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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 Psychology, Business, and Finance. Graduating 62% of students, Stetson alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,900.
421 N Woodland Blvd
DeLand, FL 32723
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Pioneer Football League

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

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
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.98 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.98 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 67 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    28%
  • Weird
    24%
  • Diverse
    19%
  • Smart
    15%
  • Closed minded
    4%
  • Diverse
    1%
  • Open
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
40%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.125 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.142 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • Perfect because of the size and quality of teachin
    24%
  • Historic
    18%
  • Strict
    18%
  • Charming and Personal
    13%
  • The oldest Private University in Florida
    12%
  • 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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I love the fact that Stetson is a small campus with a student population of a little over 3000 students. That way, professors will be more attentive to their students vs a university with 60000 students and classrooms with 300 students. The campus itself is very warm and friendly! As you are walking around campus, you are eagerly being greeted by students, staff, and administration that are willing to help give you directions to your destination or even answering questions that a freshmen or transfer student may have. Stetson University is the university that you’d want to go to if you love a close, welcoming atmosphere as well as a stable relationship with your professor.
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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.
This is a really wonderful school, close to Orlando and Daytona but not too heavily populated. Communication was one of the biggest factors I looked at when choosing my school, and Stetson was the only school that was always responsive and quick to help applicants, and that responsiveness and welcomeness remains once you’re a student here. The campus is gorgeous, the professors are extremely patient and knowledgeable, and there are a plethora of opportunities to study abroad or explore beyond your major. The school starts you off on their “Stetson Promise” which promises to pay tuition for a semester extra in case you don’t graduate in four years, and it guarantees opportunities to apply your knowledge in labs for science majors or performances for music majors rather than compete with graduate students for those opportunities.