College Senior 2013-10-02T02:37:15Z
The transportation & school shuttles really take care of the students here at Texas State! They almost ensure that most off-campus students will have easy access to the campus & will ultimately want to attend class.
College Senior 2013-10-02T02:35:22Z
When its hot outside, the campus will let you feel it because of its stairs & other obstacles but I blame Texas for the unbearable!
College Senior 2013-10-02T02:31:38Z
Health & Safety:
I have never, personally, ever felt threatened by any students or faculty at Texas State. It's such a great environment & filled with amazing people! Would recommend the campus to anyone around!
College Senior 2013-10-02T02:28:26Z
Parking permits are double the amount of spaces available so finding a parking spot is almost impossible & not to mention how expensive the parking permits are.
College Freshman 2013-09-30T23:10:25Z
The campus is beautiful. There are many trees and shady areas, and aesthetically speaking, the campus is gorgeous. The only downside to the landscape is the abundance of hills and the many flights of stairs.
College Freshman 2013-09-30T23:08:44Z
There are many facilities at Texas State with freshmen in mind. There is an entire building (PACE) dedicated to the well-being of the freshmen on campus. Texas State does an excellent job of taking care of it's students.
College Freshman 2013-09-30T23:06:04Z
There are many dining options in San Marcos, and they are generally cheap places. I have yet to go to a restaurant that has been less than satisfying. There are also many fast food options for a quick and cheap fix.
College Freshman 2013-09-29T05:59:11Z
Whereas there is a mix of diversity, many miniorities are still very ostracized, due to the fact that most of the student population came from small Texas towns where diversity is certainly not a large value. Ultimately, there is not going to be many social opportunities available for you to meet people of different cultures and lifestyles. That is my biggest issue with Texas State.
College Sophomore 2013-09-23T23:12:23Z
There's a few labs, mostly in the library but not enough for everyone to use on busy days.
College Sophomore 2013-09-23T23:10:09Z
Texas State is definitely a party school. Always something going on at one of the Frat Houses or something.
College Freshman 2013-09-22T15:19:09Z
Right now I'm just doing my basics, but it amazing how much one on one time you get with your teacher. There are over 30,000 students and I have 4 classes with 30 or less students. It's great how small the classes are and how much can be accomplished. Also it's so much easier to build a relationship with professors. I mean, I've been attending Texas state for about 2 months now and all of my professors know me by my name.
College Freshman 2013-09-22T15:15:20Z
There aren't nearly enough computers. There are always long waits, especially to print things out. Sometimes you wait 30 minutes in line and finally sit at a computer and it won't hook up to the Internet or it won't connect to the printer or something like that.
College Freshman 2013-09-22T15:11:37Z
I gave Texas State an A instead of an A+ simply because they aren't as big as other universities so the teams we play aren't really that well known. Of course it's competitive and fun to watch and support your school, but it's not like the entire school shows up to every football or soccer game. we hear about the sporting events all over campus and they games are free to students which is a definite plus.
College Freshman 2013-09-22T15:07:55Z
The campus housing at Texas state is pretty good. I stay in San Jacinto dorms which are the suite rooms, but there are sometimes difficulties. For example, last week I guess somehow the trash room got locked so everyone just piled their trash in front of the door and it was so gross, but I mean if that's the worst news about staying in the dorms then I guess it's pretty good.
College Freshman 2013-09-22T15:04:39Z
I didn't apply for scholarships at Texas state so I honestly don't know too much about them.
College Freshman 2013-09-22T04:24:56Z
San Marcos TX is a very safe community. It is peaceful, quiet, people are very polite, the whole town is centered around the river. Tubing in the river is by far the best activity. Students are always hanging out at the river at different locations of it and some travel to Austin, which is the music capital of the world. San Marcos is a very safe place, consisting mostly of good and friendly people. There are alot of events around town always, as well as the Premium Outlet Mall shopping centers. San Marcos has all the amenities of a big city but the simplicity and peacefulness of a small town.
College Freshman 2013-09-22T04:20:43Z
Sports are a huge part of Texas State University. Football especially is huge with tailgating every home game, to girls dressing up specifically with dresses and boots to the games, and mostly everybody is there. Same goes for basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, and intramural sports.
College Sophomore 2013-09-21T19:51:38Z
My school is huge on school spirit! We go all out for the sports teams and celebrate a win. Even if we lose, we still celebrate a great game played!
College Sophomore 2013-09-21T19:50:31Z
The computer labs are always available for students at reasonable times. Around the time of finals and midterms, it is harder to find a computer available, but a majority of the students have their own laptops so there is hardly a shortage of computers. And with a great school wifi, it easy to do your work without having to worry about being limited to a certain time on any computer.
College Sophomore 2013-09-21T19:47:18Z
Texas State has something for everyone! If you don't see a club you like but want to start your own, you have the opportunity to. There are very diverse groups and organizations here at my school that every student can become a part of. I love that there is something for every student to be involved in without the hassle.
College Sophomore 2013-09-21T19:45:23Z
Texas State does a good job making students feel at home and welcome. They go to great lengths to accept each student with open arms.
College Sophomore 2013-09-17T05:06:15Z
The Varsity teams at Texas State could be supported more by the student body. The school spirit is present but not at the level that other university have. The teams do their job as the recruitment gathers the best player the school budget ca aquire.
College Junior 2013-09-15T17:24:18Z
San Marcos is a small town with the huge city of the university in the middle of it. Plenty of stuff to do just like any other place. Has Music and Movies in the park during the summer. There is always events happening on campus if you just look for them. The river runs right through the middle of campus with plenty of areas to find your own spot you like. It has the outlet malls on the south side of town so there is plenty of shopping. The square downtown provides for good food during the day and a nightlife in the evenings. The outdoor center at the university provides ample opportunity to go on trips if you love the outdoors. Rent a paddle board!
College Junior 2013-09-15T17:19:24Z
I am in the Nursing program. It is located in Round Rock and not in San Marcos so it is very small school. I love the tight-knit network. The teachers are AMAZING, tough, and do anything to help you succeed. The pass rate of the NCLEX is decent...somewhere around 95%. Way different environment than Texas State University in San Marcos and workload is doubled.
College Junior 2013-09-15T17:15:10Z
San Marcos has a good mix of chain restaurants and local ones. Some good local ones to check out are Gils Broiler - it has excellent burgers and is famous for their manske rolls. Another one is Alvin Ords - known for their excellent sandwiches. There are also local food carts and new places popping up all the time.
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