Goldey-Beacom College is a small, private, non-profit regional college located in the Pike Creek area of Wilmington, Delaware, halfway between New York City and Washington DC. We are considered a part of the Greater Philadelphia metropolitan area, situated on a safe, suburban residential campus. Earn your Associate, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree in many areas of business and social sciences. Accounting, Finance, Psychology and Criminal Justice are just some of our most popular degrees. Following a recent move to cut our tuition in half, we offer one of the lowest net costs in the region.

Academic Programs

  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Social Science

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Veteran Fee Waiver
  • Distance/online learning

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Every application is reviewed individually to determine potential for academic and career success. The admission evaluation considers such factors as cumulative grade point average, test scores if submitted, and class rank, but recent academic improvement, life challenges, and strong motivation are also considered.
We require:
A completed online application
An official high school transcript, home school completion certificate, or Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED) and any college transcripts
 We are SAT or ACT Optional. We will evaluate applicants based on the application and the high school transcript alone if scores are not submitted.


Goldey-Beacom College welcomes students who transfer from other accredited colleges and universities. Whether you have attended one school or several, we review all your transcripts to help you choose the degree that allows you to maximize your transfer credit. We are a “Transfer-Friendly” institution, and we award the same amount of merit scholarships as we award to first-year students.
Admission Requirements:
A completed online application.
An official high school transcript, home school completion certificate, or Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED).
Official transcript(s) from all previously attended colleges and universities.

Additional Information

Economic Mobility Index Places GBC in the Top 20% of Colleges Nationwide!

Unlike traditional college rankings—which prioritize selectivity and test scores—the Economic Mobility Index places value on how well institutions serve their low- and moderate-income students in addition to the proportion of low- and moderate-income students a school enrolls. In other words, which colleges help low- and moderate-income students achieve an income that moves these students economically upward, at a reasonable cost?

The Economic Mobility Index ranked 1320 U.S. colleges, assigning each a rank, and then demarcating five tiers, from the top 20% (Tier 1) to the bottom 20% (Tier 5). Goldey-Beacom College earned an impressive Tier 1 ranking, the only college in Delaware to do so. In fact, all other Delaware colleges are in Tier 4. Of the 1320 colleges ranked, Goldey-Beacom College earned 139th place overall.  

So what does all this mean? When it comes to serving under-served communities of students, Goldey-Beacom ranks among the best colleges for providing meaningful economic advancement for the students who need it most. The traditional big-name colleges provide economic advantages for the needy students they enroll, but they enroll so very few. The colleges who enroll vast numbers of needy students may not provide the economic advancement students expect from earning a college degree. The Tier 1 schools recognized in this ranking help significant numbers of low- to moderate-income students achieve significant economic advancement with the degrees earned. And we rank among the very best at attaining both of these goals.

Visit us

Experience GBC firsthand by scheduling a tour of our Pike Creek campus. Prospective students and their families can meet with an admissions representative who will guide you around campus and answer any questions. Schedule your individual tour, or join us for one of our monthly Information Sessions.
Information Sessions
Meet with an admissions representative and take a tour of the campus! These sessions provide prospective students with an overview of the College and conclude with a campus tour. Information Sessions are available one Saturday a month with discussions beginning at 10:00 am and 12:00 pm, followed by a campus tour.

We invite you to come visit after you’ve had a chance to explore us on our website. Check out our outstanding career placement office, our faculty, our opportunities for athletics or student organizations. I am confident that you will discover an extraordinarily welcoming community here at Goldey-Beacom, a place that celebrates diversity in all of its forms, a place that feels like home from the moment you arrive.

Colleen Perry Keith, President, 2022
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4701 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE 19808, United States of America

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