Stevenson University Reviews
I loved going to Stevenson, it's a perfect place for those looking to branch out and live among other students on campus, but still want a small school, with smaller, more tight-knit classes. (Also it was rated Maryland's safest college campus last year!) The graphic design program (or, "visual communication design" as it's called here) was very challenging, and maintained high expectations, but was very fun and engaging. (My one complaint is that while most professors allowed us to utilize most of our in-class time, which is typically 4+ hours, to actually work on projects and get feedback, a couple professors would lecture us to death and present boring, irrelevant slideshows, that we could simply access through Blackboard instead of wasting production time.) Their job placement rate is very high, and I definitely feel as though my time there, and the skills they allowed me to build have helped my job potential tremendously. In addition, they also have great programs to help you land internships and find jobs after graduation. Their housing is also very nice. They have dorms and apartments, I lived in the latter, and they are very well maintained and have door security day and night.
Stevenson University's Visual Communication Design program was a vigorous one that prepared me for the job I have today. I learned important design skills while being able to apply those to business situations. We did not just practice design every day. We were giving real situations in which design would be used. The incorporate Marketing and Design together because almost all design jobs are set in a Marketing department. I was extremely prepared to enter a full time job in my field because of Stevenson.
I love Stevenson University. It is a quiet school with good class sizes. I always felt comfortable on both of campuses. There was a welcoming environment and you feel right at home. I loved my undergrad program there so much that I am currently doing my graduate program there too.
Great small school. Easy to interact with your professors. Plenty of support for students.
Stevenson University is family oriented. The faculty/staff are very helpful and give personal attention to each student. Classes are small and everyone knows each other. Fun activities and amazing environment.
Solid accounting program. The new department head that just took over (Summer 2015) is fantastic, easily the best professor I had while at the school, and should make it even better. Overall the school had nice facilities and does a good job of trying to give the students the collegiate experience they want to have.
College was a life experience that I felt was vital to my growing up. It helped shape me personally and professionally. While not every class was relevant, I learned to fight for myself and learned what my true passions were. I don't think I truly appreciated it at the time, I just went because that was the next step and I really didn't know what else to do with myself. College helped me to find an internship which turned into a full time job in IT. I was able to find my true passion and apply my work knowledge to college, to get a better grasp on the teachings.