Texas State University traces its origins to the Southwest Texas State Normal School, which was established in 1899. Over the years, the institution underwent many changes and grew in size and stature. The current name was adopted in 2003, and the university is now home to seven academic colleges, which offer 97 bachelor’s, 89 master’s and 12 doctoral degree programs. Texas State University is located in San Marcos, which is part of the greater metropolitan area of Austin, the capital city of Texas. Texas State University is the fourth largest public university in the state of Texas.
Why Texas State?
- Classified as an Emerging Research University
- Career-centric course curriculum
- Affordable tuition
- Scholarships and grants are available
- Programs taught by leading academic experts and scholars
- McCoy College of Business is accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- Leading university to study aquatic ecosystems and species
- One of the top undergraduate programs in musical theatre and acting in the U.S.
- Sixth-highest retention and graduation rate of public universities in Texas
- Texas State offers a Ph.D. in materials science, engineering and commercialization in the College of Science and Engineering and a Ph.D. and Ed.D. in developmental education in the College of Education. These are the only programs of their kind in the U.S.
- First university in the U.S. to offer a master’s of applied geography degree
- Highly decorated sports and athletics teams in NCAA Division I
- Popular accredited English Language Program available
- On-campus accommodations for international students
- Strong global alumni network
Texas State University has a simple and transparent admissions process beginning with the Apply Texas application and paying a $90 non-refundable application fee. Applicants for graduate admissions should have completed the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution with a good academic score. Graduate applicants might also need to provide additional departmental documents, which vary by graduate program. Official test scores, such as the GRE, GMAT and English proficiency exams, may be required as well. Applicants are required to submit all official academic transcripts (and an English translation if the transcript is issued in the native language), a copy of his/her passport and a bank statement with the requisite funds to show ability to pay the cost of attendance. Admission requirements vary by program.
Texas State University offers accommodations to students that are safe, secure and convenient in its residence halls and in off-campus apartments through the Achieving Community Together (ACT) program. The amenities provided in the residence halls include:
- Lounge/lobby areas
- Study rooms
- Wired Internet connectivity for each student in his/her room
- Wireless Internet access in study rooms and other public areas
- Basic cable television in student rooms and lounges
- Community kitchens
- Laundry facilities (Cost is built into room rate.)
- Recreation areas and equipment (pool tables, pingpong tables, sand volleyball courts, outdoor grills, etc.)
- Card key access to building main entrances
A Texas State living-learning community (LLC) is a group of students living together based on a common interest, while taking one or more classes together and participating in out-of-class experiences led by successful upper-class students. Residents have access to many special resources, programs and activities, such as seminars, site visits and reserved space in academic courses.
The Texas State Intensive English (TSIE) program provides academic English programs to international students, scholars and professionals to achieve the goal of academic readiness, test preparation, self-improvement and cultural integration. Participants benefit from the full services of Texas State University while being engaged in English language study. TSIE has a Bridge Program and is accredited by CEA, the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation.
The Common Experience is an integral part of life on campus at Texas State University. A yearlong sequence of events and cultural activities, the Common Experience introduces all students to life at the university. Common Experience events include films, exhibits, debates, concerts and artistic performances.
With national championships in multiple sports, the Texas State Bobcats have a strong legacy of excellence in athletics. Sixteen men’s and women’s teams compete at the NCAA Division I level in sporting events across the country.
There are nearly 400 student clubs and organizations, which allow like-minded students to connect and participate in various cultural events. The LBJ Student Center is at the heart of many interesting activities that take place on campus, from talks by renowned speakers to special events.
Texas State University offers a fascinating student experience that students cherish throughout their lives.