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Beacon College

Leesburg, FL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate52%

About Beacon College

The nation’s first four-year college for students who learn differently, Beacon College is a pioneer in postsecondary education for students with ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning differences. Student success can be measured by the College’s graduation rates, which far exceed the national average for all students. In 2022, Beacon College was ranked the #1 school for students who learn differently for the 5th consecutive year (Best Value Schools) and recognized in the top 10 of southern colleges by U.S. News and World Report.

Beacon enrolls approximately 500 undergraduate students in the beautiful, central Florida city of Leesburg. More than 70% of students are from out-of-state, representing 44 states and 6 countries. Students at Beacon enjoy a traditional college education delivered in a non-traditional way, with wrap-around academic and residence life services to support their college success.

Recently, Beacon College has been making headlines for its revolutionary work in college readiness for students who learn differently. Beacon's family-centered programs begin preparing students and families for the realities of college as early as their sophomore year of high school, with virtual and on-campus options. Beacon's regional transition experts partner with high schools nationally on college readiness tools, assessments and programming to lift outcomes and support students' college success. In addition to its undergraduate population, Beacon College serves an additional 600 students nationwide in these programs each year.

Beacon College is a private, nonprofit college in the town of Leesburg, Florida. Beacon College was founded in 1989. The college enrolls around 501 students a year, including 540 undergraduate students.

Beacon College Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into Beacon College. In 2021, Beacon College accepted 52% of applicants. In 2021, 216 out of 416 total applicants were accepted.

Beacon College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 52%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.3
Test Optional May require tests

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Beacon College is located in Leesburg, Florida, near Orlando.

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College Info

105 East Main Street Leesburg, FL 34748

Campus Setting: Small Town

Beacon College Application Deadline

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Wondering what life at Beacon College is like? There are approximately 501 students enrolled at Beacon College, including 540 undergraduate students and -39 graduate students. 85% percent of students attend school full-time, 32% percent are from FL and 68% percent of students are from other states.


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