Welcome to Texas State!
Texas State University, the Rising Star of Texas, is the fifth-largest university in the state. Our students are inspired and challenged by more than 1,600 faculty, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognized for their teaching and research.
Our main campus overlooks the scenic Hill Country town of San Marcos, part of the Austin metropolitan area. Recently recognized as the fastest growing area by the U.S. Census, San Marcos is consistenly ranked as one of the best places in which to live and do business. In 2010, we were designated a Hispanic Serving Institution. As an HSI, Texas State competes for federal grants that expand research opportunities and enhance academic programs for all students. In January 2012, we were named an Emerging Research University. This opens the door to exciting opportunities for discovery and innovation by students and faculty and makes the university eligible for additional research funding.
This is an exciting period of growth and expansion on the Texas State campus, with more than $500 million in new construction and renovation. In 2012, the new Undergraduate Academic Center, new Bobcat Stadium North Side Complex, and two new residence halls opened. The new Performing Arts Center is scheduled to open in 2014.
Although this expansion of our campus and academic programs is exciting, it can be a little scary and disorienting to join our growing family during a period of such rapid growth. So it is our job at PAWS Preview to acclimate students to student life and university culture. There's a lot our University has to offer and we want to make sure you have the knowledge to take advantage of these opportunities!
Please use the tabs at the top of our site to explore PAWS Preview and the links on the left to find more informaiton on resources available to new and incoming students.