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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Stephen F Austin State University

Cost

Net Price
$14,333/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,800/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,805/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,873/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,365/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,160/ 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.157 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.156 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,439Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 135 responses
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  • Friendly
    20%
  • 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.222 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.227 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 127 responses
Report
  • Axe'em Jacks!!
    38%
  • PARTY
    25%
  • Lumberjacks!
    21%
  • Purple out!
    4%
  • Success
    3%
  • East Texas
    2%
  • Lumberjacks and learn English!!
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
48%
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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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!
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I absolutely love SFA! My friend recommended that I take a visit here and after I drove through campus I knew this was where I wanted to go. Driving from Dallas to Nacogdoches is a huge scenery change in itself, (never traveling east of Dallas) I had never seen trees so thin and tall before. The campus took my breath away and I was sold when I officially saw how beautiful the campus is. The only thing I would change about Nac is how late everything stays open. There are some days that I want to get frozen yogurt but it is closed by nine o'clock. Of course I do realize that it could hurt someones business staying open later but I think if they had a set later time on certain days then it would benefit not only them but also college students as well.
Stephen F Austin was an exciting and rewarding experience for me. I attended Stephen F Austin as an undergraduate in 2007 and graduated 2009 with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies. As a stay-at-home mom, the university's online program provided the convenience of attending school from home and allowed me to work at my own pace. The instructor's were very well prepared, knowledgeable, readily available, and understanding. For instance, I remember a time when my instructors were flexible with my work schedule and deadlines that had to be met in turning in homework. The ability to stay at home to care for my loved ones while attending school was and continues to be one of my priorities. Currently, I have reapplied to the university as a post graduate and have decided to attend for a second degree to pursue a second career. My first choice of universities being, of course, Stephen F Austin. I look forwards to, once again, saving time and money at Stephen F Austin.