DeLand, FL
Stetson University


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Recent Reviews

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

My advice to students and parents is to take charge of your college search. From day one, make the college search about you ...

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

My advice to students and parents is to take charge of your college search. From day one, make the college search about you and your academia requirements. It can be easy to turn they keys of your college search over to your parents, but for this trip you need to be in the driver?s seat. Many times, my interest and my parents interest are some what different . You must rank the necessary characteristics in order of importance to you and see how well each college matches up. Although this decision is ultimately a personal one, it never hurts to ask for advice from parents, friends, and people who know you well and care about your future. My advise to parents would be to prepare your child for the jorney, assist them in making right choices but encourage them to do the work . Your job is to prepare, encourage and support them to stand alone. All of these opportunities for the students help them to develop and grow , in the process it comforts the parent in watching their child develop into a mature adult.

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

I did not realize this was a private school and it is very expensive

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

Stetson University is a friendly, well-rounded school that welcomes people from all walks of life and specializes in music an...

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

Stetson University is a friendly, well-rounded school that welcomes people from all walks of life and specializes in music and business majors, but also has a firm general studies program.

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

One of the most important aspects of finding the right college is figuring out what kind of college you want to attend. If you do not have a specific major in mind, the best choice would most likely be to attend a community college for a year or two. This allows you to get general education classes out of the way, as well as experience classes from different fields to get an idea of what major you would possibly be interested in choosing. If you do have a specific major in mind or you have already attended a community college, the next step is to find a college that has all the aspects you want in a school. Although location is important, do not choose a college for the sole reason that it is close to a beach or other major attraction. Once in college, get to know people in your chosen field. These are the people who you will most likely be working with for the rest of your life, so build relationships with people you enjoy being around. Give constructive criticism instead of cutting comments, as they will come back to you later in life.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person who should attend this school is someone who is serious about their intended major. They should be able to stay focused on the work, but at the same time be able to form relationships with their fellow students and the faculty.

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

Make sure you visit all of the schools you are considering attending and talk to faculty and students before you commit to a ...

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

Make sure you visit all of the schools you are considering attending and talk to faculty and students before you commit to a school. Be sure you can afford to attend the school you decide on, either through scholarships or loans. Do your coursework, meet as many people as you can, and participate in your class discussions.

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

The demanding music program and our excellent ensembles, the music theory and ear training teachers, and the small size of the school and small class sizes.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is willing to work extremely hard to keep their grades up and learn as much as they can.

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

The best advice that I could give parents and students about finding the right college is to really examine yourself as a per...

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

The best advice that I could give parents and students about finding the right college is to really examine yourself as a person and see what is important to you and what type of personality you have. Some people can go to a large school and are social enough to reach out to people and make friends, others get lost in the crowd and never make friends or get homesick and leave early. Either way you should determine your personality type and think about going to a smaller school if you can afford it. Having a tight knit community like the school I went to is priceless. It can mean the difference between the best four years of your life or four years of frustration and loneliness. We all go to college to learn but we should really be there to make lifelong friends and open our minds to new cultures, experiences, and people. If you can find a school that fosters that type of environment then by all means check it out! You'll never regret the fun of going off to college, living the dorm life, and meeting new people.

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

That it would be much better to live on campus that at my parent's house. It was so much more fun once I moved on campus.

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

It is a prestigous school with dedicated faculty and I learned so much.

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

Small, yet offers many options and opportunities.

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

Small, yet offers many options and opportunities.

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

In search of the right college, one must be open minded and curious. Brouchures and statistics such as US News Ranking systems have their place yet nothing can subsititute touring the campus and actually observing what life is like at that school. When you find the school that has a certain comfort level, find out more about it. College is going to be a second home for students, and they need to make sure they can be comfortable at the college. Once one finds the right college for themselves they should not let other people greatly influence their decision, the student is the one going to the college, not the parents, friends or neighbors. Once at college, the key to happiness at school is involvement. Living on campus, joining clubs and organizations, or just trying to meet people and spending time with them are all great ways to integrate oneself into the college life.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone who enjoys the small town life yet wants a good education with good people.

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

Although this little bit of advice I am about to give never did apply to myself, I recommend parents and especially the stude...

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

Although this little bit of advice I am about to give never did apply to myself, I recommend parents and especially the students themselves to explore and locate the right college. Most students settle for colleges that are near their own homes, but those same students might not benefit at the local colleges. Finding the perfect school is vital to one's own personal growth and knowledge. Taking trips and spending several weeks locating the right college might become expensive for most families, but events like this make parents and students realize that there are numerous opportunities available for the student to pick from. Never settle for anything less than what that student really wants in their education, personal development and lifestyle. A student should choose a college after visiting at least three or four campuses. Most decide after visiting one, as in my case, but this practice does not work for everyone. I have friends that have even visited seven colleges before making a final decision, and they are quite pleased with the results. Why attend several universities and then find the right one when that right one should have been visited in the first place?

What's unique about your campus?

Stetson University just feels right in terms of size. Though it has smaller enrollment numbers than most Floridian colleges, most of the students recieve a lot more attention from professors than most students from other univerisities with large enrollments. I prefer one-on-one discussions with the professors because I know I learn best from this method. I can learn a lot more in a class of about ten to no more than thirty students than a class of about one-thousand students. I probably would not attend Stetson if it had a high student enrollment ratio.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I would not recommend uncommitted or lazy people to attend Stetson University. Stetson is very reasonable and willing to take on students even if they are undecided in a major so long as they continue to achieve high excellence in their own personal growth. Most students that display laziness and/or disinterest in class end up failing at a higher rate than those students who attempt and work hard at their studies. Stetson University wants its own students to pass and achieve greatness, but it does not support those who are not going to try their best.

Kristen
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The school is very well known for academic excellence, its business school and law school.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The school is very well known for academic excellence, its business school and law school.

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

The most important thing about picking out a college is first visiting it and chosing the college that you feel most comfortable and "at home" at. You also need to focus on how large you want your classes to be. This school is really small, which fits me and my needs best and is why I feel so comfortable here. When you get to college, you need to learn to manage your time appropriately. I have seen many freshman come in and get as drunk as possible and ignore classes. ALWAYS attend class, most professors here grade you on attendance, but missing one lecture can be detrimental. Always set aside one day a week where you do not do anything school related, it will help your stress levels. Also, living on campus prevents a separation of a home life and a school life, so make sure you plan a few days to get off campus to help stress levels as well.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about this school is how liberal the arts and sciences department is. For conservative students it makes things very difficult and does not harbor a condusive learning environment.

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

I would advise families to go and visit the school before you make your final decision. If possible arrange it so that you ca...

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

I would advise families to go and visit the school before you make your final decision. If possible arrange it so that you can stay the night in one of the dorms with a current student. The student ambassadors are hired to present all of the positive aspects about a school while giving tours and will often not mention less positive aspects of the school. While staying the night in a dorm, high- school students are exposed to different opinions about the school and will get a more accurate representation.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Those who do not enjoy greek life.

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

You can never start too early. Go visit any campus you may be interested in. Sometimes what you think may be your last choice...

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

You can never start too early. Go visit any campus you may be interested in. Sometimes what you think may be your last choice is the one you love the most. See if there's anyway if you can spend a night in a dorm; that way you'll know what you're getting into with dorm life. Once you've seen the campuses, apply as early as you can; you'll have a better chance to get in to your favorite. Even if there's only one school you really want to go to, still spread yourself out. If you don't get into your first choice, you'll still have options. Also, apply to a few schools you think you'll never go to or don't feel you'll get into. You may be surprised. I applied here because the application was free. Once a I saw the campus, I fell in love; I couldn't imagine going anywhere else, and it's all because of a whim.

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

The advice I would give to parents about finding the right college is to visit the colleges at least twice. Once to get a gen...

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

The advice I would give to parents about finding the right college is to visit the colleges at least twice. Once to get a general tour another, if at all possible, to allow your son/daughter to shadow a student. To see what life is like outside the guided path. He/She will meet real students who have true opinions about the school and are not subject to what the recruitment office wants you to see. Also financially plan ahead for it. This pre-planning will prevent cost burdens and allow your son/daughter to not worry about not being able to attend all 4 years because of financial mis-planning

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing is the small class sizes and the teacher student interaction.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about our school is the on-campus housing department.

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