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Bennington College
Bennington, VT
FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Entrance Difficulty
Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School Graduation High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program College preparatory program is recommended
High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English    
Mathematics    
Science    
Foreign Language    
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    
 
Examinations
Exam   Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted January 3
SAT Only Considered if submitted January 3
ACT Only Considered if submitted January 3
SAT and SAT
Subject Tests,
or ACT
Considered if submitted January 3
SAT Subject
Tests Only
Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT
Essay
SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used
APPLYING FOR ADMISSION
Admissions Office
Address One College Drive
City, State, Zip Bennington, VT  05201
Phone (802) 440-4312
Fax (802) 447-4269
E-mail admissions@bennington.edu
Early Admission
Early Decision Offered Yes
Early Decision Deadline November 15, January 15
Early Decision Notification December 20, February 1
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Action Deadline December 1
Early Action Notification December 1
 
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Application Fee No fee required
Application Fee Waiver Not reported
Regular Admission Notification March 30
Accept Offer of Admission By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used Yes
Defer Admission Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission Transfer applications accepted
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APPLYING FOR ADMISSION - continued
Application Form
Common Application Accepted
Universal College Application Not accepted
Electronic Application Available
 
Other Application Requirements
Interview Not required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other Graded analytic paper required for freshmen
Financial Need Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process
SELECTION OF STUDENTS
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X      
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests     X  
Class Rank     X  
Recommendations X      
Essay X      
Interview X      
Level of Applicant's Interest       X
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Volunteer Work     X  
Particular Talent/Ability X      
Character/Personal Qualities X      
First Generation to Attend College       X
State Residency       X
Geographic Residence       X
Relation with Alumnus       X
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment       X
Ethnicity       X
Work Experience     X  
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PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION
Admission Rates
Overall Admission Rate 60% of 1,236 applicants were admitted
   Women 64% of 793 applicants were admitted
   Men 53% of 443 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled 218 (29%) of 741 admitted students enrolled
   Women 136 (27%) of 504 admitted students enrolled
   Men 82 (35%) of 237 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision
Admission Rate
Not reported
Early Action
Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List 262
Students Accepting Wait List Position 255
Students Admitted From Wait List 182
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math 570-668 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 16%
  Score of 600 - 700 46%
  Score of 500 - 600 27%
  Score of 400 - 500 11%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Critical Reading 620-710 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 37%
  Score of 600 - 700 49%
  Score of 500 - 600 9%
  Score of 400 - 500 6%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Writing 583-690 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 19%
  Score of 600 - 700 50%
  Score of 500 - 600 27%
  Score of 400 - 500 4%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA Not reported
3.75 and Above Not reported
3.50 - 3.74 Not reported
3.25 - 3.49 Not reported
3.00 - 3.24 Not reported
2.50 - 2.99 Not reported
2.00 - 2.49 Not reported
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite 26-31 range of middle 50%
  Score of 30 - 36 41%
  Score of 24 - 29 41%
  Score of 18 - 23 18%
  Score of 12 - 17 0%
  Score of 6 - 11 0%
  Score of 5 or Below 0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank  
National Merit Scholar Not reported
Valedictorian Not reported
Class President Not reported
Student Gov. Officer Not reported