Bentley University

Waltham, MA

Bentley University

Waltham, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$51,830

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
62%
500-599
20%
400-499
1%
700-800
40%
600-699
45%
500-599
14%
400-499
1%
30-36
43%
24-29
49%
18-23
8%
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undergraduateRatios

59%

male

41%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Selective

46%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,213
Declined 4,804
Total Received 9,017
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Private

4,228

undergraduate students

1,086

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Bentley University, founded in 1917, is a private, co-ed institution of higher learning. Its 163-acre campus is located in Waltham, Massachusetts, 10 miles from Boston.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 5,314
Established in 1917
Coeducational Coeducational

163-acre, suburban campus in Waltham (population: 62,442), 10 miles from Boston. Air, bus, and train serve Boston. School operates transportation to Harvard Square in Cambridge.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Boston
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Logan International

Bentley University
175 Forest Street
Waltham, MA
02452-4705

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
78%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Bentley Investing Group
  • Campus Activities Board
  • South Asian Student Association
  • Bentley Association of Chinese Students
  • Delta Sigma Pi

Top Events

  • Spring Day
  • Back 2 Bentley
  • Super Bingo
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

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
  • CCTV security cameras; Community Policing team; Rape Aggression Defense classes; CPR, AED and first-aid training

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
37%
Top 1/4
73%
Top 1/2
97%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
62%
500-599
20%
400-499
1%
700-800
40%
600-699
45%
500-599
14%
400-499
1%
30-36
43%
24-29
49%
18-23
8%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $75
Application deadline January 7
Has early decision program yes

Selective

46%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,213
Declined 4,804
Total Received 9,017

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
state residency
work experience

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 69
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

83%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,835

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $50,060
Room & board $16,960
Additional fees $1,770
Books & supplies $1,300
Other fees $1,230
Total $71,320
Average Financial Aid - $5,835
Total with Avg. Aid $65,485
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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
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

cheerleading, dance, equestrian sports, golf, hockey, rugby, sailing, skiing, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, dance, equestrian sports, golf, ice hockey, rugby, sailing, skiing, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Cheerleading, Equestrian sports, Golf, Ice hockey, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Cheerleading, Equestrian sports, Golf, Ice hockey, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Accounting and Finance
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Corporate Communications
Business/Managerial Economics
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
English Language and Literature, General
Finance, General
Health Services Administration
History, General
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Philosophy
Public Policy Analysis, General
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
Spanish Language and Literature
Sustainability Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

5,314

total students

42%

in-state

58%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

4,228
students

Female
41%
1,736

Male
59%
2,492

20%

1,086
students

Female
54%
586

Male
46%
500

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

4,177
students

Female
42%
1,719

Male
58%
2,458

2%

51
students

Female
34%
17

Male
66%
34

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 92%
Student 4 year graduation rate 85%
Student 5 year graduation rate 4%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

15%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

102

Transfer students enrolled

2%

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

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

80%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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