Eastern Texas attracts college students with its beautiful weather, tourist attractions and diverse universities. Students enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year whether they live in Corpus Christi or Houston. Outside of the classroom, students find concerts and amusement parks in major cities like San Antonio and Austin. As students have flocked to east Texas, the region's universities and colleges have grown to accommodate a variety of student interests.

St. Mary's University

St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas features bachelor's degrees in biophysics, exercise science and theology. Graduate students can complete advanced degrees in computer science and public administration at St. Mary's University. The Financial Aid office features applications and deadlines for aid options like the Trustees' Scholarship and the Greeley Scholarship. St. Mary's University allows students to stay in 11 residence halls near the Louis J. Blume Library and the University Ministry. The Bill Greeley Arena hosts basketball games and intramural sports in the fall and spring semesters.

St. Mary's University One Camino Santa Maria San Antonio, TX 78228 210-436-78228 stmarytx.edu/

University of Houston

The University of Houston educates undergraduates and graduates from four Houston area campuses. The school's 109 undergraduate programs cover academic fields such as biology, entrepreneurship and sociology. Graduate degree options include political science, optometry and network communications. The University of Houston features six libraries including the M.D. Anderson Library used for general computing and studying needs. Students choose between myriad apartment complexes near campus and eight on-campus residence halls and apartments. This east Texas university keeps students busy in their free time with organizations like the Cougar Water Polo team and the Dance Marathon club.

University of Houston 4800 Calhoun Road Houston, TX 77004 713-743-2255 uh.edu/

Texas A&M; University-Corpus Christi

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi houses students in 17 residence halls and apartment buildings along Corpus Christi Bay. Undergraduate students choose from four-year programs such as athletic training, nursing and military science. The Graduate School at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi confers advanced degrees in fields such as accounting and marine biology. The Mary and Jeff Bell Library carries journals, newspapers and academic texts needed to complete student projects. Students can add activities to their resume and have fun by participating in organizations like the Island Ambassadors and SCUBA Club.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi 6300 Ocean Drive Corpus Christi, TX 78412 361-825-5700 tamucc.edu/

Austin College

Austin College in Sherman, Texas offers six housing options to students including the Jordan Family Language House. Students at Austin College pursue bachelor's degrees in fields such as Chinese, international economics and religious studies. The Abell Library Center houses computer stations, reading material and tutors for students completing homework. Austin College helps students stay in shape despite their stressful daily schedules with fitness classes at the Robert T. Mason Complex. Student-run organizations like the Canterbury Society and the Lacrosse Club provide opportunities for fun outside of the classroom.

Austin College 900 N. Grand Ave. Sherman, TX 75090 903-813-2000 austincollege.edu/