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Texas State University

San Marcos, TX, USA
3.78 Average Rating

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is a 4-year public school in south Texas and the largest campus in the TSU system. TSU hosts nine colleges conferring undergraduate degrees in 98 academic majors. Every year, Texas State unveils a Common Experience academic theme shared by all students through lecture series, gallery presentations, and a common book. In addition to classroom facilities, Texas State features the largest forensics research facility in the world and the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment which provides glass bottom boat tours of the springs running through campus. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
46%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision November 15, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
98%
Out-Of-State Students
2%
26%
Submitting ACT
74%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
38,644
Total Number of Undergrads
34,187
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
28%
20-39 Students
49%
40-99 Students
15%
100+ Students
6%
0
100
27%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
55%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
20:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$13,729
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$11,240
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$23,900
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,940
Books and Supplies
$800

Aid & Grants

0
100
65%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
56%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,001
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
56%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,854
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,927

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
58%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,995
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$21,250
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$220
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
154
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
19%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bobcats
School Colors
Gold/Maroon
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Sun Belt Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Austin
Houston
San Antonio
Dallas
Denver
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
62%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$45,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.78 Average Rating

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