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Bennington, founded in 1932, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 550-acre campus is located on a former farm in the Green Mountains and includes original farm buildings converted to classrooms and studios.

Website: www.bennington.edu/

Private
Co-ed
733
Undergraduate
Students
(64.9%) 476 Women
(35.1%) 257 Men
97
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
61% of 1,344 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.49
SAT Math
645 average
590-700 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
700 average
660-740 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
31 average
29-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$79,974
Tuition and Fees
$58,124
Room and Board
$16,840
Average Percent of Need Met
86%
Average Freshman Award
$47,458
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$29,443
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
58
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 34% of classes
10-19 students: 56% of classes
20-29 students: 8% of classes
30-39 students: 0% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Bennington Population
15,737
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Albany, NY
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
98% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
4.4% Black/African-American
12.7% Hispanic/Latino
4.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.6% White
4.9% Unknown
International Students
19.2% from 60 countries
First-Year Students Returning
83.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
65.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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