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  • 97%
    FIRST-TIME
    PASS RATE FOR
    NURSE LICENSING
  • ONLY
    EARLY CHILDHOOD
    RESEARCH CENTER

    OF ITS KIND IN TEXAS
  • 2019-2020 Colleges of Distinction Badge
  • #2
    ranked
    team debaters
    in the nation
  • $870,000+
    EQUITY
    PORTFOLIO
    MANAGED BY BUSINESS
    STUDENTS
    Portfolio amount as of July 2021
  • grammy
    & oscar

    Winners

     among our alumni
  • #1
    ranked
    ROTC Ranger Team
    in the state
  • One of the

    Top

    time-to-degree
    rates in Texas

EXPLORE ACADEMICS

Have a dream career or a major in mind? Still undecided? With more than 120 areas of interest at SFA,
you can find the path that’s best for you.

 

VISIT ACADEMICS

Explore your passions, meet our faculty

Select an area of interest and discover how we inspire success – one Lumberjack at a time.

Life At SFA

STEM

State-of-the-Art STEM Building

The Ed and Gwen Cole STEM Building helps SFA continue to produce top-ranking scholars within the STEM fields. The building houses a planetarium, research laboratories, collaborative classrooms and makerspaces — areas that allow students to collaborate and create prototypes.

Housing and Dining

Housing & Dining

Lumberjacks enjoy plenty of housing and dining options on and off campus.

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SFA NCAA Basketball Bracket Busters

Competitive Division I Sports and Spirit teams

From our 2019 NCAA National Champion women's bowling team to our nationally recognized spirit teams, SFA has a proud athletic tradition.

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SFA Clubs and Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Follow your passion and make friends in our nearly 250 clubs and organizations.

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18 Beautiful Bodies of Water Nearby

18 Beautiful Bodies of Water Nearby

Outdoor enthusiasts can paddle along the Neches River or catch fish at one of many area lakes.

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SFA Traditions

The Axe Handle

SFA freshmen receive an axe handle to personalize with their own Lumberjack spirit. Students can be seen (and heard) banging axe handles on the bleachers at SFA football games.

 

Ole Cotton

Ole Cotton is an imposing 75mm cannon that fires a celebratory shot every time the SFA Lumberjack football team scores. The SFA ROTC cadets man Ole Cotton just beyond the south end zone at Homer Bryce Stadium. The powerful blast can be heard – and often felt – all over town.

 

The Homecoming Bonfire

SFA's traditional bonfire and pep rally are the centerpieces of homecoming. Usually held in October, homecoming is a series of traditions that bring Lumberjacks together to celebrate SFA. Other events include homecoming elections, Duck Dash, downtown parade, football games and much more.

Purple Haze

Press play to hear our rowdy Purple Haze student section in action. At SFA’s home football games, fans in the student section loudly bang their axe handles on a metal “Purple Haze” sign to show support for our beloved Lumberjacks (and to rattle the opposing team). Now that’s a home-field advantage!

  • A young woman holding a sign reading, "Lumberjacks MaKe Great Accountants."

    The Accountancy Pathway to CPA, an online and online-interactive curriculum, is designed for experienced, working professionals interested in obtaining the courses required to sit for the CPA exam.

  • “Study for a Western Cliché,” Acrylic on Inkjet on Paper on Canvas 2021 by Robert Kinsell will be among the works of art available for purchase in the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts’ 12 X 12 fundraiser.

    “Study for a Western Cliché,” Acrylic on Inkjet on Paper on Canvas 2021 by Robert Kinsell will be among the works of art available for purchase in the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts’ 12 X 12 fundraiser. Silent bidding gets underway Oct. 2 and continues until the start of the Art Party at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

  • Students studying aviation at Hudson High School visited with Stephen F. Austin State University aviation students during an event at A.L. Mangham Jr. Regional Airport.

    Students studying aviation at Hudson High School visited with Stephen F. Austin State University aviation students during an event at A.L. Mangham Jr. Regional Airport. Pictured with the students are Hudson High School Instructor Carla Ladner (far left), SFA Board of Regents Secretary Jennifer Winston (front row, second from right) and SFA President Dr. Scott Gordon (far right).