Stetson University

421 N Woodland Blvd - DeLand, FL 32723
  • Region: Southeast
  • Campus Setting: City
  • Size: Small

Stetson is a top university in sunny Central Florida, offering academic excellence in more than 100 areas of study. Students enjoy small class sizes and a student-to-faculty ratio of 11-to-1, allowing them to work closely with world-class faculty. 

After graduation, students achieve a 91% success rate, securing meaningful employment or admission to graduate school. In addition, this small private university offers an average financial aid package to undergraduates worth $48,500. 

Outside of the classroom, students thrive through hands-on learning experiences like study abroad, internships, student research and community engagement. They join an active campus life with more than 100 student organizations, Greek Life, intramural and club sports, and 18 NCAA Division I sports. The diverse mix of students comes from nearly every state in the nation and 56 other countries. 

Stetson has been named one of the best colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review and Fiske Guide to Colleges, as well as a top university in the South by U.S. News & World Report. Stetson belongs to only 10% of U.S. colleges and universities with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, America’s most prestigious academic honor society, and the institution has been selected as a national College of Distinction. With its historic buildings and stately live oak trees, this university also makes the list of most beautiful college campuses in the South and a top pet-friendly one, too.

About Stetson University

Founded in 1883, Stetson is one of the oldest private universities in Florida with a long history of academic excellence. The school opened Florida's first law school, which today ranks No. 1 in the nation for Trial Advocacy, according to U.S. News & World Report. Stetson also opened the first school of business in Florida and the first school of music. 

 Students can find signature programs in Pre-Law and an Accelerated 3+3 Bachelor's/J.D. track, Pre-Health and Health Sciences, the Roland George Investments Program, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science and Studies, Honors and more. In fact, Stetson has invested $29 million in recent years to build a new science facility and renovate an existing one, creating a 120,000-square-foot science complex with new labs, state-of-the-art technology and other amenities.

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.