San Antonio, with a population of 1.5 million, is one of the nation's major metropolitan areas.
As home of the Alamo and numerous other missions built by the Franciscans, the city is historic and culturally diverse. The McNay Art Museum, the San Antonio Museum of Art, and the Witte Museum enrich the city, and the performing arts are represented by the San Antonio Symphony as well as performances by opera and ballet companies. Also notable are Sea World, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Brackenridge Park, the Botanical Gardens, and the downtown Riverwalk. The San Antonio Zoo has the third-largest collection in North America. A city landmark is the Tower of the Americas, which was built for the 1968 World's Fair. The National Basketball Association's San Antonio Spurs play in the recently constructed 65,000-seat Alamodome. Numerous nearby lakes allow almost year-round outdoor activity, and the beaches of the Texas gulf coast are within a 2-4 hour drive.
University housing, which includes Chisholm Hall and University Oaks Apartments, is available. Off-campus housing includes many apartments adjacent to the University as well as a large number located within a 5-mile drive. The rate for a one-bedroom apartment is approximately $400 per month.
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