College Sophomore 2013-02-14T02:43:38Z
The computers at Alkek Library are overall good. It does get crowded during peak hours (10am-3pm), so you may have to wait a little for a computer. However, the printing sometimes has difficulties which can be extremely annoying.
College Sophomore 2013-02-14T02:39:34Z
The diversity at Texas State is one of the many reasons I was drawn to this school! There is a ton of diversity in race, religion,etc. I come in contact with all sorts of people. It never gets boring.
College Sophomore 2013-02-14T02:37:41Z
The places are decent. There's not many healthy options which is a con. And the fact that it just gets tiring after only a few short months. We have 5 dining halls/food courts on campus. 2 are buffet-style, and the other 3 are food court/cafeteria style. Each dining hall has at least one or two good food items that most people like. My personal favorite is The Den. We have Chick-Fil-A, Starbucks, Panda Express, Pizza Hut, Blimpie, and Einsteins on campus as well.
College Sophomore 2013-02-13T04:32:06Z
The process is very easy to apply to Texas State. Everything is on Apply Texas
College Sophomore 2013-02-12T01:14:06Z
Drug usage is not very big here at Texas State, and the students who do use drugs do not pressure others to do the same.
College Sophomore 2013-02-11T10:07:05Z
Guys & Girls:
we have both awesome girls and guys. you will find more Hispanics than any other minority but everyone gets along! girls are the most beautiful and guys are the funnest. our people really are a family.
College Sophomore 2013-02-11T09:59:50Z
the process of getting into my Nutrition major was easy you just had to have a strong interest in helping people with Nutrition! i love our Family and Consumer Sciences program, great staff.
College Student 2013-02-11T09:27:14Z
While living on campus i find that you meet new people everyday. Everyone is so nice you never have to walk by anyone without getting a hi, good morning or so on.
College Student 2013-02-11T09:23:06Z
The square is where most of the students who are 21 and older go. It is manily a bunch of clubs and a few restaurants. The square is what most students look forward to when they become 21.
College Student 2013-02-11T09:19:34Z
It is somewhat difficult. You have to make sure you keep up with your grades because you do have to be excepted in a certain program.
College Student 2013-02-11T09:13:38Z
The parking is pretty reasonable. However they give out way more tickets than there are parking spaces. So if you come in at a certain time of the day chances are you will be driving around for a good 15 minutes or so to find a spot.
College Student 2013-02-11T09:07:47Z
My schools scocial scence has helped me open my eyes to the things around me. In one area of our school as we cal the "Quad" there are always many activities going on. Each time I walk by I always see something new and unique. By seeing everyone else being themselves it helps me to become more opened about being more of myself around others. This way i won't care what others think of me.
College Junior 2013-02-11T02:03:15Z
some cool partys but s****y clubs/bars and stuff
College Junior 2013-02-11T02:01:41Z
pretty s****y Idk I am not super involved with that
College Junior 2013-02-11T02:00:44Z
Okay. Lacks some diversity and specification, but not bad
College Junior 2013-02-11T01:59:09Z
hot. just like I love it. winter is annoying because the weather fluxuates so frequently.
College Junior 2013-02-11T01:55:48Z
Pretty good. Active lbgtq community. Seems goooood.
College Senior 2013-02-10T20:09:00Z
Went today and got no help at all! The lady next to me new her stuff though! I haven't had to deal with much financial aid through the school.
College Sophomore 2013-02-09T18:46:52Z
San Marcos is a good sized town that is a true "college town". Not too small, but not huge by any means. The landscape is pretty, with lots of little hills, trees, and the river to enjoy. Students spend a lot of time, it seems, involved in water related activities and going for a swim after class on a hot Texas day is popular.
San Marcos' downtown is charming and there are various options for eating out, hanging out, and shopping at eclectic little shops. You might have to leave San Marcos for more exotic food choices though.
The rental rates seem to be comparable to rents in San Antonio (an hour away) and a bit cheaper than Austin for sure (nearest city to the North) so I would say that San Marcos' cost of living is reasonable. It's a pretty little town with larger cities in either direction close by for weekend adventures.
College Sophomore 2013-02-09T18:42:05Z
The campus grounds are really beautiful. The construction is a pain but when it is over, it will have been worth it, I think. The proximity of the river, the park dedicated to student and staff use, are wonderful assets. The campus is really large and hilly so the walking can be excessive, but it also makes for a very visually appealing campus with trees and water areas and a great mix of architecture. The older buildings blend well with the newer ones.
College Sophomore 2013-02-09T18:38:29Z
Commuter and Non-Traditional Student Services are practically non-existent at my school. The attitude of professors is that everyone lives on campus and has their parents paying the bills. This is evident when professors expect students to come in or attend events outside of class time (but for me, this means another hour drive to campus).
Another example would be professors assigning group projects with the assumption that it is easy to "get together" outside of class with your project team members. Or, professors who refuse to accept assignments turned in via email and insist on it being submitted in person, to their office, etc., when there is otherwise no reason to come to campus (like during finals week, for example, in between days, over breaks, etc).
Parking for commuters is limited to one parking lot, very far from the main campus.
Food options are limited when it comes to anything affordable, because most students are on pre-paid meal plans anyway.
Professor policies are very often written as if intended for a group of high school aged kids, with strict rules that are very obviously intended to keep traditional aged college kids in line (for example, no "hoodies" because some students use them to sneakily listen to headphones), and discourage partying and skipping, but neglecting to recognize that some of us might have very real issues from time to time that don't fit into this little box (child illness, transportation failure for those of commuting from out of town) and there just seems to be little recognition overall that we are not ALL 18 year old students on Mommy and Daddy's dime.
Overall I would not heartily recommend someone who is a non-traditional undergrad attend Texas State unless you live in San Marcos, and only if there aren't other options. From what I understand, schools like UT Austin and UTSA have a much more diverse student body in this regard, when it comes to non-traditional students blending in well and not being ignored.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-08T07:55:38Z
I have never received a scholarship or any financial aid at Texas State.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-08T07:53:31Z
Most of my professors have been great! I've only had a couple professors that I didn't feel like I could talk to outside of class. They seem to be from one extreme to the other, either extremely great or (on rare occasion) extremely poor.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-08T07:51:28Z
Health & Safety:
The police on campus don't seem to be preventing crimes like assault or even handling such cases properly. As a female, I don't feel very safe walking on campus alone at night. However, I feel that our campus is considerably safer than most others in the country.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-08T07:48:54Z
Many of the professors I've had have been great, however, the fact that the course load is so laid back gives me the feeling that I can't compete with students from other schools such as UT or A&M. It also makes me worried about having a hard time in grad school.
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