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Academics

Stetson University in Central Florida may offer more than fifty-five majors to 3,000 undergraduate students, but students say the focus remains on the individual. Between “small class sizes,” “readily available” technology (like a 3-D printer), numerous “opportunities for involvement and learning,” and a “multitude of hands-on activities,” the institution not only works to cater to each enrollee, but seeks to engage them in the world with “classes where we spend time in the classroom working on community and global problems and then address them ... through volunteering.” Stetson never limits itself or its students, which is why those in the Honors Program can design a class of their choice, “which gives students the opportunity to explore something not otherwise offered at Stetson,” and offers “countless opportunities to study abroad.”

Professors “inherently care about our paths and experiences and always want to enhance them in the best way possible,” which often means that they “encourage outdoor activity rather than remaining in one environment to learn.” As one student puts it, “They truly care about making sure that students understand the material, and are willing to go out of their way to make that happen.” This extra layer of focus on student well-being isn’t just because of the low student-to-faculty ratio, though respondents note that this feature is “allowing me to work closely with my professors and developing a unique relationship with some of the best professionals in my field of study.” Rather, this level of individualized aid is built into university life, with the school offering “so much support to [its] students. Between one-on-one tutoring, career counseling, the Writing Center, and professors who want to know their students, Stetson does an amazing job making sure we are never alone.”

Student Body

The general consensus is that “Stetson is a place where genuine, lifelong friendships develop.” Students feel that the school’s relatively smaller size makes it “easier to make connections and friends, especially in classes,” but also note that the general culture “is inviting, accessible, and open.” All of the opportunities to engage and get involved result in an “incredibly driven group of people” and what some positively describe as “a dynamic vibe on campus.” As one puts it, “everyone is a leader in some form on campus.” And most importantly about the school to some is not only that there is “a wide range of diversity in its students’ background and experience,” but that this so often tends to lead to a place where “people are supportive of one another, like a family.”

Campus Life

Stetson highly encourages involvement out of the classroom as well, and students suggest that many are “very engaged in campus activities.” Some programs, such as mixers and social networking events, are even “specifically catered towards commuters that make you engage with campus and other students.” That vibe extends beyond school-sanctioned meetings as well, with undergrads noting that “there are always on-campus events going on, which are generally very well-attended.” Even weekdays are busy—”the outside of the student union is filled with tabling events,” notes one student, and others add that “there are clubs and organizations to support all religions, faiths, races, and orientations.” There’s a lot of emphasis on the outdoors as well, whether that comes from the Hollis Center (the on-campus gym), which “has a program called SOAR where they organize outdoor activities” or just from students in general: “If it’s a nice day out, I and other students typically grab lunch and eat under the trees.” As for the weekend, nearby Main Street is known for having a “surprisingly ... nice nightlife that’s fun, even if low-key,” and of course, there’s always room to “take trips to the beach together.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Dana Dolbow
Director of Campus Visitation

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

Phone
800-688-0101

Email
admissions@stetson.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Palm Court and John B Stetson statue
Carlton Union Building
Hollis Center for Wellness and Recreation
DuPont-Ball Library's Innovation Lab/Hollis Family Student Success Center
Lynn Business Center- Roland George Investments Program

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown DeLand
Atlantic Beaches
Blue Springs State Park
Orlando Attractions
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 select Saturdays
8 am-4:30pm (M-F), 9 am-2 pm (select Saturdays)
800-688-0101

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Monday-Friday 9 am and 1 pm, select weekends

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

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- Monday and Tuesday 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. At the light at West Minnesota Avenue., turn right into campus. 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 into campus at the light on corner of West Minnesota and North Woodland Blvd. 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). At the light at West Minnesota Avenue, turn right into campus. 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. At the light at West Minnesota Avenue, turn left into campus.

Local Accommodations
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; The Courtyard Marriott DeLand Historic Downtown, 308 North Woodland Blvd, DeLand, 844-754-3470; Hampton Inn DeLand, 20 Summit Oak Place, DeLand, FL, 386-279-7808.

Admissions

Applicants: 13,005
Acceptance Rate: 72%
Average HS GPA: 3.85







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