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| First, let me start out how excited I was to come to Texas State. Now that feeling has quickly passed, as I have realized what a big mistake I made. Texas state university, you should know, is not nationally recognized...its BARELY recognized within Texas. Social life here consists of joining a frat or sorority, and while these organizations are not always bad, the people here take them way to seriously. If you come here, be prepared to rush. And those in the frats and sororities are usually rude and pretentious. The general student population has a poor work ethic, I know many people who hardly ever go to class, despite the fact that many of the classes do actually have attendance policies. People here barely know how to read, and many of the students are very immature and condescending, and do not take school seriously. There is also no school pride, which is disheartening. |
As for this place being a party school, that's a fairly accurate statement, as most students here would rather party, or at least blow off class, rather than study or try to do well academically. Also, whether the party stereotype is true or not, it IS the reputation of the school, and that reputation will follow you when you try to get a job later on with your degree.
Many professors here are actually decent, but of course there are several who don't encourage you to grow intellectually at all, and that's disappointing. I feel like I learned more in my high school classes than in some of the classes I am taking here. But I guess you can't really blame the faculty for being jaded, because if the students don't care about class or put any effort in, then the professors aren't going to care either.
Also the administration in general is terrible. It takes hours to get simple things straightened out via phone, and most of the employees are rude and are not knowledgeable about their jobs, which frequently leads to matters being mishandled, you getting screwed, etc. I can't tell you the number of times I've called a department and have been treated badly. They also have given me lots of false information simply because they don't know what they're doing. They are very unorganized and don't seem to care that they are basically lying to you.All in all, I would say if you want to expand your intellect, and if you genuinely care about your education and success, go elsewhere. If you like partying, fraternities/sororities, blowing off class, not really achieving anything academically, and being around other people who sharer this same mind set, this is the place for you
|Oct 03 2012|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2016 |
| When I first began at Texas State University, I was not thrilled with it. By the end of my first semester that view had changed, I began making friends and enjoyed going to class. Joining a sorority was a great idea during school. Being involved in the greek community you have to keep up you GPA, participate with the university, contribute volunteer hours, and get the chance to meet a lot of people. My career success is directly related to attending TX State, my boss attended there and immediately gave me a chance based on my school and internships. |
|Oct 27 2011|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |
| Texas State is an excellent school, but it depends on what you're studying. We have an amazing criminal justice program, a renowned physical therapy school and education department, and a good communication department. Other than that, I would say that you might want to look at other schools that are known for the program you are interested in.|
WARNING: There is no nightlife and/or weekend-life. There is the square, which is mostly unoccupied due to high rent, but even that only has a few small bars. I would suggest getting to know people that live in Austin or San Antonio because weekends in San Marcos on and around campus is akin to an abandoned ghost town. There is the river, but you can only float so far, stay out in the sun so long, and be around smelly hippies for so long before it gets old; and it will very quickly.In summary, if you are looking to pursue a career that falls under one of the aforementioned degrees, are a huge nerd without a social life, or don't mind paying outrageous gas prices to travel to nearby Austin or San Antonio Texas State is your school. If not, than this probably isn't the place for you.
|Oct 17 2011|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2013 |