Stevenson University – Owings Mills, Maryland
I didn’t know what to expect when I approached the Owings Mill Campus since it had been at least seven years since I last visited. A lot has changed. I saw gorgeous new residence halls and classroom buildings that are state-of-the-art including a working courtroom which the county uses for overflow court cases. They are known as a school that offers a liberal arts curriculum with a career focus. They call it “Career Architecture” versus vocational because there is a lot more practical experience. Most popular majors include Nursing, Deciding, Business Administration, Criminal Justice and Biology. Their Pre-Professional Studies Advising program is located 25 miles from Baltimore and provides the opportunity for internships and co-ops.
Stevenson is part of the Division 3, Middle Atlantic conference in athletics and has strong men’s lacrosse. They’ve just built a brand-new football stadium and have terrific facilities to support their athletes academically as well.
The Academic Success Center is very strong and has been run by Ms. Christine Flax for 18 years. This includes the PASS program where she oversees 100 mentors for students who need a bit of extra help academically in getting started at the university. Stevenson might be just the right place for the student who wants to get out and make a career in the world.