Stetson University

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 & 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.

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Contacting Stetson University

Stetson University
421 N Woodland Blvd
DeLand , FL 32723
General Phone: (386) 822-7000

Stetson University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management341business management, electronic commerce, accounting, managerial economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, MIS, management information systems, ...
Law313law, international trade law
Education and Teaching105education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, education of learning disabled, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, music teaching, reading teaching ...
Liberal Arts101American studies, Latin American studies, Russian studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, humanities, social services, ...
Therapy and Counseling45psychology, marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling
Science37biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, aquatic biology, chemistry, physics
Music26music, music performance, music theory and composition, piano, voice, violin, guitar, and strings, various music studies
Media22communication studies
Medical Support and Technology20health service and sciences
Religion and Philosophy13philosophy, religion
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12sports and fitness management, exercise science
Computer Science and Engineering10computer and info science, computer science, web design
Art Studies8art studies
Drama and Performing Arts5drama
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Stetson University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree51057
Master's degree23711
Post-master's certificate43
First-professional degree3001
First-professional certificate131

Stetson University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Stetson University had a total enrollment of 3,721 students (2,465 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 58%
Graduate 12%
First Professional 29%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 73%
Black 5%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 27%
20-21 24%
22-24 21%
25-29 13%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Stetson University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %

Stetson University Room and Board (2007)

Stetson University offers campus housing for 1,697 of its 2,465 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of De Land, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Stetson University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500610
SAT Math490600
ACT Verbal2126
ACT Math1926
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT90%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT56%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Stetson University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 30,216
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 30,216
Room and board $ 8,436
Room charge $ 4,776
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,660
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,620

Financial Aid:
Stetson University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 153100)

Stetson University Faculty

Stetson University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year64$99,54034$104,477
Associate professoracademic year39$65,20433$58,418
Assistant professoracademic year26$66,75717$63,973
Lectureracademic year7$39,56011$40,872
All faculty totalacademic year136$80,33995$73,865

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Stetson University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Atlantic Sun Conference
Baseball Atlantic Sun Conference
Track Atlantic Sun Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4170111

Stetson University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching

International Business, Trade, and Tax Law (LLM, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Studies
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Piano and Organ
Violin, Viola, Guitar and Other Stringed Instruments
Voice and Opera

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Aquatic Biology/Limnology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Molecular Biology
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Psychology, General

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