Tuition & Fees

$55,900

$55,900

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
46%
600-699
46%
500-599
8%
700-800
31%
600-699
42%
500-599
24%
400-499
3%
700-800
19%
600-699
50%
500-599
27%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
80%
24-29
15%
18-23
5%
30-36
26%
24-29
62%
18-23
10%
12-17
2%
30-36
67%
24-29
28%
18-23
5%
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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 852
Declined + 642
Total Received 1,494
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Private (nonprofit)

735

undergraduate students

76

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Visual/performing Arts
  2. English
  3. Social Science
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Codes

SAT 3080
ACT 4296

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Location

School Facts

Bennington College, founded in 1932, is a private liberal arts institution. Its 440-acre campus is located in southwestern Vermont, at the foot of the Green Mountains.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 811
Established in 1932
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Bennington, VT

440-acre campus located in Bennington (population: 15,003), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
99%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
55%
Top 1/4
79%
Top 1/2
92%
Bottom 1/2
8%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
46%
600-699
46%
500-599
8%
700-800
31%
600-699
42%
500-599
24%
400-499
3%
700-800
19%
600-699
50%
500-599
27%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
80%
24-29
15%
18-23
5%
30-36
26%
24-29
62%
18-23
10%
12-17
2%
30-36
67%
24-29
28%
18-23
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
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

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 852
Declined + 642
Total Received 1,494

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

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Admissions Contact

Tony Cabasco
Vice President for Enrollment
P: 800 833-6845
F: 802 440-4320
admissions@bennington.edu

Financial Aid

84%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$45,496

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $55,200
Room $8,800
Board $7,400
Additional fees $700
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $73,100
Average Financial Aid - $45,496
Total with Avg. Aid $27,604

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $955,352
State $30,025
Institutional $16,006,353
Other external $704,670
Total $17,696,400

Non-need-based

Federal $4,440
State
Institutional $6,252,254
Other external $833,993
Total $7,090,687
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
January 15

Institution's own financial aid form
January 15

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
January 15

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
January 15

Other
January 15

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Other

Financial Aid Office

P: 802 440-4325
F: 802 440-4880
finaid@bennington.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Heather Clifford
Director of Financial Aid
hclifford@bennington.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Animation
Anthropology
Architecture
Art History
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
Theatre
Video
Visual Art
Writing
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Visual/performing Arts
  2. English
  3. Social Science

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-medicine

811

total students

3%

in-state

97%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

735
students

Female
64%
472

Male
36%
263

9%

76
students

Female
71%
54

Male
29%
22

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

704
students

Female
67%
469

Male
33%
235

5%

31
students

Female
10%
3

Male
90%
28

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Student Break-down

17%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

61%

Transfer applicants accepted

44%

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: March 15

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

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
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 50
Countries most often represented Bosnia And Herzegovina
China
India
Nepal
Pakistan
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Kate Child
Director of the First-Year Experience and International Student Services
kchlld@bennington.edu

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