Overview

In 1940, Columbia International University founded a Christian high school in Asheville, North Carolina. It was named Ben Lippen, a Scottish Phrase meaning “Mountain of Trust.” In 1988, Ben Lippen School moved to Columbia, SC. Today, it has more than 800 students enrolled in Pre-K through 12th grade. Ben Lippen High School is an independent, rigorous, college preparatory Christian school which includes Honors, AP, Dual Credit, and a diverse selection of electives and co-curricular activities. This culturally rich student body is taught by a strong faculty, most of whom hold advanced degrees. To prepare students to lead and work in the 21st century, the curriculum incorporates critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaborative skills.
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Ben Lippen School With Reviews, Requirements 2024 | FindingSchool

B+ Boarding
B Matriculation
A- Academics
B Extracurricular activities
C Community
B+ Reviews
B+ Int. student mgmt

Boarding Grades: 6-12
Co-ed
Rural
ESL: Yes
Boarding Tuition: $45,970
Day S. Tuition: $15,000
# of Students: 1,200
Boarding Rate: 10%
Teacher:Student: 1:8%
International Student: 10%
AP Courses: 9
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 75%
SAT: 1152/1600
IB: No
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Matriculation

Ranking University/College Students
#2 Columbia University 1
#6 University of Chicago 1
#25 University of Virginia 1
#27 University of Southern California 1
#28 New York University 1
#28 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1
#38 University of Texas at Austin 1
#42 Boston University 1
#42 Tulane University 1
#42 University of Wisconsin-Madison 1
#47 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1
#48 University of Georgia 1
#49 Northeastern University 1
#49 Ohio State University: Columbus Campus 1
#49 Purdue University 1
#55 Florida State University 1
#55 Rhodes College 1
#55 University of Miami 1
LAC #11 United States Military Academy 1
#57 Penn State University Park 1
#59 University of Washington 1
#62 Rutgers University 1
#63 George Washington University 1
#63 University of Connecticut 1
#68 Indiana University Bloomington 1
#68 Southern Methodist University 1
#68 University of Massachusetts Amherst 1
#68 University of Minnesota: Twin Cities 1
#70 Wofford College 1
#75 Baylor University 1
#75 Clemson University 1
#75 Loyola Marymount University 1
#75 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1
#76 College of Wooster 1
#79 American University 1
#79 North Carolina State University 1
#83 Elon University 1
#83 Michigan State University 1
#83 Texas Christian University 1
#93 University of Delaware 1
Auburn University 1
#99 University of Utah 1
#103 Drexel University 1
#103 Miami University: Oxford 1
#103 University of San Francisco 1
#103 University of South Florida 1
#104 University of Tennessee: Knoxville 1
#111 Birmingham-Southern College 1
Arizona State University 1
#117 University of South Carolina: Columbia 1
#118 Iowa State University 1
#120 Roanoke College 1
#122 Chapman University 1
#122 University of Kansas 1
#124 Presbyterian College 1
#124 Westmont College 1
#127 DePaul University 1
#127 Seton Hall University 1
#127 University of Kentucky 1
#136 Samford University 1
#136 University of the Pacific 1
#137 University of Alabama 1
#147 Covenant College 1
#148 University of Cincinnati 1
LAC #30 Mount Holyoke College 1
#151 James Madison University 1
#151 University of Mississippi 1
#166 Mercer University 1
#182 Belmont University 1
#182 University of Houston 1
#194 Mississippi State University 1
#212 Washington State University 1
#219 Hampton University 1
LAC #46 DePauw University 1
LAC #46 Furman University 1
#234 East Carolina University 1
#250 Central Michigan University 1
LAC #50 The University of the South 1
#263 Western Carolina University 1
#299 Campbell University 1
#299 Old Dominion University 1
#317 East Tennessee State University 1
Anderson University 1
Appalachian State University 1
Arkansas Baptist College 1
Averett University 1
Barry University 1
Belmont Abbey College 1
Berklee College of Music 1
Berry College 1
Catawba College 1
Cedarville University 1
Charleston Southern University 1
Coastal Carolina University 1
College of Charleston 1
Columbia International University 1
Francis Marion University 1
Geneva College 1
Georgetown College 1
Grand Canyon University 1
Hawaii Pacific University 1
High Point University 1
Iona College 1
Johnson & Wales University: Providence 1
King University 1
Lander University 1
Lenoir-Rhyne University 1
Liberty University 1
Manhattan College 1
Messiah College 1
Midlands Technical College 1
Montreat College 1
new york film academy 1
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University 1
North Greenville University 1
Pratt Institute 1
Quincy University 1
Savannah College of Art and Design 1
Stetson University 1
stony brook university, state university of new york 1
Taylor University 1
The Citadel 1
The New School College of Performing Arts 1
Truett McConnell University 1
Tuskegee University 1
University of Northern Colorado 1
University of Tampa 1
Winthrop University 1
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AP Courses

(Total 9)
Statistics
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
United States History
European History
United States Government and Politics
Computer Science A
Statistics
Calculus AB
Calculus BC
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
United States History
European History
United States Government and Politics
Computer Science A
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Sports

(Total 12)
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track and Field
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track and Field
Volleyball
Wrestling
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Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

(Total 20)
Choir
Yearbook
Art Club
Badminton Club
Band
Bible Studies
Bowling Club
Math Team
Improv Club
Prayer Groups
Choir
Yearbook
Art Club
Badminton Club
Band
Bible Studies
Bowling Club
Math Team
Improv Club
Prayer Groups
Robotics Team
Science Team
Student Leadership
Super Fans
Theater
Young Life Discipleship
Sailing
Model United Nations
National Honor Society
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Arts

(Total 9)
Band
Choir
Guitar
Music
Music Theory
Theater
Drawing
Photography
Art
Band
Choir
Guitar
Music
Music Theory
Theater
Drawing
Photography
Art
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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1940
Campus Size: 400 acres
Boarding Rate: 10%
Religious Affiliation: christian

Application Info

Deadline: Rolling
Interview: Skype, On Campus, Admission Travel to China, Others, Zoom or WeChat
Other Accepted Scores: IELTS, Duolingo, iTEP-Slate, ELTiS
School Code:
TOEFL: 3307

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Brief Reviews

(Total 40)
4.6/ 5

Detailed Reviews

(Total 4)
5.0 / 5 Overall
5.0 / 5 Academics
5.0 / 5 Campus
4.5 / 5 Student Life
5.0 / 5 Athletic&Art
5.0 / 5 Transportation

Q&A

(Total 9)
Recommended
4.8 (9 reviews)
Recommended

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Frequently Ask Questions about Ben Lippen School

Tell me a bit about Ben Lippen School.
Ben Lippen School is Co-ed private boarding school located in South Carolina, US. It was founded 1940 , and currently has about 1200 students, 10.00% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit http://www.benlippen.com.
Does Ben Lippen School have rigorous academic requirements?
Ben Lippen School is offering 9 AP courses.

Ben Lippen School also have 75% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
Where do Ben Lippen School students typically go for their colleges?
In 2021-2023, some students attended Columbia University, University of Chicago, University of Virginia, University of Southern California and New York University.
What is the application requirement for Ben Lippen School?
Similar to most private schools in the US, Ben Lippen School’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
What is the latest tuition for Ben Lippen School’s Co-ed student?
The total fee for Ben Lippen School in 2024 is $16,560 , which typically includes tuition, boarding fee, student management fee and a few other fees associated with managing international students.

For more information, please contact school’s admission team at Steve.Sark@BenLippen.com .
Where is Ben Lippen School located?
Ben Lippen School is located in the State of South Carolina of USA.
How popular is Ben Lippen School on FindingSchool network?
Based on FindingSchool monthly traffic data as well as onsite search record, Ben Lippen School is among the most popular schools, within top 353 for all schools on FindingSchool.

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How to start with an application with Ben Lippen School?
The first stop is to carefully review the school profile on FindingSchool to learn more about Ben Lippen School. Most of them are directly provided by the school.

Also it is highly recommended to visit Ben Lippen School’s official site: http://www.benlippen.com or call them at 803-807-4113.
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Yes, here are few: Camden Military Academy,

What is the FindingSchool rating for Ben Lippen School?
The overall rating for Ben Lippen School is B+.

The section ratings of Ben Lippen School are:
B for Matriculation
A- for Academics
B for Extracurriculum
C for Community
B+ for Students and Parents reviews
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