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3 College Sophomore

Weather: Well...it's Texas so the weather is already crazy but TXST's layout creates tunnels of wind that can almost blow you off your feet.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is tons of school spirit at the tailgating but once the game starts, a majority of the students are still out tailgating rather than supporting the players. As for sports other than football, there are typically very small numbers of students that attend that aren't required to be there. The teams are decent and the facilities are above average but they lack fan support for every sport (we were denied a bowl game for football because there was not a high enough fan attendance rate).

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: At times it goes smoothly but if you don't meet a requirement for fall aid, it makes aid for spring and the following fall a pain.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Permit rate are ridiculous. There are rarely any spots available. There is not enough spaces available to begin with. Tickets and fines are also unreasonable. Going through the parking permit process at the parking service office is not very pleasant. The staff doesn't seem to want to help and answer questions. Confusion is normal amongst students because of poor communication about policies from parking staff. Having a car or driving to school is not worth it whether you live on or off campus, with or without a permit. Parking garage prices are poorly priced as well, however you have a better chance just paying there by the hour.

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are dorms still available that are almost as old as the campus. Some of the dorms have no air conditionally. The location and convenience of them are fair and local to classes. The prices are overpriced. Not many amenities are provided with the dorms. The housing process is a hassle. Going to many locations to get material needed is a hassle. Moving in and out is a hassle. Space for parking and unloading is very poor.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: Considering the number of stairs and hills, when it rains it pours. Its very unsafe to walk up hills and slippery stairs when or after it rains. The downhill slopes cause the rain water to flood down causing your attire to get wet.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: The campus is very diverse. It is really great to interact with students outside of your ethnic group. Everyone is fairly friendly so acceptance is no problem. The population of females on campus greatly out weighs the male population. There is a great mix of attitudes, personalities, beliefs and religion. Everyone is respectful of others differences. The campus does not struggle at all in this area.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The phone lines are always busy so it is very hard to get answers to questions. The office as well is always backed up with only a couple people working. They are good about sending emails concerning disbursements. Not a lot of scholarship opportunities are provided either, but overall improvements should be made.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: There aren't very many attractions. The atmosphere is pretty diverse which is pretty cool. We do have a outlet mall which is nice for shopping.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Everyone is pretty friendly. The best kind of nights are with a couple of friends in an apartment.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is pretty convenient. Student discounts however are not used for many places. There is a good number of options provided.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Attendance has recently been pretty poor. The students who do go however show much school spirit. Team performances have been low in every sport except woman's basketball and baseball. This is why fan support is low

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The buses are dependable for the most part. For people that might drive to campus on occasion paying to park in the parking garage gets pricey.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The buses are usually dependable. I don't have to worry about getting a ticket for not being able to find a spot. However later in the evenings it comes less frequently, so it alters my mind about staying on campus at the library to study.

The cost is less expensive to stay off campus. You don't have to buy a meal plan and an apartment itself is way more reasonable than a dorm. It is also more convenient as far as being around local stores, shops, an restaurants.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The parking services department makes it difficult to drive to campus and learn. Not many parking spots are available whether you buy a parking permit or not.

Academically everything is pretty fair. It is based upon the students effort and willingness to learn. However some courses are difficult to understand the concept by just listening in a lecture.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Every college requires students to go through the red tape. It's just a part of the process.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Good athletic program, but nothing compared to having the Longhorns close by.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's a great school. Some classify it as a party school, but that all depends on you.

3 College Junior

Weather: It gets pretty hot in Texas, so if you're okay with that, you'll be fine here.

4 College Junior

Transportation: Bus schedules work well with class times. If you're willing to walk, you will have no trouble finding parking.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Not far from Austin and San Antonio, which makes it a great place to live.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: I don't really care for night life as I'm a commuter student.

4 College Junior

Technology: Great computer labs all around campus. I never bring my computer.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Depending on where you live, there are great options.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: I'm married. I don't care.

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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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