Stephen F. Austin State University: Narrative Description

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1936 North St.
Nacogdoches, TX 75962
Tel: (936)468-2011
Free: 800-731-2902
Admissions: (936)468-2504
Fax: (936)468-3849
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1923. Setting: 400-acre small town campus. Research spending 2003-04: $4.6 million. Total enrollment: 11,287. Faculty: 582 (434 full-time, 148 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 5,873 applied, 75% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 44% from top quarter, 83% from top half. Full-time: 8,206 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 1,362 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 42 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 16% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 23% 25 or older, 38% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 60% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; interdisciplinary studies; communications/communication technologies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $3360 full-time, $145 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,100 full-time, $403 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $938 full-time, $33 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $5012. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 180 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 13% of eligible men and 10% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Texas Student Education Association, American Marketing Association, Baptist Student Union. Major annual events: homecoming, Parents' Day, Legislators' Day. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 3,963 college housing spaces available; 3,353 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Ralph W. Steen Library with 2,791 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 1,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 35,000. Nacogdoches is one of the oldest settlements in Texas. This is a rural community enjoying temperate climate. There are more than 30 churches representing 15 different denominations, a library, museums, two hospitals, garden clubs, and major civic and fraternal organizations within the community. Nacogdoches is reached by railroad, bus lines, and Highways 59, 259, 7 and 21. Part-time employment is available. Local recreation includes movie theatres, several lakes for boating, swimming, and other water sports, and national forests for hiking, picnicking and hunting.

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