DeLand, FL
Stetson University


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Recent Reviews

Katie
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Take the time to visit the schools you are most interested in. Whether you take a formal tour or simply walk around the campu...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Take the time to visit the schools you are most interested in. Whether you take a formal tour or simply walk around the campus on your own, it is very important to spend some time researching the places you could possibly be living for several years. I knew the moment I stepped on Stetson University's campus that I had found my home away from home. You want to make sure you go to a college that makes you feel comfortable and at ease, because this will enhance your learning and social experience of being a college student. The four years would spend at college are suppose to be the best four years of your life, so make sure you fully research your options to ensure no sudden, rash decisions that you may later regret. Take the time to explore and discover new and exciting places. Make college an experience you will never forget by doing the research. From somebody who has been in your place before, it is well worth the time and research spent. I have found the place that is just right for me and I couldn't be happier.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I would have known more about how financial aid worked. With the current economic crisis, it is very important to understand how you are going to pay for college, especially when you are going to a school as expensive as Stetson.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I can walk to all of my classes in less that 5 minutes. All of my classes are taught by accredited professors, not TAs. All of my classes are an average size of 20 students or less. My professors are friendly and incredibly helpful with anything I need.

Nathalie
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Business, Law, and Music.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Business, Law, and Music.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Think about it and think hard. Where you start is a place where you would like to finish. College is expensieve but it is a wonderful investment for your future. You don't have to know now what you want to do for the rest of your life, but understand that your starting your life journey cause after four years or so your on your own. So just think about it and think hard.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who likes to know just about everyone. This school is great for people who want a close group of friends but still have knowledge of who other people are. Enjoy's working hard towards their future.

Francis
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I enjoy that the beach is close to campus. We also have a large music school so our school offers performances occationaly wi...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I enjoy that the beach is close to campus. We also have a large music school so our school offers performances occationaly witch are fun to go to.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would say think of were you would have the most fun, choose the campus that would fit you best. I say this because, if you are not having fun or feel as though you fit, you are not going to want to work hard on you studdies.

What's unique about your campus?

I enjoy some of the perfessors and the off campus activities. Such as last semester I worked on the obama campain. This semester I hope to work with the boys and girls club. I find that the school does a great deal to improve the area surrounding campus.

Victoria
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Stetson University is a perfect size. Classes hold no more than 15-20 students and are very much based on interactive learnin...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Stetson University is a perfect size. Classes hold no more than 15-20 students and are very much based on interactive learning and discussion. Academics are rigorous which is what makes it such a good school. Faculty is experts in their field, specifically professors in the Political Science department. Deland is small, so the town revolves around Stetson. The downtown area is only a 2 minute walk from campus, making stores and restaurants easily accessible.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Take time in making the decision to attend college right after high school. Being a freshman at a university right out of high school can be overwelming and challenging. Having some work under your belt might help you to understand the challenges of paying for college as well as managing money. For a better and more thorough learning experience, a small university such as Stetson is great for challenging yourself.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Students who are not focused on their academics will not succeed at Stetson, specifically if they are seeking a Liberal Arts degree. The business department is somewhat less rigorous. Stetson is expensive, so those who are inclined to do poorly and lack the finances to attend will not succeed.

James
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Stetson is best known for its business school (Lynn). Especially the Roland George Investment Program.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Stetson is best known for its business school (Lynn). Especially the Roland George Investment Program.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The environment really allows you to get to know most of the student body, as well as professors.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

First, advive for parents. Make sure that the school has a great program for what your child wants to do with his/her life. Most of the time these schools can be expensive; I'm not saying to go into a large amount of debt, but spending the money no is the best way to help out your childs future. For students, don't be afraid to get out there and get involved from the start. College can be scary and overwhelming. Like myself, some of you make come from small towns where you've known everyone since you were a small child. However now you might have to go out and actually meet people on your own and make friends. Get involved in the community and don't hold back your personality, it will pay off big time in the end.

Alessandra
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Stetson University is very open to different types of students, whether its based on their gender, race, sex orientation or r...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Stetson University is very open to different types of students, whether its based on their gender, race, sex orientation or religious views.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Stetson is known for its business school and pre law . Its one of the top schools in that area around Florida.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell parents and students to go visit the campus. See if the size and location is what they are looking for. Make sure that the school they are looking at will help them in their major in the future. Also make sure that they will receieve helping paying for tuiton, especially now since the economy is so bad. Look also at the organizations at that campus and be sure to be invovled. If you give to your school, it will give back to you in the future. This is what i have learned

Frank
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

For students unsure of where to go, I would suggest finding a college that not only has a very good reputation, but also a pl...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

For students unsure of where to go, I would suggest finding a college that not only has a very good reputation, but also a place where you would feel right at home. Don't just rely on tours and faculty recommendations. Ask current college students about their school to get a more accurate feel of campus life, because in the end you are the one that will be living there. There are all different tastes. You need to feel comfortable and be manageable wherever you are at. Success is the most important, and to be successful, good time management is crucial. Living on your own can be stressful, as well as finding companions and being social. It's time to shine. Break out and rise up to be better than the rest. Hard work will pay off in the end. Become involved with clubs and organizations, volunteer, play a sport, be an intern, there is always something you will be interested in. Personal experiences will mold you into a more skilled and more knowledgeable individual. Sharing those experiences with your friends and others, will leave some of the best memories of your life. Be happy and always follow your heart.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

Stetson is Florida's first private university, with very rigorous curriculum and a variety of academics to choose from. The campus is conveniently small with beautiful architecture and landscaping. The teachers are very skilled in their area of expertise, and are willing to help and push students to achieve their best. Almost all of the students are so unique, very smart, have fun personalities, and are passionate for success.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The tuition cost for housing and dining is way over priced. For a suite, the average cost is $5,400 a year, for a shared room and a shared bathroom. Some of the buildings are decades old and in poor quality. Housing off and around campus proves to be better and more affordable. High quality housing is very limited and more expensive. The cost of a meal plan varies from $1,300 - $3,300, and unused meals go down the drain without recompensation. Healthy choices are extremely limited, but still available.

Jerilyn
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Stetson is best known for its overall community and academics. Stetson truly is like a second home to its students; students...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Stetson is best known for its overall community and academics. Stetson truly is like a second home to its students; students as well as faculty and staff take care of each other, even during rough times. Community not only exists in Stetson's social enviroment, but also in the classroom. High academic standards extend throughout the school, creating a community of success in everyone. There are multiple ways to get help, and support is always given.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In order to make the right decision about college, know what you what in a school and visit all of your possibilities. My first year of college was at a school that looked like a fairy tale on paper, but once I was attending and living at the university my life was miserable; my normal high academic standards and community involvement plummeted. Once at a school that I loved my life seemed back in order, and my future seemed brighter than ever. It is also important to choose a school from your heart, let no one but yourself make the ultimate decision of where to go. You must also remember your budget. When I was younger I didn?t have a true concept of money, but now that I am attending a school with high tuition costs, I have realized truly what money means. I never want to leave Stetson until I have earned my degree, but I have come to the realization of what a good education costs. In a perfect world anyone could be educated anywhere they chose, but as of now choose based on what you can afford, but never lower your personal expectations and goals.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating aspect about Stetson is its cost. Academics at Stetson is of a high standard, but no where near what tuition costs. Financial Aid is also very strict, and not one to put forward a strong effort to keep its students, even if they are respectable students and are key to the university's academic and extracurricular environment.

Ana
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Small school with great professors and great programs

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Small school with great professors and great programs

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Any school will be both fun and academically engaging

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is not willing to work hard and is looking for a party school. Stetson has a great social life but is not a "party" school. The school is academically tough but with hard work and studying it can be done.

Nels
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

As I said, the classes are small. It's also centered in a really small and welcoming town. If you have a car available, there...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

As I said, the classes are small. It's also centered in a really small and welcoming town. If you have a car available, there is so much to do year round. And if you don't, there is still plenty to walk or ride your bike to. The campus is also very beautiful. Scenes from the movie "Water Boy" were filmed at my school.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a school you can see yourself studying at. So many students make their decision about what school to attend because they know someone who went or goes there or they know there is a great social scene. Your academic success is the key reason you attend college. Also, be yourself no matter how other people try to change you. Being the same person, but better, when you graduate is very important. Find out who you are, not what others want you to be. Think every decision you make through. You will no longer have the collective decision making skills of you and your parents to rely on and if you do what you think they would want you to, you can't help but succeed.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The classes are small and all the teachers are very friendly but very tough. I learn a lot but there is just enough time to meet all the great people. I have not met a person I do not like at this school.

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