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Beacon College

Leesburg, FL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate57%
Acceptance Rate57%

About Beacon College

Beacon College Overview

Beacon College is a private, nonprofit school in a small town setting in Leesburg, Florida. Beacon College was founded in 1989 and enrolls 460 undergrads and no graduate students. Beacon College offers on-campus housing for up to 403 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 95% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

Student Involvement at Beacon College

Love music or performing?

Beacon College does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Beacon College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Beacon College on the Student Life page.

2022 Beacon College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 57%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.2
Tuition $46,420
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $20,834

Is Beacon College a Good School?


There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how selective a university is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better idea of what Beacon College offers and if the college seems like the right college for you.

Beacon College Acceptance Rate 2022

Beacon College is moderately difficult to get into. Around 57% of applicants get into Beacon College each year. Last year, 472 students applied to Beacon College and 268 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Beacon College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 79% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Beacon Collegecome back their sophomore year. Around 60% of students who started at Beacon College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Beacon College Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 51% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent Beacon College grads is $30,421 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

Beacon College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Beacon College's endowment was $100000 thousand. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Beacon College spends about $8,137 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Beacon College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

First-year students that attend Beacon College full-time are awarded $20,834 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $27,000 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Beacon College.

Based on this information, does Beacon College seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Beacon College a good school for you?

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Where is Beacon College Located?

Beacon College is located in the small town setting of Leesburg, Florida, less than an hour from Orlando.

If you are interested in seeing Beacon College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Florida Turnpike & I-75 to Leesburg, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Orlando International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Beacon College and Leesburg are like without leaving home.

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College Info

105 East Main Street Leesburg, FL 34748

Campus Setting: Small Town

Beacon College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Beacon College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Beacon College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Beacon College ACT Scores

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Beacon College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$62,830

In State

$62,830

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$46,420
$46,420
Fees
$690
$690
Housing
$14,720
$14,720
Books
$1,000
$1,000

Student Life

Wondering what life at Beacon College is like? There are approximately 460 students enrolled at Beacon College. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 33% percent are from FL and 67% percent of students are from other states.

91%

Full Time

9%

Part Time

33%

In State

67%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

460

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

57%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$47,110

Out-of-State

$47,110

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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