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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
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C
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 2,077 undergraduate students. The Benedict acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Business, Human Development, and Biology. Graduating 26% of students, Benedict alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $19,300.
About Benedict College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
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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%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$19,340/ 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
$13,067/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

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.37 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,077Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
13
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
85%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Busy
    47%
  • Motivated/unmotivated
    29%
  • Optimistic
    12%
  • Lazy
    6%
  • Stressed
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.44 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.49 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Caring
    29%
  • Challenging
    14%
  • Motivating
    14%
  • Progressing
    14%
  • Optimistic
    10%
  • Fast-paced
    5%
  • Greedy
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$25,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
26%
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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My experience has been good! I have 2 sons who attended Benedict College. My oldest son graduated a few years ago after graduation he move back to Atlanta in currently working a great job! My other son transferred from Alabama A&M which was a bad experience after coming to Benedict his college experience has been a positive one. Staff support is great, dorm life could improve but I think that’s all college dorms. The police department has been very visible as a parent my two sons have had a great experience.
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As a parent whose son went there for 4 years and is graduating ON TIME I can say my overall experience has been satisfactory. Still, there are are some underlining problems that BC needs to improve... hopefully they’ll work on it. I did noticed that they started doing a better job communicating with parents thru social media this last school year and they seem to welcome parents advice. 🤫 Management and staff are excellent and they address parents concerns immediately... Dealing with parents can be difficult and they prefer the students handle their business but they will help you respectfully 😬. Thx Benedict College for showing my child the way❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️. He did we did and HE IS DONE 🙏🏾 💂🏾‍♀️👨🏾‍🎓🥳😁.
The school is not that bad but unless your a upper class man it’s not that fun or exciting. From what I experienced the maturity is absolutely there. It’s very drama free but there’s a lot of unnecessary rules and a lot of your freedom is taking away such as the things you wear, the places you go, the time you have to be inside. It’s some things at Benedict I truly do not agree with but overall it’s not that bad as far as education.