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  • 07/12/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 out of 43 people found this review useful. 1 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are some one who love to talk and be around people then Cookman is the place for you! I must say that Bethune has a great social life that i myself didn't think i would really take part in. I am usually quiet and keep to my self around people i don't know but when i got to Cookman, all of that changed. You will be able to find your true self when you go off to college and you will be surprised at the type of person you really are.

    Tips for prospective students

    SAVE SOME MONEY!!!!!!! Be your self! Be confident! Keep your head up! And do not be a follower!!!!

    Bang for the buck

    It wouldn't hurt to lower the cost of education just a little bit. Every school has its flaws but I can honestly say that the cost to attend Cookman doesn't make up for its worn out dorms, its nasty same day food, and its door to door parking lots. So many people have the potential to go to Bethune Cookman but they don't have the money for it. That's why I'm on Cappex. I need to get some help for paying my tuition. If i don't receive any help for the up coming school year, i will be stuck at home at a community college, which there is nothing wrong with that but i will truly be hurt to not return to Cookman. At Cookman, i feel like you are only paying for your education and nothing else. The education that you receive is worth $20,000 (give or take) but every thing else.......no comment!

    Am enjoying being here

    Going to Bethune Cookman has given me the opportunity to experience things that I would not have experienced at home. The college life at Cookman is laid back and simple. Mostly every one is friendly and there are people from all over the united states to meet and learn about their home town. I have made many friends and tons of associates. I wouldn't trade going to college for any thing.

    Am learning a lot

    My major is Elementary Education and thus far i have been enjoying every little minute of it. I have learn a lot about my major and i can not wait to return to Bethune Cookman to learn even more. Cookman has so many Majors that stand out but to me the Education Department is where to be!

  • 08/06/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 out of 17 people found this review useful. 2 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who have a good academic background and want to further there education the right way I suggests that you consider Bethune Cookman University. This University will make sure that your next step into the world no matter the career will be the right one.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bethune Cookman University is a school that can be sort of easy to get distracted from your school work especially if you are a freshman. So the best thing you can do is come in and focus on your books. Its alright to have fun just make sure that you are get your school work done first because it is hard to bounce back once you fall off in your books.

    Bang for the buck

    Bethune Cookman University is a little bit expensive being that it is a private institution. This is what causes a lot of student to change their minds about attending, but there are many scholarships and grants available to help you pay for school here at Bethune Cookman. You just have to apply for them. Yeah I admit when I saw the price of tuition I almost fainted too but advisers at Bethune helped me find solutions to help me pay for the expenses of college and after I got help I realized that it wasn't too bad.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am really enjoying my experience there. The campus life is awesome. The students interact well with each other and there is always something going on if you ever get bored or need something to do. There are also lots of Greek organizations that you can join to keep you occupied. the one thing that I can say is great about the campus is that it is right down the street from the beach which is something that lots of student enjoy a lot. If you enjoy learning and having fun at the same time Bethune Cookman University is the school for you.

    Am learning a lot

    Bethune Cookman is a great institution. i have learned a lot in my previous year there. The university is filled with professors and advisor who want to see you succeed. There are many resources available for students if they need help with anything rather it academic or financial. The campus size isn't too big so finding the help isn't a huge issue, everything that you need seems like a few feet away.

  • 12/19/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    15 out of 15 people found this review useful. 3 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Boarder line high school college ready, easy going, and/ or homesick kids. Bethune is located in the most central point of Florida make most trips a mere 2 1/2 hour drive, compared to some of the day long drives or few hour yet couple hundred dollar flights. Fill out as many SCHALARSHIPS or GRANTS as you can thus helping out greatly towards your up coming financial cituations at Bethune-Cookman University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to do Heavy work loads, and ready your mind for easy distractions. This is what makes or breaks you and turns the young playful children of today into the mature young adults of tomorrow.

    Bang for the buck

    If your a penny pincher, Bethune Cookman is not the place for you, at all. I believe the reason to it being a private school makes Bethune-Cookman $12,000+ not including your everyday personal commmitments, necessities, or wants per semester. Multipliying that by two EASILY towers over the $24, 000 dollar mark for tuition. Thankfully, my financial aid covers atleast 95% of that which leaves me to cover about 2000 dollars on a payment plan per full school year which is a little, but still a lot paying out the pocket especially with a SINGLE mother still at home taking care of another child. Unfortunately, this is not the case for everyone attending The Great Bethune Cookman, I've already lost many easily met, close friends due to financial cituations, whos aid didn't cover as much as mine or any at all.

    Am enjoying being here

    Without the thought of classes I DO enjoy my time at Bethune, not only because its in Daytona Beach but because of the young friendly population there. The school also holds a great, interesting history behind it beginning with how it was built going all the way to why and how it was thought up to even become a school. There are also a variety of people there that come from different parts of America AND the world. For example I myself am from Canada, no one hates the fact that I am or bullies or condemns me for being so, in fact it has made a quite easy yet catchy nickname for me, Canada. Bethune-Cookman is also smack dab in the middle of most conveniences a gas station / corner store walking distance from the school no more than a quarter mile, across the street from that is a 24/7 Checkers fast food restaurant, on campus ATMs, The mall and McDonalds, Little Caesars, and other stores such as Wal-Mart or Burlington's a mile drive (5 minutes). Teen Clubs the Beach and movie Theaters are also in a 1 1/2 mile radius of the school which makes weekends always alive and going this includes transportation to ALL of the places listed for 6$ or less and Free on the weekends.

    Am learning a lot

    As a current student who has been here for at least a semester now and currently on winter break, I can personally say that Bethune has its ups and downs where actually learning something is involved. They have from what they tell us (The Students) is new called, the C.A.R.E.S program. This personally in my eyes holds one back because they involve taking a semester of beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes of reading writing and math. From which ever level you begin at is where you must start your college academics until all levels have been completed, thus entering you finally into the college level courses. This C.A.R.E.S program is applied to the students who Aren't Ready for College level courses. The only way as a matter of fact to drop these classes is to Drop the classes, or Test out through what are called Compass Tests at the end of a Semester, regardless if you pass the Final exam with flying colors, the compass wields the fate of every student with held in the program. If a student would have to repeat a class this would further slow down their process towards taking a Class more towards the involvement of their major. To which is why I believe C.AR.E.S to be a set back to some or most undergraduate Students. Besides that being a major factor in the learning curricula, you do learn at least SOMETHING of what is to be learnt or what you should have learned before entering The Great, Bethune Cookman.

  • 06/03/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    12 out of 15 people found this review useful. 4 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Will learn a lot

    I feel like if I go to Bethune-cookman university I would learn so much and the major I want to attend is criminal justice...

  • 09/05/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 12 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 5 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    save money.. make lots of friends

    Bang for the buck

    i think tuition is way to much for an hbcu. some of the buildings like old and the dorm rooms. also the cafe food has some good and bad days. i think that since tuition is 20,608 that it should include books.

    Am enjoying being here

    not really. there's nothing to do on the weekends

  • 06/18/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    6 out of 8 people found this review useful. 6 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Will learn a lot

    I FEEL THAT IT'S A PERFECT ACADEMIC SETTING FOR ME AND IT'S SCHOOL OF BUSINESS SEEM TO TO BE THE STATE OF THE ART. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO MY MATRICULATION THERE.

  • 04/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 7 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, urban and definetly someone who loves to have fun and be themselves.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be aware that peer pressure is at its peak in college, be wary of the people you choose to be around and always remember whether you succeed at bethune cookman or any university its all about how you apply yourself. Take responsibility for your school work and the choices you make.

    Bang for the buck

    I have to say that bethune cookman is pretty expensive; however i believe its not worth it. The food isnt all that great and the dorms are small, not all but the majority of the dormitory halls are broken down and in bad condition. I myself don't see why the school is so expensive but hey, its college.

    Am enjoying being here

    Being here isnt too bad, i honestly believe college is what you make it; and that goes for any school that you plan to attend. Its all pretty much the same.

    Am learning a lot

    As far as the learning aspect of bethune cookman, I have endured a great deal of useful information while attending this school.

  • 01/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 8 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus security is very good. they walk and ride around campus to ensure safety and well-being for every individual on campus.

    Greek Life

    greek life is amazing on campus. many of them show the value and meaning of brother and sisterhood. the performances they give are very enticing and entertaining, especially the stepping and tricks they do.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many clubs and activities on campus that are within a person's major. but, outside of an individual major there are clubs that are accpeting to religion, nationality, and other things, as well as activities.

    Bang for the buck

    there are many restaurants and stores around that are inexpensive. for example, checkers, burger king, popeyes, and my favorite bethune grill which is a place that has very good chicken dipped in their special sauce.

    What to do for fun

    being on campus is fun itself, but aside that bethune-cookman have activities to engage the students in a healthy well-being such as zumba, social workshops, and holiday events that.

    Food and Dining

    the food and dining on bethune-cookman university is very good. they have different types of food everyday that is prepared by gourmet chefs, there are different vendors as well. lastly, there are also activities they do in the cafeteria to entertain the students on special days or occasions.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life upon bethune-cookman university is wonderful, there are many dorms on campus based on gpa. but, each and every ra is welcoming as well as the dorm manager. they provide comfort and activities within each dorm that is very accepted by the students here.

    Academic Rigor

    academically, bethune-cookman is very well trained with top professors that will make sure you earn what you deserve even if you are struggling; there would be other options in maintaining a high gpa.

    Tips for prospective students

    applying to bethune-cookman would make them a step closer to their goals, dreams, and aspirations. being accepted into this university will allows those goals to be achieved.

    In three sentences

    bethune-cookman is an institution that is highly recommended for students that are wanting a second chance. if an individual has a low gpa, bethune-cookman university is a place that will still accept students, just so they have a chance at higher education. lastly, the faculty, staff, and teachers of bethune-cookman are very great, respectable, and helpful to those who need it the most.

  • 12/23/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 9 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    I would like for it to be lower but overall good education for the amount being payed.

    Will enjoy being here

    It has a nice view of the ocean and is in a great location.

    Will learn a lot

    I learned a great deal in the field I am in and the teachers are very helpful.

  • 01/14/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 6 people found this review useful. 10 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    this school is a little expensive and sometimes it will feel like your wasting your money. but it will pay off in the end.

    Am enjoying being here

    it has it's slow days but if you get involved in the campus wide activities or organizations than you will always have plenty to do.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers actually take the time to make sure that you understand the material. They work with you every step of the way. and most of them make it impossible to fail.

  • 02/24/2010

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 11 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    If your trying to decide on a college make sure they have the course you want to major in.

    Will learn a lot

    Bethune will have great professors to teach and explain clearly enough so I can understand what it is exactly they are trying to exp.lain

  • 10/27/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 12 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Bethune is great for all types of students. Being a HBCU I assumed there would only be African American students here. I have met canadians, caucasians, british and people from all walks of life while at Bethune. The faculty and student body is very diverse. I'm sure that all students would love it.

    Tips for prospective students

    For those who are looking to attend Bethune Cookman University I have to say if you have your agenda for life made you'll be ok. There is lots to do here and there is plenty of time for parties and extra curriculars once the school work is done. Just remain focused, freshmen get distracted easily.

    Bang for the buck

    No one wants to pay for college, but compared to what some of my friends are paying for college, I am truly getting my monies worth. Besides you can't put a price on education. I have looked at other colleges, but have always been accustomed to a small school settings, I'm not certain that I'd get the level of education that I'm receiving at another university no matter the price.

    Am enjoying being here

    From the time of my campus visit, until I moved in the dorm everyone has truly made me feel at home. Everyone is so friendly and are very helpful too. I had no problem finding my way around and everything I desire is within walking distance. I hope you like exercise, there is a lot a of walking and you get to see more of the beautiful campus. I never realized the history lesson the campus offers, I have learned things about Black History that I never received when I was in school.

    Am learning a lot

    I am truly learning a lot a Bethune Cookman University. Although it only my first year I have truly enjoyed the history about the school itself. In addition the teachers are truly there for you, they want you to succeed, with that kind of support it is impossible to fail. For every course there are tutors for those who struggle with a subject. There truly is no reason to fail if the focus is there. I am a Nursing major and am ready to get started with the state of the art nursing program they have.

  • 01/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 13 of 129

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    special activities on the quad.

    Food and Dining

    breakfast is good. lunch is good. dinner is not good most of the time.

    Dorm Life

    dorms are small rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    good classes for students to sign up for.

    In three sentences

    food not that good people are helpful good class choices

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 14 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are plenty of security guards that are serious about protecting the lives of the students.

    Greek Life

    I'm not a part of a fraternity however the greeks here at BCU practice Greek unity and are a part of the livliness of the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    The are hundreds, yes HUNDREDS of activities to get involved with on campus. From the amazing band the Marching Wildcats , Dance teams, Writing Clubs, Mentoring programs and even Christian clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for those who like small classroms (no more than 30 unless lecture hall for intended majors) Interactive Individuals Religius Based (Christian) Baptist or Methodist

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our founders grave and old house is located on the campus. This may be creepy to some, however when she founded the school she started it within her own home.

    Bang for the buck

    Great Education. Great Homecoming Events that are included Medical Discrepencies included

    What to do for fun

    Band Dance Teams Greek Life Events Event and More Events Sports Events Concerts Clubs nearby

    Food and Dining

    The Cafe isn't as appetizing when you're coming from home. Especially out of state but it varies. Sometimes the food can be extremely well.

    Dorm Life

    Nice dorms Boys dorms are scarce 1 Co-ed honors dorm Plenty of girl dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Not too Difficult Stay focused and on track and you should be fine

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips to you are to stay focused and

    In three sentences

    Bethune Cookman University is an institution like no other. From the small class rooms that provide more teacher student interaction, to the plethora of activites that take place, it is definitely extraordinary. After I graduate from this university, I will make it my duty to give back to minorities like myself that are striving for excellence and following the Wildcat Legacy.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 15 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There's always security patrolling the campus for our safety. Twenty hours of the day and night.

    Greek Life

    The greeks swarm the campus daily and put on shows weekly in the cafeteria during lunch hours.

    Clubs and Activities

    There seems to be all sorts of clubs and activities always going on all year round. Whatever you're interested in I'm sure there's a club that comes close to your interest.

    Great for these types of students

    Energetic and active students will enjoy the campus life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It's a big field right beside a male dorm that many activites take place on. Track and field practice, cheerleading practice and try outs, band practice, flag football, rugby, and racing.

    Bang for the buck

    Our band is phenomenal, whenever they're practicing it's always a big crowd of people just watching as if it was an actual performance.

    What to do for fun

    Most students go to the beach that is nearby or play basketball that's walking distance from the campus. Sitting outside enjoying the scenery is nice also.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria severs a very balanced diet. Not a lot of greasy food but instead a great deal of rice and other healthy food daily.

    Dorm Life

    A cleaning company comes everyday to clean the halls and bathrooms. Very well kept dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are pretty good. I find each course to be well organized and challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply yourself in class from the very first day, the professors are very challenging and grade accordingly.

    In three sentences

    Soon as you step on campus and see the buildings you'll fall in love. The grass is well taken care of, very green and healthy looking. Smiling faces and friend people just waiting to greet each other.

  • 05/18/2010

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 16 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    make as much friends as you can so they can help you around.

    Tips for prospective students

    study study study that's the key to success in college

    Will enjoy being here

    Its a a great campus lots of activity and i plan to enjoy myself when i attend there.

    Will learn a lot

    I have not attend Bethune-Cookman University yet, however just by visiting the campus i learn a lot about its history and the beautiful campus

  • 02/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 17 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very secure. bethune-cookmans security force takes pride in protecting the safety of the students.

    Greek Life

    all type of greek life throughout the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    various types of clubs and activities

    Great for these types of students

    outgoing, introverted, extroverted, it doesn't matter there is a place here for everyone!

    Bang for the buck

    all in all if your looking for a college thats not too big and close knit, then bethune-cookman is for you. we strive for excellence and hard work. this institution is here to prepare you for the real world. our founder mary mcleod bethune had a vision for students to maintain pride and diligence. we have thus far held up her dream and we continue to fulfill it by any means necessary.

    What to do for fun

    bcu is always hosting something! there is fun on the quad and various activities thrown by sga and many different organizations on campus.

    Food and Dining

    not too good. it has its days when it's good, but majority of the days are decent nothing to brag over.

    Dorm Life

    it could be better. the buildings are old and you can tell. some major updates need to be taken into consideration. after all, this is home to 2,000+ students atleast 9 months out the year.

    Academic Rigor

    excellence. that is what you will expect when you come to the great bethune-cookman university. here, the motto is, enter to learn, depart to serve. only leaders are made here!

    Tips for prospective students

    i advise prospective students to work hard. hard work pays off, and it will be well worth it in the end. always keep your academics first. its easy to get distracted and off track, but keep your priorities in tact.

    In three sentences

    bethune-cookman university excels academically. they take pride in their students and emphasize leadership. bethune-cookman university is dedicated to educating the young people of today.

  • 04/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 18 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Like every school things happen every now and then but nothing happens on the campus of Bethune-Cookman University which will stray you away from this great institution.

    Greek Life

    This is school which offers 16 Greek Life and service organizations. Easy to find one that you would like.

    Clubs and Activities

    This is a school which hold over 70 clubs and organizations. Some may be of service and others may be for social. Looking to get involved in the co-curriculum? This is a place to for you.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who are willing to learn something new regarding cultures, first generation college students, and students who are willing to get involved.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the best traditions on campus would be homecoming week and we have a residential hall step show where all the residents hall compete against each other and the being involved with band at football games here will never disappoint you.

    Bang for the buck

    For this to be a small college institutions, the bang for the buck is amazing. There tends to be something for everyone on this campus.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do for fun, whether it is watching the band practice with fellow peers are attending one of the quad socials, there is normally something to do everyday. Considering that the beach is a five minute drive from the school, no you should ever be bored.

    Food and Dining

    Dining is descent, besides the hours of operation, every thing is okay.

    Dorm Life

    Residential life is not the best here but there has been improvements to them every year that I have been attending this institution.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as a student tends not to procrastinate, this school would be perfect for them academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be willing to be active, this is a school which promotes it's organizations and social club.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Bethune-Cookman University a 9.5 out of 10. This is a small school which promotes a strong family setting. One of the best HBCU's for anyone to attend.

  • 04/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for anybody.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for as many scholarships as you can because you are going to need them. Stay focused because it's easy for you to get distracted.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is a private college and very expensive.

    Am enjoying being here

    Yes, there are always activities here for you. You meet a lot of new people and become close with a lot people.

    Am learning a lot

    Yes, the teachers take time to ask questions and give you a chance to ask quetions if you need to. They are willing to work with you one on one to make sure you understand everything you need to understand. They also allow you to contact them on their cellular devices.

  • 06/07/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 20 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Interactive, want to get to know people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you research and make sure it fits you. take visits.

  • 01/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    The tips I would give upcoming students who would want to attend Bethune Cookman is that coming here is work but it's so easily to get distracted so stay focus on your work and the actions you do because someone is always watching.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being at Cookman because of the environment that I'm surrounded by and the people. Being at Cookman would really reveal who you are and what you want in life. As I can say with do I enjoy it alot no because Cookman is so much money for no reason. The dorms are dirty and the food is disgusting. Why pay 21,000 for something that's not even worth it. The only reason I stay at Cookman is because of the people, the comunity, and they won't transfer any grades.

    Am learning a lot

    At the Great Bethune Cookman University I have learned throughout my year and a half there about my black history. The teachers from what I have learned is a little complicated but as you adjust things would get much better with you and your teachers and grades. The question is am I learning a lot at Bethune. In my opinion no because teachers doesn't focus on a topic and stick to what the assignment or task is or what needs to be done.

  • 01/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very little if any violence reported on campus.

    Greek Life

    BCU is very into greek life. there are plenty of opportunities for qualified students to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    a variety of clubs for different interest; pre-med society, christian clubs, video game club, etc.

    What to do for fun

    BCU provides a variety of student activities as well as transporation to those activities. Off campus there are clubs, the beach, malls and other popular hang out places.

    Food and Dining

    the school does have a cafeteria on the campus which is free for student that request a meal plan. there is also a seperate facility where you can purchase a meal, and fast food restaurants near by within walking distance. there ae also a variety of places that will deliver to the campus.

    Dorm Life

    dorms are small, but not too cramped. visit before you enroll so you know what your getting into.

    Academic Rigor

    professos are very profession. they will prompt you to do your best, but are also very understandign to different situations. tutoring is available on the campus for most classes and the professor typically have a very liberal open door policy if additional help is needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    visit prior to enrollment; inspect the dorms, ans if possible try the lunch facilities. If you know a current student try to speak with them or attend a class with them to get a better feel of daily life as a BCU student. make sure all financial obligations are handled prior to registration because these things can hold you back and be a headache.

    In three sentences

    average sized campus with a variety of students. Very active with the greek organizations. offers a variety of majors.

  • 01/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 23 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus security can be found almost anywhere on campus at any time. If anything happens that may be of threat to students, an message is sent out to each students school email.

    Greek Life

    The greek life is serious.! There isn't one event that goes down where you won't see sorority or fraternity members doing their stroll across the floor.

    Great for these types of students

    Family oriented Party lovers Social students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bethune Grill is a great place to get delicious food for reasonable prices

    Bang for the buck

    Pretty expensive

    What to do for fun

    There are sororities & fraternities and there are parties almost every weekend.. There is also Wildcat Wednesday at a nearby club for the BCU college students. Transportation is free

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty places to eat near the campus and you don't have to worry about paying much money.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is really fun. RA's are very nice and they'll help you with your problems in any way possible.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a lot of work but if you stay focused and manage your time, you'll do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you apply for financial aid.!!

    In three sentences

    Huge band. Great football season. Parties.

  • 01/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 24 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus is pretty safe, nothing bad really ever happens here. as i stated before it's a really quiet peacefull environment, and besides everyone is typically friendly here.

    Greek Life

    there are multiple greek organizations on campus. they have a strict no-hazing policy to abide by, so that will not be much of a problem. if you are someone who is definitely outgoing and personable, then i would consider joining a fraternity or a sorority

    Bang for the buck

    things are pretty cheap here in daytona, so being on a budget will not be a problem. plus, everything is in close range of the campus.

    What to do for fun

    they are mutiple student organization on campus that holds events during the semester, primarily for freshman enjoyment. there is also the beach that is close by and a board walk with rides. there are also a few theme parks around along with the daytona nascar center. restaurants, movies, shopping, clubs, are all at your service.

    Food and Dining

    food here is not the best i must say. the best meals of the day would be breakfast and lunch; dinner has it moments. if your not a morning person like me, then you definitely want to try and catch lunch, or if you do not like the gourmet services that they provide you can always buy food from restaurants or the grocery store and store it inside your room.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is ok, it can be tricky at times depending on the type of dorm you stay in. the best dorm would be the newly renovated dorms which will cost a little more than the regulars ones but it will be worth it. some dorms have community bathroom while others have a suite bathroom which simply means four persons to one bathroom. the rooms are pretty decents but they are not that big, so keep that in mind.

    Academic Rigor

    professor can be really strict and adamant about student involvement in their academic work. classes can be really demanding at times, such as buying the right materials for the course, homework, labs, and depending on the professor you have outside involvement such as community services and other required forums; but as long as you try your best it will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    a really important tip would be, focus on your school work. always try and get your assignments done on time and handed in early, because it is so easy to slack off and be procrastinator. at bethune-cookman they are strict enforcer of students academic progression.

    In three sentences

    if you are looking for a school with diversity and charisma, then this is definitely the school for you. the students and staff are extremely respectful and welcoming. it’s as if you’re away from home, but you are still at home, with such a cool laid back atmosphere you’re bound to fit right in.

  • 02/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 25 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    i wish the greeks did more on campus but as whole they are very friendly.

    Clubs and Activities

    always have fun and meet new people doing events with your club.

    What to do for fun

    the beach is walking distance and you always have local clubs that promote parties for college students and there are plenty student activities on campus.

    Food and Dining

    everyday they serve baked fish and you always have to season your food and the cafe hours suck.

    Dorm Life

    its not perfect but it caters to your needs. the residential life is very helpful and always there to assist you in any way possible.

    Academic Rigor

    i'm a nursing major and the courses that i take such as biology are really challenging. its all about reading and self discipline.

    Tips for prospective students

    1) go to class 2) take classes according to you major 3) get involved with student activities 4) study 5)have fun

    In three sentences

    i give this school as a whole a 7 because the education is great but the room and board cost too much. great school of business and nursing program.

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    safety is a big deal here on the b-cu campus. there happens to be many security guards here and video cameras.

    Greek Life

    the greek life is good, although i've seen better.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many clubs to join here on campus and there is an opportunity for you to create your own club if you would like.

    Great for these types of students

    outgoing, fun, and adventurous.

    Bang for the buck

    i find that i don't have to spend much money to entertain myself here in daytona.

    What to do for fun

    b-cu is near the beach, so you may always go to the beach to enjoy some fun in the sun. because we are near the beach, the beach side area offers many opportunities to find fun and interesting things to do such as places to eat as well as shop.

    Food and Dining

    i am not a picky eater therefore i enjoy pretty much every meal the cafeteria offers, however breakfast is the best meal of the day.

    Dorm Life

    i truly enjoy my dorm. it is of a nice size and i only have 1 roommate, whom i get along with very well.

    Academic Rigor

    the courses have a tendency to be challenging however you will have plenty of chances to find tutors as well as get help with whatever work you are struggling with.

    Tips for prospective students

    this school has an amazing program for students looking to major in criminal justice, business, mass communications, political science, and nursing.

    In three sentences

    b-cu is a fun entergetic campus. people from all walks of life attend school here, which gives others a chance to meet different people. at b-cu you will have a chance to prosper while enjoying yourself.

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 129

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there is a lot to do for fun at bcu. we have a great student government association that makes sure that there is always fun surrounding the campus when things seem to be getting stressful with classes. being in datyona beach, fl is also a fun experience. there is the beach and and different shopping facilities to go to.

    Food and Dining

    the food is not good at all. i think that the amout of money that is paid for dining is wasted.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms at bcu aren't all that great. the residence life could be a whole lot better.

    Academic Rigor

    academically bcu is a great school, an overall great learning environment with helpful sources everywhere on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    there isn't much that i would tell prospective students besides stay focused. it is very easy to get off task at bcu because it is a small school and the environment isn't all that great.

    In three sentences

    bethune- cookman university is a great school. the staff and faculty is very loving and helpful, at bcu everyone is like one big happy family. enter to learn, depart to serve.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there's many securities on campus and they never sleep. you are surely safe on campus. gates around the dorms gets closed after a certain time and are watched so no unwanted visitors will make there way to campus after hours.

    Greek Life

    the wonderful greek life and the life everyone takes part of, they dont only step but help the communtiy and fellow students on campus. it's the life that you want to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    student goverement the divine nine (sororities and fraternities) club creole/jamaica women's rights faces modeling troupe epicurean modeling troupe dance crews and plenty more brother's rights

    Great for these types of students

    great for students who are ready to enter to learn and depart to serve. in which that's the motto. people is looking fr and education in a culture and family oriented university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    bethune grill, that's spot to get the best chicken wings in town. it's two minutes from the campus perfect walking distance. during homecoming week alumni's return and have a cookout on the quad. each dorm forms a step team and battle one another and the best one gets the bragging rights for the year.

    Bang for the buck

    you will have the time of your life as well as obtaining an amazing education at bethune-cookman university.

    What to do for fun

    bethune-cookman is in daytona beach, about five minutes away from the beach. spring break in daytona is the place to be. not only that but there is also a board walk filled with rides, food, and events. across from that there's a water park n arcade, and go-kart station. you should never be bored, and these are only a few. more than likely bethune-cookman will have plenty for you to do anyways, like pep-rally, step shows, games, or even homework.

    Food and Dining

    the cafe is open for five meals on week days and three on weekends. there's up to six meals that you can choose. those who live on campus gets free meals through the day. of course its not like home cooked meals. it's still a tummy filling healthy meal served fresh everyday.

    Dorm Life

    i wouldn't even know where to start. the dorm life is an experience in which you cant miss out. it's one of the main points to the college life experience. staying on campus makes it easier to get to classes. you have r.a's which are always there to help, all you have to do is just ask. there's also events held in the dorms such as game night,movie night etc. although there is absolutely no boys allowed into rooms, this rule help young girls stay out of trouble; and the parents favorite rule.

    Academic Rigor

    bethune-cookman offers outstanding career oppertunities. there are many staff members and professors that always look for the students better outcome. not only that but class room are small about 15 students in a class. this making it easy to get a hold of your professor. don't forget it's also a private institution. at the end of the day its the students job to do there part just as the university does it's part.

    Tips for prospective students

    you most likly look for a school to attend for up to four years,why not choose one you'll enjoy year round. bethune-cookman is a great choice. always keep in mind it's not only about sororities and fraternities. your grades and grade point average is extremely important. many may think the college experience has to do with parties,and pep-rally. it's mainly about meeting new people and being involved in a new environment.

    In three sentences

    an experience like no other. it's amazing atmosphere and very culture orientated. highly recommended for all students wanting to attend college.

  • 05/02/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 person found it offensive. 29 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    3 people got shot in my 1 semester there.... is this normal'??? no

    Greek Life

    only decent thing there

    Bang for the buck

    WORST FOR 21,000 I CAN DO ALOOTTT BETTER!

    What to do for fun

    JOIN A CLUB

    Food and Dining

    WORST THAN THE DORMS ENJOY YOUR CAT FOOD

    Dorm Life

    HORRIBLE

    Academic Rigor

    EASY

    Tips for prospective students

    DONT GO

    In three sentences

    WORST SCHOOL EVER, the only people that like this school are people that either A) dont get out much b) came from nothing c) are on the band. nothing is good about this school. You might have a class in an abandoned church! This school is the PITS

  • 05/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    could be better than it is

    Clubs and Activities

    Football player

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the founder of my school built it off of $1.50 and faith hoping that someone or somebody would give her a break so that she could young kids be successful like she was without having to struggle

    Bang for the buck

    I'm a 24year college student that tried out for sports teams in college but have no scholarship and haven't been offered or giving scholarship of any kind I think I've filled out ever one I can think of though so if I can get this one I will be greatly appreciated.

    What to do for fun

    I like to go play basketball in our gym

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't go to college without think your not going to be able to not go to class an expect to pass

    In three sentences

    I think Bethune-Cookman is a great place to go if you want to know about history. I choose to come to Bethune-Cookman because it's always been a dream and it's my family school so it grew on me. Some people at Bethune-Cookman come to Daytona Beach mainly because they always hear about the beach and how it's a great place to stay after graduated well I agree totally with that reason.

  • 05/04/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    they have the most impressive security Ive seen

    Great for these types of students

    if you love music, a safe environment and love the state of Florida

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    some buildings or over a 100 years old and ms.Bethune is buried on the campus

    Bang for the buck

    Bethune is a private school but tuition is fair

    What to do for fun

    there is the beach or the mall and Daytona is not that far from Orlando

    Food and Dining

    there are a lot of great restaurant's in the area

    Dorm Life

    there are no co-ed dorms they are usually two to a room or four. there community showers and curfew is at midnight and at two on weekends

    Academic Rigor

    the standards to get in you must have a 2.5 GPA. a act score of 18 and 2 years of a foreign language is not required

    Tips for prospective students

    you want to apply as soon as possible,go to the open house. also you want to meet the teachers as soon as you can.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school and also a HBCU. Its in a great area of Florida. and i love the school

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    great

    Greek Life

    great

    Clubs and Activities

    great

    Great for these types of students

    great

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    great

    Bang for the buck

    great

    What to do for fun

    great

    Food and Dining

    great

    Dorm Life

    great

    Academic Rigor

    great

    Tips for prospective students

    great

    In three sentences

    great

  • 05/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is always near and are there if they needed. They take protection very seriously and will take immediate action.

    Greek Life

    They make themselves known at every event but are still subtle at the same time. They were their colors proudly and do not take disrespect lightly.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everyone it's according to what suits your interests.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is willing to learn and to meet new people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The quad is usually where all the events and usually things happen.

    Bang for the buck

    You are getting what you paid for if you want a quality education.

    What to do for fun

    Meeting new people, going to sporting events and social gatherings, the mall is always fun, and just making your own fun.

    Food and Dining

    I'm a very picky eater so I do not always eat in the cafe. My parents and family members send me food packages and I eat my meals in my dorm room. But, around school there are places to get something to eat.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm rooms are a little small but getting a roommate that is clean is a little tricky, but if your room is not cleaned you will get fined.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are there to help but you also have to do your part and study before the lesson is given in class

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to learn this is the place for you but do not socialized and miss class because your grades will suffer tremendously.

    In three sentences

    It is a great institution for higher education that wants to helps its students to succeed with their future goals. Teachers do not give special treatment they give work accordingly to each individual student. The classes are not over packed and it is possible to ask questions and have them answered during or after class.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Bethune-Cookman has a strict safety policy they don't allow girls and boys in each other rooms. Drugs,weapons, violence are three ways to get you kicked out for good no three strikes your out your do one of these three and your on the next bus home. Also i like that they believe in dress to impress that means pants of the ground and ladies dress for respect.

    Greek Life

    GREEK IS DEEP AT BETHUNE-COOKMAN THEY HAVE EVENTS ON THE QUAID AND REPRENSENT WHERE THEY GO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT ATTRACTED ME TO BETHUNE-COOKMA!!!

    Clubs and Activities

    A whole lot to offer more info once I start in the fall but from what I saw at summer orientation they have lots of events for all cultures/ nationalities.

    Great for these types of students

    All student this is a school that is in a multicultural community; while the majority of the school is African American there are other races that attend so it just depends what your looking for in your school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a BCU School dance that they do when every a song comes on they get hype for WILDCAT PRIDE!!!!

    What to do for fun

    Bethune-Cookman is by far one of the BEST colleges to choose due to its location. Heard of the Daytona 500? it literally about 8min away Bethune is located off International Speedway Drive; but maybe you like to be active if you continue past Bethune-Cookman they is a Bridge that will take you to the Greatest Beach(this is the Beach name) often called Daytona Beach. Here you can run, bike, swim, play beach volleyball, enjoy the view, or go to the carnival. That's whats around Bethune but on campus they have a recreational center where you can work out, play games in the arcade room, or chill. Greek like is also big on campus as well as band, sports, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Unlike most campuses that through in fast food places to the dinning halls. Bethune-Cookman has its food catered by Gourmet; the reason being I think is to avoid freshman 15. Freshman 15 is where freshman gain weight due to there terrible eating habits. They also have a Bethune grill and local food places that you can go to off campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms I like them as I said before this is a historic school so the dorms have a historic look but inside they are modernized. They have laundry rooms in each on as well as lounges and some have computer labs in them. However on this campus there is only one co-ed dorm and your freshman year you will most likely be in one of the all girls or all boys dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Honestly since this is my first year I don't have a lot in this area but since I do live in Illinois I have had to do a lot of my admissions and financial aid via phone or web. But everyone I talked to has been friendly and directed me to what I need to do to have every thing set for the fall my major by the way is Computer Software Engineering.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan to attend Bethune-Cookman I highly recommend to go to there summer Wildcat Experience Summer Orientation. Here you will take assessment test for class placing, campus tour, informational sessions, and much more. The staff are nice and seem very committed to the students one thing I took from orientation was if you attend there school they promise 4yrs. to learn so you can Graduate to serve!!

    In three sentences

    Hello, My name is Brittney Canada, I am from Belleville, IL and will be attending Bethune-Cookman in the Fall. I can tell you that Bethune-Cookman is an HBCU(Historical Black College/University) I love that it has a historic and religious based campus. If you attend this school I believe you will find it a great experience for all cultures.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 129

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The beach is down the street! Also there are a lot of actives that go on threw out the day!

    Food and Dining

    Very healthy. Serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

    Dorm Life

    Fantastic! You can choose who you want to dorm with if you are going to school with anyone. The dorms are not far from classes either!

    Tips for prospective students

    College is fun but you have to work hard to get to where you want to be. You will enjoy cookman!

    In three sentences

    Bethune-Cookman UNI is a excellent college. We are all family here at this school where we all take care of one another. I Love Cookman!

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 36 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Security is a plus. No aggravation is ignored and your vehicle your belonging are protected.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at Bethune-Cookman University is amazing. Where men and Women show you where sevice of the community is what their greek letters stand for. There presentaion shows are the most fun where stepping music is shown.

    Clubs and Activities

    Daytona Beach is more than NASCAR the night life beach life is the best. You don't have that at other universities. Wildcat Wednesdays is where night clubs honor BCU students and allow relaxation with each other on them.

    Great for these types of students

    For students who plan on beating status quo, those who want success and be a form of representation of a person who went to school and serve others when he/she graduates.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A crazy unusual location but well cared for and beautiful is our founders burial area. Its quite wired and scary but its a strong place and quiet honorable once you learn what our founder has done so you can learn.

    Bang for the buck

    Bethune-Cookman University education and college experience is worth money because the ethics and morals you will learn, the tradition you are walking into and the love you will be experiencing from professors to the cafe ladies.

    What to do for fun

    At Bethune-Cookman University the fun is in the campus events. From the Civic Engagement Center events to the fraternity/sorority presentations and on campus events. The MEAC football games where HBCU bands go at it which great music and nice dance moves, football players showing you who's next to the league.

    Food and Dining

    The Cafe at Bethune-Cookman University is the soul food spot to enjoy. The Cafe gives you that soul treatment of being at a HBCU.

    Dorm Life

    Lafever Hall is the most enjoyable mens dorm on campus. The rooms are clean only two to a room and watcher and dryer on every floor how can you beat that.

    Academic Rigor

    The Mass Communications department at Bethune-Cookman University is a major that runs you by the business of the industry not by the book. Mass Communications at Bethune-Cookman University is known to be the front image of the institution from SGA to Honor Societies to student senates

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn your craft wholeheartedly. Be ready to be challenged by the person seating next to you in your major when it comes to that desired job. Treat College as your job because that is what trains you for career.

    In three sentences

    A Institution that stands by its values and ethics of education. A institution of character and true soul. A institution where you enter to learn and depart to serve.

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 37 of 129

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    GO TO THE BEACH! School parties, shopping, restaurants, school athletic games, just hanging with friends on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The cafe has great food, I'd just wish they would extend the open-close hours, for the late night study students.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is what you make it. There's always something going on, on campus that you might miss if you choose to live off it. Only thing that sucks is the curfew for freshman's.

    Academic Rigor

    Find study buddies and ask your professors for any additional help if needed there always willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships and other grants before the academic period in which you plan to start.

    In three sentences

    Bethune-Cookman in Daytona Beach, FL is a great place to live. The school is great when it comes to school spirit and on campus activities. There's nothing like attending a HBCU.

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 38 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    If you was to blink you eyes five times while slowing spending around in a circle, you would see at less four different campus security. they are everywhere. They walk, the ride, they cruse. They only thing i haven't seen them do yet was fly, but trust me, i see them everyday all day.

    Greek Life

    I am one big fan of the Greek! I love a show and when i see the Greek line up to a popular song and being to do there thing, I get more excited then them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One place that is very traditional at Cookman is the Quad. Its where almost everyone hang out at and its where all the Greek Set up shop. Its a never interesting place to be people you will always see new faces and they things you see out there is amazing.

    What to do for fun

    Playing pool is one of the popular things to do. People also play different sports, go to parties, take adventurous walks to the malls and things of that sort. Sometimes they will have free ice cream on the Quad and meet and greats. Its never a dull day at Cookman.

    Food and Dining

    I had never been to a place of dinning where the people are super nice, always excited and happy to be at their job. The food is great and i love the fact that they provides different choices for people that don't eat meat and things of that nature. Its a win win at BCU dinning hall!

    Dorm Life

    You can pretty much lave campus with your dorm door open, come back and all you belongings will still be there. Just last night we had a meeting concerning the peoples needs. They really want to know and care about the way we feel. I also like the fact that in the dorms, they respect the fact that we have to study as college students so they gave us study hall. From 6 to 9 everything is quit so we can study

    Academic Rigor

    Everything is pretty much understandable. The things that aren't, Bethune Cookman provides free torturing. Its to the point where you can pretty much walk up to anyone on campus and wont be denied there help on anything. If they can help you, they will.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with a open mind. The people are great so don't be afraid to make new friends. Stay focused and positive things will follow.

    In three sentences

    One of the most down to earth places you would want to be. Not only are the people here great, but so is the atmosphere, instructors, staff and the place alone. I give my college a 110 on a scale of 10 (notice i said my college because this is something that i am proud of).

  • 08/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 39 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are over 700 cameras here on campus so do not try anything.

    Greek Life

    they step and dance at every social, its interesting though.

    Clubs and Activities

    JOIN! if you do not, it simple, you will be bored.

    Great for these types of students

    outgoing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the wildcat bounce. some type of dance.

    Bang for the buck

    come here :)

    What to do for fun

    social, speed dating, skating, bowling, beach, etc.

    Food and Dining

    the best food I've ever tasted.

    Dorm Life

    its tough having to be in by curfew sometimes but it really teaches discipline.

    Academic Rigor

    excellent.

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved.

    In three sentences

    it gets no better than this. its fun and educational at the same time. you'll love it.

  • 01/20/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 40 of 129

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is many places located close to campus. The sling shot, the beach and other stuff.

    Food and Dining

    Not consistant, but it is very well made foo most of the time.

    Dorm Life

    It's alright, the dorms tend to have mold or ant infestation.

    Academic Rigor

    I received a 4.0 barely trying

    Tips for prospective students

    Go in with a low expectation.

    In three sentences

    Not in a good area of town. Very easy academically. Can be very slow to attain materials and other information.

  • 07/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 41 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is is really good at cookman there is 24 hour security around campus

    Greek Life

    Greek life is absolutely amazing at cookman POINT BLANK

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always a party around campus there are local clubs and organizational events that are always going on every weekend at Cookman.

    Great for these types of students

    for the incoming freshman there are many opportunities and programs and on campus leaders that are always available to help.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A fun fact about Cookman is our founder Dr. Mary Mcleod Bethune is she is actually berried on campus, her grave site is on the school grounds and its sacred. also her house is located on campus as well. She actually lived on campus with the students during her life. Also there is an abundance of her cats descendants on campus as well, they are sort of the guardians of the campus and they do not harm anyone

    Bang for the buck

    at Cookman you get bang for your buck which means you get what you pay for

    What to do for fun

    To be honest Cookman is what YOU make it whatever your mindset is there is what you are going to be taking part in there, there are multiple clubs, parties , greek life organizations, clubs, as wells as sports. the variety is endless but it is up to youas the student to choose.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining are pretty great at cookman, there is a new kitchen staff of people and students who work their best to serve you.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty livable at Cookman.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic Honor is great, keep your grades high and the possibilities are endless, your hard work will not go unnoticed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be aware of ALL academic opportunities that are available to you at the university, Be responsible for everything you do, think before you act. HAVE FUN BUT, be aware that your primary reason of attending Cookman is your education

    In three sentences

    Be smart around campus. Be safe with everything that you come across. Be yourself at all times.

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 42 of 129

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security are everywhere walking our campus, you can't miss them. Our campus is relatively safe. There will always be the people that choose to mess up the campus by doing dumb things, that happens everywhere and our security tries their best to handle the situation.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is something that is held very high at my university. Greeks are well known people and host alot of the activities that we have at our school. The divine nine put in alot of work around our campus by doing community work and putting together mentor programs for freshman and planning events for the school. Becoming a greek was apart of my decision of choosing a HBCU.

    Clubs and Activities

    Every semester we have a day where all the different clubs and organizations set up a booth for people to join. There are flyers passed out and information given to gain new members. As a freshman this was one of the best days because i got to see all that my school had to offer. You might even be interested in clubs that you never thought you'd like. My school has an array of clubs and activities that appeal to everyone. On the activity side, we have turn up thursdays ,where two thursdays out the month we host a dance for everyone. Its alot of fun.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for anyone who's been considering a HBCU. It's smaller in size, so you won't just be a number, you'll be somebody. There is so much to get involved in, you won't regret coming to Bethune-Cookman University. This school is rich in culture, its diverse, and its gearing you to serve our country.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An unusual tradition at my school may be professional wednesdays. Every wednesday we must dress up in professional attire and go to chapel. In chapel we may hear from a motivational speaker, pastor or sometimes a financial adviser will come in and speak to us. I think this a great addition to have to any school because it keeps our principles in morals in tact while away from home, which is what every college student needs.

    Bang for the buck

    I love the rich culture of my school. We have alot of haitians and Jamaicans at my school something i wasn't exposed to before i went to florida being that i'm from California. My school is diverse, people come from all walks of life. One thing i like the msot is the different taste in music, because my school houses alot of islanders, that is the music they play the most. I like being exposed to new and different things, it gives me a broader aspect of life.

    What to do for fun

    For fun i hang out with friends are join activities around campus. Bethune-cookman University has an array of things for students to do, there is never a dull moment at my school. The beach is about 10 minutes away by car and 45 minutes by foot. A lot of students that stay on campus walk to the beach, which is always fun. There is a movie theater and multiple restaurants located on the beach side. My school host talent shows, football games, fashion shows, open mic, poetry contest, dance competitions, dances, etc. I love my school for all the things they host for us.

    Food and Dining

    The food has made a major turn around. Fall semester 2012-2013 the food wasn't too good but came fall semester we had a new dining company and a new addition called wow cafe, which is open passed cafeteria hours and offers different food. Also in the fall our school added a starbucks, which is awesome since i'm a big starbucks fan. I school is private so its doing the best that it can and with that i am highly appreciative.

    Dorm Life

    Staying in the dorms is what makes college an experience. I honestly love staying in the dorms. You meet so many different people compared to if you were to stay off campus. Staying in the dorms is never boring. If your a freshman thinking about not staying on campus, please reconsider. Dorm life is essential for any university student, its what makes college feel like college.

    Academic Rigor

    As should be , you came to college to further your education, so make sure you do just that! DON'T PROCRASTINATE, this is a college student's best thing to do. Knowing there is an assignment do next month, they wait until the night before to do it. In college you want to turn in quality work, You want A's. Have a planner with you at all times, make this your academic bible. Everyday write down homework assignments and when they are due so you never loose track of assignments. Also try to bar away from throwing away assignments once they are giving back by instructors. There may be an instance where a teacher will add the wrong grade to the grade book or just not add a grade all together. Also make sure you always keep track of your grades. Your teacher is your best friend, make sure they know who you are (in a good way). Along with your teacher is your counselor , get acquainted.

    Tips for prospective students

    A good tip for a prospective student would be to make sure school work comes first. I know as a freshman you may be over come by joy by the freedom that you have. Balance everything, school work, friends, extracurricular activities and social life. Get involved! Being involved around campus is a major attribute for yourself and the school. Your college experience is what you make it. When you're involved you network with different people. Make sure you network in college. It's not what you know but WHO YOU KNOW.

    In three sentences

    I love my H(BCU) ! There is no experience like the HBCU experience. My heart and soul lives for my H(BCU).

  • 09/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    BCU's food is taste friendly as we provide the basic American foods as well as everyday gourmet dinners.

    Dorm Life

    BCU has various dorms for both female and male residents as well as honors dorms. However, there are no co-ed dorms located on campus except for the honors dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    BCU offers very challeneg9in courses for a student as well as courses for students that might not be so bright in area to get them caught up to take the challenging courses.

    In three sentences

    Bethune Cookman University is a University based on christian beleifs and has a magnificent history in itself. BCU is a University that has a one on one classroom basis. BCU cares about its students,and their achievements.

  • 11/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety will not protect you. They will hide before they do their jobs. I have seen it first hand.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the beach.

    Food and Dining

    Top ramen usually tastes better.

    Dorm Life

    My suitemate in my dorm defecated on my personal items and poured bleach in them too but was not met with any consequences. They are loud and rules are not greatly enforced.

    Academic Rigor

    It is about as hard as high school during finals.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be careful with the other students. If something happens and you're the victim you will not see justice. My suitemate in my dorm defecated on my personal items and poured bleach in them too but was not met with any consequences.

    In three sentences

    BCU is an institution that greatly values tradition. However they fail to fully protect and keep the students best interests in mind. They also have an open campus which makes it dangerous for the students.

  • 11/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I can say that security is ALWAYS present. I do feel like I am safe while on campus.

    Greek Life

    Really big at this campus but some groups are not as active as they used to be.

    Clubs and Activities

    Greek life is pretty mainstream here but there are loads of other clubs and activities to partake in.

    Great for these types of students

    Social, Adventurous, somewhat religious ( I would not recommend this school to anyone who is anti-religious)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I hear that they are going to start making chapel mandatory for everyone on Wednesdays and going to enforce dress code as well...(Professional dress day is every Wednesday)

    Bang for the buck

    I can agree with most if not everyone when it comes to tuition being pricey but that can be understood being that it is a private university. But still, they should cut it down by a few thousand.

    What to do for fun

    I have to admit Daytona isn't the greatest place to have fun if you don't have one of two things or even both. A car or friends. Pretty boring in my opinion.

    Food and Dining

    There are a large amount of great food spots surrounding BCU but you would have to have a car to get to most unless you like walking far distances.. Bethune grill is pretty good though, right down the street. There is also the WOW in the CCE, the chicken tenders aren't bad. The cafeteria is okay too especially if you have a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    I actually enjoyed living in my old dorm (Ja-flo), Curfew isn't that bad as everyone thinks .Midnight during the week and 2:00am during the weekend. Its really all about responsibility. But this semester unfortunately they placed me off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    So far Iv'e had great instructors. And the workload is not all that bad if you put enough effort into doing work. However group projects can be a pain...

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sociable at all times!! Of course focus on your grades but besides your academics communicating with your peers will become crucial.

    In three sentences

    Being a current student I am still learning to appreciate BCU and the many opportunities that it has to offer me. There is some getting used to but I am about to enter my second semester being a freshman and I'm hoping for the best. Overall BCU isn't all that bad.

  • 11/10/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    reasonable amount

    Will enjoy being here

    its alway from home, its a black historical college, and i have a friend that attends.

    Will learn a lot

    its a small setting.

  • 03/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    their our a host of organizations you can join around campus to keep ypu entertain in anything that strikes your interest.

    Food and Dining

    the food is good it is your typical college food... be expected to gfain you freashman 15.

    Dorm Life

    i did not live in a dorm at this institution as i am a transfer student.

    Academic Rigor

    this university has an excellent academic background with a christian aspect.

    Tips for prospective students

    the tips that i would give to prospective students is to come in with a clear mind set and be prepared for change but only for the better.

    In three sentences

    bethune-cookman university is an excellent university and has a wonderful staff team that wants to see their students excel to the highest degree. i am a transfer student from another university and since i began at this great institution i have received nothing but help, encouragement, and the tools i need to pave my way through life.

  • 03/25/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is small and completely gated. Most buildings can not be accessed unless you have your student I.D. School events such as dances and athletic events have security present. There is a school security office on campus as well.

    Greek Life

    All Divine Nine organizations are present on campus. There are also many service Greek letter organizations, and others such as Tau Beta Sigma, Phi Mu Alpha Musical Fraternity and Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity for Women. There are many Greek letter events held on campus that promote community service and student involvement.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is virtually a club present for every student interest. There are modeling troupes, dance groups and various ethnic awareness groups. There are also opportunities for students to become involved with the Student Government Association, Model United Nations and various Honor Societies. There are also many sport teams present.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are interested in playing football, volleyball, basketball, and softball. This school is for students who want to participate in one of the most well known and esteemed marching bands among Historical Black Colleges and Universities. Also students who want to attend a smaller school setting with small class sizes and want to enjoy the sunshine state!

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of activities offered for the students sponsored by Student Activities. These include themed dances and parties in the Center for Civic Engagement. Also pep rallies and

    Food and Dining

    The dining experience tends to improve each year. I do not know how the food options are now. The variety increase with in two years of my attendance and the hours of operation were also extended. There is a cafe separate from the school cafeteria that serves other options for affordable prices.

    Dorm Life

    There is no co-ed visitation or co-ed living. There are more female dorms as opposed to male dorms due to the male to female ratio. New dorms have been built in the last few years however there are many other older dormitories. There is also a newer living complex for athletes.

    Academic Rigor

    The level of rigor varies among major. The School of Business and Nursing are among the most rigorous. Of course I encourage students to advocate for their education and seek honor courses or more challenging courses. General education courses taken during the first two semesters were very basic.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for the hot weather. The school is very close to the beach so take advantage of the great location. Advocate for your education and often inquire about scholarships and financial aid as early at the start of each semester as possible.

    In three sentences

    Bethune-Cookman University stands firmly on tradition and the legacy of its illustrious founder Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune. With a student body that grows every year it still manages to provide the sense of community students may be looking during their academic tenure. Attending this university will have a great impact on your life.

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safey is super. You always see security and no one can get on campus without the proper credentials

    Clubs and Activities

    I really haven't experience the clubs and activities being that it is my first year. I am really focusing on my studies.

    Bang for the buck

    **** I believe it is worth the money for in state education. Of course, you have options of scholarships and financial aid which is a great painless process.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I go to the gym and play different sports, like basketball and football. They also, have events in the student center.

    Food and Dining

    *** star Bethune's dinning is okay sometimes, but there are great eating places in the area.

    Dorm Life

    ***** Dorm life is great. The rooms are nice and comfortable. I am away from home for the first time and I love the Campus Life!!

    Academic Rigor

    ****Academics is an important part of Bethune and they have things in place to help or assist you when needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a great university Bethune Cookman is where you want to be The Great Bethune Cookman. It is a safe and secure campus.

    In three sentences

    Bethune has a great Computer Engineering Program. My first year at Bethune has been great and the staff is wonderful. Academics is important at Bethune Cookman University.

  • 04/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Beach is located 5 minutes away. The mall is about 5 minutes away. Movies, bowling and skating are all on Beach side, and that's a couple minutes away from the school.

    Food and Dining

    Caf food isn't to appetizing.

    Dorm Life

    Joyner Hall is the best girls dorm

    Tips for prospective students

    Come here to learn and stay focused. It would be a major plus if you come decided already on your major. Undecided students take classes that may not be relevant to the major they really want to study when they finally decide, and it takes them longer to get their degree.

    In three sentences

    Bethune Cookman University is a awesome HBCU. The education is good, the living style is not so great, nor is the cafe food.

  • 04/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for students who want a durable, but intense education.

    What to do for fun

    Greek shows, intramural activities, PAC center events

    In three sentences

    Bethune-Cookman is a historical black college. Its' education system, and standards are at a very high level. I recommend this college to everyone, and on a scale from 1-10 I think this school is at a high 9.

  • 04/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They're always patrolling so you have no need to fear anything.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is amazing. When ever they are not busy doing work or helping out their organization they're really nice people who encourage you to do better.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have many clubs. You just have to make yourself available to them.

    Great for these types of students

    Any kind of student who loves to study,cheer,sing,dance.etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The quad which is like the hot spot on campus when you have down time in your schedule.

    Bang for the buck

    Bethune is a great school. It shapes you into becoming a well rounded individual.

    What to do for fun

    Most students are either in organizations,sports,and or the band. Some students go to the beach.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is a place where you never know what you may see or eat.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is quite an experience. You'll make news friends and have memories that you'll always remember.

    Academic Rigor

    The Pre-Nursing program is hard but it's worth it. It prepares you for the Nursing Program itself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for hard work and teachers who push you to your full potential.

    In three sentences

    Great institution for learning and bettering yourself. The people here are always willing to help you out. There's a great deal of diversity here.

  • 04/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life at cookman is the real deal

    What to do for fun

    There are all of things to do for especially at certain times of the year like Daytona NASCAR, bike week, clubs, beaches on spring break, s hook events all year around

    Food and Dining

    The food at school is good also the surrounding restaurants

    Dorm Life

    I have no clue I have never lived on campus some people complain some people love it

    Tips for prospective students

    When applying to this school just come with an open mind and willingness to learn and you will depart with a bundle of knowledge and the motto is enter to learn depart to serve

    In three sentences

    Bethune is a great school it has one of the best schools of business as well some of the bet professors whom are willing to give students one on one time. Bethune an hbcu has a lot to offer in terms of its history and culture of the school.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    they make sure the violence is to a minumum and report information.

    Greek Life

    fun and exciting to see people represent an orginazation and share information.

    What to do for fun

    Daytona Beach has clubs and shopping centers water park and a rich beach that is very beautiful. plenty to do around the city.

    Food and Dining

    Food is nutritional and porvides breakfast lunch and dinner and serves a variety of foods day to day.

    Dorm Life

    Make sure you respect your roommate and communicate. Dorms are managable to live in has all the basic necessities to function from day to day.

    Academic Rigor

    Try to keep a 3.0 because that will open up dorrs for many opportunities for scholarships and academic recognition. Teachers here will help you if you are making the effort they keep things simple.

    Tips for prospective students

    To make sure you have enough financial aid and extra spending money to help cover the costs of living away from home.

    In three sentences

    Bethune cookman is very diversed and very rich in culture of its history. This great institution teaches a significant amount of detail on the founder and being connected of the past. Interesting to meet new people and celebrate others around that come from all over.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Bethune-Cookman University ensures that every students is safe through curfew for freshmans, campus security and locked gates at every dormitory.

    Greek Life

    Parties, and community service.

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot of Christian/Methodist clubs, but none that are really publicized enough to have a lot of members, because not many people are notified about them.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None -__-.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition, room and board at around 22,000 dollars does not feel worth it when the dorm life and the food is no real good.

    What to do for fun

    There is nothing to do for fun, unless you enjoy the night life (clubbing), which I don't, so if you're like me, the most fun you will have is watching movies.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Bethune-Cookman University tastes good most of the time, however the cafeteria menu is very repetitive.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life, despite its high price, is not that great and does require a lot of cleaning once you (the student) moves in.

    Academic Rigor

    This University is very rigorous in the work load and intensity.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for as many scholarships and grants as possible, and work really hard in school so that your GPA can assist you in the future and help you to gain more funds for college.

    In three sentences

    As a second semester student at Bethune-Cookman University I have begun to realize what a large amount of money it takes to simply attend. Throughout my life, I nor my family have put aside money for my schooling and now I am working very hard in this University yet I am barely able to meet my financial needs, and this school has shown no real effort to try and help me. Overall I would say that due to the fact that this University costs so much to attend, and is not trying to help me out (other that trying to get me into loans), I could definitely use, if not need the money from this scholarship; I rate Bethune-Cookman University at a 2 out of 5 for financial assistance.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    To better inform you on campus safety I took the liberty of typing out word for word the safety form I received about Bethune.Campus Security Mission and Vision Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) Office of Safety and Security will provide a safe and secure campus environment through collaborative, innovative, proactive and professional law enforcement and security initiatives that follow a community policing model of law enforcement. Services Available The B-CU Office of Safety and Security Department has a Crime Prevention Outreach Specialist that conducts crime prevention programs for students, faculty, staff and the community. Some of the most popular programs include: conflict resolution and intervention, residence halls and campus crime watch, and safety tips programs. For information about any prevention programs or activities, call the Crime Prevention Office at (386) 481-2466.

    Greek Life

    I received several forms about the greek life at Bethune.Membership in a fraternity or sorority is a good step toward enjoying all the benefits that college life has to offer. A fraternity or sorority chapter is also a way to make the campus feel more like a home. Collectively, fraternities and sororities constitute one of the largest student groups on campus. Fraternities and sororities are about friendships, scholarship, community service, brotherhood, sisterhood and leadership. It's about bettering the B-CU community and the city of Daytona Beach through service and social functions. It's about traditions, learning valuable lessons, and establishing life-long friendships. It's about shaping the identity of a continued greek life presence since 1948.

    Clubs and Activities

    Well you have the following clubs and organizations I have listed below at Bethune: AMA American Marketing Association BEEP Black Executive Exchange Program Graduate Club Graduate School Bound Students Club HMSA Hospitality Management Student Association NABA National Association of Black Accountants NSMH National Society of Minorities in Hospitality Phi Beta Lambda Business Leaders SIFE Students In Free Enterprise Sigma Beta Delta Business Administration Honor Society As well as the Football,Baseball,Volleyball,Band and other sports and clubs offered to students who enroll at Bethune.

    Great for these types of students

    Bethune is great for any one who has a passion for spirited schools and music, or for anyone who is close to the word of God or looking to become closer.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, B-CU has become a leading institution of higher education, so I think that qualifies as a tradition to college students being allowed the right to higher their education and better themselves.

    Bang for the buck

    I am a very positive Teenager and my family doesn't have the greatest of incomes with both my parents being on disability so I am struggling to pay for school and apply for scholarships. I haven't received one scholarship left but as Jesus stated never lose your faith in God. So I keep trying, I hear alot about how amazing Bethune Cookman college is and I look forward to attending their school in august. Thank you for your time and God bless

    What to do for fun

    I tend to go to church where I am currently learning to play the congas in a ministry band as well as learning the language Spanish. I train and practice football drills and enjoy lifting weights and reading.

    Food and Dining

    Not quite sure.

    Dorm Life

    Not quite sure how the dorms are at Bethune until I visit, but based on the pictures of the rooms and comments made from a friend of mine attending the school, you will feel right at home.

    Academic Rigor

    There are no difficulties in the academic programs that Bethune have to offer. Everything you learn seems to be very detailed and informing and based on the faculty helping me to enroll, they are very fast and helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan to enroll at Bethune and want a good dorm than you should send your reservation fee early.

    In three sentences

    Bethune is a very historical college. Bethune offers wonderful programs and exceeds school spirit and educational expectations. Applying at Bethune is very easy and simple.

  • 06/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Bethune- Cookman University securities are always on standby and our security office sits in the middle of our campus. You should not have to worry about being harmed in any way, shape, or form.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is open to anyone who is interested. However, you cannot pledge as a Freshman, because of the academic requirements. Also, Greek Life is fun to watch and the people involved are friendly individuals who do not mind helping you with earning community service hours, or helping you with your assignments.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are organizations that I know of such as Student Government Association, Royal Court, Student Activities Board, and etc. Also, there are activities such as Concert Chorale, Gospel Choir, Religious Life, various of Dance troops, modeling troops, band activities, and etc.

    Great for these types of students

    You will always have people you can hang out with, if you join organizations on campus and you began to build close relationships with the individuals as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As a second semester Freshman, I noticed that it is an unusual tradition that if you drop an eating utensil or anything in the cafeteria you have to yell when the object makes noise. Also, an unusual location on campus is Mary McLeod Bethune grave at night; and it is believed that the cat that walks around at night, has been there since she passed away.

    Bang for the buck

    Always remember there are problems at every institution, so do not transfer from one institution to another; just because there was a brawl or incident that you did not expect to happen. Also, remember to remain aware of your surroundings, and you may think you have friends on campus, but at the end of the day you are in college to get an education.

    What to do for fun

    Make sure you get involved with student organizations on campus. You can always sit on the quad and relax with your friends; an area set up in the front of the Freshman dorms. On Wednesday's you can go to the Cafeteria and hang out with friends, while listening to the DJ play music. Also, there are always parties off campus that you could attend.

    Food and Dining

    The Cafeteria is set up in a relaxing setting, but always remember to have food available in your dormitory, because there are times when the food is not going to be as tempting as you expect it to be.

    Dorm Life

    If you are a person who is antisocial, you will learn the importance of communicating among other individuals. Living with someone you never met before, is the key to learning how to deal with individuals who have different personalities.

    Academic Rigor

    Bethune- Cookman University is strict on excellence and I have come to learn that the professors are not going to let you fall by the waste side, but instead encourage you to earn the grades, that will allow you to strive as a student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always compete far beyond measures, and remember to remain responsible when it comes to finances and academics.

    In three sentences

    My views on life has allowed me to strive for excellence, through Bethune Cookman- University motto â??enter to learn; depart to seserveAs a student I have understood that without pursuing an education you have nothing left to fall back on.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do at the Great BCU. There are always different events such as beach parties and step shows, stroll-off, modeling shows, and so much more.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining isn't that great but I do know for a fact that they are in the process of upgrading it.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is SOOOOOO much fun. Staying on campus allows you to meet so many different people. It gives you some kind of guidance because there are some ground rules that you have to follow.

    Academic Rigor

    As far as academics, Cookman does not play. They take their curriculum very serious and is willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make as many upperclassmen as possible because they will be the ones that will help you throughout your college years and make sure you show your professors that you are really trying to be successful.

    In three sentences

    Bethune Cookman University is everything I thought it would be. It has a wonderful learning environment with outstanding professors and even students that are willing to help you with whatever it is you need as far as learning. Being a current student at Bethune has allowed me to appreciate life as a whole.

  • 06/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have the best security team in my opinion, I felt very safe every night I layed my head down in my dorm.

    What to do for fun

    There were a lot of campus activities, even more so great that they were in walking distance of the campus.

    Food and Dining

    Not my best preference, it has its days where they cook a great meal but not often. Its more important knowing that you have a secure meal plan and have no reason to ever go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    Honestly, the hardest part is being around so many people of the same gender for so long,but in the end, the relationships, and friendships that you develop are very much so worth it.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a great school to choose if you want to enhance as well as further your academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't dedicate all of your time to your social life school is way more important. No matter what is going on always put your schoolwork first.

    In three sentences

    On a scale of 1-10 I would rate B-CU a 7. It is a very great school, that I'd recommened to any upcoming college freshman. A lot of great opportunities are there.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    study, study, study, party, band, visitings.

    Food and Dining

    excellent, marvelous, extraordinary.

    Dorm Life

    small but just right for me and cozy.

    Academic Rigor

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEE..................................

    In three sentences

    Bethune-Cookman University is a dream school i've always wanted to attend since my childhood days. My aunt is a Bethune-Cookman Alumni she graduated their in 2000 she gives me facts and opinion about this instituion and how i'll enjoy myself and education is great at this college also theirs great fields of study that will grasp my interest. They also offer everything that i need of a major.

  • 06/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Going to beach side is your best bet at any fun in Daytona but everything shuts down around 11 except for the clubs. But on campus they advertise activities but its not that many on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    The food is terrible and if it is possible I would not spend money on a meal plan. But I would avoid dinner because at times the food is undercooked.

    Dorm Life

    The newer dorms are great but the older dorms are just that OLD. But the activities are fun.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor will depend on your professor because some will make simple subjects difficult and others won't.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on your professors case about your grades because they will not input grades in the gradebook and they will not inform you that you are failing.

    In three sentences

    It is a pretty good school for students that are independent and focused but if you are too dependent on your parents it may not be best for you. It is expensive and often times not worth it when you see the classrooms and the teaching styles of professors. It has good on campus activities and great opportunities for internships.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    it would be shocking to anything bad happen

    Greek Life

    there is always a Greek event to attend

    Clubs and Activities

    there is a multitude of clubs and activities

    Great for these types of students

    All Type of Students

    Bang for the buck

    tuition is not very costly and the school is awsome

    What to do for fun

    Bethune Cookman has a great social calender there is always something to do but i really enjoy the Greek functions

    Tips for prospective students

    As soon as possible visit the campus

    In three sentences

    Bethune-Cookman University's campus feels like home. as soon as you walk down the side walks and pass by the beautiful building you fall in love . i would rate it a 7

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a spot everybody goes to on campus to chill and bond; It's called the Quad. All of the Greeks have their trees in the area and it's a nice open space to do physical activities. the Dining Hall is also present in the area.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of different organizations you can join to meet new people. Bethune-Cookman has a lot of community service programs and great leaders who keep them in great shape.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come ready and willing to grow. Remember the number one motto; and that is Enter to learn, Depart to serve!

    In three sentences

    At the Great Bethune-Cookman University, it's very cultural. The learning environment is very easy to adapt to. Working with the Professors on this campus really showed me they care about their students.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Its great there friendly and they still manage to do there job

    Greek Life

    There's tons of Greeks on campus, their at every event and students gather around just to see them .

    What to do for fun

    For fun Bethune plans a trip for students to go to the movies for free, there's also the beach, chili's karaoke night and partys the Greek's host.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay, most students rather order out or eat in there room just because there's not a lot of choices to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    There are dorms on campus and across the street from the campus, the two dorms across the street from the campus are Living Learning Center ( LLC) and Lee Ryant ( co- ed residential hall). LLC is a huge girls dorm which consist of three halls with three lobbies and a huge parking lot. Lee rhyant is for gpa's of 3.0 and above and its also extra money. The three dorms on campus are cozy because its close to the Greek trees on the quad and its also closer to classes and the dining hall. There literally in the middle of all the excitement. There's also two Guys Dorm, Bronson and Levere there by the band field and the music building so there extremely close to every building on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are very understanding and responsible, when it comes to work that needs to be graded or reviewed. Each professor has office hours, emails, and phone numbers that students can contact them in case of any questions.

    In three sentences

    A school with a proud history to represent each individual that walks on campus is Bethune-Cookman University. This college shows students that its not what you have that defines you as a person but what you know. As a small community we come together to form a strong bond and to make our founder and ourselves proud, I give this institution a thumbs up.

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    yes they have greek life and they are really fun to join

    Great for these types of students

    yes they are great for the studnets

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    many peop0le will hang on the yard where all the greeks plots are at

    What to do for fun

    to go the beach and the mall or go to the mo

    Tips for prospective students

    go to class and do what your teacher's ask you fo do and never be late

    In three sentences

    when rating bethune cookman i will give them a 10 why because the classroom sizes are very small and your teachers give you the one on one help they think you will need out side of class. 2 the sports at bethune cookman are very good to get involed with. and the food is very good

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    They have security right on campus you cant miss it . You will always be safe.

    Greek Life

    There are so many opportunities to join something you agree to also realize you are in it for life .

    Clubs and Activities

    Each school at BCU has different opportunities and organizations that u may join.

    Great for these types of students

    outgoing, sociable and also someone who is willing to learn

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well the campus is open so other people that may not attend the school may show up so be careful.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is a private school and it does cost more than others but if you have a lot of scholarships or get help from financial aid things will get taken care of .

    What to do for fun

    Go to the beach . Campus activities and also feel free to go around daytona and enjoy the atmosphere.

    Food and Dining

    They serve you great food and also they have salt and pepper on the tables so u may add seasoning to your food. Also they have a variety of deserts.

    Dorm Life

    None of the dorms are co-ed except lee-rhyant . Some universities are co-ed which means the opposite sex is allowed

    Academic Rigor

    To strive to be better for yourself and others. To make great decisions and also excellence.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be aware of your surroundings , Put yourself around the right people and keep a positive attitude .

    In three sentences

    Bethune Cookman University has so much school history and school spirit the atmosphere is amazing and you will learn so much about your self and others.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The security guards are friendly and slightly helpful.

    Greek Life

    Cool stuff. Keeps the school active with parties and events on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Razzles is fun, a nice mixed crowd with good dj's. Our school makes the clubs pop since we're an HBCU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a Chapel in the middle of campus and religious life is fun at Cookman. Go God!

    What to do for fun

    Daytona Beach is a small city with minimal to do. There's the beach of course and clubs. It's a great location, Orlando is 45 minutes away and that's where things pop. I like to find my own fun in Daytona. Stay active around campus!

    Food and Dining

    The cafe is always the main complaint of students. The options in the cafe and on campus are minimal. The Cub Cafe is good but not always open. There are no vendors (McDonalds, Subway, etc) on campus. Got to work on that.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Curtis Hall my freshman year for the first month, and I loved the coziness and convenience of the dorm. I did not like the community bathrooms. The brand new dorms opened up and I moved (suite-style). BCU needs to get apartment-style dorms and offer on-campus vendors.

    Academic Rigor

    BCU is founded on the great qoute, Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve. It's above most doorways around campus and we try to live up to that qoute. Classes are the standard college course workloads but it also depends on your major. BCU could offer more non-traditional majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    The cafeteria isn't very inviting but it has good days. Always create a relationship with your professor, they will help you. Don't be intimidated by the Greek organization members and steer clear of the locals. Get involved!

    In three sentences

    BCU is a small, historically black university that has a great student to professor ratio. The campus is small and needs improvement. Great students and opportunity when you take initiative.

  • 07/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The lunch ladies make fresh delicious meals throughout the day. They mostly cook southern foods so I hope you like it! The lines are kinda long so be there early!

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are very large but for freshmen the bathroom are down the hallway. The rooms are filled nice cold air so you will not overheat in this Florida weather. The beds are clean and comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    It's really simple complete all your classes (morning or day) and you will be fine. You want to communicate with your professor as much as possible. You will have to attend to all your classes and be prompt.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Treat people with respect and you will get it back! 2. Meet new people! 3 .Ask lots of questions!

    In three sentences

    I would rate Bethune-Cookman University a level 10! When I went to orientation I knew BCU was for me because not only did I learned about my major I also met my professor not many students can say that.

  • 07/21/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I will definitely feel safe there is also an campus officer around.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have great things about some of the clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Bethune is great for any type of student to be honest. Everyone is welcomed with open arms. It is great for those students looking to be successful.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love the fact that the campus has Mary McLeod Bethune's house on it. She is also buried there along with others.

    Bang for the buck

    I think the cost is reasonable and that you are paying a lot to get an education so you should definitely come to do your work and play later.

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do for fun at school or around Daytona it's self. You can go to the beach or the board walk near the beach. There are many shopping plazas and restaurant's in the area too.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining are great. The food is very healthy and nutritional. Before getting your food in the dining hall you must say a prayer and I love that. Dining hall hours are reasonable

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is perfect for incoming freshmen because it gives restrictions that I think keeps them out of trouble. I think it also shows parents that their child have the same restrictions that they have had at home. It also allows students to deal with transitioning.

    Academic Rigor

    The Academic Rigor is great from what I have seen so far.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for prospectives don't be an follower, work hard and play later, and show respect by obeying rules along with regulations.

    In three sentences

    If I had to rate Bethune-Cookman University I would give it a five. It has a great historical, cultural, social background. The staff and students are nice as well.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    so far I have not been on campus to recognize the food or taste it.

    Academic Rigor

    from, reviewing the school online the academic is on point.

    In three sentences

    Bethune Cook-man is a historical black college. It teaches you the history of your past on how education is important. African Americans have to come together and stop being fractured apart.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    there are many security guards and cameras on campus for you to be safe

    Greek Life

    there are many fraternities and sororities to join . i'm looking to join aka because it fits my personality

    Clubs and Activities

    there are a lot of clubs to join and activities to participate in you just have to find the right one for you

    Great for these types of students

    if you really want to know aboutyour history and background bethune is for you

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    our founders home is on campus and you can walk through there and look at her house and grave

    Bang for the buck

    bethune is cheaper than other schools however it is still a little expensive for what they provide

    What to do for fun

    for fun you can go the beach watch shows when groups perform go out to clubs and ejoy college life.

    Food and Dining

    the food gets a little tedious from time to time however there is a restaurant known as bethune grill right down the street best food ever

    Dorm Life

    dorm life could be a little better the rooms need a little more space it is mainly non coed so you have to get used to be being around females

    Academic Rigor

    your major is the most important thing and you have time before you actually get involved with it

    Tips for prospective students

    prospective students should try to get involved in plenty of activities and get to know you class members

    In three sentences

    bethune cookman is a great college with opportunities for different cultures. Bethune cookman has a strong and well developed nursing program. Bethune cookman is my second college and it has really shown me college life and its a further step into the real world

  • 08/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Love it! I wish they would have done more on campus, but i enjoy watching the sororities & fraternities do their thing. On Wildcat Wednesday, they keep you entertained in the caf along with a DJ.

    Bang for the buck

    Bethune's tuition is entirely too expensive. I would hate to have to leave this school due to the cost, because I am growing to love being a Wildcat.

    What to do for fun

    There is almost always an event going on at BCU so don't miss out. If you are not very social, get out and get to know people.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is... not so great. I always made time for the awesome breakfast though. If you are a student that refuses to give all your money to fast food places then go for it.

    Dorm Life

    I stayed in a dorm with a community bathroom that is cleaned by a janitor instead of a suite where i would have to share with females who may not be very clean. I also didn't have a roommate my first semester & I must say I enjoyed it. This semester I get to experience having a roommate. Yay ?

    Academic Rigor

    As nerdy as it sounds, I enjoyed every last one of my classes. Some were easy and others gave me a challenge. Yes, it is important to have a social life in college, but PLEASE don't let that distract you from your work. Don't forget why you came to college in the first place.

    Tips for prospective students

    STAY YOU! Don't get me wrong, progress is always a good thing. On the other hand some people come to college and lose themselves. Be you, stay true to your morals, make the right decisions, and you will go far in college.

  • 08/23/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    i haven't heard anything bad

    Clubs and Activities

    D-1 school i cant wait to play football

    Great for these types of students

    any student would love Bethune i mean at first you're thinking this is an all black college but then you will see all kinds of people

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I heard there a kick back before a game because Bethune has a great band and they play there good music there

    Bang for the buck

    i'm still home saving up money because there so expensive

    What to do for fun

    ill tell you when i get there in the spring of 2013

    Food and Dining

    i heard they sell chicken every day lol of course they have it but from what i heard was college food has never been good at all

    Dorm Life

    I heard that you don't get what you paid for and it shouldn't be that much because the dorm are not all that

    Academic Rigor

    An C school from what i heard but i will be attending in the spring of 2013

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you save Lot's of money before coming to the school it's really expensive unless you have a full ride

    In three sentences

    From what i heard on reviews that it is a great school. any college is good but this school happen to have D-1 sports and that's an a plus on my side. It is like any other college no one will be able to help you but you

  • 09/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This is by far a very safe campus, you will always see security around daily.

    Greek Life

    Oh my god, the Greek life is serious. The Greeks step and stroll everywhere at any time! The cafe, the parties, everything. It's cool but after a while it starts to get annoying.

    Clubs and Activities

    Depending upon your major, there a lot of different clubs that may interest you. The 14k dance team is a very good team is you are a dancer though.

    Great for these types of students

    It's a great school for those who want a small close knit campus with not that much diversity. It;s also a great for you if you're highly into church and chapels.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Wednesday is Business day and you are required to dress up so you can look as if you're going somewhere it's suppose to motivate you.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is way too high!! I honestly don't see where the money is going, since books are not included into your tuition package. Be prepared to get a job sooner or later.

    What to do for fun

    The beach here is very nice and also a party bus comes on campus every Saturday to take the students to the local clubs.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay, not as good as I expected. The breakfast is the best food in the dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are okay. It doesn't come with a kitchen and that the worse part of it. Also if you are a Freshman you have a 12am curfew on week days and 2am curfew on weekends. The rooms also are not that big.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes I've had so far haven been basic and easy. It's nothing to much different from high school. Except you may get at least 3-4 papers weekly. They could challenge you more in the classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to dress up every Wednesday and attend chapels weekly. Also bring your raincoat and umbrella because it rains every single day!

    In three sentences

    Overall Cookman is a great school, the class sizes are small, which is good. The teachers honestly care about your education and they make sure you attend class. It's just to high because I'm not seeing where the money is going and the food sucks though and its a really SMALL campus.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety is great campus security is always on top of things

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is okay i'm not to involved with it just yet

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many, i can even name but its great!!!!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for student who likes close knitted communities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing very unusual.

    Bang for the buck

    Its worth every penny you spend.

    What to do for fun

    lots of activities going on campus so your very rarely board.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay but could be better.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great the have lots of computer labs and close dorm at certain time to study.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is quiet challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come ready to work and to better your self.

    In three sentences

    Bethune is a great school. The professor are very helpful and willing to go above and beyond for students. The work is very relevant to real world things.

  • 09/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    there is campus police all over 24/7

    Greek Life

    they are fun to watch. you will always see or hear them stepping.

    What to do for fun

    there is lots to do for fun all you have to do is stand on the quad and you will hear about 10 different things going on. they also have lots of events that help you get involed in the community.

    Food and Dining

    the cafe has its good and bad days but if you dont want to eat the cafe food there is a little cafe that sells great soul food and it is opened late.

    Dorm Life

    dorms are very little but it is good to live on campus as a freshmen.

    Academic Rigor

    nice size class rooms

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you get lots of scholarships.

    In three sentences

    i like this school it has a very homie feeling to it. the people are very nice. And there is a lot of things to do.

  • 10/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They was alert to anything

    Food and Dining

    Good

    Dorm Life

    It improving

    Academic Rigor

    Academic they good

    In three sentences

    It is a good University with many opportunities to overcome as humans and profecional.It has variety of career. And very good beliefs

  • 10/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very Safe

    Greek Life

    Many and Plenty

    Clubs and Activities

    Many and Plenty

    Great for these types of students

    if you want to major in Business , Nursing or Criminal justice

    What to do for fun

    There are Clubs, Sports and Other groups to join on campus

    Food and Dining

    dont have a meal plan

    Dorm Life

    I dont stay on campus

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to get some work done. Bring or buy work/business attire.

    In three sentences

    My experience at Bethune-Cookman University has been pleasant. The Staff and faculty has been very informational. And the students are welcoming and also pleasant.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends. Participate in school events. If you party don't party too hard and stay away from clubs try to go every once in awhile.

    Food and Dining

    You get fed breakfast, lunch and dinner. I would say the food is okay it's just something you have to get use to. Personally, my favorite meal of the day is breakfast.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is reasonable. It would be nothing compared to your home but it would be a great experience. Make the best of it and get along with your roommate even if you all do have differences.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are great and they teach very well. Work is very important so interact with your teacher to elaborate more on assignments you don't understand.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be on time for class. Never miss a class. Stay on top of every assignment. Interact with other students. Respect others.

    In three sentences

    Bethune is a great school. It is drama free and everyone gets along very well. As long as you are here for the right reasons you'll make it.

  • 10/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The school has so much things to do that I know the box wont let me write that much things in it. Just to name a few you can Join clubs that has to do with your major, hobby, or just to try something new. They have football games (all home games are free). You can join a sport like football, basketball, tennis, etc..

    Food and Dining

    The food here I'm going to be honest it has it's days where the food is the best thing you ever had, or taste just like how Mommy use to make back home. But then other days you don't know what they just served on your plate. At lease there are other choices of food around for you instead of just the main food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are clean, friendly, and it really feels like your home away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    The learning here is good, the teachers make sure that you get the work because they don't want any of their students fail.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay Focused but have fun as well because there is a lot to do here. Learn to do both even if that means giving up a party now and again because there will be a lot more.

    In three sentences

    The background behind the school is what made me want to go to the GREAT!! Bethune Cook-man University. When you hear how the school became what it is today you would want to come check out the school as bad as I did.

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security here don't play.

    Clubs and Activities

    14K and the band

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Mary Bethune Gravesite

    Bang for the buck

    Seek for jobs asap!

    Food and Dining

    The food is great! the people in there are nice and its clean in there always!

    Academic Rigor

    The nursing majors are the biggest majors here at Bethune.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep God First. Be ready for business attire Wednesday. Be on time.

    In three sentences

    Bethune-Cookman has the best teachers, they help you push forward. This school is historical and I've learned a lot within one course. Enter To Learn, Depart To Serve.

  • 11/01/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This private school is fenced in because the surrounding neighborhood has a rather high crime rate.

    Greek Life

    The greeks are very active on campus, you can usually find them on the quad advertising for events, stepping, or mingling with the remainder of the student population.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous sports clubs to join at BCU, from flag-football to volleyball. But the BCU band has long been praised as one of the best in the land!!

    Great for these types of students

    If you look for a relaxing school experience, then I would not suggest BCU, the classes and professors are significantly more difficult for an individual coming straight from highschool to college. But if your desire is to get away from home, and grab an education simultaneously, Daytona is the place to go!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bethune Cookman is an HBCU, and as such there are a large number of historical buildings and statues around the campus, detailing past events and the founders mission statement.

    What to do for fun

    Daytona Beach, is conveniently located on a beach, with the near constant tourism, there is always something to do at BCU, whether it be morning, noon, or midnight.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take care of your belongings and keep a close eye on your grades, as you should at any university, and attempt to memorize the locations of the different buildings on the ever-expanding campus.

    In three sentences

    Bethune Cookman is a prestigious University located in a strange town, the visual effects are beautiful and the classes are often exciting and informative.

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The school department of public safety will provide a safe and secure campus environment through collaborative, innovative, proactive and professional law enforcement and security initiatives that follow a community policing model of law enforcement.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is big on campus. I would like to join for my 2nd year at Bethune-cookman.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is tons of clubs on campus so many that you can't keep count.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for anyone that want to come here because the school has different types of people and ethic backgrounds. people from across the world come here for sports and the majors they want to study in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Their is always a pray at the beginning of every meal.

    Bang for the buck

    You do get bang for the buck when you come here. They make sure that you have all the classes you need, and you are getting your money worth.

    What to do for fun

    the movies parties the beach clubs that you can join

    Food and Dining

    The fun is okay not lot of thing you can choose from. most people go out to eat.

    Dorm Life

    In the dorms there's lots of fun to be had, but they also have strict rules to follow.

    Academic Rigor

    To get in this school you to have all four years English three year of math your GPA is 2.5 or higher. when coming here you will take courses to get you ready for your major

    Tips for prospective students

    when you come don't come here just for the parties come for what you what to do in life.

    In three sentences

    Bethune -Cookman is a small school but as u get to know people it becomes like a family. They have different events each day that anyone can join in. The staff here are nice they will try to help anyone that needs help.

  • 11/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hangout with your friends or go to the movies.

    Food and Dining

    The food and Dining here is very good. Everything is prepared and well served.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very amazing.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers should expect students to analyze, synthesize and evaluate material as opposed to simply having students simply memorize the basics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared to work hard.

    In three sentences

    Bethune Cookman University in my opinion is the best university.

  • 11/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is an important issue. Students need to feel safe at all times.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is the best part about college. The grreks are the best people to know and hang around with.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am a peer mentor at Bethune Cookman,im apart of a crime prevention program as well as a mentor to the Cocoa Beach Police Department mentees.

    Great for these types of students

    BCU is great for anyone who has goals in life to reach.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Traditonal locations on campus is the quad(courtyard). This is where you will see just about everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    I enjoy playing basketball, mentoring youth and volunteering in the community.

    What to do for fun

    BCU has many things to do for fun. They have many events on and off campus to get involved in.

    Food and Dining

    I love eating in the dinning hall, there are many varities of ffod from burgers to pasta to salads.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very fun and exciting.

    Academic Rigor

    I believe striving academically is very important. If a students has great grades getting scholarships will not be hard at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Incoming students should be very disciplined. They have to have time managemnet skills and stay focused.

    In three sentences

    Bethune Coolkman University in my opinion is a nine out of ten. This University has a great atmosphere where everyone voice is heard. Bethune has so much tradition and culture behind its name.

  • 11/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    When you choose to come here be prepared to learn. The campus is secure and security is 24/7.

    In three sentences

    Bethune cookman is a great university to attend. The professors and staff here actually care about you and your opinions. Also, the president of the school is easy to reach.

  • 11/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    cubing

    Dorm Life

    curfew is the blow

    In three sentences

    it somewhat feels like home . i love the environment and RAS

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Lots of parties and events almost every week

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to get things done early as possible and have lots of scholarships.

    In three sentences

    1. Its is a great school if you want to meet new people. 2.There is a whole lot of history behind this school. 2. All of the teachers and administrators will help you succeed

  • 12/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is around the clock security, which allows me to feel safe on campus no matter what the time may be.

    Greek Life

    I am not apart of the National Panhellenic, but I do enjoy and partake in the various activities that our greek community renders.

    Clubs and Activities

    Organizations: Criminal Justice Association National Association of Black Accountants Pre-med Society H.O.L.A Religious Life Made Women Pre-Alumni Activities: Dance Ensembles/Crews Modeling Troupes Concert Chorale Noon Day Prayer Chill n' Grille

    Great for these types of students

    Although, Bethune-Cookman University's student population is predominately African-American there are students of other nationalities that attend. Any individual who is looking to further their education, but still enjoys their time of freedom is welcome.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I feel this is something one would have to come and experience on their own to get a better idea.

    Bang for the buck

    The experience is all in what you make of it!

    What to do for fun

    Aside from 'the famous Daytona Beach there are several shops and small restaurants with great food, which are all in walking distance making for greater, longer-lasting memories.

    Food and Dining

    Our cafeteria does cater to all diets, but they lack in variety.

    Dorm Life

    It's an older university (founded in 1904) so many of the dorms on campus have rich history, which tends to show at times.

    Academic Rigor

    When determining academic rigor a vast portion depends on the individuals' major.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise students who not only plan on attending Bethune-Cookman University, but have planned to further their education beyond high school to definitely have an idea of the career they're trying to pursue. I would also hope the student has put forth their absolute best on their SAT's and ACT's attaining a score which will place them in the appropriate college level courses.That's what

    In three sentences

    Our institution wants to sustain and continue to implement a sense of obligation (everyone owes it to themselves and deserves a chance at furthering their education) and continue to make the most of their experience. Motto: Enter to learn Depart to serve. That's what makes my university GREAT!

  • 12/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's a ;ot to choose from, like going to the movie and going out to eat. But if you dont have no money this school has event for us like every weekend which is un.

    Food and Dining

    At first might taste a little weird , because your taste buds has not adjust to it . But has a lot to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Get a little weird being in there, but you get use to it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make the very best of your education and enjoy your time in college experience.

    In three sentences

    This school is very cultural. This school has amazing and friendly people. This school really cares about their students' education.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Most of the security guards are pretty cool to talk with don't know how they would hold up if something happened though.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the beach or go to this club called The Moon.

    Food and Dining

    The best thing is salad.

    Dorm Life

    One of the best dorms are Lee Rhyrant but its incredibly far from everything including the cafeteria and classrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't too hard unless you have a teacher who doesn't speak English too well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to be irritated sometimes.

    In three sentences

    Before you get here it seems like a good school. Once you get here the quality of the dorms and cafeteria food are awful, incleading dorm leakage/flooding when it rains and the food is either highly undercooked or unidentifable. There is also not alot of activities for students and if there is, the students do not participate.

  • 12/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    A high security

    Bang for the buck

    D expensive

    What to do for fun

    games, greek life, clubs, organizations

    Academic Rigor

    A Depends on the professor/instructor

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused!! Often times its easy to become distracted. Its not like high school you are held to a higher standard of accountability.

    In three sentences

    I think Bethune Cookman University is a great institution for higher learning. It offers a diverse environment conducive to learning.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Clubs, party, campus events, beach, and socialize

    Food and Dining

    The cafe sucks it will mess your stomach up! Be cautious.

    Dorm Life

    There is mold in most of the dorms and they don't do anything about it besides spray bleach and water. Curtis hall has the smallest dorm space, Joyner I think is the biggest.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes vary depending on who your professors are, most of my professors gave scheduled work so we knew what was coming it was a matter of doing it in a timely manner.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep a planner and calender and write down everything even if you think you won't forget!

    In three sentences

    BCU has a close knit family feeling when you step on campus. It is small andd full of history. The professors are there to see you achieve.

  • 01/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    we have the Divine 9 at Bethune as well as several SPOACS

    Clubs and Activities

    We have a large variety of clubs from Dance Teams to performing arts Band sports and different leadership groups based on interest religion and ethic background

    Great for these types of students

    If you are looking for a school where you not just a number come to Cookman. Where is every student has a name and a story that someone wants to here. We are a very family orientated university and it feels good to know everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say the money is worth it because there is soo much more money you could be paying for a university and don't even get acknowledged by your professors.

    What to do for fun

    For fun around campus I stay active. Join a group or a club explore Daytona Beach there is more that reaches the eye.

    Food and Dining

    We recently have a new food provider in the caf as well as a new caf and both of which are Delicious.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is just that, Bethune has built a new co ed dorm with a caf on inside and in the process of building a new all boys dorm leaving the school 5 boy dorms and 6 women dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics at The Great Bethune Cookman University differs by major and teacher choose wisely and what you know you can handle.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check your email regardly for scholarships or other oppurtunties that the school may offer. Go to class and get to know the professors on campus they will be of help to you later on down the line.

    In three sentences

    I give Bethune-Cookman on a scale of 5 a 4. I will always leave room for progress and my University is indeed making this progress slowly but surely.

  • 01/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I see security around when I am on the campus.

    What to do for fun

    Study

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I don't stay on campus so I do not know.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors I've had were willing to go above and beyond to make sure your getting help when needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you maintain knowledge of the courses needed for that major.

    In three sentences

    Great school but some of the staff is disorganized. It can take a while to get problems solved but eventually they are handled.

  • 02/01/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Cheer Or Dance , But Also Study To Keep Grades On Point.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep Staying Focused And Also Academic.

    In three sentences

    Very Educated School.

  • 02/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Going to the beach, joining clubs and going downtown/beach side helps the time fly by while having fun and learning.

    Food and Dining

    They have redone the cafeteria and now the food is absolutely great and healthy for you.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on what dorm you stay in your living space maybe smaller or bigger than a guest bedroom in a regular house.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers here go the extra mile to help you pass all your courses and they give you all the material needed to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Save money before coming so you can buy your books as soon as your teacher tells you what books you need.

    In three sentences

    Bethune Cookman University is a great school to attend. The teachers and staffs are so helpful. If you make a choice to go to BCU, i promise you that you won't regret it. As a current student, the warm environment makes me feel like I'm home...This is my home.

  • 03/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They are always visible.

    Greek Life

    It is a historically black college so greek life is at its best on our campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is to many to count ,but I am assitant to multicultural department and we are over few of the international organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are ready to enter to learn and depart to serve the world. Our school initiative is to bring social justice to the world.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the most surreal places on campus is the gravesite of my founder. It makes me proud to be a student at my great university. She was dedicated to the vision of my school.

    What to do for fun

    Well, you are in Florida, so there its a lot to do for fun. Also, there is numerous of organizations on campus that provides activites during the week and weekend.

    Food and Dining

    Honestly, when I first came to the school the food was not so great, but Cookman is on the rise. We just this year implemented a new cuisine and it truly superb!

    Dorm Life

    I stayed on the dorm for the first two years of college. I suggest all freshmen to live on the dorm because it gives you a foundation that you will depend on for the rest of your years in undergraduate through all the connection you make.

    Academic Rigor

    I do not believe the curriculum is to extreme, but it does challenge you if you put your best foot forward. Your education at Bethune-Cookman is what you make of it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not forget your purpose. Be open to a new experience. Love the opportunity of getting a college education because everyone does not have this opportunity.

    In three sentences

    I love my school. The teachers really ensure you the best educational experience ever. My university really holds a great place in my heart.

  • 04/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    we have sercurity everyday all day around the campus

    Greek Life

    Greek life is college.You learn new things about them and they are very interesting people to hang with

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and school activities are very fun. They have different things on different days.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the ave is an unusual location for all the students. you never seen alot of students stand on the sidewalk just talking and hanging out.

    What to do for fun

    cheerleading, dance team and workout

    Food and Dining

    Not so good, but can deal with it

    Dorm Life

    Entertaining,Fun,and strict

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with a mindset of ready to learn

    In three sentences

    Perfessional.Outstanding. & Very strict

  • 05/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There so much to do for fun, you can go on the quad and hangout with your friends. You can go to the game room and play different games or you can even walk to the beach and have fun over there. There's always some type of activity going on in Daytona.

    Food and Dining

    Bethune Cookman has a new revamped cafeteria so their food is much better now. We now have a WoW cafe along with the regular cafeteria. WoW cafe is another place you can eat when your tired of eating cafeteria food, WoW has a different variety. If you don't want to have either you can have food in your dorm as well.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fine you just have to get a good roommate that you'll get a long with. The RA's are very helpful and if you have a problem they try to help you solve it immediately. When you're a incoming freshman you have a curfew so you have to be in your dorm before 12am or you'll be fined.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics is key, when your first attending college your advisor makes your schedule so you're guaranteed to get the classes you need. Incoming students also have to attend seminar classes because Bethune Cookman is a Christian college and they want their students to keep intouch with their faith, during seminar you also get financial advice as well. If you get a letter grade of a C or lower you have to visit you advisor immediately so they can get you assigned a tutor so you can get back on track.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you first get to Bethune Cookman everyone is very helpful and nice, they have a whole week dedicated to the incoming freshmans. The thing that incoming students have to keep in mind is their academics and BCU make sure of that because all incoming students are assigned a advisor that emails them regularly. Also students should never go anywhere alone, always make sure you have a friend with you.

    In three sentences

    Bethune Cookman University is a great college for any student to attend. You would never want to sit in your dorm because the school always have fun activities going on. Summer has just started and I'm already ready to reattend Bethune Cookman for my second year.

  • 05/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    At BCU there's always something fun and interesting to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is fair

    Dorm Life

    Most dorms are better than others but, if you keep your grades above a 3.0 than a nice dorm is not even a problem of concern.

    Academic Rigor

    At Bethune Cookman university they test your academic capability in every shape and form.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in with the mindset of achieving your goals. Hard work takes true dedication. Don't fall victim to the club scene.

    In three sentences

    A place that feels like home. Bethune Cookman is the best place to attend. There's nothing like a wildcat.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They are guards on duty 24/7 on campus to help you at your time of need.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you are a freshman, you have to go to chapel. Chapel is where all the freshman meet up for worship, motivational speaker, or financial training.

    What to do for fun

    They are different events that goes on around campus all the time. You will receive an email about each event and time.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is okay for the most part. You have three different options for your dinner. You are provided breakfast every morning and on the weekend brunch, just in case you would like to sleep later.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing. You have the opportunity to meet new people and have fun with different types of people. They have campus security on duty at all times for your safety.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students make sure you have a plan when trying to find a college. Find a college that has your best interest and not just because you want to attend college with your best friend.

    In three sentences

    Bethune-Cookman University is all about enter to learn and depart to service. Cookman is very family-oriented and makes you feel like you are at home. Bethune-Cookman has the every one's interest at heart and they will make it their mission to give you all the things you need.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    just like moms or grandmas home cooking on a Sunday afternoon anything you can think of they have it

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are great depends on the dorms you are in, they just built to new dorm housing one is co-ed and another one for girls its really nice

    Academic Rigor

    they keep you focus and on task they make sure you don't get behind in class

    Tips for prospective students

    start your scholarships early this is a private school and it is very expensive

    In three sentences

    this school is well orientate on of the best historical black schools. I give this school 5 stars and they care for each student.

  • 06/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You see campus security everywhere at all times of the day. The really look out for our safety and send out alerts when something is going on.

    Greek Life

    Amazing. We have D9 and we have SPOAC. The students in Greek Life are really friendly and really help make this school fun.

    What to do for fun

    The student organizations host alot of events. But there are also alot of sporting events. There are dances, shows, and a few quad parties.

    Food and Dining

    We just got a new food company to handle the cafe food and its amazing.

    Dorm Life

    The RAs are great and they keep the dorms looking very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    They a big focus on making sure everyone is moving forward in academics. They have tutors, students tutors, computer labs everywhere. Having a 3.0 is never an option.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come focused. Its easy to pass and go great things but its easier to fail and not accomplish anything.

    In three sentences

    Great school, very family oriented. Works for the students not against the students and the faculty and staff is always ready to help make us great.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greeks RUN the school

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot of clubs but you really don't hear much about them

    Bang for the buck

    Out of state kids make sure you go in with tons of scholarships. Bethune really doesn't help at all unless you're a FL resident, I'm really considering on transferring because I get no money and my average is a 3.6. But yet a FL resident with a 2.8 gets over the tuition to buy what ever they want. Which I feel isn't fair at all.

    Food and Dining

    Food is better now, hopefully it would improve a tad more.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on what dorm you live in. Plus they are doing renovations. So it may have a new look.

    Academic Rigor

    If you do your work honestly you will pass with no problem

    In three sentences

    Over priced. Expensive. Not really worth your money

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have campus security that stays on campus so we are ALWAYS secured at all times. We also have campus alerts that can be sent to your phone that way you'll know whats going on on campus and in the nearby community.

    Greek Life

    I'm not Greek but walking around campus the Greeks are EVERYWHERE ! lol

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty clubs and activities that you can get into at BCU. Besides HA2 i was in the CSA(Caribbean Student Association).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Wednesday we have BCU Professional Dress day meaning you are to PROFESSIONALLY dress to impress. Like if you were to go to work, that is how you dress that day.

    What to do for fun

    I'm a dancer. I dance for HOUSE ARREST 2 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP DANCE TEAM aka. (HA2). I also go out to the band field and watch them practice, The school loves watching the band ! We have the best band in the land so why not ?? lol

    Food and Dining

    We have recently (last school year) gotten a new food caterer so the food is absolutely to die for !

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where you stay determines the dorm life. I stayed in JA-FLO freshman year and i loved it :) Sophomore year i stayed in LLC and i thought those dorms was heaven on earth :)

    Academic Rigor

    Our classes are a little difficult but with our great student body and amazing professors the work is easy to get done

    Tips for prospective students

    When you get to BCU first off get involved !! That's what makes college fun but also come with a strong mind. Know your purpose for being there. Your there to ENTER TO LEARN, DEPART TO SERVE :)

    In three sentences

    I love my hBCU. When i was a freshman, I'm a upcoming junior, this school taught me how to be myself. the teachers are great and the events are wonderful. I wouldn't trade my hBCU for nothing in the world ! #HAIL.WAILDCATS !

  • 06/24/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Flag Clubs

    Academic Rigor

    I heard it is good

    Tips for prospective students

    Stat focused Don't get caught in non since

    In three sentences

    Bethune Cookman is very well-known. It has a great nursing program. I can't wait to go there in the fall.

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    join organizations ,clubs and beach not to far

    Food and Dining

    we have a star bucks on campus

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to be in a family atmosphere attend Bethune cook-man university. college is what you make it if you stay in your dorm you be bored get out and explore.

    In three sentences

    On the scale one to ten Bethune Cook-man is an 8 .You can always expect something new happening or changing around campus . theirs always something to do around campus.

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security constantly monitors campus with easily accessible places to reach them in case of an emergency.

    Greek Life

    GREEK IS LIFE!

    Clubs and Activities

    Hundreds of organizations and clubs to join; become part of what you find most interesting.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like to enjoy life but still plan to get there business handled, not at all the place for slackers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well wouldn't you like to know the family secrets, It's a wildcat thing, you have to be one to find out!

    Bang for the buck

    Cookman assures that every credit hour you pay for will be well spent.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something happening on and off campus, the best thing to do is find whats fits you and stay active. -Beaches -Parties -Dances -And Much More!

    Food and Dining

    The food is up there with Momma Nem, excuse my poor grammar but its just that good.

    Dorm Life

    Soon to be five-star because they are always improving them.

    Academic Rigor

    Courses are very accurate and precise with the major you wish to pursue.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early to avoid last-minute jitters, have a plan on how you want things to go and stick to it but allow flexibility.

    In three sentences

    School of valor and honor. Place of excellence. Superb in every aspect possible.

  • 07/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Alpha Nu Omega Fraternity Inc. is the best organization on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Student Government Association and TraCoDram Theater Society are two organizations I really enjoy.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who need more one on one time with teachers. Students who like a smaller family oriented campus. Christian students as B-CU is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our Fraternities and Sororities are very active. We also have a concert for young and rising B-CU students.

    Bang for the buck

    I wouldn't trade my experience at B-CU for anything!

    What to do for fun

    B-CU is right by the beach so I go there a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not miss class. Build good relationships with your teachers. Take advantage of every opportunity.

    In three sentences

    B-CU provides a rich experience and opportunities that you cannot find anywhere else. It is a smaller school so it feels very family oriented. Our administration and staff take great care of us.

  • 07/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    my campus is always safe any time of the day

    Greek Life

    Greek life is amazing they are always doing something for the students

    Clubs and Activities

    we have the best clubs at our school

    Great for these types of students

    students that want to learn and come out with a degree in what they major in

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    walk of faith every day at 10:20 church every wednesday party before games

    What to do for fun

    school clubs, parties,

    Food and Dining

    always good and we always have enough food

    Dorm Life

    Our dorms always clean and well kept

    Tips for prospective students

    Choosing a Career/Choosing a Major Choosing to Double Major/Choosing a Major and Minor Stay on top of your GPA Obtaining Marketable Skills

    In three sentences

    Bethune-Cookman University is one of the best HBCU you can attend. We have top of the line learning tools and people who will help you out with anything you need from learning to personal problem. I give my HBCU in 10.

  • 07/26/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I saw security at pretty much every corner.

    Greek Life

    The divine 9 is definitely prevalent on campus. My tour guide was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. He basically explained that it brings forth many opportunities such as networking. Research more about it for yourself to see if you would be interested. As for me when I do start undergrad greek life is definitely something I would like to partake in.

    Clubs and Activities

    It's enough clubs on campus for everyone to get involved in something.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student that wants a quality college education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well it's founder Mary McLeod Bethune is buried on campus. It's for good reasons but I was a little uneasy about that.

    What to do for fun

    Well it's in Daytona Florida. There's everything to do and its always something going down on campus. Get into something

    Food and Dining

    I was highly upset. Their were no vegetarian options in the dining hall. The pink lemonade tasted like nothing but sugar! I'm hoping none of this is due to the fact that this is a HBCU.

    Dorm Life

    I visited this past week( 2013) the dorms are currently being renovated. 3.0 gpa of incoming freshman get the nicer dorms. Apartment style living type. You meet people in traditional dorms but to each his own.

    Academic Rigor

    The buisness school is A1

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to tour this school before deciding to attend. This will make or break your decision about it.

  • 08/01/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I felt very safe there. Its not in a bad community.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs and get involved that way you will enjoy the college experience.

    Food and Dining

    They cafeteria is a good walk from the dorms but it is clean.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorm rooms are kind of small and old but they are clean.

    Academic Rigor

    The advisors are very concerned with academics and they seem to make sure everyone is where they need to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Getting money for tuition can be quite stressful if you don't have scholarships.

    In three sentences

    Bethune-Cookman is a very welcoming University. I Honestly felt safe being there. The only negative thing I have to say is they are very difficult to get in contact with.

  • 08/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    chill your covered

    Greek Life

    Its nice , the Greek on campus is doing big things on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    join them , if you don't you will not enjoy college

    Great for these types of students

    Students who value there relationship with God but also want to experience life but not to crazy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    you will see once you get there

    What to do for fun

    Daytona Beach , Daytona Lagoon , movies , PARTIES ! lols

    Food and Dining

    ALL YOU CAN EAT ! lol the food is great you'll have 6 plates in one sitting

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life pretty cool , as a freshman you wont like curfew but you'll appreciate it one day lol

    Academic Rigor

    Classroom life is just right , the classrooms are full but enough to get one on ones with your teachers

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to school with the mind set to learn because if your gpa falls your financial aid WILL drop . take it from me , im looking for money for school now .

    In three sentences

    BCU is Amazing !Though it is kinda pricey its worth it , the campus is making some major improvements.

  • 09/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security has gotten better since my freshman very. So you will have a sense of protection. However keep in mind this is a open campus which means at anytime anyone can walk on our campus whenever they fell like it .

    Greek Life

    Ah the greek life ! Come and experience for yourself Always out and about on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs and activities to get into Clubs anywhere from religious to academic !! Do your research

    Great for these types of students

    The Nursing Program is preety great ! Very competitive Crimainal Justice and Hospitality majors also get a lot of recognition Athletes also have it great here at Bethune! I would check into the perks if I was coming to play sports of any kind.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Mary McLeod's Bethune's original house and grave is here on campus. Students are able to view at their leisure. We have a walk of faith on campus There are also other grave on campus Something that as became apart of the Cookman life is the fact that you will often see a black cat roam the campus during any time of the day. The say say it's Mary looking over us

    Bang for the buck

    Love the school most important thing is to come out and see it for yourself.

    What to do for fun

    Not really into clubbing much, but if that's your thing there's always parties going on at different clubs in the area (which transportation will be provided for you). Greek house parties within walking distance for the campus. The school often have events for students on campus on the quad and sometimes events off campus like to the movies, skating rink etc

    Food and Dining

    I will say though the café is great (: Major come up since my freshman year ! I would invest in a meal plan if it fits you. You won't be disappointed ! We also have a Starbucks on campus and a place called The Wow (wings, burgers and fries) Cheap and very good! Also lots on mom and pop dinning in the area

    Dorm Life

    Not really a fan of the dorm life. In my opinion for what we are paying it can be sooooo much better. Referring back to what I said earlier, visit the school and see the dorms for yourself, talk to the students.

    Academic Rigor

    Speaking from what I know the professors are really willing to help those students who want it. Don't be afraid to ask for it when needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know exactly what you are getting yourself into ! Research the school in its entirety and not only parts that strike an interest to you. If you are blessed with the opportunity visit the school during a peak time so you can actually see and get a feel of what you'll be walking into ! Trust me it's very much so be worth it if you are really thinking about coming here. Stay on track of your financial aid situation. There's nothing worse then not knowing how you're going to pay for school! APPLY FOE SHOLARSHIPS ! They're out there for you.

    In three sentences

    Overall I love Bethune Cookman University. Like all institutions there are some things that needs to be changed and worked on in order to better our institution. I can honestly say though since my freshman year of college I have noticed major changes taking places and I'm very proud to call myself a Wildcat !

  • 10/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Daytona Beach has a high crime rate and this school is placed in the center of the poverty district. Needless to say, do not go out alone at night without a group of friends.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge on this campus. We always have step shows, inductions, and events held all over campus for the various frats/sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many activities that you can get involved with here to keep you busy.

    Bang for the buck

    Since this is a private school, it is naturally more expensive. Even so, it should not be this expensive for the quality of life and education.

    What to do for fun

    Daytona Beach does not have much recreational activities at all. The best you can do here is go to beach side, which personally is all I need. There are several restaurants there, shops, the movies, clubs, and the beach. Down international towards Daytona 500 stadium are a bunch of restaurants. Basically, you should have a car if you want to have any real fun in the area.

    Food and Dining

    Last year, the food would have been rated at one star but our school hired a new food production company. The food still needs much room for improvement, but no more food poisoning !

    Dorm Life

    Many people complain about the dorms here, need to say they are not cleaned very well. Even so, each room contains air conditioning, open closets, and plenty of room to bring accessories. The better dorms have shared room bathrooms and are bigger as well.

    Academic Rigor

    I had more trouble managing my grades in high school. The honors program offers a few more challenging classes, but since it is fairly new it is just fasted paced classes rather than harder work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should be prepared for change no matter what your background. Although this is a historically black private school, there is a huge mix of students based on skills, interests, and intelligence.

    In three sentences

    This school consists of a very complex mix of mentality within the student body. While this school has a large remedial program for struggling students, it has a growing honors program for the advanced. To rate it, it is good for students who want to get through a fun college experience, but not for those who want a good educational experience.

  • 10/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Everyone at Bethune-Cookman University is very friendly. If you have a class that is hard to pass, previous students from that class will help you. Bethune-Cookman University also has a beautiful campus.

  • 10/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Bethune-Cookman University is very expensive being that it is a private institution. This is what causes a lot of student to change their minds about attending, but there are many scholarships and grants available to help you pay for school here at Bethune-Cookman. You just have to apply for them. Yeah I admit when I saw the price of tuition I almost fainted too but advisers at Bethune are helping me find solutions to help me pay for the expenses of college and after I got help I realized that it wasn't too bad.

    What to do for fun

    There are are a lot of on-campus activities. It depends on what the person likes to do. There's sports, band, and off campus you malls, restaurants, skating and bowling.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining is the best part of the school. Think of yourself at a food court in you nearest mall, and that's what i like to think of Bethune-Cookman's ''Cafe''. Everyone eats 3 times a day just because of its environment.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing. Service is an outstanding when it is needed and comes right away. The rooms are spacious and have comfortable bedding along with stylish furniture.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are only as hard as you make them. Do your best and study, the professors give you everything you need to pass the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective student the only two tips I would give to them is to come to college with a mind to study and manage time.

    In three sentences

    On a scale of 1-10 I rate Bethune-Cookman University a 10. The school is very uplifting, and gives you all the tools needed to become successful. This school to me is the number one historically black college in the United States.

  • 12/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is very strict especially since the campus is very open you will feel more safer.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is incredible! I love the steps shows they do and they are role models always willing to help out.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many organizations to get involved in such as the dance teams etc. but make sure you make a name for yourself the more you get involved the more (scholarships) money you get from the school in return.

    Great for these types of students

    Prospective Students who is determined for success !

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The actual house of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune is located right on campus. To go inside and see all the history is pretty awesome. Very interesting that most of the buildings have a story to tell.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is very expensive because it is a private institution. I prefer for anyone to get as many scholarships as you can.

    What to do for fun

    For fun you can do multiple things such as go to the beach, enjoy the multiple activities they have on campus, volunteer and even step out to party.

    Food and Dining

    We have a bunch of different areas where you can eat, even a vegetarian section. I love that the sections are separated and well what else can you say , its all you can eat.

    Dorm Life

    I currently live in a dorm where I have 2 other roommates and myself. The name of my dorm is called Joyner Hall and I love the fact that everyone is friendly with one another. I plan on getting an honors dorm next year, my roommates are cool but I prefer more space. The dorm life is basically kept very old fashioned- the way Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune wants to be (left in her legacy).

    Academic Rigor

    There is no way to fail because of all the resources on campus. Everything is open for students with even a 4.0 g.p.a to do even better. At this school we strive for success. Help is everywhere so no excuses if you get a bad grade!

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your work, go to tutoring if necessary, get involved, and volunteer.

    In three sentences

    Bethune Cookman has a very open campus. The teachers are very friendly and work with you one on one. The school is very sociable and fun.

  • 12/06/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    AMAZING

    Dorm Life

    Nice pictures

    Academic Rigor

    Hopefully great!

    In three sentences

    I think this is a place I will be able to grow at, such a rich history!

  • 12/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many events to look forward to. For example, there is the Florida Blue Classic in November. This game is held against Florida A&M and is something you would not want to miss.

    Food and Dining

    Be prepared to go grocery shopping more often then usual. Although there is a cafeteria, they do not often many places to dine on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very interesting. Be prepared to have small living space unless you have three to a room which usually has more space than a double.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are taken very serious here at Bethune Cookman. When grades fall below a C your academic adviser will contact you to meet with you to discuss your grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    The tips that I would give to prospective students is to not look so much into the parties, but really focus on the education. Do not allow your friends nor acquaintances to lure you towards anything but success.

    In three sentences

    Bethune Cookman University is a private, yet prestigious University that offers a variety of courses to minority students. At Bethune there are many degree programs to choose from. Not only is the learning environment comfortable, but each professor is determined to help you succeed to the best of your ability.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is something going on basically every other day. If it's not a game (Volleyball, Basketball, Football) then it's a play or a dance. Campus activities are mostly free if not always free for current students.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should definitely Apply Early! If you apply and get accepted, you should schedule a tour asap, tour the dorms so you would get a feel of how the living space is.

  • 01/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Due to the area in Daytona BCU is in, safety is questionable off campus but, on campus however has little to no incidents that threaten safety on even a minor scale.

    Greek Life

    Greek life energy is felt virtually everywhere on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    As stated in the What to do for fun section, there are a wide variety of things to do,in large part of the stunning array of clubs and organizations.

    Bang for the buck

    Being a private instituition, BCU is expensive but they are speedily on their way to measuing in full to the 23,000 a year price tag.

    What to do for fun

    There is a variety of activities and organizations on campus to be involved in. If one is bored on campus between;celebrity guests, sponsered fraternity and sorrority events(In some cases parties), and athletic competition in the form of intramural sports, combined with private entertainment made affordable by technology, frankly, should check their priorities and their definition of fun.

    Food and Dining

    In the genesis of my attendence, the dining was nothing to brag about, but in just a year and a half, the transformation is apparent. The main dining hall has improved at least 3 fold, and the upgrading of side dining has made eating at BCU something to honestly look forward to.

    Dorm Life

    Initially, I was by no means impressed by the majority of residential life but after texploring the campus a bit more,I appreciated the recent improvements and additions that had been made.Not only have there been recent additions but, more indeed do approach in order to provide valuable addition to the school's prestige. With the implementation of new facilities, dorm life will soon be a four.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically the school will challenge anyone between work loads and course content. Not only is the school competent and affluent academically,but the staff have greater oppurtunity to work with students due to a smaller population,resulting in a greater plausibility for academic success for students.

    Tips for prospective students

    I advise students to be proactive in all areas of interest.Whether it be financial assistance, student activities, or school-wide issues, taking initiative is key to success anywhere but, especially at BCU.

    In three sentences

    Bethune-Cookman seems to be a school on the rise. Between the capacity of students hitting the ceiling every semester, the inauguration of a new president(In Presisdent Jackson), and it's flourishing Mass Communication and Business areas of study,BCU is an HBCU that is getting momentum in the mainstream. Although not highly touted in certain areas of study, at the rate the school proceeds now, it will indeed be a school to be recognized over its peers.

  • 02/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    allright

    Greek Life

    no...

    Clubs and Activities

    all of our fraternities and sorties are great

    Great for these types of students

    focus more on school not women

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    im creole American and live in an all boys dorm

    Bang for the buck

    I am a young courageous go getter that will not stop when faced by a challenge

    What to do for fun

    play basketball, football, and baseball and love to exercise

    Tips for prospective students

    study , use tutors and read when bored.

    In three sentences

    a breath taking experience that is marveled when around. Amazing by all circumstance Should be a top school in the nation

  • 02/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there are a lot of campus activities. there is the beach about five minutes away. sometimes there are college parties. most of the fun comes from you hanging with your friends that you start having.

    Tips for prospective students

    all be on guard. stay focused and keep your head in the books.

    In three sentences

    has great cultural backgroud and presence. the teachers and faculty are amazing at what they do. bethune cookman has the best programs for students.

  • 02/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    THEY ON IT SO BE ON YOUR BEST BEHAVIOR BUT OTHER THAN THAT THEY ARE SO NICE JUST BE COOL WITH THEM.

    Greek Life

    FIRE, THEY ARE ACTIVE AND ON THE QUAD ALL THE TIME A GOOD EXAMPLE TO THE UNDERCLASSMEN FOR SURE...

    Clubs and Activities

    CLUB AXESS, LUCKY'S, HOMECOMING IS ALWAYS LIVE WITH CELEBRITIES, AS WELL AS CELEBS COMING TO THE SCHOOL TO TALK TO US.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    CEC HAS LITTLE EVENTS NOW AND THEN BUT YOULL SEE COME AND JOIN US..

    Bang for the buck

    BETHUNE GRILL THE WINGS ARE THE BOMB!!!!AND WILDCAT CAFE FIRE I HEARD ITS NEW IN AREA.

    What to do for fun

    ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS WILDCAT WED.....ARE THE FREAKING BEST AT THE CLUB AXESS WHICH WAS THE MOON AS FIRST YOULL HAVE A BLAST BUT I WONT TELL IT ALL ITS A SUPRISE THATLL YOU NEVER FORGET.

    Food and Dining

    The food is the bomb on some days but sometimes if you miss home they prepare soul food, good breakfast new cafe with booth and tv to watch with buffet. Then we have 3 resturants around the cookman area

    Dorm Life

    Freshman have a certain time that you to be in your hall or else youll get fined $1000 and you dont want that on your school records. You share with a roomate depened on which dorm your stay in there only one co-ed dorm hall but thats for all the 4.0 students who has good grade.

    Academic Rigor

    Great!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get the work done, stay on task with all the classes, and freshman semianr is a very important class your whole freshman year. Dont be afraid to ask for help because the teacher are very patient with theyll help if your getting all you need we have tutors that can help as well.

    In three sentences

    Bethune-Cookman is the best expereince anyone ever get. There many different events and activies that is so involved with the school. And the best thing its a HBCU that could never be any better for any student to be in a such diverse school even though it's Historically Black.

  • 05/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun I go to the BEACH!! and just stay on campus because there is just always something going on there.

    Food and Dining

    The food for me who is a veggie person sucks because its like they don't have any thing good for us other than the salad bar but from what i have hear from others who eat the food on a regular the food is good that it keeps them coming back.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are small, and old because it is a historic college but not that old that you think the roof is going to come in or anything.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are like friends but no to much of your friend because they will be strict with you when they see that your grades are slipping, they don't want to see anyone fail but they only give grades you have earned.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focus because does have a lot of actives that can maybe take you away from your studies.

    In three sentences

    A when you go there you feel like your college is another family. History being made at every corner. Your Not just a number.

  • 05/29/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    to many things to list it is in the epicenter of so many things and it is right on the beach

    Food and Dining

    cafe is okay its a step up from high school lunch

    Dorm Life

    dorms are older and there okay but you most likely wont be in them since the beach is a mile one way the mall is one mile the other way.

    Academic Rigor

    small student to teacher ratio so there is a lot of one on one timel

    Tips for prospective students

    Education first!!!! there are so many things going on around campus, it is a really fun atmosphere but you have to make sure that you stay focused on your work

    In three sentences

    Fun school to attend. In a Great area. Great student to teacher ratio.

  • 06/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The Cafe has some of the most delicious food i've ever tasted.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice and cleaned everyday

    Academic Rigor

    You most definatly will be challenged but its worth it because it prepares you for the world because you can't get anywhere without some hard work.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a prospective student you should do a campus tour or virtual tour so that you can get somewhat of a visual of the campus because its so big that you can and will get lost.

    In three sentences

    Bethune-Cookman University is the best HBCU that anyone could ever attend. The enviroment, campus liife, and student activties are amazing. I really am glad that i picked this school theres no other place like it.