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Bethune-Cookman University is a private institution that was founded in 1904. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,486, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 82 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Bethune-Cookman University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 41. Its tuition and fees are $14,410 (2012-13).
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Founded by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune in 1904, Bethune-Cookman University is an historically Black, United Methodist Church-related university offering baccalaureate and master's degrees. The mission is to serve in the Christian tradition the diverse educational, social, and cultural needs of its students and to develop in them the desire and capacity for continuous intellectual and professional growth, leadership and service to others.
In addition to a long and impressive history of building servant leaders, B-CU has distinguished itself by providing a values building, faith-based culture, a vibrant social community, championship football and softball teams, the world renowned Marching Wildcats, a relevant curriculum and international educational partnerships, in addition to earning an A+ Bond rating and a $41MM endowment. At B-CU students can not only imagine a better future, but develop the skills and confidence to get there. Bethune-Cookman University is a special place that has and continues to transform lives.
The university mission is not only articulates how our graduates are defined, but the overall academic environment that will support the B-CU student. Strategic goals have been intentionally developed to focus our vision towards accomplishing the mission. Quality Recruitment and Retention, Academic Integration, and Student Centered Environment are the three strategic goals necessary to achieve academic excellence and build a legacy of "leaders" committed to leadership and service around the world.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Bethune-Cookman University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 30. The application fee at Bethune-Cookman University is $25. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 70.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||70.2%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 30|
The student-faculty ratio at Bethune-Cookman University is 17:1, and the school has 48.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Bethune-Cookman University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Psychology, General; Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; and Speech Communication and Rhetoric. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 68 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||19%|
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Bethune-Cookman University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,486, with a gender distribution of 41.5 percent male students and 58.5 percent female students. Bethune-Cookman University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Bethune-Cookman University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Bethune-Cookman University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Bethune-Cookman University, 19 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Bethune-Cookman University.
|Students who have cars on campus||19%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$14,410 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,548 (2012-13)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2012 data