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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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Bentley is a highly rated private university located in Waltham, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,140 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Bentley acceptance rate is 46%. Popular majors include Accounting, Finance, and Business Support Services. Graduating 89% of students, Bentley alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $62,200.
About Bentley University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northeast-10 Conference
Address
175 Forest St
Waltham, MA 02452
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Bentley University 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
46%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1060-1290
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$35,579/ 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
    $20,208/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,423/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,805/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,377/ year
  • $110k+
    $41,424/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.36 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.47 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,140Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Money Hungry
    44%
  • Self interested
    24%
  • apathetic
    16%
  • Driven
    8%
  • Looking for a great education and a great party
    4%
  • Stressed
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.57 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.61 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Business, ethics, and apathy
    27%
  • Prepared for the business man
    23%
  • Paratus
    15%
  • Ambitious
    8%
  • Dedicated
    8%
  • Underestimated
    8%
  • Fast-paced
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$80,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
89%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses
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Select programs and professors are excellent! Some professors are very knowledgeable and give great insight into your area of study. HOWEVER caution with contact with administration - anything contact with IT services, Health services, or other departments is a MISERABLE experience. Some workers have terrible customer service and act snotty back to you when you ask a question. Their website provides incorrect information all the time, with broken links all over the place. It is completely unorganized. If you can stomach the bad service - and only care about the academics this college is a great! If you can find a school that offers you the same academic experience with a better, streamlined and organized admin and website then stay away from Bentley! Bentley is a major headache when it comes to getting clear answers to tuition, registration, services, etc.
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I think Bentley has incredible resources and has a great Career Services staff. They are committed to helping students find opportunities for internships/full-time offers after graduation and ensure students are prepared for interviews. Academically, professors care a lot and are always willing to help!
Bentley University does a great job of preparing the students for their careers in business. This University offers rigorous academic courses that challenge the students to think creatively and work in groups to collaborate on ideas and expand each other's knowledge. Additionally, the professors are very knowledgable and are able to offer students with applicable advice for their future careers in business. Overall, Bentley University is a great business school and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is considering a career in business.