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3 College Student

Campus Housing: Have never loved on campus on been in the on campus dorms

5 College Student

Overall Experience: The entire atmosphere is warm and engaging and gives you the encouragement you need to be successful

3 College Student

Athletics: The limited amount of student tickets is frustrating

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The programs seem to be strong standing.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I'm not I not sports therefore I don't actually know for sure how good they are.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have felt a strong connection to the university. The class sizes are small and the campus is warm and welcoming.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I usually feel very secure and safe on campus. Public safety is always available to call if you feel unsafe.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are a great variety of courses offered here. The class sizes are small, which is very nice. It allows your professor to really get to know you, rather than just being another face in the crowd.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I feel very good about my job prospects after school. We have a great alumni network that helps students to get internships and jobs, which is very helpful. Additionally, our career center is also incredibly useful.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are definitely a lot of housing options to choose from. Some dorms are closer to the campus than others, but some students prefer to live farther away. The freshman dorms are certainly the least nice on campus, but not all freshmen live there.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not Greek, but I do see them around campus a lot. They are probably more involved in campus life than most non-Greeks. There really isn't any friction between Greeks and non-Greeks - we all get along fine. There is also quite a bit of Greek housing.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our varsity teams aren't bad, but sports in general do not seem to be a huge part of campus life. We do have a lot of school spirit though.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really have enjoyed my time here. My favorite thing about this school is the small class sizes. All the professors can really get to know their students, and students know that they can talk to their professors at any time.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I wish my dorm building was closer to some classes, but I can get to them on time and that's all that matters!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Never could I have hoped for a school that made me feel as accepted as this one. As a non-binary, polyamorous, hellenic-polytheist, pescitarian, general-minority individual, I feel respected and understood in all forms of my life here.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus always alerts everyone when someone dangerous is in the area or when a storm is approaching. We have alarms and fire precautions. I feel very safe on campus, even though it is an open campus and not surrounded by a particularly good area. Campus crime is nonexistent (unless you include girls stealing each other's laundry).

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have yet to meet a bad professor. Everyone is kind and very helpful to their students. The classes are small and individualized attention is given to each student. It's rare if a professor chooses not to learn people's names. I wish there were more majors/classes offered, but the ones we do have are great. My classes are very fair and I enjoy them.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There always seems to be a career fair or something similar. Faculty is ready to work with their students whenever a student is ready to look for a job or needs some guidance along the way. Internships are highly supported and approved. The alumni association is pretty big at Stetson and we keep ties with many of our alumni so future students may reach out to them.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in the best (traditional style) dorm on campus, so I may be a bit biased. Some of the dorms are very subpar, but mine is great. The apartment styles are great, too. Girls want Chaudoin (my dorm), but no one wants Nemec (unless you have a pet). The housing process is easy, just make sure you're early to the application. The cost is high, but if you're lucky most will be covered by financial aid. Again, my dorm is the most centrally located to the academic buildings, so for me it only takes a couple minutes to get to class. Others may take up to ten minutes from their dorm to the center of campus. For the most part, everyone respects their hall mates. We've had issues, but nothing that is out of the ordinary. The washers and dryers need to be updated (and fixed), but we are equipped with full kitchens.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Most people seem to be involved with Greek life. They are popular for the parties they throw, but there are some good organizations that do a bit of work for the community and focus on being positive instead of "trashy." No one treats you differently if you are or are not part of Greek life, but you will notice just how many people are in a fraternity or sorority. The houses are nothing special, but it is still considered a big deal if you are invited to live in it.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Personally, I am not a part of the "sports crowd," so I don't know much about the athletic life. I know our teams are not very big and do not play major schools, but we have had some success stories leave our fields. It's more of something that's fun if you have nothing else to do with your time. Our rowing team is probably our most prominent sport at school. Even though not many students are avid sports fans or players, we all stick together in support for our teams.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love Stetson so far! The faculty is wonderful. When I was looking at schools, my major deciding factor fell on how personable the faculty is. No matter what department they are in, they are so passionate and ready to help their students. I have been asked by one professor to be their TA next fall and have been taken in as an unofficial mentee by another. The classes are small and great. The overall workload is manageable and you can balance a job, activity, and a social life around your school work, even with a full load. I find myself comparing Stetson to the schools my childhood friends chose and I do not regret my decision at all. We truly are a family of friends, faculty, and students.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: A students housing experience all depends on which Residential Hall they are put in. For example, Chaudoin Hall, which I live in, is a spectacular building. It is gorgeous inside and out and the community within are encouraged to bond and create a neighborhood like atmosphere between residence. University Hall, however, has very few people's praise. The building is a renovated motel, created to try and fix the housing problem on campus. The building is notorious for having issues, and residence are also known to get away with more than other houses. The atmosphere is not the same there are in Chaudoin. Some dorms have specific halls that are designated 'party halls', such as the self names Trap Hall in one of the freshman houses. In the end the experience could be extremely positive, or somewhat negative, depending on which hall a person is put into.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Life does not have an overwhelming presence on campus in the sense that you will not be frowned upon if you aren't part of it, but the fraternities and sororities are constantly holding events on campus, almost always to benefit their charity of choice. While their are parties that get thrown, most don't get out of hand, and a majority of events held are family friendly. There are movie nights, chili cook-offs, festivals and other events that can be enjoyed by anyone. While Greek Life used to be easier to get into, as of this year it has gotten harder because of the overwhelming numbers of incoming students. There were, in total, 100 sorority spots available and almost 300 girls rushing to get in. Movements have been made, however, to get another sorority on campus to help solve the space issue.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Stetson has never tried to advertise itself as a 'sports school', and it is right to do so. While many people on campus to participate in sports, varsity and intramural, and are ecstatic about the friends they make and bonds they form on the teams, Stetson is not generally acknowledged to have any superior sports teams. This could change in the future, but for the present the focus seems to be more on getting students involved in sports to make friends, get exercise, and participate in low-stress competitions. Fans who go to see the games are plenty, particularly because Stetson has excellent promotional teams who advertise in ways that succesfully encourage others to attend the games and support their fellow Hatters.

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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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