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Reviews 4781 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid is awesome here. They only require you to do a minimum and they take care of everything else.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: It's awesome. There's a few snobby people but everyone is very open minded.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not involved in this but everyone I know whom is, is very satisfied.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is a great medium for anyone. We have so many diverse students, and it's always something to do on campus. The location is perfect for going to Austin or San Antonio as we're in the middle of the two. Everyone is friendly, and it's just a beautiful place to be.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The majority of the students here are great. It is very easy to meet new people, so long as you are actually willing. Most students are dressed in laid back clothes--a simple t-shirt and shorts--and are equally laid back themselves.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I love eating off campus since there are so many restaurants just down the street from campus. The majority of restaurants have very good food and offer competitive prices.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I live off-campus. The availability and convenience has been really wonderful. However, the cost and the landlord situation really depends on where you live. Some landlords have a tendency to be really over-bearing, treating students as if they where children. The cost of most apartments is competitive, though still tough for most college. Many complexes attempt to make up for this by offering a great selection of amenities.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have really enjoyed my time here at Texas State. My professors, advisers and fellow students have all been really welcoming and accommodating.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: All of my upper level class professors have been great. I few of my core classes have been forgettable.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: San Marcos does not have a local airport, and there aren't any convenient buses that go between towns. Luckily, plenty of students have cars, and many of them are willing to carpool.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: San Marcos a lovely small town. It has beautiful scenery and a beautiful river. There are plenty of cute little shops, restaurants and bars. The parking can be quite a problem, especially during weekends and has become even worse with all the construction downtown. Though there is much to do in town, it is close to Austin, which always has much more. when looking for diversity in off-campus activities, it is too much of a temptation to leave San Marcos.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: While there are many computer labs on campus, many of the are only available to a limited audience--to those who belong to a certain major, or to classes that schedule it during a certain time. The labs that are available have excellent computers and hours, though getting to a computer right away requires a little extra planning during finals time.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I transferred from a university with very little diversity, and the difference is very noticeable. There are many different kinds of people here. I feel much more comfortable now that I am no longer part of such a small minority. I feel that the students are all very accepting of all kinds of people. Texas State students are some of the kindest, friendliest people I have ever had the pleasure to meet.

3 College Junior

Weather: If the day is pretty it is going to be a great day

4 College Junior

Majors: If you love your subject you will enjoy what you do

4 College Junior

Majors: Loved my internship but had no pay

3 College Junior

Academics: If you like what you are doing then it is easy

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Depending on how much you want to spend and how far you are from school depends on cost.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I did not apply for financial aid

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Love how everything is close to campus if it is not on campus

4 College Junior

Party Scene: Their are always something going on so there is no need to be bored.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Sports would have more fans if they advertised about it more.

4 College Junior

Transportation: Transportation is always on time

3 College Student

Athletics: I am personally not a big sports fan, so I cannot really tell about varsity sporting evens. The one thin that is always talked about are intramural sports, and those are really talked about, fun, friendly activities.

4 College Student

Technology: It is very noticeable that the school has been remodeling and modernizing in many ways. Technology is one of the main sections with on-going updates, so in terms of technology the school is well equipped. In terms of availability, there are many computer labs, if the library is not your favorite place. Also the writing enter has computers available where students can work or use at any time with anything.


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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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