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The DeLand campus, 25 miles from Daytona Beach and 35 miles from Orlando, is home to the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration and School of Music. The College of Law is in St. Petersburg/Gulfport. The Tampa Law Center is in downtown Tampa. The Stetson University Center at Celebration is in the Orlando area.
Accreditation and Degrees
Stetson University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award: • bachelor’s, master’s and Educational Specialist degrees in the College of Arts & Sciences, • bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the School of Business Administration, • bachelor’s degrees in the School of Music, • the Juris Doctor and Master of Laws degrees in the College of Law, • a joint J.D.-M.B.A. degree. The university’s programs are accredited by: • AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, • American Bar Association, • American Chemical Society, • National Association of Schools of Music, • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
DELAND CAMPUS INFORMATION Facilities
Stetson University was founded in DeLand in 1883, and the 175acre DeLand campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Recent improvements to the DeLand campus include: • $6.7 million athletics complex, including a field house and four playing fields (under construction), • addition of a coffeehouse in the Carlton Union Building (completed), • renovation of Nemec Hall into pet-friendly housing (completed), • renewal of landscaping and walkways in the campus core (ongoing), • upgrades to classrooms and the addition of more energysaving lighting (ongoing). Recent additions to the DeLand campus include: • $8 million Science Center addition to the existing Sage Hall, • Mary B. McMahan Hall, an addition to the School of Music’s Presser Hall, • Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center, • Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Environmental Learning Center. Within the past seven years: • a softball training facility was added at Patricia Wilson Field, • 5 fraternity houses were renovated, • 6 residential halls were built, 5 of which feature apartmentstyle living.
The DeLand campus has 195 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.
Stetson’s 2,291 undergraduates come from 42 states and 41 foreign countries; 58 percent of undergraduates are female and 42 percent are male.
Stetson University 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. Certain School of Business Administration classes and programs include an overseas component to such locations as Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.
Stetson is a member of the NCAA Division I Atlantic Sun Conference and offers 17 intercollegiate sports: football, baseball, softball, volleyball, sand volleyball, men and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf, crew, cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s lacrosse. The non-scholarship football program will be part of the Pioneer Football League and will play its first games in the fall of 2013. The university also has a vibrant Club Sports program featuring Aikido, croquet, dance, equestrian, men’s and women’s lacrosse, mixed martial arts, sand volleyball, shooting, skydive, men’s soccer, surf, swim, table tennis, tennis, triathlon and ultimate Frisbee.
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 and Alpha Kappa Psi.
Stetson seeks students with a challenging high school curriculum. The Fall 2011 incoming freshmen class had an average 3.74 GPA, was in the middle 50 percent SAT range of 1070-1240 and the middle 50 percent ACT range of 22-27.