WHY WOMEN CHOOSE BENNETT

For nearly 150 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 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.

Bennett College is one of only two all-women’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States.

Dr. Willa B. Player, Bennett College’s President from 1955-1966, was the country’s first black woman president of a four-year, accredited institution.

Bennett College was recognized as #2 among the 38 safest colleges in North Carolina for 2016, by BackgroundChecks.org.

Bennett has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Pfeiffer University, Winston-Salem State University, The American Language Academy and others.

Before his historic speech on Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke before an overflow crowd in the Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel on Bennett's campus.

Bennett has a robust International Program that since 2009 has sent more than 200 students to countries as far away and varied as Australia, Tanzania, China, South Africa, Costa Rica and South Korea.

During the summer of 2016, nearly 20 Bennett College students and staff members participated in a U.S.-China Women in Clean Energy Program, organized by the U.S.-China Strong Initiative.

Bennett College alumnae contributed more than $2.1 Million to the Institution during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Bennett College has a new, state-of-the-art TV and photography studio that will enable Bennett Belles to remain on the cutting edge of media production.

BENNETT COLLEGE RANKINGS

How we measure up to other institutions of higher learning.

2015-2016 | US News & World Report

Volume of 4 Year Graduates

#8

College Choice

Best Colleges for Black Students

#15

US News & World Report

Safest NC Campuses

#2

US News & World Report

ADDITIONAL RANKINGS

Ranked #34 out of 111 Best Regional Colleges in the South
2018 | US News & World Report

Ranked #36 out of 80 Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities
2018 | US News & World Report

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