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Academics

Stetson, a small private university in the heart of Florida, is “an experience-focused environment that places heavy emphasis on diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusive learning.” Stetson is “all about using the tools that are given to you”; luckily, there are so many resources that Stetson offers that “you can excel in anything you choose.” Small class sizes let personal relationships form and “allows students to be more involved on campus and to have a stronger voice in the classroom.” “Ultimately, [the school] wants us to leave things better than how we found them,” says one student.

The majority of Stetson professors are “very personable and extremely helpful” and act as students’ “biggest cheerleaders.” They “are very willing to meet with people outside of class,” “love to help you find research opportunities or write recommendations if you know them well enough,” and loop students into their work on consulting projects with the Orlando business community, where they can “gain work experience, network, and broaden [their] résumé.” “When someone says ‘Please call/text me if you need anything,’ they actually mean it.” From faculty to students to staff, Hatters will all “truly put down whatever they are working on to help you with a problem.” The staff in particular “does a great job at putting on events for the student body and alleviating stress in any way possible.”

Student Body

Students describe Stetson as diverse, with an “abundance of culture radiating through our campus.” With only a few thousand students that tend to remain mostly on campus in the “Stetson bubble,” this is “a fairly close-knit” group that focuses a lot on community engagement. These are “some of the most friendly people you will ever meet”: “We all care about one another equally and help each other out selflessly,” says one student. People here are quite self-driven and really “take the initiative when it comes to bringing cheer and pride on campus.” There is a “huge international student population” here, which adds “an amazing viewpoint” to the already incredibly tolerant university.

Campus Life

Stetson is in a “perfect location.” This being Florida, the weather is always great and there are “tons of outdoor spaces and outdoor recreation” where students often hang out with friends and relax in the sun. Most students participate in clubs and club-sponsored events; the “abundance of clubs on campus and willingness to let them all speak their minds is very much an important aspect” of life at Stetson that members of the student body hold close to their hearts. “There is a student organization for pretty much everything, and if one doesn’t already exist for a specific interest, students are free to start one instead,” says one. Stetson’s football team has become more successful in recent years, so “homecoming week and football/tailgating has become a very big thing on campus,” and events are all wellattended by the active alumni.

The town of DeLand is a small but great asset, and students can go “downtown to weekly farmers’ markets, art and music festivals, go to local bars and breweries, or even just bike around on a great path that goes around town.” There’s also the option to go to the beach and nearby amusement parks in Orlando.

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Dana Dolbow
Director of Campus Visitation

Address
Office of Admission
421 North Woodland Blvd., Unit 8378
DeLand, FL 32723

Phone
800-688-0101

Email
admissions@stetson.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Palm Court
Carlton Union Building
Hollis Center for Wellness and Recreation
DuPont-Ball Library/Student Success Center
Lynn Business Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown DeLand
Atlantic Beaches
Blue Springs State Park
Orlando Attractions
Ocean Walk - Daytona Beach
Stetson is conveniently located near the number one tourist destination in the United States, the "World's Most Famous Beach," and an abundance of natural areas including forests, lakes, springs, and rivers.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday and select Saturdays
8 am-4:30pm (M-F), 9 am-2 pm (select Saturdays)
800-688-0101

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Monday-Friday 9 am and 1 pm, Saturdays 10 am

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Please contact the Office of Admission to schedule time to meet with a faculty member, please contact the athletic coach directly.

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@stetson.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
1-night stay Monday and Tuesday nights only; high school seniors and transfers only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Daytona Beach International Airport is approximately 20 miles from campus. The Orlando International Airport is approximately 55 miles from campus. From either airport, Daytona Orlando Transit Service (DOTS) shuttle service is available; call 800-231-1965. Amtrak train service is available to DeLand; take a taxi from the station to campus. Greyhound bus service is available and is approximately 20 miles from campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Orlando: Take I-4 east to Exit 114, State Road 472. Take a left at the stoplight on SR472, traveling west (left) to an exit ramp. Go north (right) on 17-92 (Woodland Blvd.). Travel through downtown DeLand (5 miles) to campus. At the light at West Minnesota Avenue., turn right into campus. From Jacksonville: I-95 South to Route 92 (Exit 261), west approximately 20 miles. At the intersection of Woodland Blvd. (Highway 17) and Route 92, turn left on Woodland Blvd. Travel approximately 1 1/2 miles to SU campus, continue past the light at Pennsylvania Avenue. Turn left into campus at the light on corner of West Minnesota and North Woodland Blvd. From Miami: I-95 North to State Road 44 (Exit 249/DeLand/New Smyrna Beach Exit). Go west approximately 23 miles to DeLand. Take a right on Alabama Avenue, a left on Indiana Avenue, and then a right on Woodland Boulevard (17-92). At the light at West Minnesota Avenue, turn right into campus. From I-75: Take Ocala Exit 352 (State Road 40) east to US Highway 17 in Barberville (approximately 45 miles). Turn right (south) onto Highway 17 and travel 14 miles to the SU campus. Pass the light at Pennsylvania Avenue. At the light at West Minnesota Avenue, turn left into campus.

Local Accommodations
Comfort Inn, 400 E International Speedway Blvd, DeLand, 386-736-3100; The DeLand Country Inn Bed and Breakfast, 228 W Howry Ave, DeLand, 866-403-8009; The Courtyard Marriott DeLand Historic Downtown, 308 North Woodland Blvd, DeLand, 844-754-3470; Hampton Inn DeLand, 20 Summit Oak Place, DeLand, FL, 386-279-7808.

Admissions

Applicants: 13,330
Acceptance Rate: 68%
Average HS GPA: 3.84







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