Tuition & Fees

$50,100

$50,100

not including room and board

More Financial Details

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
32%
600-699
48%
500-599
17%
400-499
2%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
17%
600-699
41%
500-599
38%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
25%
600-699
50%
500-599
23%
400-499
1%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
43%
24-29
54%
18-23
3%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
More Admissions Details

undergraduateRatios

34%

66%

male

female

1
9

teacher

students

More Student Details

Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 740
Declined + 361
Total Received 1,101
More Admissions Details

Private (nonprofit)

660

undergraduate students

95

graduate students

More Student Details
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Are you our next winner?

Register now for our scholarship giveaway

Most Popular Majors

  1. Visual/performing Arts
  2. Social Sciences
  3. English
More Majors

People Who Liked This School Also Liked…

Name Location
Boston University Boston, MA
Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville, NY
Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY
Fordham University Bronx, NY
New York University New York, NY
Washington State University Pullman, WA
Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO
University of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
University of New Hampshire Durham, NH
University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO
See All School Suggestions for You

Codes

SAT 3080
ACT 4296

Social Networks

School Facts

Bennington College, founded in 1932, is a private liberal arts institution characterized by cross-disciplinary learning, a close working relationship between student and teacher, a self-directed academic planning process, and a connection to the world through its winter internship term.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 755
Established in 1932
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Bennington, VT

440-acre campus located in Bennington (population: 15,764), 40 miles from Albany, NY. Air, bus, and train serve Albany. School operates shuttle service when Green Mountain Express is not running and van service to Williamstown.

Bennington College
1 College Drive
Bennington, VT 05201

CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
95%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
32%
600-699
48%
500-599
17%
400-499
2%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
17%
600-699
41%
500-599
38%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
25%
600-699
50%
500-599
23%
400-499
1%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
43%
24-29
54%
18-23
3%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 740
Declined + 361
Total Received 1,101

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Considered

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

Admissions Contact

Hung Bui
Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
P: 800 833-6845
F: 802 440-4320
admissions@bennington.edu

Cost

Tuition $49,440
Room $7,870
Board $6,650
Additional fees $660
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $65,620
Average Financial Aid - $42,405
Total with Avg. Aid $23,215

Financial Aid

58%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$42,405

Average financial aid

CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $807,427
State $37,272
Institutional $11,858,576
Other external $206,287
Total $12,909,562

Non-need-based

Federal $4,000
State $0
Institutional $5,566,882
Other external $273,568
Total $5,844,450

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology
Architecture
Astronomy
Biology
Ceramics
Chemistry
Chinese
Computing
Conflict Resolution
Dance
Design
Digital Arts
Directing
Drama
Drawing
Economics
Education
Environmental Studies
French
History
International Relations
Italian
Japanese
Languages
Literature
Mathematics
Mediation
Music
Painting
Philosophy
Photography
Physics
Playwriting
Political Science
Printmaking
Psychology
Science
Sculpture
Social Science
Spanish
Teaching
Teaching a Second Language
Theatre
Video
Visual Art
Writing
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

Undergraduate

87%

660
students

Female
66%
438

Male
34%
222

Graduate

13%

95
students

Female
74%
70

Male
26%
25

undergraduateFull-time

95%

629
students

Female
67%
420

Male
33%
209

undergraduatePart-time

5%

31
students

Female
59%
18

Male
41%
13

Student Break-down

12%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 27
Countries most often represented Bosnia Herzogovina
Ecuador
India
Nepal
Pakistan
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Nicholas Forcier
Assistant Director of International Admissions
802 440-4596
nforcier@bennington.edu

CollegeXpress Logo

$10,000

Scholarship Contest

All you have to do is register.

Enter Today!

Lists & Rankings

^ TOP