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Bennington College Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

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

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English    
Mathematics    
Science    
Foreign Language    
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted June 30
SAT Only Considered if submitted June 30
ACT Only Considered if submitted June 30
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Considered if submitted June 30
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
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
(800) 833-6845
Fax
(802) 447-4269
E-mail
admissions@bennington.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
March 23
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 15
Early Decision Notification
December 13, February 7
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
January 31

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


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

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
61% of 1,344 applicants were admitted
Women
66% of 897 applicants were admitted
Men
50% of 447 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
183 (22%) of 817 admitted students enrolled
Women
116 (20%) of 593 admitted students enrolled
Men
67 (30%) of 224 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
51% of 59 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
67% of 439 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
132
Students Accepting Wait List Position
75
Students Admitted From Wait List
26

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.49
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

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
645 average
590-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
28%
Score of 600 - 700
41%
Score of 500 - 600
28%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
700 average
660-740 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
50%
Score of 600 - 700
45%
Score of 500 - 600
5%
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
31 average
29-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
70%
Score of 24 - 29
17%
Score of 18 - 23
13%
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 29%
Top quarter: 69%
Top half: 91%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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