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Stevenson University

Stevenson, MD 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate91%
Acceptance Rate91%

About Stevenson University

Our exciting approach to education meets the needs of today's employers and students, with challenging programs and new experiences that will prepare you for a real future. Sure, you'll have fun living on campus, exploring nearby Baltimore, getting involved in university life, and enjoying championship athletics. But you'll also enjoy the opportunities that only this innovative university can offer. Stevenson combines the best features of a liberal arts college—small classes, a broad perspective, and a thorough grounding in writing, analytical, and technology skills—with specialized, real-world professionalism that translates to strong career and graduate school placement for all majors. We invite you to start your admissions process today to learn how a degree at Stevenson University can earn you a career.

Stevenson University Overview

Stevenson University is a private, nonprofit school in a suburban setting in Stevenson, Maryland. Stevenson University was founded in 1952 and the school enrolls around 3,454 students a year, including 2,979 undergraduate students. Stevenson University ensures housing for up to 1,752 students. Most students live in off campus housing.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from Stevenson University by December 1.

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

Are you interested in music or performing? At Stevenson University you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

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

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Stevenson University has fraternities and sororities.

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

2022 Stevenson University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 91%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.1
Tuition $36,036
Percent of Need Met 80%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $32,452

Is Stevenson 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 selective a school is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better sense of what Stevenson University offers and if the college might be a good choice for you.

Stevenson University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Stevenson University. Around 91% of applicants get into Stevenson University each year. Last year, 4,431 students applied to Stevenson University and 4,027 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Stevenson University

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

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Stevenson University, around 74% return for the next year. Stevenson University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 59%. 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 Outcomes for Stevenson University Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Stevenson University by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. 68% of graduates from Stevenson University recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

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

Stevenson 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.

As of 2022, the total market value of Stevenson University's endowment was $98.3 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Stevenson University spends about $11,469 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Stevenson 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.

Stevenson University meets 80% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Stevenson University full-time are awarded $32,452 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $36,309 in student loans for each student with 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 asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Stevenson University.

Based on this information, does Stevenson University seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Stevenson University a good school for you?

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Where is Stevenson University?

Stevenson University is located in the suburban setting of Stevenson, Maryland, less than an hour from Baltimore.

If you would like to see Stevenson University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 695 to Stevenson, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall.

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

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Wondering what life at Stevenson University is like? There are approximately 3,454 students enrolled at Stevenson University, including 2,979 undergraduate students and 475 graduate students. 88% percent of students attend school full-time, 23% percent are from MD and 77% percent of students are from other states.


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