Bennington College

Address:
One College Drive, Bennington, VT 05201-6003
Phone:
802-442-5401
Website:
http://www.bennington.edu
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About Bennington College

Bennington College is classified as a baccalaureate college with an arts and sciences focus. At least 10 percent of all undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees. This small four-year college has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 degree-seeking students. At least 80% of students are enrolled full time, and over half of these students reside on campus. This institution awards 80% of its bachelor’s degrees in the arts and sciences fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards the majority of its master’s and professional degrees in the arts and sciences fields. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up fewer than 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate664
 Graduate144
 Total808
GenderFemale67%
 Male33%
Student Age% Under 2583%
 % 25 and Over17%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time97%
 % Part-time3%
Race/Ethnicity% White85.6%
 % Black2.4%
 % Asian2.0%
 % Latino2.8%
 % Native American0.5%
 % Race Unknown1.9%
 % International student5%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesNO
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Distance Learning Available
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
ApplicantsTotal1,089
 % Admitted65%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled24%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
 Admissions ExaminationNeither required nor recommended
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT0%

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$60
 Graduate Application Fee$60
 In-State Tuition & Fees$41,350
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$41,350
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid72%
 % Undergraduates with Loans57%
 % Undergraduates with Grants64%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$800
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$11,550
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,350
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$0
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$0

Neighborhood Data for the Bennington Area

Median Age43.1
Median Household Income$37,532
Total Population8,600
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total48.6% 51.4%
 Age 0-953.6%46.4%
 Age 10-1753.8%46.2%
 Age 18-2446.0%54.0%
 Age 25-2961.4%38.6%
 Age 30-3953.3%46.7%
 40+44.5%55.5%
Race/Ethnicity% White94.9%
 % Black0.7%
 % Asian1.5%
 % Latino0.7%
 % Native American0.2%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)1.2%

Housing

On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$11,550
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$686
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50055.5%15.3%5.3%
 $500 to $74926.6%64.0%0.0%
 $750 to $99918.0%20.7%40.9%
 Over $10000.0%0.0%25.8%
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