Bennington College

Bennington, VT

Bennington College

Bennington, VT

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Tuition & Fees

$58,124

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
50%
600-699
45%
500-599
5%
700-800
28%
600-699
41%
500-599
28%
400-499
3%
30-36
70%
24-29
17%
18-23
13%
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undergraduateRatios

35%

male

65%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 817
Declined 527
Total Received 1,344
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Private

733

undergraduate students

97

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 830
Established in 1932
Coeducational Coeducational

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
  • Metropolitan area: Albany, NY
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Albany International

Bennington College
1 College Drive
Bennington, VT
05201

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
98%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Educational Policies Committee
  • Soccer Club
  • DREAM
  • FLoW Student Collective
  • Programming & Activity Council

Top Events

  • Sunfest
  • Midnight Breakfast
  • Convocation
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Campus Facts

  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • prevention/awareness program

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
29%
Top 1/4
69%
Top 1/2
91%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
50%
600-699
45%
500-599
5%
700-800
28%
600-699
41%
500-599
28%
400-499
3%
30-36
70%
24-29
17%
18-23
13%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.49

Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 817
Declined 527
Total Received 1,344

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
interview
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability

Considered

extracurricular activities
first generation
racial/ethnic status
class rank
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 60
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $57,350
Room & board $16,840
Additional fees $774
Books & supplies $1,000
Other fees $2,800
Total $78,764

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W

Club Sports - Men's

archery, basketball, boxing, equestrian sports, skiing, soccer, swimming, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, yoga

Club Sports - Women's

archery, basketball, boxing, equestrian sports, skiing, soccer, swimming, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, yoga

Intramural Sports Men

Archery, Basketball, Equestrian sports, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Swimming and diving, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Basketball, Equestrian sports, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Swimming and diving, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Majors

Assc. Bach.
Acting
African-American/Black Studies
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Architecture
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Asian Studies/Civilization
Astronomy
Biochemistry
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Computer Graphics
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Costume Design
Creative Writing
Cultural Anthropology
Dance, General
Design and Visual Communications, General
Digital Arts
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Directing and Theatrical Production
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Drawing
Ecology
Economics, General
Education, General
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Biology
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Design/Architecture
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Evolutionary Biology
Fashion/Apparel Design
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
French Language and Literature
Gay/Lesbian Studies
General Literature
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial and Product Design
Intermedia/Multimedia
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Journalism
Language Interpretation and Translation
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Neuroscience
Painting
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Printmaking
Psychology, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Radio and Television
Recording Arts Technology/Technician
Religion/Religious Studies
Robotics Technology/Technician
Sculpture
Social Psychology
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Voice and Opera
Women's Studies
Writing, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad

830

total students

4%

in-state

96%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

88%

733
students

Female
65%
476

Male
35%
257

12%

97
students

Female
74%
72

Male
26%
25

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

687
students

Female
67%
460

Male
33%
227

7%

46
students

Female
35%
16

Male
65%
30

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 83%
Student 4 year graduation rate 66%
Student 5 year graduation rate 9%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

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

4

Transfer students enrolled

0%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job bank
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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