If you are considering submitting an application to Stetson University, the fee for the application costs $50.
The following is an overiew of some of Stetson University's admissions stats.
|Stetson University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||20%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||20%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||11%|
These are the application deadlines for Stetson University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 1||December 8|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||December 15|
Stetson University offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 8.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Stetson University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.
The early decision acceptance rate at Stetson University is 79%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 92%.
Stetson University accepts approximately 88% of early action applicants and 92% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, Stetson University admitted 89 of the 113 students who applied early decision. Last year, Stetson University admitted 5,469 of the 6,198 who applied early action.
Some students apply early to college in hopes that it will increase their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of being admitted, since it demonstrates your interest in a school.
➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Stetson University is a moderately difficult school to get into. Stetson University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Stetson University accepted 92% of all applicants, approximately 8,483 from the 9,257 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Stetson University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Stetson University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.
What does Stetson University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Stetson University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Stetson University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Stetson University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Stetson University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 67% submitted a class rank. At Stetson University 20% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 53% were in the top 25% and 87% were in the top 50%.
At Stetson University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||51.79%|
|3.50 and 3.74||13.49%|
|3.25 and 3.49||14.09%|
|3.00 and 3.24||11.71%|
|2.50 and 2.9||7.94%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.99%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Stetson University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Stetson University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Stetson University is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 20% of Stetson University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 11% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Stetson University applicants, you should aim to earn between 1100 and 1310 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Stetson University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1310 and 25% of scored lower than 1100, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Stetson University students scored 645 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Stetson University students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.
To be most competitive at Stetson University, you should strive to earn between 22 and 29 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Stetson University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.
A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Stetson University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Stetson University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Stetson University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Stetson University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Stetson University.
Does Stetson University accept transfer credits?
✅ Stetson University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Stetson University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Stetson University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Stetson University?
❌ No, Stetson University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Stetson University's acceptance rate?
✅ Stetson University's acceptance rate is 92%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Stetson University?
✅ Stetson University's early decision acceptance rate was 79% in 2021.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Stetson University?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at Stetson University was 88% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Stetson University? Stetson University is a somewhat selective institution. The Stetson University acceptance rate is 92%. This means that the institution accepts 91 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Stetson University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.69. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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