Bennett College is a private, United Methodist Church affiliated, four-year liberal arts institution for women. Founded in 1873 as a coeducational institution with the first sessions held in the basement of St. Matthews United Methodist Church (then Warnersville Methodist Episcopal Church North), the school was founded through the inspiration of newly emancipated slaves.
During then next few years, African-American members of the Methodist Church attempted to raise funds for land and a school building. However, when contributions fell short of the goal, a businessman from New York named Lyman Bennett donated $10,000. Shortly thereafter Bennett died of pneumonia, but in memoriam, the institution was renamed Bennett Seminary and it’s first building named Bennett Hall.
Bennett was reorganized and upgraded in 1926 to become a College for Women.
Offering 22 areas of study toward the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degrees, there are also six honor societies and numerous opportunities for study off-campus at other institutions and abroad. Benedict College Honors Program seeks highly motivated, academically gifted students to engage in a challenging liberal arts education.
More than 80% of the faculty here hold doctorate degrees. The student-to-faculty ratio is eleven-to-one. You can earn a B.A. or B.S. in these disciplines:
Journalism and Media Studies
Africana Women’s Studies
Centrally located in urban Greensboro, North Carolina, the average student enrollment at Bennett is 600 women, the majority of whom are of African American descent from 29 states and 11 foreign countries representing the continents of Africa, Asia, and Europe.
On campus Living Learning Centers (residences) encompass Carrie Barge, Laura Cone, Annie Merner, and Annie Pfeiffer Halls, among others.
ADDRESS: 900 East Washington Street, Greensboro, NC