As Florida grew, so did Stetson - standing strong in character and steadfast in its purpose to educate a growing American student population. Then, as now, students come to Stetson to become business and social leaders, artists, innovators, guides, and catalysts. Today, the university prepares students for existing and new challenges with broad knowledge and the unflagging fortitude necessary to serve future generations with compassion, significance, and respect. Students come to Stetson to gather the courage to declare, "I will build a better world! Our mission at Stetson University is to provide an excellent education in a creative community where learning and values meet, and to foster in students the qualities of mind and heart that will prepare them to reach their full potential as informed citizens of local communities and the world. At Stetson, the art of teaching is practiced through programs solidly grounded in a tradition of liberal learning that stimulates critical thinking, imaginative inquiry, creative expression, and lively intellectual debate. The art of learning is enhanced through small, interactive classes; close student-faculty alliances; and collaborative approaches that provide the foundation for rewarding careers and advanced study in selective graduate and professional programs. We embrace diverse methodologies to foster effective communication; information and technological literacy; and aesthetic appreciation. We encourage the development of informed convictions; independent judgment; and lifelong commitments to learning that are characteristic features of the enlightened citizen.
About Stetson University
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Stetson University is a private university with four colleges and schools located across the I-4 corridor in Central Florida with the primary undergraduate campus in DeLand. The university was founded in and was later established in In total there are over 4, students who have currently enrolled in this school. In , the Florida Legislature enacted the Charter of DeLand University as an independent institution of higher learning. DeLand University' s name was changed in to honor hat manufacturer John B. Stetson , a benefactor of the university, who served with town founder, Henry A. DeLand, and others as a founding trustee of the university. Stetson also provided substantial assistance to the university after DeLand, on account of financial reverses, was no longer able to do so.
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The Stetson Promise provides an integrated four-year pathway that prepares students for success and community impact. The Stetson Promise ». Go Hatters! Every student, alumnus and employee. D-I Athletics takes the Stetson experience to another level. Go Hatters ». Go Beyond Classrooms at Stetson University — where you will find top academic programs, real faculty connection and mentoring that matters. Stetson Academics ».
Founded in , Stetson University is a collegiate institution based in central Florida. The four campuses of Stetson are based in Gulfport, Tampa, Celebration, and a primary undergraduate campus in Leland. The College of Law in Gulfport dates back to and was the first Law school in Florida, and ranks among the best colleges nationwide for trial advocacy and legal writing.