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Tuition & Fees

$45,760

$45,760

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

59%

41%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Selective

42%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,532
Declined + 4,814
Total Received 8,346
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Private (nonprofit)

4,203

undergraduate students

1,349

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Finance
  2. Economics/finance
  3. Marketing
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Codes

SAT 3096
ACT 1783

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
44%
500-599
42%
400-499
9%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
22%
600-699
56%
500-599
20%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
8%
600-699
47%
500-599
36%
400-499
9%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
29%
24-29
61%
18-23
9%
12-17
1%
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School Facts

Bentley University, founded in 1917, is a private, co-ed institution of higher learning. Its 163-acre campus is located in Waltham, Massachusetts, 10 miles from Boston.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 5,552
Established in 1917
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Waltham, MA

163-acre, suburban campus in Waltham (population: 62,227), 10 miles from Boston. Air, bus, and train serve Boston. School operates transportation to Harvard Square in Cambridge.

Bentley University
175 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02452-4705

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
79%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
7 fraternities 11% of male students
 
4 sororities 10% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
38%
Top 1/4
72%
Top 1/2
93%
Bottom 1/2
7%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
44%
500-599
42%
400-499
9%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
22%
600-699
56%
500-599
20%
400-499
2%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
8%
600-699
47%
500-599
36%
400-499
9%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
29%
24-29
61%
18-23
9%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 7
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

42%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,532
Declined + 4,814
Total Received 8,346

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
State residency

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact


P: 800 523-2354
F: 781 891-3414
ugadmission@bentley.edu

Cost

Tuition $44,210
Room & board $15,130
Additional fees $1,550
Books & supplies $1,260
Total $62,150
Average Financial Aid - $34,553
Total with Avg. Aid $27,597

Financial Aid

93%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$34,553

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,462,830
State $1,091,410
Institutional $45,127,857
Other external
Total $49,682,097

Non-need-based

Federal
State $8,000
Institutional $17,730,409
Other external $1,163,880
Total $18,902,289

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic Hockey Association (Division I, men's ice hockey only), Northeast-10 Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Falcons
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Actuarial Science
Business
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Business Studies
Computer Information Systems
Corporate Finance/Accounting
Creative Industries
Economics/Finance
English
Finance
Financial Planning
Global Studies
Health Studies
History
Human Factors in Information Design
Information Design/Corporate Communications
Information Systems Auditing/Control
Information Technology
Liberal Arts
Liberal Studies
Management
Managerial Economics
Marketing
Marketing Analytics
Mathematical Sciences
Media/Culture
Philosophy
Professional Sales
Public Policy
Spanish Studies
Sustainability Sciences
Taxation
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Undergraduate

76%

4,203
students

Female
41%
1,704

Male
59%
2,499

Graduate

24%

1,349
students

Female
52%
708

Male
48%
641

undergraduateFull-time

98%

4,137
students

Female
41%
1,679

Male
59%
2,458

undergraduatePart-time

2%

66
students

Female
38%
25

Male
62%
41

Student Break-down

14%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
61%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

49%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

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 Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 15

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

80%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 76
Countries most often represented India
Indonesia
People's Republic Of China
Saudi Arabia
Venezuela
The United Arab Emirates
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Karen Karidoyanes
Director, Undergraduate International & Transfer Admission
781 891-2244
ugadmission@bentley.edu

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