Historically Black College/University?
Common States of Residence
- Foreign countries
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
African American: 3%
Asian American: 7%
Native American: 1%
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 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.
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.