Academics

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

Academics: They offer free tutoring. I hear the professors like to work with there students since Stevenson is a smaller school the teachers have the opportunity to know the students names unlike some colleges.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I have heard that psychology was a very good major for Stevenson. I have yet to taken a class yet, but have heard that the psychology classes are very interesting to learn about

3 College Junior

Academics: I haven't had any classes here yet because I just transferred. But the registration process was a bit unorganized. There were little to no classes left for my major.

5 College Junior

Academics: At Stevenson, Faculty and Staff are all about Student Success in the classroom. They even offer free tutoring if you need special attention in a certain course.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics are great at my school. It is the one of the best features that we have and it's taken very seriously.

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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

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 38 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 38 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

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