- Class: Senior
- Major: Biology
- Gender: F
- High School: Temple Christian School-Dallas
- Transfer Student: Y
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.
Academics at Texas State is very competitive. I think the students here are very intelligent. The professors are nice and most are very caring about their students. They are also very approachable and usually available during office hours. The biology department is extremely good at helping students and providing resources to help us succeed. Magic, Ritual, and Religion was a very unique class that I took here and is pretty interesting. Our geography department is No. 1 in the nation and our education department is No. 3 in the nation.
Texas State has a very diverse student body. We have students from every state and a lot of countries around the world. I don't think anyone would really feel out of place here because of our diverse background. Most students here are very casual and relaxed and wear t-shirts and jeans/shorts to class. There are a few girls around campus that dress up, pile on the make-up, and trek across campus in 5 inch heels. Why heels when we are built on hills? Lol. I would also say that we have a pretty politically active community of students that have various political identities.
The Best Things
The Worst Things
Hiking up hills in between classes.