Bethune-Cookman University

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Address 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Metropolitan Area Daytona Beach
Yearly Tuition In/Out-of-State $14,410
School Type Private, Nonprofit
Affiliation United Methodist Church
Year Founded 1904
U.S. News Ranking Best Historically Black Colleges, #34
School Website

Bethune-Cookman University, formerly Bethune-Cookman College, is one of three historically black colleges in Florida. It is located in Daytona Beach.


Application Deadline Rolling
Acceptance Rate 70%
Average High School GPA 2.75
Average SAT Scores Critical Reading: 360-460
Math: 360-460
Average ACT Scores 14-18
Application Fee $25
Priority Financial Aid Deadline April 1

You need a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 to be considered for admission to Bethune-Cookman University.


Number of Majors Offered 36
Most Popular Majors Business
Elementary Education
Student to Faculty Ratio 17:1
Four Year Graduation Rate 15%

Bethune-Cookman University has a reasonably good academic reputation. It is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as #52 among universities in the South and #34 among historically black colleges and universities.

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Student Body

Students Enrolled 3,594
Male to Female Ratio 39:61
Percent Out-of-State 30%
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Student Life

Bethune-Cookman University’s many athletic teams are in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and participate in NCAA Division 1-AA competition. Their arch-rivals are FAMU’s Rattlers.

There are more than 40 student-run organizations at BC-U, including a radio station.

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