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Tuition & Fees

$48,000

$48,000

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

59%

41%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Selective

46%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,836
Declined + 4,445
Total Received 8,281
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Private (nonprofit)

4,222

undergraduate students

1,286

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Finance
  2. Economics/finance
  3. Marketing
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Codes

SAT 3096
ACT 1783

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
41%
500-599
44%
400-499
9%
700-800
24%
600-699
53%
500-599
20%
400-499
3%
700-800
6%
600-699
48%
500-599
39%
400-499
7%
30-36
30%
24-29
64%
18-23
6%
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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 5,508
Established in 1917
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Waltham, MA

163-acre, suburban campus in Waltham (population: 63,002), 10 miles from Boston. Air, bus, and train serve Boston. School operates transportation to Harvard Square in Cambridge.

Bentley University
175 Forest Street
Waltham, MA 02452-4705

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
80%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
8 fraternities 12% of male students
 
3 sororities 15% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
32%
Top 1/4
72%
Top 1/2
96%
Bottom 1/2
4%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
41%
500-599
44%
400-499
9%
700-800
24%
600-699
53%
500-599
20%
400-499
3%
700-800
6%
600-699
48%
500-599
39%
400-499
7%
30-36
30%
24-29
64%
18-23
6%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 7
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Considered if submitted
SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required
ACT only Considered if submitted

Selective

46%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,836
Declined + 4,445
Total Received 8,281

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
State residency
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Mario J. Silva-Rosa
Director of Undergraduate Admission
P: 800 523-2354
F: 781 891-3414
ugadmission@bentley.edu

Cost

Tuition $46,370
Room & board $15,720
Additional fees $1,630
Books & supplies $1,260
Total $64,980
Average Financial Aid - $35,525
Total with Avg. Aid $29,455

Financial Aid

93%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$35,525

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,462,830
State $1,091,410
Institutional $45,127,857
Other external
Total $49,682,097

Non-need-based

Federal
State $8,000
Institutional $17,730,409
Other external $1,163,880
Total $18,902,289

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic Hockey Association (Division I, men's ice hockey only), Northeast-10 Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Falcons
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Actuarial Science
Business
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Business Studies
Computer Information Systems
Corporate Finance/Accounting
Creative Industries
Economics/Finance
English
Finance
Financial Planning
Global Studies
Health Studies
History
Human Factors in Information Design
Information Design/Corporate Communications
Information Systems Auditing/Control
Information Technology
Liberal Arts
Liberal Studies
Management
Managerial Economics
Marketing
Marketing Analytics
Mathematical Sciences
Media/Culture
Philosophy
Professional Sales
Public Policy
Spanish Studies
Sustainability Sciences
Taxation
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Undergraduate

77%

4,222
students

Female
41%
1,732

Male
59%
2,490

Graduate

23%

1,286
students

Female
57%
728

Male
43%
558

undergraduateFull-time

98%

4,140
students

Female
42%
1,703

Male
58%
2,437

undergraduatePart-time

2%

82
students

Female
36%
29

Male
64%
53

Student Break-down

13%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
61%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

360%

Transfer applicants accepted

43%

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 Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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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

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 74
Countries most often represented India
Indonesia
People's Republic Of China
Saudi Arabia
Venezuela
The United Arab Emirates
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Karen Karidoyanes
Director, Undergraduate International & Transfer Admission
781 891-2244
ugadmission@bentley.edu

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