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ASU and San Angelo

At Angelo State you will find a comfortable size campus with a growing national reputation. We were one of only three state universities in Texas named to the prestigious Princeton Review’s list of “Best 371 Colleges” nationally for 2010. Unlike many college guides or services, the Princeton Review surveys students for their opinions before including a university on the publication’s premier national list. So, their rankings reflect not only our academic accomplishments, but also the views of our students. The Princeton Review also named our Computer Science Department to the 2010 list of “Top 50 Undergraduate Game Design Programs” in the nation. Our Physics Department also has a national reputation, being the only program in Texas and neighboring states named to Physics Today’s list of best 21 undergraduate programs nationally.

Our home is San Angelo, the center of a thriving community of 100,000 and the city nearest the geographic center of Texas. For some, San Angelo is the true heart of Texas. For others, it is where Central Texas and the Hill Country meet West Texas. Either way, it is a community of big-hearted and hard-working people who are proud of their Texas heritage. With all the entertainment amenities of a large city and the convenience of a smaller town, San Angelo is a cultural and historical paradise with a thriving arts community, an active downtown, a restored frontier fort and a river walk through the heart of the community. San Angelo supports a symphony, civic ballet, civic theater, multiple museums and various clubs accommodating a variety of musical tastes. Numerous community events, ranging from Independence Day fireworks to a Juneteenth Celebration to Diez y Seis de Septiembre festivities, fill the local activities calendar.

Beauty can be found everywhere in San Angelo from the whimsical Paint Brush Alley to multiple downtown murals to the International Water Lily Garden, one of 32 municipal parks maintained by the city. Lake Nasworthy, home to ASU’s popular Lake House, joins O.C. Fisher Reservoir and Twin Buttes Reservoir as popular recreational spots on the outskirts of San Angelo. San Angelo State Park borders the city limits and sits astride the junction of four ecological zones, making the park one of the most diverse natural preserves in Texas. Popular outdoor activities include birding, cycling, water skiing, hunting, hiking and fishing.

Angelo State is an active partner in the community as we enliven the city’s sports and cultural calendars while bringing to campus a variety of distinguished speakers whose scientific and creative accomplishments have earned them Nobel Prizes, Oscars and Pulitzer Prizes. All in all, Angelo State and San Angelo offer you both the advantages of a metropolitan area and the convenience of a moderate-size community.