B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B+
Stephen F Austin State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Southland Conference
Address
2008 Alumin Drive, Rusk 206
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Website

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
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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

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
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.158 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.157 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,439Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 136 responses
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  • Friendly
    21%
  • Ambitious
    15%
  • It's split between the 3
    13%
  • Drunk
    13%
  • Patriotic, conservative Texan
    10%
  • SIut
    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.223 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.228 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 128 responses
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  • Axe'em Jacks!!
    38%
  • PARTY
    25%
  • Lumberjacks!
    21%
  • Purple out!
    4%
  • Success
    3%
  • East Texas
    2%
  • Know your job. Do your job.
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
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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Overall, the campus is very nice, the students are quite friendly, and even the professors are willing to work with your schedule. It's great that the campus is not very large meaning you can walk around everywhere. Even if you don't want to walk, you have the option of biking, taking a bus that routinely travels around different parts of campus, or calling for someone to drive you to wherever you need to go similar to an Uber but for free. There are many things you can do at the school to get involved in like clubs, organizations, and different job opportunities. But like other schools, SFA has its downsides too. Parking can be messy. Sometimes people will drive around for 30 minutes waiting for a spot to open because there aren't enough parking spaces for the students. Wifi connection can also be bad too, so I recommend getting an ethernet cable. Honestly, I'm proud of being a lumberjack here at SFA. Axe 'em Jacks!
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I am in my second semester at Stephen F Austin University pursuing a degree in Pre-Dentistry. SFA has really challenged me to stay focused and devote the adequate amount of time to my studies. I'm a fairly smart student that didn't have any issues with Pre AP, Advanced, and Dual Credit high school courses so I figured I would be challenged but should not have any real issues with keeping up with my college studies. I am currently in the Honors Program and let me tell you, SFA does not cut any corners. You will definitely be educated upon graduation!
Great school! It's in a pretty small East Texas town about 2 1/2 hours from Houston. Most students go one of 2 ways: Greek Life or study life! This school is very easy to get into. You do have to live on campus until your Junior year. It's a pretty campus with good walking trails near by. The football team is not good, but the basketball team is pretty good. Class size is the same as you would find in high school.