Benedict College

Columbia, SC, USA
2.95 Average Rating

Founded in 1870, Benedict College is a liberal arts college and an HBCU. It is a private institution based in Columbia, South Carolina, and home to the Benedict College Historic District which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The most common majors at Benedict are business administration and management, human development, and communications. Benedict College operates The Business Development Center which educates minority entrepreneurs, and a Money Smart program which teaches students to understand loans, budgeting, and credit.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Baptist
  • HBCU
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
100%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
58%
Out-Of-State Students
40%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
2,090
Total Number of Undergrads
2,090
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
14%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
27%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$19,134
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$16,600
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$16,600
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$6,200
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
81%
Average Aid Per Year
$13,067
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
81%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,152
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$8,264

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
88%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$11,286
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$16,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$444
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
49%
51%
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
70%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Tigers
School Colors
Purple/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conf

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Columbia
Atlanta
Charlotte
Charleston
New York
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
44%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$27,300
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What Students Are Saying

2.95 Average Rating

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