Deciding on colleges? Take a look at these unique reasons to attend Stetson University, then schedule a visit and decide for yourself!
Deciding where to go to college is an extremely important decision. In this blog, we will give you a few reasons why Stetson University is the right decision for you! Once you read this blog, be sure to schedule a visit with us. Visiting a college campus is one of the best ways to tell if a school is right for you. Be sure to visit Stetson, take a tour, and experience the reasons why everyone loves SU!
10. Living in paradise. While you're working vigorously on your studies, why not lay under a palm tree in always-sunny Florida? Sunshine is a year-round event here at Stetson, making it easy to enjoy warm weather even during Thanksgiving Break! On the weekends, Stetson University is only a 30 minute drive from the "World's Most Famous Beach" -Daytona Beach- and about 45 minutes from the most magical place on Earth -Disney World. Other Orlando Attractions include Wet n' Wild, Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, and more! There are also many opportunities for internships in Orlando, one of the fastest growing areas in the state!
9. A great life after graduation. The right university equips graduates with the necessary skills, character, vision, experience, values, and ethics that are valuable to prospective employers. At Stetson, you learn these skills, and become a part of the Stetson alumni network. With an alumni population eager to help, plus Pre-Med and Pre-Law programs with great placement statistics, it’s no wonder that our graduates are securing jobs and spots in graduate and law school.
8. Sports and Clubs. Stetson University has Division 1 athletic teams, and football is coming back to campus in 2013! All members of the Stetson community are excited to welcome football back to campus. Sand volleyball and women's lacrosse are also being added to the list, ready to proudly represent Stetson University! Not a division 1 player? There are also club and intramural sports you can participate in. With so many student organizations and teams, you will find what feels right in no time.
Community service is also a big part of the campus, and all the organizations love to get involved! There are organization-based events, greek philanthropies and campus-wide events, like Relay for Life and Stetson-based Greenfeather, a fundraiser for DeLand community partners. You'll have fun and give back to the community at the same time!
7. Where everybody knows your name. Stetson University has a student/faculty ratio of 11:1. The classes are small enough that you will build relationships with the faculty and gain mentors throughout your college career. Also, you will never walk across campus without seeing someone you know along the way!
6. Pet-friendly residence halls. Bring your furry pals to campus to live with you! Stetson recently extended the new pet dorms. You can bring your pet (up to 50 lbs.) with you to bring a little bit of home to college.
5. Top National Rankings Stetson consistently ranks in the “Top 3 Best Colleges in the South,” according to US News & World Report, the most popular rankings analysis in the country. Stetson has also been ranked “Top 3 for Best Value” in our category, meaning that there’s a great return on the investment. Also, Forbes included Stetson in its annual "America's Best Colleges" list.
4. Areas of Study. There are over 60 undergraduate majors to choose from, plus our pre-professional areas of study and our unique Discovery program! The Discovery program is designed for students who are not completely sure what they want to study. We will set you up with the foundational courses so you can explore your options and make the best decision possible. Check out our Academic Programs here. Also, be sure to check out the study aboard programs and opportunities at Stetson University. You can study in Avignon, Freiburg, Hong Kong, Moscow, Madrid, Oxford Edinburgh, and many more!
3. Special Admission. Already have your eye on graduate school? Great! Stetson has special admission agreements with Stetson College of Law, Stetson Master’s Program in Counseling, and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. The faculty advisors help you navigate the process from start to finish.
2. Phi Beta Kappa. The most prestigious academic honor society in the country, and the Gold Seal of Approval for academic excellence. Seven of the current Supreme Court justices are Phi Beta Kappa inductees. It’s a high honor and only the top schools have chapters!
1. Significance We think college is much more than a layover before getting a job. We’ve been integrating values with learning for over 128 years, but don’t just take our word for it. Check out the respected Washington Monthly analysis, which measures a university’s contribution to the public good. They ranked us in the top 100 of 553 institutions of higher education across the country! It’s no mistake that we have one of the only Bonner Scholars programs in the nation, which structures community service values into the academic curriculum.
Now that you have the facts about Stetson University and the reasons Stetson should be your top choice, visit campus, take a tour, shadow a student, and fall in love with all that Stetson University has to offer!