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Stetson University

Stetson University is a private, nonprofit university with four colleges and schools located across the I-4 corridor in Central Florida, United States, with the primary undergraduate campus located in DeLand.

Location

Address
421 N Woodland Blvd
City
DeLand
State
FL
Zip/Post Code
32723

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
2729
Total Graduate enrollment
1295
In State Tuition Fees
37980
Out State Tuition Fees
37980
ACT Score
26
SAT Score
1723
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.86
Male Female Ratio
42:58
Acceptance Rate
61%
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1

Additional Information

College Type
Private
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
Our mission at Stetson University is to provide an excellent education in a creative community where learning and values meet, and to foster in students the qualities of mind and heart that will prepare them to reach their full potential as informed citizens of local communities and the world. At Stetson, the art of teaching is practiced through programs solidly grounded in a tradition of liberal learning that stimulates critical thinking, imaginative inquiry, creative expression, and lively intellectual debate. The art of learning is enhanced through small interactive classes, close student-faculty alliances, and collaborative approaches that provide the foundation for rewarding careers and advanced study in selective graduate and professional programs. We embrace diverse methodologies to foster effective communication, information and technological literacy, and aesthetic appreciation. We encourage the development of informed convictions, independent judgment, and lifelong commitments to learning that are characteristic features of the enlightened citizen. In bringing together learning and values, the University encourages all of its members to demonstrate personal integrity; to develop an appreciation for the spiritual dimension of life; to embrace leadership in an increasingly complex, interdependent, and technological world; and to commit to active forms of social responsibility.
Mascot
Hatter
Colors
White Blue Green Red Orange
Conference
Empire 8

College History

History

According to Gilbert Lycan, a Stetson history professor who wrote the university's official centennial history in 1983, Stetson University was founded in 1883 by Henry Addison DeLand, a New York philanthropist, as DeLand Academy. In 1887, the Florida Legislature enacted the Charter of DeLand University as an independent institution of higher learning. DeLand University's name was changed in 1889 to honor hat manufacturer John B. Stetson, a benefactor of the university, who served with town founder, Henry A. DeLand, and others as a founding trustee of the university. Mr. Stetson also provided substantial assistance to the university after Mr. DeLand, on account of financial reverses, was no longer able to do so. Stetson University was affiliated with the Florida Baptist Convention from its founding in 1885 until 1907, when the Convention was defeated in its effort to force Stetson to amend its charter. From 1907 to 1919, the Florida Baptist Convention operated Columbia College in Lake City, Florida, but it failed for lack of adequate financial support. In 1919, the relationship between Stetson University and the Florida Baptist Convention was reestablished and continued until 1995, when it was officially terminated.

College Specialty

Specialty

Our mission at Stetson University is to provide an excellent education in a creative community where learning and values meet, and to foster in students the qualities of mind and heart that will prepare them to reach their full potential as informed citizens of local communities and the world. At Stetson, the art of teaching is practiced through programs solidly grounded in a tradition of liberal learning that stimulates critical thinking, imaginative inquiry, creative expression, and lively intellectual debate. The art of learning is enhanced through small interactive classes, close student-faculty alliances, and collaborative approaches that provide the foundation for rewarding careers and advanced study in selective graduate and professional programs. We embrace diverse methodologies to foster effective communication, information and technological literacy, and aesthetic appreciation. We encourage the development of informed convictions, independent judgment, and lifelong commitments to learning that are characteristic features of

Alumni

Alumni

Gus Bilirakis U.S. Representative, Florida's 9th Congressional District. Brian Bocock Major League Baseball Player � Philadelphia Phillies Jeff Bowen Author and star of Broadway play title of show Mark Brisker American-Israeli professional basketball player Wilma Burgess American Country Music singer; charted six singles on Billboard country charts in the 1960s and 1970s. Pat Cannon United States Representative from Florida Doyle E. Carlton 1909 (b. 1885, d.1972) 25th Governor of Florida, 1929�1933. Ted Cassidy Actor who played Lurch on the TV show, The Addams Family Max Cleland Secretary, American Battle Monuments Commission; former U.S. Senator; former Georgia Secretary of State Mack Cleveland 1949, Law 1951 Seminole County lawyer and member of both houses of the Florida State Legislature from 1953 to 1965, general counsel for Stetson University prior to 2004 Craig Crawford Television political commentator, writer, and columnist for the Congressional Quarterly (1978) Andy Dehnart 1998 Journalist, blogger, reality television critic, creator of http://www.realityblurred.com Melodee DeVevo 1998 Member of Dove Award-winning band Casting Crowns Dimitri Diatchenko Actor and musician Lenny DiNardo Major League Baseball player � Kansas City Royals William Dudley Geer First Dean of the School of Business at Samford University Roy Geiger United States Marine Corps general Avantika Hari 2002 Filmmaker; writer and director of the award-winning Land Gold Women Mike Haridopolos 1992 Florida Senate President 2010�2012 Jim Foley 1992 United Soccer Leagues player - Charleston Battery Joseph Edwards Hendricks Former United States Representative from Florida Laurette T. Koellner 1980 Retired (2008) president, Boeing International Suzanne Kosmas US Congressperson, 2008-2010 Britt McHenry 2007 sports reporter Richard J. McKay President and general manager, Atlanta Falcons Charles E. Merrill Founder of Merrill Lynch James Merritt Former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, current pastor and CEO of television show Touching Lives Joe Negron Florida State Senator, District 28 Kevin Nicholson Former Major League Baseball player and 2004 Olympian Gary Lee Noffke American artist and silversmith Scott Plakon Florida State Representative, District 37 Jessica Rafalowski Miss Florida USA 2008 Adrian Rogers American pastor, conservative, author, and a three-term president of the Southern Baptist Convention E. Clay Shaw, Jr. (b. 1939, d.2013) Former U.S. Representative Yevgeni Starikov Soccer forward for FC Tom Tomsk George Tsamis Former Major League Baseball player, current manager of the St. Paul Saints William Amory Underhill 1936 public servant, lobbyist, and prominent philanthropist Kat Walsh 2005 chair of the Wikimedia Foundation Lorenzo Williams NBA basketball player Emmett Wilson Former U.S. Representative from Florida George Winston New age recording artist Michael Yeargan 1969 Broadway set designer, winner of 2 Tony Awards

Campus

Campus

Suburban, 175 Acres (668,000 M�)

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