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Old 11-30-2009, 11:47 PM
 
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Im a 19yr old going to a community college in South Texas wanting to transfer a little further north and was looking into to UTSA and T-State what would be better socially and academically for a bio major or for sports nutrition?
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:07 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Both schools have good programs in those departments. I initially transferred from my community college in south Texas to Texas State, but never really adjusted in San Marcos. I then transferred to UTSA where I will now be graduating in a month. You can get a pretty good gist of things just by visiting both campuses. Whichever environment you feel most comfortable in, go for that school.

For me, it was SA, and living in a bigger city, having more things to do. Texas State felt too small, with a huge frat, bro/sorority like atmosphere. Although now I party more than when I was in San Marcos, I would still probably stick to UTSA.
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:57 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Both are great schools but quite different from each other. If money isn't a factor, then I would say you get more of the "college experience" from Texas State. San Marcos is a lot easier to get around on foot or bicycle, and the school seems to be a big part of the town.

UTSA is more like a business park in my opinion, isolated from a lot of necessities unless you have a car.

Since they are so close, why don't you check them out yourself?
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:58 AM
 
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Go for Texas State; they have a great bio department. (I'm a UTSA graduate and my husband from Texas State.)
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Old 12-01-2009, 09:09 AM
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UTSA has a heavy focus on minority achievement and scientific research. Many resources are devoted to those two things on the campuses. If either/both of those would benefit you, UTSA could be the place for you.
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Old 12-01-2009, 09:14 AM
 
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UTSA = commuter school. not a place to socialize. Texas State = large state U w/ very active social scene.
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Old 12-01-2009, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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UTSA = commuter school. not a place to socialize. Texas State = large state U w/ very active social scene.
It's getting a lot better..with dorms and a cafeteria on campus. I see a lot of students biking back and forth when I drive to La Cantera during the week. This wasn't happening about 2 years ago. And the college traffic and Wal-Mart at De Zavala has increased substantially due their move towards more of a residential campus.

That being said, if someone wants to live on campus I would research each equally before making the huge jump. They're both great schools, though.
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:40 AM
 
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UTSA = commuter school. not a place to socialize. Texas State = large state U w/ very active social scene.
UTSA is NOT a commuter school. In fact UTSA is one of 7 emerging research universities in Texas that is competing to be the next tier 1 school.

UTSA is a larger campus with over 700 acres at the Main Campus. Additionally the school operates another full-service campus downtown. UTSA has more dining options and housing options than Texas State. The school is quickly opening new businesses on campus.

Texas State does have a more active athletic department (higher attendance at games for most sports). UTSA is finally starting a football team and more than doubling the athletic budget. In fact they are building a $100 million+ athletics park that will include new stadiums for all sports.

Athletics aside they have a comparable social scene. Both schools boast about 30 fraternities.

UTSA has undergone a transformation over the past few years that have made it a very attractive university. Texas State is not a bad choice, but UTSA is no longer the under dog.

UTSA has a well recognized bio department. In fact the school just opened a nearly $100 million building dedicated to bio-sciences. It is one of the largest research-related facility in Texas and has helped UTSA land many national research grants. The school aslo purchased one of the most powerful microscopes in the world this year. Only two exist and the other is in Japan. The UT System has also formed a committee to look at the possibility of merging UTSA and UTHSCSA.

http://www.paisano-online.com/news/u...scope-1.474616

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Old 12-01-2009, 11:26 AM
 
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UTSA is more like a business park in my opinion
True enough UTSA does have a very symetrical architecture/layout, but a business park would lead some to believe UTSA has a homogeneous design. If anything, UTSA looks very very new and post-modern [with the exception of the older buildings] which is why I chose to attend; that and the fact it was inexpensive, relatively close to everything in San Antonio, with a great deal of professors that had terminal degrees.

Whenever I'd visit Texas State to visit my Phi Delt brothers, I got the sense of an isolated place without much to do, other than the river/outlets...and yeah of course, the proverbial drive to 6th street.
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:22 AM
 
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Well the going out and stuff isn't a problem im social myself so where ever i go try to make the most of it the thing is with UTSA's new bio facilities and T-Sates stability i don't know what would be better for the nutrition program plus tstate is only 30 mins from S.A either way
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