Resources › For Students and Parents Bennett College Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print Bennett College Chapel. stevendepolo / Flickr 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 23, 2018 Bennett College has test-optional admissions—students interested in applying are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores as part of their application. With an acceptance rate of 98%, Bennett is not very selective, and students with good grades in college preparatory classes will have a very good chance of being admitted. Students must submit an application, high school transcripts, an application fee, and two letters of recommendation (from teachers or a guidance counselor). There is an essay requirement, and applicants must write a ~500 word personal statement as part of the application. Interested students are encouraged to visit the campus for a tour to see if Bennett would be a good fit for them. If you have any questions about applying, be sure to get in touch with a member of the admissions office. Bennett College is a private, four-year, historically black liberal arts college for women. The school recently started accepting male students as well, although women still make up 99% of enrolled students. Bennett is located on 55 acres in Greensboro, North Carolina, and it is affiliated with the Women’s College Coalition, the College Fund (UNCF), and the United Methodist Church. It supports just under 800 students with a student / faculty ratio of roughly 11 to 1. Bennett offers a host of degrees across their academic divisions of Humanities, Natural and Behavioral Sciences/Mathematics, and Social Sciences and Education. Bennett students stay active outside of the classroom, and the college is home to 50 registered student clubs and organizations, as well as an active Greek life. Intramural athletic teams include soccer, softball, swimming, basketball, and golf. Bennett’s basketball team is a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). Bennett is also a part of the annual UNCF / Bennett Golf Tournament. Enrollment (2016) Total Enrollment: 474 (all undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 1% Male / 99% Female82% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17) Tuition and Fees: $18,513Books: $1,400 (why so much?)Room and Board: $8,114Other Expenses: $5,143Total Cost: $33,170 Bennett College Financial Aid (2015 - 16) Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 94%Loans: 84%Average Amount of AidGrants: $9,980Loans: $7,537 Academic Programs Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Interdisciplinary Studies, Journalism and Media Studies, Political Science, Psychology Graduation and Retention Rates First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 45%4-Year Graduation Rate: 26%6-Year Graduation Rate: 42% Data Source National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Bennett College, You May Also Like These Schools: Other colleges in the South that are either exclusively for women, or are mostly women include Sweet Briar College, Brenau University, Spelman College, and Hollins University. Applicants interested in Bennett for its accessibility and size should also consider Erskine College, Converse College, Lees-McRae College, and Warren Wilson College, all of which are located in either North or South Carolina.