Stetson University Admissions

Acceptance Rates, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate and More

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

As two-thirds of applicants are admitted to Stetson University 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. You can apply with the Common Application or use the applications available on the university's website. Calculate your chances of getting in with this free tool from Cappex.

Admissions Data (2016)

Stetson University Description

Stetson University has four campuses in Florida, but the main undergraduate campus is in DeLand Florida, west of Daytona Beach. The other campuses are in Celebration, Tampa, and Gulfport. Founded in 1883, the university has a rich history and the DeLand campus is on the National Register of Historic Places. Explore the campus with the Stetson University Photo Tour.

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. Their colors are green and white and the mascot is John B.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 4,357 (3,089 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42 percent male / 58 percent female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $43,240
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,326
  • Other Expenses: $3,000
  • Total Cost: $59,766

Stetson University Financial Aid (2015 -16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100 percent
    • Loans: 62 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $31,082
    • Loans: $7,942
  • The deadline for most Stetson University scholarships is February 15.

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): 79 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 56 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 64 percent

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

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Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics