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  • Locations: San Marcos, TX, United States;
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: LSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2020 02/14/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2020-2021 02/14/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Required: 2.5
APA Program Type: NSE Exchange - Domestic/Canada Credit Type: LSU credits via transfer
APA Advisor: Marissa Baham Click here for a definition of this term US State: Texas - TX
Click here for a definition of this term NSE Tuition Plan(s): Plan A, Plan B
Program Description:

Texas StateTexas State University

Over 34,000 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 many historic landmarks including the Texas capitol and the library of former president Lyndon B. Johnson, a Texas State graduate. Known as the "live music city of the world," Austin's famous sixth street provides year-round entertainment. Visitors to San Marcos participate in outdoor activities such as camping, kayaking, and on-campus tubing down the San Marcos River. San Marcos is a 45 minute drive to San Antonio and about five to 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 an urban college-friendly city situated between Austin and San Antonio. Commuters can conveniently travel between all three cities within an hour and a half. 

Helpful Information

Please note the competitive subjects listed and plan alternate choices accordingly. Due to large freshmen enrollment, NSE students are encouraged to live in apartments off campus, but close to the university, or on a bus route (exceptions are freshmen.) All students are required to have health insurance while on exchange and proof of a meningitis vaccination is required. Texas State University has a student-friendly atmosphere with picturesque scenery, rolling hills, and an on-campus river.

Fast Facts

Campus Statistics

Location Setting Pop. Enroll Housing Lang. Type
San Marcos, TX Urban 50,001 34,225 17% on-campus English Semester

Campus Diversity

White African Amer. Hispanic Asian Native Amer. Int'l Other
57% 7% 28% 2% 0% 1% 5%

Available Tuition Payment Plans

Plan A Plan B
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus. You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants. UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.
Placement availabilities may change at any time. Please reference the school's profile page on for updated information.

Payment Estimates

Plan A Tuition/Fees Housing/Meals
$4,972 $4,681
These prices are estimates and are subject to change. Please reference the host university site for accurate details.

Programs of Study Open to NSE Students

For an accurate list of programs of study open to NSE students, please reference the list of "Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students" on the NSE School Profile for Texas State University.

This list is maintained by the host NSE coordinator and is kept up-to-date. All classes taken while on an NSE exchange will transfer back as LSU credit. The LSU NSE coordinator will work with you to determine course equivalencies.

Special Conditions

For a full list of special conditions, please visit and search the NSE section of the APA website.

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, 210 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