1600 Harden Street Columbia, SC 29204 803-705-4491
http://www.benedict.edu admissions@benedict.edu
About Benedict College
  • Year of Foundation 1870
  • Size of Campus 110 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Baptist
  • Degrees Bachelor's
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population N/A
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 51%, 49%,40%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $12,516
  • Room and Board $6,444
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Least selective
  • Application Fee $25
  • Enrollment No. 2,641
Founded in 1870, Benedict College is a private, co-educational liberal arts institution located in Columbia, SC. Benedict College has produced over 15,000 graduates and currently has over 3,100 students enrolled in baccalaureate degree programs. Benedict was recently named one of the top 100 institutions in the nation graduating African American scholars by Diverse Magazine. The College is a major economic contributor to the region and South Carolina, with a local annual economic impact of $106.7 million. Dr. David Holmes Swinton is the thirteenth president of Benedict College. Since Dr. Swinton's appointment in 1994, the College has experienced a dramatic increase in its enrollment, particularly among male students. As a result of this tremendous growth, Benedict has the second largest undergraduate population of the 20 private institutions in South Carolina, and has become the fourth largest college in The College Fund/UNCF network.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus The Classic, Homecomming
  • Number of students in fraternities 4
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies Honors Student Association, Alpha Kappa Mu, Beta Kapa Chi, Delta Mu Delta, National Society of Black Engineers
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 4
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Christian in Action, Felowship of Christian Athletes
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, NGOMA Africian Cultural Performance Troupe
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 4
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, dress/hair code, honor code, hazing prohibited
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest bus Columbia (1)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Columbia (10), Columbia (10)
  • Distance to nearest train Columbia (2)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (49%), men's dorms (51%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing N/A
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms N/A
  • Number of students using college housing N/A
  • College campus housing availability Yes
Campus Services
  • Number Of Books in Library N/A
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Basic Services Provided N/A
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds N/A
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Counseling Services career, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, religious
  • Museums N/A
  • Number Of Subscriptions N/A
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Online Course Registration Available No
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • Number Of Microforms N/A
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some classrooms, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Computer Courses No
  • Internet Access Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of South Carolina)
  • Does the school discourage student employment Yes
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 49%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs BellSouth, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Palmetto Richland Memorial
  • Employed Students after 2 years 0%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 1 year 0%
  • Student Employment
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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