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  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
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B
  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 3,048 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Stetson acceptance rate is 66%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Health Service Preparatory Studies. Graduating 64% of students, Stetson alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,800.
About Stetson University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Pioneer Football League
Address
421 N Woodland Blvd
DeLand, FL 32723
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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
66%
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
$25,265/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,609/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,874/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,835/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,079/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,229/ year
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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.90 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.90 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,048Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 59 responses
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  • Friendly
    27%
  • Weird
    25%
  • Diverse
    22%
  • Smart
    15%
  • Closed minded
    5%
  • Lazy
    2%
  • Open
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
42%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.117 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.134 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 59 responses
Report
  • Perfect because of the size and quality of teachin
    25%
  • Historic
    19%
  • Strict
    19%
  • Charming and Personal
    14%
  • The oldest Private University in Florida
    12%
  • Community-based
    7%
  • Significant
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.46 responses
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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!
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Although Stetson is a small school with some retention concerns, students must find themselves at home while on campus. As an incoming senior I know I made the right choice with my education and I understand my peers that transferred earlier on- the small population and small class sizes weren’t fit for them and that’s okay! Stetson offers great , in depth courses where you truly get to know your professors and feel like you’re not just student #123
The most notable difference between Stetson and other universities is the ease of access to buildings and facililities. The campus is rather compact, which puts everything within walking distance. Another contribution to the Stetson experience would have to be the atmosphere produced via Stetson's core values of intellectual development, personal growth, and global citizenship. This has helped keep every student focused and driven in their respective interests.
The only negative aspects I've observed are high costs and mediocre communication. Stetson hosts an abundance of events, so it is difficult to advertize everything to everyone. Stetson is also fairly expensive. Although tuition rises each year, the most recent increase of 2.9% is the lowest in Stetson history. So there is hope for a more affordable future!