Benedict College Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Benedict College was founded in 1870 by Dr. Samuel Benedict, a former Union Army chaplain. Its original mission was to provide a liberal arts education for freed slaves and their descendants. In 1894, the college became one of the first historically black colleges to be chartered by an act of the South Carolina General Assembly. For more than 140 years, Benedict College has been at the forefront of providing educational opportunities for African Americans in South Carolina and beyond.

Throughout its history, Benedict College has grown steadily in size and scope. The college now offers more than 40 undergraduate majors in areas such as business, health sciences, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. It also offers several graduate programs including master’s degrees in business administration and public health. The college is committed to preparing students for success after graduation through its experiential learning programs, which include internships, research experiences and community service initiatives. In addition to academic excellence, Benedict College is dedicated to providing students with a safe and welcoming campus environment that encourages personal growth and development.

Benedict College, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Benedict College. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Benedict College, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Benedict College is a historically black college located in Columbia, South Carolina. Founded in 1870, the college currently has an enrollment of over 2,200 students. Of those students, approximately 75% are African American and 25% are of other ethnic backgrounds. The average age of the student body is 20 years old. The student to faculty ratio is 12:1, allowing for a more personalized learning experience for each student. Additionally, more than 95% of faculty members hold terminal degrees in their respective fields.

Benedict College offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs across its four colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences, Business & Economics, Education & Human Services and Health Sciences & Professional Studies. In addition to traditional classroom courses, Benedict also offers distance education options both online and through hybrid courses that combine online instruction with face-to-face interaction. Furthermore, Benedict College has been recognized for its commitment to service learning opportunities that allow students to gain hands-on experience and apply classroom knowledge in real world settings. In terms of admissions requirements, Benedict College requires all applicants to submit their high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores as part of the application process.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 75%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 75%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 7,118
Female applicants 4,289
Male applicants 2,829
Applicants accepted 5,313
Female applicants accepted 3,326
Male applicants accepted 1,987
Freshman enrollment 878
Female freshman enrollment 448
Male freshman enrollment 430
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 81%

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 98%
Average high school GPA 2.5
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 38%
SAT Critical Reading average score N/A
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown N/A
SAT Math average score 370
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: N/A
SAT Writing average score 370
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 30%
Average ACT Composite score 15
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A