SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – San Marcos is a small city with an estimated population in 2015 of about 60,000 full-time residents, but when Texas State University starts fall classes that increases by about 38,000 students.
With such a large change in population, many assume the demographics and culture of the city changes. But what do students have to say?
“There’s not much of a culture shock at all,” said Texas State senior, Matthew Cirilli.
Cirilli grew up in San Antonio and served four years in the U.S. Navy as a corpsman. Many of his friends attended Texas State University, so Cirilli said he was in San Marcos regularly before deciding to attend the university himself.
When he was deciding between the University of Texas at San Antonio and Texas State University, the main reason he chose Texas State was simply because he wanted to leave San Antonio and attend school with his friends. Continue Reading