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|Setting:||Mid-size City Setting|
|Size:||Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
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.
67% of students gave Benedict College 4 stars overall.
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.
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.
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
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Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.
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|Full-Time Undergrad Students||3,583|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||3,583|
- African American: 99%
- Caucasian: 1%
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