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DeLand, FL
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$36,644
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Average
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Reviews 866 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus safety work well. Though they are quick with emergency situations there is not a large amount employed. The campus "doctor" is awful. You have to wait two weeks to make an appointment and 3 out of 4 times you receive a wrong diagnosis. No immediate treatment/help available, they are not welcoming and are very expensive.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got a lot of money

1 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Theyre strict on drinking here, It's limited to beer only, no liquor and no beer bongs.

1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorm halls here are awful and disgusting. Its kind of ridiculous for the money it costs to go here.

1 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Got busted for alcohol twice in my dorm, give out parking tickets rampantly.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's alright, but a couple of my friends have had their cars broken into, and there were some muggings

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: The nightlife here is pretty fun, especially with Byte opening, but it gets old because it's pretty repetitive.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The areas around town are sketchy and there aren't many choices aside from crappy houses

3 College Freshman

Academics: Class sizes are small so that's a plus, but the acedemics here are pretty hard depending on your major. Also, there are a lot of discussions in class worth grades and attendance is sometimes mandatory.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Theres a really diverse student population here. Lots of foreign athletes

5 Recent Alumnus

Computers: IT was always helpful. I had great internet in every dorm I lived in and the wireless access was great for even studying outside. No problems at all. I had some friends who only used the computer labs and found their way through school until they could afford a computer - it is doable!

Recent Alumnus

Transportation: The campus is too small to need transportation within it. There are zipcars but since I brought my own car with Freshman can do, unlike other campuses, there was no need.

5 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Students (especially females in Greek life) interact with Embry Riddle often. The location of the school is small and seems to be pretty quiet, which it is as the bar scene is pretty tame. However, you are close to Daytona and not far from Orlando and they are very quick drives. You can definitely have fun if you want. Whether you want a busy city or a house party I know there are things to do. Deland itself, always feels safe and allows you some nice strolls. I admit to missing it sometimes!

5 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: This school is excellent for scholarships. I denied loans and had work study. Everything ran smoothly for me, although I know that was not the case for everyone. Please realize it takes time and communication and that you have to be active about it, not thinking it will just all come together without your involvement.

5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: People might be miffed with Public Safety at times, and I know that once when I got a flat tire I was upset by the lack of help. However, when there was a crisis in which we really needed them they were extremely helpful. Furthermore the office was easy to get to and super helpful. The campus is EXTREMELY SAFE. Honestly, I never felt worried walking through it in a group or not as it is very well lit.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Its not a big sports school like FSU. However, they do have sports teams to follow, football has made a come back. Basketball and Baseball are great and so are the women's sports. Furthermore, the intramurals are strong with clubs and greek like but not so much singular involvement. Having also attended a BIG 10 school for my Masters I can say that the facilities average students can use are GREAT at stetson.

5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Due to the variety of majors offered and the foreign language houses and russian studies department. There is diversity for such a small campus! Be it religion, political, ethnicity or location.

Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: There is drinking, at frat parties at house parties, etc. But its not really a campus housing thing because its pretty evident that its not tolerated. Weed is obviously smoked in locations but pretty hush hush, there have been students expelled over weed (because they insisted they were going to deal). So like I said, not really prevalent on campus.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: It's pretty hard to get off campus housing if you have a scholarship and are in undergrad, in fact while I was there you could only live off campus your senior year unless it was with your parents.

4 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Although I attended through a hurricane and a tornado, the weather was ideal Florida weather. And made for many late night beach escapades.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I throughly enjoyed my time as a music student. The small classes and lack of graduate students afforded many opportunities that cannot be achieved at other schools.

5 College Freshman

Majors: awesome political science professors. They also have great connections to those who are in politics

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: I work with SGA and I have only heard good things about our green bike program, shuttles, and Zip Cars. If you own a personal bike keep a good lock on it.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's really not bad at all, in fact they're really nice! but the all girls dorm isn't that great and the pricing is ridiculous.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: There's so much going on. Tons of frat parties, brickhouse and now Byte.

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Nicholas Mrozowski
Hometown
Antioch, Calif. and Sebring, Fla.
Major
Finance/Business Law minor
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The overall experience of Stetson University can be described as intimate. The campus itself isn't big, so of course that has its pros and cons. The pros: Students get to know one another well, and finding and walking to classes are easy. Of course, if it's a really rainy or hot day, then it can be a hassle. However, with a small campus, students are able to get to know their professors well, which is great. On the downside, if you miss a class, the professor will notice. Some professors here will curve grades based on attendance. Another contributing factor of the overall experience is the small class size. Small class sizes are nice for those who like it, but they correlate with a higher tuition rate.

However, for every pro, there is a con of some sort. The overall experience will differ for each student. Some move on to other universities; others like it here and stay. It all comes down to whether a student will take the good with the bad. Since Stetson is always looking to improve, the school generally will listen. Since it will listen, the bad things about Stetson become tolerable and make it a decent school all around. Plus, the location of the University is pretty good since it's located between Orlando and Daytona Beach. The best advice for anyone interested in attending Stetson is that it's important to get to know the University a little bit by coming here, doing the tour, and most importantly, talking to the current students. That will make things a heck of a lot easier in deciding whether Stetson is the place for you.

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