Beacon At A Glance

Beacon At A Glance
There is much about Beacon College that is uncommonly visionary and eminently successful. Our students and graduates offer living testimony to the influence, value, and impact of our educational mission. Over the past decade, they have achieved successes unparalleled in American higher education.

  • Eight Reasons to Choose Beacon

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    1. Singular mission and dedication to students who learn differently
    2. Experienced, devoted, and caring faculty and staff
    3. Diverse and welcoming student body
    4. Unparalleled record of undergraduate student outcomes
    5. Campus is located in a safe and active small city environment, close to Florida’s destination points
    6. Integrated career development curriculum
    7. Success strategies that empower well beyond traditional cultures of accommodation
    8. Beacon’s Navigator PREP transition program helps prepare students for college
  • Legacy
    • Founded in 1989 by visionary parents
    • Dedicated exclusively to the undergraduate preparation of students who learn differently (those diagnosed with LD, ADHD, AD, ASD)
    • First accredited baccalaureate institution in the U.S. exclusively devoted to collegians with learning differences
  • Credentials


    • Accreditation: Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC)
    • Faculty:
      • 38 full-time professors/10 part-time faculty/15 experienced learning specialists and 5 career development professionals
      • Qualifications: 61% of all full-time faculty hold a terminal degree in their discipline (customarily a doctorate), with 100% of all faculty holding a minimum of a master’s degree.  All new faculty and staff must complete a semester-long specialized training program specifically focused on Beacon’s students
  • Programs
    • Degrees:
      • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
      • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
      • Associate of Arts (A.A.)
      • Associate of Science (A.S.)
    • Majors:
      Beacon offers Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in the following areas of study:

      • Anthrozoology
      • Business Management
      • Business Management with Hospitality Track
      • Computer Information Systems
        • Web & Digital Media Track
        • Information Systems Track

      Beacon offers Associate of Science (A.S.) in the following areas of study:

      • Business Management
      • Computer Information Systems
        • Web & Digital Media Track
        • Information Systems Track

      Beacon offers both Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Associate of Arts (A.A.) degrees in the following areas of study:

      • Human Services
      • Humanities
      • Psychology
      • Studio Arts
    • Minors:
        • Anthrozoology
        • Business Management
        • Criminal Justice
        • Computer Information Systems
        • Computer Information Systems – Web & Digital Media
        • Computer Forensics & Cyber Security
        • Education
        • English/Literature
        • Entrepreneurship
        • Game Design
        • History
        • Hospitality
        • Human Services
        • Humanities
        • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
        • Psychology
        • Studio Arts
    • Co-Curricular/Enrichment Opportunities:
      • Formal summer travel abroad and cultural studies programs
      • Beacon in Tuscany: Semester Abroad
      • Career-Building Internships:
        • Established corporate partnerships with industry leaders
        • Beacon in Washington
      • Initiation of Semester Co-op opportunities

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  • Success Services

    Student Success Center

    • Experienced individual Learning Specialists:
      • Assigned to each student upon enrollment
      • Guide, nurture, and monitor academic progress/growth throughout the student’s undergraduate experience
    • Access to campus-wide resources:
      • Writing Center
      • Math Lab
      • Center for Student Success Peer Tutoring Program
    • Career Exploration and Development Curriculum
      • Four-year program
      • Integrated with “regular” academics
      • Strong post-graduate placement record (employment and graduate study)
  • Students

    Beacon Students Outdoors

    • Snapshot:
      • 455 undergraduates
      • Representing:
        • 40 states
        • 9 foreign countries
    • Average class size: 12 – 15 students
    • Admission:
      • Selective admission with 49% acceptance rate
      • Documented learning difference (LD, ADHD, etc.) required
      • ACT/SAT not required, but could be beneficial to demonstrate college readiness
      • Co-Curricular Activities

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  • Campus and Community

    Downtown Leesburg Florida

    • Located in the historic downtown of Leesburg, Florida
      • Approximately 45 miles northwest of Orlando
      • An hour’s drive to both the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of Florida
    • Residential campus is student-centered, friendly, comfortable and safe
    • Wide array of extra-curricular activities, clubs, organizations, and athletic/fitness programs provide plenty of opportunities for interaction with other students

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