Bennett College: Narrative Description

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900 East Washington St.
Greensboro, NC 27401-3239
Tel: (336)273-4431
Admissions: (336)517-8624
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Independent United Methodist, 4-year, women only. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1873. Setting: 55-acre urban campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $10,120 per student. Total enrollment: 506. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 752 applied, 68% were admitted. Full-time: 504 students. Part-time: 2 students. Students come from 29 states and territories, 4 other countries, 72% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 96% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 5% 25 or older, 75% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 98% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: biological/life sciences; business/marketing; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at members of the Greensboro Regional Consortium, Piedmont Independent College Association of North Carolina, New York University, Union College (NY). ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $17,678 includes full-time tuition ($10,726), mandatory fees ($1500), and college room and board ($5452). College room only: $2715.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 33 open to all; national sororities; 20% of eligible undergrads are members. Most popular organizations: Christian Fellowship, Pre-Alumnae Council, Belles of Harmony, NAACP, National Council of Negro Women. Major annual events: Convocatum Est, Founder's Day, Spring Festival. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. 578 college housing spaces available; 380 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: women-only housing available. Holgate Library plus 1 other with 119,191 books, 617 serials, 839 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $216,541. 115 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Greensboro College.

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