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SFA is mounting a $100 million campaign to raise critical funds for scholarships, faculty support, facility enhancements and program support. With your help, SFA is poised to take our beloved university even further and help our students achieve more than they dreamed possible for themselves and their families.

 

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DID YOU KNOW?

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

    OF ITS KIND IN TEXAS
  • 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
  • ONLY
    MASTER OF MUSIC
    SOUND RECORDING
    TECHNOLOGY

    PROGRAM OF ITS KIND
    IN TEXAS
  • 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!

  • rehearsal scene of "Everybody" in which five actors face Death and question which of them will be chosen by Death to play the title role

    In a rehearsal moment, five actors question which of them will be chosen by Death to play the title role in a particular performance of “Everybody” by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. From left are, seated, Waxahachie junior Kiya Green; Denton junior Connor Molen; standing, Texarkana junior Daun Whaley; San Antonio junior Hannah Marfin; Baytown junior Joshua Harris; and far right, Sugar Land freshman Anthony Krosecz as Death.

  • Artist Kris Pierce presents large paintings employing a retro-cartoon style reminiscent of American comic design from the 1950s and ’60s alongside multimedia works.

    For his exhibition “Oil Can Tremolo,” artist Kris Pierce presents new multimedia works that explore virtual identity through a real-time gathering of sources from social media platforms. Alongside his multimedia works, Pierce presents large paintings employing a retro-cartoon style reminiscent of American comic design from the 1950s and ’60s. “Oil Can Tremolo” is part of “Persona,” a touring exhibition organized by the Art Galleries at TCU and showing Feb. 7 through March 24 at The Cole Art Center.

  • biomorphic sculptures by artist Richie Budd that suggest meaning through shape and sensation

    Artist Richie Budd presents new biomorphic sculptures that suggest meaning through shape and sensation in his exhibition “Dead Souls,” whose title is a reference to Nikolai Gogol's Russian novel of the same name – a novel known for its satire and reflection on moral behavior. “Dead Souls” is part of “Persona,” a touring exhibition organized by the Art Galleries at TCU and showing Feb. 7 through March 24 at The Cole Art Center.