An exceptional education to last a lifetime
A Stevenson University 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 15:1 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.
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.
Named a “Best Value College” | U.S. News & World Report, 2023
Ranked among the “Best Regional Universities in the North” | U.S. News & World Report, 2023
Ranked among the “Best Colleges for Veterans” | U.S. News & World Report, 2023
Located in OWINGS MILLS, MARYLAND, Stevenson’s campus is located northwest of Baltimore, about an hour north of Washington, DC; two hours from Philadelphia; and three hours from New York City. With many cities within a short distance, you’ll be able to experience exciting cultures with a suburban campus that you can make your home.
Type of School: Private, coeducational four-year university granting bachelor’s and master’s degrees
Size of Campus: Approximately 700 acres with continuous expansion; over the next several years, Stevenson will open a new theatre and library complex and develop new athletic complexes.
Number of Students: 2,647 traditional undergraduate students, 836 graduate students, student-faculty ratio of 15:1
Number of Faculty: 407
Colleges, programs, and degrees:
• Biomedical Engineering
• Business Administration
• Business Communication
• Communication Studies
• Computer Information Systems
• Counseling & Human Services
• Criminal Justice
• Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics
• Early Childhood Education
• Elementary Education
• English Language & Literature
• Environmental Science
• Fashion Design
• Fashion Merchandising
• Film and Moving Image
• Graphic Design
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• Legal Studies
• Medical Laboratory Science
• Middle School Education
• Theatre & Media Performance
Geographic Diversity: The student body represents 44 states and 19 foreign countries.
• 99% of students receive merit-based or need-based aid
• Merit-based scholarships ranging from $12,800 to $20,800 per year
• Service, Leadership, Theatre, and Arts scholarships offering additional annual awards of $2,000
• Our average annual cost after financial aid: $26,541
Test Score Requirements: Any student whose native language is not English must submit an official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score. The following TOEFL scores are required for admission:
• iBT: 80 or higher
• PBT: 550 or higher
Application Deadlines and Fees:
• Presidential Fellowship (full tuition) application: November 1
• Priority scholarships: December 1
• Scholars Program application: January 15
• Final scholarships: February 1
• Application deadline: March 1*
"A sense of caring and someone wanting you to succeed is something 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."
"Stevenson has has set me up with peer connections that will last a lifetime."
"Compared to other schools, Stevenson’s Law program mirrors the curriculum you'll see in law school and thus adequately prepares you for that ultimate goal."
"I've 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."