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Chances of getting into Stephen F Austin State University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
76%
Admission Difficulty for Stephen F Austin State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into SFASU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at SFASU is 76%.  It ranks #36 in Texas for lowest rate of acceptance. Stephen F Austin State University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 6,862 out of 9,016 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 63 percent (SAT 980/1150 ACT 18/24). Stephen F Austin State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.26. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The SFASU application fee is $45 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Stephen F Austin State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

SFASU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
980-1150
Applicants Submitting SAT 
73%
SAT Scores for Stephen F Austin State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 980
SAT Scores for Stephen F Austin State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1150
Average SAT Score 1070

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Stephen F Austin State University?

Stephen F Austin State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 64 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 890. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. SFASU ranks #31 in Texas for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 73 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Stephen F Austin State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1150 and Above Good >86%
1065 to 1150 Avg + 76%-86%
980 to 1065 Avg - 62%-76%
895 to 980 Reach 47%-62%
Less than 895 Low <47%
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SFASU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
50%
ACT Scores for Stephen F Austin State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Stephen F Austin State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into SFASU?

Admission data indicates that SFASU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #29 in Texas for highest average ACT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Stephen F Austin State University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Stephen F Austin State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >86%
21 to 24 Avg + 76%-86%
18 to 21 Avg - 62%-76%
15 to 18 Reach 47%-62%
Less than 15 Low <47%
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SFASU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.26*
Typical High School Grades 
B

What GPA do you need to get into Stephen F Austin State University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into SFASU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Stephen F Austin State University was 3.26 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #51 in Texas for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.26 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as SFASU accepts 76% of all applicants.

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*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.26 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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High School Class Rank

84% of Stephen F Austin State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Stephen F Austin State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 18%
Top 25% of class 50%
Top 50% of class 84%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

Stephen F Austin State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,096 2,920 9,016
Accepted 4,755 2,107 6,862
Acceptance Rate 78% 72% 76%
Enrolled 1,138 626 1,764
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 30% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
247

Applicants have 247 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Stephen F Austin State University is $45.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Stephen F Austin State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Stephen F Austin State University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Stephen F Austin State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=228431 IPEDS survey data for Stephen F Austin State University.

FAQs

Does Stephen F Austin State University prefer SAT or ACT?

73% of students submit their SAT scores to SFASU. 50% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Stephen F Austin State University?

76% of those who apply are granted admission to SFASU. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Stephen F Austin State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 980 and 1150. 73% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Stephen F Austin State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 24. 50% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.