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Benedict College
  • 4 Year
  • COLUMBIA, SC

Report Card

grade C minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C
  2. Value
    grade C minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade D+
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade D+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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Benedict is a private, Christian college located in Columbia, South Carolina. As a historically black college, Benedict has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,012 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Benedict acceptance rate is 77%. Popular majors include Sport and Fitness Management, Biology, and Business. Graduating 24% of students, Benedict alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $19,300.

About

1600 HARDEN STREET
COLUMBIA, SC 29204
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Benedict College Rankings

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Benedict Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
820-1030
ACT Range
15-19
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$13,581 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$14,364 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 31 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 38 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 37 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    4%
  • On Campus
    96%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,012 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
22
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
83%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
  • Busy
    44%
  • Motivated/unmotivated
    28%
  • Lazy
    11%
  • Optimistic
    11%
  • Stressed
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 45 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
  • Caring
    27%
  • Progressing
    18%
  • Challenging
    14%
  • Motivating
    14%
  • Optimistic
    9%
  • Fast-paced
    5%
  • Greedy
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$25,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
24%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 19 responses

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