- Class: Senior
- Major: Psychology
- Gender: F
- High School: R. L. Turner High School
- Transfer Student: N
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 have been very blessed with great teachers and opportunities for classes at Texas State. As a psychology major, I have also been lucky enough to have worked in the psychology department for the past couple years. Because of this I have gotten to know several of the professors in that department on a different level and been pleased to see how enthusiastic and passionate the majority are concerning what they do and their students. My favorite class by far is actually not a psychology course but Sociology of Popular Music. It not only was amazing to hear the music genres over the the last century but inspiring and interesting to hear the history and sociological impacts of American relayed through the songs.
In my experience, if a student feels very out of place at Texas State, they have just not found the right group for them YET, or simply are not interested in looking. There are so many religious and social organizations over the campus it's hard to find a group that doesn't have an organization representing them. I found the Catholic Student Center quickly and was amazed to see how many people of the same faith can come together on a public college campus and be so bold about it. The Catholic Student Center as well as the other Christian organizations have all proven to have an enthusiasm for interacting with each other and being open to all new people and ideas. Most students I've met have come from the Houston, Corpus Christi, Dallas, or Austin/San Antonio area.
The Best Things
The diversity and open-mindedness of students and the plethera of opportunities for extra organizations.
The Worst Things
The stereotypes and those that give in to them, Also the lack of parking available for students.