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  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
    B-
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 3,584 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the BCU acceptance rate is 64%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Criminal Justice and Corrections, and Business Administration and Management. Graduating 33% of students, BCU alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,900.
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
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

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
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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
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.119 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.119 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 67 responses
Report
  • Different
    36%
  • Passionate
    21%
  • CookMan/CookWoman
    15%
  • Hood
    10%
  • Phoenomenal
    9%
  • Above
    4%
  • Diverse
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.129 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.147 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 82 responses
Report
  • Enter to Learn Depart to Serve
    76%
  • Great
    11%
  • 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 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!
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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.
As a current undergraduate student at The Great Bethune-Cookman University my experience has been wonderful. I have made relationships that will last a lifetime already. I have connected with people at college that I never would have thought I would have anything in common with. At Bethune-Cookman University it is truly a family environment. The professors are willing to help students understand the material that is being taught to them. Professors don't just want their students to come to class, receive a lecture and leave confused. Since class sizes are relatively small our professors are able to answer questions in class and clear up any confusion their may be during a lecture.