Students Say

Stevenson University is a small "private liberal arts college with a great atmosphere," so "direct interaction with professors is significantly higher than most other schools in the area," such as "UMBC and Towson." Many students praise the "intimate classroom setting" at Stevenson and the ease with which you can "approach your professor one-on-one." We are also reminded time and again that "Stevenson is a career-oriented university," where the professors are "friendly [and] engaging," and overall the school has "a high rate of people who [get] jobs when they graduate." The latter is due in part to Stevenson's "great business program," which is geared toward "real-world applications and less

Overview

Applicants
5,318
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average HS GPA
3.20

GPA Breakdown

7%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
11%
3.25 - 3.49
24%
3.00 - 3.24
38%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 540
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
450 - 560
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
450 - 540
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 23

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

Overall

Students Say

Stevenson University is a small "private liberal arts college with a great atmosphere," so "direct interaction with professors is significantly higher than most other schools in the area," such as "UMBC and Towson." Many students praise the "intimate classroom setting" at Stevenson and the ease with which you can "approach your professor one-on-one." We are also reminded time and again that "Stevenson is a career-oriented university," where the professors are "friendly [and] engaging," and overall the school has "a high rate of people who [get] jobs when they graduate." The latter is due in part to Stevenson's "great business program," which is geared toward "real-world applications and less on simple, busy bookwork." "Stevenson takes pride in making sure that every single student is recognized and respected," says one student. In addition, the school appears "determined to giving [its] students a comprehensive education." But like almost any small liberal arts school, "there is always room for improvement," as with the school's "limited course selection" and the need for "a smoother registration process for freshmen and sophomores," especially given the fact that "most people hardly ever get their first choice of classes."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
523
with Terminal Degree
262

277
Women
246
Men
61
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Fashion Merchandising

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Family and Community Services

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Film/Cinema Studies


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Mary Claire Chessire, Esq
Partner, Whiteford, Taylor and Preston (oneo f the largest law firms in MD)

Dr. P. Ann Cotten, DPA, CPA
Director, Schaeffer Center for Public Policy, Univ. of Baltimore

Former Delegate Martha Kilma
served as a MD State Legislator for twenty years

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$13,707

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$12,197

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,035

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$28,032

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
67%

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$25,210
Required Fees
$1,872
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,250

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$2,200

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Institutional

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

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
No

Overall

Students Say

I love the students at Stevenson, one student tells us. "There are so many different types of people, but you can hang out with anyone," and "there aren't really any 'groups' of people such as jocks, nerds, or rebels." Generally speaking, the "diversity among students" is a highlight for many at Stevenson. "Some like to party a lot, some are hard core studiers, some are quiet, but one thing they all have in common is that they're friendly." Commuters also make up a good portion of the student body, which, as one commuter describes it, can make "it more difficult to make friends," add to which, "activities for commuters are limited." But with recent construction and new developments to the campus, Stevenson is making something of "a transition from a commuter school to a full on-campus type school." Unfortunately for commuters, this helps breed the sentiment that "the school doesn't think too much about the commuters and mostly focuses on the resident students."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,847
Out of State
21%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
7

Demographics

65% female
35% male
21% are out of state
86% are full time
14% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Life at Stevenson has been described to us as "very laid-back and casual" with a "great community feel." "There are always activities going on during weekdays," but far fewer on the weekends, which can be good for students who need to "relax and do homework over the weekend." "There are parties, which can get out of hand at time," but for those students with little to no interest in the party scene, Stevenson "provides many leadership opportunities to get involved on campus." For example, there is an "annual homecoming weekend" and other "signature events" like on-campus "concerts and midnight madness basketball games." "The location isn't that great," says one student. "While it can be very peaceful, it can also get boring." Off campus, "there is not much to do in the immediate area," so for those students who feel the need to stretch their legs, "downtown Baltimore [is] only a twenty-minute drive" from campus. The area also offers ample opportunity for outdoor activities. As one student describes it, "fun consists of going snowboarding, going out to eat, watching movies, and doing community activities." On the whole, thanks to school's small size and the diversity of the surrounding area, life at Stevenson is "well balanced."

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
48%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
64%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Single
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
48
Number of Honor Societies
10

Number of Social Sororities
2
Number of Religious Organizations
2

2% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

15% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Mustangs)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Volleyball
Women's Sports (Mustangs)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: www.stevenson.edu/allies

Minority Support Groups: Black Student Union; Jewish Student Union; etc.

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: The Johns Hopkins University
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Maryland

Sustainability


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
13

Average Number of PC's per Lab
25

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Special agreement with Dell, Gateway, Apple and a local vendor.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

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

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Carol McDaniel
Director of Campus Visits

Address
1525 Greenspring Valley Road
Stevenson, MD 21153

Phone
443-352-4421

Email
cmcdaniel@stevenson.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Rockland Center (Dining Hall/Student Ce)
Community Center
The Wellness Center/Caves
New gym/stadium
Theater

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Baltimore's Inner Harbor
Malls: Owings Mills and Towson
Baltimore sports stadiums (NFL and MLB)
Museums (art galleries; aquarium; scienc
Wasington DC attractions
20 minutes from downtown Baltimore

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: No
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@stevenson.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
accepted students

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
shuttle buses/vans; buses; taxis; metro; Baltimore Washington International Airport