#11 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts

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Student Population
Bentley University overview
Location Waltham, Massachusetts
Online bentley.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Bentley University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Waltham, Massachusetts, Bentley University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 9,017 prospective students applied, and 4,213 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 944 enrolled in the school.  4,879 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 581 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $50,060 plus fees of $1,770. Bentley is ranked 80 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Bentley is rated within the top 18% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 9 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Very High
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SAT 1230/1410
ACT 27/31
GPA 3.75
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 7, 2022
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $75

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Bentley University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$1,770
Room and Board $16,960
Budget for Other Expenses$1,230
Total One Year Cost$71,320

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$87,200 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
88% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Bentley University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 83%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 12%
Computer and Information Sciences 3%
Mathematics 1%
General Studies 1%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164739 IPEDS survey data for Bentley University.

Current students may use the Bentley University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.