Private 4 Year

Bennington College

Bennington, Vermont

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Bennington College overview
Location Bennington, Vermont
Online bennington.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Bennington College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Bennington College, established in 1932, is a private liberal arts college located in the quaint town of Bennington, Vermont. Known for its progressive academic programs and a requirement for student-driven, often interdisciplinary projects, Bennington offers a distinctive educational approach where students design and refine their own course of study. The campus boasts a pastoral setting, featuring modernist architecture that complements its rural surroundings. With a highly selective admissions process, Bennington attracts a diverse body of students seeking an intimate, rigorous academic atmosphere. The college is primarily residential, offering on-campus living options that reflect its commitment to close-knit community building. While Bennington does not emphasize intercollegiate athletics, it is recognized for its strong programs in the arts, environmental studies, and literature.

In the most recent statistical year 2,801 prospective students applied, and 1,269 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 220 enrolled in the school.  815 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 65 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $60,648 plus fees of $800.












Bennington is rated within the top 31% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards

Very High
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SAT 1260/1370
ACT 29/33
GPA 3.51

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Jan 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Bennington College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$800
Room and Board $17,720
Budget for Other Expenses$2,800
Total One Year Cost$82,968

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$31,700 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

67% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Bennington College students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 39%
Social Sciences 12%
English and Literature 11%
Foreign Languages 8%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 6%

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