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

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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

2008 ALUMNI DRIVE, RUSK 206
NACOGDOCHES, TX 75961
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
76%
SAT Range
980-1150
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$12,649 / 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
$9,916 / 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
16:1
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. 179 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 178 responses

Majors

Engineering at SFA

Engineering comprises the foundation of our everyday lives - from our smart devices to the cars we drive. Along with SFA’s existing engineering physics degree, our two new undergraduate programs in electrical and mechanical engineering prepare students for so many careers from communications to manufacturing and aeronautics. Be a part of shaping tomorrow’s future, and let SFA help get you there.

Online

Online Programs Offered
7
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
7
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    50%
  • On Campus
    4%
  • Online
    46%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,882 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,105
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 106 responses
  • Friendly
    39%
  • Ambitious
    20%
  • Patriotic, conservative Texan
    12%
  • Exciting
    10%
  • Preppy
    10%
  • Happy
    3%
  • Distracted
    2%

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. 244 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 249 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 148 responses
  • Axe'em Jacks!!
    41%
  • PARTY
    22%
  • Lumberjacks!
    19%
  • Purple out!
    4%
  • Know your job. Do your job.
    3%
  • East Texas
    3%
  • Success
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
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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