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Stevenson University

Stevenson, MD

Stevenson University


Stevenson University Offers a Unique Blend of Liberal Arts Education and Career Preparation

Stevenson University is Maryland’s third-largest independent university, offering students an exceptional college experience, a connection to their career aspirations, and a close-knit, supportive community centered on their success. The coeducational, independent institution serves more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students in Baltimore County, located in central Maryland.

Since Stevenson University’s founding more than 70 years ago, connecting students to their career aspirations has been at the heart of the institution’s mission. The University offers students numerous opportunities for personal and career exploration. Beyond the classroom, experiential learning opportunities include study abroad, service learning, field placements, internships, and independent research. Students across all majors graduate from Stevenson prepared for a lifetime of success.

Campus Life at Stevenson

The residences at Stevenson University, located on the Owings Mills Campus, combine the comforts of home with the excitement of on-campus living. Freshmen enjoy suites that feature two bedrooms and a private bathroom. Upperclassmen have a chance to apply for a 1,200 square-foot apartment that includes four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, and a full kitchen. All of the residences are furnished, carpeted, and offer an array of amenities such as high-speed internet, cable TV, and telephone connections, voicemail, and spacious closets. Student housing is available to full-time, admitted students.

The Stevenson Mustangs field 27 NCAA Division III varsity athletic teams, ranging from swimming to ice hockey. Men's sports consist of baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball. Women's sports include basketball, beach volleyball, cross country, field hockey, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball. Cheer and dance teams and the Stevenson University Marching Band are also available. In 2017, the University introduced an eSports team, which is housed in the new state-of-the-art student activities suite on the Owings Mills campus Stevenson is also a member of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association and offers both competitive and non-competitive intramural sports. Activities offered on-campus include basketball, flag football, floor hockey, kickball, soccer, softball, and volleyball. To learn more about Mustang Athletics, visit

SU's athletic facilities are among the best in Division III. The Caves Athletics Complex is a modern facility for both student-athletes and the general student body. It includes the Caves Sports and Wellness Center, the new Owings Mills Gymnasium and the 3,500-seat Mustang Stadium.

There are many more activities at Stevenson aside from sports. The Office of Student Activities offers various programs to foster the development of social skills and diversity awareness, leadership and management skills, and community engagement. Student clubs and organizations at SU range from Teachers of Tomorrow to the Mustang Activities and Programming Board to the Environmental Club.

Academics at Stevenson

Stevenson provides a distinctive career-focused and personalized learning environment for all students. SU offers the following bachelor's degree programs: accounting; applied mathematics; biochemistry; biology; business administration; business communication; business information systems; chemistry; computer information systems; counseling and human services; criminal justice; digital marketing; early childhood education: elementary education: liberal arts and technology; English language and literature; environmental science; fashion design; fashion merchandising; film and moving image; graphic design; interdisciplinary studies; legal studies; marketing; medical laboratory science; middle school education; nursing; psychology; public history; and theatre and media performance. A cybersecurity and digital forensics and communication studies program will join undergraduate offerings beginning fall 2019.

Stevenson's B.S. to M.S. option allows students to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in as few as five years in the following programs: business and technology management, communication studies, digital forensics, forensic science, forensic studies, forensic investigation, forensic accounting, healthcare management, and a Master of Arts in Teaching. Graduate study begins in the spring of the junior year and runs concurrently with undergraduate work until the end of spring semester of the senior year. All subsequent course work is at the graduate level. Stevenson offers a master's of science degree in business and technology management, communication studies, community-based education and leadership, crime scene investigation, cyber forensics, digital forensics, forensic science, forensic studies, forensic investigation, forensic accounting, healthcare management, and nursing. A Master of Arts degree is offered in teaching with a STEM focus.

To learn more about Stevenson's academic programs, please visit

From recent enhancement to the Greenspring Campus to brand-new facilities at the Owings Mills Campus, the University provides modern facilities that serve the needs of all students.

The Owings Mills Campus hosts the University's newest facilities, including an expansive student center and dining hall, a 10,000-square-foot community center, an expansive athletic complex, a fitness center, the state-of-the-art Mustang Stadium, and the Howard S. Brown School of Business and Leadership, the School of Design, and the Kevin Manning Academic Center. The School of Design features state-of-the-art labs and resources for students. The Manning Academic Center boasts an impressive 200,000-square-feet housing 30+ science teaching and research lab spaces, classrooms, faculty offices, and several open spaces for students to study.

The University's library has three convenient locations including the Learning Resources Center on the Greenspring Campus, the School of Business and Leadership and the Learning Commons on the Owings Mills Campus. The library offers 24 hour support to students with a multitude of helpful resources to assist with learning and research, such as access to thousands of online databases and extensive print and electronic collections.

Stevenson University's Distinctive Approach to Preparation

The dedicated community of faculty and staff offer students a connection to career from day one. Whether the student is deciding upon or anticipating a specific major, SU offers a distinctive approach to exploring new paths, changing destinations, and mapping a vision for the future. With the support of our career experts and committed faculty, the process helps you to develop a personalized strategic plan based on your motivated strengths, interests, values, and individual goals. To learn more, visit

Location & Contact

Address 1525 Greenspring Valley Road
Stevenson, MD  21153
United States
Contact Mr. Mark Hergan
Vice President, Enrollment Management
Phone: 410-486-7001
Fax: 410-352-4440

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Application Fee
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Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
One recommendation
Required for some programs Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 549 500 590
SAT Math 559 510 600
ACT Composite 22 19 24

Tuition & Fees

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Full-time student fees
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

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Student Body

Total Undergrad students
International Students
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Hispanic/Latino 5.74%
Black or African American 27.55%
White or Caucasian 55.02%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.12%
Asian 3.62%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.12%
Two or more races 4.8%
Other 2.59%


Male (33.94%)
Female (66.06%)

Campus Life


College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 52%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Welcome Picnic, Homecoming Weekend and Football Events

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Relay for Life, Mustang Activities Programming, Black Student Union, American Chemical Society and Phi Sigma Sigma

Campus Security & Safety

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
patrols by trained security personnel during campus hours


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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Fencing No No No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Skiing (downhill) No No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No No No
Table Tennis No No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton No No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading No Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Fencing No No No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Skiing (downhill) No No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Table Tennis No No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No


Total Faculty
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 132
Part-time - 330
Male - 219
Female - 243