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Academics

Stetson, a small private university in the heart of Florida, is "an experience-focused environment that places heavy emphasis on diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusive learning." Stetson is "all about using the tools that are given to you"; luckily, there are so many resources that Stetson offers that "you can excel in anything you choose." Small class sizes let personal relationships form and "allows students to be more involved on campus and to have a stronger voice in the classroom." "Ultimately, [the school] wants us to leave things better than how we found them," says one student.

The majority of Stetson professors are "very personable and extremely helpful" and act as students' "biggest cheerleaders." They "are very willing to meet with people outside of class," "love to help you find research opportunities or write recommendations if you know them well enough," and loop students into their work on consulting projects with the Orlando business community, where they can "gain work experience, network, and broaden [their] resume." "When someone says 'Please call/text me if you need anything,' they actually mean it." From faculty to students to staff, Hatters will all "truly put down whatever they are working on to help you with a problem." The staff in particular "does a great job at putting on events for the student body and alleviating stress in any way possible."

Student Body

Students describe Stetson as diverse, with an "abundance of culture radiating through our campus." With only a few thousand students that tend to remain mostly on campus in the "Stetson bubble," this is "a fairly close-knit" group that focuses a lot on community engagement. These are "some of the most friendly people you will ever meet": "We all care about one another equally and help each other out selflessly," says one student. People here are quite selfdriven and really "take the initiative when it comes to bringing cheer and pride on campus." There is a "huge international student population" here, which adds "an amazing viewpoint" to the already incredibly tolerant university.

Campus Life

Stetson is in a "perfect location." This being Florida, the weather is always great and there are "tons of outdoor spaces and outdoor recreation" where students often hang out with friends and relax in the sun. Most students participate in clubs and club-sponsored events; the "abundance of clubs on campus and willingness to let them all speak their minds is very much an important aspect" of life at Stetson that members of the student body hold close to their hearts. "There is a student organization for pretty much everything, and if one doesn't already exist for a specific interest, students are free to start one instead," says one. Stetson's football team has become more successful in recent years, so "homecoming week and football/ tailgating has become a very big thing on campus," and events are all well-attended by the active alumni.

The town of DeLand is a small but great asset, and students can go "downtown to weekly farmers' markets, art and music festivals, go to local bars and breweries, or even just bike around on a great path that goes around town." There's also the option to go to the beach and nearby amusement parks in Orlando.

Overview

Applicants
12,130
Acceptance Rate
66%
Average HS GPA
3.87

GPA Breakdown

61%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
10%
3.25 - 3.49
7%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 620
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
500 - 600

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
570 - 670
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
540 - 640

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 28

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

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Academic GPA

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
447
with Terminal Degree
365

244
Men
203
Women
81
Minority
10
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
56%
Graduate in 5 years
63%
Graduate in 6 years
64%

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

  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Music 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
  • 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, General
  • Music, Other
  • Piano and Organ
  • Violin, Viola, Guitar and Other Stringed Instruments
  • 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

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Max Cleland
Former US Senator

George Winston
Recording Artist

Kaye Wachsmuth
Microbiologist

Corey Kluber
Pitcher for the Cleveland Indians and 2014 American League Cy Young winner

J. Craig Crawford
Congressional Quarterly columnist

Jim Haskins
NHL Vice President

Jacob deGrom
2014 Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
56%
Graduate in 5 years
63%
Graduate in 6 years
64%

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
$28,933

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$28,073

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,899

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
70%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$31,457

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$31,233

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$44,130
Required Fees
$350
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,470
Transportation for Commuters
$2,000

On-Campus Room and Board
$12,684
Comprehensive Fee

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


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,089
Foreign Countries Represented
50

Demographics

2.29%
Asian
7.77%
African-American
15.10%
Hispanic
63.99%
Caucasian
1.38%
Unknown
5.44%
International

58% female
42% male
32% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
65%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
87%

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

Program / Service Name
Academic Success

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Stacy Collins

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Documentation from a professional in the field that provides a diagnosis, explanation of how diagnosis impacts the student, and recommendations for potential accommodations. This documentation can be in the form of a letter, Psychoeducational evaluation, IEP, 504 plan, etc.

Documentation Required for ADHD

Documentation from a professional in the field that provides a diagnosis, explanation of how diagnosis impacts the student, and recommendations for potential accommodations. This documentation can be in the form of a letter, Psychoeducational evaluation, IEP, 504 plan, etc.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
No

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
No

Scribes
No

Proctors
No

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
No

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
120
Number of Honor Societies
17

Number of Social Sororities
6
Number of Religious Organizations
8

30% join a fraternity
35% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

20% participate in intramural sports
15% 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: African Student Alliance, Asian Pacific American Coalition, Black Student Association, Caribbean Student Association, Multicultural Student Council, Muslim Student Association, O Clube do Português, Stetson International Organization, Stetson Organization for Native American Revitalization, The French Club, 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).

78/99

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
Amanda Thomas
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
Stetson Coffee Shop
Hollis Center
DuPont-Ball Library/Student Success Center
Lynn Business Center

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-1 pm (select Saturdays)
800-688-0101

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Monday-Friday 9:30 am and 1:30 pm, Saturdays 9:30 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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