900 East Washington Street, Greensboro, NC, 27401 336-370-8624
About Bennett College
  • Year of Foundation 1873
  • Size of Campus 55 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation United Methodist
  • Degrees Bachelor's
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 572
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 100% Female, 65% out of state
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $13,788
  • Room and Board $7,006
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Least selective
  • Application Fee $30
  • Enrollment No. 711
Bennett College is a four-year liberal arts women's college in Greensboro, North Carolina. Founded in 1873, this historically black institution began as a normal school to provide education to newly emancipated slaves. It became a women's college in 1926 and currently serves roughly 780 undergraduates. It "has struggled for years with financial (and administrative) difficulties" and was briefly placed on probation by its regional accrediting body in 2011 for "run[ning] afoul of the accreditor's standard on financial stability.Bennett College has 780 students, all women and primarily of African American descent, enrolled in one of Bennett's 24 degree programs. Bennett is currently ranked #16 among the top historically black colleges and universities, both for its academic achievements and its relatively reasonable tuition rates. Today Bennett is reorganizing and revitalizing its campus and academic infrastructure.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of honor societies Pi Gamma Mu; Lambda Pi Eta; Alpha Lambda Delta; Sigma Tau Delta Internation Soriety
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 3
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Student Christian Fellowship; Global Outreach Campus Ministries; Spirit of David Poetic Prise
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations N/A
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, honor code, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Hip-Hop Cafe; President Presents; Political Pace Setters Forum; Rainbow Life; Ebony Soul; Choir Concerts;
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Distance to nearest train Greensboro (14)
  • Distance to nearest bus Greensboro (3)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
  • Distance to nearest airport Greensboro Triad (12), Charlotte (86)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 99%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 77%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 1%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (100%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 6
Campus Services
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 617
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi No
  • Internet Access Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Books in Library 125,649
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 7
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 114
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service
  • Library Facilities Afro-American Women's Collection, Bennett College Archives, Madie Gamble Norman Collection, Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Collection, Tarpley/Taylor Collection, Norris Wright Cuney Collection
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 839
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 10
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks
  • Counseling Services career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support
  • Museums N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 20
  • Number Of Microforms N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? N/A
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interview training
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (North Carolina State A&T)
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? N/A
  • Does the school discourage student employment Yes
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 25%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities City