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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: As a previous freshman, I loved staying in my on-campus apartment. There was plenty of room, I had a full kitchen, and my own bathroom with a washer and dryer. Texas State has 24 residence halls, each unique, and they are all great places to reside.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I did not live in a dorm, but I have sisters that did. They became my home away from home, definitely apart of the experience

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Absolutely loved my RA, as well as the activities planned! I will remember the memories I made and the girls I met forever!

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I lived in a very old dorm. The newer dorms are a lot nicer but would prefer more options without a community bathroom.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is extremely expensive for first year students but the overall convenience of classes is worth it.

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Living in the dorms is a great way to meet your peers. Oftentimes, the friends you meet in the dorms are the friends you have even after you leave college. At Texas State, there are many dorms to choose from. When you sign up for the dorms, you even have the option to be placed on a floor (or even dorm) dedicated to your major. That means all of the people on your floor can have the same major as you! This makes group studying a lot easier because, odds are, you are all taking the same classes at the same time.

Freshman enrollment has been increasing in recent years, and because of this, the University has adjusted its housing policy. All students who are required to live on campus have to either make on-campus housing arrangements or get a formal exemption from the requirement before registering. Students under the age of 20 (with fewer than 30 credit hours) must live in on-campus housing; the same goes for students who graduated from high school within 12 months of starting at Texas State.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
6,338
Average Housing Costs
$4,856
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for married students
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Men's dorms
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Women's dorms
Undergrads Living On Campus
24%
Freshmen Living On Campus
89%
Number of Dormitories
20
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
4
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Brogdon Hall
  • Tower Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • College Inn
  • San Jacinto Hall
Worst Freshman Dorms
  • Burleson Hall
  • Hornsby Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
  • Blanco Hall
  • Elliott Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Carpet or tile floor
  • Ceiling fan (in some dorms)
  • Ceiling light
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Side table
Also Available
There are many apartments available within walking distance around campus. But even for the complexes not within walking distance, Texas State has a great bus system that goes around all of San Marcos.
Did You Know?
Freshmen are required to stay in the dorms. But some students prefer to live off campus, so they (or their parents, usually their parents-pretty much always their parents) will pay the dorm fee so they can rent an apartment off campus. These are called "ghost roommates." So sometimes when you sign up to get a room, you end up getting one to yourself even if it's a double occupancy room!

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Arnold Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: 24-hour visitation, air conditioning, courtyard, laundry facilities, pool and ping-pong tables, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; close to the quad, academic buildings, Alkek Library, and LBJ Student Center
Beretta Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Residential College students
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: 24-hour visitation, air conditioning, community kitchen, laundry facilities, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines, weight and exercise room; alcohol-free dorm
Bexar Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: 24-hour visitation, air conditioning, community kitchen, laundry facilities, loft furniture, pool table, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines
Blanco Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples
Special Features: 24-hour visitation, air conditioning, community kitchen, computer lab, elevator, laundry facilities, ping-pong and pool tables, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines
Brogdon Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Resident College students
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: 24-hour visitation, air conditioning, community kitchen, laundry facilities, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines
Burleson Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: 24-hour visitation, community kitchen, laundry facilities, pool table, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; known as one of the strongest communities on campus
Butler Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Honors students
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: 24-hour visitation, air conditioning, community kitchen, laundry facilities, pool table, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; adjacent to Concho Mall, a popular spot for residents to relax when the weather is nice
College Inn
Floors: 9
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: 24-hour visitation, air conditioning, balcony, community kitchen, elevators, laundry facilities, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines, walk-in closets; home to Psychology and Journalism/Mass Communication learning communities
Elliott Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchen, laundry facilities, limited visitation, outdoor courtyard with picnic tables and barbecue pits, ping-pong and pool tables, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines
Hornsby Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: 24-hour visitation, community kitchen, computer lab, laundry facilities, pool table, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines
Jackson Hall
Floors: 12
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchen, elevators, laundry facilities, limited visitation, ping-pong and pool tables, study lounges, vending machines
Lantana Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchen, laundry facilities, limited visitation, ping-pong table, study lounges, vending machines, weight room
Laurel Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Residential College students
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: 24-hour visitation, air conditioning, community kitchen, laundry facilities, ping-pong and pool tables, study lounges, vending machines; alcohol-free dorm
Retama Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, community kitchen, laundry facilities, limited visitation, ping-pong and pool tables, study lounges, vending machines; alcohol-free dorm
San Jacinto Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: 24-hour visitation, air conditioning, community kitchens, elevators, foosball table, laundry facilities, pool table, theater, TV lounges
San Marcos Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: 24-hour visitation, air conditioning, community kitchen, computer lab, conference/multi-purpose room, courtyard with gazebo, movie theater, pool table, vending machines
San Saba Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: 24-hour visitation, air conditioning, community kitchen, laundry facilities, ping-pong tables, study lounges, vending machines
Smith Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: 24-hour visitation, air conditioning, community kitchen, laundry facilities, pool table, study lounges, vending machines; home to Computer Science and Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental learning communities
Sterry Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: 24-hour visitation, air conditioning, community kitchen, laundry facilities, ping-pong and pool tables, study lounges, vending machines
Tower Hall
Floors: 9
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: 24-hour visitation, air conditioning, community kitchen, elevators, laundry facilities, ping-pong and pool tables, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines; home to Business learning community

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Bobcat Village
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One- and two-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Units include full kitchen, furnished living areas, panic buttons, washer and dryer; complex features clubhouse, computer lab, fitness center, on-site maintenance, swimming pool, sand volleyball court
Only available to students who are 19 or older or have been out of high school for at least one year.
Campus Colony Apartments
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 10-24
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two- and three-bedroom unfurnished apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Units include cable TV service, full kitchen, garbage and sewage service, laundry hookups in 3BR; complex features on-site laundry facilities and maintenance staff
Clear Springs Apartments
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One-, two-, and three-bedroom unfurnished apartments (singles)
Special Features: Units include cable TV service, garbage and sewage service; complex features laundry facilities, on-site maintenance
Comanche Hill Apartments
Floors: 2
Number of Units: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: One- and two-bedroom unfurnished apartments (singles)
Special Features: Units include cable TV and Internet service, kitchen with microwave, garbage and sewage service, water service; complex features laundry facilities, on-site maintenance, two private swimming pools and decks

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