Stetson University Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Stetson University was founded in 1883 by Henry A. DeLand, a New York-based entrepreneur and philanthropist. The university was originally named DeLand Academy, and it was located in DeLand, Florida. In 1889, the school’s name was changed to John B. Stetson University in honor of its benefactor, John B. Stetson – the founder of the iconic hat company, Stetson Hat Company. In 1901, the university moved to its current location in Deland and grew rapidly over the next few decades. By the 1950s, Stetson had become one of the largest universities in Florida with more than 2,000 students enrolled. Today, Stetson is an independent university with a student population of nearly 4,000 students from all 50 states and more than 40 countries around the world. It offers more than 80 undergraduate programs and more than 20 graduate programs across five colleges: Arts & Sciences; Business; Music; Law; and Education & Human Performance. Additionally, it is home to numerous research centers that focus on topics such as environmental studies and civic engagement. Stetson is also home to several highly ranked athletic teams that compete at both NCAA Division I level as well as at club level sports such as rugby and lacrosse. The university’s commitment to excellence has been recognized by numerous awards over its long history including being named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S News & World Report for 17 consecutive years since 1998. Check Ehuzhou for a list of GMAT test centers in Iowa.

Stetson University, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Stetson University. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Stetson University, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Stetson University is a private university located in DeLand, Florida. The university has an acceptance rate of 81%, meaning that approximately 8 out of 10 applicants are accepted. The median ACT score for admitted students is 25 and the median SAT score is 1190. Stetson University offers more than 100 undergraduate majors and concentrations, as well as 40+ graduate programs. The university also offers a number of online learning options and study abroad opportunities. In terms of student demographics, the university’s student population is composed of 61% female students and 39% male students. Additionally, 51% of undergraduate students are white, 18% are Hispanic or Latinx, 11% are African American or Black, 6% are Asian American or Asian/Pacific Islander, 4% are multiracial/multiethnic, and 10% identify as international students from around the world. Stetson University also strives to create an inclusive environment for all its students; as such it has a wide range of student organizations and clubs that focus on diversity and inclusion such as the Latino Student Union and the Multicultural Student Association.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 51%
Early decision acceptance rate 41%
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 51%


Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 3,884
Female applicants 2,396
Male applicants 1,488
Applicants accepted 1,962
Female applicants accepted 1,197
Male applicants accepted 765
Freshman enrollment 547
Female freshman enrollment 332
Male freshman enrollment 215
Early decision applicants 41
Early decision applicants accepted 17
Early decision applicants enrolled 14
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 3%

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 72%

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 95%
Average high school GPA 3.7
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.4-4

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 84%
SAT Critical Reading average score 553
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 490-620
SAT Math average score 545
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 480-610
SAT Writing average score 533
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 478-590
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 64%
Average ACT Composite score 23
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 21-26
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 20-27
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 19-25