C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    D
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    D-
  10. Campus Food
    D
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C
Benedict College is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

Benedict College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Benedict College

Cost

Net Price
$17,128/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,766/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,842/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,167/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,502/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,044/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,405Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
83%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Busy
    62%
  • Ghetto
    15%
  • Optimistic
    15%
  • Motivated/unmotivated
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.38 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Caring
    40%
  • Challenging
    20%
  • Optimistic
    13%
  • Greedy
    7%
  • Motivating
    7%
  • Selfish
    7%
  • Time Consuming
    7%

After Benedict College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$21,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses
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Benedict College Reviews

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Benedict college is an excellent school! The teachers and students are very friendly and respectful. The environment around school is safe and makes you feel like you are right at home. Benedict has many organizations that you can join. for example, I am on the Gospel Choir and I absolutely love it! We get to praise God during practice and learn songs , we also interact with the members on the choir and we are all like family.
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Benedict College has theirs flaws that has to be worked out but that is any college no college is perfect. The professors care about the students very much to the point where they will work overtime to ensure that the student mastered the content and is on certain rigor on that subject. The food is not the best and the people can get out of hand. But this a HBCU(historically black college and university) and people of all race are welcomed to this historic place. What can change is the food condition's, living conditions, and the way staff handles such situations.
Applying to Benedict College is definitely one of the best decisions that I have made in my life. It is a place that I hold dear to my heart. There is so much that Benedict has to offer and it is almost impossible for anyone to not find their own niche there. The professors are all about the success of the students and would stop at nothing to get them where they need to be and where they want to go. If you are looking for a diverse, exquisite, phenomenal campus then this is your stop.