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Bennett College

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1873
Affiliation: United Methodist
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 607
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $8,965,780
Admissions Address

900 E. Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Least Selective
Average high school GPA: 2.5
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Ulisa Bowles
Admissions office telephone: (336) 370-8624
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
http://www.ncmentor.org/applications/nc_independents_common_app/apply.html?application_id=1556 Tuition deposit: $100 (Refundable by September 15)
Room deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 2 2
Science 2 2
Lab 0 0
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 2 2
History 0 0
Academic electives 5 5
Total academic units 16 16

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Important
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Least Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 56%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 56%
Total applicants: 920
Total acceptances: 511
Total freshman enrollment: 191
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

Male applicants: N/A
Male acceptances: N/A
Male freshman enrollment: N/A
Female applicants: 920
Female acceptances: 511
Female freshman enrollment: 191
Out-of-state freshmen: 75%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 3%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 13%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 34%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 62%
Average high school GPA: 2.5
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 72%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 360 – 460
Math: 350 – 430
Combined: 710 – 890

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.0% 0.0%
600-699 0.7% 0.7%
500-599 13.2% 5.9%
400-499 42.7% 39.7%
300-399 37.5% 45.6%
200-299 5.9% 8.1%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 28%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 14 – 18
Math: 14 – 17
Composite: 14 – 18

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.0% 0.0% N/A
24-29 4.6% 1.9% N/A
18-23 22.7% 25.0% N/A
12-17 70.5% 63.5% N/A
6-11 2.3% 9.6% N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A


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