DELAND, Fla., Aug. 30, 2016 — Stetson University has been recognized as one of the nation’s Best 381 Colleges in the new 2017 edition of the college guidebook by The Princeton Review. Additionally, Stetson is on the company’s lists for Best Southeastern universities and Green Colleges.
“Stetson provides a personalized learning experience to each student, based on top quality faculty and focused on learning outcomes,” said Stetson University President Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D. “Stetson has made great strides over the past few years in attracting more excellent students who are a great fit for the institution. Then we fulfill our mission by doing a wonderful job in supporting those worthy students in their quest for higher education.”
Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, which is one of The Princeton Review’s most popular guides. The company compiles its guidebook annually based on input from more than 143,000 students.
“Stetson’s outstanding academics are the chief reason we chose it for this book and we strongly recommend it to applicants,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s senior vice president-publisher and author of The Best 381 Colleges. “We make our selections primarily based on data we collect through our annual surveys of administrators at several hundred four-year colleges…and an unparalleled amount of feedback we get from our surveys of students attending these schools.”
Stetson University’s profile in the new 2017 edition of Best 381 Colleges includes information on academics, student life and environment, the admission process, statistical data and career placement services. In their comments, students highlighted Stetson’s small class size (13:1), personalized attention, accessible and supportive faculty, modern facilities, diverse student body and global focus. Students value that the university sees them “as individuals, not numbers,” and individualized attention from faculty and staff also are important to students.
“Of course, it’s also easy for these ‘hard working’ undergrads to find common ground,” the profile says, quoting student comments. “After all, most of them are quite ‘dedicated to their studies.’ Additionally, since ‘most students live on campus’ it is ‘easy to make friends and find a group to hang out with.’ Many undergrads also emphasize that their peers are ‘nice and sociable.’ And we’re told that ‘no matter where you go there’s someone new to meet and that is willing to meet you.’
About Stetson University
Founded in 1883, Stetson University is the oldest private university in Central Florida, providing a transforming education in the liberal arts tradition. Stetson stresses academic excellence and community-engaged learning, and consistently earns high marks in national rankings. Stetson encourages its students to go beyond success to significance in their lives, the lives of others and their communities. Stay connected with Stetson on social media.
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