BCU

Bethune-Cookman University

640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard, Daytona Beach, United States
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  • Total Documents
    0
  • Class Notes
    0
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    24
  • Previously Enrolled
    112

Overview of Bethune-Cookman University (BCU)

About this school

Bethune-Cookman is a church-affiliated, historically black college. It is the product of the 1923 merger of Cookman Institute for Boys (founded in 1872) and the Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute for Girls (founded in 1904). Its 60-acre campus is located near the downtown section of Daytona Beach.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,992
    • Men:1,533 (38.4%)
    • Women:2,459 (61.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (BCU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Bethune-Cookman University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
1
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
6
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd
City, State, Zip
Daytona Beach, FL  32114-3099
Phone
(386) 481-2600
Fax
(386) 481-2010
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
June 30
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Medical history required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
54% of 11,652 applicants were admitted
Women
56% of 7,820 applicants were admitted
Men
52% of 3,832 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,313 (21%) of 6,326 admitted students enrolled
Women
832 (19%) of 4,348 admitted students enrolled
Men
481 (24%) of 1,978 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.92
375 And Above
11%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
34%
2.00 - 2.49
17%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
429 average |370-480 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
435 average |400-470 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
17 average |15-19 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
2%
• Score 18 - 23
30%
• Score 12 - 17
68%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (BCU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $14,410 (49.39668174962293%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,912 (30.549842314548197%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,450 (4.970519676402029%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,400 (15.082956259426847%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Bethune-Cookman University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001467
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,216 (99.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,178 (96.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,178 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
43 (3.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
58%
Average Award
$15,903
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,174 (99.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,622
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,092 (92.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,585
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 21 (1.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
32 (2.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,634

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,565 (98.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,443 (96.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,443 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
161 (4.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
53%
Average Award
$14,838
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,357 (97.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,272
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,149 (91.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,206
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 96 (2.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
92 (2.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,557

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
92%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$40,601
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
26.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,500

Academics & Instruction (BCU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


194

Part-Time Faculty


84

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


48%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 25% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 22% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 33% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 12% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 12% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 12% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 52% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
388,857

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
846
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Bethune-Cookman University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


67.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


12.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


30.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


37.0%

Programs & Majors (BCU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (38)


  • Accounting
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Gerontology
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Technology
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Liberal arts/general studies, Business/marketing, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Theology

    Campus Life (BCU)

    Location & Geography

    Population


    62,316

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    60 acres

    Environment


    Urban environment

    Campus Size


    Orlando

    Weather


    Temperature
    46.9 average low in January, 88 average high in September
    Rain
    115 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Airport
    3 mile(s) from campus in Daytona Beach
    Nearest Bus Station
    2 mile(s) from campus in Daytona Beach
    Nearest Train Station
    20 mile(s) from campus in Deland

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

    Students of College Housing


    66% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    34%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Not available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Not offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    NCAA Division I, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
    Mascot
    Wildcat
    School Colors
    Maroon and gold

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Bowling
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Softball
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Bowling
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Softball
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    basketball, bowling, football, racquetball, soccer, table tennis

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Bethune-Cookman University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, national council of negro women, gamma sigma sigma sorority, phenomenal woman think tank, what's next dance company, naacp

    Sororities


    13% of women participate

    Fraternities


    6% of men participate

    ROTC


    Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    3,755

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    3,992
    Women
    2,459
    Men
    1,533

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 0.1% Asian
    • 79.1% Black/African-American
    • 3.1% Hispanic/Latino
    • 2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 1.2% White
    • 13.9% Unknown

    International Students


    1.8% from 20 countries

    Average Age


    21

    Number of Graduate Students


    151

    Student Resources (BCU)

    Study resources