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You Are Welcome Here!

Texas State is currently home to undergraduate, graduate and English-language students from more than 70 nations and offers more than 200 degree programs. Opportunities to participate fully in campus life await you here—including faculty-led research projects, over 400 student organizations, student support services and more. We invite you to explore our International Viewbook for more information about admissions, scholarships and more.

Texas Is a Great Place to Learn

San Marcos is conveniently located between two major cities, Austin and San Antonio. Austin is the place for you to explore parks, visit world-class museums, and celebrate at music, film, and food festivals. San Antonio is a historic city that’s been around since before Texas was Texas. Stroll along the famous River Walk, sample the best tacos in Texas, or hop onto a thrilling roller coaster at one of San Antonio’s popular amusement parks.

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5th Largest Public University in Texas

38,694 Students

2,013 Faculty

Students from 73 Nations

Residential Life

If you are a freshman, you will live right on campus in one of our beautiful residence halls. You can choose from 23 locations across campus. All of them are close to facilities you will need, like the gymnasium and the library. All rooms are furnished and include access to cable television, the local telephone service and high-speed internet connections. You can share a room with up to three other people. We’ll match you with appropriate roommates based on how you like to live. You’ll get to know more about American culture through your roommates.


Food is a great way to explore the culture of a new setting. Our campus has 10 dining locations, where you’ll find a blend of American food and meals from other cultures. There is a lot of variety so you are sure to find something you like to eat! Restaurants in San Marcos also provide a wide range of flavors and styles.


Get to class with a Bobcat Shuttle, which has 45 buses covering 10 routes around campus. To roam a little farther, the municipal bus offers services to major areas of San Marcos along seven routes in the city, and Transportation Services provides weekend services to Austin, Dallas and Houston.

Additionally, there are two international airports near San Marcos: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) and San Antonio International Airport (SAIA), each within 30 to 45 miles of San Marcos (48-80 km).

300 Days of Sunshine Each year

126+ Acres of Recreational Area

San Marcos River is 72°F

60,684 Residents in San Marcos

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Ruth Ocampo

Ecuador, Bachelor’s Degree in Music

Texas State University has given me opportunities to grow and learn. I have passionate teachers, and the student community is very diverse and welcoming toward international students.

Dr. Vedaraman Sriraman

Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs

As a former international student and international faculty member, I can attest to Texas State’s commitment to fostering a global university community. Our students benefit from a range of excellent academic programs, a variety of research opportunities, and an active, engaging faculty and learning community.

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Information and Resources

  • Cost of Attendance – Learn more about the costs of attending, including tuition, fees and living expenses.
  • Scholarships – See if you qualify for any of the merit-based scholarships available to international students.
  • Admissions Requirements – View detailed information on admission steps.
  • Priority Dates – The priority dates for international applicants are different from those for U.S. citizens.
  • Visiting/Non-Degree Students – Programs for those seeking study in the U.S. for one year or less, as part of a formal Study Abroad requirement, or personal enrichment.
  • International Office – Find international student support and information about immigration.

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