C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  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
    B
Bethune-Cookman University is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU, Methodist
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
64%
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
$16,521/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,149/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,818/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,070/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,616/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,768/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.105 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.115 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.115 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,584Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
82%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 63 responses
Report
  • Different
    38%
  • Passionate
    21%
  • CookMan/CookWoman
    16%
  • Hood
    11%
  • Phoenomenal
    8%
  • Above
    5%
  • Bodacious
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.125 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.143 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 78 responses
Report
  • Enter to Learn Depart to Serve
    74%
  • Great
    12%
  • Phenomenal
    9%
  • Good
    4%
  • Unorganized
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
33%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.84 responses
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I just don’t like my university but adore every nick and cranny of my HBCU. Other than being an HBCU my experience at Bethune Cookman University was personal knowing my dad attended the university. The greatest asset BCU provides is the connection between everyone. We are definitely a family! From our café having an expanded menu, our love for musicality, school spirit, great hospitality from our RA’s, exceptional professors, accessible clubs and organizations, and the importance of serving others has not only made my experience remarkable but confirmed my decision on being a part of wildcat nation.
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This Institution is embedded with rich African American history. Our founder, Dr. Mary Mcledod Bethune, was a woman with great faith which applies to everything the school believes in. It is a beautiful and historic campus with a friendly staff and outstanding students. My experience here has been wonderful!
Here at Bethune-Cookman University, I like the school a lot so far. My class schedule is pretty good, no complaints. The food here is really good to me, the staff And faulty are really nice and helpful. However, it's not always a party scene here. Some days are more duller then others. The admissions and financial aid office is very disorganized and slow. So far overall out of 10, I give Bethune Cookman University an 8!