Office of Admissions and Recruitment

Department Contact

1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
Office Hours 9:00AM - 5:00PM

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*
*score submissions are being waived due to COVID. 

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

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. 

Degree Programs

Find a major that interests you and prepare for an exciting career. 

College Affordability

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

For a tentative decision, submit your transcript(s) [high school and/or college from a state/regional accredited school]. 

3. Submit Your ACT/SAT Scores 

 If you’ve been impacted by COVID, we are currently waiving this requirement. 
(Benedict College Codes: ACT: 003-834; SAT: 005-056)
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International Students

We welcome students from all over the world. Our counselors are available to help with the entire process.

You're accepted! Now what?

Once you’ve received your acceptance information in your admissions portal or 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 December 15, 2023 for Spring 2024 applicants and May 1, 2024 for Fall 2024 applicants.

  • Submit your Admission Offer Confirmation in your Application portal.
  • Complete the FAFSA. Financial Aid School Code: 003420.
  • Submit your Student Health History Form in your Tiger Portal. (Spring 2024) 
  • Submit your Enrollment Fee in your Application portal.
  • Submit Housing Fee in Application portal.
    • Submit Housing Application after your fee is paid in your Application portal.
  • If awarded a scholarship, submit your Scholarship Acceptance Form in your Admissions portal. Institutional scholarships are limited.
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Attention Parents

You play a key role in helping prepare your sons and daughters for college, so we’ve designed resources to help.

Admissions Support

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Financial Aid

Research your financial aid and scholarship options.
Financial Aid School Code: 003420

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Student Housing

Find your new home away from home. Contact our Housing Department to apply.

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Meet Our Recruiters

Our trained recruiters are available to help you transition into college life.

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Need Assistance?

We are here to help you navigate through the enrollment process.

Admission FAQs

Yes, we are still accepting applications.  APPLY HERE

Yes, currently we are waiving application fees.

For an extension consideration, please contact

You may email the financial aid office at  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, but Institutional scholarships are limited. If awarded a scholarship, submit your Scholarship Acceptance Form in your Admissions portal. 

Yes, click HERE to take a virtual tour of Benedict College.

Yes. Click here to view our Admissions brochure.

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.


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