Stephen F Austin State University (SFASU)

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SFASU can be found in Nacogdoches, TX, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around fourteen thousand students enrolled each year at Stephen F Austin State University.

Many of the students admitted to SFASU got an SAT score between 990 to 1180, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 19 to 24. We were able to estimate the SFASU average GPA (2.98 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. About 70 percent of all students which applied were accepted at Stephen F Austin State University, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 28 percent continued on to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the SFASU acceptance rate 2021 will be around 62%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall SFASU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Stephen F Austin State University was reported as 67.9% in Fall 2020 with over 10,700 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SFASU ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • SFASU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Stephen F Austin State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of SFASU is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Stephen F Austin State University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 62.4%
  • 2017-2018: 65.4%
  • 2018-2019: 67.6%
  • 2019-2020: 67.9%
  • Projected SFASU Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 62.0%

How Does SFASU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Stephen F Austin State University is twenty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
The University of Texas at Tyler83.2%
Louisiana State University-Shreveport83.9%
Northwestern State University of Louisiana82.0%
Lamar University83.8%
Grambling State University97.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to SFASU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 600
Math490 - 580
Total Score990 - 1180
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 24
Math18 - 24
Composite Score19 - 24
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