FAST FACTS
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Location:San Marcos
Setting:Urban
Population:54,076
Enrollment:35,546
On Campus:20%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 08/25-12/12
  • Spring 01/20-5/12

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: OPEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

PLAN B: UNEVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:
$4,758

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$4,135

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN A

Campus Diversity
54%Caucasian
8%African American
30%Hispanic
2%Asian American
0%Native American
1%International
5%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog
Outgoing Students
Incoming Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office


Over 35,000 students enjoy the river that runs through the Texas State campus and the college-friendly city of San Marcos, conveniently located between Austin and San Antonio. 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 outdoor activities such as camping and on-campus tubing down the San Marcos River. San Marcos is a 45 minute drive from San Antonio and five-six hours from South Padre Island beach and Mexico.

THE UNIVERSITY. Texas State opened its doors in 1903 and is currently the fifth largest university in Texas with 118 majors in eight colleges. With prominent faculty, the 429-acre 'hill country' campus offers an ideal environment for a rewarding education

Campus Location - Texas State University is located in the fastest growing city in the United States, according to the U.S. Census. San Marcos is a college-friendly city situated between Austin and San Antonio. Commuters can conveniently travel between all three 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.

Helpful Information - Please note the competitive subjects listed 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.) However, on-campus housing options are available. All students are required to have health insurance while on exchange and proof of a meningitis vaccination may be required. Texas State University is student-friendly with picturesque scenery, rolling hills, and an on-campus river.

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Aerospace Sciences: Aerospace Studies

Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Animal Sciences, Farm and Ranch Management, Horticulture, Land Resources, Mechanized Agriculture, Plant and Soil Systems, Plant Science, Soil Science

Anthropology: Anthropology, Archaeology, Ethnic Studies, Evolutionary Anthropology, Primatology

Area Studies: African Studies, Asian/Oriental Studies, Chicano/Mexican American Studies, European Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Gerontology, Hispanic Studies, International Studies, Japanse Studies (minor), Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Popular Culture, Southwest Studies, U.S. - Mexico Border Health Issues

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Studio Art

Athletics: Athletic Training, Coaching, Exercise Science, Fitness Management, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Aquatic Biology, Botany/Plant Sciences, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Wildlife Biology

Business: Advertising, Public Administration, Public Relations

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Broadcasting, Communication, Electronic Media, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication, Newspapers, Organizational Communication, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address, Visual Communication Technology, Writing/Editing

Consumer and Family Studies: Consumer Sciences/Services, Family Economics and Resource Management, Family Studies

Criminal Justice: Corrections, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement/Police Sciences

Education: Bilingual, Child Development, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Reading, Secondary Education, Special Education, Technical Education

Engineering: Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering

English: Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Professional Writing, Technical Writing, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Merchandising

Food Science: Nutrition

Foreign Language: French, German, Japanese (some courses), Spanish

General Studies: Individualized Degree Program, Leadership Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Applied Geography, Cartography, City Planning, Geographic Information Sciences & Emergency Management, Geography, Physical Geography, Planning, Regional Analysis/Planning, Urban Planning

Health and Safety Sciences: Clinical Laboratory Science, Communication Disorders, Dietetics, Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management, Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical Records Administration and Services, Respiratory Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation

History: History

Industrial Studies: Construction Management, Industrial Education, Industrial Technology, Industrial Technology Management

Information Studies: Computer Science, Computer Technology

Interdisciplinary Studies: Popular Culture

International Studies: International Relations, International Studies

Marine Sciences: Marine Biology

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Mathematics

Medieval/Renaissance Studies: Medieval/Renaissance Studies

Military Sciences: Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC

Performing Arts: Acting, Dance, Design/Technical, Directing, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Theater, Music/Jazz Studies, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Production

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Applied Physics, Physics

Political Science: International Studies, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Recreation, Recreation Therapy

Sociology/Social Work: Applied Sociology, Social Work, Sociology, Womens Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders

Technology: Computer Technology, Construction Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology

Theater: Performance and Directing

Closed Programs
All upper-division business courses (ACCT, CIS, ECO, FIN, MGT, MKT.) Freshman and sophomore-level ACCT, ECO, BLAW courses ARE available. Sound recording technology and nursing are closed.

Limitations
Highly competitive (and limited) biology, chemistry, physics, art, health, and physical education (AT/ESS) courses, these cannot be guaranteed. An audition or portfolio may be required for some theatre and art courses. An audition may be required for music majors. Student teaching, internships, and social work practicum courses all require prior approval from the departments.

Notable Academic Programs
Geography, Music, Mass Communication, Journalism, Educational Studies

Unique Academic Programs
Geographic Information Sciences & Emergency Management, Urban Planning, Water Management, Environmental Studies, Electrical Engineering

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes
Study Abroad Access: Yes

Conditions
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Freshmen admitted at placement below 30 credit hours and/or below age 20 are required to live on campus. Students from Canada: Limited to two semesters. Must enroll in 12 hours per semester. Additional or fewer hours are not permitted. ALL incoming students will be required to submit proof of a meningitis vaccination before registering at Texas State.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Prefer students who will not live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550 paper, 213 computer or 78 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Plan A/B with full-term enrollment
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 5/28/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $4,758.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 18
  • Plan B: 17
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 5/28/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee: $30 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $300 Year Plan A & B Optional
Health Service Fee: $10 Year Plan A Mandatory
Parking Fee: $485 Year Plan A & B Optional
Orientation Fee: $60 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking-Perimeter Fee: $115 Year Plan A & B Optional

Important Notes: Students must have health insurance, either from home or obtained at Texas State for a nominal fee. The $10.00 Health Service Fee is for the meningitis vaccination upload (if needed.)

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $2134 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003615

Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 5/28/2014.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Apartment: $4,135 (includes meals)
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • Maximum unrestricted housing reserved: 15
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $700
  • Proximity to campus: Less than a mile (on bus route)
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
On-campus housing is required for students below age 20 with fewer than 30 credit hours. Mostly freshmen live in residence halls on campus. Those with 30+ hours have limited TXST owned housing options, but they include residence halls on campus and Bobcat Village apartments on the campus bus route. A full year housing contract is binding if residing the full year. Previous NSE students recommend off-campus housing. Off-campus options (but near campus or on the bus route): http://smstudenthousing.com

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
Notes About Meal Plans
Bobcat Village apartments has kitchens. You can also purchase a commuter dining plan if living off campus. $265, 40 Block meals. If living in a hall, the most popular meal plan is the 150 block for $1101.



All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.