Beacon University

Overview of Beacon University

Columbus, GA is home to Beacon. Columbus is a medium-sized city. Students select the school partly because it is a Interdenominational school. Beacon is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school go up to the Doctoral degree.

Areas of Study

Students commonly pursue studies in religion and philosophy.

Beacon Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 420. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 390 and 500.

Student Body

The school has 204 enrolled students (as of 2007-2008). Beacon has a large minority student population. A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older.

Student Life

A lot of students at Beacon attend part-time.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"To equip and motivate today's servant leaders to live lives of personal fulfillment and be successful and productive in community, national, and world servant-leadership venues. To provide undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in residential and external formats, for aspiring servant leaders in pivotal professions. To serve the broader regional, national, and world community through continuing education outreach and local community training programs."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Beacon

Beacon University
6003 Veterans Parkway
Columbus , GA 31909-4663

Beacon Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy30bible studies, theological and ministerial studies, pastoral counseling
Business and Management4business and related services
Therapy and Counseling1psychology

Number of programs and degrees for Beacon in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree31
Bachelor's degree123
Master's degree204

Beacon Student Body

In 2007-2008, Beacon had a total enrollment of 204 students (156 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 58%
Women 42%
Full-Time 46%
Part-Time 54%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 2%
20-21 2%
22-24 8%
25-29 12%
30-34 14%
35-39 10%
40-49 25%
50-64 25%
65+ 1%

Beacon Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 27 %
Part-Time 21 %

Beacon Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Columbus, Georgia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Georgia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Beacon Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420490
SAT Math390500
SAT Writing390489
ACT Verbal1323
ACT Math1520
ACT Composite1521

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT13%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT15%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsrecommended

Beacon Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,090
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,090
Books and supplies $ 800

Financial Aid:
Beacon participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3251300)

Beacon Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Beacon Highlights

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What Sets Beacon Apart:

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Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Beacon Male % of student body
Minority % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%Beacon Minority % of student body
% of degrees in religion and philosophy
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Beacon % of degrees in religion and philosophy

checked Interdenominational affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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