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Founded in 1923, Stephen F Austin State University. is a Public college. Located in Texas, which is a city setting in Texas, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 11,058 full time undergraduate students, and 1,684 full time graduate students.
The Stephen F Austin State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 20:1. There are 500 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Stephen F Austin State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at SFA are considered Selective, with ,99% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 21 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
80% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 40% were in the top quarter, and 12% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Stephen F Austin State University.
198 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.
139 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
208 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.
209 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.
208 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 62 % gave the school a 5.0.
207 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.
208 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.
209 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.
118 Students rated Stephen F Austin State University
I was raised in Nacogdoches. My mom is an SFA alum. We bleed purple in our house. I have been apart of many activities (especially) sports throughout my childhood. I did not have a second choice for a college. I always knew I would be Lumberjack! The campus is small and beautiful. The campus activity and vibe is positive. I am not a partier so much, but I do enjoy the college atmosphere. My first semester at SFA went well. My professors made my classes enjoyable and I did not have a single problem getting in touch with them when needed. I had heard that professors could be real jerks and make you feel stupid. To this point, I have not gotten that impression at all!! I am looking forward to the rest of the school year, and would definitely encourage others to consider SFA.
SFASU was definitely a diverse campus that gave us an abundance of opportunities to explore ourselves beyond our studies. Throughout my years there, it was very fast paced but extremely eye-opening. SFASU was a great way to branch out and live beyond my comfort zone while still learning and getting ahead.
Stephen F. Austin State University is a medium sized university with great school spirit and students to match . The university goes above and beyond to make students and parents/guardians feel at east with their children's education, transition, etc...
Overall, a good school with cool traditions.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Stephen F Austin State University is 62%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
College is nothing like high school. It's your responsibility to go to class, keep up with your homework, just like you did in high school. Believe in yourself and take chances. Do not be afraid to meet knew people and show them who you really are. Nursing is a very competitive field. You need to work hard and make sure the teachers know who you are and what you are trying to do. Make sure that you are being the best you can be even if it's below your believed expectations. Always know that you have supportive people behind you and that God will guide you in the right direction as long as you have faith. Stay focused and don not let anyone or anything stop you from accomplishing your dream. You can do it.
The class size is great for teacher student interaction. However, the expectations of some of the teachers is almost out of reach for students because they do not make themselves available to the students
At Stephen F. Austin State University, parking situations are the worst thing about the school. Due to construction, it is hard for an off-campus resident to find a parking space. Even before construction though, it was hard to find a space and usually the closet spots were about a 30 minute walk to class. Other than that, I really do not find anything wrong with Stephen F. Austin State University.
My classmates are full of life and wonderful. They all are open to new people and new ideas! There are many different ethnicities as well as cultures that will allow one to gain new incite on many different things!
Is very pretty and nice with lots of activities.
It's feel like it's in the middle of nowhere, which is nice because it's surrounded by trees and very pretty.
How long it would take to adapt to the small town
This is my first year coming in as a freshmen i so far haven't seen anything that bothers me maybe the fact that there's not as much divesity as I am used to. I feel like there's only a few hispanics which is great i hang out with all races but it feels a bit different in my opinion. In no way am i saying this school is racist or only accepts certain races I am just saying that some races take a bigger percentage of the student body than others.
Anyone could attend Stephen F. Austin. It is a good school. They have many fraternities and sororities. SFA also has a big nursing program. So I imagine a student who is studying nursing and plans on rushing would be a good applicant for Stephen F. Austin. A student who has lived in big cities all their life might not like SFA because it is in a really small town. However, you are going to school for an education, not the surroundings.
Someone who is looking for pursue a career in a big city.
We are probably best known for our football or basketball teams. Our female basketball team, the Ladyjacks, has won many tournaments.
Sfa Marching band, Football team and basketball
I would have to say that the best thing about this school is the friendliness and overall atmosphere. When I first visited SFA I felt at home because of how the staff and organizations treated me and the way that people would smile at you as you walked by. It's a pretty calm atmosphere to go to school in, which is always a plus. There's always something to do so you don't have to sit in your dorm all day long, but there's always the option of going back to your room if you need to study quietly.
The teachers are pretty understanding about homework and pretty reasonable about work loads and tests. There is also an on campus tutoring service, the AARC, that will help you with anything from editing an essay to studying for a test or completeing a math worksheet.
There's also a lot of school pride because everyone really enjoys going to school here. The students are here because they want to be, which helps the atmosphere of the campus be a positive one.
I believe that the majority of students at SFASU are involved in organizations and greek life. There are greek societies, sororities, and fraternities for students from many different backgrounds. There are hundreds of organizations on campus that students may participate in.
The professors are really good at knowing your name by a month into school and they really make an effort to connect with you and make sure that you are getting everything out of the course that you need. Class participation is common because that is one of the ways that the teachers check to make sure that you are learning everything you need to in order to stay on top of things.
A lot of students hold study groups outside of class or talk about the class with each other to further understand the material and review for quizzes or tests. Students try to help each other out and make sure that each other is following along with the teacher so that nobody gets left behind.
I spend some time with professors outside of class either asking them questions to clear up any misunderstandings I had about what they taught or doing honors projects for them, which consists of extra work or an extra project that requires further understanding of the material that's being taught in class. I do these extra projects to better understand and make sure I hold onto the knowledge that the teachers are sharing with me so that I can apply it to my career in the future. Everything the teachers say is geared towards your future and trying to make sure you become the best in your field.
Parking! The parking at Stephen F Austin is a joke! There is plenty of space, but they are only for faculty. Stephen F Austin is slowly pushing out all commuter parking. Most students who attend live near by, or in towns next to the campus. Myself I drove thirty minutes to attended classes and could never find parking even though I paid $200 for a parking pass. This is something that you can see students complaining about on every social media platform there is.
I chose to go to Stephen F Austin because my mom and twin sister both graduated from there. I am a single mother so other factors where cost to attend, and how far I had to drive in order to go to my classes. Overall I would never take back what school I chose to attended. It has been one of the most accepting schools I have attended.
SFA offers several types of dorms for students. Students may choose from dorms with a private bathroom, private bedroom, two person bedroom, community bathroom, community kitchen, private kitchen, etc. Depending on the residential facility, some students leave their doors open and some students do not.
The sports scene at SFASU is very active because the student body is generally passionate about the many sports teams of our school. Big crowds show up to the football games to cheer on the players and show school spirit. Other sports, such as soccer and baseball are also very popular because the students are pretty supportive of one another and enjoy attending sports events. The athletic people are also very friendly and are friends with lots of people on campus so many people go to watch their friends play sports and cheer them on. At such sporting events there are also fun things to do, like tailgating, free items, and socializing.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
89% of students
attending Stephen F Austin State University receive some sort of financial aid.
40% were awarded federal grants.
While 59% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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Total On Campus
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