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Academics

Stetson, a small private university in the heart of Florida, is “an experiencefocused 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
13,330
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average HS GPA
3.84

GPA Breakdown

57%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
8%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
570 - 660
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
550 - 640
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 29

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — November 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
432
with Terminal Degree
349

233
Men
199
Women
68
Minority
15
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
54%
Graduate in 5 years
61%
Graduate in 6 years
61%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization.
  • Russian Studies.
  • Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian 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.
  • Selling Skills and Sales Operations.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication and Media Studies.
  • 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 PROGRAMS.

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

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics.
  • 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.
  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Digital Arts.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Keyboard Instruments.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music Technology.
  • Music Theory and Composition.
  • Music, General.
  • Music, 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 2018 National League Cy Young winner

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
54%
Graduate in 5 years
61%
Graduate in 6 years
61%

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
Dec 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$34,442

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$32,490

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,387

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
67%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$35,399

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$36,213

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$47,270
Required Fees
$360
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,550
Transportation for Commuters
$2,000

On-Campus Room and Board
$13,868
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)

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,150
Foreign Countries Represented
58

Demographics

2.50%
Asian
8.13%
African-American
17.38%
Hispanic
59.96%
Caucasian
1.18%
Unknown
5.86%
International

56% female
44% male
26% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

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

First-Year Students living on campus
84%

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
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
2

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
111
Number of Honor Societies
17

Number of Social Sororities
7
Number of Religious Organizations
9

23% join a fraternity
27% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

24% 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)
10 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Sand Volleyball
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Kaleidoscope - Stetson's Gender and Sexual Diversity Organization, is a community based organization that actively pursues opportunities to promote acceptance, friendship, and partnership of the LGBTQIAP+ community. We work to create a supportive atmosphere for LGBTQIAP+ 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
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Embry-Riddle Aeronnautical

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

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Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

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


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Palm Court
Carlton Union Building
Hollis Center for Wellness and Recreation
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-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, Saturdays 10 am

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Please the Office of Admission to schedule time to meet with a faculty member, please the athletic coach directly.

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit

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.


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