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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
Stetson is an above-average private university located in DeLand, Florida in the Orlando Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,028 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Stetson acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Health Service Preparatory Studies. Graduating 62% of students, Stetson alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,900.
About Stetson University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Pioneer Football League
Address
421 N Woodland Blvd
DeLand, FL 32723

Stetson University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1070-1270
ACT Range
25-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$27,287/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$30,974/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.75 responses
47%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.93 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.93 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,028Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
37
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    29%
  • Weird
    26%
  • Diverse
    21%
  • Smart
    15%
  • Closed minded
    5%
  • Lazy
    2%
  • Open
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
41%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.120 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.137 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • Perfect because of the size and quality of teachin
    24%
  • Historic
    19%
  • Strict
    19%
  • Charming and Personal
    13%
  • The oldest Private University in Florida
    13%
  • Community-based
    6%
  • Significant
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.46 responses
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Stetson is a great school! Since it is small, professors really get to know you and they actually care about you and can spend more time helping you. Everyone is super nice, including the students. There are tons of opportunities for you to grow and get involved. The town DeLand is a cute close-knit community, there are tons of way to be involved outside of campus as well. The only downside of this school is the cost, it can be pretty expensive and there are many ways that you can get charged (like losing your dorm key). If you're looking for a party school, Stetson is not the school for you. Stetson is very academic and rigourous, so the lack of a party life may be downside if that is what you are looking for.
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It is a beautiful campus in Sunny Florida! I have fallen in love with all the staff, and anyone I have met there, its a dream school to go to. The classes are small which means you can have 1 on 1 with teachers and get a real connection with the class, and fully understand what you are doing. At this campus everyone is friendly and seems outgoing and like they have a bright future ahead, which is what you want to believe if you go to school here. If you have the chance and or the funds to go here it is a no brainer to attend Stetson and to experience all the amazing events they always have going on.
Stetson University has incredible faculty, staff and students that strive to create an inclusive and challenging educational environment. I felt very at home at Stetson, and greatly appreciate the time that I spent there.
Over the past few years, there have been a few administrative decisions that have been questionable, such as unusual aesthetic additions and a large enrollment increase without sufficient housing opportunities. Much of the campus has been under construction as of 2017, which created some short-term inconveniences but will (hopefully) lead to long-term improvements!