Stephen F. Austin University

Come to school at the best in Texas!

Something for everyone

Here at SFA, we set high standards for our students and we reach daily for their success. We believe that there is something for every here. From sports, to science, to our arts program, there is much in store. So come join us.

Basic Facts

  • Location: Nacogdoches, Texas - 140 miles northeast of Houston, 180 miles southeast of Dallas
  • Main campus size: 417.6 acres
  • Affiliation: Public university governed by autonomous Board of Regents, appointed by the governor and approved by the Texas Legislature
  • Enrollment: 12,954 (fall 2010)

Notable Alumni


  • Founded as: Teachers' college
  • Chartered by Legislature: April 4, 1917 - put on hold because of World War I
  • Funding legislation signed: 1921
  • Nacogdoches selected as site: July 14, 1921
  • First classes: September 18, 1923
  • Guarenteed to meet the needs of all students.

    We hope you will make the right choice and come to our school.