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Stetson University

Stetson University was founded as DeLand Academy in 1883 by New York businessman Henry A. DeLand, and in 1889 was renamed for John B. Stetson, the nationally known hat manufacturer and philanthropist who gave generously to the school. The university has been independent since it was founded, but had a historical relationship with the Baptist denomination. That relationship was dissolved in 1993.

Florida's first private university, Stetson University today has two campuses and two satellite centers along the Interstate 4 corridor. The historic main campus in DeLand houses the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business Administration and School of Music. The university also includ...
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Stetson University was founded as DeLand Academy in 1883 by New York businessman Henry A. DeLand, and in 1889 was renamed for John B. Stetson, the nationally known hat manufacturer and philanthropist who gave generously to the school. The university has been independent since it was founded, but had a historical relationship with the Baptist denomination. That relationship was dissolved in 1993.

Florida's first private university, Stetson University today has two campuses and two satellite centers along the Interstate 4 corridor. The historic main campus in DeLand houses the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business Administration and School of Music. The university also includes the main College of Law campus in Gulfport/St. Petersburg, the Tampa Law Center in downtown Tampa and the Stetson University Center at Celebration in the Orlando area.

Stetson University serves a diverse student population of 3,700 in nationally recognized undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. The university's four colleges and schools offer more than 60 majors and minors in 13 degree programs. There are 256 full-time faculty members, 95 percent of whom hold Ph.D. or equivalent degrees, and there is an 11 to 1 student-teacher ratio. Stetson is consistently ranked among the best universities in the South in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" edition.
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  • Valencia hosts interfaith symposium Friday, Feb. 24

     
    A symposium on the White House's efforts to promote interfaith dialogue on college campuses will be held Friday, Feb. 24, from 3 p.m.-4:30 pm., in Room 100 at the Valencia College-Criminal Justice Institute, 8600 Valencia College Lane, Orlando....
  • Stetson joins national tuition payment program

     
    Stetson University announced today that it has joined a national consortium of private colleges that offer prepaid tuition options under the Private College 529 Plan. Stetson will start accepting tuition credits purchased under the Private College 529...
  • Art Grindle and his wife eulogized as “amazing pillars” of community

     
    From our colleague Stephen Hudak: Art Grindle and his wife Phyllis were eulogized as “amazing pillars of our community”  by Ann McGee, president of Seminole State College of Florida, at a Friday memorial service held on campus. The college's ...
  • Former Seminole State student writes book on college success

     
    Isa Adney, a former student at Seminole State who is now the college's Student Life Coordinator, has written a book on college success. In it, she offers insider tips based on her own experience moving from community college to a university. Her biggest...
  • Apopka's Ty Darlington likes Auburn, Florida State, Miami, Nebraska, Oklahoma (in no order)

    Apopka's Ty Darlington likes Auburn, Florida State, Miami, Nebraska, Oklahoma (in no order)
    Ty Darlington said this week he'd like to have a decision about his college of choice wrapped up by the time his senior season starts at Apopka High. The 6-foot-3, 270-pounder who is playing center this season for his father -- head coach Rick...
  • U.S. News college rankings

    U.S. News college rankings U.S. News & World Report's annual college rankings are based on surveys that include indicators of academic quality such as reputation, class size and SAT/ACT scores. National universities These are schools that offer a...
  • 'Best colleges' top-tier list again names Rollins College and adds UCF for first time, too

    'Best colleges' top-tier list again names Rollins College and adds UCF for first time, too
    Rollins College retains its perch atop the list of regional schools in the South, and University of Central Florida scores its first numerical ranking among national universities in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best...
  • Stetson University launches mobile app

     
    Stetson University has launched a mobile application that lets you access campus maps, directory information and even the library's catalog via your cell phone or other portable electronic devices. You can download the  StetsonU app free of charge, says...
  • Shopping alert: Stetson’s final fall semester farmers market Nov. 20

     
    The Hatter Harvest club at Stetson University will host one final fall semester Farmers’ Markets on Sunday, Nov. 20, from 1-4 p.m. on the Stetson Green adjacent to the Carlton Union Building in the center of campus, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand....
  • Broadway’s Michael Shawn Lewis gives talks at alma mater, Stetson University

     
    Stetson University alumnus Michael Shawn Lewis, an actor and producer who has traveled the world working in theater — including playing Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway — will visit Stetson on Monday and Tuesday, April 11 and 12,...
  • Stetson student is finalist to become Charlie Sheen’s intern

     
    A Stetson University student is among the finalists competing to become actor Charlie Sheen's social media intern, according to an official at the small, private college in DeLand. Jack Kelly, a senior majoring in political science,  was recently selected...
  • Dale Morehouse returns to Central Florida for Bach Festival concert

     
    Baritone Dale Morehouse, a native Central Floridian, returns home to perform in the season-ending concert of the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park. The concert features works by French composers Fauré, Poulenc and Saint-Saëns. “I first heard...