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 (1,070) than Sam Houston State (1,035).
  • Both SFA and Sam Houston State have the same submitted ACT scores (21).
  • Sam Houston State has more students with 21,912 students while SFA has 12,620 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 - Stephen F Austin State University and Sam Houston State University.
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SFASam Houston State
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SFAvs.Sam Houston State
Nacogdoches, TexasLocationHuntsville, Texas
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarshipHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship
Master's College and University (larger programs)Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral/Research University
In-State$10,600
Out-Of-State$21,616
Tuition & Fees
In-State$8,960
Out-Of-State$18,752
67% ($7,717)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)75% ($7,285)
$7,717Average Amount of Financial Aid$7,285
65.43 %Acceptance Rates74.39 %
32.28 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)31.19 %
1,070SAT Score1,035
21ACT Score21
53 %Graduation Rate57 %
31 %Transfer-out Rate24 %
77 %Retention Rate79 %
12,620Student Population21,912
530Number of Faculties804
16 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio21 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, 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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