Stetson University: Narrative Description

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421 North Woodland Blvd.
DeLand, FL 32723
Tel: (386)822-7000
Free: 800-688-0101
Admissions: (386)822-7100
Fax: (386)822-8832
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees and post-master's and first professional certificates. Founded 1883. Setting: 170-acre small town campus with easy access to Orlando. Endowment: $111 million. Total enrollment: 3,577. Faculty: 262 (183 full-time, 79 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 2,513 applied, 74% were admitted. 27% from top 10% of their high school class, 57% from top quarter, 88% from top half. 14 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,163 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 67 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 41 other countries, 20% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 4% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 5% 25 or older, 67% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 81% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at American University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/15, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: 11/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $31,195 includes full-time tuition ($22,730), mandatory fees ($1405), and college room and board ($7060). College room only: $3960. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $725 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 93 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 33% of eligible men and 29% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Into the Streets, Multi-Cultural Student Council, Black Student Association, Best Buddies, Habitat For Humanity. Major annual events: Stetson Weekend, Greenfeather, Family Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,547 college housing spaces available; 1,478 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. DuPont-Ball Library plus 2 others with 382,154 books, 404,979 microform titles, 11,833 serials, 17,879 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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