Stevenson University

1525 Greenspring Valley Rd - Stevenson, MD 21153

Stevenson University is a small, private university in Maryland and a national leader in career education, offering 31 career-focused undergraduate degrees, including Nursing, Criminal Justice, and Business Administration, as well as six pre-professional programs for Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy and Veterinary Medicine. On average, 92 percent of Stevenson graduates are either working and/or attending graduate school within six months of graduation.

The University is a national leader in NCAA Division III athletics, offering 28 sports, including men’s lacrosse, which captured the DIII national title in 2013. Stevenson also offers football, women's beach volleyball, men’s and women's ice hockey, and women's acrobatics and tumbling. Opening in phases beginning Fall 2022, Owings Mills East, the University's athletic hub, will be home to a track and field complex, a turf field for women's field hockey, baseball and softball diamonds, and Bermuda grass fields for both soccer teams.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, students still receive the personal attention and mentoring that enables them to thrive both in and out of the classroom. For four years, Stevenson has been rated a Best Value School by U.S. News & World Report.

University facilities include a 35,000-square-foot gymnasium, a 3,500-seat stadium, and three fitness centers. Stevenson has nationally recognized housing, ranked #7 in the country by Niche, with suite-style floor plans and single rooms for freshmen upon request. The 200,000-square-foot Manning Academic Center houses nursing simulation labs, state-of-the-art science labs, fashion studios, and a dining facility. The Philip A. Zaffere Library, opening Fall 2023, will be our newest campus addition, with more event space, classrooms, and study areas.

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About Stevenson University

Stevenson University was founded in 1947 as Villa Julie College. In 2008, the college adopted the name Stevenson University to reflect its growing size, expanding mission, and breadth of academic offerings. Serving over 2,700 undergraduate students as well as nearly 900 online students, the university is committed to providing exceptional experiences, a connection to career, and a community centered on student success.

Mission Statement

The University is an innovative, coeducational, independent institution offering undergraduate and graduate students a career-focused education marked by individualized attention, civility, and respect for difference. The University blends the liberal arts with career exploration and planning, complementing a traditional education with applied learning beyond the classroom. The University meets students where they are and supports and challenges them to become reflective and accomplished individuals committed to a lifetime of learning and contribution. Students graduate with the competence and confidence needed to address creatively the opportunities and problems facing their communities, the nation, and the world.