DeLand, FL
Stetson University


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Recent Reviews

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

Be extremely cautious when choosing a school. Even when a school looks wonderful in presentation and on visits, it's a big, ...

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

Be extremely cautious when choosing a school. Even when a school looks wonderful in presentation and on visits, it's a big, different surprise once you arrive. Don't be too trustworthy or willing to settle on a school without "shopping around."

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who is ambitious about learning and has his or her priorities in order should attend this school.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who is not focused and doesn't have the financial means to waste time should not attend this school.

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

Have the student and parent analyze their comfort zones. Make a list of characteristics the school must have in order to qual...

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

Have the student and parent analyze their comfort zones. Make a list of characteristics the school must have in order to qualify as a suitiable environment for the student to live and learn in. Visit each university during a day that classes are in session and observe everything around you including how long it takes to get there and the asthetics of the campus. Stop a couple students and ask them some concerning questions and compare the answers of each student. Take an insider tour of the campus, eat there, go to a dorm, the health department, talk to a professor in your subject interest, a dean of students, the campus safety department. Take a tour of the town and the restaurants, shops and entertainment in it. Note where a hospital, a police station and fire station are. Research all possible aspects of the university from cost to social life and the area around it especially crime statistics and availability of emergency assistance. Take notes on all of this and after researching all other possible university choices, compare the pros and cons of each until you realize which school is the best fit for both parents and especially, the student.

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

The ineffectiveness of public safety. The public safety system has employees that are unqualified and inappropriate. Their employees are too busy writing up parking tickets than actually helping students. The officers do not report to the scene in a timely manner and they do not genuinely care about the safety, happiness and well being of the students on campus. I believe our public safety system does more harm than good.

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

Not a good selection of food, huge amount of reading, how homesick I'd be, how unhelpful the staff is, what a huge nightmare public safety is, that the dorm i moved into was full of smokers, pot heads and drinkers, how there is such a lack of parking, how much it would suck not having a football team, how unresponsive the fire department is

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

The best advice I can give to a aparent and a perscpective student is to not just accept that what the school selling in thei...

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

The best advice I can give to a aparent and a perscpective student is to not just accept that what the school selling in their admissions process, but rather do other research and try to talk to students who are not working for the admissions department. I have worked with our orientation process and seen this happen alot when new students get on campus and then become disallusioned sometime later about the truth.

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

Stetson offers almost nothing in extra-curricular entertainment. Staff most often give students, teachers, parents, and alumni the run around. The Campus Life department does not make students feel comfotable on campus and often treat students as problems rather than people.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Stetson offers almost nothing in extra-curricular entertainment. Staff most often give students, teachers, parents, and alumni the run around. The Campus Life department does not make students feel comfotable on campus and often treat students as problems rather than people.

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

Make sure you can afford the cost of college. Go visit the campus for a day when classes are in session and people are active...

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

Make sure you can afford the cost of college. Go visit the campus for a day when classes are in session and people are active and around campus so you get a true feel for what the campus atmosphere is like and see if you fit into it. Get involved with extracurriculars that you enjoy, but don't take on too much at one time or you will fall behind in your schoolwork.. Make friends early so college isn't a lonely experience. Budget your money wisely, because books will cost you a fortune! Go to class and make connections with your professors. Budget your time as well so you don't study or socialize all the time. Try to work things out with your roommate(s) and don't hog the bathroom or make too much noise, because you will make enemies very fast. The RA is not your babysitter, he/she is just there to help when problems in the dorm get out of hand. Your parents are no longer there to push you to do your work and your professors won't baby you so it's up to you to motivate yourself to do the work.

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

I wish I had known that the dorms and food weren't as great as was advertised and that being a music student took up more time than I thought it would.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who is very driven to learn, loves to socialize and do community service and has the money to go here.

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

Stetson is trying to be as diverse and open-minded as possible, but struggles quite often.

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

Stetson is trying to be as diverse and open-minded as possible, but struggles quite often.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is best known for its Business School. The Lynn Business Center is not only the newest building on campus, but it is also a Green building. The technology there is the best of any building on Stetson's campus.

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

Before deciding on a college, visit many campuses. I would recommend visiting while school is in session so you can see what the environment is like with students around. I fell in love with Stetson when I took the tour, and then there were other schools that I thought I was interested in until I took the tour. Be open to many possibilities. Don't go into college hunting with a narrow mind.

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

To find the college with the best fit, don't let the cost sway you. Schools that have higher tuition rates are more likely to...

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

To find the college with the best fit, don't let the cost sway you. Schools that have higher tuition rates are more likely to help you with funding than lower cost schools are. Definitely visit the campus. Eat at the dining hall. Talk with other students. See if you're excited to be there or just curious about a new place. Your subconscious reactions will help determine which place is right for you. Listen to your heart on this one. To make the most of your experience: make friends, get involved, stay active, and try something new!

What's unique about your campus?

Stetson is a wonderful small school and it's friendliness makes it pleasant. Someone will randomly walk up to you during the day, begin talking to you, and you won't think to respond negatively. Any school can be rigorous academically, but it's the people that make a place fun. If you want to enjoy your college years and make friends each year, and not be stuck in a rut with the same friends, then a place like Stetson may be for you.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who likes huge gatherings, football games, and easy classes. If you go out too much and don't attend classes, you are guaranteed to drop out. Stetson is no joke when it comes to classes. They are vigorous, but you will come out learning a grand amount of knowledge. There's no price to attain that.

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  • Enrollment
  • 3,089
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $43,240
  • Acceptance rate
  • 66%

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