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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C+
  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 2,114 undergraduate students. The Benedict acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Business, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, and Human Development. Graduating 29% of students, Benedict alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $19,300.
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

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

Benedict Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$23,001/ 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
$10,059/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
C+
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
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

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,114Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
51
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
85%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Busy
    47%
  • Motivated/unmotivated
    29%
  • Lazy
    12%
  • Optimistic
    12%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
82%
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
Report
  • 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
29%
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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Benedict college from the parent point of view. My daughter and I visited Benedict College during the Fall Open house 2019. Benedict College has a lot to offer you if you are ready to follow your our journey in life . Benedict is small and reserved for those students who enjoy their peace of mind and a little excitement here and there. Benedict has a lot of things to upgrade to catch the eye of the blind side. But keep in mind this is a historical black college we what keep our ancestors in mind of their value and vision and the struggle to educate ourselves first before you condemn others. Benedict dorms is where our scholars will spend 70% of there time and it should be a comfortable , clean and safe and friendly environment for our scholars. I will continue pray that every parent, scholar, faculty Member, President and Board of Trustees is in it to win it and we shall unite as one Benedict Family for our first alumni 1870 . A power for good in society!
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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.
My online experience was average. The best part was that my professors were able to adapt to the platform, they answered emails on time and tried their best to explain the material. I even had one professor who called me personally to make sure that I understood what was being taught. Benedict is very serious about academics, which is a plus. I also, like the fact that the school was able to transfer online in a timely manner so that we can complete the Sprong semester. I highly recommend this college to anybody.