Benedict College

385 reviews
  1. Columbia, SC
  2. 4 Year
C-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    D
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    D-
  10. Campus Food
    D
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C
Benedict College is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

Benedict College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$17,128/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,766/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,842/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,167/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,502/ year
  • $110k+
    $20,044/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
74%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.31 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,405Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
83%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Busy
    62%
  • Ghetto
    15%
  • Optimistic
    15%
  • Motivated/unmotivated
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.38 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Caring
    40%
  • Challenging
    20%
  • Optimistic
    13%
  • Greedy
    7%
  • Motivating
    7%
  • Selfish
    7%
  • Time Consuming
    7%

After Benedict College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$21,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses

Reviews

385 reviews
  • Excellent
    54
  • Very Good
    82
  • Average
    170
  • Poor
    37
  • Terrible
    42
I like that the school has the Freshman Institute which is in place for freshman to have an easy transition from the high school setting to college life. Many things on campus can be updated which in my opinion needs to start with the dorm rooms. The professors are all about the students it's a small campus with less than 2,000 students which makes it easier to have a great relationship with advisors, deans, and professors.
  • Junior
  • 21 days ago
Benedict College is by far the best choice I could have made. Since the day I applied, I've been getting nothing but great assistance from the admissions office to the financial office. It has been very welcoming going to Benedict. I wouldn't choose any other school! I'm a proud HBCU student and soon to be alumni, if it's in Gods Will.
  • College Sophomore
  • July 23 2015
It's only okay, because I mean we are grown, the won't even let us wear what we want to wear. It's a rule there that doesn't let the girls in the boys dorm or boys in the girls dorm, once again we are grown and people are going to do what they want regardless. Freshman have curfew at 12... No one does that besides Benedict which is not fair. We don't even have stoves or anything. The dorms are so small and they except two people to stay in there together. I can say campus activities are nice though. Also, I wish they would get more food choices in the cafe.
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago