Bentley University

Waltham, MA

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
4,272
Undergraduate
Students
(41.2%) 1,762 Women
(58.8%) 2,510 Men
1,271
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
44% of 8,867 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
660 average
620-710 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
630 average
590-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$68,710
Tuition and Fees
$49,880
Room and Board
$16,320
Average Percent of Need Met
93%
Average Freshman Award
$35,924
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,889
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
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
19% of women participate
Fraternities
16% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.5% Asian
4.0% Black/African-American
8.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.3% White
4.2% Unknown
International Students
13.5% from 75 countries
First-Year Students Returning
92.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
87.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
87%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
17.0%
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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 Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 3 4
Social Studies 3 4
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 15
SAT Only Considered if submitted February 15
ACT Only Considered if submitted February 15
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Considered if submitted February 15
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
175 Forest Street
City, State, Zip
Waltham, MA 02452-4705
Phone
(781) 891-2244
Fax
(781) 891-3414
E-mail
ugadmission@bentley.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 7
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 31
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
Early Decision Notification
December 20
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

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
 
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
44% of 8,867 applicants were admitted
Women
48% of 3,303 applicants were admitted
Men
42% of 5,564 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,119 (29%) of 3,915 admitted students enrolled
Women
432 (27%) of 1,590 admitted students enrolled
Men
687 (30%) of 2,325 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
66% of 313 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
2,082
Students Accepting Wait List Position
693
Students Admitted From Wait List
0

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
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
660 average
620-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
32%
Score of 600 - 700
53%
Score of 500 - 600
14%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
630 average
590-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
12%
Score of 600 - 700
62%
Score of 500 - 600
25%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
29 average
27-31 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
37%
Score of 24 - 29
60%
Score of 18 - 23
3%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 34%
Top quarter: 74%
Top half: 94%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$68,710
Tuition and Fees
$49,880
Room and Board
$16,320
Books and Supplies
$1,290
Other Expenses
$1,220
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@bentley.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
January 7
Award Notification
On or about March 31
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002124
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Business/Farm Supplement  
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
739 (71.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
517 (70.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
517 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
210 (40.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
93%
Average Award
$35,924
Need-Based Gift
Received by 514 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $31,621
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 474 (91.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,891
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 105 (20.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
220 (21.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,050

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,396 (58.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,764 (73.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,764 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
689 (39.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
93%
Average Award
$36,161
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,740 (98.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $31,187
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,676 (95.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,680
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 254 (14.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
905 (22.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,746

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
54%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$31,889
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
1,689
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
61
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
International Students, Members of Minorities
Number of Awards
93
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,817
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Accounting and Related Services, Other
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Corporate Communications
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Finance, General
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Computer and information sciences, Mathematics and statistics
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
291
Part-Time Faculty
159
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
52%
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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
498,204
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
4620
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science in Taxation, Master of Science in Financial Planning, Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • Finance and Banking
  • Information Science
  • Marketing
  • Taxation

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General

Location and Setting


Waltham Population
62,227
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Campus Size
163 acres

Weather

Temperature
21.6 average low in January, 76.3 average high in September
Rain
127 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Waltham

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
78% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
22%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
security cameras, Community Policing Team, self-defense classes, CPR and first-aid training, anonymous crime reporting, fire drills

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Falcons
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf     x  
Ice Hockey     x x
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf    
Ice Hockey    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x x
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, south asian student association, campus activities board, delta sigma pi, bentley investment group, national association of black accountants
Sororities
19% of women participate
Fraternities
16% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
4,272
Women
1,762 (41.2%)
Men
2,510 (58.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
4,171
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.5% Asian
4.0% Black/African-American
8.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.3% White
4.2% Unknown
International Students.
13.5% from 75 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
1,271

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
92.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
87.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
90.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
91.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
87%
Average Starting Salary
87%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
17.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 12%
Law 1%
Other 4%

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