a good time.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There hasn't been much crime on campus. The only thing we've been worrying about recently is the bicycle thefts.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Only downside to staying in the dorms is hearing people on either side of you or on the floor above you having sex.

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Lots of good looking boys and girls on campus!

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Most of the parties always go hard. There is guaranteed a party every weekend.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: I love going to the square, and it is so close to most of the dorms.

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3 College Senior

Administration: The parking sucks and ticketing officers do not care.

1 College Senior

Scholarships: Horrible process!!! They always are at "high volumes."

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I am not too sure about it.

4 College Senior

Majors: Criminal Justice at TXST is great! The professors are very knowledgable and try to get to know you. The classes are mostly taught to help you in the future which is great because it's not strictly "book sense."

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3 College Senior

Majors: The internship process takes a while due to background checks and etc.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: The Greek life on campus is minimal, there are more clubs/organizations that do way more.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I have no problems with the off-campus housing. You generally get what you pay for, so it's up to you whether or not you're happy where you live. There are some extremely nice apartment complexes that are very close to campus and have several amenities, but they are priced accordingly. There is somewhat of a trickle down effect as far as the look and feel of the apartment relative to what you end up paying. I have never had a safety issue, but I also generally choose the nicer looking apartments. And then a couple years ago San Marcos began adding several cottage-like complexes. The privacy and feel of a "house" was very worth the price, but I just could not afford that life-style anymore.

4 College Senior

Majors: I have not had an internship as of yet, but I am required by my major to have one. I think the degree programs here are pretty comprehensive and the classes really get you interested in that field or they help you to realize that you may be happier doing something else. The advisors and career services departments are extremely helpful and you can tell that they really care about you and helping you to make this huge life decision. However, I think finding an internship in town might be quite difficult because it is a fairly small town and the businesses can't accommodate every student. Many internships I think end up being unpaid; especially physical therapy. I plan to have my internship in Houston, as that is where I am from and I know there are plenty of opportunities there for health and fitness jobs.

5 College Senior

Majors: I had no difficulties getting into my current program. I am just a very indecisive person when it comes to making such a huge decision, but the staff was very helpful in the decision making process. As far as applying to the university, it was quite a while ago, but i don't remember there being anything out of the ordinary. It was no more difficult than any of the other college applications I filled out.

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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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