Bentley Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Bentley University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into Bentley? The school has a 46% acceptance rate. Last year, 3,836 out of 8,281 applicants were admitted making Bentley a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 29 percent. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Bentley University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for Bentley University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 700
SAT Composite 75th 1350
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Bentley University?

Bentley University typically requires applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1020. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 79 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Bentley University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >59%
1240 to 1350 Avg + 46%-59%
1130 to 1240 Avg - 33%-46%
1020 to 1130 Reach 23%-33%
Less than 1020 Low <23%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Bentley University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Bentley University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 30
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Bentley?

Admission data indicates that Bentley regularly accepts students with ACT's of 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bentley University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Bentley University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >62%
27 to 30 Avg + 46%-62%
25 to 27 Avg - 36%-46%
23 to 25 Reach 27%-36%
Less than 23 Low <27%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Bentley University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

Bentley University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,196 5,085 8,281
Accepted 1,617 2,219 3,836
Acceptance Rate 51% 44% 46%
Enrolled 438 613 1,051
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 28% 27%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 7, 2019
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 23 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Jan 7, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bentley University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Bentley University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Bentley University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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