421 N. Woodland Boulevard, Unit 8378
Deland, FL 32723
Phone: (800) 688-0101
$35,078 tuition and fees
rolling application deadline
Stetson University is a private institution that was founded in 1883. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,134, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 175 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Stetson University's ranking in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 3. Its tuition and fees are $35,078 (2011-12).
While vacationers relax in Orlando and Daytona Beach, Fla., students at Stetson University study hard at the DeLand campus directly between the two cities. Tradition is important at SU. The DeLand campus is on the National Register of Historic Places, and SU gave Florida its first law, music, and business schools. Stetson now offers many undergraduate degrees with small class sizes. Freshmen and sophomores must live in university housing, and all students may participate in many eclectic groups, from Greek life to the croquet club. The SU Hatters sports teams are part of the NCAA Division I Atlantic Sun Conference. Graduate students can receive a degree from the College of Arts and Sciences, The School of Business Administration, or The College of Law in St. Petersburg, Fla. Notable alumni include Charles Merrill, founder of financial management firm Merrill Lynch & Co., and Ted Cassidy, better known as Lurch the butler from The Addams Family, who used his height to play for the SU basketball team.
School mission (as provided by the school):
Stetson University is a small private liberal arts university with a historic main campus in DeLand, Florida, between Orlando and Daytona, and a College of Law in Gulfport. From its founding in 1883, Stetson University has affirmed the importance of spiritual life and the quest for truth in its educational mission. The University motto, Pro Deo et Veritate ("For God and Truth"), is a symbol of this commitment, and expresses our determination to integrate the pursuit of a liberal education with the search for meaning in our lives and communities. Stetson today offers undergraduate and pre-professional programs in its College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, and School of Music. Graduate programs are offered in selected fields--Business, Teacher Education, Counselor Education, and English--and the College of Law offers the J.D. and Master of Law degrees as well as a joint J.D./MBA degree. Innovative graduate programs are also offered in new academic centers in the planned community of Celebration (Education and Business) and in downtown Tampa (Law). In all these programs, Stetson is committed to academic excellence, liberal learning, and the integration of values in the teaching-learning process. Through Stetson Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) grants, students complete a summer research project in the field of their choice while receiving a stipend. All students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to complete a research project prior to graduation. The research requirements in the College of Arts and Sciences have led to students receiving undergraduate awards such as the Truman scholarship and outstanding graduate school fellowships in the nation's leading research universities. Stetson's exceptional music program has produced many outstanding performers and music educators. A recent example is Donovan Singletary, a senior Voice major who won the National Council Grand Finals on the stage of the New York City Metropolitan Opera, singing with the Met Orchestra. The School of Music also offers students the opportunity to combine their degree in music with any other field offered by the university. A popular combination allows music students to earn a bachelor's in music and an MBA in Stetson's School of Business Administration. The Roland George Investments Program offers a unique program of advanced education in investment management that equips students for positions in financial institutions such as banks, trust companies, brokerage firms and investment advisory firms. Stetson students in the program assume full responsibility for active management of a portfolio valued at approximately $3 million. They also are national champions in an annual portfolio management competition, and perform their research in a state-of-the-art trading room which contains computing resources, software such as Bridge and Bloomberg, and a real-time ticker and data wall. Stetson's Family Business Center offers the nation's first major devoted to family enterprises. Established in 1998, the Family Business Center is known for its holistic model, which examines both family and business issues in running, owning and working for a family business. This program is focused on both the next generation from family businesses and those destined to be advisers to such organizations be that as an accountant, lawyer, or business adviser.
Stetson University offers a wide variety of international programs, including study abroad in France, Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico, Russia, Spain, and Oxford in the United Kingdom. Stetson also offers three summer programs: intensive Spanish language study in Mexico, business in Austria, and liberal arts in Germany. There are internship opportunities in Germany, England and Latin America. In addition, each year professors lead short Off-Campus Programs abroad during semester breaks. Past programs have taken place in Turkey, Greece, England and the Czech Republic.
School type - private, coed college
Year founded - 1883
Religious affiliation - N/A
Academic calendar - semester
Setting - suburban
2010 Endowment - $122,971,135
Selectivity - selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate - 51%
Application deadline - rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by - July 15
Class sizes -
Student-faculty ratio - 11:1
4-year graduation rate - 51% - Medium
Five most popular majors for 2010 graduates -
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 39% Visual and Performing Arts 10% Social Sciences 8% Biological and Biomedical Sciences 6% Education 5%