- Ranked top 10 for Public University in Texas & the Best Student Life in Texas
- One of four Texas universities recognized as a top institution for social impact
- Largest university dance team in the U.S, the world-famous Texas State Strutters
About This CampusOver 38,000 students enjoy the river that runs through the scenic Texas State campus, known for strong programs in Geography, Psychology, Music, International Studies, and Communication/Media. A short drive to Austin provides commuters access to the Texas capitol and the library of former president Lyndon B. Johnson, a Texas State graduate. Ideal for music, stage and screen lovers, the "Live Music Capital of the World" hosts the famous South by Southwest festival, while Sixth Street provides year-round entertainment. Visitors to San Marcos participate in numerous outdoor activities such as swimming, glass-bottom boat rides, and on-campus tubing down the San Marcos River. San Marcos is five-six hours away from South Padre Island beach and Mexico.
THE UNIVERSITY. Texas State opened its doors in 1903 and is the fifth largest university in Texas with over 70 undergraduate majors in 9 colleges. The 429-acre 'hill country' campus offers an ideal environment for a rewarding
Location InformationTexas State University is located in San Marcos, a college-friendly city with a beautiful, photogenic campus in the hill country. Commuters can travel between two major cities within an hour and a half. Expect about a 30-minute commute from Austin to Texas State, and 45 minutes from San Antonio. The Travel Channel's #1 featured waterpark is just 15 miles away, and on-campus tubing and swimming occurs year-round. San Marcos also boasts the largest retail outlet mall in the U.S.
Helpful InformationPlease note the competitive subjects and plan alternate course choices accordingly. NSE students are encouraged to live off campus, within walking distance or on the bus route (exceptions are freshmen.) On-campus housing options are available, but apply early. Students are required to have health insurance while on exchange and proof of a meningitis vaccination may be required. Visit our NSE website for more information: http://www.txstate.edu/ucollege/programs/nse/incoming.html.