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Goldey – Beacom College (UD)

104 Hullihen Hall, Newark, DE

The story of Goldey-Beacom College, located in Wilmington, Delaware, begins in 1886 when H.S. Goldey opened the Wilmington Commercial College. W.H. Beacom, one of the school's top instructors, left in 1900 to form his own institution just a few blocks away from his previous employer. Over the next fifty years the schools participated in a fierce rivalry which ended in 1951 when the two schools merged. 1974 saw the relocation of the school from downtown Wilmington to suburban Pike Creek.


Goldey-Beacom College offers a small variety of programs with an emphasis on business. While all programs have bachelor's programs, business programs also offer associate and master programs. Courses are offered year round, in a variety of structures to assist those who require a flexible schedule.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students wishing to enroll at Goldey-Beacom College should complete and submit the application along with all recommended material. GBC evaluates each applicant individually, such that GPA, Class rank and test scores are not the only measure of what GBC considers a successful student. Financial aid is available to eligible students. Eligibility is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Additionally GBC provides a financial aid timeline outlining what a student must due and when in order to be considered for financial aid awards.


The Goldey-Beacom College Lightning participate in the NCAA and the CACC.

Athletic programs:

  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the students UD accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Goldey – Beacom College is around 1,500 students, with undergraduate students making up about 49% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $27,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • Part time students pay in the range of $830 to $990 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$21,117
Receiving Student Loans54%$5,316
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Goldey – Beacom College may provide student services including:

  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment

Intercollegiate Athletics

Goldey – Beacom College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II without football classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Central Atlantic Collegiate Conf)
  • Basketball (Central Atlantic Collegiate Conf)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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Get more information about the programs offered by Goldey – Beacom College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

  • English Language and Literature

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