- Class: Senior
- Major: Communications
- Gender: F
- High School: Stockdale High School
- Transfer Student: Y
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:)
Once you declare your major and you hit junior/senior status, professors know your name and even more. My favorite class by FAR was the AAF Student competition course. It was a semester working with 20 students in my related field, doing hands on advertising/marketing campaign work for a national client...FUN! Least favorite is definitely Statistics, however, the professor was one of my favorites! I am an advertising major, which is rapidly growing. It is great. The professors in the Mass Comm department are amazing, and if you take the time to participate in class discussion and utilize the opportunites on campus, they become friends of yours. All of my professors know me on a first name basis, and we spend a lot of out-of-class time discussing my future. I wish that students' requirements were more strictly based on their major, and not irrelevent courses that take you over 2 years to complete.
I don't have much experience with groups besides College of Republicans and Ad club. I do participate and keep myself updated on ASG elections. I don't think anyone would feel out of place at Texas State. It is a very diverse student body. We have the frat/soroity students, which generally have a higher income, but not always. We have the river/lake junkies that are wakeboarding or skiing on the wknds and at Sewell during the day. The athletes sort of stick to themselves. The majority of the student body is active in school, partying on the wknds and staying active in school groups. Most people wear comfy clothes, like jeans/shorts and a t-shirt. Of course you have the guys and gals in swimsuits, and the ones in high heels and blazers.
The Best Things
Professors and collegues share their networks and opportunites and have fun doing it!
The Worst Things
Lack of tradition and parking situation