Texas State University Reviews

4.13 out of 5 stars
(39 Reviews)
  • San Marcos (TX)
  • Annual Tuition: $21,900
93% of 39 students said this degree improved their career prospects
95% of 39 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Rodrigo Hernandez - 9/30/2015
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2014
"I would recommend Texas State to anyone, as someone who enjoyed balancing studies with outdoor activities. The location of the campus was situated right in the Hill Country giving it some beautiful views from the upper hills. It is also close enough to Austin and San Antonio for day trips and also allows you to have good access to public transportation. It really is a great area to live and study. The university has some great professors in the liberal arts, education, business, and criminal justice fields. The campus is big enough to offer many different programs, but small enough to where you don't feel overcrowded in a huge university. You can definitely see the growth at the university in both students and buildings by seeing how many new cranes show up on campus. Really is a great time to become a part of the Texas State family. It's always a great day to be a Bobcat!"
2.6 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/29/2015
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2011
"Loved the college campus but the Social Work department is a hit or miss. Some great professors and some professors that didn't teach and instead just told stories. TX State has a lot to offer on campus, especially outdoor activities."
4.1 out of 5 stars
McLevn - 8/19/2015
Degree: Visual Communications
Graduation Year: 2015
"It's a medium sized college, coming from a big city I loved how close everything and everyone was. The river scene was so fun, a great way to get away for the evening or whatever time! Being so close to the water felt great."
3.6 out of 5 stars
Tiana Motley - 8/19/2015
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2010
"The program was very industry oriented. It helped me to better understand the nature of healthcare, the challenges it would face and gave me skills to better deal with those challenges once employed. I did feel that there was an under emphasis on data and the importance it has played in healthcare and my current role as a business analyst. I work with data and try to solve data issues every day and that was not taught in class."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Jtorres - 7/13/2015
Degree: Healthcare Administration
Graduation Year: 2008
"This school has a rich history and great reputation. The programs are up to date and organized to give you the skills needed to achieve your goals."
2.7 out of 5 stars
Mr.B - 6/30/2015
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2010
"It was okay. There wasn't enough investment in the sciences. The student government had way too much power to spend tuition money or make decisions about campus financial contracts."
3.0 out of 5 stars
RR - 5/20/2015
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year:
"I graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos with a BS in Applied Sociology, minor in Rec. Admin. I only attended Texas State for 7 semesters, including 4 summer sessions, as a transfer student, but I wish I had been there from the start. First thing to catch my attention was the campus. It's gorgeous and full of things to do. Sewell Park hosts the San Marcos River and it's so close to the source of the river it's waters are always clear and cold. I know campus has been under fairly heavy construction since I left because a lot of growth is happening. Student population is increasing because it's both fun and quality education. As a transfer, my studies were predominantly at Jowers, for Rec Admin, and Derrick, for Sociology. But, I did have two semesters of Spanish and they were terrible as summer courses. Too much to cram into too little time. Overall, coursework was practical and useful. I would recommend Texas State to anyone, as someone who enjoyed balancing studies with outdoor activities. I'm a native Texan and I think San Marcos is perfectly situated on the edge of the hill country. Close enough to Austin and San Antonio for day trips and close enough to immerse yourself in the quiet hill country. I easily drove to Wimberley on Sunday's for church and those single-lane 'backroads' where never too busy. It really is a great area to live and study."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Macie - 8/13/2014
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013
"Texas State University in San Marcos is a wonderful campus to attend. Not only is it a great community to be a part of, it offers classes taught by extremely knowledgeable professors. When you aren't in class you can also enjoy many different sceneries while study, whether it is the always impressive Alkek library or Sewell park studying by the river. You will always find a new great adventure to learn and grow as a person here at Texas State. Go Bobcats!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
Rebecca - 8/5/2014
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2012
"All of my professors were always willing to help with questions or recommendation letters. It has been a great experience."