Stevenson University was founded in 1947 as Villa Julie College. In 2008, the college adopted the name Stevenson University to reflect its growing size, expanding mission, and breadth of academic offerings. Serving over 2,700 undergraduate students as well as nearly 900 online students, the university is committed to providing exceptional experiences, a connection to career, and a community centered on student success.
The University is an innovative, coeducational, independent institution offering undergraduate and graduate students a career-focused education marked by individualized attention, civility, and respect for difference. The University blends the liberal arts with career exploration and planning, complementing a traditional education with applied learning beyond the classroom. The University meets students where they are and supports and challenges them to become reflective and accomplished individuals committed to a lifetime of learning and contribution. Students graduate with the competence and confidence needed to address creatively the opportunities and problems facing their communities, the nation, and the world.
Stevenson University is the third-largest private university in Maryland and a national leader in career education, offering 28 career-focused undergraduate degrees, including Nursing, Criminal Justice, and Business Administration, as well as six pre-professional programs for Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy and Veterinary Medicine
The University is a national leader in NCAA Division III athletics, offering 27 sports, including men’s lacrosse, which captured the DIII national title in 2013. Stevenson also offers football, women's beach volleyball and men’s and women's ice hockey.
Stevenson is the only university in the nation to offer Career Architecture(SM), a process that helps students discover their core values and strengths, align them with their major selection and career goals, and design a strategic plan for their post-college career success. On average, 93 percent of Stevenson graduates are either working and/or attending graduate school within six months of graduation.
Since 2000, Stevenson has grown from nearly 1,700 full-time undergraduates to more than 3,200 today. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, students still receive the personal attention and mentoring that enables them to thrive both in and out of the classroom.
University facilities include a 35,000-square-foot gymnasium, a 3,500-seat stadium, residences for 2,000 students and three fitness centers. In 2016, Stevenson will open a new 200,000-square-foot Academic Center with state-of-the-art facilities for its School of the Sciences, School of Design and new School of Health Professions. For more information, visit stevenson.edu.