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Bennett College

Bennett College

Mission: Bennett College prepares women of color through a transformative liberal arts education to lead with purpose, integrity, and a strong sense of self-worth. Bennett provides educational access to students while promoting inquiry, civic engagement, social justice, lifelong learning, and equity for all.

Vision: Bennett College is renowned for its intimate, engaging learning community that produces phenomenal women scholars and global leaders.

Philosophy: Bennett College’s undergirding philosophy is that a high quality college experience should provide its women students with strong academic and co-curricular programs that encourage their personal development, endorse life-long learning, and prepare them to meet the needs of an ever-changing society.

Bennett College values and respects every member of its community. As a United Methodist Church-related institution, the College believes that education should be related to humanitarian ends.

Foci Areas: 

  • Leadership
  • Civic Engagement
  • Global Citizenship
  • Innovation/Entrepreneurship
  • Communications

Faith Statement: As a United Methodist Church-related institution, Bennett College affirms the doctrinal foundations of the United Methodist Church, including the tradition of reflective reasoning, the fostering of free exchange of ideas, educational opportunities for all people, and the conduct of business and programs in accordance with standards of Christian ethics and morality. The doctrinal beliefs undergirding our mission and philosophy are enumerated in the Articles of Religion of the United Methodist Church (The Articles of Religion of the United Methodist Church).

ADDRESS: 900 E. Washington St.
Greensboro, NC 27401
PHONE: 336.517.2100

Undergraduate Enrollment: 232*
Average Annual Cost: $23,330*

Suzanne Elise Walsh, JD, MSSA

Phone: 336-370-8624

Phone: 888-370-8678

Natalie V. McLean
Phone: 336-517-2334


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