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Bethune-Cookman College

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1904
Affiliation: Methodist
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 3,093
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $35,350,792
Admissions Address

640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Least Selective
Average high school GPA: 2.7
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Les Ferrier
Admissions office telephone: (800) 448-0228
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $25
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 1 N/A
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies 1 N/A
History 2 N/A
Academic electives 6 N/A
Total academic units 19 3

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.

Campus visit: Neither required nor recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: July 30
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Least Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 74%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 74%
Total applicants: 4,354
Total acceptances: 3,207
Total freshman enrollment: 909
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


Male applicants: 1,702
Male acceptances: 1,233
Male freshman enrollment: 406
Female applicants: 2,652
Female acceptances: 1,974
Female freshman enrollment: 503
Out-of-state freshmen: 33%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 6%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 22%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 54%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 61%
Average high school GPA: 2.7
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 83%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 325 - 440
Math: 307 - 433
Combined: 632 - 873


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.0% 0.0%
600-699 1.0% 1.0%
500-599 8.0% 7.0%
400-499 32.0% 28.0%
300-399 26.0% 25.0%
200-299 33.0% 39.0%


First-year students submitting ACT scores: 70%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 11 - 17
Math: 14 - 17
Composite: 14 - 17


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
24-29 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
18-23 29.0% 28.0% 23.0%
12-17 68.0% 55.0% 74.0%
6-11 2.0% 15.0% 1.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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