A Bentley education brings together the distinctive characteristics and skills that make each student special. It’s a path of exploration where students find creative ways to turn their passions into a profession. Our 24 majors and 35 minors span the foundations of business and the best of the arts and sciences, enabling students to customize a curriculum tailor-made for them and their career interests.
Bentley graduates leave campus understanding that everything they have learned has a place and a purpose, bridging hard and soft skills, the desire for career success and to make the world a better place, their dreams, and the reality of today’s fast-moving global marketplace. A Bentley education prepares our graduates to thrive in everything they do.
This is why Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Bentley among the top 10 undergraduate business programs in the nation in 2016.
The arts and science of business
Bentley students are encouraged to uncover what they’re passionate about and to build a degree that reflects their dynamic individuality and enthusiasm. Business majors can choose to pair their degree with the Liberal Studies major (LSM), an optional second major with eight different concentrations. The LSM doesn’t require any additional courses beyond the normal curriculum requirements and gives students the opportunity to develop their critical-thinking, problem-solving, and creative skills in disciplines that provide a distinct advantage when they begin their job search.
The Business Studies major is designed to give students pursuing an arts and sciences degree at Bentley critical exposure to important areas of business. This distinctive element of a business university education broadens the benefits of a Bentley arts and sciences degree.
Either way, by connecting your Bentley business education to a key topic in the arts and sciences, you’ll graduate with the well-rounded expertise needed to lead and succeed in today’s global marketplace.
Bentley and Boston
Bentley is located just minutes west of Boston in suburban Waltham, Massachusetts. As the country’s ultimate college town, Boston offers a host of options for fun, ranging from culture and entertainment to championship sports and world-class shopping. Bentley’s free shuttle makes regular trips to Harvard Square in Cambridge, just a subway ride from the city.
Our undergraduates live and learn in an environment that reflects and prepares them for a multicultural world. Students come from across the United States and nearly 100 countries. The topic of diversity is not only addressed in courses but is also a vibrant facet of campus life. Our Center for International Students and Scholars, Multicultural Center, Spiritual Life Center, and Center for Women and Business support the University’s commitment to cultural awareness.
More than 99% of Bentley freshmen live on campus. Twenty-three residence halls provide a range of housing options, including dorms, suites, and apartments. Housing is provided for all four years.
Bentley is home to more than 100 student organizations, so you can make new friends with common interests or challenge yourself with something different. We hold a student activities fair each year, giving students the chance to get to know our clubs and groups firsthand.
Athletic programs include intramurals, recreational sports, and more than 20 varsity teams in NCAA Divisions I and II. The Dana Athletic Center houses a weight and fitness complex, food court, locker rooms, a basketball court, volleyball and racquetball courts, a competition-size pool with a diving tank, and saunas. Outdoor facilities include soccer and baseball fields, a track, and tennis courts.
Location: Waltham, Massachusetts, nine miles west of Boston
Number of Undergraduate Students: 4,203
International Students: 16%
Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Freshman Retention Rate: 94%
Students Who Complete One Internship: 90%
Postgraduate Placement Rate: More than 95%
Average Starting Salary: $53,000