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Why Texas State University?

With an enrollment of more than 37,000 Bobcats, we're the fourth-largest public university in Texas. But you wouldn't know we're a big school from visiting our campus. Maybe it's the welcoming environment. Maybe it's the small-town feel of San Marcos. Whatever it is, you'll feel right at home. 

Texas State offers nearly 100 bachelor's degrees for students to find their full academic potential. With individualized advising through the Personalized Academic & Career Exploration (PACE) Center or small classes in the Honors College, you are sure to get the attention you need. 

Nestled in the Texas Hill Country between Austin and San Antonio, San Marcos is an outdoorsy, easygoing college town. It offers the perfect environment for enjoying life outside the classroom, from studying at a local café on the Square to hiking on the city's 250 acres of parkland.

Additional Information for Parents and Counselors

We understand that this process can be a lot for students to handle on their own. As such, your support and encouragement can help with this transition. For parents & families, we have provided you with resources to help your student(s) prepare for college, with information regarding the ACT and SAT, financial aid and housing options. For counselors, we have provided you with the necessary tools to help you assist your student(s) through the college admission process.