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• Location – The DeLand campus is in Central Florida, 35 miles from Orlando and 25 miles from Daytona Beach. • Greek Life – For 100 years and then some, fraternities and sororities on our campus have forged a rich heritage of tradition, history, success and pride. The campus holds 10 Greek organizations – six fraternities and five sororities. • Athletics – Stetson is an NCAA Division I member of the Atlantic Sun Conference. The athletic department sponsors 18 intercollegiate sports, including baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s crew, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, volleyball and sand volleyball. The baseball team won A-Sun championship in 2011. In the next year the varsity sports of football and women’s lacrosse will be added to the athletics lineup. • Admission – The academic criteria include a challenging high school curriculum. A 3.72 was the average GPA of incoming freshmen in 2011. The SAT range of the middle 50 percent of the 2011 entering first-year class was 10701240; the ACT range was 22-27. • Financial Assistance – Stetson University is committed to making higher education as affordable as possible. When a financial aid package is developed, students may be offered gift aid (grants and scholarships), loans and student employment. Determinations for aid are considered upon financial need, merit, and fund availability. • Academic Programs – There are more than 60 majors and minors offered within Stetson’s four colleges and schools: the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Law, the School of Music, and the School of Business Administration.
Stetson University in central Florida dares its students to go beyond success – to significance. Since 1883, Stetson’s vision has remained constant, engaging students with rigorous academics and instilling civic values for life. An independent university, Stetson offers a comprehensive education in the arts and sciences, business, law and music. Both bachelor’s and master’s degrees are awarded. The university has four locations across Central Florida: DeLand, Gulfport/St. Petersburg, Tampa and Celebration, and offers an extensive study abroad program. Stetson was the first private university in Florida to be awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honor society, and consistently earns high national rankings for academic excellence and community-engaged learning. U.S. News & World Report ranks Stetson third among the South’s top regional universities in its 2012 “Best Colleges” edition. Stetson is also listed as one of the South’s “Great Schools, Great Prices,” based on academic quality and average cost. Stetson is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Academic programs are accredited by the American Bar Association, the National Association of Schools of Music, AACSB International, and the American Chemical Society, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The Faculty – The DeLand campus has 193 full-time faculty members, 95 percent of whom hold Ph.D. or equivalent degrees and who teach undergraduate classes. Our student/faculty ratio is 11-to-1, which allows for close interaction between professors and students for teaching, advising, research and other special projects. Global Focus – Through distinctive programs, such as Russian Studies, Latin American Studies, International Relations, the Washington Semester and School of Business Administration’s international focus, Stetson prepares students to succeed in the rapidly changing global marketplace. Students may study in other countries for a few weeks to a full semester. Faculty-led programs take place in Austria, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, mainland China, Mexico, Russia, Scotland and Spain. The Business School offers overseas components to such locations as China, Vietnam, Malaysia, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. The Students – Stetson’s 2,291 undergraduates come from 42 states and 41 foreign countries; 58 percent of undergraduates are female and 42 percent are male. Most entering students were among the top 25 percent of their high school class and were deeply involved in school and community activities. Campus Life – The DeLand campus alone is home to more than 100 student organizations, including service and special interest groups, student government, social fraternities and sororities, and 17 scholastic and honorary societies including Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma and Alpha Kappa Psi. Eighty percent of Stetson students live on campus, in a variety of residence hall options from traditional to apartments. There’s even an option for on-campus housing that allows students to have pets! Academic Program – The university awards the bachelor’s degree in arts, sciences, education, business administration, music and music education. Master’s degrees are offered in accounting, business administration, counseling, education, and English. The Juris Doctor and Master of Laws are offered through Stetson’s College of Law. Several joint programs are offered. Facilities – Stetson boasts a charming mix of historical and contemporary buildings on 150 acres at the DeLand campus. The heart of the campus is included in the Stetson University National Historic District, but classrooms, labs and the library offer stateof-the-art modern technology and specialized equipment. The duPont-Ball Library houses extensive print collections and access to more than 100 subscription electronic databases, 75,000 e-books, and 65,000 full-text journals, as well as many computer workstations for student use. The public often enjoys lectures, concerts, art exhibitions, plays and other cultural opportunities in historic Lee Chapel, the Hand Art Center, the Gillespie Museum and the Carlton Union Building. The Edmunds Center, a 4,000-seat athletic facility, provides two full-sized basketball courts, locker rooms and athletic department offices. The Hollis Center and Wilson Athletic Center provide Stetson students with excellent health and wellness opportunities.
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Published on Feb 15, 2012