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Bethune-Cookman University is a private institution that was founded in 1904. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,527, its setting is city, and the campus size is 82 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Bethune-Cookman University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (South), 58. Its tuition and fees are $13,990 (2011-12).
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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. The University has deep roots in the history of America and continues to provide services to the broader community through a focus on service learning and civic engagement.
Bethune-Cookman University accomplishes its mission by providing quality instruction in an intellectually stimulating environment that nurtures the mind (intellect), the heart (transformative leadership) and the hand (service learning) according to our founder's motto and the institution's seal.
|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 67.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||67.0%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 30|
The student-faculty ratio at Bethune-Cookman University is 17:1, and the school has 41.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Bethune-Cookman University include: Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other; Business Administration and Management, General; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 67.8 percent.
Bethune-Cookman University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,527, with a gender distribution of 39.9 percent male students and 60.1 percent female students. At this school, 46.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 54.0 percent of students live off campus. Bethune-Cookman University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|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, 20 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Bethune-Cookman University.
|Students who have cars on campus||20%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Bethune-Cookman University, 96.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $9,161.
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|Tuition and fees||$13,990 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$8,300 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data