Bennington College: Review & Facts

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Bennington College is a very small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 805 students enrolled. This institution was established in 1932 and is one of the 2 schools and colleges located in Bennington, Vermont.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
98
Fair
Bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, and master's degree are available at Bennington College.

Bennington College implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 98 majors. The most popular concentrations are English and Literature, Theater and Drama, Dance and Ballet, Foreign Languages, and Music. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other schools.


Student Retention
82%
Good
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Bennington College is high at 82% (well above Vermont average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
10 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Bennington College is average - 68%. Roughly 27% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Bennington College is good, 10:1. Read more about instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$48,300
High
Average tuition pricing is extremely high, about $47,600 per year. The additional fees at Bennington College (not included in tuition costs) are nearly $700; which totals $48,300 annually.

Read the details about Bennington College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
63%
According to recent data, 1,099 applications were submitted and 693 were accepted; so it is not very hard to enroll at this school.

Bennington College might accept dual credits and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) earned prior to admission.

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The undergraduate application fee at Bennington College is $60.00. The graduate application fee is $70.00.

To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about studying at Bennington College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (802) 442-5401 or check Bennington College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$7,700
High
Bennington College offers study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Bennington College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses.

Safety
Grade
F
Unsafe
Bennington College provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 700 students, which offers a reasonable on-campus housing option. The room price is a bit high -- around $7,700 a year.

Based on the college crime information, Bennington College seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Bennington College Location and Maps



Post Address: Bennington College, One College Drive, Bennington, Vermont 05201-6003, USA
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