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Texas State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 5,116 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 62 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

56% Women
44% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Southland Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $123,279)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $64,878)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 62 70 Yes -
Baseball 47 - Yes -
Basketball 19 21 - Yes
Football 124 - - -
Golf 13 10 - -
Soccer - 25 Yes Yes
Softball - 21 - Yes
Tennis - 11 Yes -
Volleyball - 17 Yes Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Swimming and Diving - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.7%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.8%
Hispanic 23.3%
Non-resident alien 1.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 1.7%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 64.8%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 16 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 231
Liquor Law Violation 160
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 49

Notable Alumni

  • Lance Hoyt, professional wrestler
  • Shawn Michaels, professional wrestler
  • Thomas Carter, film director "Save the Last Dance"
  • Toms Rivera, Chicano author/poet/educator
  • George Strait, country singer
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Genesis from Houston, TX
  • 4
  • the dorm life is excellent, there's all types of dorms to meet everyone needs, there is the apt looking dorm, also the traditional were you share your room with one…

  • Jan-22-2012 Read More
  • Lauren from Keller, TX
  • 4
  • The dorms on campus are great! They offer a great community to get to know people and are very safe. You never feel in danger with the security that the…

  • Feb-03-2013 Read More
  • Anissa from Grand Prairie, TX
  • 4
  • Everyone is super friendly and just as eager to make friends as you are. The RA's are always on top of organizing activities and actually care about their residents. The…

  • Mar-04-2013 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Emily from Round Rock, TX
  • Jan-13-2015 I am a current student here

    What I love about Texas State is that there are a ton of different dining halls to choose from and each one excepts your mandatory freshman meal plan in some form or fashion. There are two buffet style dining halls, one at each end of the campus and each has better quality than you'd expect in a school cafeteria. If you are interested in eating out there are a number of restaurants just a short bus ride away, the bus rides which are free by the way, courtesy of Texas State.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Jan-09-2015 I am a current student here

    Food is good but it gets tiring eating on campus food after a while. I wish they had healthier options and more vegetarian options as well. Cook whenever you can.

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  • 4
  • Tonia from Austin, TX
  • Jan-03-2015 I am a current student here

    food is awesome there, they have such great variety of foods in the dining halls. I got the cheapest meal plan and I had some dining swipes left over.

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  • 2
  • Adrianne from Mission, TX
  • Dec-28-2014 I am a past student here

    The food options on campus aren't the greatest. Fast food rules the campus and is just about all that will be available to you. You may be thinking: well I love fast food! But trust me, one month of the same ol' same ol' and you'll be wanting some more options. Hopefully the new dining hall being built by 2016 will offer more! Until then, get ready for lots of trips to HEB to stock up on some better food.

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  • 4
  • Nicholas
  • Nov-24-2014 I am a current student here

    The food and dining is good with many different meal plans and options, buffets, chickfila, panda express you name it. The food does get old after awhile.

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  • 4
  • Mark from San Antonio, TX
  • Nov-04-2014 I am a current student here

    People complain about dining hall food but it's honestly not bad at all. Of course, if you visit the same location every day of the semester then you'll become bored of it. Switch it up!

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  • 4
  • Rachel from Dallas, TX
  • Oct-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Lots of delicious dining options! Texas State has places like Einstein Bros, Chick Fa La, and Panda Express on campus. Dining halls are conveniently located and have long hours.

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  • 3
  • Keisha from Austin, TX
  • Oct-20-2014 I am a current student here

    There isn't really many healthy choices, but there's a great variety. We have sushi, burgers. Panda Express, Chick-Fil-A, Pizza Hut, etc. We have to buffet style dining halls. Also, there's are a lot of food places close by! Chipotle is even walking distance!

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  • 4
  • Tamia from Killeen, TX
  • Aug-29-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is really good. There are two all you can eat halls and many other varieties of food.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Tamia from Killeen, TX
  • Aug-29-2014 I am a current student here

    There are quite a few sororities and fraternities around, so if That's what you like you'll find it here.

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  • 0
  • Echaka from Houston, TX
  • May-12-2014 I am a current student here

    All i am going to say is It is not for everyone. if that's what you want to do then go ahead but make sure this is what you want.

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  • 0
  • Richard from San Antonio, TX
  • Mar-05-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a slew of fraternities on campus, those ranging from social like DZ and ADPi, as well as SigNu and PiKap, to those catering to service like PhiMu and PhiIotaAlpha, to those catering to specific job markets like PhiMuAlpha, SigAlphIota, and MuPhiEpsilon, and even those that cater to social and religious interests like Lambda and BYX. You can see them on display in the quad and greek row runs along the borders of campus and up into the hill country of San Marcos.

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  • 0
  • Morghan from Longview, TX
  • Mar-03-2014 I am a current student here

    There are many social and service fraternities/sororities to join at TXST that can offer scholarship and friendship opportunities. While I highly recommend looking into the different processes and purposes of each, it is up to the student to decide what organization they think will be best for them. For myself, a music service fraternity offered the best chance for me to get involved in the community with something that I love andthat would benefit me in many ways.

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  • 0
  • Shelby from San Marcos, TX
  • Feb-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is great at Texas State there's a lot of participating students. Everyone wants to make a difference in the community and better each of their chapters.

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  • 0
  • Haley
  • Feb-06-2014 I am a current student here

    From what my friend says, it's awesome and she loves it! You just have to find the one right for you. (If you do want to rush. If not, it's perfectly fine. I didn't and I still love it here and had no problem meeting people!)

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