Students Say

The moment they arrive at central Florida’s Stetson University, students sense the “welcoming” atmosphere that permeates the campus. Indeed, this small school of 2,700 undergrads excels at fostering a “tight knit community,” “personal growth” and “intellectual development.” It also doesn’t hurt that the campus is simply “stunning.” Moreover, Stetson students value that the university really sees students as “individual[s], not number[s].” Certainly, that can be partially attributed to “small class sizes” which allow for “individualized attention.” Academically, among the many top-notch majors offered at Stetson are the “great political science department” and “great education program.”

Overview

Applicants
10,986
Acceptance Rate
61%
Average HS GPA
3.79

GPA Breakdown

55%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
8%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
540 - 650
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
530 - 625
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 620
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
24 - 28

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

Overall

Students Say

The moment they arrive at central Florida’s Stetson University, students sense the “welcoming” atmosphere that permeates the campus. Indeed, this small school of 2,700 undergrads excels at fostering a “tight knit community,” “personal growth” and “intellectual development.” It also doesn’t hurt that the campus is simply “stunning.” Moreover, Stetson students value that the university really sees students as “individual[s], not number[s].” Certainly, that can be partially attributed to “small class sizes” which allow for “individualized attention.” Academically, among the many top-notch majors offered at Stetson are the “great political science department” and “great education program.” Inside the classroom, undergrads are greeted by professors that “care more about how much you learn rather than individual exam grades.” As one marketing major boasts, “Professors have allowed me to tailor assignments after my own personal interests.” Teachers here are also “extremely supportive and push you harder than you’ve been pushed before.” Professors here, a student explains, “really take the time to get to know their students and want to develop personal connections. This creates a more robust learning environment in which everyone can learn from each other.” And a fellow environmental studies student eloquently sums up her experience stating, “The level of care and community that this place holds still astounds me, and it is what makes Stetson special.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
424
with Terminal Degree
354

232
Men
192
Women
61
Minority
7
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
56%
Graduate in 5 years
60%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Russian Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Aquatic Biology/Limnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Molecular Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication, General
  • Communication, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Digital Arts
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Technology
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, Other
  • Piano and Organ
  • Violin, Viola, Guitar and Other Stringed Instruments
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Voice and Opera


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Max Cleland
Former US Senator

George Winston
Recording Artist

Kaye Wachsmuth
Microbiologist

Jill Jinks
President/CEO

J. Craig Crawford
Congressional Quarterly columnist

Jim Haskins
NHL Vice President

Wesley Whatley
Emmy-nominated composer

Academic Rating

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
56%
Graduate in 5 years
60%
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$27,487

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$26,057

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,082

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,302

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
69%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$29,194

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$41,240
Required Fees
$350
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,011
Transportation for Commuters
$2,000

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

Students Say

Undergrads at Stetson are an active lot and we’re told that a “large portion of the student body is either involved in Greek life or plays a sport.” However, there’s no need to worry if you don’t fall into either demographic. A marketing major assures us that “Stetson is very diverse. You have people dedicated to academics, athletics, global issues, politics, social constraints, etc. I haven’t known many students who felt like they didn’t fit in.” Of course, it’s also easy for these “hard working” undergrads to find common ground. After all, most of them are quite “dedicated to their studies.” Additionally, since “most students live on campus” it is “easy to make friends and find a group to hang out with.” Many undergrads also emphasize that their peers are “nice and sociable.” And we’re told that “no matter where you go there’s someone new to meet and that is willing to meet you.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,841
Out of State
28%

International
6%
Foreign Countries Represented
49

Demographics

2.42%
Asian
8.27%
African-American
15.21%
Hispanic
67.91%
Caucasian
2.24%
Unknown
5.85%
International

58% female
42% male
28% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Overview

Students Say

You have to work extremely hard to be bored at Stetson. To begin with, undergrads love to take advantage of the university’s beautiful campus: “We often spend time on the university’s green space playing football, relaxing, studying or flying kites.” Additionally, “there are a lot of gatherings around campus, and something is always going on, either organized by the school itself or by student-run clubs. More specifically, “there are tons of campus events like the farmer ’s market, movie nights, guest speakers, and sports games that nearly everyone goes to and loves.” Greek life is also fairly prevalent at Stetson and “frats usually have parties every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.” Thankfully, “Greek life is very accepting at this school and most of the Greek organizations are very service oriented.” Though hometown Deland is “small,” a marketing student insists “it offers a lot if you explore it.” Certainly, “between the Springs, historic downtown, and the relative closeness of New Smyrna Beach, Daytona, and Orlando, there’s a lot to do outside of the campus.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
64%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
90%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
120
Number of Honor Societies
17

Number of Social Sororities
6
Number of Religious Organizations
8

28% join a fraternity
27% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

11% participate in intramural sports
14% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Hatters)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (Hatters)
9 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Kaleidoscope - Kaleidoscope, Stetson's Gay/Straight Alliance, is a community based organization that actively pursues opportunities to promote acceptance, friendship, and partnership of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Straight communities. We work to create a supportive atmosphere for GLBTQ and allied students to discuss their feelings and thoughts about sexual orientation and gender identity. Through education and awareness initiatives, we hope to reduce anti-gay violence, harassment, and discrimination by promoting a greater understanding between students, school administration, and the local DeLand community.

Minority Support Groups: Asian Pacific American Coalition, Black Student Association, Caribbean Student Association, Muslim Student Organization, Stetson Organization for Native American Revitalization, UNIDOS

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Sustainability

Stetson University’s Environmental Responsibility Council has made it its mission “to function in ways that will not compromise the lives of future human generations nor diminish the health of planetary ecosystems.” To achieve this, the school has laid out a six-point plan detailing on which areas it intends to focus. Along with a commitment to environmental education, Stetson is dedicated to environmentally responsible purchasing, efficient use and conservation of resources, minimizing solid waste and hazardous materials, and promoting a green campus design that incorporates plants native to Florida. Stetson’s Native Plant Policy is a great example of the proactive approach the university takes in addressing sustainability issues on campus. By landscaping with native plants, Stetson not only “reinforces its natural heritage,” but it cuts down on its use of fertilizers and pesticides, since indigenous plants require less maintenance as compared to traditional landscaping plants. Placing Top five in the nation for the past two years in the Recycle Mania Grand Championship category, Stetson recycles more than 200,000 pounds of paper and cardboard, 10,000 pounds of plastic, and 1,000 pounds of aluminum each year. Through its Roots and Shoots program, inspired by Jane Goodall’s visit to campus, the university encourages students to give their time to the “environment, animals, and the community.” Stetson's Lynn Business Center is LEED-certified. Notably, it was also the first green building in Florida. The campus is committed to LEED certification for new construction and renovations, and the Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Environmental Learning Center, which features a rainwater collection system, recycled metal roofing, and a geothermal heating system, has also achieved LEED Gold (the second LEED-certified building on campus).

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
No

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
No

Cash-Out Parking
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
No

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
No

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
29

Average Number of PC's per Lab
15

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Robert Andrews
Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admission
421 North Woodland Blvd., Unit 8378
DeLand, FL 32723

Phone
8006880101

Email
admissions@stetson.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Stetson Coffee Shop
Palm Court
Hollis Center
DuPont-Ball Library
Lynn Business Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Atlantic Beaches
Orlando Attractions
Blue Springs State Park
Downtown DeLand
Ocean Walk - Daytona Beach
Stetson is conveniently located near the number one tourist destination in the United States, the "World's Most Famous Beach," and an abundance of natural areas including forests, lakes, springs, and rivers.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday and designated Saturdays
8:00am-4:30pm (M-F), 8:00am-12:00pm (Saturdays)
8006880101

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Monday-Friday 10 am and 2 pm, Saturdays - 10 am
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Monday-Friday 9 am and 1 pm, Saturdays - 9 am

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
You may contact the coach directly or contact the Office of Admission

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@stetson.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
1-night stay Mon-Wed nights only; high school seniors and transfers only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Daytona Beach International Airport is approximately 20 miles from campus. The Orlando International Airport is approximately 55 miles from campus. From either airport, Daytona Orlando Transit Service (DOTS) shuttle service is available; call 800-231-1965. Amtrak train service is available to DeLand; take a taxi from the station to campus. Greyhound bus service is available and is approximately 20 miles from campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Orlando: Take I-4 east to Exit 114, State Road 472. Take a left at the stoplight on SR472, traveling west (left) to an exit ramp. Go north (right) on 17-92 (Woodland Blvd.). Travel through downtown DeLand (5 miles) to campus. Pass the light at Minnesota Avenue. Turn right at the next driveway after Chaudoin Hall. From Jacksonville: I-95 South to Route 92 (Exit 261), west approximately 20 miles. At the intersection of Woodland Blvd. (Highway 17) and Route 92, turn left on Woodland Blvd. Travel approximately 1 1/2 miles to SU campus, continue past the light at Pennsylvania Avenue. Turn left at the driveway after Emily Hall. From Miami: I-95 North to State Road 44 (Exit 249/DeLand/New Smyrna Beach Exit). Go west approximately 23 miles to DeLand. Take a right on Alabama Avenue, a left on Indiana Avenue, and then a right on Woodland Boulevard (17-92). Continue past the light at Minnesota Avenue and turn right at the next driveway after Chaudoin Hall. From I-75: Take Ocala Exit 352 (State Road 40) east to US Highway 17 in Barberville (approximately 45 miles). Turn right (south) onto Highway 17 and travel 14 miles to the SU campus. Pass the light at Pennsylvania Avenue. Turn left at the driveway after Emily Hall.

Local Accommodations
Holiday Inn Express (1330 Saxon Blvd, Orange City, 386-917-0004); Comfort Inn, 400 E International Speedway Blvd, DeLand, 386-736-3100; The DeLand Country Inn Bed and Breakfast, 228 W Howry Ave, DeLand, 866-403-8009.
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Key Stats

10,986
Applicants
2,841
Size
61%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists