Stevenson University

Stevenson, MD

Stevenson University

Stevenson, MD

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A Stevenson education is defined by exceptional experiences, connections to careers, and a welcoming, dynamic community where you’ll find the opportunities, mentoring, and support to define your vision of success. You’ll enjoy living on campus, exploring Maryland and the region, being involved in University life, studying abroad, and cheering on our championship teams. But you’ll also enjoy the opportunities that only Stevenson can offer: small classes with faculty who care and experiences inside and outside the classroom that allow you to explore, create, lead, connect, and succeed throughout and beyond your years as a student at Stevenson.

A community centered on your success
You’ll learn from faculty who are active in their professional and academic fields and dedicated to teaching from experience. A 16:1 student-faculty ratio ensures that you can cultivate meaningful connections with your professors. Stevenson’s innovative, entrepreneurial spirit reflects the mindset you need for success in today’s world. We’re constantly seeking new opportunities and networks of support for our students, from new courses and degree programs to experiential learning, leadership, service, and internship experiences you can use to fulfill your life’s goals.

A connection to career 
We prepare students for the workforce from day one. Whether you’re still deciding on a major or know what you want to study, we offer a distinctive approach to exploring new paths, changing destinations, and mapping your vision for the future. With the support of our career experts and committed faculty, the process helps students develop a personalized strategic plan based on their motivated strengths, interests, values, and individual goals. 

There are a number of career preparation resources offered to students through Career Services: career advising, career fairs (major-, industry-, and veteran-specific events), on-campus interviews, networking events, graduate school workshops, service learning, and internships. It’s impossible to earn an education at Stevenson without being prepared for life after college. 

Exceptional experiences
At Stevenson, exceptional experiences aren’t bound by classroom walls. We encourage students to continue learning outside the traditional classroom setting. Our students have deployed reef balls in Chesapeake Bay, explored Berlin’s architecture through a camera lens, traveled to France to play ice hockey, and participated in national leadership programs.

Starting in your first year, with the support of our Center for Student Success and Career Connection Center, we’ll help you blend study abroad, service learning, research, internships, and other practical experiences that support your personal interests and career aspirations. 

Your home away from home
Home to around 2,900 students, the residences at Stevenson University go above and beyond your housing expectations. We offer spacious apartments with full kitchens and roomy suites with two bedrooms and a private bathroom, combining the comforts of home with the excitement of independent living.

Residence life that feels like home and a vibrant culture and social life are important components of the SU experience. Within the heart of Maryland, Stevenson students appreciate the beauty of rural surroundings with the convenience and appeal of a nearby urban setting. 

Stevenson opened the 200,000-sq. ft Manning Academic Center in 2016, which offers state-of-the-art facilities for the School of the Sciences, School of Design, Arts, and Communication, and School of Nursing and Health Professions. New for the 2023-2024 school year, the Academic Center will soon be home to biomedical engineering labs and a university makerspace. Also opening fall 2023 is the Zaffere Library, adding new classroom, meeting, and office spaces to Owings Mills North. In 2024, Stevenson will break ground on its Performing Arts Center, a new addition where the arts will thrive.


Best Value Badge

Named a “Best Value College” | U.S. News & World Report, 2023

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Ranked among the “Best Regional Universities in the North” | U.S. News & World Report, 2023

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Ranked among the “Best Colleges for Veterans” | U.S. News & World Report, 2023

Stevenson Fast Facts

Approximately 3,000 full-time undergraduates, 600 part-time undergraduates, and 500 graduate students

Student-Faculty Ratio


29 NCAA Division III sports, plus cheer, dance, and club and intramural teams

• Baseball
• Basketball
• Beach Volleyball
• Cross-country
• Football
• Golf
• Ice hockey
• Lacrosse
• Soccer
• Swimming
• Tennis
• Track & field
• Volleyball

• Acrobatics and tumbling
• Beach volleyball
• Cheer*
• Cross-country
• Dance*
• Field hockey
• Golf
• Ice hockey
• Lacrosse
• Soccer
• Softball
• Swimming
• Tennis
• Track & field
• Volleyball

* Non-NCAA

Clubs and Organizations
More than 70 clubs and organizations; see for the full list.

Average Accepted Applicant
• High school GPA: 3.55 (weighted)
• SAT: 1040–1190 (middle 50%)
• ACT: 19–25 (middle 50%)

Tuition and Fees: $39,648
Room and Board: $14,978

Financial Aid
The University offers generous merit-based scholarships, and more than 95% of Stevenson students receive some form of financial assistance, including work-study, grants, and loans. Full-tuition Presidential Fellowships are also available. After financial aid, the average cost of attendance is $28,032

School Codes
• ACT: 1753
• SAT: 5856
• FAFSA: 002107

Majors, Minors, and Tracks
• Accounting
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Biomedical Engineering
• Business Administration
   - Entrepreneurship
   - Finance
   - Sport Management

• Business Communication
• Chemistry
• Communication Studies
• Computer Information Systems
   - Computer Forensics
   - Network Design
   - Software Design

• Counseling and Human Services
   - Addictions & Mental Health Counseling
   - Child, Adolescent & Family Services

• Criminal Justice
• Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics
• Early Childhood Education
• Elementary Education
• English Language & Literature
• Environmental Science
• Fashion Design
• Fashion Merchandising
• Film & Moving Image
   - Cinematography & Editing
   - Producing & Writing

• Graphic Design
   - Interactive Design
   - Motion Graphics
   - Photography
• Healthcare Management
• History
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• Legal Studies
• Marketing
• Mathematics
   - Actuarial
   - Business
   - Interdisciplinary
   - Scientific
• Medical Laboratory Science
• Middle School Education
   - English Language Arts & Social Studies
   - Mathematics & Science

• Nursing
• Psychology
• Theatre & Media Performance

Minors: Discipline Focus
• Accounting
• Art
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Communication
• Criminal Justice
• Economics
• English
• Environmental Science
• Event Planning
• Fashion Design
• Fashion Merchandising
• Film & Moving Image
• Graphic Design
• History
• Human Services
• Information Systems
• Legal Studies
• Management
• Marketing
• Mathematics
• Music
• Philosophy
• Photography
• Psychology
• Religion
• Sociology
• Theatre & Media Performance
• Web Design

Minors: Professional Focus
• Applied Management
• Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development
• Human Resources
• Real Estate
• Software Design & Coding

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • "A sense of caring and someone wanting you to succeed is something that I value greatly as a student. By developing that connection and bond with my professors and advisor, it enabled me to obtain informative and helpful guidance."

    • Anh Nguyen
      Counseling and Human Services
  • "Stevenson has has set me up with peer connections that will last a lifetime."

    • Will Johnston
      Film and Moving Image
  • "Compared to other schools, Stevenson’s law program mirrors the curriculum you will see in law school and thus adequately prepares you for that ultimate goal."

    • Jaden Thornton
      Legal Studies, '21
  • "I have been able to magnify my voice with others to work toward a better future, and before Stevenson, I didn’t know if that would be possible for me."

    • Maleah Smith
      Biology, Pre-medicine