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4 College Freshman

Diversity: The campus is very diverse but they are many different groups for everyone to find their place. For the most part everyone accepts people for who they are.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: The Texas State campus is very, very diverse. There are different types of people everywhere

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: there are all kinds of students here with no judging from peers. Everyone seems to accept everyone. It is a free laid back atmosphere.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: You are treated the same as everyone else

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: I love the diversity as a campus. We have a very accepting community at Texas State.

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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
6%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
29%
International
1%
Native American
0%
White
57%
Unknown
2%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
2%
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
46%
Male Faculty
54%
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

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 42 responses

  • 93% No
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 5% Yes, Democrat to Independent/Other Party
  • 2% Yes, Republican to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Republican

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 178 responses

  • 6% Progressive/very liberal
  • 22% Liberal
  • 24% Moderate
  • 16% Conservative
  • 3% Very conservative
  • 5% Libertarian
  • 24% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 179 responses

  • 4% Progressive/very liberal
  • 25% Liberal
  • 29% Moderate
  • 9% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 33% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 179 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 178 responses

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

Have you changed your political views since starting college?    Based on 41 responses

  • 76% No
  • 7% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 17% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more conservative.
  • 0% Yes, I became a little more conservative.

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 41 responses

  • 22% Republican
  • 27% Democratic
  • 7% Independent
  • 10% Other party not mentioned
  • 34% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 41 responses

  • 76% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 10% Yes. I've become more religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 5% Yes. I've become more religious and have changed my religious affiliation.
  • 10% Yes. I've become less religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 0% Yes. I've become less religious and have changed my religious affiliation.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 41 responses

  • 51% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 41% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 7% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 0% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How important is religion in your life?    Based on 42 responses

  • 12% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 31% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 40% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 17% Not important. I don't affiliate with any religion.

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 178 responses

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

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