Bennett College

Greensboro, NC, USA
3.29 Average Rating

Bennett College is a private, four-year, and historically black liberal arts college for women. It was founded in 1873 as a coeducational school for teachers, but in 1926 it became a four-year women's college. The 60-acre campus in Greensboro, North Carolina features the Holgate Library, which contains more than 90,000 monographs, 36,000 ebooks, 2,400 audio-visual items, and 23,000 periodicals. It is also home to the Steele Hall Gallery that exhibits black artists and the Center of Entrepreneurial Studies (CES) to prepare “high-impact young entrepreneurs.”

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • United Methodist
  • HBCU
  • Women’s College

Need Blind

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

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
89%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
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
50%
35%
Submitting ACT
64%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 14
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 851
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
493
Total Number of Undergrads
493
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
66%
20-39 Students
31%
40-99 Students
2%
0
100
32%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
45%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$23,018
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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.
$18,513
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.
$18,513
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.
$8,114
Books and Supplies
$1400

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.
68%
Average Aid Per Year
$10,407
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.
68%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,470
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,252

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.
94%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,102
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.
$19,000
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.
$407
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Organizations
26
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
78%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Belles
School Colors
Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

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

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Greensboro
Washington
New York
Atlanta
Raleigh
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$32,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.29 Average Rating
I would give Bennett College a 8 out of a 10 point scale. Bennett College for Women is a great opportunity for young women who are trying to find themselves, because they install into who how to be a women and carry yourselves in the working field. If your looking for a good sisterhood school that is small Bennett is the right choice for you.
Minieratu from Silver Spring, MD
On a scale of 1-10 Bennett deserves an eight. I think they're organizes well, but off with handling some things in a management time. Other then that Bennett is GREAT.
Tiera from Fairmont, NC
Bennett College is a very nurturing school with a small community feel touch. The staff are there for you to help you succeed. This school is a very traditional school that prides itself on keeping certain traditions alive.
Ashley from Greensboro, NC
A great place for young women to learn and advance. A small and personal campus for students. A place I believe will be a great start for my life.
Sherita from Ft. Washington, MD

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