The acceptance rate at Bentley is 58%. It ranks #25 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Bentley is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 4,798 out of 8,298 applicants were admitted.
The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 22 percent (SAT 1180/1360 ACT 26/31). Bentley University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.75. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The Bentley application fee is $75 and applications are due by Jan 7.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Bentley University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||580|
|SAT Math 25th||600|
|SAT Composite 25th||1180|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||660|
|SAT Math 75th||700|
|SAT Composite 75th||1360|
|Average SAT Score||1270
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Bentley University?
Bentley University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 27 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 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 1090. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. Bentley ranks #16 in Massachusetts and #141 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 83 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||25|
|ACT Math 25th||26|
|ACT Composite 25th||26|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||32|
|ACT Math 75th||30|
|ACT Composite 75th||31|
|Average ACT Score||28
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Bentley?
Admission data indicates that Bentley regularly accepts students with ACT's of 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 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 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #17 in Massachusetts and #145 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 26 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Bentley University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
What GPA do you need to get into Bentley University?
Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Bentley. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Bentley University was 3.75 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #18 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Bentley accepts 58% of students who apply.
*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.75 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.
75% of Bentley University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||42%|
|Top 25% of class||75%|
|Top 50% of class||95%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||19%||20%||20%|
Applicants have 141 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jan 7, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Bentley University is $75.
What are the requirements for admission to Bentley University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
83% of students submit their SAT scores to Bentley. 26% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
58% of those who apply are granted admission to Bentley. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1180 and 1360. 83% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 26 and 31. 26% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.