Bennett College Details

Email Address
Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 900 East Washing ton Street
City Greensboro
State North Carolina
Zip 27401
Phone 336-273-4431
Total Enrollment 650
Level of Selectivity Slightly competitive
Location Located just 1 mile from downtown Greensboro, students have access to shopping and dining. Greensboro has a population of 183,500 and is located in the thriving Piedmont Triad, which ../includes the nearby cities of Winston-Salem and High Point. Approximately 1 hour away is Raleigh, North Carolina, the state’s capital. Served by all major mass transportation, students have easy access to the nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Atlantic Ocean recreational area, which ../includes the Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores and the Kitty Hawk/Nags Head region.
History Bennett College is a four-year liberal arts college for women, affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1873 as Bennett Seminary, the school was chartered in 1889 as a coeducational college and was renamed Bennett College. Twenty-seven years later, it was reorganized again as a college for women. Bennett College is one of the few remaining four-year liberal arts colleges for women and one of only two historically black colleges for women. Bennett’s mission is to provide a unique liberal arts curriculum that produces professionally, socially, and morally responsible women while inspiring them to develop their own identities. Bennett aims to provide quality education for the next generation of world leaders, educators, scientists, and homemakers. The 55-acre campus houses twenty-five buildings, including a state-of-the-art telecommunications facility and a children’s house with a preschool laboratory and a single parent/children’s program.
Band Program No
Religious Affiliation Yes
Accrediation Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (COC/SACS) National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
Costs per Year 2002–03 Tuition: $14,150 Room and board: $6,258 (double occupancy)
In State Tuition 9686
Out of State Tuition 9686
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 87 Financial Assistance Institutional Scholarships, Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunities Grant (SEOG), North Carolina Student Incentive Grant (NCSTG), Federal Work Study Program, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan, Federal Unsubsidized Loan, Federal PLUS Loan
Financial-Aid Deadline open
Admission Deadline Rolling admission
Entrance Requirements Graduation from an accredited high school (or equivalent) with 16 units, including 4 English, 2 mathematics, 2 natural sciences, 2 social sciences, 1 foreign language, and 5 electives. Students must submit an official transcript with a minimum 2.0 GPA, a personal essay, and three letters of recommendation; interviews are needed for some prospective students. A $30 nonrefundable application fee is required.
Graduation Requirements A minimum of 124 hours and completion of the core requirements, including 6 hours of mathematics, 6 hours of science, and 1 computer course for some majors.
Student Body Profile Total enrollment: 650 In-state: 186 Other regions: 29 states, 11 international Full-time undergraduates: 582 Part-time undergraduates: 68
Diversity 80
Student Life Campus Services: Health center, personal and psychological counseling, career placement counseling, computer-assisted labs, and women’s center. Campus Activities: Social activities include theater, concerts, chorale, and dances. Annual events include the Belle Festival, Founder’s Week, Charter Day, and Recognition Day. Students may work on the student yearbook or the student-run newspaper. Leadership opportunities are found in the Student Government Association (SGA) or numerous other student-run organizations, including community service organizations and honor societies. Greek societies include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta Sororities. Honor societies are also represented on campus. Housing Availability: Six hundred housing spaces; seven resident halls; freshman-only housing available.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 63 Student-teacher ratio: 11.28:1 Full-time faculty members: 46 Part-time faculty members: 5 Faculty with doctorates or other terminal degrees: 72%
Athletic Program Bennett College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division III). Intercollegiate Sports: women’s basketball, cross-country, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Intramural Sports: basketball, gymnastics, softball, diving, swimming, tennis, volleyball, and track and field. Athletic Contact: Director of Athletics, Bennett College, 900 East Washington Street, Greensboro, North Carolina 27410; Telephone: 336-370-8655 or 8668.
School Calender August-May (semester) Commencement and conferring of degrees: May No summer session.
Degrees Majors: Arts Management (Music and Visual Arts Track), Biology (Teaching and Non-teaching Tracks), Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Elementary Education (K-6), English (Teaching and Non-teaching Tracks), Interdisciplinary Studies, Mass Communications, Mathematics (Teaching and Non-teaching Tracks), Middle Grades Education (K6-9),Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Special Education (K-12), Visual and Performing Arts, B.F.A. degree (Three Tracks: Theatre, Music, and Visual Arts) Unique Programs: Womanist Religious Studies, Global Studies, Africana Women’s Studies Dual Degree Programs with North Carolina A & T State University : Chemistry/Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Collaborative Degree Program with Howard University: Nursing Unique Programs: Womanist Religious Studies, Global Studies, Africana Women's Studies Dual Degree Programs with North Carolina A&T State University: Chemistry/Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Collaborative Degree Program with Howard University: Nursing
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