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Stephen F. Austin State University

Nacogdoches, TX

Stephen F. Austin State, founded in 1923, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 430-acre campus is located in Nacogdoches, north of Houston.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students11,140
   Women7,085 (63.6%)
   Men4,055 (36.4%)
Graduate Students1,602


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate62% of 11,382 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math494 average
440-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading493 average
430-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing470 average
410-520 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite22 average
19-24 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $23,051
Out-of-state: $35,291
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,537
Out-of-state: $21,777
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met60%
Average Freshman Award$12,414
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 3% of classes
10-19 students: 26% of classes
20-29 students: 32% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 11% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes


Nacogdoches Population34,047
Nearest Metropolitan Area 
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 90% of freshmen, 44% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Sororities10% of women participate
Fraternities 15% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.3% Asian
18.6% Black/African-American
17.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
57.9% White
0.8% Unknown
International Students0.6% from 36 countries
First-Year Students Returning71.4%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.43 3.56 535 576 23
Low 2.80 2.95 460 510 19
High 3.95 4.56 600 670 31
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• Steven F. Austin State is located in Nacogdoches, the oldest town in Texas.

• SFA State's Mast Arboretum has 19 acres of plants that you can't see anywhere else in Texas, or in the U.S. for that matter.

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