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About Stevenson

Stevenson University defies typical college stereotypes.

If you are like the students at Stevenson, you want to have an amazing experience learning, living, and building a future for yourself. Sure, you're looking forward to having fun, exploring the world, and making memories to last a lifetime. But first and foremost, you are going to college to prepare for the real world.

  • Purposeful

    Our exciting approach to education quickly responds to employer and student needswith challenging programs and experiences that will prepare you for a successful future. Stevenson combines the best features of a liberal arts college  small classes, a broad perspective, and a thorough grounding in writing, analytical and technology skillswith specialized, real-world professionalism that translates into an above-average job placement rate.

  • Accountable

    We seek students who want to succeed in the world and who are not afraid to work hard to achieve their goals. In return, the faculty and staff at Stevenson provide the academic and career support to help you get there. From academic advising, a mentoring program for first-year students, free tutoring, and a sophisticated Office of Career Services, personal attention is there at every turn. Just as importantly, professors will take the time to help you individually.

  • Values

    Your home-away-from home at Stevenson sets the stage for both personal and intellectual growth. Getting involved is easy with more than 50 student organizations, opportunities in the performing and visual arts, a full schedule of campus activities and entertainment, and chances to volunteer in the community. Stevenson students enjoy living in fully furnished, safe, and comfortable suites and apartments that have gained a reputation for being among the best in college housing. Rockland Marketplace, the main dining hall, is just steps away, and our meal plans are accepted at many local restaurants as well.

  • Prepared

    Things are a little different at Stevenson, and it's all done by design. At Stevenson, the idea of a career isn't a mystery that you'll figure out after graduation. Intimidated? Don't be. Starting in the first year, through the process of Career ArchitectureSM, students at SU are already thinking about what their life's successes will look like and charting a course of study that helps them get there. Each major combines strong academic coursework with practical experiences so that students are prepared to become leaders in their fields.

  • Dynamic

    With men's and women's NCAA Division III Mustangs athletic teams competing against the best teams in the region, there is a lot to cheer for at SU. Stevenson's athletics program continues to grow with new facilities to match. In addition to the former training center of the NFL's Baltimore Ravens, student-athletes enjoy use of a 60,000-square-foot gym, an impressive 3,500-seat stadium, a new baseball facility, and competition tennis courtsall of which opened during the past five years.

  • The Best of Both Worlds

    Stevenson's Owings Mills Campus is the center for student activity both inside and outside the classroom. It includes 13 residential buildings (all built after 2003), study lounges, the Ratcliffe Community Center, the expansive Rockland Center, the University's impressive athletic complex, and the Brown School of Business and Leadership. In 2013, campus facilities expanded with the addition of Owings Mills North, a 28-acre property that houses the School of Design and will become the future home of the newest and largest academic building, the Academic Center.

    Stevenson's original campus, the 60-acre, wooded Greenspring Campus in Stevenson, Md., is located just six miles from the Owings Mills Campus. Surrounded by horse farms and estate homes, the campus is only 12 miles from downtown Baltimore. Home to science laboratories, an art gallery, the 350-seat Inscape Theatre, and many classrooms, study spaces, and offices, the Greenspring Campus is an academic and cultural hub of the University community.

  • Affordable

    We believe that a quality education should be affordable, a belief reflected by Stevenson's ranking as the most affordable private university in Maryland. More than 90 percent of Stevenson students receive some sort of financial assistance through scholarships, work-study, grants, and loans. The University offers five levels of generous merit-based awards to select highly qualified incoming freshmen students including specific scholarships such as the Founders' Scholarship, Presidential Fellowship, and Art and Design Scholarship. Financial awards are also available on a competitive basis for transfer students. Stevenson encourages all applicants to apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • Plan Your Visit

    Stevenson University has three beautiful campuses located just outside of Baltimore in Stevenson and Owings Mills, Maryland. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors get the best of both worlds-- the history and beauty of a rural campus (the Greenspring Campus) and the convenience and liveliness of a more urban location (the Owings Mills Campus and Owings Mills North Campus). Classes are held on all campuses and the University provides a free shuttle service that runs between locations throughout the day.

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Our experienced faculty provide opportunities for intellectual growth through seven undergraduate academic-focused schools offering more than 70 majors, minors, and tracks of study.

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