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Benedict College

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1870
Affiliation: Baptist
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,533
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $18,450,490
Admissions Address

1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Least Selective
Average high school GPA: 2.4
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mrs. Phyllis L. Thompson
Admissions office telephone: (803) 253-5143
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: N/A
Accept offer by: N/A
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $25
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: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $50 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $50 (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 4 4
Science 3 4
Lab 1 1
Foreign language 1 2
Social studies 2 2
History 1 1
Academic electives 7 7
Total academic units 24 26

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
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: N/A
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? Yes, for all students
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: N/A
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Very important
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Important
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Important
Racial/ethnic status: Important
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Least Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 83%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 83%
Total applicants: 4,624
Total acceptances: 3,833
Total freshman enrollment: 638
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: 1,728
Male acceptances: 1,395
Male freshman enrollment: 334
Female applicants: 2,896
Female acceptances: 2,438
Female freshman enrollment: 304
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
Out-of-state freshmen: 41%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 0
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 0
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 1%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 8%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 31%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 81%
Average high school GPA: 2.4
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 38%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 320 – 410
Math: 330 – 420
Combined: 650 – 830

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 0.4% 0.4%
600-699 1.2% 0.4%
500-599 2.5% 4.5%
400-499 27.8% 33.1%
300-399 53.5% 48.2%
200-299 14.7% 13.5%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 36%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 13 – 17

 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% N/A N/A
24-29 0.9% N/A N/A
18-23 16.7% N/A N/A
12-17 76.8% N/A N/A
6-11 5.7% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A


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