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The school size is just right and sits in a really cool small town. It is definitely a college town with the entire community backing the university. One of the best things is the spring-fed San Marcos River that runs right through campus. It is great for tubing after a long day of classes. Usually when I tell people I go to T-State their reactions are usually something about being a party school and they also talk about the great food in San Marcos or the outlet malls. I think the teachers and staff here at Texas State are phenomenal and are willing to help you in whatever way possible. There is a lot of school pride at this school but not as much team pride, but we are trying to move to a larger football conference and that should help change that.
The best thing about Texas State is: it is the ultimate all-around university that is a huge home to thousands of students from all backgrounds, and futures. It's the perfect size, not too big, not too small. The town of San Marcos is great, offering the river, our "downtown" called "the square" where you can shop, eat, dance and party. Once you declare your major, the students in all your classes become your second family. No matter what your passions are, Texas State offers a way to expand it. The people and faculty are the best you can get! The school pride can always grow, and tradition is something the students and asg are currently working on. It's unusual that students come to class in their swim suits, which means they were just at the river. "Frisbee Dan" is a man who is an expert at frisbee throwing and hangs out at Sewell Park everyday. He is almost like our mascot, minus the bobcat:)
The best thing about Tx State is the natural beauty of the campus. The river, the hills, the outdoors truly inspire students to socilize and explore far beyond the text books. One thing that I'd change about TX State would be the architecture. Don't get me wrong some of the buildings are beautifl but there just needs to be a smoother flow. Also, I would totally take away the horse statue in the Quad! TX State is the perfect size. Big enought to meet someone new everyday and small enough to have a buddy on riding the commuter bus home with you. Some people get impressed that I attend TX State, others ask where's that, and some just don't care, but after brining them here for a visit they all love it! I spend most of my time on campus in the Health Professions building bc I'm a Respiratory Therapy major but I also spend time in the education building bc work, the Quad, or the LBJ Student center (perfect place to take a nap) I feel that for the most part, TX State students attend TX State because it is an oustanding institution with great academic and social opportunities. The campus is beautiful. The university truly is student center and admininistration and students are always seeking ways to provide educational opportunities by briniging in big time speakers such as Obama, Bill Clinton, Maya Angelou and Isabel Allende or putting on events such as Riverfest. The biggest controversy- the name change from Southwest to Texas State University. There is plenty of school pride but we can always use more! Unsual about Tx State- we have a river that runs through our campus! Memorable experience- being a part of Greek Life. Amazaing memories and lifelong friendships. Complaints- Bad Parking and lots of construction!
I came to texas state not knowing anyone, and it was the best experience I've had in life. There is much diversity at texas states among students as well as extra curricular opportunities. The school is average sized, with the most beautiful campus I've ever been to. People's reactions of Texas State are often skeptical, but I try to be quick to dismiss those opinions. There is a strong Catholic and CHristian community which is very important to me. THe school pride may not be witnessed as much as universities in "The Big 12" but you can definitely see a surge of energy concerning our school among individual students.
I love the diversity of campus. I wish it wasn't on the hill. It's just right. Growing up in the next town over, a lot of the parents of people I graduated with still call it Southwest. I spend most of my time in the Theatre, LBJ and the Quad. San Marcos is definitely centered around the university! I haven't had any direct correlation lately with any of the administration. Since the Texas Primaries is in a few days, every political ideology has been sparring in the Quad. You can't walk from one building to another without seeing someone in a Texas State shirt. I believe thinking something as "unusual" is very subjective. My entire experience at Texas State will be memorable. Everyone always complains about the hill.
The natural beauty surrounding Texas State is amazing. The university is located on a hill, and the San Marcos River runs through the middle of campus, which provides for a good time and great scenery year-round. Texas State is diverse, and everyone is very friendly. It is the perfect size, not too big, nor too small. San Marcos is a good-sized college town, but it is old-fashioned, and some of the places need to stay open later, including the hot spots on the Square. There could be more modernized places to hang. For the most part, the administration is available and listens to the students' needs. I think President Trauth has worked hard to improve our college tremendously. Students here have a lot of school pride but not enough. I think people promote their sororities and frats more than Texas State as a whole. One experience I will always remember: In January 2007, central Texas had a huge ice storm, and it snowed for the first time in....forever. Our first three days of school were cancelled for the spring semester. The entire town shut down because most Texans don't know what to do in that kind of weather..especially in San Marcos because it is so hilly. I didn't want to leave my apartment the entire time for fear of losing control of my vehicle. One of the recent controversies on campus was when smoking was restricted in certain areas such as the Quad and within 20 feet of any building entrance. Many smokers felt it was a violation of their personal freedom and disregarded the warning signs. However, our university has made it clear that they will fine anyone found smoking in those areas.
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