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Bentley University
Waltham, MA
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 required
High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 3 4
Social Studies 3 4
History    
Academic Electives    
 
Examinations
Exam   Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 15
SAT Only Considered if submitted January 15
ACT Only Considered if submitted January 15
SAT and SAT
Subject Tests,
or ACT
Considered if submitted January 15
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: Used for admission
ACT: Not used
APPLYING FOR ADMISSION
Admissions Office
Address 175 Forest Street
City, State, Zip Waltham, MA  02452-4705
Phone (781) 891-2244
Fax (781) 891-3414
E-mail ugadmission@bentley.edu
Early Admission
Early Decision Offered Yes
Early Decision Deadline November 15
Early Decision Notification December 22
Early Action Offered No
Early Action Deadline  
Early Action Notification  
 
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission Deadline January 7
Application Fee $75
Application Fee Waiver Available
Regular Admission Notification March 31
Accept Offer of Admission 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  
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 46% of 8,281 applicants were admitted
   Women 51% of 3,196 applicants were admitted
   Men 44% of 5,085 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled 1,125 (29%) of 3,836 admitted students enrolled
   Women 465 (29%) of 1,617 admitted students enrolled
   Men 660 (30%) of 2,219 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision
Admission Rate
71% of 312 applicants were admitted
Early Action
Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List 1,877
Students Accepting Wait List Position 710
Students Admitted From Wait List 0
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math 650 average
600-690 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 24%
  Score of 600 - 700 54%
  Score of 500 - 600 20%
  Score of 400 - 500 3%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Critical Reading 590 average
550-630 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 6%
  Score of 600 - 700 41%
  Score of 500 - 600 44%
  Score of 400 - 500 9%
  Score of 300 - 400 0%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Writing 600 average
560-650 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 6%
  Score of 600 - 700 48%
  Score of 500 - 600 39%
  Score of 400 - 500 7%
  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 28 average
26-30 range of middle 50%
  Score of 30 - 36 30%
  Score of 24 - 29 64%
  Score of 18 - 23 6%
  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 Top tenth: 38%
Top quarter: 72%
Top half: 93%
Bottom half: 7%
National Merit Scholar Not reported
Valedictorian Not reported
Class President Not reported
Student Gov. Officer Not reported