Description

One of the higher ranking historically black colleges, Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina is a place where African-American students can find camaraderie and success.

A relatively small and cohesive school, Benedict College houses most of its students on campus.

Students at Benedict may choose from more than 25 majors, which offer degrees in business, the humanities, education and the sciences, among others.

Most impressive among these is the degree program in Physics, which has been ranked highly among African American colleges.

That is not the only area in which Benedict gets a high ranking: for three years, the Benedict College Debate Team won 1st place at conferences of African American colleges.

Benedict College’s student services also provide every type of support to insure student success. Whether a student needs a note-taker, peer tutoring or is interested in an internship or vocational rehabilitation, student services offers it.

Financial aid is another way in which Benedict College supports student success, enabling those with limited finances to attend by supplying grants, scholarships, loans and work-study plans to those who qualify.

Quick Facts about Benedict College

Region

Southeast

Setting

Mid-size City Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

Baptist

Size

Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Tigers

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$15,356

Out-of-State Tuition

$15,356

Retention Rate

58%

Enrollment

2,889

Year Established

1870

Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 3.5

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67% of students gave Benedict College 4 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating:
3

Detailed Ratings

About the dorms / Living facilities are not what I thought it would be and the bathrooms are small, too small to share for the amount of girls on the floor although there;s two bathrooms it's not student friendly need to be larger. Dining Hall over crowled trying to feed everyone at once and running out of food, no seating and the food it's good all of the time. They need more variety and vegetables. The loud noise all through the night sometimes as late as 3:00am on a school night, some of the students have no structure, morals nor values about themselves.

Parent of Student

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

The heart and soul of the college community was excellent. I was grieved to see the school in need of repairs, and the overall appearance to be "run down". It appears that they do not have a lot of funding. The attitude and spirit of this school is "trying to do the best we can" attitude. I picked up on that immediately. Examples are the gym area displayed trophies won, etc., but the encased glass was missing from each area, the carpeting was very stained, in the gym, and the dorms were very run down and out dated. The overall "green space areas" were extremely deficient. The students appeared to not have much to do...The dining hall is in need of serious repair. The aspects that enhanced the visit was the attitude of the people. They are doing everything they can to make this atmosphere a successful one. It's a shame that our students do not have the opportunity to have the best.

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Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
2,889
Freshman Class
1,445
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
2,889

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
0%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
0%
Part-Time
100%

Ethnic Diversity

African American
99%
Unknown and Other
1%

International Students

International
0%
Domestic
100%

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