Bethune-Cookman University

1,293 reviews
  1. Daytona Beach, FL
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  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
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
Bethune-Cookman University is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU, Methodist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Bethune-Cookman University Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
64%
SAT Range
710-890
ACT Range
15-18
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$16,193/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,231/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,437/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,079/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,840/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,438/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.60 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.63 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,695Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
81%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Different
    50%
  • Hood
    15%
  • CookMan/CookWoman
    10%
  • Passionate
    10%
  • Phoenomenal
    10%
  • Above
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.83 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.97 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Enter to Learn Depart to Serve
    94%
  • Phenomenal
    6%

After Bethune-Cookman University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses

Reviews

1,293 reviews
  • Excellent
    191
  • Very Good
    359
  • Average
    555
  • Poor
    109
  • Terrible
    67
It's a great college experience I must say but, some of the staff are unprofessional. Most of the staff, are willing to help you out though. Great professors, okay environment, friendly people
  • Sophomore
  • 2 days ago
My experience has been wonderful , so far meeting new people and seeing new faces. Especially meeting those in high places to get better answers on what the school is about and how to operate in the time of struggle. I really love it here at Bethune Cookman because the teachers actually care and want you to succeed in school and life as well. I love my H-BCU , everyday I go , it just gets better and better.
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago
Attending Bethune-Cookman has been a wonderful experience for me. I've grown to love every second, minute, and hour there. I've had many memorable experiences at Bethune. One in particular would be when I attended the Omega Psi Phi step show in early May. It was exhilarating to see the men step with precision and enthusiasm. I loved the animated acts and improvisations they did to entertain the masses of people. There are many things that make Bethune-Cookman University great, but for me its the togetherness that the faculty, administration and students show. Each and every individual has a genuine bond. If I was granted a do-over for college and could pick any one to attend it would still be Bethune. I love the atmosphere, teachers and education that Bethune provides. It allows its' students to get an excellent education that can aid them in the future and get careers that can service others.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago