Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

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Tuition & Fees

$11,550

$23,820

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
26%
500-599
54%
400-499
16%
300-399
0
700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
60%
400-499
20%
300-399
0
30-36
6%
24-29
33%
18-23
52%
12-17
8%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

20

students

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 19,134
Declined 4,449
Total Received 23,583
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Public

33,917

undergraduate students

4,270

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Texas State University, 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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 38,187
Established in 1899
Coeducational Coeducational

491-acre campus in San Marcos (population: 63,071), 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.

  • Metropolitan area: San Antonio, Austin
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Austin-Bergstrom International

Texas State University
601 University Drive
San Marcos
78666

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
20%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Veterans Alliance of Texas State
  • Texas State Strutters (Dance performance group)
  • Student Foundation
  • Sport Clubs Alliance
  • Student Association for Campus Activities

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Springfest
  • Bobcat Build
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • Emergency Notification System (electronic signs) within classrooms and offices

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
46%
Top 1/2
90%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
26%
500-599
54%
400-499
16%
300-399
0
700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
60%
400-499
20%
300-399
0
30-36
6%
24-29
33%
18-23
52%
12-17
8%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $75
Application deadline March 1

Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 19,134
Declined 4,449
Total Received 23,583

Admissions Factors

Very Important

class rank
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
application essay
first generation
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
geographical residence
academic GPA
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 50
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,920
Room & board $11,336
Additional fees $2,630
Books & supplies $760
Other fees $2,160
Total $25,806
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Financial Facts

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Tuition guarenteed plan yes
Installment payment plan yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Bowling, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Sand volleyball, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Bowling, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Sand volleyball, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advertising
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agriculture, General
Animal Sciences, General
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Aquatic Biology/Limnology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biochemistry
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Civil Engineering, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Consumer Services and Advocacy
Corrections
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dance, General
Design and Visual Communications, General
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Technology, General
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
Geography
German Language and Literature
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Technology/Technician
Interior Design
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Manufacturing Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Microbiology, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music, General
Musical Theatre
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Philosophy
Photography
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Health Education and Promotion
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television
Recording Arts Technology/Technician
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Rhetoric and Composition
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management
Wildlife Biology
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

38,187

total students

98%

in-state

2%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

89%

33,917
students

Female
58%
19,724

Male
42%
14,193

11%

4,270
students

Female
41%
1,742

Male
35%
1,488

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

82%

27,923
students

Female
60%
16,493

Male
40%
11,430

18%

5,994
students

Female
54%
3,231

Male
46%
2,763

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 76%
Student 4 year graduation rate 29%
Student 5 year graduation rate 19%
Student 6 year graduation rate 6%

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
39%
Hispanic/Latino
43%
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

3,387

Transfer students enrolled

9%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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