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COLLEGE PROFILE

Bennington College

Bennington, VT

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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 GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is recommended
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English 4
Mathematics 4
Science 3
Foreign Language 2
Social Studies 4
History 4
Academic Electives  
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT  
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT  
SAT Subject Tests Only 
ACT Writing Test PolicyAccepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: Used for placement
ACT: No policy as of now

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
AddressOne College Drive
City, State, ZipBennington, VT  05201
Phone(802) 440-4312
Fax(802) 447-4269
E-mailadmissions@bennington.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 3
Application Fee$60
Application Fee WaiverAvailable
Regular Admission NotificationApril 1
Accept Offer of AdmissionBy May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List UsedYes
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedYes
Early Decision DeadlineNovember 15, January 3
Early Decision NotificationDecember 20, February 1
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Action DeadlineDecember 1
Early Action NotificationFebruary 1
Application Form
Common ApplicationAccepted
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
OtherGraded analytic paper required for freshmen
Financial NeedFinancial need is a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate63% of 1,236 applicants were admitted
   Women66% of 840 applicants were admitted
   Men56% of 396 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled204 (26%) of 779 admitted students enrolled
   Women127 (23%) of 556 admitted students enrolled
   Men77 (35%) of 223 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate42% of 50 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate67% of 358 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List 175
Students Accepting Wait List Position 152
Students Admitted From Wait List 27
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA3.5
3.75 and Above33%
3.50 - 3.7428%
3.25 - 3.4916%
3.00 - 3.2412%
2.50 - 2.9910%
2.00 - 2.491%
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math614 average
560-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
13%
Score of 600 - 700
48%
Score of 500 - 600
38%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading674 average
620-720 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
41%
Score of 600 - 700
46%
Score of 500 - 600
13%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Writing653 average
610-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
27%
Score of 600 - 700
51%
Score of 500 - 600
21%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite28 average
26-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
36%
Score of 24 - 29
59%
Score of 18 - 23
5%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 35%
Top quarter: 67%
Top half: 93%
Bottom half: 7%
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2018 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.60 3.86 633 639 646 27
Low 3.06 3.16 450 490 430 23
High 4.00 4.85 700 760 790 30
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