B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Bennington College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
One College Drive
Bennington, VT 05201

Bennington College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
60%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$37,087/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,697/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,525/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,196/ year
  • $76-110k
    $34,645/ year
  • $110k+
    $43,407/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.10 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.10 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.10 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
680Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Eccentric
    63%
  • Driven
    38%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
92%
of students say they don't have Greek life.13 responses
Poll
90%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.20 responses
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
57%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.7 responses
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Because Bennington is such a small liberal arts school in Vermont, the residential life is very secluded and tight-knit. All the housing is within one central community which then allows for us as students to become closer with one another. Additionally, our housing is very unique! We have "colonial houses" that consists of about 36-40 people per house with 2 house chairs. Each house has it's own personality as well as family-like relationship. Also, everyone lives on campus with freshman and sophomores living in doubles or triples and juniors and seniors living in singles (unless a person requests a medical single due to disability).
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No school would be 5 stars for me. I love this school even though sometimes it infuriates me. If you love the city and hate rural places; don't come here. The colonials are the best, so try for those. If you at all want to study business or something very specific, check the curriculum online before you come here before you decide for sure. Even though this school is small, we have crazy opportunities, so don't rule it out.
Bennington College is a magical place, the classes are some the best in the world. You get to work with living and working professional artists, scientists, writers, etc. However, the niche of the community is small, it attracts one type of cigarette-smoking, self-impressed, ragged-clothing-wearing, "artists." There is no sense of student life, no school spirit or community.