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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
775
Undergraduate
Students
(64.6%) 501 Women
(35.4%) 274 Men
76
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
57% of 1,465 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
26-31 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$77,155
Tuition and Fees
$55,950
Room and Board
$16,200
Average Percent of Need Met
90%
Average Freshman Award
$48,554
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,965
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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
60
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
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.3% Asian
4.6% Black/African-American
11.9% Hispanic/Latino
5.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
70.4% White
4.9% Unknown
International Students
16.4% from 56 countries
First-Year Students Returning
78.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
56.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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