Bethune-Cookman University

Daytona Beach, FL

Bethune-Cookman University is one of three private historically black colleges in the state of Florida. Programs offered though the schools of Liberal Arts, Entrepreneurship and Business, Education, Health Science, Nursing, Science, Engineering and Mathematics, Performing Arts & Communication and Graduate and Professional Studies. Its campus is located in Daytona Beach.

Tuition & Fees

$14,814

$14,814

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
3%
500-599
30%
400-499
62%
300-399
5%
600-699
2%
500-599
22%
400-499
56%
300-399
20%
600-699
1%
500-599
6%
400-499
40%
300-399
46%
200-299
7%
24-29
3%
18-23
25%
12-17
58%
6-11
14%
24-29
4%
18-23
14%
12-17
82%
24-29
3%
18-23
31%
12-17
64%
6-11
2%
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,952
Declined + 1,129
Total Received 7,081
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Private (nonprofit)

2,779

undergraduate students

122

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice
  2. Business Administration
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 5061
ACT 0720

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School Facts

Bethune-Cookman University is one of three private historically black colleges in the state of Florida. Programs offered though the schools of Liberal Arts, Entrepreneurship and Business, Education, Health Science, Nursing, Science, Engineering and Mathematics, Performing Arts & Communication and Graduate and Professional Studies. Its campus is located in Daytona Beach.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,901
Established in 1904
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  ACICS (Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Daytona Beach, FL

83-acre campus in Daytona Beach (population: 68,055), 60 miles from Orlando. Served by air and bus; train serves Deland (20 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Bethune–Cookman University
640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3099

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
65%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing

Greek Life

 
7 fraternities 1% of male students
 
6 sororities 3% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
33%
Top 1/2
67%
Bottom 1/2
33%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
3%
500-599
30%
400-499
62%
300-399
5%
600-699
2%
500-599
22%
400-499
56%
300-399
20%
600-699
1%
500-599
6%
400-499
40%
300-399
46%
200-299
7%
24-29
3%
18-23
25%
12-17
58%
6-11
14%
24-29
4%
18-23
14%
12-17
82%
24-29
3%
18-23
31%
12-17
64%
6-11
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted no
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
May 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,952
Declined + 1,129
Total Received 7,081

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Billy Dajuste
Assistant Director of Admissions
P: 800 448-0228
F: 386 481-2601
admissions@cookman.edu

Financial Aid

53%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$15,089

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $13,844
Room $6,962
Board $2,500
Additional fees $970
Books & supplies $1,450
Total $25,726
Average Financial Aid - $15,089
Total with Avg. Aid $10,637
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 553-9369
F: 386 481-2621
financialaid@cookman.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Veronica Evans
Director of Financial Aid
evansv@cookman.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cross-country
football
golf
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

soccer

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, flag football, soccer, softball, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Lynn W. Thompson (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Sandra Booker (women's)
Assistant Athletic Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Wildcats
School colors
maroon and gold

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Aging Studies
Athletic Training
Biology
Biology Education
Business Administration
Business Education
Chemistry
Computer Engineering
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Counseling Psychology
Criminal Justice
Elementary Education
English
English Education
Exceptional Student Education
Finance
Health/Exercise Science
History
Hospitality Management
Information Systems Management
Integrated Environmental Science
International Studies
Liberal Studies
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Music
Music Education
Music Recording Technology
Nursing
Organizational Leadership
Physical Education
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Religion/Philosophy
Social Science Education
Sociology
Speech Communication/Theatre Arts
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice
  2. Business Administration
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science

2,901

total students

74%

in-state

26%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

96%

2,779
students

Female
63%
1,743

Male
37%
1,036

4%

122
students

Female
65%
79

Male
35%
43

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

2,708
students

Female
63%
1,701

Male
37%
1,007

3%

71
students

Female
60%
42

Male
40%
29

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
79%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

51%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.20
College GPA: 2.20
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 30
Countries most often represented Canada
Colombia
Haiti
Jamaica
Nigeria
The Bahamas
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Cory King
Vice President of Enrollment Management
386 481-2361
kingc@cookman.edu

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