Stephen F. Austin State University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

Stephen F. Austin State University
Stephen F. Austin State University. Billy Hathorn / Wikimedia Commons

Stephen F. Austin State University Admissions Overview:

In addition to submitting an application, prospective students will need to submit high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores in order to apply. SFASU has an acceptance rate of 62%; the majority of applicants are admitted each year, and students with solid grades and test scores have a good chance of being accepted. Check out the school's website, or contact the admissions office for more information.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Stephen F. Austen State University Acceptance Rate: 62%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Stephen F. Austin State University Description:

Stephen F. Austin State University is a public university located in Nacogdoches, Texas, a town in the east of the state. Houston and Dallas are both within a three hour drive. The university is independent of Texas's many public university systems. The university offers over 80 undergraduate majors. Health and business fields are extremely popular, but the university also has robust programs in art, music, communications, psychology and many other fields. Academics are supported by an average class size of 27 and a 20 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Student life at SFA offers many opportunities for service and leadership including an active Greek system. In athletics, the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks and Ladyjacks compete in the NCAA Division I Southland Conference. The university fields six men's and nine women's Division I teams.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 12,742 (11,058 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 36% Male / 64% Female
  • 87% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,716 (in-state); $17,508 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,192 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,868
  • Other Expenses: $3,454
  • Total Cost: $21,230 (in-state); $31,022 (out-of-state)

Stephen F. Austin State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 89%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 72%
    • Loans: 60%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,540
    • Loans: $6,432

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Art, Biology, Business, Health Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, Marketing, Music, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 71%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 38%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 24%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 44%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Track and Field, Football, Baseball, Golf, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Basketball, Bowling, Volleyball, Tennis, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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