Stephen F. Austin State University Stephen F. Austin State University

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Comprehensive higher education system

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Stephen F. Austin State University

SFA is a public four-year university located on a beautiful campus in Texas Forest Country not far from Houston, Dallas and Shreveport, Louisiana. Established as a teachers’ college holding its first classes in 1923, the university today is perfectly sized. Enrolling approximately 13,000 students, SFA offers a wide variety of high-quality academic programs with the personalization one would expect to find at a private college.

Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operationsx  
Agricultural Mechanization, Generalx  
Agricultural Production Operations, Generalx  
Agriculture, Generalx  
Animal Sciences, Generalx  
Art History, Criticism and Conservationx  
Art/Art Studies, Generalx  
Biology/Biological Sciences, Generalx  
Business Administration and Management, Generalx  
Business/Commerce, Generalx  
Business/Managerial Economicsx  
Chemistry, Generalx  
Computer and Information Sciences, Generalx  
Creative Writingx  
Criminal Justice/Police Sciencex  
Dance, Generalx  
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, Generalx  
Economics, Generalx  
English Language and Literature, Generalx  
Environmental Sciencex  
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Generalx  
Fashion Merchandisingx  
Finance, Generalx  
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, Generalx  
Forest Management/Forest Resources Managementx  
Forestry, Generalx  
French Language and Literaturex  
Geographic Information Science and Cartographyx  
Geology/Earth Science, Generalx  
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Generalx  
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, Generalx  
History, Generalx  
Horticultural Sciencex  
Hospitality Administration/Management, Generalx  
Human Development and Family Studies, Generalx  
Information Technologyx  
Interior Architecturex  
International Business/Trade/Commercex  
Kinesiology and Exercise Sciencex  
Legal Assistant/Paralegalx  
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studiesx  
Marketing/Marketing Management, Generalx  
Mathematics, Generalx  
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Otherx  
Music, Generalx  
Physics, Generalx  
Political Science and Government, Generalx  
Poultry Sciencex  
Psychology, Generalx  
Public Administrationx  
Radio and Televisionx  
Registered Nursing/Registered Nursex  
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Otherx  
Rehabilitation Sciencex  
Rhetoric and Compositionx  
Social Workx  
Special Products Marketing Operationsx  
Sustainability Studiesx  
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Managementx  

Academic Life

Students choose from approximately 80 undergraduate majors and more than 120 study areas and more than 40 graduate degrees, including three doctoral programs.

Campus Life

SFA offers a thriving Greek community and more than 200 student organizations and activities ranging from intramurals to movies.

Facilities and Resources

More than $260 million in renovations and enhancements have recently been completed and include a first-year student residence hall, an expanded and renovated student center, the Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing building, and a student recreation center.

Athletics / Sports

SFA competes in intercollegiate varsity sports offering men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, track and field, football and golf. Women compete in basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, track and field, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.

Financial Aid / Tuition

SFA awards approximately $145 million in scholarships, grants, work-study, educational loans, waivers and exemptions annually.


Applicants must meet high school class rank and minimum test scores: first quarter top 10 percent, no minimum score; 11-25 percent, 850 SAT/17 ACT; second quarter, 950 SAT/20 ACT; third quarter, 1100 SAT/24 ACT. First-time freshman must have completed the Recommended High School or Distinguished Achievement Programs or demonstrate they have completed a high school curriculum more rigorous than what is required of the Minimum Graduation Plan.

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