The oldest college in Florida, Stetson University dates back to 1883, when it was first named DeLand Academy. It received its official name, Stetson University, in honor of its benefactor, John B. Stetson who designed and manufactured headwear to include the famous Stetson hat. The university has had the unique privilege of being some of Florida’s firsts, such as, being the first college of law, and first collegiate newspaper. It is the oldest school of business administration and music, and they were Florida’s first private university to integrate.
This incredible school has 73 academic programs making it hard to not find the right place for you. They are accredited by numerous accrediting agencies such as the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of business, and Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (C.A.C.R.E.P.). Stetson University states that “Graduation isn’t the end goal. It's just one stop along the way as students pursue something greater for themselves and the world around them."
Here in DeLand we love to welcome our first time Stetson students and parents as well as our returning students. Stetson University is truly what makes our quaint town of Deland, Florida feel like home. We do our best to make sure we return the favor to the college's visitors. We invite you stay with us and enjoy a visit to Stetson! They hold campus tours Monday through Friday and on select Saturdays throughout the year.
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