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| Being from College Station, Texas; the place I did not want to attend was Texas A&M. So, after crossing that off my list of potential institutions, I narrowed it down to Texas Tech, UT, and Texas State. My thoughts on each before coming to Texas State two years ago:|
Texas Tech had a beautiful campus and a student body who fostered a great deal of school pride. The problem I had was Lubbock. I did not want to spend the hours it takes to drive home and visit friends at other universities. After a great deal of consideration and a school visit, I crossed Tech off my list.
Oh the one and only UT. I was accepted into UT for being in the top 10% of my graduating class (a system I find absolutely ridiculous), but was I about to choose my home town university's rival? No. The things I did not like about UT was the spread out campus, size, and the "I am better than you" mentality. In fact, the previous poster sounds like he would fit in perfectly with the other elitist students at UT.
Next comes the school I ended up choosing - Texas State. Lets be honest; Texas State is not a research buff university nor do they have a power house football team. What I found so appealing at Texas State, though, were the same things that turned me off at UT. The campus is well kept (you can't really compare beauty after visiting Tech) and the layout is perfect. Being at 30,000 students, the size is right where I like it. And lastly, the student body is incredible; it is so easy to find a place and student organization that you fit in with. At Texas State, we have our share of Austin's hippies, UNT's liberals, A&M's conservatives, Dallas's opulent, and Al Gore's environmentalists.
After being here for two years, I like how I am not treated as a number and that I can count, on one hand, the number of times graduate assistants have taught the class. The faculty is amazing and extremely approachable. In fact, I stopped by my accounting professor's office the other day and we literally sat there and conversed for over an hour; I loved it. If you are coming here because you didn't get accepted into UT, please look elsewhere; we do not want bobcats wishing they would grow horns. If you are looking for an honest, diverse, well-rounded, and leadership driven; Texas State it for you. Don't think about it, just apply!
|Dec 17 2009|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2012 |
| 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 |