Bennington is an above-average private college located in North Bennington, Vermont. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 724 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Bennington acceptance rate is 57%. Popular majors include Visual and Performing Arts, Literature, and Drama and Theatre Production. Graduating 74% of students, Bennington alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,100.
Bennington College Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.10 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.11 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.11 responses
Most Popular Majors
Visual and Performing Arts27 Graduates
Drama and Theatre Production14 Graduates
Music History and Literature13 Graduates
Social Science Research Methods10 Graduates
Animation, Video Graphics and Special Effects9 Graduates
Computer Science7 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.14 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.21 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.7 responses
Bennington College Reviews
transferred out after Freshman year -- too cliquey and not enough classes to get a well rounded education. Impossible to get the classes you wanted, and they only offered like 50 classes overall. Campus so cold that everyone spends time inside, and if you don't have a group of friends by the first few weeks and it gets cold, you're stuck alone inside your house. Your house is the only good part about Bennington -- its your community like a little fraternity. I miss that part and that part only.
Bennington enables students to pursue their passions, learn and practice professional skills, and create close communities both in and out of classes.
Only welcoming if you fit in - which is VERY difficult based on what "fitting in" is here. People dress like a combination between your grandfather and a wealthy socialite. If you don't look like them good luck. It is really difficult to make friends once the first ten minutes of orientation are over. The food is awful... only okay when parents are visiting. The campus is beautiful but there is nothing going on unless you enjoy going to lectures. The town is boring unless you really enjoy going to Walmart because that is all that is here to do. Parties are people running drunk off their asses, couples making out on the dance floor, and people outside chain smoking cigarettes. If you don't smoke don't bother coming here. If you don't speak enough in class you fail which is tough because the environment in most classes is too overwhelming to get a word in. You either love it here or you hate it there IS NO IN BETWEEN.