Stetson University Princeton Review
IMAGE COURTESY STETSON UNIVERSITY JOHN B. SALUTES PRINCETON REVIEW — In this combination image created by Stetson University Communications, a larger-than-life bronze statue of John B. Stetson seems to salute the latest edition of The Princeton Review, which named the DeLand-based school one of the Best 387 Colleges in the U.S.

Stetson University has been recognized as one of the leading undergraduate institutions in the country and region (Southeast) by The Princeton Review for the seventh year in a row. This honor is given to only about 14 percent of four-year colleges in the United States, and appears in the 2022 edition of The Best 387 Colleges.

“Credit for this goes to our entire Stetson community — our faculty for the intellectual and personal generosity they offer students, our students for their devotion to learning, and our staff for the many ways they support our purpose-driven mission,” said Stetson University President Christopher F. Roellke, Ph.D. “It also recognizes Stetson for being on the move, with recent examples, including the renovation of our Sage Hall Science Center and construction of the Cici & Hyatt Brown Hall for Health & Innovation.”

The Best 387 Colleges 2022 edition is The Princeton Review’s 30-year anniversary publication, and contains detailed profiles of each college, including schools that have an appearance history on 26 high-interest categories over the years.

In its profile on Stetson University, The Princeton Review praises Stetson for its acceptance rate and “attracting go-getters,” and “each year’s freshman class is more impressive than the last.”

Among student comments regarding academics: “Allows students to work closely with Stetson professors and develop a unique relationship with some of the best professionals in the field.”

Christopher Roellke
SPREADING THE CREDIT — University President Christopher F. Roellke credits faculty, students and staff with helping Stetson be recognized as among the leading undergraduate universities in the Southeast and the country as a whole.

Stetson students describe Stetson as a cultural, diverse, inclusive and engaged campus with clubs and organizations and events planned for commuters. One student said, “There are always on-campus events going on, which are generally very well-attended.”

The 2022 edition of The Best 387 Colleges does not include the 62 top-20 ranking lists of colleges, since many students attended college remotely because of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

The Princeton Review is a tutoring, test prep and college admission services company. The Best 387 Colleges is one of more than 150 books in a line developed by The Princeton Review and published by Penguin Random House.

Founded in 1883, Stetson University is the oldest private university in Central Florida. Stetson focuses on intense learning experiences in a supportive community that allows students to develop their voice in a connected, inclusive environment. Stetson University ranks No. 4 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 list of Best Regional Universities (South), and has been recognized as one of The Princeton Review’s Best Colleges for 2022.

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