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Stevenson University

  • Stevenson, MD
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 65%35%
    student ratio
  • 3,847
    total students
  • $25,210 | $25,210
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 59%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
  • Not
    Reported

    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Overview

Stevenson University Offers a Traditional Liberal Arts Education with Varied and Exceptional Career Preparation

Stevenson University, a private liberal arts institution is located in Baltimore County, Maryland. Stevenson is widely known for its unique synthesis of traditional liberal arts education and exceptional career preparation. The university has two campuses, one in Stevenson and one in Owings Mills. Stevenson is co-ed, with a 13 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio that provides smaller classes for more individualized attention. Stevenson University was formerly known as Villa Julie College.

Stevenson prides itself on engaging students in their personal, social, and intellectual growth by supporting a learning atmosphere based not only on core values, but also on the idea of broadening students' horizons to better help them adapt to the dynamic modern world. Students at Stevenson receive an education that includes liberal arts, science, technology, and other practical skills that help with career planning.

Campus Life at Stevenson Involves All Facets of Community Living, with Opportunities for Maturation and Personal Growth

Student housing at Stevenson University is more than just a space to live. The residences on campus are considered to be another educational facet of life at college, so the residential staff promotes opportunities for students to participate actively in living environments that support and enhance personal and academic growth. Students and staff work together to build a residential community. Students learn to share space with others, communicate and compromise, treat others with respect, and make responsible decisions.

Keeping these residential environments well-maintained is made easier by the fact that all of Stevenson's spacious suite and apartment-style residences were built within the past six years, offering a modern and comfortable campus living arrangement.

These living arrangements help self-confidence to flourish at Stevenson. Students learn to appreciate their abilities in all facets of campus life, from the residential dorms and the widely acclaimed co-op/internship program, to the classroom, a broad range of clubs, and Division III athletics. Stevenson offers students myriad opportunities to gain independence and leadership.

Stevenson, an NCAA Division III University, Fields Numerous Athletic Teams, While Student Groups Offer Variety

The Stevenson Mustangs field 19 NCAA Division III varsity athletic teams, ranging from field hockey to golf. In 2010, the men's lacrosse team posted a school-record 19 wins and won its first CAC championship while finishing the season ranked No. 1 in the USILA Division III Poll and advancing to the semifinals of the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Championship for the second straight year. In the same year, Stevenson added football to its list of varsity teams, with the team set to compete in the NCAA beginning in 2011.

For students who prefer intramural sports, options range from traditional fare such as basketball and flag football to sports including racquetball, sand volleyball, and ping-pong.

Of course, there are more activities at Stevenson than just sports. The Office of Student Activities offers a number of programs to foster the development of social skills and diversity awareness, leadership and management skills, and community engagement. Student Government has councils for all four class years.

There are also a number of student groups ranging from the Cosplay Club to the People for Animal Wellness (PAW) Society. Various special events and social activities on campus allow students to develop their interpersonal skills and work towards personal goals, regardless of club membership.

Academics Are Career-Focused While Honors Programs and Support Services Cover the Whole Student Body

Stevenson University provides a distinctive, career-focused, and personalized environment for undergraduate students. A number of majors are available, and most courses are also complemented by an invitation to explore the world outside of the classroom. The Stevenson experience aims to broaden students' horizons by taking learning beyond the classroom to give them the tools and experience to adapt their academic knowledge to the ever-changing world outside.

A number of challenging academic courses are offered, with distinctive undergraduate programs available in biotechnology, business, education, film, video, theatre, medical technology, nursing, public history, visual communication design, and more. In 2010, Stevenson added majors in criminal justice and fashion merchandising.

Qualified students may apply to be in Stevenson's honors program, which takes the university's focus on intellectual challenges inside and outside the classroom to the next level. Honors students participate in interdisciplinary seminars that allow them to think critically about current issues, and examine them from different perspectives through the lenses of different disciplines. Honors students also tend to pursue their scholarship through the community, taking service learning courses and internships, and participating in research projects.

For students who require academic assistance, a number of support services are available on campus. Academic advisers are available to all students, and a special program of first-year advisers is available to incoming students to help with academics or just dealing with college life in general.

Wherever Students' Roads Lead, Stevenson Prides Itself on Career Planning and Preparation for Graduate Study

Stevenson may offer a liberal arts education, but the focus remains on making sure that students are prepared for the real world after graduation. Career preparation is integrated into the curriculum, and all students gain real-world experience through Stevenson's unique "Career Architecture" program. This program allows students to plan strategically for their futures by developing resumes, practicing interviewing techniques, meeting with potential employers on-campus, and participating in internships and co-ops.

Stevenson continues to buck national trends in job placement, with an average of 95 percent of graduates employed or starting graduate school within six months of graduation.


Location & Contact

Stevenson University

1525 Greenspring Valley Road
Stevenson, MD 21153
USA

Mr.Mark Hergan

Vice President, Enrollment Management

Phone: 410-486-7001
Fax: 410-352-4440
Email: admissions@stevenson.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biotechnology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Corporate Communications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fashion Merchandising
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Middle School Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Family and Community Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Legal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Fashion/Apparel Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Acting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

59% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied5,318
    • Accepted3,169
    • Acceptance Rate59%
    • Enrolled3,847
    • Female Applicants3,223
    • Females Accepted1,166
    • Female Acceptance Rate36%
    • Male Applicants2,095
    • Males Accepted2,003
    • Male Acceptance Rate95%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.20
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 440 540
    • SAT Math 450 560
    • SAT Writing 450 540
    • ACT Composite 18 23
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$25,210
    • Out-of-state tuition *$25,210
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,872.00
    • Room and board *$12,490.00
    • Room only *$8,284.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students3,847
    • Male Student Percentage35%
    • Female Student Percentage65%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino4.45%
    • Black or African American28.44%
    • White or Caucasian56.98%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.13%
    • Asian2.94%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.23%
    • Two or more races2.13%
    • Unknown4.39%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students21% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Not Reported
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 48%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Not Reported
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Student Government Association, MAP, Black Student Union, National Student Nurses Association, Phi Sigma
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other patrols by trained security personnel during campus hours

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Baseball Yes Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes Division 3 No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball No No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division X No
    • Volleyball Yes Division X No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Fencing Yes No No
    • Field hockey Yes Division 3 No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes No No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division X No
    • Volleyball No Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty523
    • Full-time Percentage25%
    • Part-time Percentage75%
    • Female PercentageNot Reported
    • Male PercentageNot Reported
    • Student:Faculty Ratio15:1 or 3,453 students to 224 faculty


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