If you are looking to get a glorified Junior College degree that is recognized as a 4-year college degree, then this is the place for you! Very easy to get around campus, but keep in mind that this is a sleepy mountain town that has little to offer for college-age kids. The town hasn't ever truly embraced the college and thus has not had any entrepreneurs interested in investing in having Alpine become a college town.
If you enjoy the very quiet and slow life, this college is for you. Although I cannot speak for other departments, it appears that the Geology program here is extremely watered down from what it used to be in the mid to late 80's to early 90's when Sul Ross was regarded as being in the top 5 Geology programs in the nation. Now the faculty is either too engrossed in their own pursuits to teach effectively or using their tenure as a glorified retirement to get a check to keepfrom rotting away in a retirement home.I have had little to no real guidance or financial help, but I have heard that Sul Ross is leader in degrees for people first in their family, which only disguises the fact that there isn't a system of parents holding an SRSU degree urging their children to follow suit. It's really a shame that SRSU isn't a geology target school for any company seeing as hardly anyone younger than 55 even know of Sul Ross' existence. With easy access to the beautiful igneous rocks at Big Bend National Park and Big Bend Ranch State Park, the potential will always be there for pepole to take Sul Ross geology seriously in the future, but do not expect any help whatsoever with your degree. This is a college that you get an easy degree from and use the time you don't need to study to network a lot due to the classes being the same level as a run-of-the-mill Junior College. Even if you do not believe my opinion on the state of academics here, research for yourself the times that Sul Ross has been on Academic Probation from the accrediting governing academic board.