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Stephen F. Austin State University

Stephen F. Austin State University

Check whether Stephen F. Austin State University is right for you as an international student.

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Uni facts

  • Nacogdoches, USA
  • University type: Public
  • Rank: 2413
  • Program types -
  • Programs total -
  • Acceptance rates 62%
  • Nationalities 40
  • International Students 125

Study abroad at Stephen F Austin State University

Stephen F Austin State University (SFA) is a public university located in the city of Nacogdoches, Texas, US. The University offers a wide range of programs and more than 120 areas of study, including majors and minors.

The University is home to six colleges, including the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, which is a nationally recognized forestry school and one of only two in the state. SFA also offers 44 master’s degrees and three degrees at doctoral level.

The picturesque campus includes more than a dozen residence halls, giving students plenty of accommodation options. The campus also includes a number of great dining options, recreation facilities including a climbing wall, and an observatory. The Homer Bryce Stadium plays host to SFA’s NCAA Division I football and track teams, known as The Lumberjacks, and can hold more than 14 thousand fans.

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Why study at SFA?

  • Athletics and sport

    The SFA Lumberjacks compete in 17 NCAA Division I men’s and women’s sports

  • Forestry employability

    99.9% job placement for SFA forestry graduates

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Life as an international student

SFA welcomes international students, and currently has students from more than 40 different countries. The Office of International Programs provides a range of help and services to international students, including transport to and from the airport, regular bus trips to the shops and an international friendship program designed to help you meet new people.

On-campus student housing is available and encouraged for international students as it’s a great way to immerse yourself in life at SFA. There are also more than 200 student clubs and organizations you can join, including Greek life, intramural sports, dance and many more.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Computer labs
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Swimming Pool
    • Personal Trainers
    • Treatment Rooms
    • Fitness Centre Physiotherapist
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Swimming pools 3
    • No. of Baseball Pitches 1
    • No. of Golf Coursenumber 1
    • No. of Tennis Courts
    • No. of Climbing Wall 1
    • No. of Basketball Courts 1
    • No. of Athletics Track 1
    • No. of volleyball courtsnumber 1
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 13
    • Cafe’s
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches 1
    • Sport facilities 9
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 1
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organisations
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
  • Transport
    • On-Campus Shuttle

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Fees and funding

SFA strives to provide affordable, high-quality education by maintaining reasonable educational costs. The average total yearly cost for a qualified international student with the Office of International Programs scholarship is less than $20,000. Other scholarships are available to international students. Some require that a student submit an SAT or ACT test score. Students can apply for these scholarships before Feb. 1 each year.

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Undergraduate Tuition - $18,564 / year Postgraduate Tuition - $14,562 / year

Office of International Programs Scholarship: Amount - $1,000 / year (renewable + in-state tuition rate applied) Requirement - GPA 2.75 for UG / GPA 3.25 (PG)

Undergraduate Academic Excellence and Regents Scholarships: Amount - $3,000 / year (renewable + in-state tuition applied) Requirements – class rank and ACT/SAT scores

Graduate student assistantships – students apply through the academic department for research, teaching, or administrative assistantship ($9,000 - $20,000/year + in-state tuition rates applied)


Stephen F. Austin State University

1936 North St, Nacogdoches, TX 75962, USA

SFA's campus is located in Nacogdoches, which is home to East Texas landmarks, quaint shops, dining opportunities and a variety of recreational activities.

  • To Austin

    4 hours

  • To Beaumont

    2.5 hours

  • To Houston

    2.5 hours

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Visa requirements for Stephen F. Austin State University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements