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You Are Welcome Here!

Texas State is currently home to undergraduate and graduate students from more than 80 nations and offers more than 200 degree programs. Opportunities to participate fully in campus life await you here—including faculty-led research projects, over 330 student organizations, student support services, and more.

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Texas Is a Great Place to Learn

San Marcos is conveniently located between two of the largest U.S. 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 some of the best tacos in the country, or hop onto a thrilling roller coaster at one of San Antonio’s popular amusement parks. Together, Austin, San Antonio, and San Marcos comprise the Innovation Corridor—the center of commerce, technology, and education in Texas. Internships and Optional Practical Training opportunities are abundant in Texas, and the state has one of the top-ranked economies in the nation.

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One of the Largest Public Universities in Texas (38,000+ students)

Carnegie classification of Doctoral University: Higher research activity

Many Nationally ranked and recognized academic programs

Students come here from more than 80 Nations worldwide

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, with 2 more opening in 2024. All are close to facilities you will need, like the student center, 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.

Student Support

Texas State is committed to the success of every student. The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) provides a variety of resources for international students and can help you connect with more across campus.

You will find tutoring services available through the Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC) and writing assistance at the Writing Center. There are resources to help you stay healthy, fit and stress free, such as the Student Health Center, Campus Recreation, and Counseling Services. Also, Career Services can help you find student employment and explore your options after graduation.


Get to class with a Bobcat Shuttle, which has dozens of buses covering multiple routes around campus. To roam a little farther, THE BUS offers services along seven routes in San Marcos, CARTS Interurban Coach offers daily service to and from Austin, and Transportation Services provides information about alternate transportation available to destinations outside of San Marcos.

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).

70,000+ Residents in City of San Marcos

51+ Hectares of Recreational Area

Spring-fed San Marcos River is 72°F (22°C) year round

Largest Outlet Shopping Center in the U.S.

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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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