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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
BCU is a private, Christian university located in Daytona Beach, Florida. As a historically black college, BCU has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,755 undergraduate students. The BCU acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Criminal Justice and Corrections, and Business. Graduating 37% of students, BCU alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,600.
About Bethune-Cookman University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
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Bethune-Cookman University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
710-890
ACT Range
15-18
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$17,313/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,122/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.105 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.122 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.122 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,755Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
237
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
81%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 70 responses
Report
  • Different
    34%
  • Passionate
    21%
  • CookMan/CookWoman
    14%
  • Hood
    10%
  • Phoenomenal
    9%
  • Diverse
    6%
  • Above
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.132 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.150 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 85 responses
Report
  • Enter to Learn Depart to Serve
    74%
  • Great
    11%
  • Phenomenal
    8%
  • Good
    4%
  • Fast-paced
    1%
  • Home away from home
    1%
  • Unorganized
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
37%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.84 responses
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Bethune-Cookman University Reviews

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Bethune cook-man is an extremely incredible school. They ensure your scholastics is dependably put first regardless of what . Likewise the athletic division is wonderful we have some incredible games that will drive you to a success! In general everything is extraordinary other than educational cost which is absurdly high, which is for what reason I'm applying for this grant.
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I Love my HBCU! This school is phenomenal! Not only the professors, but faculty and staff are there for you to help you through. Especially with me being miles away from home I feel like this is my second home. The surrounding areas are pretty rough but the campus is as if I’m in my own learning world. I like that I can relate and see my dreams are possible which is why I push myself to excel. Despite my shortcomings of being a miracle baby weighing only 1 pound 10 oz and being told I will never do this and that and will not live past 3. I’m here and doing what they said wasn’t possible and for that reason I’m great full to be a student a Bethune Cookman University.
I would like to say that Bethune Cookman University provides its inhabitants with an experience unlike any other. Being started by an African American woman it holds a legacy that remains unmatched. Strong, resilient and proud Wildcats continue to roar! I will say that; although the surrounding areas are deemed undesirable the community finds B-CU to be the glue that brings everyone together. I came in as a freshman during the Summer 2017 session and I've made friends that not only can relate on a cultural level but also share the same pride and passion for achieving their goals. Thank you!