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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
    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 2,249 undergraduate students. The Benedict acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Human Development, and Communications. Graduating 22% of students, Benedict alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $18,000.
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

Cost

Net Price
$16,914/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,645/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,714/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,192/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,855/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,859/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,249Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
82%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Busy
    47%
  • Motivated/unmotivated
    24%
  • Ghetto
    12%
  • Optimistic
    12%
  • Lazy
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.42 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.47 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Caring
    32%
  • Challenging
    16%
  • Progressing
    16%
  • Motivating
    11%
  • Optimistic
    11%
  • Greedy
    5%
  • Selfish
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$22,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
22%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
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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My overall experience at Benedict so far is good but i would change many things to make it better. The dorms are livable but for someone who is used to having there own room it would be an adjustment and that comes with college, however when you share a room with one person and a bathroom with a whole hallway its different. There should be more then one bathroom on the hall for each floor and it should be clean. The school also has classrooms that sometimes have no desks or not enough chairs for students, some of the professors have to bring there own markers and computers to class and that makes starting class hard for them and takes away from our learning. The school is good overall but it could be better if they just do a little work to improve it
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.