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Bennett College is a private institution that was founded in 1873. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 707, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 55 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Bennett College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $17,130 (2013-14).
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Bennett College is a small, private, historically Black liberal arts college for women. The College offers women an education conducive to excellence in scholarly pursuits; preparation for leadership roles in the workplace, society and the world; and life-long learning in a technologically advanced, complex global society. As a United Methodist Church-related institution, Bennett College promotes morally grounded maturation, intellectual honesty, purposeful public service, and responsible civic action. The College welcomes students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, recognizing that the educational experience is enriched and strengthened when multiple voices are represented and heard. Operating in an interdisciplinary, learning-centered environment, students, working with faculty and staff, will learn to use sophisticated intellectual skills, think analytically, and solve problems in ways that respect a variety of viewpoints and deepen their understanding of different cultures. At Bennett College, education takes place in an environment of open inquiry where teachers and students are immersed in educational processes that build community, foster authentic research, create knowledge, and advance scholarship and personal empowerment. Students will leave Bennett College prepared for success in the world of work and further studies, possessing a greater appreciation of the history and culture of Africa and the African Diaspora, the struggles and accomplishments of women, and a realization of their own ability and the possibilities to help change the world Bennett College is ideal for the woman who does not want to get lost in the crowd, but receives individual attention and nurturing. We are a closely knit family and we care about each other.
|School type||private, women's college|
|Religious affiliation||United Methodist|
When applying to Bennett College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Bennett College is $35. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 69.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||69.5%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Bennett College is 10:1, and the school has 74.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 69.5 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||20%|
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Bennett College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 707, with a gender distribution of 0 percent male students and 100 percent female students. At this school, 70 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 30 percent of students live off campus.
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|Collegiate athletic association||N/A|
Campus Info & Services
Bennett College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, and health service. Bennett College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Bennett College.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At Bennett College, 95 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $10,340.
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|Tuition and fees||$17,130 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$7,576 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data