“The fashion merchandising program has a lot ofQuite BrightOther
The fashion merchandising program has a lot of benefits - it is a broad program encompassing everything from enterprise development to retail technology, it is next door to the rec center, access to adobe suite and free printing. Overall, however, if you are not trying to get a corporate retail job, this college offers little resource/help/value for your future. The internships and job fairs pushed within the college are mostly Ross, Maurices, and the like. They could definitely improve the program by focusing on alternative careers, less corporate companies and tapping into editorial/ digital world of jobs.
“This university completely exceeded my expectations.Quite BrightEnglish
This university completely exceeded my expectations. I was hesitant on coming here at first, especially because it wasn't my #1 choice. Texas State University has an amazing atmosphere. Essentially everyone is accepting of everyone no matter their culture, sexuality, race, etc. The atmosphere is by far my favorite thing about this school. Most people are friendly. The campus is gorgeous and green. The river is right on campus. The resources here are incredible. The faculty genuinely cares about how you are doing. The workload is definitely big but not impossible (but that's just college). The food is decent. The rec center is beautiful. I have completely fallen in love with my school. If you want the "college experience" COME TO TEXAS STATE. Ignore those who say it's a party school. There are parties available to you at all times but like every other school, you do not have to attend them. This school will absolutely be what you make of it. If you aren't a partier person that's fine. If you are, great. Be careful of which dorm you select because not all of them are great. Falls/Sayers and Chataqua/Gallardia are the best ones. Everything about this campus is amazing. San Marcos is a great city to live in. I have friends at many colleges around San Marcos and it's easy to get to them. It's close to Austin, not super far from Houston, and close to San Antonio. COME TO TEXAS STATE because you'll fall in love as I did.
“Reading these comments from people trashing the university,Quite BrightPolitical Science
Reading these comments from people trashing the university, yet graduated 10 years ago, make me want to laugh. This school is undergoing a dramatic shift from being irrelevant to becoming a nationally recognized university. San Marcos was just deemed the fastest growing city in the nation, and it's no question that it is a direct result of the school becoming better. Just in the 3 years I have been here, they have built several new academic buildings, a new performing arts theater, and several new dorms. In regards to my professors, I have had the privilege of having many well-qualified professors, such as one who graduated from Yale Law School and taught at Columbia prior to coming to Texas State. The atmosphere in San Marcos is second to none, as the beautiful hill country snakes through town. The San Marcos river runs right through campus, and the university owns Sewell Park, which is a beautiful place to go swim, play volleyball, grill, or just hang out. Night life in San Marcos is insane, as the square has 10-15 bars to pick from. Greek life here has grown tremendously, as the average chapter size for fraternities is now 80, and 200 for the sororities. All in all, this school is proving itself to be a major contender to UT and A&M, and I would not doubt if it becomes even better than the two in the next 10 years.