Stevenson University Reviews

  • 10 Reviews
  • Stevenson (MD)
  • Annual Tuition: $38,738
100% of 10 students said this degree improved their career prospects
80% of 10 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 7/23/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"I do not recommend anyone go to this school. I am a student there currently and I wish I had never applied. During the COVID-19 Pandemic they showed little care for students’ safety. They did this by forcing the students to come back to campus like nothing was happening. They completely disregarded all the information and data that showed how the virus is at risk of another outbreak. Stevenson University did not make any classes mandatory online classes. Instead, they simply did the most basic preparations. One basic, and arguably useless, thing they did was making students sign a pledge that says students will practice social distancing (EX: staying 6 ft apart, no guest in dorms, not traveling off campus, etc). No matter how many people sign this pledge there will still be students who disregard all safety precautions, especially when there is not authority figure there to enforce it. Another basic rule they put in place is that students should check themselves for any symptoms of COVID. While checking for symptoms does help combat the virus, the president and vice president of Stevenson University seemed to forget people can have COVID and not show any symptoms. What horrified me the most about Stevenson University’s decision to go back to in-person learning is that the heads of the school know people are going to get the virus. The school has set aside dorms for students who get sick, or worse. In addition, the school made it very clear that no matter how many students get the virus, online learning will not be mandatory. Stevenson University has morgue set aside for sick students, but online learning for everyone is completely out of the question. The vice president also said that students will not be notified when any person on campus test positive for COVID because of privacy (no one needs to know who the person is in order to be notified them having the virus, but I guess that was overlooked). The only reason a person would be notified is if they had been in close contact with the person who tested positive. The president of the school said the reasoning behind making students have in-person learning is because some students did not like the online learning. What the president did not acknowledge is that some students DID like the online learning, so if the foolish excuse of “well some people didn’t like that” is going to be used, the logical thing to do would be to have both online and in-person classes. The president also did not acknowledge that it is better to be uncomfortable than infected with a deadly virus. It should also be noted that very little classes have been reduced in terms of how many students are enrolled in the classes. It’s hard to social distance when there are 25 other people in a small room. I have had countless nights of panic attacks due to my fear of getting COVID, giving it to other people, or my life ending because my school did not care enough about students’ well-being."
  • Reviewed: 1/7/2020
  • Degree: Psychology
"I personally loved this program. It does not have concentrations, but I appreciated the approach this program took to encourage students to experience every subdiscipline of psychology before making a decision about which area they like the most for a career. The professors and faculty are very caring and helpful. This program has a career planning sequence that I found incredibly helpful. I have no other friends who have experience with career planning courses and they all wish that they had. This program really taught me a lot about the field, research, applying for jobs and graduate school, and much more. I transferred here after receiving an associates degree and I honestly wish that I could go back in time and go here for all 4 years! This program gives you so much knowledge and unique experiences (research, conferences, internships, etc.)."
  • Reviewed: 9/20/2019
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"I disliked everything about the school. You don’t get any disability rights and the administration is extremely disorganized. They lost my financial aid appeals and by the time it could have been resolved, it was too late for registration. The departments are also extremely hectic to deal with especially if they are in the school of arts or design. There is an extreme lack of safety in the university. I don’t trust myself walking at night and there have been multiple incidences of animals and homeless people walking into dorms with ease. The campus culture is extremely cliquey and the clubs/organizations as well as the office of career services fail to provide real learning and career opportunities for students. The experience is equally poor for residents and commuters. If you are thinking of applying, I strongly advise against it especially if you’re career driven. I transferred out to a community college and I’m at my happiest and I’m also learning much more than I ever did at the university. I plan on transferring to an actual good university such as UMBC or UMD."
  • Reviewed: 4/11/2017
  • Degree: Graphic Design
"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."
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2017
  • Degree: Visual Communications
"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."
  • Reviewed: 10/27/2016
  • Degree: Information Technology
"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."
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"Great small school. Easy to interact with your professors. Plenty of support for students."
  • Reviewed: 11/3/2015
  • Degree: Communications
"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."
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"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."
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2015
  • Degree: Information Technology
"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."