College Junior 2013-01-10T17:56:46Z
I am grateful to have financial aid to help me with my tuition and rent. It is because my father has not had a job for two years due economy. It is a blessing in disguised. Those only beef I have is that you must keep an EYE on your emails from them, and especially urgently ask questions if something is not understood. Because if not, you will find out that they are asking for a document you already sent, except they want you to submit another. This may jeopardize dropping your classes.
Once again, read your emails. Especially if they are from Financial Aid.
College Sophomore 2013-01-09T15:16:55Z
The food at Texas State is not bad for a college, it's actually pretty good. There is plenty to choose from so no matter which side of campus you live on there is something to eat. Harris is by far my favorite, because it's all you can eat, which means you get more for your swipe!
College Sophomore 2013-01-09T14:55:16Z
There are people of many different races and religions at Texas State, and honestly, that's what makes the school so interesting. Although the school is predominately white, the minority groups of the school are still just as important. There are always showcases for different religions, ethnic and sexual orientation groups. There is no way you can come to Texas State and feel "left out"
College Sophomore 2013-01-09T14:48:59Z
The off-campus dining around Texas State is very good. The city has plenty of local food places that are reasonably priced and stay open pretty late. Most of the restaurants in the area except Bobcat Bucks, which is a great feature!
College Sophomore 2013-01-09T09:27:39Z
I'm from Houston, being in San Marcos gave me a small town feel that I enjoyed. Texas State's student population is very diverse and the school does a pretty good job of embracing diversity. There are many cultural, political, and social organizations on campus that you can join. The school really does a good job supporting the LGBT community around campus. You can truly be yourself on campus and meet people that share the same interests.
College Sophomore 2013-01-09T09:17:34Z
Guys & Girls:
Texas State is really diverse, that being said I'm pretty sure you will find the group of people to hit it off with. The girls here are beautiful and most guys are pretty athletic.
College Junior 2013-01-09T04:36:16Z
Financial aid is fairly easy to get. Texas State offered me a lot more than any other college I applied to. I wasn't the valedictorian of my class or anything, but I still ended up with a full ride. Just apply for as many scholarships as you can, meet with a financial aid advisor regularly,fill out the FAFSA, and you'll be fine.
College Junior 2013-01-09T04:33:30Z
Most of the dorms are pretty old and not exactly the ideal place to live, but I thought it was fine. I lived in Butler Hall and even though it was really old, it was a great place for a freshmen. It was really easy to meet people and become kind of a family away from home.
College Junior 2013-01-09T04:29:06Z
The weather is fairly nice, its sunny and beautiful in the summer and not horribly cold in the winter.
College Junior 2013-01-09T01:58:05Z
The rec center is huge and used often. The library is also huge and used often, and the resources are valuable. The student center has the campus bookstore and a few food places, and it is a good place to hang out and study.
College Junior 2013-01-09T01:55:30Z
Living on campus was great as freshman, but living off campus is great, too. There are many housing selection close to campus, as well as some farther away. Prices are decent, and parking is not usually a problem, if you live close enough to walk to school.
College Junior 2013-01-09T01:51:28Z
Texas State has a beautiful campus. Yes, there are a lot of hills, but it helps with the freshman 15! I am a music student and the music program is great! The marching band is very involved, and the rest of the school is very supportive.
College Junior 2013-01-08T22:14:41Z
I like the feel of the campus as a whole a lot. Very laid back. Not high stress at all.
College Junior 2013-01-08T22:14:11Z
Overall I enjoy the experience. It sometimes feels like the teaching staff could be more involved though.
College Senior 2013-01-08T03:30:45Z
Most of the food is great! But there's certain food items that don't settle well with me when I eat them on campus. If I want to get said items, it's better to get them off campus. I always enjoy the dessert area in the dining halls. Those are always the best!
College Senior 2013-01-08T03:26:34Z
Health & Safety:
I feel generally safe on campus, but I prefer to be with groups of people. Anytime there is a safety problem on campus, the campus alert sends out emails warning the students of the current situation. They also post the warnings on the electronic clocks in every classroom. If you feel unsafe to walk on campus at night, there is a transportation option provided to you by the school.
College Junior 2013-01-07T20:20:40Z
In my experience so far, my classes have been semi challenging. However, I don't spend much time out of class studying. I am only a sophomore, so this may change into years to come.
College Junior 2013-01-07T20:06:09Z
The professors are very helpful and friendly. They are invested to helping students succeed. The workload is very doable. There are always tutors available in the SLAC lab, located on the 4th floor in the library.
College Sophomore 2013-01-05T19:41:37Z
The public transportation is good in areas around campus, mainly just the campus loop. They run constantly betweem 7am and 5pm, then tend to slow until 8 when they stop running. But if it's late and you need transportation there's a number you can call for a service called BobcatBobbies.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-04T18:49:49Z
The school is on the river so students are always tubing and hanging out anf swimming. The square is also a great place to hang out and there are a lot of great bars to party at!
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-04T18:45:41Z
The parking can be a pain in the butt, but if you live on campus you will always have a spot. If you get a commuter pass then you may have some trouble, but if you plan and leave 15 mins early to find parking you wont have a problem!
College Sophomore 2013-01-04T03:54:44Z
There is a bus shuttle around campus that comes every 30 minutes, however there are so many students that are always trying to get onto the bus you don't always end up with a seat and usually have to wait longer for the next one.
College Sophomore 2013-01-04T03:51:34Z
Guys & Girls:
Many of the guys on campus are in fraternitys, some of them are still immature but I like there style of dress. They are always wanting to party or do other activities. Most of the girls are in sororities, they are skinny and pretty for the most part and are usually down to participate in many activities.
College Senior 2013-01-03T22:34:19Z
In San Marcos, there isn't much to do. There is a bar, and a coffee shop and a lot of restaurants which is nice if you are a local and can drive there, or eat meat. There is no vegan food on campus (aside from freshens, and rice chips) and there are many fast food options. It seems like a pretty boring town, with lots of hard core partiers. As far as the school itself, the atmosphere is nice. People seem relaxed and no one is rude to anyone (at least visibly) it is a very live and let live type of environment there, which is nice.
College Senior 2013-01-03T22:30:36Z
Guys & Girls:
Having attended UT Austin, I can say that I like the looks of the students at Texas State much better. While at UT Austin, I felt like there really were not many minorities enrolled, but at Texas State there are many, it is a very diverse college in comparison, there are also older students there as well. They even have a non traditional students organization on campus to be enrolled in if you so choose.
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