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Colleges / Stephen F. Austin State University

About SFA

Stephen F. Austin State University is a public, state school located in the small town setting of Nacogdoches, TX

Founded in 1923, the institution currently enrolls around 12,620 students a year, including 10,987 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $81,730,902.

Admissions Facts About SFA

Acceptance rate: 76%

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

SFA Acceptance Rate

SFA is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Around 76 percent of all applicants are admitted to SFA each year.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is SFA a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

About 77 percent of students who start at SFA return for their second year of college. Out of the 2,177 students who started at SFA as first-time freshman, 745 graduate within four years.

SFA's six-year graduation for undergrads is 53 percent. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $23,185 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does SFA sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is SFA a good school for YOU?

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College Info

1936 North Street Nacogdoches, TX 75962

Campus Setting: Small Town

SFA Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to SFA is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to SFA is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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SFA Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$17,834

In State

$30,494

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$7,620
$20,280
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
$9,012
$9,012
Books
$1,202
$1,202

Student Life

Wondering what life at SFA is like? There are approximately 12,969 students enrolled at SFA, including 11,494 undergraduate students and 1,475 graduate students. 80% percent of students attend school full-time, 98% percent are from TX and 2% percent of students are from other states.

80%

Full Time

20%

Part Time

98%

In State

2%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

12,969

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

68%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,620

Out-of-State

$20,280

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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