Sul Ross State University
Alpine, TX, USA

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Sul Ross State University
3.77 Average Rating

Amisadai from El Paso, TX

a current student here
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In three sentences
Sul Ross is a really great school to attend you get to meet a lot of new and exciting people. Everybody is friendly all the teacher look out for you wanting to see the best of you. If you do end up deciding to come to Sul Ross you wont regret it because the atmosphere here is always fun and friendly.
Tips for prospective students
Apply early and make sure that you visit the campus when you have time because that will be the best way for you to see how it really is. Don't just take my word for it also make sure that you don't become hung up with the idea of taking afternoon classes instead of morning trust me morning classes are better because it will free up your afternoons and give you time to get a job if you want to.
Academic Rigor
Its pretty decent seeing that the professors are always willing to help you out in your classes. Stress levels are fairly low because you don't always get pop quizzes or anything too difficult actually. Think of it as high school your teacher wont let you fail they want to see you succeed.
Dorm Life
The dorms are great you get your own privacy, its like living in a small apartment you have a living room two bedrooms, and two sinks and one bathroom. You get to choose your roommate and its fun in general because if you don't end up with your friend you can apply for a roommate change. You could also go for the traditional dorms which is one big room with two beds and a bathroom joining two rooms which is used by four people including yourself.
Food and Dining
Food is always good you get to choose your meal plan which is great. Breakfast is always good you get to see the early birds (students) who have morning classes. Also breakfast lunch and diner are like an all you can eat buffet which is great because you don't have to only eat one plate and still be hungry.
What to do for fun
There's the gym which is open to the students. The gym has a basketball court, weight room, sauna racquetball court, aerobic classes, and also a conditioning room which has treadmills, and elliptical machines. Every month on the first Monday the movie theater Rangra has free showings for the Sul Ross students. There is always football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, and softball games that you can attend to which are free to the students. There is also a game room in the University Center and you could check out games in the library.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The DESK an all time tradition here at Sul Ross you are not really considered a true SRSU students until you find the hidden desk up in the Mountain behind the Lobo Villages.
Great for these types of students
Like the quiet like to be surrounded by great people and a friendly community.
Clubs and Activities
Soccer Clubs, Student Government Association, Kinesiology Club, Gaming and Technology Club and many more.
Campus Safety
Very safe and if you don't feel comfortable walking alone in the dark you can call campus police and they will take you to your dorm. No major crimes happen in the town.
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Dezmond from Destoto, TX

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Sul Ross is affordable.
It has a fairly wide variety of majors and interests.
It is a small college and in a small town, and you really get a feel for nature.
Tips for prospective students
Meet with your academic advisor or speak with him/her as soon as you can.
Talk to your financial aid advisor.
Expect a quiet campus life.
Academic Rigor
The Computer Science degree is one of their best degree programs.
The physics degree program is okay as well.
Study a lot.
Dorm Life
Apply for housing early, and apply for efficiency living.
If you're in the residence hall you will have a roommate, but you will each have your own room.
You will only have to share a bathroom with your roommate.
Food and Dining
The food tastes okay.
It is buffet style, so you will get your fill.
And there are deserts.
What to do for fun
There are tons of fun things to do, but only if you have a car and are willing to travel.
There is snowboarding, horse back riding and swimming in a large spring-fed pool. But all of those activities are a couple hours drive away from campus. It may be better to hike into the hill. Just watch out for mountain lions.
Bang for the buck
It offers a great education for a reasonable price.
The staff, at least in the computer science major are committed.
There are no shortage of projects and clubs to join.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There is a desk that a student dragged into the hills one year.
If students go into the hill to write their name and wish on it, and it is supposed to come true.
There rocks on the hill that spell out Sul Ross.
Students go into the hills to paint the rocks white, and play in paint.
Great for these types of students
It will be good for you if you love nature and hiking.
It would also help if you are okay with being alone a lot.
It is for the self disciplined and the open-minded.
Clubs and Activities
There are many clubs and activities, but they are often for majors.
They are not limited only to the students in the major, but they will be esoteric.
But you could always make your own club and find someone willing to join your cause.
Greek Life
There is no Greek Life.
If that is a deal breaker then steer clear.
If it doesn't really matter I suggest you try the school to see how it fits.
Campus Safety
There are a lot of police and a fairly diverse student population.
You will feel safe at Sul Ross.
There are wild animals, such as mountain lions and jevelinas, so it may not be safe to roam outside at night.
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Melissa from Corpus Christi, TX

a past student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
The school is small and has a friendly staff. The student life flourishes. The teachers are focused on providing a quality education to their students.
Tips for prospective students
This school is perfect if you are persuing a degree in Horticulture, Agriculture, or anything to do with the ranch.
Academic Rigor
The faculty provides a challenging curriculum. They are also available to help students one-on-one during office hours.
Dorm Life
Incredible! Dorms built in 2006 and fairly new. The main thing to do in Alpine is hang out with friends and enjoy the dorm life.
Food and Dining
Food is all you can eat, whatever you want to eat. Always options for those who are trying to eat healthy, as well as those who enjoy the traditional slice of pizza or corn dog.
What to do for fun
Watch a movie outside, play a game of sand volleyball, visit the McDonald's Observatorium, as well as take a trip to Marfa to visit the Marfa Lights. Take a trip to Balmorea and dip into the fresh spring fed pool, or hike up the davis mountains. Travel even further away and camp at the Big Bend National forest!
Bang for the buck
Great Mexican food at the local eateries!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Wrapping the wolf with red. Climbing the Sul Ross hill to sign the desk that's hidden at the top.
Great for these types of students
Great for the country loving type, farmers, or ranchers.
Clubs and Activities
Theater and the Freshman Leadership program are great activities to become involved with.
Greek Life
There is no distraction of Greek Life!
Campus Safety
This campus is very safe. It's located in the middle of a small town in West Texas.
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Jose from Presidio, TX

a current student here
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Am learning a lot
Small class size makes easy to learn, plus Instructors are very flexible to students!
Am enjoying being here
It is a small community, you know what is in here, going on, and there is a lot of activities going on in Sul Ross.
Tips for prospective students
Average of 15 students per class or lower.
Great for these types of students
Great those who are becoming college freshmen. Students who want a great beginning with GPA. Those students that are very involved.
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Ryan from El Paso, TX

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
It is great because it is a very small school and it is nice and quiet around town. Everybody is very friendly and easy to get along with. The largest class I ever had was about 50 students, and my professor still knew my name.
Tips for prospective students
Do not underestimate the school. It gets a bad rap because it's small and in the middle of nowhere in west Texas, but that's part of its charm. It really is a beautiful area and its sad to see prospective students continually disappointed because there is nothing to do around town. There are no night-clubs but it is what you make of it. Marfa and Alpine always have festivals going on, and if you're really bored drive out to Marfa or Fort Davis and star gaze. I love the laid back nature of the school and I especially love the peace and quiet. There are a lot of organizations on campus that prospective students can get involved with and there is a great volunteer fire department for potential career firefighters. As an average person like myself it has been a great experience being able to get involved in many organizations that I probably wouldn't have been able to get involved with had I gone to a larger school.
Academic Rigor
It's challenging, but as I tell most people, it really really really makes your life a whole lot easier if you go to class EVERYDAY and do ALL of your homework. If you blow off your professors your grade will reflect that, if you show up and have a good attitude your grade will reflect that! The classes are also much more personal than most schools. I had a class just this last semester with just five other students!
Dorm Life
I get a private room, my roommate gets a private room, and we share a bathroom and living area for the same cost as most other college dorm rooms that make you live in the same room together - yes please! If your not on the third floor there are a couple of thuds now and again, but by no means severe. Note that this is a country town and 90% of the people wear cowboy boots.
Food and Dining
All you can eat. Some people complain, but i'm rarely disappointed with the dinning services.
What to do for fun
Lots of small and personal student organizations around campus. The area is also beautiful! You can go to the big bend national park, go star gazing at Fort Davis, or go check out the Marfa lights in Marfa. Also there are always little festivals going on around the different towns.
Bang for the buck
Low faculty to student ratio and also the most affordable state school in Texas. It's hard to beat that!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
That's all part of the fun of going to the campus and becoming a Lobo. I can't give away our little traditions!
Great for these types of students
Like the peace and quiet, like nature, like culture, and like being around friendly folk.
Clubs and Activities
You wont have a hard time getting into any club. Every club welcomes all students with open arms.
Greek Life
None.
Campus Safety
Small campus = quick response time. There are always campus police on duty. In my experience they tend to go above and beyond to help you. Also don't speed around town, you will get a ticket for going 1 mile over the speed limit!
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Kali from Alpine, TX

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Sul Ross is a great University where I feel very comfortable. The professors are very helpful and there is no other university I would transfer to at this time. Sul Ross State offers me the classes I want and I have made the Deans list and I intend to keep making my peers proud.
Tips for prospective students
Affordable, and a very friendly atmosphere.
Academic Rigor
Sul Ross offers baseball, football, volleyball, track & field, and rodeo.
Dorm Life
I live off campus but I have ssen the dorms and they are awesome.
Food and Dining
Great food & very affordable.
What to do for fun
Hiking in Big Bend National Park, swimming at Balmorhea State Park and Sul Ross has a great pool, and enjoying rodeos.
Bang for the buck
Great students and awesome small town with friendly residents.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Museum, the industrial arts dept.
Great for these types of students
Geology students, great art department, rodeo students, communications and computer gaming dept.
Clubs and Activities
Great art, rodeo, geology clubs
Campus Safety
Great campus police, very friendly.
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Liz from El Paso, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Absolutely beautiful campus life and a lot of one on one with professors.
Friendly faces and helpful staff/faculty.
Full of activities/clubs for students and many scholarship opportunities.
Tips for prospective students
A tip I suggest to every prospective student regardless of coming to Sul Ross, get all applications for dorm and scholarships done on time or even before they are due for that academic year.
A tip for prospective Sul Ross students is to try their hand at every class there is to offer, especially if they are undecided. They may learn exactly what field they are most interested in by doing that and can get the full college life experience.
Academic Rigor
Every individual is different, especially when it comes to learning. There were some challenging classes for me that were not challenging to others but some classes I found were not challenging but were difficult to others. The part about it is whether you as a student wants to put effort into the class. Every professor on campus has been very willing to help guide me and tutor me when I wasn't understanding the material.
Dorm Life
The dorms are nice, there are the newer ones called Lobo village 1 and 2 where it is 2 students in an apartment styled unit. Each unit has two separate lockable rooms so students can give themselves privacy as well as seperate sinks and medicine cabinets. The unit also has one bathroom so that the entire floor is not sharing the bathroom. These dorms are very nice and have some good views of Alpine. Some of your neighbors can get kind of rambunctious and noisy but the RA of the floor will usually maintain a decent noise level.
Food and Dining
The University center dining has a great variety of food. They offer a salad and pizza bar as well as a vegetarian selection. There is a main course section and for those who just want a quick burger or sandwich that is also available. Their hours do not always work with scheduling though, which is why I'm not giving this a 5 star. They are open for breakfast from 7 to 9 M-F, 9 to 10 on Saturdays and from 11:30 to 1:00 on Sundays. For lunch they are open from 11 to 1:30 M-Saturday, and for dinners they are open from 5 to 7 M-F and 5:30 to 7 on Saturdays and Sundays. The lunch hour conflicts for many students depending on how their schedules work out and those students don't get to have lunch on the days that their hours conflict.
What to do for fun
There are a lot of things on campus and in the surrounding areas of alpine to do for fun. For the more outdoorsy types Hancock hill has a fantastic hiking trail. There is a club on campus called Sully Productions that spends the entirety of its club funds on bringing in entertainment for students such as: magicians/illusionists, concerts, Bingo nights, mechanical bull riding, game nights, etc. Sully Productions also pays the Rangra Theatres once a month to give students a free movie (unless its a 3D movie, then there is a $3 charge) on the first Monday of every month. Close by is the McDonalds Observatory in Ft Davis if you want to go star gazing, and a little further than that in Balmorhea state park where you can swim in crystal clear natural water with fish.
Bang for the buck
Given the faculty and staff at Sul Ross, the things you can learn, the opportunities presented to students, the student life, and the number of scholarships available for Sul Ross students this school is probably one of the best schools when it comes to affordability based on what there is to offer and the quality of what it has to offer.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
One of the funniest and quirkiest things is the desk on-top of Hancock hill. After a quick hike, there is a desk with a notebook for students to sign.
Great for these types of students
Every student is welcome here at Sul Ross. From the outdoorsy extrovert to the introverted gamer.
Clubs and Activities
There are many different types of clubs on the Sul Ross campus, Sully Productions is one of them. There is also LARP club, Art club, Music club, Theatre club, Collegiate FFA, Psychology Club, Radio Club, Ballet Folklorico, Student Government Association just to name a few.
Greek Life
There is no Greek life per say on campus. Our "Greek Life" is actually the honor societies such as Kappa Delta Pi and Sigma Tau.
Campus Safety
The campus UDPS is present at all times on campus without being overbearing. They offer a wonderful service for students that, if they have to walk across campus at night and feel unsafe about that for one reason or another, they will talk to you on the phone or escort you to your dorm.
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Kenya from Tomball, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Sul Ross is a great school to attend. The people and environment are wonderful. Plus it is such a beautiful campus to look at and enjoy.
Tips for prospective students
Making the right friends can take you a long way at Sul Ross. Being very activity around campus will keep you busy and involve in things.
Academic Rigor
The teacher are really great! They help students as much as they can. They will work with you on anything and everything you need help with.
Dorm Life
The dorms are very fun and a great experiences.
Food and Dining
The food is great to eat and it is always different choices to pick from.
What to do for fun
I am currently playing basketball at Sul Ross so I spend a lot of time in the gym.
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Javier from San Elizario, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I Love Sul Ross because while being here i have met some incredible people that have made an impact in my life. I like it because with it being small i can get my work done and be with friends. One of the best things here would probably have to be the small classes and you dont have to walk far to go from class to class.
Tips for prospective students
Make the schedule how you want it and if youre trying to save money make sure you give your self a lunch break during the dining hall hours. You dont want to set up class after class and not have a lunch break. Another thing is stay busy, make some friends or join a club it will help you when you miss home.
Academic Rigor
The classes are small and it is easier to connect with your professors. A lot of the time they will even know your name. Just make sure to show up to class because they will know when you are missing, which is a good thing because it will keep you from skipping classes a lot.









Dorm Life
I actually enjoy the dorms here at Sul Ross, In the Lobo Villages which are the nicer dorms you live a little like being in an apartment since you have your own dorms. If you like being on social media, there's wifi to stay busy. The RA's are really cool and very helpful and will try to be your friend.
Food and Dining
I love the food it is a buffet, A lot of the times students try to stay away from that Freshmen 20 or whatever which is when you gain like 20 pounds your freshmen year. So the dining hall provides a salad bar. Now if you just want to eat pizza or burgers they have that too!! Dont forget about the dessert.
What to do for fun
When im not in class or working there are always things you can do you just have to find them. If you like video games or things of that sort we have a room in the library where you can go play or wifi in the dorms to stay and play. If you like pool there is a game room in the University Center which offers pool, ping pong and even a big screen tv to watch the Superbowl. And don't forget the the gym where there are Intramural Sports, a pool and a gym.
Bang for the buck
Earning your college degree is your Bang For The Buck
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
We have a couple desks on the hill near to us and you have to go find it and sign your name in a journal. It is fun to see all of the students before you that have signed it. Also like Texas A&M we have a sully sculpture where we get to dress him up and the next person gets to replace what he has with something of their own.
Great for these types of students
Sports are easier to get into here than in a division 1 college and you will have better grades than in a bigger university
Clubs and Activities
There are A lot of Activities i am currently in three. I am in Newman Club which is like a religious youth group and everybody is welcome of course. I am Also in SSS which is a group where we tr to raise money to go on a trip. I am also in Rotoract Club which is a club where you get to volunteer and help people in need, and finally in Sully Productions which is a group where you help set up events on campus
Greek Life
NONE
Campus Safety
We have our own campus police, and some huge lights in the Middle of the school that if you feel in danger you can press it and it will alert the police.
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Casey from Alpine, TX

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Sul Ross is a great place to get an education. The campus is beautiful and classes are less than five minutes away. The class size is small as well.
Tips for prospective students
Don't sit in room all day everyday. Get out and visit the town. Hike A mountain with friends when bored.
Academic Rigor
Classes are small so you get an hands on experiences with professor. Professors are very helpful and will work with you.
Dorm Life
Dorms are apartment style: you share bathroom and living room. You have your own room which come s with bed, closet, dressers, night stand, and computer desk. You have you own key to room as well. Living in dorms are a cool experiences. You get to meet new people and have fun.
Food and Dining
On campus food is good and there a variety of food choices to choose form. The C-store is the best thing on campus.
What to do for fun
Hang with friends and play games. Hike mountains and enjoy the outdoors. Go to the gym or intramural field with friend.
Bang for the buck
Earning your college degree is a bang for the buck.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The desk on A mountain, that students sign.
Great for these types of students
All type of students especially those who are interested in wildlife.
Clubs and Activities
Several clubs on campus such as, Math club, Rodeo club, Biology clup, Spanish club and the list goes on.
Greek Life
NONE!!!!!!!!! WE NEED TO BRING GREEK LIFE TO SUL ROSS.
Campus Safety
We have on campus police and they do a great job of protecting us.
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