Bennett College

Greensboro, NC

Bennett is a church-affiliated college. It was founded as a coeducational seminary in 1873, gained college status in 1889, and became a senior college for women in 1926. Its 55-acre campus is located in Greensboro.

Website: www.bennett.edu/

Private
534
Undergraduate
Students
(100.0%) 534 Women
(%Not Reported) Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
96% of 3,938 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
380-480 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
465 average
410-520 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
17 average
14-20 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$32,817
Tuition and Fees
$18,513
Room and Board
$8,114
Average Percent of Need Met
45%
Average Freshman Award
$12,746
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
36
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 31% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Greensboro Population
279,639
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
69% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
Sororities
5% of women participate
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2% Asian
85.8% Black/African-American
2.5% Hispanic/Latino
4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.4% White
7.0% Unknown
International Students
0.9% from 5 countries
First-Year Students Returning
53.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
19.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 2  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 30
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Considered if submitted August 30
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
900 East Washington Street
City, State, Zip
Greensboro, NC 27401
Phone
(336) 370-5323
Fax
 
E-mail
admiss@bennett.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
96% of 3,938 applicants were admitted
Women
96% of 3,938 applicants were admitted
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
178 (5%) of 3,794 admitted students enrolled
Women
245 (6%) of 3,794 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
380-480 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
2%
Score of 500 - 600
18%
Score of 400 - 500
54%
Score of 300 - 400
26%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
465 average
410-520 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
3%
Score of 500 - 600
30%
Score of 400 - 500
54%
Score of 300 - 400
13%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
17 average
14-20 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
8%
Score of 18 - 23
31%
Score of 12 - 17
57%
Score of 6 - 11
4%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$32,817
Tuition and Fees
$18,513
Room and Board
$8,114
Books and Supplies
$1,400
Other Expenses
$4,565
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
March 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 20
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002911
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
151 (100.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
146 (96.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
146 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
6 (4.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
45%
Average Award
$12,746
Need-Based Gift
Received by 139 (95.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,792
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 137 (93.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,648
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 5 (3.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1 (.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,000

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
664 (99.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
643 (96.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
640 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
22 (3.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
47%
Average Award
$13,092
Need-Based Gift
Received by 607 (94.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,402
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 607 (94.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,401
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 14 (2.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
7 (1.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,714

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
94%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, United Methodist Church Scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Journalism, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Social Work
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Psychology, Communication/journalism
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
36
Part-Time Faculty
25
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
43%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 31% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 17% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 50% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 33% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
305,073
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
225
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Greensboro Population
279,639
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
60 acres

Weather

Temperature
26.6 average low in January, 83.6 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Greensboro
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Greensboro

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing
Students in College Housing
69% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
22%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
alerts and educational programs are offered

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, national sororities
Sororities
5% of women participate
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
No, women only
All Undergraduates
534
Women
534 (100.0%)
Men
NotReported (%NotReported)
Full-Time Undergraduates
463
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2% Asian
85.8% Black/African-American
2.5% Hispanic/Latino
4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.4% White
7.0% Unknown
International Students.
0.9% from 5 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
53.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
19.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
28.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
37.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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