Office of Admissions and Recruitment
Columbia, SC 29204
We’re excited about your interest in Benedict College. Our mission is to make enrolling at Benedict College simple and to treat each application with respect and dignity.
We give serious consideration to every applicant who has met his or her state requirements for a high school diploma or GED and who is committed to taking full advantage of the opportunities that Benedict College offers. Here are some admission eligibility figures:
- 2.0—minimum high school GPA
- 850—minimum SAT score*
- 17—minimum ACT score*
Ready to apply? Learn about our application process, and get started today.
Why Choose Benedict College?
We provide transforming learning experiences. With over 25 majors, unique internship opportunities, and a close-knit community, you’ll grow and thrive at Benedict College.
Plus, there’s no shortage of activities to keep you engaged. We have 14 athletic teams and numerous student groups. And we’re just minutes from downtown Columbia, South Carolina. Explore everything our campus and college town have to offer.
- 2019 ACE/ Fidelity Investments Awards for Institutional Transformation.
- 2019 HBCU of the Year by HBCU Digest.
- A Top baccalaureate college in the nation by Washington Monthly magazine for creating social mobility, and producing cutting-edge scholarship and research.
- One of the Top 20 HBCUs based on Alumni starting salaries by EdSmart.org.
Campus & Virtual Tours
Discover our beautiful campus at Benedict College in the heart of South Carolina.
Why Choose an HBCU?
We’re a private historically black, liberal arts college in Columbia, SC.
Find a major that interests you and prepare for an exciting career.
We recently lowered tuition by 26%. Explore your tuition and financial aid options.
Steps to Apply
1. Submit Your Application
(Application fee of $25.00 is currently being waived.)
2. Submit Your Official Transcript
Other Paths to Apply
We welcome students from all over the world. Our counselors are available to help with the entire process.
Summer Bridge Program
Enrollment in our program will offer you a pathway to full admission status for the Fall semester.
You're accepted! Now what?
Once you’ve received your acceptance letter, submit the following to finalize your enrollment. Priority will be given to new—or transfer—students who have completed the following on or before May 1, 2022.
- Complete your Intent to Enroll form.
- Complete the FAFSA. Financial Aid School Code: 003420.
- Submit your student health record examination.
- Pay your enrollment fees (admission fee, room fee).
- Scan or take a photo of your scholarship acceptance letter and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Institutional scholarships are limited.
If you need an extension on a payment, please email email@example.com.
You play a key role in helping prepare your sons and daughters for college, so we’ve designed resources to help.
Research your financial aid and scholarship options.
Financial Aid School Code: 003420
Find your new home away from home. Contact our Housing Department to apply.
Meet Our Recruiters
Our trained recruiters are available to help you transition into college life.
We are here to help you navigate through the enrollment process.
Yes, we are still accepting applications. APPLY HERE
Yes, currently we are waiving application fees.
For an extension consideration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may email the financial aid office at email@example.com. Please allow 24-48 hours for a response.
Yes, we are waiving SAT/ACT test requirements is a student has been impacted by COVID-19.
Yes, as of April 1st, Institutional scholarships are limited to the Tiger Scholarship and Golden Opportunity Award and must be accepted by May 1, 2021.
Start Your Application
Benedict College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Benedict College. Eight (8) of our programs/majors are nationally accredited. Our faculty and staff strive to enrich our students’ lives and help enhance their personal and professional growth. We prepare our students to engage in public service, internships, and study abroad programs.