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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B+
Stephen F Austin is an above-average public university located in Texas. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 9,592 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Stephen F Austin acceptance rate is 62%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Nursing. Graduating 44% of students, Stephen F Austin alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,700.
About Stephen F Austin State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southland Conference
Address
2008 Alumin Drive, Rusk 206
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Website
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Stephen F Austin State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
62%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
870-1090
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$11,987/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,876/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,222/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,708/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,995/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,325/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.138 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.165 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.164 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,592Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 143 responses
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  • Friendly
    22%
  • Ambitious
    15%
  • It's split between the 3
    13%
  • Drunk
    12%
  • Patriotic, conservative Texan
    9%
  • Exciting
    8%
  • Preppy
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.230 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.235 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 135 responses
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  • Axe'em Jacks!!
    39%
  • PARTY
    24%
  • Lumberjacks!
    20%
  • Purple out!
    4%
  • Know your job. Do your job.
    3%
  • Success
    3%
  • East Texas
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.113 responses
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When I visited this campus in February 2018, I was really surprised buy how big and calm this campus was in a small town like Nacogdoches, TX. I really enjoyed seeing the dorm rooms in person and how everything was close together so you could get to class without having to worry about being late. I also really like the food variety they serve at this campus, better than the food they serve at my high school. Overall, really good campus to visit and I recommend applying here for the fall semester of your first year and staying for all of your 4 years in college. Axe Em Jacks!
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SFASU has a beautiful campus with pretty azealea flowers everywhere and tall trees. It’s a small campus and you can walk from one end to the other pretty smoothly. The student center is very nice and is kept clean. Some of the buildings are getting old especially out dorms. I enjoy hammocking and going to Banita Creek Hall to dance, but it would be nice if there were more places to eat and places (bars, etc.) to hang out. You can make a 30 minute drive to Lufkin where they have an HEB, Target, Cheddars, etc. I would STRONGLY recommend SFA!
Stephen F. Austin is located in a small city with not much to do, which is its biggest downfall, however everything else is exceptional. The professors are overly nice, welcoming, and really do care about the success of their students. I have not met one professor who doesn’t want to help their students. Besides academics, the athletic department is amazing. SFA is LOUD! We have soooo much school spirit, and win at almost everything. Everyone I have met so far has been very nice and you make new friends everyday.