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Stephen F. Austin State University
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  • 4 Year
  • NACOGDOCHES, TX

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

As a result of Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order in May 2021, Stephen F. Austin State University does not require masks to be worn on campus. Students are still strongly encouraged to wear masks and get vaccinated. The current plan for fall 2021 is to return to full classroom capacity and normal operations. Updates can be viewed on our COVID-19 website and through our social media channels. Learn More

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

1936 NORTH STREET
NACOGDOCHES, TX 75962
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Western Athletic Conference
From Stephen F. Austin State University

Stephen F. Austin State University stands apart in the world of higher ed — it's one reason why U.S. News and World Report recognized us as a top performer on social mobility. Niche also ranked us the No. 11 best public university in Texas just this year, and we were named a 2021-22 Equity and Inclusion College of Distinction.

SFA aligns academic offerings with industry demands, recently launching an aviation initiative, where students can graduate with a bachelor’s degree and pilot’s license in four years; a Bachelor of Business Administration in entrepreneurship; a master’s degree in publishing; and an agricultural communications major, preparing graduates to educate and inform the public about important agricultural issues impacting daily life.

Located in the heart of Texas forest country, we offer more than 120 undergraduate areas of study, 43 master’s degrees and three doctoral degree programs from which students can prepare themselves for a bright future.

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Stephen F. Austin State University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
68%
SAT Range
990-1180
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$12,866 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,693 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
86%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 138 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 177 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 176 responses

Majors

Bachelor of Music in sound recording technology

As the only Bachelor of Music in sound recording technology offered in Texas, SFA's SRT graduates have won national awards and released cutting-edge works on modern music platforms. Companies like Netflix, Amazon and Apple are seeking musicians, producers and engineers with experience in all the advanced skillsets that our SRT program provides. Want to see the future of music? SFA will show you.

Online

Online Programs Offered
16
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
16
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    29%
  • On Campus
    62%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,213 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,281
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 154 responses
  • Friendly
    26%
  • Ambitious
    14%
  • It's split between the 3
    14%
  • Drunk
    11%
  • Patriotic, conservative Texan
    8%
  • Exciting
    7%
  • Preppy
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 242 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 247 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 147 responses
  • Axe'em Jacks!!
    40%
  • PARTY
    22%
  • Lumberjacks!
    19%
  • Purple out!
    4%
  • Know your job. Do your job.
    3%
  • East Texas
    3%
  • Success
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 113 responses

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