Bennett is an "Historically Black College or University" (HBCU)
The Higher Education Act of 1965 established historically black colleges and universities as institutions whose principal mission was the education of African-Americans. Today, the HBCU designation does not necessitate that Bennett is exclusively or even predominantly African-American (though it currently is). Thanks to integration efforts, there are HBCUs with non-black majorities and non-HBCUs with black majorities. For more information you can review the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Bennett College is Affiliated With the United Methodist Faith.
Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the United Methodist faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best United Methodist Colleges and Universities.
Bennett Has a Disability Services Site
Individuals with disabilities make up 11.0% of the student population at Bennett. For more information on policies and accommodations that the college provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Bennett Disability Services.
Bennett for the Military
While not a "service academy", Bennett does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information, check out our Bennett for Veterans Guide.
Bennett offers On-Campus Day Care
For students with young families, Bennett does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.
Freshmen Living Arrangements at Bennett College
Bennett offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Bennett College
Bennett has a comparatively very small, student body. There were 534 undergraduates in 2019. Full-time attendance was 463 (86.7%). Part-time attendance was 71 (13.3%).
Bennett College is Ranked #3,247 for Overall Diversity
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Bennett has a very homogeneous student body. We rank Bennett #3247 out of 3,514.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
Bennett College Athletics
We wanted to tell you about student athletes at Bennett, but that information was not available.
For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Bennett College Athletics