Bethune-Cookman University

1,295 reviews
  1. Daytona Beach, FL
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  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-
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

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%
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
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.105 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.109 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.109 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 57 responses
Report
  • Different
    39%
  • Passionate
    19%
  • CookMan/CookWoman
    16%
  • Hood
    12%
  • Phoenomenal
    7%
  • Above
    5%
  • Bodacious
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.119 responses
Poll
73%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.137 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 72 responses
Report
  • Enter to Learn Depart to Serve
    75%
  • Great
    11%
  • Phenomenal
    10%
  • Good
    3%
  • Unorganized
    1%

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%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.84 responses

Reviews

1,295 reviews
  • Excellent
    195
  • Very Good
    367
  • Average
    557
  • Poor
    109
  • Terrible
    67
The school is literally the heartbeat of this town. The environment looks a little sketchy because of its location. The campus is very open and has alot of significant land marks. Definitely historic and nostalgic. The school could be a little less open to the public and have closer resturaunts but with friends the school is really great. The mall also sucks, especially if you are from a major city. Greek life and social events make this school the ultimate historically black college experience experience in my opinion. Get connected with the school and campus events!
  • College Senior
  • July 24 2013
There aren't enough dorms on campus. The dorms are very dirty and small. Some dorms put three people in one room, the air breaks, the rooms are full of mold and roaches, and no coed visitation beside one dorm which is the ONLY coed dorm on campus. Every dorm is different but everyone pays the same for housing which is interesting; some of the dorms have A/C's in each room while some dorms you cant control your air. Some have bathrooms, some have communal bathrooms. Some have Three to a room, some don't. Interesting that everyone has to pay the same price for housing though besides the people in the coed dorm. The social life inside the halls are ok, nobody really gathers in the lobbies that much. If they're in the dorm, they're in the room!
  • College Sophomore
  • Feb 8 2014
Rich History, Great Teachers, Very Expensive – I love the history of the &quot;Great Bethune-Cookman.&quot; It began against all odds and is a very well-known and successful school today. I have grown role model relationships with many of the wonderful teachers here. They are always eager to help with obstacles I may be having. My pocket however, got a major punch over this summer. For my Nursing program it is required to take a summer course, but financial aid is not available for students during this time. The tuition has also been raised for the next semesters to come. I just worry that I have come this far and may not be able to complete due to the expenses involved. However, if money is not so tight like it is for me, there would be absolutely no issues with this school!
  • College Junior
  • July 3 2012