- Class: Senior
- Major: Other
- Gender: F
- High School: MacArthur
- Transfer Student: Y
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!
All of my professors know my name bc the Respiratory Therapy program is fairly small. The RC program is targeted at getting a job but still requires courses such as philosophy to develop critical thinking skills. I spend time with professors outside class because we participate in clinical rotations at various hosptials. Fencing was one of my favorite classes and microbiology was my least favorite. Study time depends on the course, major, and talent. TX State students do have intellectual conversations outside class wether it be concerning politics, legalization of substances, to the war in Iraq. Competition, I think depends on your major, but I think its natural to want to have the best grades and resume.
I'm a first generation, lower middle class, Mexican-American female undergraduate student. I am a a minority and initially I felt like one. I guess culture shock had a lot to do with it. TX State is 60% white, 21% hispanic, and 5 % black. I guess if you dont feel comfortable being the only brown person in a class of 50 people then you'll learn to deal with it at TX State. Students dress pretty comfortably to school, mostly jeans, t-shirts, and flip flops but you will find the ocasional dressed up, full make-up girls. About the 4 students in the dining hall- theyre are all same ethnicity, probably freshmen or sophomores wearing shorts and flip flops. Lot of Houston people! Mostly laid back, intelligent, out going, lively students.
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some people think its inferior to other TX Schools