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 840 - 1010, 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 80 percent of those that apply per year. Of those that are accepted, roughly 9 percent continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Bethune-Cookman Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Bethune-Cookman University was reported as 84.1% in Fall 2020 with over 7,080 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 and comparing to other schools nationwide, applicant selectivity is lower than most other schools.

How Does Bethune-Cookman Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Bethune-Cookman University is forty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

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Stetson University72.4%
Rollins College58.3%
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Flagler College-St Augustine64.8%

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 Recommended
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Bethune-Cookman (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 520
Math400 - 490
Total Score840 - 1010
ACT®Score Range
English13 - 18
Math15 - 17
Composite Score15 - 18
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