Beacon College


Enrollment: 128.

Student Body: 38% female, 63% male, 80% out-of-state, (2 countries represented). Asian 2%, African American 10%, Caucasian 85%, Hispanic 3%.

Retention and Graduation: 73% freshmen return for sophomore year. 50% freshmen graduate within 4 years.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 714:1. 17 full-time faculty, 65% hold PhDs, 6% are members of minority groups, 59% are women.


Degrees: Associate, bachelors.

Classes: Most classes have 10-19 students.

Special Study Options: Cooperative education program, independent study, internships, study abroad.

Honors programs: Psi Tau Omega is the academic honor society at Beacon College. Special programs offered to physically disabled students include note-taking services, reader services, tape recorders, tutors.


Housing: Special housing for disabled students, apartments for single students, Students enjoy 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartment style living accommodations.

Computers: 100% of classrooms have wireless network access.


Environment: Village.

Activities: Choral groups, drama/theater, literary magazine, student government, student newspaper, yearbook.

Organizations: 13 registered organizations, 1 honor societies, 1 fraternities, 1 sorority.

On-Campus Highlights: New Resident Apartment Complex, Student Center, Stoer Building—Office of Student Services, Beacon College Library, Administration Building.


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 2.8. Minimum paper TOEFL 525.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Recommendation(s). Application essay, rigor of secondary school record, standardized test scores, character/ personal qualities, talent/ability. Class rank, academic GPA, extracurricular activities, interview, volunteer work, work experience.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. 4 English, 1 mathematics, 1 science, 1 social studies, 2 history, 3 academic electives.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 53 applied, 92% admitted, 59% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: High school transcript, college transcript(s), essay or personal statement, interview, Lowest grade transferable C.

General Admission Information: Application fee $50. Regular application deadline 8/1. Notification on a rolling basis, beginning on or about 9/1. Nonfall registration accepted. Credit offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Annual tuition $27,000. Room and board $8,150. Required fees $700. Average book expense $900.

Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA, institution s own financial aid form, state aid form. Financial aid filing deadline 4/1. Priority financial aid filing date 3/1.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on or about 2/1.

Types of Aid: Federal Pell, SEOG, state scholarships/grants, private scholarships, the school’s own gift aid.

Student Employment: Federal Work-Study Program available. Highest amount earned per year from on-campus jobs $6,000. Off-campus job opportunities are good.

Financial Aid Statistics: 21% freshmen, 17% undergrads receive need-based scholarship or grant aid. 21% freshmen, 17% undergrads receive need-based self-help aid. 67% undergrads borrow to pay for school. Average cumulative indebtedness $28,000.

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