B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Texas State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Address
601 University Dr
San Marcos, TX 78666
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Texas State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
930-1120
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$12,647/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,472/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,059/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,966/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,505/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,543/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.352 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.365 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.365 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
28,180Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 240 responses
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  • Diverse
    38%
  • Friendly
    16%
  • Average
    12%
  • Unique
    11%
  • Young
    6%
  • Different
    6%
  • Intelligent
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.441 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.538 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 260 responses
Report
  • Great education, beautiful town, fun environment
    31%
  • Good education opportunities with lots of parties
    12%
  • Great Education in a great location
    12%
  • Great education with a Good balance
    9%
  • A good introduction into university life
    9%
  • Great town with an amazing atmosphere
    9%
  • Party school
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.253 responses
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TXST is very diverse and accepting of all different types of individuals. Coming into my freshman year of college I was extremely shy and avoidant but my professors and classmates definitely brought me out of my comfort zone in a way that I feel my absolute best and most confident, especially academically. The amount of resources offered here at TXST are helpful, there is always help around every corner! My favorite part about being a bobcat is the energy associated walking through TXST’s campus, someone is always giving out free food (always accept free food in college), people play music, programs are out in the Quad doing activities at times and the overall feeling from being a student here at Texas State is powerful. If I could restart from my freshman year, I wouldn’t change a thing. Becoming a bobcat at Texas State University was the best decision I’ve ever made, and I am grateful for my high level of education.
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Texas State University is a great school! The campus is beautiful and it is much cheaper than other schools in Texas. The location of the school is also a major plus as well. San Marcos sits right in between San Antonio and Austin which great for those looking for internships in larger cities or to simply hang out in on the weekends. Texas State University also has many great programs and clubs to get involved in and spruce up your resume with. But perhaps it's greatest strength is that while Texas State is the fifth largest school in Texas, it still has a more intimate feel to it, a sentiment expressed by many students. It isn't like a huge campus where you feel you are just number in the system, it definitely has a genuine community feel to it. Overall my experience at Texas State has been great, I'd encourage anyone to come check it out!
I personally love Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. The campus is gorgeous with beautiful scenery everywhere you go. Although every college may have their ups and downs, this college is full of pros! Diversity, academics and athletics are taking seriously at my school. All professors are awesome! If I had to change one thing about my university, it would be the food; same food every week? Not in my favor, but other than that, TXST is the place to be!