Resources › For Students and Parents Benedict College Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print Downtown Columbia. Akhenaton06 / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated March 08, 2018 Benedict College Admissions Overview: Benedict College has open admissions—any interested student has who has fulfilled minimum admissions requirements has the opportunity to study at the school. There are no test scores (from the SAT or ACT) required for admission, although applicants can submit them if they choose. Students do need to send in high school transcripts and fill out an application. There is no essay or personal statement requirement as part of the application, and students may submit the application form online or through the mail. To be considered for admissions, students need to have a cumulative 2.0 GPA (on the 4.0 scale) in their high school courses. Benedict College's website has more information about applying, and interested students are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office with any questions they may have. Admissions Data (2016): Benedict College Acceptance Rate: -Benedict College has open admissionsTest Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: - / -SAT Math: - / -SAT Writing: - / -What's a good SAT score?ACT Composite: - / -ACT English: - / -ACT Math: - / -What's a good ACT score? Benedict College Description: Founded in 1870, Benedict College is a private, four-year, historically black, Baptist, liberal arts college in Columbia, South Carolina. The campus supports over 3,000 students with a student/faculty ratio of 19 to 1. The Education and Employment Statistic Division of the American Institute of Physics ranked Benedict in the top ten colleges in the country for producing African Americans with an undergraduate Physics degree. In addition, Diverse Magazine named Benedict as one of the top 100 US institutions for graduating African-American scholars. The college offers 28 degrees and 30 majors across 12 academic departments. Popular choices include marketing, criminal justice, biology, media studies, psychology, and music. To engage students outside of the classroom, Benedict has a host of student clubs and organizations, as well as many sororities and fraternities. On the athletic front, the Benedict College Tigers compete in the NCAA Division II Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) with sports including men’s and women’s cross country, golf, track and field, and tennis. Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 2,281 (all undergraduate)Gender Breakdown: 52% Male / 48% Female99% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $19,566Books: $2,000 (why so much?)Room and Board: $8,672Other Expenses: $2,150Total Cost: $32,388 Benedict College Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 96%Loans: 89%Average Amount of AidGrants: $13,610Loans: $11,819 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Child and Family Development, Mass Communication, Recreation, Social Work Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 56%Transfer-out Rate: - %4-Year Graduation Rate: 9%6-Year Graduation Rate: 22% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Tennis, Track and FieldWomen's Sports: Basketball, Track and Field, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis, Golf Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Benedict College, You May Also Like These Schools: For those interested in applying to other HBCUs, choices similar to Benedict College include Morehouse College, Oakwood University, Rust College, Bethune-Cookman University, and Claflin University. If you’re looking for a smaller school in South Carolina, consider checking out Newberry College, Lander University, Southern Wesleyan University, Anderson University.