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    Welcome to the best four years of your life!

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    Welcome to SFA

    Campus Life

    Academic Success

    Colleges & Academic Programs

    The Details

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    1936 North St.

    Nacogdoches, TX 75962

    www.sfasu.edu

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    Stephen F. Austin State University enrolls approximately 13,000 students within its six colleges: the Nelson Rusche College of Business; the James I. Perkins College of Education, the College of Fine Arts; the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture; the College of Liberal and Applied Arts; and the College of Sciences and Mathematics.


    The beautiful 418-acre campus, located in Texas’ oldest town, Nacogdoches, supports students’ success with small class sizes (student-to-faculty ratio 20:1), real-world internship and study-abroad experiences, and 29 academic buildings filled with the latest technology.

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    Welcome to SFA!

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    Academic Success

    The wide range of degree programs (approximately 80 undergraduate majors and 120 areas of study) and caring faculty members (more than half of SFA professors hold the highest degree in their field) ensure SFA students find their niche and are well-prepared to enter their profession.

    • Student Success Center – Located in SFA’s first-year-student-only residence hall, Lumberjack Landing, this 5,000-square-foot facility offers a computer lab and free tutoring.
    • Academic Assistance and Resource Center – Award-winning program where free peer tutoring and supplemental instruction in most lower-division, core-curriculum and high-risk courses is offered for all SFA students.
    • Ralph W. Steen Library – Books, periodicals, maps, databases, computer labs and much more are all housed here.
    • School of Honors – You’ll benefit from early registration, unique scholarship opportunities, field trips and designated computer labs.
    • Academic Advising Center – Full-time advisers help undecided majors with course selection and provide materials on SFA’s academic and career options.
    • Academic Excellence Center – A coed living environment that challenges academically talented students in a family atmosphere. Twenty-four quiet hours a day are enforced to help you make the grade.
    • SFA 101 – Learn about college life in this specially designed course for new SFA students proven to raise your grade-point average and increase college retention.

    SFA offers tons of additional resources to help Lumberjacks succeed.

    Some of these include:

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    A few additional reasons to move SFA to the top of your university search list:

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    A few additional reasons to move SFA to the top of your university search list:

    Campus improvements totaling $217 million since 2006.

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    A few additional reasons to move SFA to the top of your university search list:

    Close to the major metropolitan areas of Dallas, Houston
    and Shreveport
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    A few additional reasons to move SFA to the top of your university search list:

    Stellar academics offered at affordable tuition and fees, making SFA a tremendous value in higher education.

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    Do you think college isn’t in the cards for you because of the costs? The truth is, you can’t afford NOT to attend college. According to a report by US News and World Report, workers holding a bachelor’s degree earn approximately $1.30 million more over a lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.


    SFA’s tuition and fees are affordable, and room and board are competitive with other Texas public universities. For the latest information concerning SFA’s tuition and fees, and links to help you calculate your costs, click here.


    And with financial aid and scholarships, there’s tons of assistance available to help you achieve your dream of receiving your college degree.


    During the 2011-12 academic year, SFA students received more than $145 million in financial aid. In order to find out what you qualify for, you’ll need to submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) ASAP!


    If you’re interested in applying for scholarships (SFA offers hundreds), you can view a list and requirements for each by clicking here.

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    Campus Life

    Living

    Recreation

    Dining

    Activities & Involvement

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    Living

    A: If you’re single and younger than 21 with fewer than 60 credit hours, you’ll reside in one of SFA’s 16 residence halls. More than 5,000 SFA students live and learn on the campus. SFA residence life is a thriving community loaded with fun activities to make you feel at home. Living on campus, you’ll make tons of friends and memories that will last a lifetime.


    For more information about living on campus, click here.

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    Q: When you arrive on campus, where will you live?

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    Dining

    SFA’s Dining Services offers students a variety of choices. From the East College Cafeteria, where traditional home-style meals are served, to national restaurant chains like Chick-fil-a and Panda Express, SFA students can dine on bagels for breakfast and stir-fry for dinner.


    To learn more about what’s cookin’ at SFA, click here.

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    Recreation

    There are literally hundreds of activities taking place from morning to midnight for SFA students to enjoy. The Student Recreation Center is a huge facility that gives students an opportunity to get physically fit and enjoy downtown. The Baker Pattillo Student Center houses a 383-seat movie theater with concessions, Starbucks and a Barnes & Noble Bookstore.


    If live performances are your thing, check out the concerts and theatre productions in the College of Fine Arts. NCAA Division I athletics and intramural sports also provide opportunities to get involved, support the Lumberjacks and Ladyjacks and enjoy cheering for the home team.

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    Activities
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    Homecoming, Greek organizations, multicultural events — what types of activities do you most enjoy? Whatever your preference, SFA has it! Through SFA’s Student Activities Association, you’ll find hundreds of programs that will provide you with the opportunity to network, gain leadership skills and get the most out of the Lumberjack Experience. SFA spirit groups, Jack Camp, fraternities and sororities, the Multicultural Center, more than 200 student organizations and the Student Government Association are all ways for you to get involved.

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    Colleges & Academic Programs

    Nelson Rusche College of Business

    James I. Perkins College of Education

    The College of Fine Arts

    The Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture

    The College of Liberal and Applied Arts

    The College of Sciences and Mathematics

     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Nelson Rusche College of Business

    Nelson Rusche College of Business – Three of SFA’s most popular bachelor’s degrees in 2011-12 were awarded from the College of Business: general business, management and marketing. Almost 2,000 Lumberjacks enroll in areas of study ranging from accounting to sports marketing. Incredible facilities, including the Mast Student Investment Center, where NYSE and NASDAQ stock information scrolls overhead on a ticker, helps students feel like they are working for a Fortune 500 company.

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    James I. Perkins College of Education

    James I. Perkins College of Education – SFA’s largest college enrolls approximately 4,211 students. One-of-a-kind facilities, like the Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center, where the a nationally accredited Early Childhood Laboratory and the SFA Charter School are located, are a big draw for students who want to receive hands-on experience working with children while pursuing their degrees in education. The college also is home to majors and areas of study ranging from addiction studies to interior design, and so much more!

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    The College of
    Fine Arts

    The College of Fine Arts – The Schools of Art, Music and Theatre comprise this college. Opportunities to showcase your talents are numerous as live productions, concerts and exhibits are ongoing. Degree programs within this college are always popular among SFA students, and many graduates from this college have gone on to amazing careers in the performing arts, including Will Jennings, Oscar and Grammy Award-winning songwriter of “Up Where We Belong” from “An Officer and a Gentleman,” and “My Heart Will Go On” from “Titanic.”

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    The Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture

    The Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture – Established in 1946, the ATCOFA is, without a doubt, one of the most respected colleges of forestry and agriculture in the nation. Faculty members believe in “learning by doing” and students are continually involved in research and engaged in a variety of educational experiences that help prepare them for successful careers.

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    The College of Liberal and
    Applied Arts

    The College of Liberal and Applied Arts – The most diverse of SFA’s six colleges, areas of study range from anthropology to religious studies. Many of your core subjects are taught within this college — English, history and political science, to name a few.

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    The College of Sciences and Mathematics

    The College of Sciences and Mathematics – Whether your calling is to care for the health needs of people, or study the stars, this is your college. State-of-the-art facilities abound here — the STEM Research and Learning Center, the Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing and the SFA Observatory all house some of the most advanced instructional equipment available. Careers in the science and health care professions are booming, and this college has the faculty members and technology to set you apart.

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    Applying to SFA is easy and just a click away.


    Select the type of admission you are seeking (examples: freshman, transfer, international). Follow the information on the webpage to learn about SFA’s admission requirements and make your application through applytexas.org.

    The Details

    We welcome you to visit the campus and see for yourself all SFA has to offer. Student-led tours are available Monday through Friday at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., departing from the second floor of the Rusk Building.


    Contact the Office of Admissions at 936-468-2504 to schedule your visit, or email us at [email protected].


    For information about SFA’s triannual open house event, Showcase Saturday, click here.