Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

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  • On-Campus Housing Available
  • Freshmen Students Required to Live on Campus
  • Meal Service
  • Co-ed Dorms
  • Women's Dorms
  • Men's Dorms
  • Sorority Housing
  • Fraternity Housing
  • Single-Student Apartments
  • Married-Student Apartments
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
Room & Board Expenses $7,520
Living On-Campus 20%
Living Off-Campus 80%

Ratings & Reviews

Overall College Life Rating:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 11 Reviews

91% of students gave Texas State University 5 stars in College Life.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2017

College Life Rating

The social atmosphere is wonderful. Everyone is always in a good mood, even when its raining! I really do think its because of how beautiful the campus is. It's very hilly here so it was definitely a change of scenery for me and probably for you too! There are many various clubs that are odd and interesting and you can almost sign up to play any sport you want. You can also create a club if you have a minimum of 10 people to start it with you. Campus safety has never been an issue for me but in the very few instances there are crimes committed, an email is sent immediately to every student on campus. As far as our athletics program, a few years ago Texas State has moved up in to Division I. Every year we good better in each sport with the record setting incoming-freshman. We are part of the sunbelt conference and almost made it to a bowl game this year for football! The Square is a nice place to have fun on the weekend, there are many bars and concerts held there. Also just outside of campus, you can have some fun in the river that runs through it or go to some local movie theaters around town. If you're 21 years of age, you can take a party bus with your friends to 6th street in Austin and will be picked up there by the party bus at 3 am! If your a fan of shopping you will definitely love the outlet mall about 10 minutes away from campus.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

College Life Rating

Texas state gets characterized for being a party school. In my eyes that's because we just know how to throw parties that everyone hears about. The best thing is if getting swasted isn't your scene, then you aren't judged for it. I often go to a party and leave completely sober but still had a good time socializing. Being surrounded by awesome other cities doesn't hurt either, San Antonio and Austin an easy drive away. I drive into Austin to go and see some killer live music, and the nearby new branfuals which is home to Wursfest ( sausage, beer and German festival google it)and the best water park in the world. As far athletics go we are getting there. Our football team became bowl eligible this year, and our volleyball team won our conference. So we are competitive in our conference, it's just the attendance can be abysmal at times. The will games where the football stadium is only filled with spotted fans, however we are trying to have a culture shift so maybe the up and coming freshman can help bring some life to school spirt. As far as clubs and safety , there is over 300 clubs on campus and it isn't hard to make one. And there has never been a point on campus where I've never felt 100% safe.

Campus Safety

Emergency Hotline
(512) 245-2805
Medical Center Emergency Department
(512) 353-8979
Campus Police
615 North L.B.J. Drive San Marcos, Texas 78666


Quick Facts
Team Mascot: Bobcat
School Colors: maroon and gold
Official Athletics Site: www.txstatebobcats.com
Athletic Facilities baseball and softball complex, basketball and volleyball coliseum, football stadium, soccer field, tennis courts, track and field
Athletic Conferences: NAA, NCAA
Football: Western Athletic Conference
Basketball: Western Athletic Conference
Baseball: Western Athletic Conference
Track: Western Athletic Conference

Athletics Department at Texas State University

Athletic Director Name
Larry Teis
Athletic Department Email

Student Organizations

Greek Organizations
Number of Fraternities: 13
Number of Sororities: 7
Percentage of Men in Fraternities: 5%
Percentage of Women in Sororities: 5%
Military Programs
ROTC Air Force

Other Organizations

  • Academic Clubs
  • Business
  • Environmental
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Music Organizations (Band, Choir, etc.)
  • Political Activism
  • Theatre/Drama
  • Religious Organizations
  • Minority Organizations
  • International Organizations
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station

Student Services

Computer & Technological Services

  • Internet Access
  • Computers in Residence Halls
  • Computers in Libraries
  • Computer Labs
  • Computers in Student Center
  • Email Account Provided by School

Career & Employment Services

  • Career Counseling
  • Co-op Education Placement
  • Internship Placement
  • Career / Job Search Classes
  • Interest Inventory
  • On-Campus Job Interviews
  • Resume Assistance
  • Alumni Network
  • Interview Training

Counseling Services

  • Minority Student Counseling
  • Military Counseling
  • Veteran Counseling
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Psychological Counseling

Physically Handicapped Services

  • Note-Taking Service
  • Recording Devices
  • Tutors
  • Reader Services
  • Interpreters for Hearing-Impaired
  • Special Housing
  • Adaptive Equipment

Other Services at Texas State University

School Store / Bookstore

  • Health Services
  • Library on Campus
  • Non-Remedial Tutoring
  • Placement Services
  • Women’s Center
  • Health Insurance

Famous Alumni

  • Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States
  • George Strait, recording artist
  • Beth Moore, Christian author and speaker.

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