Bethune-Cookman University (Bethune-Cookman)

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Bethune-Cookman is a historically black college found in Daytona Beach, FL. Nearly three thousand students are enrolled at Bethune-Cookman University.

Most of the students accepted into Bethune-Cookman University earned an SAT score within the range of 730 - 910, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 15 - 18. We were able to estimate the Bethune-Cookman average GPA (2.64 - 2.81) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Bethune-Cookman accepts about 70 percent of those that apply per year. Of those that are accepted, roughly 21 percent continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Bethune-Cookman Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Bethune-Cookman University was reported as 66.6% in Fall 2013 with over 7,430 applications submitted to Bethune-Cookman. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • Bethune-Cookman ACT Scores: 15 - 18
  • Bethune-Cookman Average GPA: 2.64 - 2.81

How Hard Is It to Get into Bethune-Cookman University?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

When considering the average GPA and SAT/ACT scores of students accepted to Bethune-Cookman University and comparing to other schools nationwide, applicant selectivity is lower than most other schools.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Bethune-Cookman has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 69.1%
  • 2010-2011: 68.7%
  • 2011-2012: 67.0%
  • 2012-2013: 73.5%
  • 2013-2014: 66.6%
  • Projected Bethune-Cookman Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 69.0%

How Does Bethune-Cookman Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Bethune-Cookman University is twenty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Stetson University59.3%
Rollins College58.9%
Adventist University of Health Sciences13.4%
Flagler College-St Augustine49.9%
Florida Christian College41.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Bethune-Cookman (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English14 - 18
Math15 - 18
Composite Score15 - 18
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