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Bennington, Vermont

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Chances of getting into Bennington College


Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Bennington College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionAverage
How hard is it to get into Bennington and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Bennington is 60%.  It ranks #4 in Vermont for lowest rate of acceptance. Bennington is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 829 out of 1,382 applicants were admitted.

Bennington College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.51. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Bennington application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jan 3.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by Bennington College.

Bennington SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Bennington College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Bennington College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
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Bennington ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Bennington College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Bennington College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Bennington GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

What GPA do you need to get into Bennington College?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Bennington. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Bennington College was 3.51 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in Vermont for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Bennington accepts 60% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Bennington College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 5.36% Good
3.75 to 3.99 28.57% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 22.32% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 16.07% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 17.86% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 8.93% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.9% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

61% of Bennington College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Bennington College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 39%
Top 25% of class 61%
Top 50% of class 85%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Bennington College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 872 510 1,382
Accepted 596 233 829
Acceptance Rate 68% 46% 60%
Enrolled 95 46 141
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 20% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 3, 2022
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 3, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Bennington College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bennington College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Bennington College
AP Credit No
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=230816 IPEDS survey data for Bennington College.


What is my chance of getting into Bennington College?

60% of those who apply are granted admission to Bennington. Admission competition is low and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.