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Texas State University San Marcos

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It's pretty annoying that people are badmouthing Texas

Jan 28 2013Undecided
It's pretty annoying that people are badmouthing Texas State and discussing how it doesn't give you a good education. First of all, all the people who've given it negative comments have only been to one school (Texas State) and, for some reason, assume other schools are so much different or better. How could they ever judge--they've only gone to school at one university! Well, I've been to four colleges in different parts of the country, and I'm telling you that Texas State is above average to excellent. The town is incredible--it's a college town, through and through. Everything is accessible--a five minute walk to downtown restaurants, bars, shops, and cafes. The people here are pretty nice, though there can be a fratty feel sometimes (but they're like animals--if you leave them alone they usually leave you alone). The classes are challenging, and though I was in the top 10 percent of my high school class, and have done well at other universities, it's a good level of challenge here. The teachers really care (many of them are younger and are pretty cool). Alot of the teachers teach at other colleges around here (like UT, UTSA, Alamo, ACC), so you know you're getting seasoned professionals. Some programs here have national reputations, too. I know that the geography and theater programs are nationally ranked, at least. Oh--and as an outsider who moved down here from up north, I can assure that nobody knows the difference between UT and Texas State and Texas A&M. So stop worrying about school reputations. Nobody up north or even in the south knows that UT has a good law school, or that Texas State is one of the 50 largest universities in the country. People in other areas just see all these Texas schools as football schools--it doesn't matter, unless you want to live in Texas forever and basically close yourself off. And in that case, Texas State is as good a choice as UT or UTSA or A&M or Tech. Basically, it's the same education for much cheaper. The administration is good--they'll handle issues normally on the same day. This is better than many other schools, who sometimes take weeks to get back to you or don't respond. The social scene is really incredible. Everyone here is happy and good looking and outgoing. You can make friends easily if you try. Can't think of any downsides to this place. It's kind of a paradise. The girls are beautiful and walk around in almost nothing (because it's HOT here) and it's located half an hour from Austin and 45 minutes from San Antonio. There are buses you can take to go to both cities. It's also CHEAP to live here (off campus, anyway) and it takes me about 10 minutes to walk to campus from my apartment. Everything is easy here, and it's really frustrating that ignorant people have no idea how lucky they have it. If you go to school in Austin, be prepared to buy a car and spend an extra 20 grand or so (at least). Save it and go to Texas State.
1st Year Male -- Class 2014
Education Quality: A+, Useful Schoolwork: A-

It is a wonderful school

Sep 18 2011Business - Management and Administration
It is a wonderful school. Half of my profs also teach at UT so I am getting the same education for far less money. The town is beautiful. No traffic and cheap rent. I love San Marcos. I may stay here after I graduate. You will not regret this choice!
2nd Year Female -- Class 2014
Education Quality: A+, Useful Schoolwork: B+

Texas State is a beautiful school!Going to the

Jul 11 2011Business - Management and Administration
Texas State is a beautiful school!Going to the river is so much fun and I love that its right on campus. Everyone is nice and always willing to help you or have a friendly conversation with you. There are so many activites to get involved in! And you should never be bored. There are ALWAYS parties and smiling people willing to invite you to something. And the classes ,for the most part, are super easy!
1st Year Female -- Class 2014
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: C

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