Tuition & Fees

$53,860

$53,860

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
38%
600-699
50%
500-599
11%
400-499
1%
700-800
22%
600-699
49%
500-599
26%
400-499
3%
700-800
19%
600-699
50%
500-599
27%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
52%
24-29
42%
18-23
6%
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undergraduateRatios

35%

male

65%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 829
Declined + 636
Total Received 1,465
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Private (nonprofit)

775

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 851
Established in 1932
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Bennington, VT

440-acre campus located in Bennington (population: 15,764), 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
98%
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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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
38%
600-699
50%
500-599
11%
400-499
1%
700-800
22%
600-699
49%
500-599
26%
400-499
3%
700-800
19%
600-699
50%
500-599
27%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
52%
24-29
42%
18-23
6%

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

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 829
Declined + 636
Total Received 1,465

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

Hung Bui
Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
P: 800 833-6845
F: 802 440-4320
admissions@bennington.edu

Financial Aid

82%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$41,595

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $53,160
Room $8,460
Board $7,150
Additional fees $700
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $70,470
Average Financial Aid - $41,595
Total with Avg. Aid $28,875

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $847,541
State $25,723
Institutional $14,191,719
Other external $355,588
Total $15,420,571

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $5,932,991
Other external $583,719
Total $6,516,710
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
February 15

Institution's own financial aid form
February 15

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
February 15

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

Other
February 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@benningtoh.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology
Architecture
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
Teaching
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

851

total students

2%

in-state

98%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

775
students

Female
65%
501

Male
35%
274

9%

76
students

Female
68%
52

Male
32%
24

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

724
students

Female
67%
484

Male
33%
240

7%

51
students

Female
34%
17

Male
66%
34

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Student Break-down

16%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
56%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

70%

Transfer applicants accepted

50%

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

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 27
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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