About Stephen F Austin State University

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.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate62%
Application Deadline
Application Fee45
SAT Range870-1090
ACT Range19-24

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.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Stephen F Austin State University.

3%
“We”re apathetic”
25%
“We know about current events and vote”
66%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
6%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
7%
“We save it for the classroom”
21%
“Sometimes, but not often”
49%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
24%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
6%
“I only go out in groups”
38%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
56%
“I feel extremely safe”
16%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
26%
“We bought the gear”
58%
“We live for the big game”
11%
“It”s not really our thing”
20%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
59%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
10%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
1%
“Available in class”
56%
“They keep regular office hours”
41%
“They”re always available”
2%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
7%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
82%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
9%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
2%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
34%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
36%
“We only party on weekends”
29%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
8%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
62%
“There might be people who do”
25%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
6%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
3%
“We”re apathetic”
25%
“We know about current events and vote”
66%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
6%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
7%
“We save it for the classroom”
21%
“Sometimes, but not often”
49%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
24%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
6%
“I only go out in groups”
38%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
56%
“I feel extremely safe”
16%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
26%
“We bought the gear”
58%
“We live for the big game”
11%
“It”s not really our thing”
20%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
59%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
10%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
1%
“Available in class”
56%
“They keep regular office hours”
41%
“They”re always available”
2%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
7%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
82%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
9%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
2%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
34%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
36%
“We only party on weekends”
29%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
8%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
62%
“There might be people who do”
25%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
6%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Stephen F Austin State University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    198 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    139 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    208 Students rated campus food 3.3 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    209 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    208 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 62 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    207 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    208 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    209 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Stephen F Austin State University?

116 Students rated Stephen F Austin State University

Carrington - 07/20/2021

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...

Mercedes - 03/05/2021

Overall, a good school with cool traditions.

Avery - 11/05/2020

SFA is a great living and learning environment. There are organizations available for all types of students. This school supports it students and puts them first in all decisions. My classes have always been small and my professors accessible. I am thankful for my time at SFA and have tremendous Lumberjack pride.

Imani - 07/31/2020

I call SFA my second home. I was not very excited to go to SFA at first, it was about my third choice on my college list. When it came down to things it seemed like I would be unable to afford my first and second choice colleges, so I had to chose between SFA and community college. I chose SFA. I did not begin to love SFA until I went for orientation. From there, I began to fall in love with the college and all the opportunities that were available. After bring there for almost two years now, I can now say I truly bleed purple. AXE EM!

Stephen F Austin State University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Stephen F Austin State University?

    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 _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    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.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    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

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    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.

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    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!

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Is very pretty and nice with lots of activities.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It's feel like it's in the middle of nowhere, which is nice because it's surrounded by trees and very pretty.

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    How long it would take to adapt to the small town

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  9. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Nothing.

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  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    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.

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  11. What kind of person should attend this school?

    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.

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  12. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who is looking for pursue a career in a big city.

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  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    We are probably best known for our football or basketball teams. Our female basketball team, the Ladyjacks, has won many tournaments.

    Read all  17 answers
  14. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Sfa Marching band, Football team and basketball

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    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.

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  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    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.

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  17. What are the academics like at your school?

    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.

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  18. What do students complain about most?

    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.

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  19. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    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.

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  20. Describe the dorms.

    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.

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  21. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    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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Student Body

Students

64%

female

36%

male

11,058

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,684

Total Grad Students

1%

Out-Of-State

99%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

211

Student Organizations

20

Fraternities

11

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

38%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
18%
% Hispanic/Latino
18%
% White or Caucasian
57%

TUITION & AID

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.

Cost Out of State

$17,508

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,192

Books and Supplies

$8,868

Room and Board

27,568

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$6,876
$30 - $48K
$9,222
$48 - $75K
$13,708
$75 - $110K
$17,995
$110K & UP
$19,325

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