Stetson University

Stetson University is a private, selective, comprehensive university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs that integrate learning and social responsibility. Stetson's mission is to provide a creative community where learning and values meet, and is dedicated to helping students move from success to significance, whether that is in careers or graduate study. The university's historic campus is near Daytona Beach in the city of DeLand named one of the best downtown's in Florida. Satellite learning centers are in Celebration and Tampa and the Stetson University College of Law is in the greater St. Petersburg area. Its historic campus in DeLand includes the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. In all these programs, Stetson is committed to academic excellence, the traditions and benefits of a liberal arts education, and the integration of values in the teaching-learning process. Stetson is Florida's oldest private university and was Florida's first Phi Beta Kappa institution. The university is ranked one of the top five in the South by U.S. News & World Report, one of the top 10 Best Value Schools and top 10 Best Colleges for Veterans. The College of Law is ranked nationally by U.S. News as number one for Trial Advocacy and fourth in Legal Writing. The university takes its commitment to the local community seriously and for five consecutive years, the university has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The university is affiliated with the Bonner Scholars program, which provides scholarships to approximately 60 undergraduate students who actively and consistently engage in community service. Sustainability and Green Design are important to the university and four of Stetson's buildings have received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification. It's newest building, the Marshall & Vera Lea Rinker Welcome Center was awarded Green Globes Certification and recognized for outstanding sustainability by the Florida Planning and Zoning Association. Integral to Stetson's mission is the value of an inclusive community, a place where all paths can be explored. The university has worked to foster social change by acknowledging and respecting differences that result from racial, ethnic background, gender, sexual orientation, religious heritage, or other factors, and celebrating their points of intersection. Inclusion is part of the university's Many Voices, One Stetson initiative, a core university goal and part of its overall strategic map. Through Stetson Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) grants, students complete a summer research project in the field of their choice while receiving a stipend, and all students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to complete a research project prior to graduation. Students in the Roland George Investments Program assume full responsibility for active management of a portfolio valued at approximately $3.5 million. Stetson's Family Business Center offers the nation's first major devoted to family enterprises, and the university is launching the Centurion Sales program to integrate the theory and practice of sales into its business curriculum. The university is home to multiple centers and institutes of excellence in support of its academic programs including: Advocacy and Legal Writing at the College of Law; Tax and Accountancy in the School of Business Administration; and Water and Environmental Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. Stetson offers an ever-expanding variety of international programs including study abroad under the auspices of WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1883 N/A Semester $206.0 million 421 N. Woodland Boulevard, DeLand, FL 32723 (386) 822-7000
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85 100.0 Florida DeLand 990 388