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Bentley University
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  • 4 Year
  • WALTHAM, MA

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Report Card

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

About

Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northeast-10 Conference
From Bentley University

The modern business world is about more than just the bottom line. Businesses today are creating sustainable energy, developing life-saving drugs and inventing new technologies that change the way we live. At Bentley, you’ll see how looking after people and our planet matters just as much as making a profit. Along the way, you’ll become a force for doing the right thing and making the world a better place.

Our students come from various locations, backgrounds, and cultures — elements that we know create a rich educational environment that will prepare you for success in college and beyond. The benefits of a Bentley education continue long after graduation. Top employers know that Bentley provides you with the skills needed to succeed in their organizations and in all areas of life. It's no surprise that large numbers of Bentley students have jobs lined up more than six months before they graduate.

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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

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
58%
SAT Range
1180-1360
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$42,759 / 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
$28,907 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 36 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 56 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 56 responses

Majors

Health Studies

You’ll learn the basics of human health and disease and how institutions traditionally deliver care. The program culminates in an internship or research project, so you gain valuable experience and professional contacts during your senior year. Depending on your interests, you can specialize your Health Studies degree in biotechnology, environmental health, health policy or health psychology.

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
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    100%
  • On Campus
    0%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,907 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
89
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
  • Money Hungry
    41%
  • Self interested
    18%
  • apathetic
    15%
  • Driven
    15%
  • Looking for a great education and a great party
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 66 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 70 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
  • Business, ethics, and apathy
    29%
  • Prepared for the business man
    24%
  • Paratus
    12%
  • Ambitious
    9%
  • Dedicated
    9%
  • Underestimated
    6%
  • Doesnt care about hardworking students
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$86,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
90%
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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