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Bentley University (formerly Bentley College), founded in 1917, is a private college of business and liberal arts. Its 163-acre campus is located in Waltham, nine miles from Boston.

Website: www.bentley.edu/

Private
Co-ed
4,253
Undergraduate
Students
(40.4%) 1,719 Women
(59.6%) 2,534 Men
1,207
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
43% of 9,252 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 7

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
640-730 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
641 average
600-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$71,320
Tuition and Fees
$51,830
Room and Board
$16,960
Average Percent of Need Met
95%
Average Freshman Award
$37,997
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$30,997
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
291
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 1% of classes
10-19 students: 20% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 38% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
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Campus Life

Waltham Population
62,227
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
78% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Falcons
Sororities
7% of women participate
Fraternities
4% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
10.1% Asian
4.4% Black/African-American
8.4% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
69.3% White
4.9% Unknown
International Students
16.2% from 76 countries
First-Year Students Returning
93.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
81.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
87%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
17.0%
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