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grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade unavailable
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade C minus
  9. Dorms
    grade A
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B

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Bennington is an above-average private college located in North Bennington, Vermont. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 686 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Bennington acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Visual and Performing Arts, Drama and Theatre Production, and Literature. Graduating 76% of students, Bennington alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,100.

About

One College Drive
Bennington, VT 05201
Athletic Division
No data available  
Athletic Conference
No data available  

Bennington College Rankings

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Bennington Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$38,386 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$34,712 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 12 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 12 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • All
    0%
  • None
    100%
  • Some
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
686 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
43
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
No data available  
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
  • Eccentric
    60%
  • Driven
    40%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 15 responses
Poll
91%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 22 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
  • Quirky and talented learners
    56%
  • Passionate learners
    22%
  • Home away from home
    11%
  • Passionately well-rounded
    11%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
76%
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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