Tuition & Fees

$49,880

$49,880

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
62%
500-599
25%
400-499
1%
700-800
32%
600-699
53%
500-599
14%
400-499
1%
700-800
6%
600-699
48%
500-599
39%
400-499
7%
30-36
37%
24-29
60%
18-23
3%
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undergraduateRatios

59%

male

41%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Selective

44%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,915
Declined + 4,952
Total Received 8,867
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Private (nonprofit)

4,272

undergraduate students

1,271

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Finance
  2. Accounting
  3. Economic/finance
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Codes

SAT 3096
ACT 1783

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 5,543
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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
78%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
8 fraternities 16% of male students
 
3 sororities 19% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
34%
Top 1/4
74%
Top 1/2
94%
Bottom 1/2
6%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
62%
500-599
25%
400-499
1%
700-800
32%
600-699
53%
500-599
14%
400-499
1%
700-800
6%
600-699
48%
500-599
39%
400-499
7%
30-36
37%
24-29
60%
18-23
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 15 (priority 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

44%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,915
Declined + 4,952
Total Received 8,867

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

Financial Aid

93%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$36,161

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $48,180
Room & board $16,320
Additional fees $1,700
Books & supplies $1,290
Total $67,490
Average Financial Aid - $36,161
Total with Avg. Aid $31,329

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,108,802
State $1,053,600
Institutional $44,587,195
Other external
Total $48,749,597

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $21,422,502
Other external $1,585,283
Total $23,007,785
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
January 7

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
January 7

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
January 7

Business/Farm Supplement
January 7

Other
January 7

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Business/Farm Supplement

Other

Financial Aid Office

P: 877 362-2216
F: 781 891-2448
finaid@bentley.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Katherine Anderson
Director of Financial Assistance
finaid@bentley.edu

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

Club Sports - Men's

Golf, Hockey, Martial Arts, Racquetball, Roller Hockey, Rugby, Sailing, Skydiving, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Water Polo, Wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

Cheerleading, Dance, Equestrian Sports, Golf, Martial Arts, Racquetball, Roller Hockey, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing, Skydiving, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Ballroom Dance, Basketball, Climbing, Dance, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo

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Athletic Directors

Robert Defelice (men's)
Athletic Director/ Head Baseball Coach
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Actuarial Science
Audit Analytics
Business
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Business Studies
Computer Information Systems
Corporate Finance/Accounting
Creative Industries
Data Analytics
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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Finance
  2. Accounting
  3. Economic/finance

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law

5,543

total students

42%

in-state

58%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

77%

4,272
students

Female
41%
1,762

Male
59%
2,510

23%

1,271
students

Female
58%
731

Male
42%
540

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

4,171
students

Female
42%
1,719

Male
58%
2,452

3%

101
students

Female
43%
43

Male
57%
58

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Student Break-down

14%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
60%
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

Transfer Admissions

50%

Transfer applicants accepted

41%

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 Recommended 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

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 housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 72
Countries most often represented China
Columbia
India
Venezuela
The Dominican Republic
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 Administration
781 891-2244
ugadmission@bentley.edu

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