Texas State

Texas State University

601 University Dr, San Marcos, United States
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  • Total Documents
    257
  • Class Notes
    171
  • Textbook Notes
    31
  • Study Guides
    54
  • Currently Enrolled
    796
  • Previously Enrolled
    605

Overview of Texas State University (Texas State)

About this school

Southwest Texas State University, founded in 1899, is a public, comprehensive university. It was created to prepare teachers to teach in Texas public schools. That mission continues, as one in every 12 Texas teachers today has earned a degree or a certification from SWT. The university has grown to become a major comprehensive regional university, with several outstanding academic programs. Its program in geography and planning has been ranked the best in the nation, and programs in theatre arts, music, sound recording technology, communication disorders, mass communication, speech communication, physical therapy and sociology have gained national or regional recognition. Its 427-acre campus is located in San Marcos, 30 miles from Austin.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:34,180
    • Men:14,540 (42.5%)
    • Women:19,640 (57.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (Texas State)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Texas State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
4
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
6
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
March 1
SAT Only
Recommended
March 1
ACT Only
Recommended
March 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
March 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used as a validity check on the application essay ACT: Used as a validity check on the application essay

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
601 University Drive
City, State, Zip
San Marcos, TX  78666
Phone
(512) 245-2364
Fax
(512) 245-8044
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
73% of 24,277 applicants were admitted
Women
76% of 15,012 applicants were admitted
Men
68% of 9,265 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
7,811 (44%) of 17,717 admitted students enrolled
Women
4,744 (41%) of 11,439 admitted students enrolled
Men
3,067 (49%) of 6,278 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
547 average |510-590 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
18%
• Score 500 - 600
61%
• Score 400 - 500
18%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
563 average |510-610 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
27%
• Score 500 - 600
54%
• Score 400 - 500
15%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
5%
• Score 24 - 29
37%
• Score 18 - 23
54%
• Score 12 - 17
4%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Texas State)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $10,621|Out-of-state: $23,071
  • Room & Board: - $8,100 (72.0%)
  • Other Expences: - $770 (6.844444444444444%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,380 (21.155555555555555%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Texas State University accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning May 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003615
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
5,298 (93.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
3,754 (70.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,626 (96.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
817 (22.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$12,458
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,085 (85.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,631
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,862 (78.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,778
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 536 (14.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
243 (4.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,291

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
23,924 (85.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
16,852 (70.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
16,263 (96.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,235 (19.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
65%
Average Award
$11,616
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 13,435 (82.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,404
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 13,036 (80.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,444
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,383 (8.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
713 (2.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,056

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
66%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$26,568
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
5.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
International Students, Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Public Servants, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,322

Academics & Instruction (Texas State)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,419

Part-Time Faculty


594

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


55%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 1% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 15% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 22% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 6% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 41% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 43% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,310,111

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
3233
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Texas State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


77.7%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


26.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


47.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


54.0%

Programs & Majors (Texas State)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (89)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agriculture, General
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Aquatic Biology/Limnology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Consumer Services and Advocacy
  • Corrections
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geography
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Interior Design
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Microbiology, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management
  • Wildlife Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Interdisciplinary studies

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Communication Disorders, Master of Healthcare Administration, Master of Science, Master of Science in Technology, Master of Music, Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Health Informatics and Health Information Management, Master of Accountancy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Science in Recreation and Leisure Studies, Master of Education, Master of Applied Geography, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

Master's Programs of Study (83)


  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • Agricultural Education
  • Allied Health--General
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Conservation Biology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Developmental Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Ethics
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Finance and Banking
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Geography
  • Gerontology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Education
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Affairs
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Leisure Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marine Biology
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mass Communication
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nutrition
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Rhetoric
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Student Affairs
  • Sustainable Development
  • Technical Communication
  • Theater
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Writing

Campus Life (Texas State)

Location & Geography

Population


50,001

Nearest Metropolitan Area


491 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


San Antonio, Austin

Weather


Temperature
38.6 average low in January, 91.1 average high in September
Rain
85 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
32 mile(s) from campus in Austin
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in San Marcos
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in San Marcos

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


20% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


80%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Bobcats
School Colors
Maroon and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, cross-country running, football, golf, racquetball, rock climbing, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Texas State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, veterans alliance of texas state, texas state strutters (dance performance group), student foundation, sport clubs alliance, student association for campus activities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


28,019

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
34,180
Women
19,640
Men
14,540

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.2% Asian
  • 9.8% Black/African-American
  • 37.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 46.2% White
  • 0.3% Unknown

International Students


0.5% from 49 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


4,486

Student Resources (Texas State)

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