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Bennett College is located in Greensboro, North Carolina. It began in 1873 to educate emancipated slaves. It was founded by Albion Winegar Tourgée, an American soldier lawyer, writer and civil rights advocate. In 1926, it became only one of two black colleges to admit women. Today, Bennett College educates over 700 black women in the liberal arts. It uses a semester based schedule. The campus is a city campus of over 50 acres. According to the US News and World Report, tuition and fees run shy of $17,000. It's rated as a Tier 2 National liberal arts college. The College is associated with the United Methodist Church. Students and faculty are encouraged to build a community dedicated to research, personal empowerment, and knowledge.

Bennett College has a rolling application deadline. Its application rate is least selective. It accepts 62.5 percent of applicants. Bennett College's student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1. Over 70 percent of classes have less than 20 students. About three-fourths of freshman stay after their first year. About two-thirds of students live on campus. The rest live off campus. Among the traditional black liberal arts colleges, Bennett College is ranked 15th in the country. A fundraising campaign led by Dr. Johnnetta B. Cooke helped raise $50 million for the school. Oprah Winfrey, former President Bill Clinton, and Senator Bob Dole helped with the fundraising.

Graduates of Bennett College are called Bennett Belles. Since 1930, over 5,500 Belles have graduated. Bennett College has a brother university – Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Bennett College is accredited by several education and social work organizations. Its current President (as of July, 2013) is Dr. Rosalind Fuse-Hall. Bennett College has three main divisions: Natural and Behavioral Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Education, and Humanities. These divisions offer 24 majors and 19 minors. There are numerous buildings and over 60 student organizations.

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