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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Very good, the only problem that I have is when walking to certain places can be scary at night because of the lack of light and people around.

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2 College Junior

Weather: First of all: I HATE humidity. It's disgusting, and with the river running through town and just the fact that the school is further down south in Texas means it is humid quite a lot. Also, moving two hours south from where I was before was not a good idea because I hate heat, and it runs about 5 degrees hotter here than back home. Basically though, my grips with the weather are just based on the fact that I hate living somewhere where it is hot.

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4 College Junior

Academics: The ESS club is awesome, they do a lot of things in the community that are really fun and don't feel like a hassle to deal with. They even take a few trips, which is cool. The work isn't too hard, it gets a little harder with some of the more biology or anatomy based classes, but over all it isn't too bad. I feel like a lot of people are getting into this major though, so it's kind of scary for job prospects.

3 College Junior

Technology: Some of the computer labs get really crowded at the most random times, but overall I guess the whole computer situation is alright. I would recommend people have a computer, or something that they could take notes on faster than they can write, because there will be professors who either go over material really quickly or talk a lot to the point where you're not sure what you should and should not write down. It's always nice to be able to get notes down quickly on my laptop.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I hated needing to apply for financial aid in the first place, but the people here made it easy, so at least I didn't hate the process.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I would say off campus dining is about average. There are plenty of chain restaurants to feed the people who want something they know and something that isn't necessarily expensive. The Outlet Mall provides a interesting little places to get food that aren't as common as those around town. Downtown holds a lot of local restaurants, as well as the local places throughout San Marcos that everyone loves to go to.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: I've seen all types of people here on campus, everyone mingling, not very segregated and very few clicks. It just seems like people make friends with everyone. There was even a group that came to represent a Native American tribe one day and all different types of people stopped to watch them perform and to shop at their little booths.

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4 College Junior

Majors: So far the ESS program has been pretty great. The classes are interesting and the teachers seem very involved and knowledgable. The attendance policy is kind of sad at a university, I think, because I was excited to be able to skip an occasional class if I felt like it, but points are deducted pretty harshly for no-shows. PFW classes have fun instructors who make the classes entertaining and I haven't met anyone in the program who isn't happy with their choice.

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3 College Junior

Transportation: The bus system to get too and from school isn't bad, but it's the app that drives me crazy! It is so glitchy and many times it isn't accurate for my early morning classes. As far as good things, it is nice to live on the bus route, in general the bus drivers are really nice people, and it saves a lot of money on gas as well as frustration because in general, on campus parking sucks.

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4 College Junior

Academics: I really enjoy the academics at Texas State so far! I truly love all of my teachers so far, and I feel like the curriculum is very straight forward and well-followed. The registration process was not easy, but that is solely based on the fact that it was my first semester at Texas State (I transferred from Austin Community College) and I couldn't register until after my orientation. My orientation didn't occur until December, so class availability was very limited, and I commute which limits my options even more. I am positive that the registration process will never be that difficult in the future.

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5 College Junior

Drug Safety: I have not seen or heard of any type of drug or alcohol use. I really don't stay and hang out in San Marcos once my school day is over, so all of my time in the city is spent in class.

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4 College Junior

Local Area: So far, I have really enjoyed the local atmosphere. I honestly always wanted to get to know San Marcos better, but I never had a reason to seeing as I was born and raised, work, and live in Austin.

4 College Junior

Transportation: It has been extremely convenient; I never have to wait too long for a shuttle. The only complaint I have is in the communication of how and when the shuttle system operates. I looked at the information online, but was not entirely clear on what shuttle to take and what its route is until I spoke with someone in the transportation services office.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: The federal financial aid process is not incredibly difficult, but definitely long and detailed. At the same time, the scholarship process, I have found, is extremely difficult. It is difficult not only because of the slim chances of winning one, but because the plethora of ways to locate scholarships can be confusing and difficult in deciphering legitimacy.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There is a wide variety of options for dining, and they range in every aspect from type of cuisine to convenience and cost.

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2 College Junior

Weather: I am a commuter student, so in good weather and traffic, it takes me at least 35-45 minutes to get to school. When there is bad rain, getting to school can be dangerous, but when it is sleeting and snowing I cannot even get to class without risking the safety of myself and my car.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: nothing out of the ordinary

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: nothing out of the ordinary

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: feel very safe on campus

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: good shopping///plenty of activities ///good attitude of locals towards students

4 College Sophomore

Majors: second year too soon for internship

plan to have one ////no concern in finding one

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Security on campus is okay. They are there when they need to be and always checking up.

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3 College Junior

Majors: They should allow an easier way for students to graduate on time

4 College Junior

Technology: The computers are always available which is great

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3 College Junior

Weather: The weather is relatively nice all the time. The winters are unpleasant.

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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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