About Stevenson

Ƶ was founded in 1947 as Villa Julie College. In 2008, the college adopted the name Ƶ 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.

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Facts at a Glance

  • 2,711 traditional undergraduate students
  • 796 online adult master’s and bachelor’s students
  • 42 states (including Maryland) and 18 countries are represented by our student population

* Statistics based on Fall 2023 Official First Frozen Data 

Academic Opportunities

  • 90+ majors, minors, and tracks
  • 27 online master’s and bachelor’s programs for working adults
  • New bachelor’s programs in Biomedical Engineering and Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics
  • 10 Bachelor’s to Master’s programs in areas including Forensic Accounting, Forensic Science, Healthcare Management, Digital Transformation and Innovation, and STEM Teaching 
  • Pre-Professional tracks in Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Veterinary Medicine 

Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • 99% of students receive merit-based or need-based aid
  • Merit-based scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $21,000 per year
  • Service, Leadership, Theatre, and Arts scholarships offering additional annual awards of $2,000 

Student Achievement and Career Success

  • 15:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio
  • Service, Leadership, and Honors Scholars programs
  • 87% acceptance rate into Dental, Medical, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Veterinary School
  • 100% acceptance into Law School
  • Top 20% in average annual salary earned by graduates
  • 94% of alumni are working or attending graduate or professional school within six months of graduation

Rich Campus Life & Opportunities

  • 19 Intramural and Club Sports
  • 29 NCAA Division III Athletic Teams
  • eSports Team for Competitive Online Gaming
  • 7 Band and Music Programs
  • 80+ Student Clubs and Organizations
  • 5 Greek Life Organizations


University Leadership

Stevenson’s seventh president, Elliot Hirshman, Ph.D., joined the university in July 2017 after serving as president of San Diego State University since 2011.