Stephen F Austin State University

Stephen F Austin State University Admissions and School Information

At Stephen F. Austin University (SFA) in Nacogdoches, Texas, possible degree fields include the arts, business and criminology. Students can earn bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in subjects, such as education and forestry.

About Stephen F. Austin University

Representing East Texas's important timber industry, the mascot of SFA is the lumberjack. The official school colors are purple, red and white. Built on land belonging to one of the founding fathers of Texas, the university was created in 1921. Stephen F. Austin University holds accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

Freshman and transfer students are both welcome to apply. Students interested in attending SFA must submit an application and pay a fee. Admissions counselors strongly suggest visiting the campus in Nacogdoches. Students applying to SFA must submit either an SAT or ACT score.

Colleges of Stephen F. Austin University

Nelson Rusche College of Business

Undergraduate students in the business school can study business administration, marketing and finance. Ambitious students looking to graduate with honors can join the business honor society, Beta Gamma Sigma. The college offers master's degrees in accounting and business administration.

James I. Perkins College of Education

The College of Education is accredited by the American Association for the Education of Young Children and the Educational Leadership Constituent Council. Students in the College of Education can choose between 27 undergraduate and graduate degrees. The college also has 45 educator certifications in science, mathematics and physical education.

College of Fine Art

The College of Fine Art is comprised of three schools: Art, Music and Theatre. Students in the art school can major in advertising design, art education and digital media. Music students can focus on music education, music theory and music history. Incoming freshmen and transfer students must audition for admission to the theater school.

Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture

The forestry school is one of only two such schools in the state of Texas. Undergraduate students can pursue degrees in fields, such as forest management, forest recreation management and spatial sciences. Graduate students can earn a Master of Forestry, Master of Science in Resource Interpretation and a Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry.

College of Liberal and Applied Arts

One of the largest colleges at SFA, the College of Liberal and Applied Arts enrolls over 25 percent of undergraduate students. Undergraduate students can earn degrees in history, psychology and military science. Graduate students can earn degrees in areas, such as public administration, sociology and anthropology. The college offers undergrads more than 20 different grants and scholarships.

College of Sciences and Mathematics

Undergraduate students can get a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry, physics and nursing. The school also has a pre-engineering program that allows students to earn two years of credits toward an engineering degree before transferring to degree-granting engineering school. Graduate programs include geology, chemistry and mathematics education.

School of Honors

Students in the School of Honors enjoy special privileges at SFA, including a 24-hour computer lab offering free printing. The university offers a wide range of honors classes in science, education, the arts and other fields. Students may also create their own honors courses with an approved faculty adviser.

Contact Information

  • Address: Office of Admissions 2008 Alumni Dr, Nacogdoches, TX 75962
  • Phone Number: (936) 468-2011