The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are four-years, public schools.
  • SFA has more expensive tuition & fees ($21,616) than Sam Houston State ($18,752).
  • It is harder to admit to SFA than Sam Houston State.
  • SFA has a higher submitted SAT score (1,035) than Sam Houston State (1,035).
  • Both Sam Houston State and SFA have the same submitted ACT scores (21).
  • Sam Houston State has more students with 21,612 students while SFA has 12,000 students.
  • Sam Houston State has more full-time faculties with 804 faculties while SFA has 530 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Sam Houston State University and Stephen F Austin State University.
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Sam Houston Statevs.SFA
Huntsville, TexasLocationNacogdoches, Texas
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarshipHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctoral/Research UniversityCarnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Tuition & Fees
73% ($7,937)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)80% ($7,920)
$7,937Average Amount of Financial Aid$7,920
74.39 %Acceptance Rates65.43 %
31.19 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)32.28 %
1,035SAT Score1,070
21ACT Score21
57 %Graduation Rate53 %
24 %Transfer-out Rate31 %
73 %Retention Rate76 %
21,612Student Population12,000
804Number of Faculties530
20 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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