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Study at Stetson University

Stetson University is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university situated in Deland, Florida, United States. It was established in the year 1883. The main campus of Stetson covers 175 acres. The university also operates two satellite campuses. U. S. News and World Report's ‘America's Best Colleges'(2008 edition) ranked Stetson 2nd in the category of Southern Masters-granting institutions. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs. It is organized into the following academic schools and colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Law
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Music
Stetson fields both men's and women's sports teams. It is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The teams compete on a Division I level in the Atlantic Sun Conference. Their official mascot is the Hatter.

Profile of Stetson University

Stetson University is found in DeLand, FL. DeLand is a medium-sized suburb. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Post-Master's certificate at Stetson University.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in music, law, and business and management.

Stetson University Selectivity

Admission to Stetson University is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 500. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 480 and 590. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Stetson University has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 3, 721 in 2007 at Stetson University.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at the school. Stetson University offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Atlantic Sun Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Our mission at Stetson University is to provide an excellent education in a creative community where learning and values meet, and to foster in students the qualities of mind and heart that will prepare them to reach their full potential as informed citizens of local communities and the world. At Stetson, the art of teaching is practiced through programs solidly grounded in a tradition of liberal learning that stimulates critical thinking, imaginative inquiry, creative expression, and lively intellectual debate. The art of learning is enhanced through small interactive classes, close student-faculty alliances, and collaborative approaches that provide the foundation for rewarding careers and advanced study in selective graduate and professional programs. We embrace diverse methodologies to foster effective communication, information and technological literacy, and aesthetic appreciation. We encourage the development of informed convictions, independent judgment, and lifelong commitments to learning that are characteristic features of the enlightened citizen. In bringing together learning and values, the University encourages all of its members to demonstrate personal integrity; to develop an appreciation for the spiritual dimension of life; to embrace leadership in an increasingly complex, interdependent, and technological world; and to commit to active forms of social responsibility. "

Stetson University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Law362law, international trade law
Business and Management278business management, management science, accounting, marketing, finance, international business, electronic commerce, entrepreneurship, . . .
Education and Teaching103educational administration, music teaching, elementary school teaching, reading teaching, school Counselling, education of learning disabled, curriculum and instruction, Education
Liberal Arts95political science, English, history, sociology, Spanish language, humanities, German language, American studies, . . .
Therapy and Counselling40psychology, marriage and family therapy, mental health Counselling
Music32voice, music performance, piano, various music studies, music, violin, guitar, and strings, music theory and composition
Science27biology, biochemistry, physics, aquatic biology, chemistry, molecular biology
Media21communication studies
Religion and Philosophy15religion, philosophy
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy14sports and fitness management, exercise science
Art Studies11art studies
Medical Support and Technology10health service and sciences
Drama and Performing Arts8drama
Computer Science and Engineering7web design, computer science, computer and info science
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental science

Contact: Stetson University

Stetson University

421 N Woodland Blvd

DeLand, FL 32723

General Phone: (386) 822-7000


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