Tuition & Fees

$10,218

$21,918

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1
20

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,672
Declined + 6,039
Total Received 20,711
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Public

33,480

undergraduate students

4,499

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business/marketing
  2. Interdisciplinary Studies In Education
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 6667
ACT 4178

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
42%
400-499
41%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
47%
400-499
37%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
35%
400-499
49%
300-399
8%
30-36
8%
24-29
27%
18-23
53%
12-17
12%
30-36
2%
24-29
36%
18-23
50%
12-17
12%
30-36
3%
24-29
35%
18-23
59%
12-17
3%
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School Facts

Texas State University -- San Marcos, founded in 1899, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 491-acre campus is located in San Marcos, 30 miles south of Austin and 45 miles north of San Antonio.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 37,979
Established in 1899
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •   CAHIIM (Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education)
•  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CoARC (Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

San Marcos, TX

491-acre campus in San Marcos (population: 50,001), 30 miles from Austin and 50 miles from San Antonio; branch campus in North Austin. Served by bus and train; major airports serve Austin and San Antonio. School operates transportation to local apartment complexes.

Texas State University — San Marcos
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
20%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
13 fraternities 5% of male students
 
7 sororities 5% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
48%
Top 1/2
93%
Bottom 1/2
7%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
42%
400-499
41%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
13%
500-599
47%
400-499
37%
300-399
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
35%
400-499
49%
300-399
8%
30-36
8%
24-29
27%
18-23
53%
12-17
12%
30-36
2%
24-29
36%
18-23
50%
12-17
12%
30-36
3%
24-29
35%
18-23
59%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Common application accepted no
Application deadline May 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,672
Declined + 6,039
Total Received 20,711

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Considered

Essay
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Stephanie J. Anderson
Director of Admissions
P: 512 245-2364
F: 512 245-8044
admissions@txstate.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,750
Room $5,230
Board $2,240
Additional fees $2,468
Books & supplies $820
Total $18,508
Average Financial Aid - $10,651
Total with Avg. Aid $7,857

Financial Aid

66%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,651

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $50,442,764
State $47,400,378
Institutional $1,050,318
Other external $1,948,200
Total $100,841,660

Non-need-based

Federal $407,939
State $7,887
Institutional $3,710,212
Other external $6,762,863
Total $10,888,901

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Sun Belt Athletic Conference
Mascot
Bobcat
School colors
maroon and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting/Information Technology
Adult Education
Agricultural Business/Management
Agricultural Education
Agriculture
Allied Health Research
Animal Science
Anthropology
Applied Arts/Sciences
Applied Mathematics
Applied Philosophy/Ethics
Applied Sociology
Applied/Physical Geography
Aquatic Biology
Aquatic Resources
Art
Art History
Asian Studies
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Cartography/Geographic Information Systems
Chemistry
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Communication Design
Communication Disorders
Communication Studies
Communications Design
Communications Studies
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Concrete Industry Management
Construction Science/Management
Consumer Affairs
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice/Corrections
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
Dance
Developmental Education
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education
Education Leadership
Education/Adult/Professional/Community Education
Education/School Improvement
Educational Technology
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Elementary Education/Bilingual/Bicultural
Engineering
Engineering Technology
English
Environmental Geography
European Studies
Exercise Science
Exercise/Sports Science
Family Nurse Practitioner
Family/Child Development
Family/Child Studies
Family/Consumer Sciences
Fashion Merchandising
Finance
French
General Physiology
General Studies
Geographic Education
Geographic Information Science
Geographic Information Sciences
Geography
Geography Land Management
Geography Resource/Environmental Studies
German
Health Care Administration
Health Education
Health Information Management
Health Psychology
Health Services Research
Health/Fitness Management
Health/Physical Education
Health/Wellness Promotion
History
Human Nutrition
Human Resource Management
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Technology
Industrial Technology Construction
Industrial Technology Manufacturing
Information Systems Management
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies in Dementia/Aging Studies
Interdisciplinary Studies in Education
Interdisciplinary Studies in Science/Engineering
Interior Design
International Studies
International Studies/Asian Studies
International Studies/European Studies
International Studies/Inter-American Studies
International Studies/International Relations
International Studies/Mid-East/African Studies
Jazz Studies
Legal Administration
Legal Assistant Studies
Legal Studies
Legal Studies/Alternative Dispute Resolution
Literature
Long-Term Health Care Administration
Management
Management of Technical Education
Manufacturing Engineering
Marketing
Mass Communication/Advertising
Mass Communication/Electronic Media
Mass Communication/Journalism
Mass Communication/Public Relations
Mass Communications
Materials Physics
Materials Science
Materials Science/Engineering/Commercialization
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Merchandising/Consumer Studies
Microbiology
Middle Grades Mathematics Education
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Music Studies
Music Theatre
Music/Performance
Nursing
Nutrition/Food
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education
Physical Geography
Physical Therapy
Physics
Political Science
Population/Conservation Biology
Professional Counseling
Psychology
Psychology Research
Public Administration
Reading Education
Recreation/Leisure Services/Therapeutic Recreation
Recreation/Leisure Studies
Recreational Administration
Recreational Management
Resource/Environmental Studies
Respiratory Care
Rhetoric/Composition
School Psychology
Secondary Education
Social Work
Social Work/Administration Supervisory Practice
Social Work/Direct Practice
Sociology
Software Engineering
Sound Recording Technology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech Communications
Student Affairs in Higher Education
Studio Art
Technical Communications
Technology Management
Theatre
Urban/Regional Planning
Water Studies
Wildlife Biology
Wildlife Ecology
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Undergraduate

88%

33,480
students

Female
57%
19,086

Male
43%
14,394

Graduate

12%

4,499
students

Female
62%
2,774

Male
38%
1,725

undergraduateFull-time

81%

27,369
students

Female
58%
15,850

Male
42%
11,519

undergraduatePart-time

19%

6,111
students

Female
53%
3,236

Male
47%
2,875

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
9%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
35%
Hispanic/Latino
49%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

84%

Transfer applicants accepted

67%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.20
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Spring: December 1

Summer: May 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

66

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

85%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 40
Countries most often represented Canada
India
Mexico
Nigeria
South Africa
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Other

International Student Contact

Jon A Ahlberg
Associate Director of International Students Office
512 245-7966
ja15@txstate.edu

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