San Marcos, TX
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$16,858 ($7,732)
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3 College Senior

Diversity: I honestly never notice this. I know there are plenty of supporters of the LGBT community. I have never had any issue with this sexual orientation. I have not seen much international students or Asian students. Most students are white, African American, and Hispanic.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: i love culture. and my school is so diverse and filled with so many people with different backgrounds and views of the world. it's refreshing and enlightening.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There. are tons of clubs to join that are diverse

4 College Senior

Diversity: Lots of diversity on this campus. I like it that way otherwise everyone would be the same and thats just boring.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: it's a great campus where people come from all walks of life.

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Nate Stanley
Cedar Falls, Iowa
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If you visit Texas State, you will see the vast uniqueness of students, just by walking around campus. People from all different backgrounds and cultures come to study at Texas State. You will not find discrimination here because people understand that we are all equal. With everyone in the same boat of going to college, students are similar in their common goals, yet different based on their backgrounds, which is pretty neat. You may as well learn something from someone else. This is generally the mindset students have around campus.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • Alabama
  • California
  • Foreign countries
  • Illinois
  • Virginia
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 26%
20-21: 32%
22-24: 26%
25+: 16%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 3%
Asian American: 7%
Hispanic: 9%
International: 0%
Native American: 1%
White: 73%
Unknown: 7%
Gay Pride
Texas State's LGBTQ community is by no means looked down upon. These students are all upstanding and active on campus. In fact, Lambda of Texas State hosts a Bobcat Ball every semester. It is a professional, themed drag show put on to help raise awareness of the LGBTQ community.
Political Activity
Political views at Texas State tend to rest somewhere between liberal and conservative. Although Texas is a predominantly conservative state, San Marcos has more of the mindset of a liberal city, sort of like Austin. There are clubs for Democrats and Republicans that students can join at Texas State, and they are always active in supporting their local and federal government candidates during elections.
Economic Status
The economic status at Texas State varies, just like at any public university. There are students who take out loads of loans because they aren't eligible for financial aid; students who take the extra time to seek out and fully apply to the various scholarships that Texas State offers and that other institutions offer; and there are students who rely on financial aid and work-study funds. Texas State has a good deal of scholarships, but, with the growing number of students, the scholarships have become pretty competitive. Be sure to look outside of the University for scholarships, as well-just to cover your bases. No one looks down on each other because of how much funding they have. If you are here, you're doing your work and you're paying-good for you! No reason to hate on that.
Most Common Religions
Probably the most active religion on campus is Christianity. Christian clubs will be out at the quad with prayer tents, giving away free water, and of course, free lunches at the Baptist Student Center. There are a few "missionaries" for Hare Krsna, but they aren't really missionaries; they are just trying to get you to buy a book from them. Interesting religion, though.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Minority organizations and clubs are also active at Texas State. In fact, the business college has a Hispanic Business Student Organization specifically for Hispanic students and those who wish to get more acquainted with a growing minority in Texas. The various minority organizations all put on special seminars, events, performances, and fundraisers every semester.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 173 responses

  • 5% Libertarian
  • 24% Not sure
  • 3% Very conservative
  • 16% Conservative
  • 24% Moderate
  • 23% Liberal
  • 5% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 173 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 9% Conservative
  • 29% Moderate
  • 34% Not sure
  • 23% Liberal
  • 5% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 175 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 174 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 173 responses

  • 1% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 3% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 24% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 72% Very accepting.



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