Tuition & Fees

$51,760

$51,760

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
65%
500-599
18%
400-499
1%
700-800
42%
600-699
47%
500-599
10%
400-499
1%
700-800
6%
600-699
48%
500-599
39%
400-499
7%
30-36
55%
24-29
39%
18-23
6%
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undergraduateRatios

60%

male

40%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Selective

43%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,998
Declined + 5,254
Total Received 9,252
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Private (nonprofit)

4,253

undergraduate students

1,207

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Finance
  2. Accounting
  3. Business Studies
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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 5,460
Established in 1917
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became 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: 62,442), 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
97%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
8 fraternities 4% of male students
 
4 sororities 7% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
65%
500-599
18%
400-499
1%
700-800
42%
600-699
47%
500-599
10%
400-499
1%
700-800
6%
600-699
48%
500-599
39%
400-499
7%
30-36
55%
24-29
39%
18-23
6%

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

43%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,998
Declined + 5,254
Total Received 9,252

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

92%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$37,680

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $50,060
Room & board $16,960
Additional fees $1,700
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $70,020
Average Financial Aid - $37,680
Total with Avg. Aid $32,340
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
November 15

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
November 15

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

Business/Farm Supplement
November 15

Other
November 15

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

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/Recreational Sports

Ballroom Dance, Rock Climbing, Skiing, Snowboarding

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Athletic Directors

Robert Defelice (men's)
Athletic Director
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
Digital Innovation
Economics/Finance
English
Finance
Health Studies
History
Human Factors in Information Design
Information Design/Corporate Communications
Information Systems Auditing/Control
International Affairs
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. Business Studies

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law

5,460

total students

42%

in-state

58%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

78%

4,253
students

Female
40%
1,719

Male
60%
2,534

22%

1,207
students

Female
56%
680

Male
44%
527

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

4,185
students

Female
41%
1,692

Male
59%
2,493

2%

68
students

Female
40%
27

Male
60%
41

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Student Break-down

14%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American 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

Transfer Admissions

52%

Transfer applicants accepted

37%

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

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
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • 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 71
Countries most often represented China
Colombia
India
Venezuela
Vietnam
The Dominican Republic
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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