Academics

Location
Stevenson, MD
Undergrads
3,227
Tuition
$25,310
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Sophomore

Academics: I really enjoy going here. The percentage of graduates getting hired after college is very high.

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4 College Student

Academics: My opinion is really only from multiple visits to the campus, so.I really don't have anything else to say.

4 College Senior

Academics: I love my major. However we have a new head of our department that is not the best teacher in the world. Love most of my classes though and feel like I am get a well rounded education.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The classes are really small so it's easy to meet with my professor, but because classes are small not all of them are taught every semester, and electives are sparse. There could be way more electives.

4 College Junior

Academics: I love my major so much, and the teachers here are so amazing and well versed in their discipline, so I feel as though I am learning from the best.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 155th
    Most Caring Professors
  • 209th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 220th
    Best Technology in the Classroom
  • 245th
    Most Manageable Workloads
  • 252nd
    Smartest Professors

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Christine Ivory
Hometown
Poolesville, Md.
Major
English Language and Literature
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Until recently, Stevenson University was just a small liberal arts college. The school upgraded to University status, and it's kept its primary programs up to par. While most degrees have a liberal arts foundation, the academics here are well-rounded, diverse, and strong. Stevenson's strongest areas of study are education, nursing, and paralegal studies. In fact, the paralegal studies program was the first in the state accepted by the American Bar Association. No matter what the subject or major, Stevenson University faculty is always available to help the students. Most teachers respond to emails within hours and some even give out their cell phone numbers. As a result, the professors are extremely accessible and personable.

Stevenson University's courses are an appropriate level of difficulty for college. Teachers often say that for every hour of class time students should spend one hour studying and doing homework. If the workload becomes too difficult, tutors are available. Some courses also have upper level students assisting with study and tutoring sessions. There is also an online, 24/7 homework-help program for students to use that includes a live chat interface with certified tutors. With so many opportunities for success, even a huge workload from procrastination can be conquered with a little help from the school.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
15:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
117
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
331
Total FT Faculty
117
Faculty with Terminal Degree
65%
Average Faculty Salary
$69,165
Full-Time Retention Rate
69%
Part-Time Retention Rate
0%
Graduation Rate
64%
Programs/Majors Offered
25
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • Brown School of Business and Leadership
  • School of Design
  • School of Education
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of the Sciences
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 6%
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications: 3%
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other: 4%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 9%
Graduation Requirements
  • Computer literacy
  • General education/core curriculum
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cooperative education program
  • Double major
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Student-designed major
  • Washington semester
Best Places to Study
  • Downstairs in the Student Union
  • Housing lounges/classrooms
  • Library
Tips to Succeed
  • Be careful about missing class.
  • Do not be afraid to ask teachers for help.
  • Do not procrastinate on midterms and finals; they are often meant to take several weeks.
  • Get as active as possible on campus to develop a social life.
  • Use the shuttle, especially when it is raining or snowing.

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 37 responses

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  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 36 responses

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  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

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