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The Lumberjack Experience

Beautiful Campus

Nestled among the towering pines of Texas Forest Country, SFA is located in Nacogdoches just minutes from the lakes of East Texas. It is known as one of the most beautiful university campuses in Texas. In the spring, the park-like grounds come alive with colorful tulips, azaleas and dogwoods. The fall is ablaze with all the deep colors of autumn.

Great Location

Located just a few hours from the state's major cities, you will have gone away to college, but still be close to friends back home. SFA is close to home, but not too close.

Highly Ranked

SFA is ranked in the first tier among the best regional public and private universities in the western United States, according to the 2011 edition of "Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report.

The Best of Both

At SFA you receive the value of a comprehensive state university with the quality, caring atmosphere and personalized attention of a private college.

More Choices

Choose from 82 majors and more than 120 areas of study. Some majors offered at SFA aren't offered by any other university in the state.

Smaller Classes with Accomplished Faculty

With a 22-to-1 teacher to student ratio, our classes are small, and our professors' hearts are big. You will get to know your classmates and your professors. Yes, real professors, not graduate students or teaching assistants like at other universities. You'll receive a hands-on learning experience from professors who are eager to share their experiences. You'll know your professors and find that they truly care about your future and helping you achieve your goals.

Abundant Amenities

Study or relax in modern, new residence halls. Take in an on-campus movie or a concert. Stay in shape in our state-of-the-art recreation center that includes a climbing wall, pool, lazy river and 30-person spa. From shopping the malls to chilling at the lakes, there is a lot to do in and around Nacogdoches.

Spirited Championship Athletics

Cheer on the winning Lumberjacks at NCAA Division I sporting events including football, basketball and baseball.

Supportive Community

We are a close-knit community united by our traditions and driven by our determination to be the best. With free peer-to-peer tutoring and more than 200 student clubs and organizations, you can share the Lumberjack Experience and build friendships that will last a lifetime.

You might find some of these offered at other schools, but only SFA gives you all this and more, and that's the Lumberjack Experience. From award-winning research to NCAA Division 1 championship athletics, we strive for excellence. SFA is a place of personal and professional growth, where lifelong friendships blossom and rewarding career paths unfold. You will look back on your college career with pride and cherish the memories of this special time in your life. Our students live the Lumberjack Experience every day.

Find out more about becoming a student at SFA or contact the Office of Admissions at 936.468.2504. Axe 'em 'Jacks!