Goldey-Beacom College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Wilmington, Delaware
Wilmington, Delaware. Malepheasant / Wikimedia Commons

Goldey-Beacom College Admissions Overview:

Admissions to Goldey-Beacom College are not highly selective, with an acceptance rate of 58%. Successful applicants tend to have GPAs of 2.5 or better and middling standardized test scores (note that SAT and ACT scores are not a required part of the application). With holistic admissions, the school also takes writing skills, extracurricular activities, and other factors into account. 

Admissions Data (2016):

Goldey-Beacom College Description:

Located in a suburb of Wilmington, Delaware, Goldey-Beacom College is a private, four year regional college with a career-focused curriculum. The 24-acre campus is an easy drive from Philadelphia and Baltimore. Nearly all Goldey-Beacom students major in a business-related field although other majors such as English and Psychology are offered. Goldey-Beacom's 1,600 students are supported by a student / faculty ratio of 26 to 1. All four residence halls have apartment-style suites that house four or five students. The college has fourteen chartered student organizations, and the Goldey-Beacom Lightning compete in the NCAA Division II Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC).

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,063 (698 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 82% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $23,400
  • Books: $1,297 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,699
  • Other Expenses: $5,650
  • Total Cost: $38,046

Goldey-Beacom College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 54%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,613
    • Loans: $6,295

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 70%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 10%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 44%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 59%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Track and Field, Cross Country, Golf, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, Softball, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Goldey-Beacom College Mission Statement:

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"Goldey-Beacom College enters its second century firmly committed to the proud tradition of providing accessible, high quality, career-focused education. An independent, multilevel college, Goldey-Beacom College offers challenging undergraduate and graduate programs. As a teaching-oriented institution of higher learning, the College emphasizes instructional excellence in the classroom and is committed to sustaining faculty who are caring, dedicated and knowledgeable in their respective fields; who motivate their students to realize their full learning potential; and, above all, who represent teaching excellence. Goldey-Beacom College is further committed to providing a caring, wholesome, intellectually stimulating learning environment to its students so that they may grow as individuals and become worthy, productive members of society."

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