A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
Bentley University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northeast 10 Conference
Address
175 Forest St
Waltham, MA 02452

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
42%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1140-1330
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$33,133/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,342/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,837/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,302/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,009/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,977/ year

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
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.38 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,137Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Money Hungry
    69%
  • Self interested
    19%
  • Driven
    6%
  • Looking for a great education and a great party
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.48 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Business, ethics, and apathy
    27%
  • Prepared for the business man
    23%
  • Paratus
    18%
  • Ambitious
    9%
  • Dedicated
    9%
  • Underestimated
    9%
  • It's the Climb!
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$74,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
89%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
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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Bentley University is the best college! Not only do the professors prepare you for the working world, they are also great connections to have. Most of them have made great names for themselves in the business world and are more than willing to guide you in the direction you choose. Being on the track & field team is also a great experience because everyone is dedicated and helps each other with everyday activities to personal issues.
Bentley University is slowly becoming a more popular school for students, and for good reason! I am currently finishing up my first year at Bentley and couldn't be more pleased with how my experience went. At first, Bentley wasn't even a possibility for me, in fact, at the bottom of my list! Then, when I finally decided to take a tour, everything changed. Even just a few hours on the campus made me feel so at home (cheesy but true). Everyone at Bentley is dedicated, ambitious, and hard working individuals all with the dream of becoming a successful business men/women. It is great to be with a group of like minded individuals because it makes your education all the more exciting knowing exactly where you want to be in four years. Bentley also offers liberal studies majors which allow you to explore much more than just your business education and you can take classes in other topics that interest you. This school is also top notch with professors who have had years of experience with well known and reputable companies along with state of the art technology that most schools don't have. Although Bentley is a small school, the social scene is still amazing! There's so many different clubs and orgs to be a part of, you'll never get bored! Granted the party scene isn't what you'd expect at a large state school, but there is always something to do on the weekends! Along with that, with such close proximity to Boston, you can't go wrong! Bentley University is the perfect school for a driven student who wants to learn in a competitive environment along with receive a well-rounded and experiential education.