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Bennett College
900 East Washington Street
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401-3239
1.800. 413.5323
Contact: Jocelyn Biggs
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College Overview  
     Bennett College is a small, private, historically Black liberal arts college for women. The College offers women an education conducive to excellence in scholarly pursuits; preparation for leadership roles in the workplace, society, and the world; and life-long learning in a technologically advanced, complex global society. As a United Methodist Church-related institution, Bennett College promotes morally grounded maturation, intellectual honesty, purposeful public service, and responsible civic action.
      The College welcomes students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, recognizing that the educational experience is enriched and strengthened when multiple voices are represented and heard. Operating in an interdisciplinary, learning-centered environment, students, working with faculty and staff, will learn to use sophisticated intellectual skills, think analytically, and solve problems in ways that respect a variety of viewpoints and deepen their understanding of different cultures.
      At Bennett College, education takes place in an environment of open inquiry where teachers and students are immersed in educational processes that build community, foster authentic research, create knowledge, and advance scholarship and personal empowerment. Students will leave Bennett College prepared for success in the world of work and further studies, possessing a greater appreciation of the history and culture of Africa and the African Diaspora, the struggles and accomplishments of women, and a realization of their own ability and the possibilities to help change the world.

Online Admissions Application: https://bellenet.bennett.edu/ICS/Admissions/Prospective_Students.jnz?portlet=Apply_Online_2.0&screen=Begin%2f%2fde045670-38ff-4f89-9c79-7a84dbcbc113&screenType=next
Quick Facts
Undergrad Population: 780
Graduate Population: 0
Student Body: Female Only
In State Tuition: $16794
Out of State Tuition: $16794
Room & Board: $7428
Applications Due: Aug. 1st ($35)
Mascot: Belles
Online Classes: no
Percent Men: 0
Percent Women: 100%
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Majors Offered

Arts Management
(Music and Visual Arts Track)

(Teaching and Non-teaching Tracks)

Business Administration


Computer Science

Elementary Education

(Teaching and Non-teaching Tracks)

Interdisciplinary Studies Mass Communications

(Teaching and Non-teaching Tracks)

Middle Grades Education(K6-9)

Political Science Psychology

Social Work

Special Education

Visual and Performing Arts

B.F.A. degree
(Three Tracks: Theatre, Music, and Visual Arts)

Unique Programs
•Womanist Religious Studies
•Global Studies

Africana Women’s Studies Dual Degree Programs with North Carolina A & T State University
•Chemistry/Chemical Engineering
•Electrical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Collaborative Degree Program with Howard University

Unique Programs
Sports & Extra Curricular Activities
Choir, Concert Band, Dance, Jazz Band
College History
     In 1873, Bennett College had its beginning in the unplastered basement of the Warnersville Methodist Episcopal Church (now known as St. Matthew’s Methodist Church). Seventy young men and women started elementary and secondary level studies. In 1874 the Freedmen’s Aid Society took over the school which remained under its auspices for 50 years.
      Within five years of 1873, a group of emancipated slaves purchased the present site for the school. College level courses and permanent facilities were added. In 1926, The Women’s Home Missionary Society joined with the Board of Education of the church to make Bennett College in Greensboro, N.C., formerly co-educational, a college for women. The challenges that were overcome to establish Bennett demand that today’s challenges be met and overcome to ensure her survival.
      For more than 128 years women have found Bennett to be the ideal place to foster the constant rhythm of ideas. Each student’s individual need for self-expression and desire for achievement is constantly nurtured. The College fosters a strong respect for every student. Today, in the midst of a very active renaissance, Bennett is preparing contemporary women to be well educated, productive professionals, informed, participating citizens, and enlightened parents. The College offers twenty-four areas of study in Education, the Social Sciences, the Humanities, and in Natural and Behavioral Sciences and Mathematics. Numerous opportunities to study at other higher education institutions at home and abroad are available to continue the educational enrichment of Bennett’s students.
      The goals of the College continue to focus on the intellectual, spiritual and cultural growth of young women who must be prepared for lifelong learning and leadership. Since 1930 more than 5,000 women have graduated from Bennett College. Known as Bennett Belles, they continue to be among contributing women of achievement in all walks of life.
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