Bennington College

Bennington, VT

Bennington College

Bennington, VT

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Tuition & Fees

$58,124

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

35%

male

65%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 829
Declined 553
Total Received 1,382
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Private

775

undergraduate students

126

graduate students

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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.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 901
Established in 1932
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town

Bennington College
1 College Drive
Bennington, VT
05201

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
98%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not 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
29%
Top 1/4
69%
Top 1/2
91%
Bottom 1/2
9%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (final 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
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 829
Declined 553
Total Received 1,382

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Admission test scores

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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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Financial Aid

88%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$39,839

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $57,350
Housing $9,140
Food $7,700
Additional fees $774
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $75,964
Average Financial Aid - $39,839
Total with Avg. Aid $36,125

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,023,268
State $23,581
Institutional $15,981,485
Other external $707,981
Total $17,736,315

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $6,490,169
Other external $1,337,274
Total $7,827,443

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Acting. yes
African Studies. yes
African-American/Black Studies. yes
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects. yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Anthropology, Other. yes
Applied Linguistics. yes
Applied Mathematics, General. yes
Applied Psychology. yes
Architecture. yes
Archives/Archival Administration. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Asian Studies/Civilization. yes
Astronomy. yes
Astrophysics. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biological and Physical Sciences. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Botany/Plant Biology. yes
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Child Development. yes
Chinese Language and Literature. yes
Cinematography and Film/Video Production. yes
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics. yes
Communication and Media Studies, Other. yes
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other. yes
Community Organization and Advocacy. yes
Computer Graphics. yes
Computer Science. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Creative Writing. yes yes
Cultural Anthropology. yes
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis. yes
Dance, General. yes yes
Design and Visual Communications, General. yes
Developmental and Child Psychology. yes
Digital Arts. yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes
Directing and Theatrical Production. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Drawing. yes
Ecology. yes
Economics, General. yes
Economics, Other. yes
Education, General. yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other. yes yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes
Environmental Design/Architecture. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other. yes
Evolutionary Biology. yes
Fashion/Apparel Design. yes
Film/Cinema/Media Studies. yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other. yes
French Language Teacher Education. yes yes
French Language and Literature. yes
Game and Interactive Media Design. yes
General Literature. yes
General Studies. yes
Geography. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
Graphic Design. yes
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies. yes
History, General. yes yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes
Hydrology and Water Resources Science. yes
Intermedia/Multimedia. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Italian Language and Literature. yes
Japanese Language and Literature. yes
Jewish/Judaic Studies. yes
Journalism. yes
Language Interpretation and Translation. yes
Latin American Studies. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes yes
Linguistics. yes
Mathematical Biology. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Medical Anthropology. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music Theory and Composition. yes
Music, General. yes yes
Music, Other. yes
Neuroscience. yes
Painting. yes
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. yes
Philosophy. yes
Photography. yes
Physical Sciences, General. yes
Physics, General. yes
Playwriting and Screenwriting. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Political Science and Government, Other. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Psychology, Other. yes
Public Health, General. yes
Public Policy Analysis, General. yes yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Sculpture. yes
Social Psychology. yes
Social Sciences, General. yes yes
Social Sciences, Other. yes
Social Studies Teacher Education. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels. yes
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology. yes
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism. yes
Visual and Performing Arts, General. yes
Visual and Performing Arts, Other. yes
Voice and Opera. yes
Women's Studies. yes
Writing, General. yes

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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

901

total students

3%

in-state

97%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

775
students

Female
65%
500

Male
35%
275

14%

126
students

Female
75%
95

Male
25%
31

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

716
students

Female
67%
480

Male
33%
236

8%

59
students

Female
34%
20

Male
66%
39

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Student Break-down

19%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

21%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: March 15

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 60
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

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