Texas State University – San Marcos

601 University Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666

About Texas State University – San Marcos

Texas State University – San Marcos is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. Up to 50% of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in a variety of fields. Most of these graduate degrees are awarded in professional fields other than engineering, such as education, health professions, social work, or public policy. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate26,001
Student Age% Under 2573%
 % 25 and Over27%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time76%
 % Part-time24%
Race/Ethnicity% White65.7%
 % Black5.7%
 % Asian2.6%
 % Latino23.5%
 % Native American0.7%
 % Race Unknown0.8%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted76%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled41%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRequired
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT73%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT26%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800570 / 800
 SAT Writing450 / 800550 / 800
 SAT Math490 / 800590 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite21 / 3625 / 36
 ACT English20 / 3625
 ACT Writing6 / 128 / 12
 ACT Math20 / 3625 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$60
 Graduate Application Fee$40
 In-State Tuition & Fees$6,458
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$13,898
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid71%
 % Undergraduates with Loans46%
 % Undergraduates with Grants52%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,050
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,310
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,520
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,620
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,410
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,090

Neighborhood Data for the San Marcos Area

Median Age23
Median Household Income$27,597
Total Population44,486
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total49.7% 50.3%
 Age 0-955.8%44.2%
 Age 10-1753.5%46.5%
 Age 18-2447.9%52.1%
 Age 25-2957.7%42.3%
 Age 30-3953.4%46.6%
Race/Ethnicity% White71.2%
 % Black5.1%
 % Asian1.7%
 % Latino39.7%
 % Native American0.4%
 % Pacific Islander0.1%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.1%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,310
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,520
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$695
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50036.2%9.3%4.0%
 $500 to $74959.3%49.9%0.0%
 $750 to $9994.5%33.3%46.0%
 Over $10000.0%7.5%22.1%
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