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

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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Application link Apply online
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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent 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
Room $9,140
Board $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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Financial Aid Office


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

Majors

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

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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 transfered

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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