Stephen F. Austin State University was founded in 1923 as a teacher’s college and received university status in 1969. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The university identifies its mission as “to provide students a foundation for success, a passion for learning and a commitment to responsible global citizenship in a community dedicated to teaching, research, creativity and service.” It is classed as a master’s college and University I by the Carnegie Institute. The total enrollment is about 11,600 students, representing all major metropolitan areas in Texas, 44 other states and 56 other countries. SFA houses approximately 5,000 students on campus. Unique facilities include a computerized observatory, experimental forest, on-campus arboretum, biotechnology/environmental science research center, beef, poultry and swine research facilities, Stone Fort museum, agricultural pond, forest resources institute, geographic information systems lab and regional geospatial service center.See All 8 Photos
Main CampusNacogdoches, Texas, United States Campus Website5,000 - 20,000 on Campus<100,000 residents in NacogdochesLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
Nacogdoches County is located in the beautiful pine forests of East Texas. Nacogdoches, the oldest city in Texas, is located 140 miles northeast of Houston and 180 miles southeast of Dallas. Nacogdoches is the largest city in the county and has a rich historical background, dating back to the establishment of Spanish missions in 1721. Attempts have been made to enhance the historical flavor of the area, resulting in the preservation of several old homes and landmarks. Primary industries are agriculture, manufacturing, education and tourism.
The Friendship Program matches international students with American students to meet several times throughout the semester.
Athletic facilities are available for use free of charge to exchange students. A wide variety of intramural sports teams are offered each semester.