Bennett College

900 E Washington St, Greensboro, United States
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Overview of Bennett College

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:493
    • Men:2 (0.4%)
    • Women:491 (99.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Bennett College is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
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
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for placement ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
900 East Washington Street
City, State, Zip
Greensboro, NC  27401
Phone
(336) 370-5323
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
89% of 2,150 applicants were admitted
Women
89% of 2,150 applicants were admitted
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
178 (9%) of 1,912 admitted students enrolled
Women
178 (9%) of 1,912 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.80
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
380-450 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
400-480 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
14-17 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $18,513 (56.41283481122589%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,114 (24.724990096596276%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,400 (4.266081604046683%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,790 (14.596093488131151%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Bennett College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
March 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 20
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002911
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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


2016 Graduates with Loans
94%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


33

Part-Time Faculty


22

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


47%

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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
262,071

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Bennett College provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


44.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


21.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


31.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


37.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (18)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Social Work
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

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


Biological/life sciences, Interdisciplinary studies, Public administration and social services

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


279,639

Nearest Metropolitan Area


60 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
15 mile(s) from campus in Greensboro
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 of College Housing


69% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


31%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
-
Mascot
-
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Bennett College offers choral groups, drama theatre, national sororities, student government association, pre-alumnae council, senior class, junior class, sophomore class

Sororities


5% of women participate

Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


No, women only

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


400

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
493
Women
491
Men
2

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.2% Asian
  • 85.3% Black/African-American
  • 3.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 0.2% White
  • 6.9% Unknown

International Students


0.6% from 3 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources