Southwest Texas State is on a 495-acre campus in the suburban setting of San Marcos, Texas, not far from San Antonio and Austin.
Southwest Texas State has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Southwest Texas State has fraternities and sororities.
Southwest Texas State has the Veterans Alliance of Texas State. In fact, more students participate in the Veterans Alliance of Texas State than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Southwest Texas State include Texas State Strutters (Dance performance group), Student Foundation, Sport Clubs Alliance and Student Association for Campus Activities.
Southwest Texas State students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming, Springfest and Bobcat Build.
This table offers information on housing at Southwest Texas State.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||20%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||6,856|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||5,945|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||80%|
Southwest Texas State offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most Southwest Texas State students live off campus. In 2022, 20% of undergrads at Southwest Texas State lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 80% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Southwest Texas State. There are 6,856 spots available in on-campus housing for all 33,175 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 5,945 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Southwest Texas State offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Southwest Texas State there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Southwest Texas State:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cheerleading||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Equestrian Sports||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Fencing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Gymnastics||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Lacrosse||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ultimate Frisbee||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Weight Lifting||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Water Polo||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Wrestling||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Texas State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Southwest Texas State campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Southwest Texas State offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Additionally, Southwest Texas State has Emergency Notification System (electronic signs) within classrooms and offices.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Southwest Texas State, take Interstate 35 (one mile from campus) to San Marcos, TX. If you need to fly, book your flight to Austin-Bergstrom International airport.
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