Stetson University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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Stetson University is a private university with an acceptance rate of 68%. Founded in 1883, Stetson's main campus in DeLand, Florida is on the National Register of Historic Places. Three additional campuses are located in Celebration, Tampa, and Gulfport, Florida. Stetson has a 13-to-1 student / faculty ratio, and students can choose from 59 undergraduate majors. 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. On the athletic front, the Stetson Hatters compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Sun Conference.

Considering applying to Stetson University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Stetson University had an acceptance rate of 68%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 68 students were admitted, making Stetson's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 13,330
Percent Admitted 68%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 10%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Stetson University has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants to Stetson may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 59% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 570 660
Math 550 640
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that of those students who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Stetson's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Stetson scored between 570 and 660, while 25% scored below 570 and 25% scored above 660. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 550 and 640, while 25% scored below 550 and 25% scored above 640. While the SAT is not required, this data tells us that a composite SAT score of 1300 or higher is competitive for Stetson University.

Requirements

Stetson University does not require SAT scores for admission. For students who choose to submit scores, note that Stetson participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. Stetson does not require the essay portion of the SAT.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Stetson has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 37% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 23 29
Math 22 27
Composite 23 29

This admissions data tells us that of those who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Stetson's admitted students fall within the top 31% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Stetson received a composite ACT score between 23 and 29, while 25% scored above 29 and 25% scored below 23.

Requirements

Note that Stetson does not require ACT scores for admission. For students who choose to submit scores, Stetson does not superscore the ACT; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. Stetson does not require the ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Stetson University's incoming freshmen class was 3.84, and 57% of incoming students had GPAs of 3.75 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Stetson University have primarily A grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Stetson University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Stetson University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Stetson University. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Stetson University, which accepts over two-thirds of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. Keep in mind, however, that Stetson also has a holistic admissions process and is test-optional, and admissions decisions are based on much more than numbers. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. The college is looking for students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways, not just students who show promise in the classroom. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and scores are outside of Stetson's average range.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. The data show that most admitted students had high school averages of "B" or higher, combined SAT scores of about 1000 or higher (ERW+M), and ACT composite scores of 20 or better. A significant number of applicants had GPAs in the "A" range. If your test scores are below the ideal range, Stetson has test-optional admissions, so you can apply without submitting test scores.

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