Stetson University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rates, Financial Aid & More

Elizabeth Hall at Stetson University (Explore Campus in This Photo Tour). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Stetson University Admissions Overview:

As two-thirds of applicants are admitted to Stetson each year, students with good grades and strong writing skills have a good chance of being accepted to the school. Interested students will need to submit an application, official high school transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. SAT and/or ACT scores are not required. Neither are campus visits, although they are encouraged for all applicants.


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Explore the Campus:

Stetson University Photo Tour

Admissions Data (2015):

Stetson University Description:

Stetson University has four campuses in Florida, but the main undergraduate campus is in DeLand Florida, west of Daytona Beach. Founded in 1883, the university has a rich history and the DeLand campus is on the National Register of Historic Places. The university has an 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and students can choose from 60 majors and minors.

Business fields are the most popular among undergraduates, but Stetson's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned the school a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Students can choose from a wide range of clubs and activities, and on the athletic front, the Stetson Hatters compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Sun Conference.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,330 (3,084 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2015 - 16):

  • Tuition and Fees: $41,590
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,944
  • Other Expenses: $3,000
  • Total Cost: $57,734

Stetson University Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 63%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $29,884
    • Loans: $8,206

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Elementary Education, English, Finance, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 57%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Soccer, Baseball, Tennis, Track and Field, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Rowing, Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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