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Stetson University

DeLand, FL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate92%
Acceptance Rate92%

About Stetson University

Stetson University Overview

Stetson University is a private, nonprofit school in a small town setting in DeLand, Florida. Stetson University was founded in 1883 and the school currently enrolls around 4,265 students per year, including 2,884 undergrads. Stetson University offers housing for up to 2,052 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 80% of students spend their weekends on campus.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Stetson University!

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Stetson University's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Stetson University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Stetson University has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Stetson University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Stetson University on the Student Life page.

2022 Stetson University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 92%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 79%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 88%
Average GPA 3.7
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 88%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 20%
Tuition $51,960
Percent of Need Met 80.8%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $47,293

Is Stetson University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how competitive a university is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better idea of what Stetson University offers and if it could be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Stetson University

Stetson University is moderately difficult to get into. Around 92% of applicants get into Stetson University each year. Last year, 9,257 students applied to Stetson University and 8,483 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Stetson University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 72% of students who start at Stetson University come back for their second year of college. Around 63% of students who started at Stetson University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Stetson University Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Stetson University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads.

Check with Stetson University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Stetson University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Stetson University's endowment was valued at $387.2 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Stetson University spends about $10,945 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Stetson University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Stetson University meets 80.8% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Stetson University full-time are awarded $47,293 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $28,797 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Stetson University.

Based on this information, how does Stetson University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Stetson University a good school for you?

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Where is Stetson University Located?

Stetson University is located in the small town setting of DeLand, Florida, in the suburbs of Orlando.

If you are interested in seeing Stetson University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 4 to DeLand, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Daytona Beach International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Stetson University and DeLand are like without leaving home.

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College Info

421 North Woodland Boulevard DeLand, FL 32723

Campus Setting: Small Town

Stetson University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Stetson University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Stetson University is Continuous processing.

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Stetson University ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 29

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Stetson University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1100 - 1310


Math SAT Range

520 - 645


Reading SAT Range

570 - 650

Stetson University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Stetson University is like? There are approximately 4,265 students enrolled at Stetson University, including 2,884 undergraduate students and 1,381 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 75% percent are from FL and 25% percent of students are from other states.


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